Hi! I’m Gena. I’m 29 years old and I live in New Jersey with my husband aka Redefined Jewelry’s Head Shipping Director LOL. I'm the queen hermit of all hermits and spend most of my time at home or in the studio (which is essentially the same place.) I love a good iced matcha latte, having deep conversations with friends and strangers, and supporting other small businesses. I’m fascinated and inspired by all of God's creation but nothing inspires and excites me more than the colors, textures, and smells found in nature and food ;) If I’m not in the studio hand stamping jewelry, my husband and I are probably cooking, hosting board game nights, or occasionally hanging out in Brooklyn which is a place full of good memories for us. Thanks so much for stopping by!
The heart behind Redefined Jewelry
My husband and I started Redefined Jewelry for several reasons but one of the main reasons was because of Joab, our soccer loving 7 year old sponsored child through Compassion International. At the time we decided to sponsor him, we were living on a single income and couldn't meet our monthly expenses but it was burning on our hearts to sponsor him. Like uncontrollably bawling and ugly crying with snot. Since then we've nurtured that deep longing to hopefully sponsor more children in the future. Even if it's just 1 or 2 children we get to provide meals for or give an opportunity to, it would all be worth it!
At the same time, while sponsoring children was stirring up in our hearts, I was in a thick season of torment. I couldn't stop having toxic thoughts about myself. I dreaded the way I felt every single day and because I've seen the hand of God move so powerfully in my life before, I felt guilty for not having enough faith to pull myself out when God has been so faithful to me. I felt stuck and was never at peace. No matter how hard I tried to get out of it, I couldn’t.
While desperately praying and seeking the Lord through His Word daily, clinging onto His promises, I started to be freed of all the toxic thoughts. Every thought that didn't come from the Lord was being replaced by His truth and all of the lies of the enemy just melted away. Clearly, I was starving of the truth and the enemy’s lies became louder than God’s truth over me. Scripture was giving me so much life again and tearing down strongholds that I’ve started to believe about myself and others.
Through His Word, God was redefining everything I believed about myself.
Experiencing just how powerful His Word was, I wanted to surround myself and my home with Scripture. I wanted to display the beauty and power of His Word through everyday items. I wanted to create something that would constantly remind me of His truth and love throughout the day. Something that I could wear around as a reminder and as a weapon of truth.
My prayer for you
My hope and prayer for you is that you would always experience the overwhelming love of Christ. That in the times you feel defeated, worthless, or just terrible and all you could do is compare yourself to others, that you would see yourself the way that God sees you.
I pray that your jewelry reminds you of the truth, God's truth about you, and that it breaks off any lies you’ve been holding onto. That you would know where your true worth and identity comes from and that you would have confidence in who you are in Christ. I pray that you would fall more and more in love with Jesus as you continue to journey through life with him.
His Word has helped me so much, especially through my battle with depression, suicide, self hatred, addictions and sickness, so my prayer for you is that His Word and His promises will also help you and carry you through your battles.
I hope you love and wear your jewelry pieces often and it reminds you just how much He loves you. I pray that it blesses you, brings you immense joy, builds up your faith, stirs up excitement, and gives you boldness as you walk through life victoriously, no matter what kind of season you're in.
But more than the jewelry itself, I pray that it would be a powerful tool to remind you of His Word and His love and truth. I pray that your jewelry will always point you back to the One who sustains you, who cares for you, who comforts you, and defines you. I pray that it would be an encouragement and it lifts you up when you're down. I pray that it will remind you of the hope we have in Christ.
Lastly, I pray your pieces will give you tons of opportunities to share your word, stories, and the meaning behind your jewelry with those around you and that it would stir up even more faith.
It’s time to rise up in truth, sisters! I'm rooting for you! You are so deeply loved by our Father.
Praying truth and blessings over you.
If we abide in his word then we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free. John 8:31-32
Thank you so much for your support. Without your partnership, we would not be able to do this. We are so grateful for you!