GemsOfMalini

Handmade Jewelry, Rosaries and prayer sets, Suncatchers

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

Announcement    Welcome to my shop. I offer my handcrafted jewelry, rosaries, sun catchers, and high quality herb infused skin oils.

All of my work is made by hand and I tap into the inherent connection between people and nature. Custom orders welcome; together let’s create something you love and makes you feel like the beautiful person you truly are. Simply send me a message to start the conversation and custom design process.

My creative focus is handcrafted prayer beads, gemstone jewelry, and really awesome sun catchers with huge faceted crystal balls. Nature in its many forms is the bedrock of my inspiration especially birch trees, acorns, driftwood, leaves, flowers, mushrooms, and feathers. Recently, I’ve added dried cholla cactus wood from the desert to my design elements. Many of my beads are made from wire, clay, resin, beads, and paint. There is often a bit of whimsy in my pieces and no two are ever alike. This makes my work is one of a kind. Prayer beads include malas, Catholic rosaries, Anglican rosaries, and Pearls of Life. All purchases come with usage instructions and information.

For years, I have made high quality herbal infused oils for myself, family, and friends. During the pandemic, reasonably priced packaging became difficult to obtain due to international shipping and shortage issues. This summer, I have resumed creating my oils and have decided to offer a limited quality for sale after each small quantity batch is produced. I use a proprietary extraction method that produces the most exquisite quality oil available. This is not the solar method or produced on the stove top. My method extracts the medicinal healing properties of each herb and what remains after my slow filtration process is outstanding skin solutions. Currently, I create calendula infused jojoba oil which is all organic along with wildcrafted (harvested by hand in the forest) St. Johns Wort infused olive oil (organic) and lavender infused olive oil (organic). Use instructions will come with every bottle. Larger quantities can be purchased. Please message me for pricing and production lead time. Usually I can have the product ready to ship within 5 days of your order provided I have the supplies in stock. I only make St. Johns wort oil in the summer time. Some herbal infused oils are made with dried plant material and others made with fresh. As a Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Consultant, you have my personal and professional guarantee that these oils are high quality.

Please note: Soul Stories are not available until October 15, 2022: These are one of kind, custom orders. I am in the process of transitioning the pieces from customized to each piece based on the Zodiac signs. The mixed media collage pieces will blend the meaning of each zodiac sign with corresponding birthstones, colors, and totem animals. More info to come. Message for more info. My Soul Story Art TM wall art is about YOU, your life journey depicted through sacred geometry, juicy watercolors, special effects, and more based on your answers to my questionnaire. The questionnaire is key as it allows you to craft your Soul Story by telling me what resonates for you with colors, feelings, goals; a lens into how you process your life. I write a detailed document and send it with your finished piece which has interesting details unique to you based on your zodiac sign, goals, favorite colors, and more. Expect about 2-4 weeks lead time for completion.

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2022

Welcome to my shop. I offer my handcrafted jewelry, rosaries, sun catchers, and high quality herb infused skin oils.

All of my work is made by hand and I tap into the inherent connection between people and nature. Custom orders welcome; together let’s create something you love and makes you feel like the beautiful person you truly are. Simply send me a message to start the conversation and custom design process.

My creative focus is handcrafted prayer beads, gemstone jewelry, and really awesome sun catchers with huge faceted crystal balls. Nature in its many forms is the bedrock of my inspiration especially birch trees, acorns, driftwood, leaves, flowers, mushrooms, and feathers. Recently, I’ve added dried cholla cactus wood from the desert to my design elements. Many of my beads are made from wire, clay, resin, beads, and paint. There is often a bit of whimsy in my pieces and no two are ever alike. This makes my work is one of a kind. Prayer beads include malas, Catholic rosaries, Anglican rosaries, and Pearls of Life. All purchases come with usage instructions and information.

