Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Oregon artist, Stephanie Schmidt, started making Japanese Kintsugi because she believes the symbolism of this ancient art form tenderly realizes the juxtaposition of beauty and ashes we find in our lives.
These limited edition “Beloved-Beauty from Brokenness” handmade Kintsugi cards are inspired from the words of Colossians 3:12 (God’s Beloved), Isaiah 61 (beauty from ashes) and 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (His grace is sufficient), and are each handmade by Stephanie for our Courageous Girls Community.
Even in the midst of brokenness, beauty can be found. In fact, the brokenness can be mended into something that is far stronger than its original form. Beauty from ashes. Truly, it is through God’s GRACE that the brokenness is made into something beautiful again.
In Courageous Girls, we want to help moms discover their own courage in raising a daughter who knows herself as LOVED. These Beloved handmade Kintsugi cards serve as a reminder to Courageous mamas and daughters that we, as Courageous Girls, can be honest about our frailties and limits, knowing that God is not after our perfection. He is after our heart. God wants us to trust Him with all of who we are so that He can make all things new.
Each of these cards has been printed and painted by hand, which means that every card is unique.
These cards measure 4 x 5 ½ “, are blank inside, and come with an envelope.
Please know that the exact card you get may not match the picture; if you’d like to see your exact card simply message Stephanie Schmidt at NWHeartCreations@gmail.com.