MoreThanJustWords

Semi-precious gemstone jewelry

Anaheim, California

Announcement    FREE SHIPPING through November 30!
Thank you so much for visiting! I am so excited that I am finally open on this marketplace! (Yes, it says I've been on Etsy since 2009, but I finally have opened!) I have missed all my customers at my craft shows. Hope to see you all in person again soon! But until then, we can connect in this space!

Why More than Just Words? Because jewelry is so much more than a word...

It's a...
* Feeling
* Connection
* Memory
* Symbol
* Message
* Statement
* and more...

My passion is using semi-precious gemstones that I personally hand-pick for their quality and energetics.

I am just in awe of the diversity and magnificence of this earth and am honored to be working with these gifts of our planet.

Not only are the stones beautiful, but they interact with the body’s energy field to create balance and harmony, facilitating healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. As an energy worker, healing and calming energy naturally flows into each component as the piece is being divinely inspired and created.

I am so excited to offer these creations for your enjoyment!

Love, light & blessings,
~ Denise

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2020

FREE SHIPPING through November 30!
Thank you so much for visiting! I am so excited that I am finally open on this marketplace! (Yes, it says I've been on Etsy since 2009, but I finally have opened!) I have missed all my customers at my craft shows. Hope to see you all in person again soon! But until then, we can connect in this space!

Why More than Just Words? Because jewelry is so much more than a word...

It's a...
* Feeling
* Connection
* Memory
* Symbol
* Message
* Statement
* and more...

My passion is using semi-precious gemstones that I personally hand-pick for their quality and energetics.

I am just in awe of the diversity and magnificence of this earth and am honored to be working with these gifts of our planet.

Not only are the stones beautiful, but they interact with the body’s energy field to create balance and harmony, facilitating healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. As an energy worker, healing and calming energy naturally flows into each component as the piece is being divinely inspired and created.

I am so excited to offer these creations for your enjoyment!

Love, light & blessings,
~ Denise

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About MoreThanJustWords

Sales 12
On Etsy since 2009

Why I started to Sell Jewelry

So, in 2002, about a year after my mom left the planet, I flew back to New Jersey to help my sister with some of my mom's affairs. My sister left me a voicemail that I retrieved as I got off the plane which said, "There is this Mind, Body, Spirit Expo. I know you like that sort of thing, do you want to go?" I, of course, said YES! So she picked me from the airport and off we went. Little did I know how life-changing that excursion would be.

When we arrived, there was a harpist off to the left (Jerry Marchand, his music is wonderful) who was also selling all these "rocks." As a kid, I would love to collect rocks, but these were quite different. I fell in love with a pretty big piece of apophyllite. I had no idea what it was, I just know that I couldn't put it down. It was $200 and I had no idea if that was a good price or not, but I bought it anyway. After I bought it, I thought I was crazy! I never even spent $200 on clothes or shoes and here I'm spending that on a piece of rock.

After I got back to California, I started looking up where I can find more about this rock and found there was a thing called a gemfaire. Hmm, that sounded interesting. This started an adventure in attending a fair at the Orange County Fairgrounds, and WOW...just WOW! All these beautiful rocks and crystals that I've never seen or heard of before! This led to my collecting more rocks and crystals (that were moderately priced, I might add). And then I saw this piece called pietersite. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I noticed there was an affordable strand of beads. So I bought that.

Jump to February 2006. After just admiring this strand of beads for years, I decided it might be time to find out what to do with these, other than just look at them. I found a listing for Brea Beadworks that held jewelry-making classes, signed up for some to learn the basics, and finally DID something with the beads. As I started to wear my new creations, my friends would ask me, "Oh, that's really nice, do you sell it?" My replies started out with, "No," "No, but thank you!" "No, just for me." Then they turned into, "Not yet."

My church (Center for Spiritual Living in Huntington Beach, CA) was having a "Peace Fair" in May of that year, and I thought, "Why not see what I could do with my new talent." I was buying beads and making things for myself, but I could see that it would be a good idea to find someway to finance my new-found hobby. The show was a success, in my mind, and I began applying to other shows and branching out beyond my comfort zone of people I knew.

Since then, I've been participating in local craft and jewelry shows, and most regularly at monthly holistic/metaphysical shows. I am part of the Orange County Bead Society and my designs have been for sale in the Aquarium of the Pacific Gift Shop in Long Beach.

I also own and operate an administrative support business (started in 1995), so the jewelry-making helps to balance my right and left brains.

My life journey has also included learning energy healing modalities such as Reiki, Energy Medicine, EFT/Tapping, and working with sound (e.g. using tuning forks and drums). I am also a fervent student of the Law of Attraction.

I have 3 furry feline children, support cat rescue, and love the ocean. The beach is my happy place. (I think I was a mermaid in a former life ;-)). So many of my designs are sea life themed.

I hope you enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy making them!

Love, light & blessings,

~ Denise

Shop members

  • Denise Ross

    Designer

    Jewelry is my balance and right-brain creative outlet after a left-brained week.

  • Max

    Customer Service

    Max likes to assist with greeting customers. And this is where he hangs, when he's on break.

  • Clyde

    Supervisor

    This is Clyde after a hard day of keeping the operations and creativity moving.

  • Emily

    Marketer

    This is Emily yelling at me get my butt in gear and to put myself out there on social media platforms.

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Last updated on Sep 13, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Warranty

I want you to always be thrilled with your purchase and I guarantee my items for quality and durability under normal wear and tear. I will gladly repair any item that may break within 1 year of purchase. Contact me for instructions.

Custom and personalized orders

I accept requests for customization, when possible. In most cases, I can adjust a length or add some other little charm. Just contact me and we can work on that together.

Special Requests

If you see something you like and want to know if I can make it with a different gemstone, chances are I can find what you are looking for at the next supply fair. Contact me!