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I have been an artist all of my life painting and crafting things by hand. While in college I took 2 jewelry making classes and after graduating with a BA in Anthropology I decided to set up my own workshop making jewelry. I continued to use my knowledge and love of ancient cultures in the designing and making of my jewelry. Every piece is handmade by me from the clasps on the necklaces to the chains themselves. I am always evolving and strive to challenge myself as an artist and craftsperson. Recently I added a chakra line to my collection after learning about the chakra system in my studies. I now make each chakra pendant with the sanskrit symbols on the corresponding lotus flower. I believe that the chakra pendants can have healing potential for the wearer and put them together with the associated stone. The ancient cultures of the world knew of the healing properties in the stones and metals of the planet and created…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 7
  • Joined March 31, 2010

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Silver, gold, copper, brass, any and all stones, silk, shells

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Sacred symbols jewelry- silver, gold and...

About

I have been an artist all of my life painting and crafting things by hand. While in college I took 2 jewelry making classes and after graduating with a BA in Anthropology I decided to set up my own workshop making jewelry. I continued to use my knowledge and love of ancient cultures in the designing and making of my jewelry. Every piece is handmade by me from the clasps on the necklaces to the chains themselves. I am always evolving and strive to challenge myself as an artist and craftsperson. Recently I added a chakra line to my collection after learning about the chakra system in my studies. I now make each chakra pendant with the sanskrit symbols on the corresponding lotus flower. I believe that the chakra pendants can have healing potential for the wearer and put them together with the associated stone. The ancient cultures of the world knew of the healing properties in the stones and metals of the planet and created beautiful jewelry symbolic of their beliefs in the spiritual world. I seek to recreate these designs and symbols for the modern woman or man to wear and remember what our ancestors knew, that the mineral kingdom is alive with energy. Soon after making the chakra pendants I discovered kundalini yoga which I now practice and teach was surprised and delighted that it deals directly with the chakra system.
I have been making jewelry since 1992 when I took my first class in college. Other than 2 classes I am largely self taught from books and by trial and error. My jewelry can be found in galleries throughout New Mexico and I usually do a few art festivals a year. I live on a small farm in the beautiful Pojoaque Valley of northern New Mexico and when I am not making jewelry I am painting, gardening, making goat cheese, knitting, sewing and raising 2 young boys. I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I love making it and realize the healing potential it can have while wearing it in beauty.

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