Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Spread the Love

In the storm of hate and violence, let your heart stay strong and filled with love. Love and understanding is where we will find peace. Not hate, not fear, not violence. I believe the world must come together with tolerance and with understanding of our differences. We will never be the same. We must love and accept that. For we are nothing without each other. Without love. I urge you to fill the world with all the beauty you have to offer today. Do.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Earrings Everyday: The Crow

The Crow


The crow bird. 
To some- a sad, lonely, even mean bird. 
Dark, and mysterious. 

Not what I imagine when I see the crow.
I see my (late) aunt on the lawn... feeding them bread. 
I asked her why she fed the birds- she said- 
because I like them. A simple answer. 
What else did I expect?
It's funny what inspires our art, our creations. 
A memory, a lost love, a color we are drawn to. 
Whatever it may be, we know what it means to us. 
Our jewelry doesn't always have to have meaning behind it- 
but more often than not, I think it does. 
That's what makes us reach for it and wear it and love it. 
This set of earrings was inspired by the love for this woman who raised me as her own daughter. 

 Alzheimer diseases took her away from me long before she passed away last fall. 

So now I too am drawn to crows and have a special love for them that I never would have otherwise. 

I found these white bronze charms in a small bead shop in Port Townsend, WA. We took a road trip around the Hwy 101 loop in 2012. An amazing trip with my best friend and partner of almost 30 years. 

Lots of story and love and memories behind these earrings. 

Thank you for reading along and allowing me to share. 

Available for a limited time

Peace and blessings ~ Cindy 

may 2013 - re-post

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mothers Day Coming Up

Ida & Mackie (sisters)
Mother day is around the corner. Next weekend, in fact. For people (like me) who no longer have living parents, mother's day, and father's day can be more of a memorial day. But I wont let it be sad. Instead I will remember my mothers in a loving way and remember the good days we had and the warm hugs. 

And every year, I think, what I can I do? How can I honor other moms and make it special? 

Last year I put together a Mother's day gift guide. This year, I'd like to do something different for my clients. I'm thinking a special discount for mom's to buy their own gift would be nice... 

I'll have a newsletter out sometime this week. If you haven't signed up you may do so here: http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/pages/contact-cindy

peace & love to all~ 


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Handcrafted Jewelry In the Works

from raw materials every piece is worked and forged into a new creation. 

pure copper is annealed (to soften) with the torch flame and then embossed with fabrics through a rolling mill for texture. raw silver wire is torch melted to ball the ends and then individually stamped with tiny spiral images. silver rings are handcrafted from raw silver wire with stakes, mandrels and specialty jewelry hammers. this is my passion. 

I have a few new listings up this week along with more in the works. See the new jewelry section of my web store for more...