Holiday Treats!

Willow took me to Stonebridge Imports today and since I am not good at spending money on myself she made sure I got every single thing I wanted as my holiday treat! I’ve never spent so much in my life on crystals…not all at once anyway! 😀 I got Australian opal and labradorite earrings, nice flashy pieces of labradorite, amethyst, agate slices with druzy, a tiny but powerful little moldavite, a gorgeous geometric/fractal fluorite, a peridot bracelet, and moonstone.


Rock Garden

I made myself a rock garden for playing with my crystals! It’s just a willow-branch wreath glued onto deerskin and cardboard, with some of my crystal collection arranged in it. Very meditative and fun!

Starseed Rattle

I made myself a necklace with a rawhide rattle and a gorgeous “garden quartz” (it has green inclusions that look like a garden within it!). I’m calling this piece The Starseed.

I can custom-make similar pieces, so if you’re interested please contact me on Etsy!


Celestial Rattle with Real Meteorite

I’ve added something special to this rattle…an authentic meteorite bead! The bead was quite expensive when I bought it and came with a certificate, but I don’t have that anymore. However the bead has the classic markings on it denoting its otherworldly  status.

See it on my Etsy!

Shamanic Learning

Led by the heart, I come up with ideas that might seem presumptuous — like recently, when I decided to spend time journeying (in spirit) to the North to learn from Inuit elders. I believe that our teachers need not be embodied in human form in this realm, but can speak to us in other ways, and so we can learn without classes. I tend to exhaust available research and book-teachings quickly, so I need to take a leap beyond.

When I journeyed to an Inuit elder, he told me to honour the stone labradorite. I have a beautiful piece, and he told me to make something with it. Then he told me to lie in a sled, all bundled up, and said he would drag me across the ice all night, under the Northern Lights. I did not know if this meant anything in particular, and I didn’t know if the Inuit would even know of labradorite crystals, until I read later of the Inuit story where labradorite comes from the Aurora Borealis. As it turns out, the stone was first discovered by geologists in traditionally Inuit land.

Naturally, I then used my labradorite piece to make a necklace, using the most beautiful red sheepskin I own.