The story of Peggy’s Midnight Creations dates back to 1994. At that time, I was 26 years old and engaged to be married. My fiancé was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer just three months into our engagement, and I was to begin my doctoral program in psychology. I postponed entering graduate school to be with him every day during the last days of his life. My fiancé did not live to see our wedding day. After he passed away, I was comforted by my loving parents in my childhood home. Suddenly and unexpectedly, my father, Bill Doherty, a beloved physician, died six weeks later from a heart attack while on a ski chairlift in Vermont. During that time of grieving the two most important men in my life, I was given gifts of angels in many forms, including on cards, pillows, pens, books, pins, and jewelry. I loved being able to wear jewelry representing my two angels in Heaven.
I went on to complete my doctorate, and I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a psychologist. I met my loving husband, and we have three beautiful children. While I love being a psychologist, I learned early on that self-care is crucial for my own mental health. I took a class in jewelry making, and I quickly became addicted to the therapeutic effect of beading. As I became more confident in my abilities and designs, I was inspired to forge my two passions: psychology and jewelry. Out of this was born Peggy’s Midnight Creations – Where the Science of Psychology meets the Art of Jewelry Design. I began with two simple ideas that have sustained me in my life: angels and gratitude. My wish is that the angel bracelet provides comfort for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and that the gratitude bracelet helps people to find something to be grateful for every day, even on the very worst of days. This is what sustained me during the darkest time of my life.
I then created bracelets for several celebrations, issues, challenges, situations, and relationships. I conceptualize these into additional lines. The eight lines are: 1) Mental Health, 2) Inspiration, Support, and Encouragement, 3) Love and Relationships, and 4) What’s Your Passion?, 5) Meditation/Yoga/Spirituality, 6) Coping with Loss or Difficulty, 7) Thank you and 8) Special Occasions and Events. I love working with clients to design customized bracelets and cards to give to others to offer love and support. My greatest joy is collaborating with a client to create a unique, meaningful gift for the client to give to a loved one during a difficult time, or to design an item for one of life’s celebrations.
The orders are keeping me very busy, and I have needed to employ the help of my lovely mother, Carol Doherty, in order to fill my orders. The orders provide us with the opportunity to connect, enjoy each other’s company, and reminisce about days gone by.
Thank you for taking a look. I hope that you find a bracelet that inspires you. I would also be delighted to create something special for your unique gift giving needs, or for yourself. Each gemstone has special meaning, and I enjoy incorporating that meaning into the overall design and message of the bracelet.