Loving the Rain and Keeping Busy

It is absolutely pouring down with rain outside as I type this. Gosh I love this weather so much. It has been a very busy day in the studio, with a lot of creating, and more so, lots of wrapping of parcels ready to be shipped off early next week. With the fire place ablaze, and some beautiful orange essential oil burning on my workbench, I am now starting to wind down a little and will snuggle up with my book. Work Related of course! In fact I have been reading about animal totems... looking forward to incorporating these into some future pieces. For now though, I think it is time for a cup of tea! xx Tina


Medicine Woman

One of the pieces I have been working on recently is this amazing Shamanic/Medicine Woman Inspired Assemblage Necklace, The Pendant handcrafted in Clay with Red Jasper as the main stone and Ruby in Fuchsite in the teardrop feature.
The necklace is a beautiful mixture of copper (which is said to have amazing metaphysical properties), leather, fabric, and handcrafted clay beads.
Jasper is a stone of strength and vitality. It can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to a previously scattered event, experience or life in general. Known as the “Supreme Nurturer,” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness and peace, and acts as a reminder that one is not here on the physical plane simply for oneself, but to bring joy and substance to others.
Metaphysically Copper is known to stimulate the flow of energy and enhance psychic abilities. Known as an energy conductor copper can move energy, amplify thoughts, assist in channeling and communicating with higher dimensional beings. Copper has the ability to ground and transfer a wide array of vibrational frequencies from the spiritual to the physical. Copper is known to support healing by keeping the pathways for healing open.
Ruby in Fuchsite (Green Muscovite)
Ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

Fuchsite is the green variety of muscovite and carries the properties of muscovite - inspiration, problem solving, intuition, etc. As a heart chakra stone, it links the intellect of the mind with the heart.

medicine man or medicine woman is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among American Indians, or Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada. The primary function of these "medicine elders" is to secure the help of the spirit world, including the Great Spirit (Wakan Tanka in the language of the Lakota people), for the benefit of the entire community. Sometimes the help sought may be for the sake of healing disease, sometimes it may be for the sake of healing the psyche, sometimes the goal is to promote harmony between human groups or between humans & nature. 
Shamans gain knowledge and the power to heal by entering into the spiritual world or dimension. Most shamans have dreams or visions that tell them certain things. The shaman may have or acquire many spirit guides, who often guide and direct the shaman in his/her travels in the spirit world. These spirit guides are always present within the shaman though others only encounter them when the shaman is in a trance. The spirit guide energizes the shaman, enabling him/her to enter the spiritual dimension. The shaman heals within the spiritual dimension by returning 'lost' parts of the human soul from wherever they have gone. The shaman also cleanses excess negative energies which confuse or pollute the soul.


This is a revamp of the original blog. Which was so untidy, as I was just a beginner. So, now that I am a little more advanced, and a little more creative with the photography side of things, I am a little more confident!
Tonight seems like the perfect time to sit down with a cup of tea, and start this new chapter.
Not only am I beginning this new blog, but I have also been re-inventing my creative space, or studio. I am so happy with how it is beginning to take shape. I purchased two new work benches, with beautiful timber tops, and a comfortable stool. I have organised gemstones, shells, cabochons and metal jewellery findings into beautiful vintage jars and bottles.
On the wall above my desk, I have created a gratitude board, which has lots of beautiful thank you cards from my wonderful customers, a collection of dried herbs which I love, bird feathers which I found, and other bits and pieces I love. I also have one of my favourite artworks on the wall in a gorgeous frame, depicting a young girl with feathers in her hair holding a rescued bird. I love this particular artwork, as it reminds me of myself when I was a girl, and of course I have a rainbow lorikeet which my hubby and I rescued from a neglectful pet owner.
The studio has transformed into a sacred place for me. It is a place where not only do I create my jewellery, but where I read and relax. I really do believe everybody should have a room in their homes that reflect them, full of all the things that they love, a place that instantly relaxes you, and reminds you of who your authentic self really is.
I am enjoying reclaiming myself, and creating this space, just for me.
In between the re-arranging and decorating, I also finished off a couple of jewellery pieces which I have been working on. Very much inspired by Shamanic Healing, and all the trinkets and talismans that those healers would wear. I look forward to sharing more with you soon. xx Tina