Archive | March 2016

Back to the Drawing Board

Valley-of-the-Queens-Triple-Bracelet-boxed So… I’ve just finished up a wonderful 8-week course on the ins-and outs of the jewelry business that has helped me re-think a lot of what I was doing in terms of design for the wholesale marketplace. Many years ago when I first started looking at doing business on this level I made the mistake of partnering up with, and listening to, influential people who convinced me to follow their visions, and who gave me all kinds of empirical evidence as to why that would be a good choice.

It wasn’t. Not even close.

I didn’t figure that out, however, until too much time and pain had worked their way into the scenario, and I eventually abandoned the business to my partner. I am SO grateful that I never used The Enchanted Bead Factory name during that venture… I didn’t want to share it… just in case…

Fast forward to today… I am currently designing a beautiful line of handmade jewelry that incorporates the beauty of semi-precious stones and precious metals, and is made with magic of inspirational and healing intent. I am also writing my book, “Designing with Intention: The Sacred Jewel Maker’s Craft” which goes along with the class I’ve been teaching at Southern California Gem Faires. I’ve been studying and working with gemstone energies since 1990 and really enjoy bringing their beauty and energetic gifts to my clients, and I look forward to doing that in a bigger way in the future with the creation of the wholesale line that I’m working on.

More to be revealed… stay tuned…

Brightest blessings,
Maria

 

Spring Awakenings…

Srping Bird

March 20, 2016 – Ostara

I met a music man today that literally crossed my path and ensnared me in a set of headphones – luckily they were playing the most beautiful piano arrangement I’ve heard in a long, long time.

Now…

Those of you who know me, KNOW that were it not for a miracle, the man would have been lucky to still be standing. But something did not allow me to unleash the “poised to  kill” Dragon that lives inside of me – it was the music…

What happened instead was that the peacefully happy and optimistic heart of a teenage girl from long ago emerged.

Indeed, I hadn’t seen her young heart for many years.

Yes, I bought the CD he was selling. How could I not?

When something touches your heart like that, it is beneficial to bring more of it into your life. I don’t care what art form it is – move some more of it into your life. It will help call out to and wake up the other wonderful parts of yourself that you may need to reconnect with.

Today the light held the dark in balance – both for all of us on the earth in the form of the spring equinox, and for me especially in the form of music.

Thank you, Greg Wisener!

 

BTW- His CDs and intro sheet had no contact info, but he said something about the San Francisco area… happy searching. His music is well worth the finding!