India: Rainbow Necklace with Quartz, Amethyst, Czech Glass & Art Pendant by Windy Paints

I don’t often post single pieces on the blog in their very own post anymore, but this one is special.

India Clarke was a transgender woman who was murdered this year. An alarmingly high percentage of violence perpetrated against members of the GLBTQ community occurs in the form of attacks on trans women, particularly trans women of color. The violence against these women — and the too-frequent loss of life — is beyond unacceptable, and this is my small way of trying to draw attention to the issue.

I will be donating $5 from the sale of this piece to TWOCC, Trans Women of Color CollectiveVisit the shop listing here for more info or to purchase.

The beads are a mix of shimmery clear Czech glass seed beads, faceted fire-polished Czech glass beads in rainbow colors, tiny quartz beads and large chevron amethyst. The pendant features a tiny hand-painted piece of art by Windy Paints, sealed under a glass cabochon.

Amethyst is a type of quartz. It is calming, harmonizing, and good at drawing peaceful energy. It is a wonderful healing stone, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Amethyst can be used to aid in all kinds of psychic work, including enhancing one’s intuition. It can be used to protect travelers and to ward off psychic attack. Like garnet, amethyst was often worn or carried into battle as a protective amulet. Helpful with past life recall. Really, amethyst is just a generally wonderful all-purpose stone!

Quartz, also known as rock crystal, is the most universally known and plentiful mineral. Quartz enhances the energy of other stones around it and is also excellent for use in finding balance, clarity and harmony. It is also used for healing, channeling, clearing negative energy and protection. Its energies can aid in meditation, divination, channeling, manifestation and more.

Chakra Prayer Beads Giveaway & 13k Fan Celebration

Hello, lovelies! Now that things are finally settling down a bit for us, I’m gearing up to FINALLY celebrate reaching 13,000 FB page fans! Since I was born on the 13th of November and 13 has always been my lucky number, I’ve really been looking forward to this.

First up, I’m giving away this lovely rainbow necklace/prayer beads, featuring a sweet hand-painted chakra pendant by Windy Paints. I always love working with Windy’s pendants, and I was so glad that she wanted to take part!

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Enter here. Good luck!

This contest will close for entries at 11:59 PM PST on April 21st, 2015. The winner will be announced and contacted via email within 72 hours.

Next week, I’ll be giving away another piece made with a stunning pendant by The Healers Touch – A Journey In Healing! Keep an eye out for that, as well as game nights and some other fun stuff that I’ll be announcing soon, along with my active fan rewards and fan appreciation winners from the past few months. Lots of prizes and fun to come over the next six weeks!

Please remember that your interaction with the giveaway post — and others on FB — helps boost our signal. 😉 Thanks so much for being so amazingly supportive!

Coming soon… Giveaways!

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It’s been a while since I had a giveaway for y’all, so I’ve decided to rectify that by giving away TWO collaborative pieces in the second half of April! Here’s a sneak peek at the prizes that I just finished up tonight,,,

The piece on the left features a fancy beadwork leaf pendant by my friend Tracey at The Healers Touch – A Journey In Healing. This necklace combines labradorite, peridot, serpentine, gold freshwater pearls, glass crystals, metal accent beads, and pressed glass Eye of Providence beads.

The necklace on the right features a sweet hand-painted chakra pendant by my pal Windy over at Windy Paints. This piece combines faceted Czech glass beads with clear quartz and pewter accent beads.

I’d love to hear what you think! Which of these are you most excited about entering to win? Keep an eye on my Facebook page and/or my posts here on the blog over the next week for more info on how to enter both contests… And while you’re at it, please pop over to my co-conspirators’ FB pages to show them some love, too!

Sneak peek time!

I was not quite so prolific this morning as I was yesterday, but I’m quite happy with how the pieces I did finish turned out. I would love to hear what you think of these! Which is your favorite?

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Left to right…
– pink & green aventurine necklace with hand-painted flower charm by Windy Paints
– Steven Universe-inspired necklace #1 (garnet, amethyst & pearl beads in vial; the hematite star is for Steven!)
– “Frozen in Time” necklace: blue glass crystals, rainbow moonstone, raku tree of life beads, pewter spirals, blue lace agate cabochon on tree of life; sealed magical “snowglobe” vial with quartz points, tiny gemstone beads, mugwort & glitter
– Steven Universe-inspired necklace #2 (see above)
– necklace with blue goldstone, aqua crystals, silver daisies & hand-painted flower charm by Windy Paints

I’ll be listing all of these in my shop tonight!

If you’re on Facebook, please consider visiting my page to check out what’s new and show my recent posts some love. Likes help my reach and are much appreciated. When you find yourself moved to comment and share, it really means the world to me, and it helps boost my signal even more! You are my village, and my wee business needs your support in order to survive and thrive, now more than ever!

New Pieces

Here are the most recent additions to my shop. Most of these are still available. I’d love to hear what you think!

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