Friday, May 15, 2020

Labradorite Stacks with Antiqued Copper Charm Earrings - Transformation - Jewelry with Meaning


I found the most awesome little shop on Etsy
Bead Clearance Depot has everything you need to make awesome beautiful jewely!

I am not a 'charm' person when it comes to my style in making jewelry. Bead Clearance Depot changed all that for me! 

The selection is amazing, and the quality superior. I really look forward to ordering with this shop, because I can't wait to receive the product. 

I have had so much fun making earrings and necklaces with the charms I have bought from them, and so have my customers! They sell so fast!

These little earrings are made with faceted roundel labradorite beads, wire wrapped on copper and then accented with the antiqued copper charm. Super light and flirty, especially when the light hits the labradorite and you can see that flash!

Labradorite is the stone of change and transformation. Although we know deep in our hearts that change is the one thing we can count on, it still don't make it easy to have to deal with. Labradorite helps through those times of change and transformation. Making it easier to deal with and less stressful. Labradorite is also the stone of magic, and believing in yourself IS magic!!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Color Green and It's Many Meanings

Green is the color of nature, it is all around us and one of the easiest colors for our eyes to see. 

Green is a secondary color, meaning it is a mixture of two other colors. 
In this case - blue and yellow. 
With green being born from two other colors, it carries the energy or magic lets say of those two colors and then it has its own. 

Let's talk about those energies :)



Green has a foundation in happiness, mental clarity and optimism from yellow and calm, tranquility, communication and truth from blue. That is a proper foundation!


Green itself has its own magic of harmony and balance - think of it green is everywhere! Green is also the heart, the center of our body therefore it promotes promotes love. Love of nature, of family, of pets. . Green represents growth. Look outside at all the green around you, nature is a great representation of growth with all the green. 


Green is hope. For me it is easy to see, especially during the winter when there is no green around, there is anticipation of hope for the spring to come. 

Have you every heard green with envy? That may come from property of green that makes us feel we need to possess things. We need material objects to make us happy. 



Color is all around us and can affect our moods and thinking. Because of this, 
color is used in advertising and psychology because of the impact color can have on us. 

Why do you have a favorite color. What do you feel when you see that color. Is it green? Are you a nature lover? Are you loyal to your family and friends? Are you the one that is always looking on the bright side? 

Ever wonder?

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Let's Talk About Copper - How to Clean Copper Jewelry!



All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!

Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Beautiful Super Clear Quartz Pendant Wire Wrapped in Copper - Jewelry with Meaning - Amplified Energy

Quartz is life!

Quartz the most abundant mineral and is found all over the world, and you can find it growing in other crystals and minerals!

Quartz has a hardness of 7 making it very useful in the making of glass and electronic components.

Quartz is a master healer, a stone of power and a stone that amplifies the energy of others stones and you! So if you are happy that is amplified, but be warned if you are in a bad mood, that can be amplified as well! It is said to absorb, store, release and regulate energy.

I chose copper wire to wrap this stone because copper is also a conductor of energy. It seemed to be the perfect wire with its properties to accent the properties of the quartz.

I love this little stone, it is one of the clearest quartz I have ever seen. There is an indention in the front of the pendant, where this crystal may have had a another crystal growing across it and it got knocked out. So this little quartz crystal has a missing friend.





All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Isis Phantom Quartz Tower with Chlorite Inclusions

A thousand years ago (10 or 11 actually) I bought a crystal business from the vendors I used to set up next to on the weekends at the flea market. We had known each other for years, I actually had been one of their customers for years, until I started making jewelry and selling along side them. We had permanent spots next to each other for two seasons when they decided they had been doing it long enough, and was I interested in buying their inventory. 

Don't have to ask me twice!

After buying the inventory, I had several shows lined up, and along with the help of James, we had some fun for a season. 

But working a 40 hour week, Monday thru Friday and then setting up every weekend to sell at the flea market or other venues got to be too much, and I packed everything up. 

Recently I have started to go back through my collection to see exactly what I have. It is like going thru the inventory for the first time again. I am having so much fun!

I am going to start sharing them with you!!