For years, I have made high quality herbal infused oils for myself, family, and friends. During the pandemic, reasonably priced packaging became difficult to obtain due to international shipping and shortage issues. This summer, I have resumed creating my oils and have decided to offer a limited quality for sale after each small quantity batch is produced. I use a proprietary extraction method that produces the most exquisite quality oil available. This is not the solar method or produced on the stove top. My method extracts the medicinal healing properties of each herb and what remains after my slow filtration process is outstanding skin solutions. Currently, I create calendula infused jojoba oil which is all organic along with wildcrafted (harvested by hand in the forest) St. Johns Wort infused olive oil (organic) and lavender infused olive oil (organic). Use instructions will come with every bottle. Larger quantities can be purchased. Please message me for pricing and production lead time. Usually I can have the product ready to ship within 5 days of your order provided I have the supplies in stock. I only make St. Johns wort oil in the summer time. Some herbal infused oils are made with dried plant material and others made with fresh. As a Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Consultant, you have my personal and professional guarantee that these oils are high quality.

Please note: Soul Stories are not available until October 15, 2022: These are one of kind, custom orders. I am in the process of transitioning the pieces from customized to each piece based on the Zodiac signs. The mixed media collage pieces will blend the meaning of each zodiac sign with corresponding birthstones, colors, and totem animals. More info to come. Message for more info. My Soul Story Art TM wall art is about YOU, your life journey depicted through sacred geometry, juicy watercolors, special effects, and more based on your answers to my questionnaire. The questionnaire is key as it allows you to craft your Soul Story by telling me what resonates for you with colors, feelings, goals; a lens into how you process your life. I write a detailed document and send it with your finished piece which has interesting details unique to you based on your zodiac sign, goals, favorite colors, and more. Expect about 2-4 weeks lead time for completion.

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About GemsOfMalini

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Art with heart and soul making you and your life more beautiful!

I am inspired by nature, solitude, peacefulness. It is what renews and refreshes my spirit. Living near Lake Superior in the far northern part of Wisconsin provides a lot of creative inspiration. My work is done solely by me, by hand. I make prayer beads including Malas, Anglican rosaries, Catholic rosaries, and Pearls of Life. No two pieces are alike. Every prayer set will come in an organza bag with usage information and instructions.

Sun Catchers are made with large crystal prism balls and a dazzling array of beads, wire sculpts, crystals, recycled cutlery, bottle caps. Each one is unique. Driftwood or cholla make up the horizontal "bar" from which the components hang. When you receive your sun catcher, it will be ready to hang on your deck. These are one of a kind sculptures.

My handcrafted jewelry is made with gemstones, wire, precious metal, crystals, and a variety of findings. Each piece is designed to wear comfortably and be durable. If you would like a custom made piece, please send me a message to begin the conversation.

Cold processed soap is made in small batches using mostly organic ingredients including olive oil, Shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils. Fragrance oils used are not organic. Soap is only available periodically until sold out.

Herbal infused oils are made using a proprietary extraction method. These are high quality and the finest you can buy. The oils are infused with wildcrafted St. Johns Wort blossoms, organic Lavender buds, organic calendula blossoms, and more. My salves are made using these oils as the base. Some products are seasonal because I harvest the herbs in the wild during the summer and fall months. Please message me should you have a special request.

My organic calendula infused jojoba oil will become your absolute favorite beauty care secret. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax ester from the seed of the plant. Its Latin/botanical name s Simmondsia chinensis. Other common, regional names include goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush. Jojoba is native to the Southwestern United States. Simmondsia chinensis is the sole species of the family Simmondsiaceae. Originally used by Native Americans as a type of skin butter that was successfully used for dry skin, burns, and in childbirth. Jojoba seeds are harvested by hand rather than with machines due to the seeds ripening at different times.

Calendula is an annual low growing and deep orange flower. The best infusions are made using the dried petals of the flower. At this time, I purchase organic, dried calendula petals due to the extreme northern climate I live in and the short growing season. Calendula is known to be one of the best herbs for dry, itchy skin, rashes, burns, etc. Once infused into the jojoba, the oil takes on a deep orange color. It’s absolutely beautiful and what it does for your skin is remarkable.

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  • Malini (Jane) Thomas

    Owner, Designer/Artist, Maker Of Many Things

    Welcome to my Etsy shop, Gems of Malini. “Malini” is Sanskrit for rosary. In my work, gems and crystals merge with wire and metal to become prayer beads, crystal sun-catchers, necklaces, and bracelets. I also offer original wall art.

