I have been selling jewelry online and at local art and renaissance faires since 2006. I sell locally via trunk shows and private sales, at the moment, since there are no faires right now. I am most proud of being a founding seller at goimagine, an online marketplace that donates 100% of the company’s profits to charity.
On my own site, I always have one piece that is for the benefit of local charities, in this case @dontshootpdx and @blackresiliencefund
I create spiritual tools and jewelry from crystals and stones. I make two main styles of meditation beads: Malas, from the Buddhist tradition, and Paidirean, from the Celtic tradition. I also make bracelets and earrings.
The Paidirean (Gaelic. pron PAH-jur-in) is a 150- bead prayer and meditation necklace. It originates with St. Columcille, a very early Irish monk who was raised in a pagan family (and was likely a Druid, although that is not proven). He has a fascinating history and in later years founded a monastery on Iona, a sacred Druid site that still exists today.
In my interpretation, the Paidirean represents the three phases of life, or of the goddess, in Celtic and Druidic lore – birth, life and death, or maiden, mother, crone.
Malas are used in meditation to help keep track of the mantra. The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition, and malas are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer.
I make all my pieces by hand, drawing on spirit for inspiration and guidance. They are made with intention, spiritual direction, and mindfulness. The combinations of stones are dictated by the feel of the stones themselves as I assemble the piece. Use them in good health!
Mo Bheannacht do d’Anam!