For thousands of years gemstones have been revered for their metaphysical properties. Roman soldiers carried tiger eye into battle, Native Americans have worn turquoise amulets for centuries. Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians adored their homes with precious stones. The Bible has hundreds of scriptural passages regarding ancient Hebrews and the use of stones in their temples. It is a time-honored tradition that is extremely popular today.
Mybracelets are intuitively assembled and hand strung using authentic gemstones and handmade glass. Metaphysical properties for each gemstone are included in the packaging, offering the wearier an opportunity for personal reflection and insight on the healing and protective power of these stones. Additionally, many bracelets include one or more lava beads, which serve as a perfect vessel to hold essential oils. Additional elements such as Tibetan Mala beads, Hand made African beads, natural shell , and a variety of Czech, Swarovski and sea glass add to the contemporary feel of these pieces.
Bracelets are assembled on elastic stretch cord or engineered copolymer cord with magnetic clasps. Custom sizes are always available and each bracelet comes with a complimentary 90 day guarantee for quality and fit.
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Triple Wrap Mala Style Bracelets
In the mountains of the Himalayas, Buddhist monks use wooden Mala beads as a tool to guide them in their meditation practice. Each bead represents a prayer of gratitude, a petition for strength or a simple reminder to slow down and dwell in the present moment. These triple wrap bracelets are inspired by these ancient Malas. Wrap three times around your wrist and remember to breathe in all of the goodness that life has to offer.
Men's and Women's Necklaces
Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico has had an effect on me, and the Land of Enchantment has opened my heart and mind to explore new forms of art that I had never imagined until this relocation. As a professional photographer I thought I had found my niche for life, but a yearning to create beauty more third-dimensionally has now become a part of my experience as an artist. I have begun to create mixed media art using encaustic wax, paint, collage and assemblage. And more recently I have begun to explore the metaphysical world of gemstones and the art of jewelry making. I began to create beaded bracelets that incorporate therapeutic elements such as essential oils, magnetic therapy, color therapy, and the metaphysical dimensions of stones that can be used in various forms of meditation and prayer. My jewelry is now in several galleries across the USA with opportunities for more on the horizon.
I have named this new artistic venture 505 ENCHANTMENT DESIGNS as a tribute to Santa Fe, one of the most "enchanting" places "I have ever lived, a city filled with artists and dreamers... and jewelry makers.
The beading bunny, created by dear friend Michele English, one of my inspirations!
Gallery of Enchantment
Here are some photographs of my recent jewelry creations. I have also enjoyed using my photography and design skills to create the marketing images for my work. If you are interested in any of these pieces, please feel free to contact me using the from at the bottom of the page and I will be happy to discuss!
Above: Necklaces created for some favorite New Mexico pendants.
What are Krobo beads?
African Krobo Beads: Traditional glass beads of Ghana are often referred to as Krobo beads. These beads are created by gathering discarded glass and transforming them into upcycled works of hand painted art. The beads are a vital source of income for the people of Ghana and reflect a spirit of hope, joy and prosperity.