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Embrace your mistakes

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mistakes are inevitable. As soon as we can walk, we learn to trip; as soon as we run we learn to fall and  throughout our lives it’s impossible to avoid doing things wrong, despite our best intentions, whether they’re small or big, mistakes are part of life, we cant avoid them. What we can do, however, is stop ourselves from dwelling on them.

It might seem easier to completely give up and hide when you keep making the wrong choices and life starts to feel like a series of unfortunate events. We’ve all had the thought that by stopping all together we won’t get things wrong. But there’s another option, and it’s much easier than you’d think: turn your mistakes into advantages.

Here at Synergy Jewellery, this couldn’t be more true. When designing our new collection back on 2015 Clover was at a loss. Every idea she had ended up being discarded, leaving scribbles and doodles scrawled across her notebooks. Nothing felt quite right. Feeling stressed and hopeless, she was looking through a book for inspiration, when something caught her eye.

A small flower in her coloring book was strikingly similar to one of her doodles. After digging back through her piles of failed attempts, she found it, along with a vision for her newest design. Drawing it again, with a few tweaks, it all came together with perfect clarity. A few drafts later, she had the Synergy Zen Flower Bangle.

Little did she know that one of her mistakes would grow into one of Synergy’s bestsellers. It was the first item to sell through that season, introducing a whole new variety of people to the brand, and inspired many with it’s peaceful, mindful qualities, and it had been buried under failed attempts all along!

So, next time you make a mistake, don’t panic. Instead, embrace it. After all, you never know what could happen because of it.

Maybe there is no such thing as a mistake? How have you turned negative situations into a positive one?

 

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A Glass Half Full

Glass half full

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If someone puts you down or criticises you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”

Leah LaBelle

We’ve all been asked the question: when a glass is filled halfway with water, is it half full, or half empty? What people forget to mention, is how to make the glass seem half full all the time, even when we’re feeling painfully pessimistic.

There are times when life decides to throw problems in our faces, and it can be almost impossible to try and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you’re having a bad day, bad week, bad month, or even a bad year, it’s important to learn how to train your mind to focus on the positives. Despite how dire a situation may seem, it’s inevitable that there is always something good nearby.

You never know when an opportunity may present itself, or when something amazing is lurking round the corner; that’s what you need to keep in mind when times are hard. After all, bigger and better things are born from the remnants of our troubles.

Here at Synergy Jewellery, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. Our founder, Clover Norton, was inspired to set up her own business after going through a tough time. Whilst it would’ve been easy to bask in self-pity and sit around waiting for things to get better, she turned misfortune into a message.

In order to keep that glass half full, Clover knew she had to make a change. So, she posted special words around her house, little words with wonderful meanings, so that whenever she passed them, she could stop to read them and remember the beautiful things that life has to offer. By doing this, she kept her spirits high and word by word, began to train herself into always seeing the bright side of a situation.

Of course, Clover knew she needed to help others through their own struggles. But how? With a knack for business and experience in the fashion industry, there was only one real option: Jewellery. This was when the words and meanings plastered around her house came into mind and she spotted an opportunity. She knew that by designing jewellery with special words engraved on them, she could one by one empower and inspire women across the country.

Synergy Jewellery offers a range of necklaces, bracelets and rings with individual meanings behind each piece. By wearing a piece of our jewellery, you carry around a word that you can look at throughout the day, whenever you need a boost of positivity or a new perspective. So no matter what life throws at you, your glass will always be half full.

Which piece of Synergy Jewellery will you be wearing?

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Sisterhood of the travelling bracelets

Marilyn Monroe

Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends.

Marilyn Monroe

We all love our friends. For better or for worse, they’re the people we can count on to share laughs, problems, experiences and memories.  You can find a friend in anyone, from your sister, to a college, to a complete stranger. Some friends we meet as children, we learn and grow alongside them; others we connect with immediately, and they brighten our lives with their sense of humour and kindness. The one thing they have in common, is they all bring joy, happiness and love into our world.

