Just a little Hello!
Most of my jewelry and gifts are a one-of-a-kind -
creative originals ! I mak e everything myself.
I hand-select my natural Gemstones, spending hours
musing over beads and stones to find just the right
combinations. I think about the shapes, and the
meanings of the colors and healing qualities of the
stones. I usually draw the design while I am
thinking, its funny how the shapes seems to just come to
me. Next, I take Sterling
Silver or Gold Filled wire, and run it thru my fingers
several times, to warm it and straighten it, and get the
"feel" of it. Kind of coaxing it to
co-operate, you would be surprised how much "memory" a
wire has, lol.
Then I get my hand tools (I really don't like
electrical tools at all, they have no "feel" to them.
Ok, they scare me.... I like hand tools).
I use a few pairs of small pliers. You could carry
everything I need to make jewelry in a picnic basket!
I twist and coil and roll the wire in a little spare
bedroom where I have with a HUGE Bay window looking out
over the woods, and the forms just start to take on a
shape of their own. Sometimes I work on the little
patio in the back yard, sometimes on the porch facing the
street. Its nice that its so easy to take anywhere.
Everything you see in the photos, I did all by myself.
Well, not counting the energies and forces of the Universe
that surround all these crystals and gems.
I mostly shape the wire with my hands. I buy it
very soft so that most times, I don't even need the
pliers. Each design comes out differently, because
each stone is so unique. The little rings I use to
join my chain and earring, are made by wrapping wire
around a small steel rod, and then cutting them one at a
time off the coil, creating wire "rings". I do not
use glue or solder.
I like to make designs that let you feel the stones on
your skin or in your hands as much as you can. I
think that's important. I have a habit of "playing"
with my jewelry when I wear it, because I really love the
feel of gemstones. I also find I remember more of
what my stones mean when I handle them a lot. It
reminds me of what kind of life I am trying to lead, and
to remember my affirmations for healing and that I am on a
spiritual path to enlightenment.
I try to make lots of my jewelry like that, and with
moving parts, so that if you'd like to fiddle with
it while you wear it, you can.
The photos shows the style of the piece of jewelry you
will get when you purchase here. Every piece is a
little bit different, since it is done by hand.
Every piece is brand new, and has never been worn by
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