For me, making jewelry is like having a lunch date with my best friends. Crystals have incredible healing properties and so much personality - Amazonite makes me giggle and not take any human drama too seriously, bloodstone makes me feel grounded and vital, amethyst helps me discard energy I pick up during the day, chrysoprase makes me notice the things around me that bring me joy...
If you'd like to work with crystals but aren't sure where to start, just let me know! I'm happy to identify some crystals that would work with you.
About my jewelry
The crystals I use in my jewelry are natural and usually rough-cut. I produce pieces using a process called electroforming, in which copper particles adhere to the crystal in specific places, creating unique, organic designs. Pendants are sold either on waxed cotton sliding knot cords or solid copper chains.
Each of the stones in the jewelry I make are cleared energetically, but I always recommend that recipients keep their crystals fresh and highly functioning by putting them out under the full moon (this is effective even when there is cloud cover). Each stone is different in the treatment it likes - some like salt baths and others like to be buried in the ground for a time - but a full-moon bath is helpful for everyone! Please note that stones such as those in the quartz family (amethyst, citrine, smoky, rose, and clear quartz, etc.) help us in part by taking dense energy out of our fields, but this energy then needs to be cleared from the crystal on a regular basis, depending on how “light” the environment is.
Each piece of copper jewelry has a protective coating to prevent oxidation, but over time, when the copper dulls, I recommend using some fine steel wool to brush the metal lightly and keep it looking new.
Browse my current inventory, or read more below to learn about the crystals I use.
About the crystals
The following descriptions are based on what I receive from the crystals, and don’t necessarily match common understandings. I strongly recommend that when you pick a crystal, whether to wear or hold or put near you, you don’t choose based on the description – look at the crystals and see what you’re drawn to! We often don’t need what we think we need, and our intuition – the part of us most connected to our wisdom being (what some call a higher self) – will lead us to the right crystal to work with.
If you’re interested in jewelry made from a crystal you don’t see listed here, please reach out; I can special order crystals and produce a ring, pendant, or (sometimes) earrings, though please allow 3-4 weeks for that process. You will be under no commitment to purchase until the piece is finished and you can decide whether you like it.
There’s a reason for its popularity! Amethyst has numerous helpful properties – it can remove negative energy from one’s field, offer spiritual/energetic insight, and instill feelings of calmness and well-being. It’s a must-have for energy workers and other empaths and should be cleared regularly. I find that the Vera Cruz amethyst, a popular crystal that is lighter in color, has a high vibration that is great for psychic and spiritual work, but has less of an influence in the physical body than traditional amethyst.
If you need to command the respect of others, aquamarine is the crystal for you. A stone of the throat chakra, aquamarine assists with the clear communication of one's highest truth and inner knowing. It is most effective when worn near the throat.
Some crystals take energy from us and some bring energy in. Apatite belongs to the latter category, and can bring in information from higher consciousness in order to inspire us and open our psychic channels.
A relative of amethyst, this stone is highly energetic and is a great catalyst for spiritual awareness from a place of peace and calm.
Aventurine brings vitality and courage to the heart.
Both black and blue kyanite have energies that can bring one’s awareness into non-ordinary reality. Black kyanite helps one experience interdimensional consciousness and past/future lifetimes. Good for shamanic work.
Blue kyanite is high-vibration stone that can open psychic connections. Great for telepathic communication and lucid dreaming.
Blue Lace Agate
A premier stone of the throat chakra, blue lace agate helps one speak one’s truth from a place of calmness and compassion. Helpful for public speaking and hard conversations with loved ones, when gentleness and compassion are called for.
Blue sapphire assists with concentration and mental focus, enhances creativity, and brings forth wisdom.
This uplifting crystal brings serenity, angelic communication, and access to higher consciousness.
A stone of the heart, chrysoprase has strong healing energy and brings hope, growth, compassion, and prosperity.
The orange crystal commonly sold as citrine is actually heat-treated amethyst and doesn't have the special properties true citrine has to offer. True citrine has a lemon or sometimes golden smoky color. Citrine is a powerful stone of creativity and manifestation. Great for writers, artists, and others wanting to bring their dreams into being.
Epidote dispels negative energy and is good for depression and physical healing.
An enhancer of mental energy, fluorite helps with mental clarity and decision-making.
A stone of abundance, green garnet helps manifest prosperity.
Aligns the physical heart and calms the nervous system. Soothing and rejuvenating after break-ups and other heartache.
A stone of love and compassion, kunzite is most powerful when given as a gift. Kunzite connects the wearer to the vibration of Divine Love.
Soothing and calming, Larimar is a powerful stone for self-expression and connection to goddess energies.
Malachite provides emotional protection and is great for keeping the heart feeling safe when doing deep inner/psychological work.
Grounding and protective, obsidian is effective for keeping negative energy at bay while experiencing non-ordinary states of awareness.
Quartz is often referred to as an “amplifier” of energy. When paired with another crystal, it can amplify those crystal’s properties. Perhaps more useful, however, is the fact that clear quartz can align itself with the wearer’s intentions and assist with specific actions. For example, I have a quartz crystal that helps me see into my heart and become aware of my truth, and another that assists me in perceiving my helping spirits, among many others.
Smoky quartz is another must-have for energy workers and psychic travelers. It has strong grounding and protective qualities and can assist the wearer with remaining grounded in the physical body while being open to psychic experiences.
Rose quartz is the quintessential stone of love and emotional healing. It brings gentleness and tenderness into the heart and is great for people working on self love and recovering from emotional trauma.