In the craziness of our lives, it’s easy to lose track of what’s important. When times get hard, we learn who our true friends are. The ones we rely on, the ones we go to for help. No matter how crazy their advice gets, or the trouble they get into themselves, you know that they care. Our friends bring us courage to face our problems, and for that we feel nothing but gratitude.

Why not show your friends how much they mean to you? Friendship bracelets have been a fashionable, yet meaningful way of showing appreciation for your best friends since childhood. Synergy believes in the importance of friendship,  so we’ve taken this idea and intergrated it into adulthood. Everyone’s been loving this concept, spreading the love to friends across the globe!

By wearing a friendship bracelet, you’re showing the rest of the world how much your friends mean to you. It’s important to remember to show our friends how special they are: giving them their own friendship bracelet acts as a constant reminder of your love and affection.

Our Sister Bracelet collection features gold, silver, and rose gold jewellery, each with a special affirmation engraved to make it a personal gift.

Our Gold Bracelet is engraved ‘Belief’. This is the perfect gift for the friend who teaches you to chase your dreams, and to never give up, even in the hardest of times.

Our Silver Bracelet is engraved ‘Love’. This is a wonderful gift for the friend who’s seen you at your worst, and picked you up from your lowest. They’re the friend who always has a kind word to say, and makes you feel as important as you are.

Our Rose Gold Bracelet is engraved ‘Happiness’. This is a beautiful gift for the friend who’s always up for a laugh, the one who knows how to appreciate the positive things in life. This person makes you feel happy in everything you do.

Go and show your friends how much they mean to you!

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The meaning behind our five messages

Mother talking to her daughter

Love

This piece of jewellery has come into your life because you are Loved. Carry Love with you every day, let it be a gentle reminder of the Love you radiate and how much you are cherished. You are a unique & very special person.

Belief

This piece of jewellery has found its way to you to help you realise your dreams. By wearing Belief, you will be reminded to have faith in life. Believe in yourself and know that you are capable of amazing things and that you can reach your goals. Believe in miracles – they do happen… Trust that you are exactly where you need to be at this precise moment in life for your spirit to grow.

Courage

This piece of jewellery has come into your life to help you along the way. Have courage in your daily life and you will have the strength and confidence to confront everything that the day might bring. Courage is needed to achieve, to make changes, to take risks, and to live life to the full. With courage, you are fearless, focused and determined. Your Synergy jewellery will be a reminder that you are an amazing person who can take on any challenge with dignity and integrity.

Gratitude

This piece of jewellery has found its way to you because you are special. Wear Gratitude to remind you to thank the universe for all that is good in your life. Gratitude is a humbling and powerful quality. It is a state of mind that blesses everything and everyone around you. There is so much in your life to be thankful for; family, friends, opportunities and experiences.

Happiness

This piece of jewellery has come into your life because you deserve it. A happy soul is a rich and peaceful soul. Wear Happiness and understand that you hold the key to your own happiness. Do the things that make you happy. Choose to be positive, to always learn, to love and to forgive. Radiate happiness; generate positive feelings and emotions around you. Share your positivity and reach out to others.

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Let’s Celebrate Words this Christmas

Belief, courage, love, happiness, gratitude

Let’s Celebrate Words this Christmas

Our ability to communicate with words, set us apart from all other life forms on Earth. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?

Words can be the beginning of something and they can be the end of something. Words can mark a place in time and provoke feelings that can be etched in our memories forever.

Words form a large part of every event in our lives: With words, we love, we lust and we laugh. With words we teach others and pass down our wisdom. With words we show our anger, resolve conflict and clarify confusion.

Words in essence, may only be a sequence of letters, but they can be a powerful reminder of what is important to us. By saying or writing them down they can help us visualize and focus on that thought, object or emotion. Remember to use your words discerningly and think before you act. What you say can become part of your being and trigger the way you feel.

The words inscribed on your Synergy Jewellery have been carefully chosen and are a reminder of the qualities that help us stay content, peaceful and happy. Your Synergy Necklace can help you stay focused on being a more positive, loving and happy person, you will be rewarded. Every gesture of kindness radiates light, fights darkness and brings goodness into our lives.

