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The Inspiration Behind Our Hymn Piece: It Is Well

In the Spring we decided to start launching a hymn piece a season and this Summer we’re launching the It Is Well Necklace. We loved that it matched so well with this season with the ideas of rivers, seas and being on vacation.

The verse card it comes paired with is some of the lyrics from the hymn by Haratio Stafford. If you don’t know the background of his story it is a hard one yet so beautiful.

He had a traumatic life. He lost his 2 year old son and then lost all of his money in the great Chicago fire, completely wiping him financially. And then, he sent his family to Europe ahead of him and the boat sank. All four of his daughters died!

He received the telegram from his wife while sailing to Europe to meet them and while on the ocean passing where the boat sank, the lyrics to this hymn came to mind.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul

I love the daintiness of a long swooping necklace made in rose gold. My thoughts were that the rose gold chain and the movement of the swooping necklace reminded me of walking at sunset and just paired nicely with the imagery of a peaceful river.

It also had dark bead details to represent the dark clouds just as the hymn states “When sorrows like sea billows roll”. They serve as a reminder that no matter what, we can rest in God’s arms.

Also the way the the beads and necklace rests, I almost picture a hammock or hands holding and carrying us. Let’s trust God enough that we feel completely safe and secure in His arms and care.

The It Is Well Necklace slips easily over your head and looks great when worn with a simple tee or a fancy dress.

My prayer is that as you feel it move you hum the hymn and praise the Lord!