Saturday, 2 January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello and Happy New Year! I am so ready to get started with 2016. It's been a rough 2015 with some personal hard times. That is life and the only way to get through these difficult times is to be mindful of how I would like to deal with life's unexpected surprises. I keep telling myself to be strong and keep my thoughts positive, because to be negative takes too much energy that I don't want to give in to that.

Who knows why things don't work out exactly as you expected them to. All I know is that everyday I have is a gift and to make the best out of what I am given.

Each year I like to challenge my creativity and it doesn't always work out. I've had some ideas for my shop that didn't quite work, or that were too difficult to complete. This year I have a path for my shop, a plan, and I hope that my shop followers love what I am bringing them. Of course I want to make beautiful pieces that I adore, but I want you to love them too.

This year I will expand my Clay and Crystals section to my shop and I plan on adding 10 new Wall Weavings by the end of January. Below are some of the items in my shop currently, and soon I will be listing more, just in time for Valentines Day. What is your favorite stone? Do you have a favorite color combination you would like to see as a weaving?










Saturday, 12 December 2015

What's New in December?













The Holiday season is here! I haven't truly felt the pressure yet, and without snow it feels a bit like October still. I'm working hard and putting out as much new product to my shop as I can. I have also been very busy getting all of my  Christmas orders out for the next day if I can. I know everyone who orders form me want their necklace as soon as possible and I am working hard to make it happen.

Here are a few new pieces which I thought could use a little feature.

1. Is a Chrysocolla wire wrapped stone which I added last night to my shop. I love the rich blues and greens in this piece. Chrysocolla : Heart chakra stone, Gemini, Virgo, Taurus,  Peaceful calming stone

2. A tumbled Crystal Quartz wire wrapped. Quartz: Third eye chakra, clear thinking,protection stone, all birthstones

3. Tumbled Emerald wire wrapped necklace. Emerald properties: Heart chakra, love stone, calming stone

4. Eudialyte Raw stone wire wrapped necklace. Eudialyte is a love stone as well, acceptance of love, protection stone, heart chakra.

5. Red Jasper smooth polished stone wire wrapped necklace. Red Jasper: base chakra, stress relieving, clears negative energy, Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life

6. Lemurian Quartz Necklace. Lemurian Quartz is a balancing stoneLemurian Seed crystals connect with the crown and solar star chakra. These are master crystals within the crystal kingdom.

A little feature for some of my necklaces currently in my shop. You don't need to believe that crystals have healing properties to appreciate and own one of these beauties. I think it's fun to know what each stone represents and can do for you. Check out my shop for more one of a kind pieces and stunning rocks and minerals. Happy Holidays!


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Labradorite Love and More














Sometimes you need a little Magic in your life ! This season Labradorite is one of my favorite stones, so any pretty cabochons that I can get my hands on will be posted in my shop. I love that each stone has its own lines, and flashes of color. These ones are mainly blue/green flashes, but the diamond shape marquee stone has some purple and orange in it.

A bit about Labradorite and it's Healing Properties:
    Chakras - Base Chakra
Zodiac - LeoScorpioSagittarius
Planet - Uranus
Element - Water
Typical colours - Pale green, blue, colourless, grey-white: with iridescent blue or gold flashes

Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.  It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas

It is thought that Labradorite symbolizes the moon and sun and has been found to be a constituent of moon rock. Labradorites metaphor for its purpose: to help reveal one's spiritual destiny. Labradorite is the gemstone of magic, and it awakens in those who carry or wear it the awareness of one’s innate magical powers. This iridescent stone is highly mystical and protective, a bringer of light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura, and prevents energy leakage. It can take you into another world or into other lives. This stone stimulates intuition and psychic gifts, including the art of right timing, bringing messages from the unconscious mind to the surface and facilitating their understanding. It may promote feelings of inner worth, offer inspiration and boost energy. It can assist with change, promote strength, and help you attain your goals.

I hope you love Labradorite as much as I do. This year my shop has some clay and stone pieces made by hand by myself. I also have some thick wire hand forged sterling silver and Labradorite pieces as well as some intricate wire wrapping in silver plated metal. Feel free to check out my shop this Christmas season for some incredible Labradorite necklaces in Silver Plated and Sterling Silver.

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, 5 September 2015

September Giveaway!




The time has come at last for my summer Giveaway. This cute little glass moss orb, which I have named the Forest Dweller Necklace is up for grabs. It is really easy to enter to win. Just head on over to my Instagram account and follow the rules.

The Giveaway is open internationally as well, and your account must be public and not entirely a giveaway account. The lucky winner will be announced on my Birthday, September 25th.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

ROM Suprise





















This summer I wanted to visit some of the places I may not usually visit, like the Royal Ontario Museum. I had no reason to visit in the past, so I really had not been inside the ROM since Elementary school. Unfortunately I did not give myself a lot of time to explore, and I did not look at the map before I started to wander.  I spent a lot of my time in the other exhibitions of the museum, but then my husband peeked in the gallery map and told me they had a Gem exhibit. So the last 15 minutes were exploring this room.

I love working with rocks and minerals and my jewelry has slowly shifted to selling these pretty pieces. The Rom Gem exhibit has so many beautiful pieces which I tried to take photos of with my crapy old cell phone. I did the best I could do.  I definitely will be returning to the ROM in the fall for another peak so I can get a longer and better view of these incredible gifts from the earth. If you are in Toronto and you love Rocks and Minerals then you have to check out this exhibit.




Saturday, 15 August 2015

Summer Catch Up
















What a wonderful summer I have been having! The weather has been great and I have had the time to get out. Check out my Instagram for photos and to see what I have been up to, like my trip to the ROM, Center Island, Brickworks, and more. I know I have been missing from my blog, and I have been posting most of my photos on my Instagram page just because it has been a bit easier for me to keep up with.

I have been adding a lot of new product to my LOVE n LAVISH shop for back to school and gearing up for the busy Christmas rush. I also have been teaching myself a bit of metalsmithing, and my goal is to have some beautiful copper and silver rings made for you, and listed up in my shop for Christmas time. Check out my shop for my current stock.

I hope you have a great weekend and I thought I would share that I am going to be holding a Giveaway in the next day or two, so stay tuned!

What is your favorite healing stone and why?