This beauty is a quartz point tower. Finished on the bottom so it is a stand alone piece. There is no need for a stand. 







The chevron stripes are made up of chlorite. At the bottom of the stripes you can see a 'shadow' of a line, that is the phantom crystal that was going in the middle of the formation. It looks like a little pyramid going in there!







 Isis is the five sided face, that may or may not be symmetrical. 


There is so much about this specimen that I adore. 

Let's talk about quartz. Quartz is a master healer, and amplifier of energy and intention. Probably so because it is found everywhere - EVERYWHERE!

Isis quartz is a gentle nurturer. Helping to overcome hurt and distress. It helps to open up your empathy, allowing you to feel what others are feeling, but not get caught up in their turmoil. 
Phantom quartz is a reminder that we should not give up. It allows us to let go of the ego, and heal from within. To see that it probably wasn't as bad as we thought it was to begin with. It  pulls us out of our rut and allows us to grow from our experiences, as a victor, never a victim. 

This little beauty has it all. I do adore it so much!

Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Equinox!!

What exactly is the spring equinox?

On the equinoxes the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not quite. The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north and vice versa in September.



What stones/crystals are the stones of spring equinox?
Moonstone - fertility - Spring is the time to start your seeds and get the ground ready for planting.
Ocean Jasper - Positivity. Ocean Jasper gently brings into focus the positive aspects of your life, so that you can practice gratefulness. New season, new outlook.
Sunstone - This stone can shine the light on any situation. With more sunlight during the day, and warmer weather, it is encouraging to drop the covers of winter and allow the sun to warm your spirit, and help you to maintain a positive outlook!
Moss Agate - promotes growth, abundance, steady progress in all areas of life. Just like those first days of spring, when the air is warming and the sun is shining, you can see the earths abundance grow right before you!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

It's Festival Season Ya'All!!!

Festival season kicks off for me on April 18, 2020 at Bond Brothers in Cary!!

My calendar is quickly filling up, and I will have links to the right, where you can find me locally, so you can stop by and say hey!!!

I am busy in the studio, organizing and getting ready to churn out some new awesome designs!











 



You can't miss my booth, full of so much color, and don't the world need more color!!

Hope to see you soon!!!


All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 



Friday, January 17, 2020

Chrysocolla and Brass Coin Earrings - Jewelry with Meaning - Communication


I found a listing on Facebook, someone had several strands of gemstones they bought to make jewelry and decided they didn't want to do it anymore. 

I got some beautiful strands 

One of them was chrysocolla. 


At first I wasn't for sure what to do with them. Then one day digging thru my stash, and organizing I found these fun brass coins. 

It all fell into place after that!!


Chyrsocolla is first and foremost a Stone of Communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard.

   If you like these earrings, see what else I have at  my Etsy Shop!!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tanzanite Pendant - Jewelry with Purpose - Transformation


At Bonnaroo every year, one of my favorite places to stop and shop is Twisted Bliss Designs. 

This year I got a fairy quartz (top) and a tanzanite! (bottom) 
I was so excited about this purchase. That tanzanite was the perfect shape to wrap for a pendant. 


Tanzanite is a stone of transformation, dissolves old patterns of karma, which allows you to move on and get off that karma wheel!
Considered to be a very valuable metaphysical crystal for spiritual exploration. Allows one to  live from a compassionate heart and metaphysical mind.
Takes the heat out of conversations
so you can talk about things from the heart. 
Relieves stress and tension.
Generates energy of happiness and relieves worry.
Allows insight on emotional issues without dwelling.
Overcomes fear in crisis
and allows one to trust again.


WOW!! WHAT AN AWESOME STONE!

This piece is mine, and I wear it most everyday!



I talk about tanzanite and other stones on my Youtube channel!
Here's a link to my metaphysical playlist!
Stop by and check me out!!



All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!



Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Chunky Amethyst and Dyed Quartz Points Necklace - Jewelry with Purpose - Amplified Peace

I made this one with great excitement when I found out the jewelry trends for 2019 were going to be big, chunky styles. 

Thats my favorite!

