Thursday, April 21, 2011

Raising Money for SafePlace - Denim Day Earrings!

Hello Everyone!

Excited to announce that I have opened an Etsy Shop devoted just to raising money for Causes That Matter...called The Giving Circle.

Circle of Stones Jewelry has already raised money for The Invisible Children of Africa, The Mona Foundation, Global Camps Africa, The Amala Foundation, and now SafePlace!

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month! Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 is Denim Day.  SafePlace is asking everyone to wear Denim Jeans to raise awareness about the injustices that are still occurring for victims of sexual violence.

I have designed a pair of earrings called "Denim Day" made from Sodalite and Sterling Silver to commemorate this month and to raise money for SafePlace.  I will donate 10% of the sale of every pair of earrings to SafePlace during the month of April.  Each pair is handmade and will be delivered gift boxed with the following narrative:

"She wears Denim Jeans on April 27, 2011 to support all those women and men who have been wrongly sexually violated around the world. She remembers the young teenager from Italy in 1998 who was raped and her rapist freed because she supposedly "helped" him take off her tight jeans. She knows there is justice in this world and it starts with her standing up and speaking her truth. She is not a victim. She is a leader of peace and justice. She wears her jeans and her "Denim Day" earrings to peacefully let others know that what she wears gives no one a right to violate her. Justice will endure. It is time to claim peace in the world."

Support Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month!
Wear Denim on Wednesday, April 27th! 

I chose the stone, Sodalite, because it is the "stone of peace" and brings inner peace to the wearer.  Sodalite stimulates endurance.  It will harmonize ones inner being - the conscious and subconscious mind.  Sodalite promotes peace and harmony.  The stone looks like denim.  A perfect stone to represent Denim Day.

These earrings make a great gift for someone who may have been a victim of sexual violence or who supports justice in the world and chooses the wear jewelry with a sacred purpose and meaning.

I hope you will visit The Giving Circle Etsy Shop and purchase a pair of earrings to support SafePlace.
Pass this on to all your friends.  Help us give voice to the many men and women who were afraid to speak up after a violent assault or who did speak up and were treated unjustly.

Healing Blessings!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Motherheart Collection: Special Stones for Mother's Day

Dear friends,

For Mother's Day this year, I am featuring pink stones such as Cherry Quartz, Rose Quartz, Pearls, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Pink Jade and various Crystals in my designs for the "Motherheart Collection."   Pink is the color expression of love and most pink gemstones have energies that relate to love.  I would like to share with you the special properties of these stones and why I think these stones and their energies are perfect to give to your mother for her special day.

Cherry Quartz is a very unique and beautiful stone with swirls of peachy pink.  If you have a mother that is full of vitality and passion or in need of it, this is the stone for her.  Wearing this stone encourages vitality, energetic enthusiasm, courage, and confidence in achieving goals.  This stone can lift your energy and your spirits.  Wearing it adds passion to everything you do!  Because of its pinkish/reddish color, Cherry Quartz is supportive of the Heart and Root Chakras, grounding the person wearing it, in love.  A truly special stone for any mother.

Rose Quartz, the stone of "mother-love" and "self-love" is truly a stone every mother should own.  Rose Quartz is known as the love stone...the stone of universal love. Rose Quartz has a gentle vibration of love for its owner.  It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms.  Rose Quartz opens the heart to love.  Wearing Rose Quartz gives you a sense of self-worth.  It is also the stone of love in marriage.  It is said that your marriage can have more spark and fire when you keep a rose quartz under your pillow.  Rose Quartz is also known as a rejuvenator to the skin. So, sleeping with it under your pillow apparently will make you look younger.  Washing your face in water charged by rose quartz will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young.  Rose quartz is also a lovely stone for a young person.

Pearls are just the most classic and classy of gemstones for mothers.  How can you go wrong with pearls?  Pearls are a symbol of purity.  Pearls bring light and a glow to your face when worn.  The radiance pearls bestow upon the wearer is magical and can appear to make a woman's face younger.  Combining pearls with the stones of love - cherry and rose quartz -  represents the purity of love in all its forms.

Rhodochrosite was the magical stone of the Inca Civilization.  Rhodochrosite directs love energy first toward the self for the purposes of emotional healing. It works to repair old wounds and areas where disharmony exists.  Rhodochrosite is also known as the stone of joy.  Rhodochrosite energies align with the child within you, promoting a sense of playfulness. It is also an effective stone for recovering hidden or forgotten talents.  Opens the heart chakra.  All mothers struggle with self-love.  Rhodochrosite is a stone every mother should have in her arsenal when she is feeling that she is not good enough or unworthy or guilty.  Let this stone heal the motherheart.

Rhodonite is a balancing stone that helps clear the psychic centers. The color brings balance to the heart chakra, the darker colors within the pink hue are stabilizing and grounding.  Wear rhodonite to increase balance, stability, trust and understanding in your romantic relationship.  Named for the classic romantic symbol, the rose, rhodonite is especially beneficial to romantic relationships.  Given that it is the stone of the rose, what better way to honor the "rose heart" of your mother than with Rhodonite.

Pink Jade is said to contain the essence of love. It is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love.  Jade brings good fortune to its owner!  Jade can also be used to bring money into your life. You can amplify positive energy regarding money by visualizing yourself using money creatively while wearing this stone.  If your mother has always struggled with finances and love, this might be the stone for her.

I have added various colors of crystals into this collection to represent the "light", "shine", "radiance" and "spirit" of mother love.  Throwing in a bit of sparkle here and there is always nice and gives the wearer a sense of youth, vitality, and excitement.  Sparkle is a good thing!

Please visit my Etsy Shop regularly in the next two weeks as I will add pieces to this Motherheart Collection for purchase.

Healing Blessings to All Mothers Around the World!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Starting Jewelry Creation Circles!

Yes, I am so excited to announce that I will be offering Jewelry Creation Circles for all of you budding jewelry artists!  Bring your old jewelry and any beads you have and let's create some sacred pieces together!  I only take two people per Creation Circle to give you the individualized attention you need.  I will teach you the basics and you will leave with a creation or two to show off to friends or give as a gift.

My first Creation Circle will be held Saturday, April 23rd!  Classes are two hours long.  Only two people can sign up per slot.  Cost is $35 and includes basic plated gold and silver findings to complete your project.  You will have the opportunity to purchase additional stones or precious metal findings if you wish.  Please let me know if you want precious metal findings such as silver and gold I must check inventory to make sure I have enough of what you need.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  I will teach you the basics!  Easy, laid-back, relaxed, sacred pressure!  Promise!

Perfect time to create an Easter gift for someone special or a Mother's Day gift!

Time slots are as follows:

11AM - 1PM
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 5PM

Contact me by email or by phone 512-576-5297 to register.
I will give you address location after you register.  It will be held in SW Austin, TX.

Hope to see a few of you!!!!

Hilde Girl Celebration Concert & Me!

Dear friends,

I hope you can come out to Unity Church of the Hills Saturday, April 16th - 7:30PM.  I am a member of Hilde Girls and we will be singing the sacred chants of St. Hildegard of Bingen as well as other inspiring works.  It is a night not to miss.  Doors open at 7PM. Arrive early as we usually have a packed house and sell out!

I will have Circle of Stones Jewelry on display and donating 10% of sales to The Amala Foundation to support the Global Youth Peace Summit coming in August 2010.

I will be featuring my "Radiance Collection" and "Modern Vintage Collection" that night.  If you love sparkle, you will love the pieces I have created.  Lots of unique earrings to choose from if you love earrings!

Hope to see you there!
Stop by and say hello at the end of the concert!

Healing Blessings!