Our family brand, “diamond 57” was created from the inspiration of my husband. After a tragic accident he could no longer wear his cowboy boots. We had shown horses for years, and had many wonderful adventures. I wanted to preserve those memories and created a purse from his boots so every time I touched my purse, I could touch a part of our happy times. Since his birth in 1957, he never let tragedy get in the way of his “we can beat this” attitude. The diamond shape was designed to represent taking something rough, worn out and tired, and giving it the opportunity to become something beautiful, useful and once again treasured, just like a diamond in the rough. I started making more purses and selling them at festivals and in western stores. Taylor Swift purchased one of my bags in Portland, Oregon. The store owner called and asked if I wanted to meet her. I met Taylor and her mother over the next 3 years at concerts, the mall or wherever she was visiting as she also mentored my friends’ daughter. From there Diamond 57 hit the spot light on TV and in publications like Country Woman, Cowboys and Indians, True west and Cowgirl magazines. We have created custom purses for or with celebrities such as Gert Boyles, Reba MacIntyre, Martina McBride and Marie Osmond, most benefitting Girls, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. What have I learned from this experience? Life is an adventure! I had life all planned out in 2000. All was going well. Then, because of an unfortunate accident with my husband, the Lord pointed me in a different direction. The key to life is getting the message. I go where He leads me. My attitude determines my degree of happiness and joy. I know the Lord knows what He’s doing. I must have said that a million times in the last 16 years. And I’m happy He has lead be on this, my great adventure!
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