Women Eaten by an Octopus

Well…..I was suppose to be a mermaid, growing in on the beaches of Tampa, Florida.

Published in Belle Amoire Jewelry Magazine

  I am published in this months Belle Amoire Jewelry magazine 3 Times, separate articles for my metal smithing jewelry!  Rustic Forest Necklaces,page 48-51, The World, page 86 -87 and Forest Tears Earrings page 113.

I am truly  proud and happy to be in this magazine, 3 times.  I had recently taken some metals classes to brush up on my skills, fearing I had gotten sketchy on my designs and my true “nature” came through!  Please go buy the magazine at your local bookstore, or contact me for a signed copy one!!!  You will love reading my journey and inspiration…saving that surprise for the magazine    My day position in life is as an art therapist, psychotherapist in which I see alot of different people’s worlds and watch them journey through their own forest!! Thus:  I noted forest tears.  It is interesting to me that Art Imitates life and Life imitates Art.  My life and others are constantly intertwined….  some of these items will be for sale on my etsy site,,,,others are just to dear to depart with….but I will make more, special orders………

White Crystal Ice Quartz fell from the Sky: TRUE STORY!

True Story….Really, this is a TRUE STORY .

I am walking my white Jindo Dog, Evie Marie Antoinette, back from our local flippy flop area, come around the corner to enter my street, the sun is glaring as I am slightly blinded this crystal.  Thinking it was a piece of glass, I reached down to remove out of our path and gasped when I saw it was this large crystal.    I picked it up and held it close to me.  Later I took it to my Tarot Reading Class, showed my friend Virginia, who told me to keep it close to my heart.   Known as “Ice of Enternity”, it is one of the most powerful crystals that contains feminine, or receptive energy.

This is a “programmable” stone, meaning that one using it can charge it with a variety of types of energy.  It can receive, store, activate, amplify and transmit energy.  It is a great aid for meditation.

In and of itself, however, it is a powerful all-around healer.  It is also used to amplify the powers of other crystals, and is frequently found on the table of a Tarot reader, for example, to help one clarify his or her own psychic readings.  It is especially useful in helping us to focus, concentrate and control our thoughts, intentions and actions.  It stimulates brain functions, amplifying thought forms while at the same time helping to balance the emotions.

White Quartz activates the Crown Chakra, and helps to promote clarity of mind.  It has an affinity with the Archangel Rafael, and aids in study and concentration.  At the same time, this crystal has natural prismatic effects, and can split beams of white light into the seven basic colors of the rainbow, each of which relates to one of the Chakras, simultaneously activating all levels of consciousness.

It aids in helping us to listen to our Higher Selves and our Spirit Guides.  It also helps to dispel negativity, both in our environment and in our own personal energy fields.

Here it is as I wire wrapped it, combined with with moonstones, created a complimentary earrings and bracelet!    It makes me smile.