What memories will you create with this Christmas? Make someone happy this Christmas with a Synergy Necklace, Its the gift that keeps on giving!

If you agree with our post or have a Synergy Necklace and would like to share your story please leave a comment below.

Much Love,

Clover

 

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Why these words

I would place these five words throughout five different points of my home and by the time I was ready to leave the house, I would feel better.

Love by my bedside table to remind me of the Love I already had, my son.

Belief on the bathroom mirror, Belief in a better future.

Courage on the fridge – be brave, come on you can do this!

Gratitude in the living room – at least I have a roof over my head and shoes on my feet

and

Happiness, on the inside of the front door – smile big, fake it until you make it – as I walked out of the door…!

Visualising these five words helped me take little steps to grow in confidence and get stronger every day.

I hope that by designing this necklace and sharing this story I can help other women. Everyone can use these tools.

These five humble words are engraved for you in sterling silver. Wear them on your Synergy Necklace and may they be a visual reminder to help you feel good and positive, every day.

Below is a poem I wrote during this time.

Cross Roads

In the beginning, what could I see?
I saw the light, drift away with might.
Was that the feeling of inner peace?
First given to us, but seems to cease.

If I was to look into myself and see
The sweet tunes of my melody
I’d look for answers of my soul
To understand my flight for whole

The arrows are pointing to a place of light
To fulfill my emptiness of what’s right
This pain is an illusion, but felt so deep
Where is the remedy of being able to sleep?

I’m tired of trying, but haven’t tried enough
Who holds the key to building me up!
The key is hidden deep down inside
If I reach to find it, I’ll be on my ride
A ride to freedom, to the unknown
I stand up, and I’m ready to Go!

Can you relate to this story? Have you every had to pick yourself up, dust your self down and start again? What or who helped you?

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These words of empowerment gave me the ability and strength to grow and achieve a great deal in my life

Clover Norton

Clover – MY STORY

Love, Belief, Courage, Gratitude, Happiness

At the age of 26 my life was a mess and I didn’t know where to turn. I was alone, a single mother in London, I had no money and I couldn’t find work. I had no family around to support me and, as hard as I tried to get a job, the recession had hit hard and I had no qualifications. Everyday I would wake up and hope that I was in a dream, that it wasn’t true that I couldn’t pay my bills, that I would have to go without food today because it could make the weekly shop go further.

I didn’t want to get out of bed; I didn’t want to do anything.

 But right when I was at my lowest ebb, it hit me – nobody was going to come and save me. I was going to have to save myself. I made the decision to take control and change my life.

That’s when The Words came to rescue me. I wrote words of empowerment and left them around the house to encourage myself. I wrote them on notepads, kept them in my purse, placed them on the mirror, or even wrote them on my hand. They were all positive reminders that I shouldn’t give up when things got tough. When I felt scared or sad they helped me to keep on fighting and remember that it was my conscious choice to change my life for the better.

I really believe that it was these words of empowerment gave me the ability and the strength to grow and achieve a great deal in my life.

So, with these words ringing through my head, I applied for a part time role at a small boutique on the local high street. I didn’t know much about retail back then, but my first day on the shop floor I found that I had a natural spark with customers. It turned out I was a great sales person! I worked hard and I got noticed and eventually became Area Manager of ten stores.

My life had taken a turn. Fast forward 8 years I am married to the love of my life and have a beautiful new baby daughter, a sister for my clever, handsome son. And so I wanted to pass the power of these words on to all the women, to the Sisters. I took up my pen and drew and sketched and refined, and created the Synergy Necklace of which I am so very proud.

Back in the stores my absolute favourite thing to sell was jewellery. I used to look into the jewellery cabinets and try to guess who all those pieces would eventually belong to. I loved thinking that every piece of jewellery already had an owner and was just waiting to be picked up.

I still believe this now.  I am so excited to launch the Synergy Necklace. This beautiful piece of jewellery that someday will belong to someone special.. and maybe that person is YOU!

Much love

Clover x