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Margie and Bill Lombard's StoryPins™ Collection
StoryPins™ were born during a crisis in the life of jewelry artist Margie Lombard. One day in meditation she found great comfort in a verse that came to her. Sensing this was a message meant to bring understanding and clarity, she wrote the poem "Awaken the child within..." It would become the foundation of her first StoryPin™.

Margie believes the inspirational stories on her pins are gifts given to her to share. "It's my wish that they will be something special to give yourself or those you love," says Margie.

Each StoryPin™ is sterling silver and 14k gold and comes with a sterling adaptor so it can also be worn as a pendant. Several have bezel-set, carved, moonstone faces. Each StoryPin™ is hand fabricated, signed, dated and comes with a card bearing the StoryPin's engraved poem.

The poetry and designs are original with the exception of "Shoot for the moon" and "Reach for the stars", both of which have unknown authors. StoryPins™ is a trademark, and the original poetry and designs are protected under U.S. Copyright and Trade Dress Laws.

About the Artists
Margie and her husband, Bill, have been making jewelry since 1976. They live in upstate New York. A son, Paul, and his wife Diane, inspired "Life's many blessings." "Kitty Cats" and "Puppy Dogs" are true stories about their two dogs and five cats.

Their goal is to create, in beauty, lasting treasures for you to wear, enjoy and find inspiration.



StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Mothers, New Mothers, Birth & Grandmothers

Once in a blue moon...there's a mother (friend, daughter, grandmother, sister, wife, etc.) like you! (With treated, Carved moonface Blue moonstone)
Price: $80.00

Mothers are God's earthly angels...I'm glad you're mine.
Price: $70.00

It isn't any wonder, your name was the first I spoke...You were there to tuck me in and there when I awoke...Your love and patience guided me, you're a star above all others...God was smiling down on me when he made you my mother.
Price: $90.00

Thank you Mother for the gift...of life you gave to me...It wasn't always easy...but I was as good as I could be...But now I am much wiser...and your love and wisdom I see...May angels watch over and protect you...As you took care of me!
Price: $90.00

Every flower has a garden in which it thrives and grows...Some are carefully tended and planted neat in rows...Mother-in-laws like flowers, grow in the garden of the heart...Of all my many blessings, you're a cherished part!
Price: $90.00

Our little ones now little will soon be grown and gone...The days they slip away, the years they roll along...So cherish each new step they take and tuck it in your heart...,because it will be all too soon that you will be apart!
Price: $90.00

Grandmothers are fun, they still know how to play...They make an adventure out of any old day...Quick to console you, they're deep in your heart...May angels protect you, when we are apart.
Price: $90.00

A star is born... (Name, date on back - a perfect gift for a new mother or grandmother - or for accomplishments for kids of all ages!)
Price: $70.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Sisters

More than just my sister, you are my dearest friend...And from the bottom of my heart this message I do send....That if and when you need me, I'll certainly be there...Because I really love you, and I really care!
Price: $90.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Daughters and Daughters-in-Law

Dear daughter, We were friendly strangers...the day I brought you home...I marvel at the things you've learned and how that little girl's grown...You are so much a part of me...and how I love you so...May angels watch over and protect you...wherever you may go.
Price: $90.00

I wasn't there when you were born, it wasn't meant to be...but written somewhere in the stars you would be part of me...I couldn't love you anymore if you had been my own...I welcome you dear one of light into my heart and home!
Price: $90.00

Life it has so many blessings, of one there is my son...And I am so thankful that you are his chosen one...You began where I left off to share with him you life...I'm so glad that he chose you, to be his sweetheart and his wife!
Price: $90.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Friends

Once in a blue moon...there's a mother (friend, daughter, grandmother, sister, wife, etc.) like you! (With treated, Carved moonface Blue moonstone)
Price: $80.00

Friends...Like the dawning of a new day...Bring sunshine into our lives.
Price: $60.00

If ever I should write a book on friendship, I will dedicate it to you...To my joy-bringing, laughter-making, secret-sharing, spirit-lifting, forever friend...It will be......The story of Us
Price: $90.00

