The Patterns of My Focused Attention
What holds my attention is light through a colored stone. Gemstones capture my attention. They hover about me, Zeppelin-ish, sparking waves of thought. It’s fun to play in the reflected lights.
A Few Weeks Before Phnom Penh Fell
I was in Northern Thailand working, loving. Almost famous I wore my beauty as a talisman. What in the world could go wrong?
After April 17th, being an American 150 Kilometers from the Cambodian border my request to extend my visa was denied. I only had two weeks to shop. Determined to go to Burma for Jade my boss told me no, NO! Under no circumstances, no. I met a man named Hardy Stockman, a German Soldier of Fortune. He offered to take me to a village in Burma where he was sure I would find the Jade I was looking for. We traveled by car as long as the roads allowed. When we got to the Fong River we had to walk across the bridge into Burma. We crossed under the watchful glare of men with machine guns clutched to their chests. I was electrified by danger and charged with adrenaline. That mission for Jade linked my spirit forever to the intoxicating energy of The Colored Gemstone.
The most effective way to harness the energy of a Gemstone is to wear it. Bingo! I am creating jewelry. My problem: I’m allergic to metals. That’s great. I found my niche. I could design jewelry for the Power Hungry Uber-Sensitive Rustic Modern Girl. She also would like Minimalist Furniture, Haiku Poetry, Irish Knit Sweaters on a chilly morning walk by the lake. That’s My Girl.
I heard a story about a Princess dowager in ancient China who tried to acquire all the Tourmaline she could so she could be buried with it. She believed something about the Gemstones’ Energy. Hummm. Looking for clues I stumbled upon greater minds like Marcel Vogel, David Pond, Medicine Woman Running Deer, Brett Bravo, Melody. So many people so many energies. The Art of making Power Jewelry is: Finding a Style & Direction. Now all I have to do is make something that doesn’t suck.
That brings me to non-corrosive Niobium, Titanium, Gold and now my new favorite, Argentium Sterling Silver. My collection of gemstones grow. I make jewelry for myself and my friends. My pile of jewelry grows. I must find a way to sell more jewelry or stop buying gemstones. I opened my Web Store on ETSY. Now perfect strangers want to buy gemstone encrusted jewelry. Oh and the original Burmese Jade? The Beads are always with me. I talk to my gemstones. I think they are beautiful. They think I am Beautiful. Who could argue with that logic?
My Web Store Is Here: looksgoodonya.etsy.com Please visit and see if a gemstone is calling you.