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Jewelry Stories: Kaitlin Wong
Real stories and real people - those in the Stacey Fay community share what vintage and handmade means to them, what gets them passionate and inspired each day, and a favorite vintage piece from their jewelry box. Name: ¬†Kaitlin Wong Location: ¬†Williamstown, New Jersey Occupation: By day I'm a high school Spanish teacher. ¬†In the evenings I teach group fitness classes at my local college/alma mater. My dream:¬† In many ways, I live my dream on a daily basis. ¬†I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher because I get to positively influence future generations. ¬†It is a very exhausting & demanding job, but I love the relationships that I'm able to build with my students. ¬†Nothing makes me happier than when former students come back to visit me & fill me in on their lives & what they're up to. ¬†Now as for my selfish pipe dream? ¬†I LOVE traveling, & one day I hope to travel the world as much as possible & appreciate all of the different cultures that we have. What's on repeat on iTunes for you? ¬† I have very eclectic music tastes. ¬†Andy Grammer is currently one of my favorite artists with songs like "Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)" & "Fresh Eyes". Favorite quote: "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ¬†-- by Henry Adams What does vintage or handmade mean to you? Vintage means that something comes with its own unique story or history. ¬†I'd like to think that vintage pieces have their own character, & that they retain a little bit of their previous owners. ¬†They make you question where they came from, & the purposes they served before they came to you. ¬†In regards to handmade, it's such a unique concept in our mass-production world. ¬†To me, handmade indicates something that's been created with a great deal of heart. ¬†A lot of time & effort goes into making something by hand, & it's usually evident in the finished product. What vintage piece from your jewelry box is most meaningful for you & why? My favorite vintage piece is a gold ring that my grandmother gave me when I was younger. ¬†I started wearing it daily, & after she passed away a few years ago it helps to serve as a reminder that she's always with me.
What Stacey Fay piece are you coveting? ¬†
Oh boy, that's a toughy because there are just so many! ¬†I'm partial to rings, & I love the dainty look of the Vintage¬†1940's 14K white gold diamond wedding band Want to be featured in a future Jewelry Story? Write us: firstname.lastname@example.org