True friends are like rare flowers in the garden of your heart!
Price: $60.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Friends Through the Years (Humor)

Lordy, Lordy it's so hot...Who turned up the heat?...Started out in flannel and now don't need the sheet!...On the path of a Wise Woman, I know I'm not alone...No one said it's easy on the road to becoming a Crone!
Price: $64.00

I'm not getting older, I'm getting better...I'm organized, I write myself notes...When the memory fails...Ah...My notes...Now if only I can find my glasses!
Price: $64.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) about Love, Loving from Far Away, Missing You

I wished upon a star...and found you!
Price: $60.00

More precious than the moon and stars...are you to me! (With natural, carved moonface moonstone)
Price: $80.00

I love you this much...and a kazillion more!
Price: $60.00

Loving you is easy, but I know that from the start...Cupid shot an arrow and it went right through our hearts...Together we walk in beauty, love it guides our way....You are my greatest treasure, and in my heart you'll stay!
Price: $90.00

Whenever you may go...You are always in my (heart)
Price: $70.00

Twinkle, twinkle little star...How I wonder where you are...The moon it waxes then it wanes...Some days are sunny then it rains...You are too far away from me but in heart you'll always be!
Price: $90.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Encouragement, Celebration, Inspiration, Creativity, Graduation...

Believe...in yourself!
Price: $60.00

Anything can happen...You are the magic!
Price: $60.00

Creativity lives within us all...Let it out!
Price: $60.00

Reach for the stars...the universe is unfolding as it should.
Price: $60.00

Set your dreams free and fly...And don't worry about losing a few feathers along the way!
Price: $70.00

Shoot for the moon...if you miss, you'll still be among the stars. (With natural, carved moonface, moonstone)
Price: $80.00

Start each day with a song in your heart
Price: $80.00

Awaken the child within...Write the word FEAR...Rip it up...Throw it away...Save some stardust from the night for the day...Life's too short not to take time to play!
Price: $90.00

Listen to the children...they speak from the heart!
Price: $80.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) about Life's Greatest Gifts

SP-50 - Life's Gifts -Tie Tack/Lapel Pin - 14K Gold
Price: $36.00

SP-51 - Life's Gifts -Tie Tack/Lapel Pin - Sterling Silver Price: $10.00

God gave me a reason to be here on this earth...Some of us are mothers, to sons and daughters give birth...We've walked the walk, quite scared at times but love it showed the way...I thank you. God for family and friends and for the gift to be here today!
Price: $90.00

Self-exams, mammograms, regular checkups...These are the tools...Friends, family, life...These are the gifts!
Price: $80.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) about Wisdom, Healing

A star is born... (Name, date on back, A perfect gift for a new mother, grandmother, or an accomplishment for kids of all ages!)
Price: $70.00

Take kindly the counsel of the years...Consider both the joys and the tears...Be yourself, follow your heart, forget your fears...You've made it this far...Bravo, Three cheers!
Price: $90.00

There isn't much that the heart and the hands can't heal!
Price: $60.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants) for Teachers, about Teaching

Teach them well...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
Price: $60.00

Apple Tie tack/Lapel pin
Price: $39.00

Teachers like growers...Cultivate, sow, and nurture the seeds from which knowledge grows.
Price: $80.00




StoryPins™ (pin-pendants and tags) for Puppy Dogs and Kitty Cats

There's nothing like the healing properties of love, good food, rest & puppy dog kisses...
Price: $80.00

Puppy dogs take you on adventures...bring out the teacher in you...warm your bed...let you know you're a great chef...entice the child within to come out and play...and are your best friends!
Price: $90.00

If on an adventure I do roam and venture from my home...please be a friend and help me out by picking up the phone! ( Engraving included) 14K/Sterling Silver.
Price: $80.00

Same as above but in Sterling Silver
Price: $45.00

Kitty cats bring you presents...sing you songs...give you whisker tickles...warm your lap...and touch your heart!
Price: $86.00


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