Big amethyst beads offset with dyed AB finish quartz points. A handmade wire wrapped sterling free form wire pendant is the focal. 


It's not a long piece, 19", so it sits just passed the collar bone. Right at the opening of a shirt, and becomes the star of the show. 

Amethyst is the stone of peace and calm, and quartz is an energy amplifier. 
Not a bad thing to have amped up!

I won't be offended if this necklace is out of trend now, because it is just my style, and I may have to start wearing it!!!

    See this necklace and more at my Etsy Shop!!


All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Rose Quartz Stack Bead Pendant Wire Wrapped in Copper - Jewelry with Meaning - Love and Forgiveness

An elegant and simple design!

A stack of five matte finish rose quartz beads wire wrapped together with copper wire. 





I love the matte finish, it gives the pendant a look of mystery to me. 
Did you know that even the number of beads can have a meaning in a design?
Five is said to be the number of humanity. 

Rose quartz is the stone of love and forgiveness.  It helps with understand and having empathy with others. It clears out anger, jealousy, lowers stress of the heart, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

I try to practice being peaceful and kind, and am grateful that somedays I have a rose quartz with me. It can be tough out there!!

Wow, humanity, love and forgiveness!!!!

If you like this pendant, you can find this one and more at my Etsy store!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Bronzite, Agate and Garnet Copper Bracelet - Jewelry with Meaning - Courtesy, Harmony and Love

These big fat stone coins are perfect to lay flat around your wrist. This bracelet is def substantial. 

Bronzite is the stone of courtesy, especially helpful for people who work with the public. Maybe I should mail some to the local DMV.....

 Paired with agate for harmony and garnet for love, can't think of a better combination for those stressful times of doubt. Just breathe in the good and love yourself!

                                                    See this bracelet and more at my Etsy Shop!!



All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Brecciated Jasper Donut Pendant Wire Wrapped in Sterling Silver - Jewelry with Meaning - Vitality and Strength



I do think there is a great diversity to wire wrapping these little donuts. 

More diversity, and easier to wrap IMHO :)

Looking at this one, I almost see two eyes where the swirls are, and the middle hole is its mouth and it is singing loudly!

Makes me smile!

Brecciated jasper, because it is jasper has that beautiful gentle nurturing energy about it, and lets add a smattering of strength and vitality. What a great combination in this little stone!

 See this pendant and more at my Etsy Shop!!


All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Jasper Cabochon Wire Wrapped in Yellow Brass Pendant - Jewelry with a Purpose - Gentleness and Nurturing


Sometimes the wire wrap needs to be very simple because the pattern in the stone is so beautiful 
This jasper cabochon is breathtaking to me.

Astral swirls of green, gray, cream and white make it look like a satellite fly over of a distant planet. 
If I stare at it, I swear I can see the clouds swirling like they do on Jupiter!

Jasper is a stone known for gentleness and a nurturing spirit. It is one of my favorite stones. 

If you like this pendant, you can find this one and more at my Etsy Shop!! 

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.  

Friday, January 3, 2020

Serpentine Donut Pendant w/ Free Form Copper Accent - Jewelry with Meaning -

It all started with this:


I had an idea in my head for a pendant but I got too aggressive with the hammering and I broke the wire. I was so mad at myself. 
Step back. 
Take a breath. 
Re group. 
What can we do with this?


I began working with the broken piece, wire wrapping and shaping more so as a creative outlet, to keep the momentum going, than anything else. 
Pretty soon, a pendant started to form. 
It wasn't enough to be a stand alone piece, it needed something else. 
I randomly laid it down on my work bench, on top of a serpentine donut.
*queue the angel choir*
And there it was!!!


I just needed to figure out how to attach it to the donut. 



I am ridiculously pleased with this piece, and was very hard pressed to list it in my Etsy store

We are starting with a foundation of Serpentine which is comfort, revitalization, regeneration, connection with nature, now lets add tiger eye, jasper and moonstone to this to compliment the energy with protection, intuition and strength. 
This is a perfect companion for those on a new path, starting a journey where there is some doubt, or you are out of your comfort zone. 

I love it!!!

