SpiritClique

Spirit Clique 💜 vintage & folk magic jewelry 🧡

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2021

🧡 Welcome! 💜 Your donation helps to empower amazing, loving people with physical or mental disabilities. 🧡 You’re also supporting my free self-help resources! 💜

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Finished & ready to be listed! wink
Stringing up my precious gems and beads for maximum Turtle Power! purple_heart
Stringing up for my See You Next Tuesday stainless steel, crystal & pearl necklace.

About SpiritClique

Sales 38
On Etsy since 2021

I’ve been called an irl shiny! 🌙 allergic to sunlight 🧡 rare disease XLP porphyria 💜 self-help mentor 🧘‍♀️ new age author, blogger 🧿 podcast ♈️

Hello! I’m new to Etsy, but not to digital retail. In my former life, I was a pioneer of the online sales industry. I ran a virtual boutique along with writing anything and everything (for myself and other clients).

My writing career spans 15 years, and I’ve written or contributed to over 30 books (about 2 a year), well over 1000 articles, and who knows how many sentences, words, letters... Once my health declined, I had to close up shop and increase my freelance writing gigs.

I was born with a rare genetic disease called x-linked dominant erythropoietic porphyria. The disease affects only 1 in several million people. The symptoms are milder than the other porphyrias (far less throwing up, abdominal pains, disgestive & nervous system issues) but the life expectancy is far shorter at 40-60 years.

My early life was pretty horrifying, as I lived with a rare disease that carries with it significant pain. The older I got, the more obvious it was that something was very wrong with me. However, aside from my wheelchair or walker — which I don’t even need on my best days! — it’s pretty much an invisible illness. Maybe some dark red or blistering skin when exposed to sunlight for 10-20 mins. But at night, and sitting in a comfy seat... you’d never know I was in constant pain. I hate complaining, and fortunately (?) my genetic predisposition to generalized anxiety disorder keeps me on the edge of my seat so I can concentrate on things like: “What if I sneeze when the dentist has pokey things in my mouth? Will he stab me?” or “That Chef Boyardee tasted fine, but was that little dent in the can a potential botulism entry/exit point?” Sometimes having other stuff to think about is a weird blessing.

I’m allergic to most forms of light, including sunlight. I am also allergic to alcohol, 80% of all drugs, and hormone fluctuations in my bod. If I didn’t have PCOS, my monthly periods would land me in the hospital. But my uterus has decided to instead be mysterious, and only sheds a couple times a year. So, I spend the rest of the time googling pregnancy and uterine cancer symptoms. (I’m at high risk for this and other things, but I have a really kick-ass medical team.)

At my best, I live in constant pain; but I’m honestly just thrilled to still be in the game! A good day is usually around a constant 5-6 out of 10. I fought pain meds kicking and screaming — most people with porphyria develop addictions to opioids or become pain-crazed assholes over time! But I only use opioids a couple times a year now, in emergencies. The rest of the time... I’ve embraced cannabis BIG TIME. As a lifetime straight-edge kid, it feels funny telling people how grateful I am for the relief THC and CBD provides. Cannabis heals. I’ll just say it: I love weed.

Each and every day, I make a conscious decision to (1) laugh, and (2) learn.

Last year, I started a podcast because I wanted to help other people like me. Covid is making life suck a lot right now, but we have the technology to connect. So I guess I’m... terrified, but ready to connect and help people by sharing my knowledge. Are you like me? Let me know, because honestly I’m also pretty lonely and really want more friends, but I’m so sick and weird and scared of people that I’m pretty sure I alienate most folks a few mins within meeting. Plus, I hate small talk and also suck at it. I’m very wordy. I hate it, but I am. Don’t give up - if I get overwhelmed or scared of you, try again. Please don’t give up on me. 💜

I’m a spiritual person. My family history can be traced back to ancient times. I’m a direct descendant of many saints such as St. Begga, St. Itta, and my favorite, St. Chlotilde whose powerful mystical visions helped secure her husband’s victory in battles. She’s my 60xgreat-grandmother. I consider her a huge role model.

Some parts of my family have been in America since the revolution, but most of them are (relatively) recent immigrants to this beautiful nation. I’m almost half Irish, and *more* than half Eastern European (Russia, Bohemia/Czech Republic, Lithuania, Transylvania, Baltic/Dacian). I have been trained in many spiritual arts, as my family has been practicing many types of occult and folk magic since... well, since as far back as I can find! The women in my family are so powerful and so good. I’m proud to be their baby! ☺️

I’ve been doing all sorts of crafty things my whole life. So many in my family (including my mom) have been crafting fine artisan goods for use and occasionally for sale. The women in my family sew, knit, weave, do beadwork, macrame, make soap & candles, even create useful tools and stunning jewelry. I’m... not as talented as many of these wonderful women. But I do like crafting small cute things for therapeutic reasons. Best tools to work with? I’ve recently discovered letter beads and I’m falling passionately in love with them. Would you expect anything less of a Raštoja like myself? ☺️

Anyway, that’s it!

Bye! 💜

Shop members

  • Schwartzy

    Shipper

    Musical genius, political activist. Loves hugs and pizza.

  • Pickles

    Assistant

    My partner in crime is cool, green, always makes me laugh & knows how to heal me. He’s a lot like weed, now that I think of it. 🤔

  • Venus

    Muse

    From sad, humble beginnings this affectionate goddess of love has risen like a magnificent Phoenix! I have a little crush on her, but that’s OK; we all do!

  • Fran

    Owner

    Now do you see why I loathe filling out shit like this? 😂

  • Iggie

    Inspirado

    Iggie’s namesake, St. Ignatius, has inspired millions of Catholics to set the world on fire. Our Iggie’s temper is also pretty hot stuff... unless, of course, you’ve got some food on ya.

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I’ll be happy to take suggestions of what to make, but I’m too scared to attempt customized stuff yet. Because bitch, I have boundaries! 💜

Wholesale availability

Yes, I can hook you up with some of my findings if you want. Drop me a line and let’s talk!

Care instructions

Toughies are easy: try not to cut with sharp objects, and wash with soap and water. Most beads will last for ages — my oldest active Toughie is from 1998!

Fine jewelry will need more maintenance and care when wearing. Be gentle. Don’t use harsh chemicals. Don’t get pearls wet and don’t use scrapey tools on hardware or gems!

Sizing details

Some of my designs require elastic, in which case I’ll give a stretch range.

Others are just measured with my measuring tape. I’m no expert so if I’m missing details, please ask and I’ll try to get the measurement you want.

Gift wrapping and packaging

My intention is to use up my random little pouches — so everything will be packed in a little bag that’s useful for quick gift giving. I can also mail gifts for you directly to the recipient, and although I freaking suck at wrapping, I’d be happy to box it prettily and even include a card saying whatever you like!

Are you hiring?

Actually, I sort of am. If you’re a micro influencer or know how to do marketing & promotions, let me know! I’d love to have some friends out there! (P.S. I recently lost my best friend, so I am also hiring for this position too. Boston locals preferred, but tbh I’d love you even if you just texted me a bunny nose everyday, so you can be from anywhere. I’m more comfortable around females & gender-fluid people so you’re especially welcome to apply, but I love kind smart cool guys too! I’m also seeking affiliates; apply within!