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 - the flight of a bird, the way seeds just hover on top of a dried flower, ready to spread...
The crystals I use in my jewelry are usually rough-cut, natural crystals that are energetically cleared before they are turned into jewelry. I make earrings with sterling silver wire and findings as well as copper pendants using a process called electroforming. Electroforming creates organic, "uneven" designs and I make the pendants with both waxed cotton sliding knot cords and solid copper chains. My jewelry is for sale at Swirl in Putney, Vermont and on Etsy, and I am happy to produce pieces with the stones you want to wear. Prices range from $30 to $60, depending on the stone/s. I require a $10 non-refundable deposit, and I will produce the piece and show you a photo of it before you need to pay me the balance, just to make sure that its unique form speaks to you!
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.
Below are samples of the pendants I've produced. Feel free to contact me through this site to place an order or ask any questions!