e-nam-oured, (inaemerd) adj. charmed, captivated, to be in love with, to inspire with ardent love.
"My enamoured heart began the moment I looked into each of my newborn baby's faces. My life went from seeing the world in black and white to seeing it in full Technicolor! I will never be the same and my love for them knows no bounds.
By starting "The Enamoured Heart" I have attempted to create special keepsake baby name jewelry for babies to wear themselves or for mothers and grandmothers to wear to celebrate one of the most incredible moments of their lives... the birth of these very special little people that have in an instant captivated their hearts."
"Late in 2001 a friend of mine showed me a beautiful bracelet with her kid's names on it that her sister had sent to her from the United States. Having never seen a Mother's bracelet before, I was intrigued and captivated. I had always gravitated to every product on the market that would allow me to commemorate the birth of my children so was naturally inclined to add one more thing to my collection. Before long I had a Mother's bracelet of my very own and cherished the sentimentality of always having my kids close to my heart.
Within a couple of months it became very evident that many other people had never seen a Mother's bracelet before either as I was constantly being stopped by people wanting a closer look and loving the idea of it. Having been a stay at home mom for 3 years and being born into a creative environment with artists for parents, a tiny seed was implanted that this could be the start of a great home business.
After much research, I ordered my first set of beads in the Fall of 2002 while I was pregnant with our third child. By the time my beautiful baby boy Cayman was born the business was underway. And as the time has passed this little business which started out as a hobby has grown and flourished.
I have been privileged to be a part of celebrating and commemorating the wonderful world of motherhood with hundreds of fellow Moms who are captivated by the miracle of birth and how it has changed their lives. The bigger bonuses are the very special people and tender stories that I have been able to be a part of through my work to help those who have been devastated by the loss of a child or someone else close to them. I feel very privileged to be able to make a special item that can help them through the healing process, and one that can offer a sentimental way for them to remember the life that they would like to honour.
I thank all the people in my life including: my customers, for allowing me to be a part of their lives through my work, my parents and in-laws, for the countless hours of babysitting that has permitted me to grow my business, my wonderful husband Gerry who has always supported me with his love and commitment, and my three precious children Calahan, Capri and Cayman who have been my inspiration for this business.
Above all I want to thank my Heavenly Father firstly for the gift of my children. What a privilege it has been to have them entrusted to us. And what a blessing it has been to be a stay at home Mom to be a part of every "first" and to soak up their essence and their zest for life.
Lastly, I am so thankful to God for the gift of creativity and compassion which when brought together has been the catalyst for great things for Him.”
The Enamoured Heart custom designs personalized keepsake jewelry to help celebrate, encourage or honour special people or moments in our lives. Whether it is to celebrate a new birth in the family, encourage a friend going through a tough time, or to honour a loved one who has passed on, all items are hand crafted to be unique and sentimental gifts with deep and personal meaning.
Lori Bettig runs The Enamoured Heart out of her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.