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!
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! https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HonoringWilderness
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.
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.