  • Matubo (Dan)

    Shipper

    Dan owned a successful hydraulic supply mail order business in southern Wisconsin where he shipped products his company made around the world. He brings that packaging and shipping expertise to my shop so your products arrive in pristine condition.

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Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome. Expect special orders to take 2-4 weeks depending on what you request. Materials may need to be special ordered, there is design consultation and finalization, the creation/building process, curing, etc. My work is high quality, well built, well made, and professionally finished whether it’s a customized sun catcher, painting, prayer bead or piece of jewelry. Please contact me with ideas or questions. I will keep you updated on the progress of your order.

Soul Story Mandala Paintings

How is my Soul Story Art created?
After your payment is received, I email you a confidential questionnaire that focuses on facts about you and your life path. You email the completed form back to me and I begin the creation and design process. You can choose to have me draw a card to determine your totem animal, or if you know you can tell me. If you want a card drawn about your soul path, I can do that also. It’s all covered in the questionnaire.

What is mixed media?

Mixed media is artwork that is rendered using a variety of art products. For Soul Story Art, I use both soft and hard surfaces, professional quality watercolor and acrylic paints and mediums, crystals, beads, cold press watercolor paper, acid free markers, metallics, charcoal, and more. Because each piece is unique, the variety of materials varies. The finished artwork will have a high gloss finish which I find outstanding for this interpretation.
SunCatchers are made using driftwood, forged copper, crystals, beads, charms, and other materials.
Prayer beads vary depending on the type you choose. I make rosaries, Anglican beads, malas, and pearls of life.

Sizing details

What size is the finished piece? Your completed Soul Story Art will be 11” x 14” and about 1” thick. It is lightweight and will be ready to hang on your wall. The hanging hardware is professionally installed on the back. You will need a nail in the wall.
Crystal Sun Catchers are usually 6-12” across and they hang 18-24” below the driftwood cross bar. It is ready to hang on your deck or in a window.
Prayer beads vary depending on the type you choose.

Care instructions

Gently wipe your Soul Story with a soft slightly damp cloth or you can lightly dust it with a feather duster. Be gentle with it especially around the crystals and beads. The crystal sun catchers will hang outside and can be gently wiped with a soft, damp cloth. It’s best to hang them where there is some protection from the elements but it is built to live out of doors. Remove rust with 000 steel wool. Then apply a light coat of wax and buff with soft cloth.. I just let them patina naturally. Prayer beads can be wiped with a soft cloth or jewelry polishing cloth. Do not put them in tumblers or ultrasonic jewelry cleaning machines.

Refunds and exchanges

Yes, of course. Please contact me with any issues and I will resolve them as quickly as possible. I get few returns, but my policy could not be clearer. You can return for refund for any reason for 10 days!! I must receive the item before refund can be made. Please email me before your return. Shipping charges are not refundable.

Do you offer repairs?

Repairs and restringing are available on many items including rosaries, necklaces, sun catchers, etc. Price is based on the job and the materials used. My repairs include using high quality, professional bead stringing wire. If you want sterling silver or gold filled metals used, the prices will be substantially higher. It works best to have a video or phone chat so that I can find out what you want. Of course, if it’s a piece that I made, it will be remade using the same quality materials and workmanship. Allow 4-6 weeks or longer for repair completion - supplies may need to be ordered and at this time I am experiencing shipping delays from most of my suppliers. Message me for a quote.

Do you make custom prayer beads and rosaries?

Yes, I am happy to make a custom set for you. Price is based on the type of beads, length, and type of cross or crucifix. You should have an idea of what main color you would like and I can make suggestions for accents. I use 49 strand beading wire, used for the finest jewelry. This makes for elegant and beautiful drape (the way the rosary lays), and sturdiness. Send me a message and I can email, text, or phone you to discuss this in full. Please allow 4-6 weeks especially if materials will need to be ordered. Some of my beads are imported from around the world. Thank you for shopping at Gems of Malini.