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More Robots, more She-Ra, a modern shamanic bauble, and Jupiter and Danae 

 
The cutest Mr Roboto ever. Double strand vintage silver chain, adjustable from 16-18 inches. Only $30!  

  

She-Ra hand-painted comic book earrings! Updated, $38 

In my college art history and mythology classes I learned of Jupiter and Danae and the resulting pregnancy from His shower of golden coins. I was always fascinated and also pondered if it was a twist on a tale of prostitution. The painting depicting the golden coin act were always a wonder to behold. With those in mind I created this piece, made with vintage gold plated chains and agate coin gemstones. $42

   

Finally, here is a take on the modern Shaman, created wih vintage silver chains, silver titanium quartz, and skul and arrow charms. Only $25!! 

Have a great day!


Labradorite & Amethyst: the power to change, the strength to cope with it

Two of my favorite (and most popular) gemstones that I work with are labradorite and amethyst. At a very young age I discovered what amethyst was as it was my mother’s birthstone and she adored it. It took me many years to want to learn more and longer still to discover my jewelry making abilities. When I did discover those abilities I found this glorious, flashy stone called labradorite. Both labradorite and amethyst show up in my pieces with great frequency.

  

Dark to Light – available here

  
Secrets Revealed – raw amethyst and rose gold earrings – available here 

Both labradorite and amethyst have a great deal to do with change. Amethyst can bring about great change in your life. Many feel that the stone brings about spiritual growth, building strength and courage. Others feel that it fights black magic or dark and negative energies. My mom was one of these people, clutching the stone to ward off the evil nonsense spewing forth from a certain dark witch from my childhood. See: this painting

Labradorite is the stone you want to keep close when you are going through major changes. It is a fantastic dark into light gemstone, taking darker and unwanted qualities and replacing them with positive energies. Told to provide quick relief from anxiety, depression and hopelessness; it replaces them with self-confidence, enthusiasm and inspiration. When one is experiencing times of conflict and change, Labradorite is said to offer perseverance, strength, and enhanced inner intuition to assist in that time of disruption.

I have a few pieces left right now in my etsy shop like the ones below. 

Please enjoy! 

  
from top left, clockwise:

The horn of Dagoth sterling amethyst horn necklace * midnight prophecies *  sterling long labradorite pendant * welcome to Gemworld raw amethyst and rustic silver necklace * the secret of room 402 keyhole and labradorite * the royal armour – amethyst gemstone “teeth” bib 


White lemons

Very inspiring day.

 
Jewelry Bonney and her love, me.  
 
Spotted at Umbrella Falls

   
Tamanawas Falls

 
SparklingCyclone vintage rhinestone triple hoop earrings with quartz.

   
Forever. Ethical piece made with filigree chevron charm and rutilated quartz

 
WitchDoctor – vintage, ethical piece with silver chains, arrow, black skull and crossbones and silver titanium quartz. 

   
WeatherWitch” The X-Men’s Storm pictured in her iconic Mohawk look – small painting. 

 
This is HaZel. She is a spotted owl who lives at the Portland Audubon Society. She flew into a tree when she was young and her wing feathers grew in deformed so she cannot fly. But she’s still rad. I hand-painted her on dense board so that she could exist as earrings!