Touchstones for clarity and confidence this January
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus
After many dry days, this winter has brought glorious, nourishing rain to quench the earth here. I’m grateful for each and every drop as I work away in my studio.
During those brief moments when the clouds part, I try to pause and lavish in the light with my cats – drinking in the warmth despite the cold, crisp days. I love my fluffy panthers but they’re a little too helpful in the studio sometimes!
As the new year begins, it’s usually a time where we begin planning. Setting goals, creating lists, writing intentions. We want to be someone, change someone’s life, do good and make a difference.
It’s a lot of pressure to put on ourselves.
But being forced indoors during the winter rain has reminded me that our real purpose in life is to just be.
Or in Eckhart Tolle’s words: “Become less, so you can be more.”
The State of Being is not a state of ‘having been’ or ‘will become.’
It’s about finding stillness. Curiosity. Passion.
Take a moment to consider your approach to the new year.
What things are you going to let go of?
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”
– Gary Zukhav
Rich textures, flavors, and colors are inspiring my jewelry right now.
January’s birthstone is the garnet.
They’re a full-bodied stone that ignite curiosity with sparks of passion and creativity.
Garnets also promote confidence, mental clarity and peace of mind.
Delicate yet striking, the Passion Ring makes a flirtatious statement. Wear it like the goddess you are–fierce, feminine and a lot of fun!
Add glamour to your look, by pairing it with these Sequin Sparkle Silver Earrings.
Featuring a captivating garnet, the Passion Pendant is a fusion of desire and ambition. Purpose, presence and posterity.
Soft to touch, each silver disc is infused with quiet determination, and moments of clarity and creativity.
Fulfilling days spent in creative flow, while the crisp snow falls outside.
Moments of clarity during morning meditation.
The rich scent of spiced wine shared with friends and family.
Wear this opulent pendant close to the heart.
Wear the Wisdom Earrings as a connection to your brilliant intellect and the fire of your individuality. A reminder to find the pearl of wisdom in just being when external forces are urging you forward.
Vivid Rhodonite Garnets, Keshi Pearls, and hand forged silver beads suspended by my signature recycled silver ear wires, these drop earrings will add classic elegance to your look.
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost,
the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
Winter makes me feel alive. What about you?
Until next time.
In light, love and alchemy,