Our Story

 
 
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Founded in 2005, Walls of Heaven Jewelry ® first appeared on the scene under the name of our founder and craftsman, Alaina Burnett. Here is how Alaina explains it: “I was at university studying the humanities like history, literature, and political science, but was not studying art. Although I had known I wanted to be an artist since I was a child, I followed the well-intentioned advice of people around me an went for a ‘safer’ route. Well, thankfully God showed up and changed all of that! I have been making jewelry since I was 10 years old. In college I would create jewelry to go with my clothes. Well, in actuality I would buy clothes that went with my jewelry! Still do! In the middle of a biology class during my junior year of studies, a fellow student asked if I would be willing to make her a custom piece of jewelry for her to buy. I was shocked, honored, and more than happy to oblige. Soon, a few other orders came in just like that. It was then I realized that if people were willing to just come up to me and ask if I would be willing to let them buy jewelry from me that I could make it. God knew I needed that encouragement to take the leap. And from that moment on, I’ve never looked back. I don’t have a plan B. As I’ve taken steps of faith and prayed about what God has for me to do in this arena, it is clear that this is my calling. It is my prayer that through my hands the rocks will cry out and declare the glory of the Lord.”



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”We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals.”

Medieval Quarry Workers Creed

“From the moment I first read this quote (oddly enough in a book about business), I was captivated. My heart shouted ‘Yes!’ We, as children of God, are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. We are the Temple. As the apostle Paul explained, ‘Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.’ (1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV) And as the apostle Peter explained, ‘As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men but chosen and precious in God’s sight, you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.’ (1 Peter 2:4-5 NIV) We individually and together as the body of Christ are being built up into the House of God. To me, I see my role as a jeweler as a privileged position to adorn the Temple of the Lord. When I create jewelry for people to wear, that is what I am doing. We have been cleansed by the blood of Christ and are holy, sacred, and set apart. It is my hope that the jewelry I make serve as tangible reminders of our new identity in Christ and as touchstones that help us to remember how to live.”


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