So next time you think you have ruined a project, or made a mistake, take it as a learning experience, and keep going. You never know where you will end up!!!

                                                   See this pendant and more at my Etsy Shop!!



All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Agate and Sodalite Necklace with Tree of Life Pendant - Jewelry with Meaning - Harmony in Thought


I went to the Bead and Gem show at the fairgrounds in Raleigh. I love to go, not always to buy, there is just so much to see!

I found these silver tone tree of life pendants. I have the in copper tone, but have never seen silver. Fell in love. 

Now what to do with them?


Agate and sodalite are a great combination. 


Not only because of color, because orange and blue look awesome together, but also for properties. 



Agate is balance and harmony, sodalite is communication, rational thought, truth. 

Combined you have a balance and rational thought. It stifles outbursts and brings a balance to emotions and truth to the tongue. It helps to communicate your feelings without feeling vulnerable. 


If you like this necklace and want to see more of my creations, click 


All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Reading Challenge 2020!

One thing I have always loved was a good book.

I always had my nose in a book, sometimes pouring over three a week. If I had five minutes to myself, I was reading. Books were two deep in the bookcase, and then books layered in any free space. Stacks of books. It completely undid the use of the bookcase, as in, being able to glance at the spines of your books to see what you had. If you were looking for a book, you had to dig through the books to find it.

Oh and book stores! Barnes & Nobel, Books A Million, Borders, Waldens Books, the local used book store we had in the area , and I won't even mention the local library sale each year. It was a pay day treat to go to the book stores. At B&N we would get a coffee and wander in the books. I always cruised the sci fi/fantasy and reference books, and then to my favorite the clearance section. It was nothing to drop $100 on books. I couldn't wait to come home, curl up on the couch and crack the spine of that book. What a glorious sound! Oh and the smell of a new book!!!!

Then I stopped reading.....

Last year I posted this reading challenge to find my love of reading again, and it worked!!

So I am doing it again this year!!

Just like last year I started searching the internet for a good reading challenge that will allow me to use my books, books I have read, and books that I still need to read.  I approach the idea of books differently now.  I won't buy new books anymore,  I don't want to add to anymore production or manufacturing on the planet. I use the local library, or the OverDrive App and download them to my nook or computer. It is more like fostering. I get to keep them for a while, and then let them go on to someone else who needs them :)

I have used portions of a list I found at Linz the Bookworm and Mommy Mannegren to create this years list of 52 books.

Read them in order or skip around, but please

    1.  A book with the letter “W” in the title
    2.  A hardcover
    3.  Translated into English
    4.  Set in winter
    5.  A character who is a senior
    6.  Written in the 1970's
    7.  An author local to you
    8.  Orange on the cover
    9.  Set in space
    10. A bestseller
    11. A book that leaves you thinking
    12. A “guilty pleasure”
    13. Written by a female author
    14. Book in a series
    15. Free space!!! You pick and share with us!
    16. Borrowed from a friend
    17. Written by more than one author
    18. Published in 2020
    19. A Stephen King novel
    20. An author whose last name starts with the same initial as yours
    21. Written by a blogger or journalist
    22. A character that frustrates you
    23. A strong friendship theme
    24. A comic book
    25. Literary Fiction
    26. An award-winning novel
    27. A book with recipes inside
    28. A book featuring royalty
    29. A spy novel
    30. A book containing poetry
    31. A book with illustrations
    32. An author's debut book
    33. Written in first person 
    34. A book featuring the medical profession
    35. Set in the future
    36. A book used in a celebrity book club
    37. A book on the Mensa reading list for grade 9-12
    38. Published when you were 20
    39. Reuse a prompt from 2019
    40. Set in a country you've never visited before
    41. “Recommended” to you by Amazon
    42. A book that cost you less than $3
    43. Story that takes place on a form of transportation
    44. Character who wears glasses
    45. About a World Leader
    46. An author you previously disliked
    47. Book from project gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org)
    48. Book you've had on your to be read shelf for more than a year
    49. A retelling of a classic fairy tale
    50. Book you got for free
    51. A  novel by an author using a pseudonym
    52. A book with exactly 4 words in the title

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