Sunday, February 19, 2017

New. Handmade Ceramic and Porcelain Bead Sets.

Bead Listings are live today and for a limited time. 

Some of these sets will be moving over to the Handmade beads and findings facebook group on Tuesday. 

From there, if any are left will move on to my Etsy Ceramic shop
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I'll post links next week if any are left. So, get them while they are here! https://www.artandsouljewelry.com/

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Thanks for shopping with me! 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Words Have Power.

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I recently read a blog post that indicated words don't have a place in jewelry. I respectfully disagree. 

I began my adventure into the world of jewelry way back in the mid 90's. I think from the beginning I was drawn to the idea and ability to add words to my creations. 

I made millefiori canes from colorful polymer clay. Each one, once done, concluded with me cutting off the end to see the results of my labor. Those cane ends now fill a box. Some of those ends held words of power, of inspiration for me personally. I kept them around my work table and spent long hours looking at them while I rolled more beads, cut more canes and kneaded pound after pound of clay. 
In those hours of work, I realized at some point that these words held power and I knew they were becoming ingrained with me. I realized that these words, as simple as they are, were inspiring me. I felt it.

20 years ago a friend made this box for me, and I still love it! What a fitting place to keep my collection of cane ends

So yes, words have power, words belong anywhere we want to put them to inspire our spirits and better our well-being. Be it on the wall, hanging from our rear-view mirrors in the car or from our ear lobes. 


To remind us to breathe... 
lotus breathe necklace (sold)
To inspire love... 
Love necklace (mto)
If you disagree, that is okay. Those who don't get it, don't get it. Not all of us will see the same thing even when looking at the same very same thing. 
healing spirit earrings (sold, mto)
For those who have had a broken heart, a loss of breath, a wounded soul, I offer you these healing spirit earrings. (sold)

A reminder that you are not broken, you are healing. Healing takes work and Love. And reminding.

I hear some say that words are too direct. Too over-used. Especially the word breathe. I use this word and I use it often. For me, it holds meaning

If something resonates with you, use it. Wear it.

Yoga teaches us how important our breath is and how to use it for our benefit and for our well-beingLearning to use your breath for healing and for good is an art. 

I leave you with a thought, a question. What is important to you? What word(s) do you want to share with the world? What will you bring to others to inspire and uplift? 

New in the shop, LOVE earrings. All silver.
 
 
Use your powers for good. 

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fresh!

Fresh from the kiln, new porcelain buttons for bracelets and luscious new beads and hearts in Winter Blues... listing will be updated over the next few weeks. Message me for requests.





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Monday, January 16, 2017

Cold.




peace and blessings to you this very cold January.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello January, Full Wolf Moon

Hello new year, hello full moon. Tomorrow we'll see the first full moon of this lunar calendar. It's been called the Full Wolf Moon by some.

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full moon of January "appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages." Sounds ominous for sure. However, this morning I look out my window and see only snow covering the ground. No wolves here!

So much to look forward to and feel grateful for in this new month and the new year we have before us. I encourage you to seek out are share messages of love, hope and peace. There's enough strife and negativity in our new modern world. We must be vigilant about bringing more positive energy. Let us be part of the solution.

So far this year has brought us loads of snow and ice. I must admit the snow days make me feel like a kid again. A few years back I was ambitious enough to walk about 3 miles through the snow just to get some photos. I don't think that will be happening today. I'm okay viewing it through the window. I enjoy being warm and cozy these days. 

Although I did get a few photos from my yard...


"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." — Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass)

Look closely you'll see water bubbling under the ice... cold, inspiring, sparkling icy water that used to feed the tiny birds that would flock to our yard in the summer months. Now, still. 

Inspiring all things shiny and bright...

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