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I had made these hands for decades and I had a thought about making one full size.  Image

So much for keeping it simple.  I was so involved I lost track of time and when it was finished – I was amazed.  I had no idea how meditative the making would be.  Image

I used a lot of gemstones, Rock Crystal rounds, Chalcedony, Citrine. Coral. Pyrite, Pearls, Amazonite, facetted Crystals, Swarovski crystals to name a few. It became complicated. Then I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it.  


This is the back of the structured hand.  It reminded me of the needlepoint I did decades ago.  I loved the way the weaving of the tiny copper wires made the finished piece pleasing on both sides.  The Natural Carnelian was so beautiful in the sunlight.  I love these copper sculptures so much and this hand is working it’s magic spell everyday now.  The project has given birth to many critters – some are recognizable shapes but some seem to be – different.  More like a spirit ornament.  I’ll post them as they emerge.  If you are making something like this would you like to share the pictures here?  I would love to see them!  Here is another shot of the Gemstone Healing Hand.Image

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Buddha Loves Fishing

I have become weary of all my former fascinators.  I have decided to play in a smaller pond where still water is reflecting the inner me.  Sounds cool.   Think I’ll go fishing.  Hone my angler skills see if I can catch my dinner with enough left over for Buddha.  I renamed the stray cat I called Hobo Kitty last year.  Now he has me walking through deep mud puddles in winter with a tasty morsel for Kitty.  He has become my Buddha.   I made a nest for him in the warehouse but he is distrustful of full time confinement.  I entice him with kitty food from Trader Joe’s.  No he will eat stuff but sleeping over is reserved for his other acolytes.  Ah my fine Kitty.  I feel and obey.  I will fish for you please feel free, as if you need my permission.       


I started to direct my thoughts to sculpture and keeping with the Gemstone Theme I made a Gemstone Fascinator.  This tasty Fishy is called the Warrior Fish.  Made with a face of Moss Agate makes him Fierce in the face of Doubt.  His body is of Rainbow Moonstone embellished with multi colored Moonstone and Swarovski Crystals.  I placed two pieces of Mystic Crystal at his brow so it will aid his sight in the night.  Softness crowns him with Aqua Chalcedony.  His Fins are crafted with strength and Golden Shadow Crystals.  He is a cutie.  Have you ever wanted to just say Hi?  Try me on –>FB<-click here and it will whisk you to my Timeline – I appreciate you being here 🙂  This is another view of the Warrior Fish,




Warrior Fish

Flies 4″X3″ which includes a hand fashioned solid copper hook.  I made him swivel by hanging from a brass Fishing Thingy.  The Face is a top drilled Moss Agate 22mm the Body is a cluster of 9mm faceted Rainbow Moonstones Ovals, a 10mm heart shaped Rainbow Moonstone and 6&4mm rounds of smooth Moonstones.  There are Swarovski Crystals in shades of yellow Topaz and Golden Shadow.  A fun piece for your Medicine bag or to fly where you might need the ability to see to battle the fears of the night.  Sounds Cool and it is Fascinating to watch 🙂  I haven’t decided if I want to put him on my jewelry site on ETSY or make another spot to sell these FabCool Spirit dolls.  More later –

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My Amethyst

Amethyst ORB & Friend

I carry an Amethyst, I sleep with an Amethyst and quite often if you see me I will be wearing an Amethyst as jewelry.  Did I pick this Gemstone or did the Amethyst  pick me?    Years ago I bought a box of rough Amethyst Rocks.  I loved the color but I wasn’t ‘drawn’ to them in any supernatural way.  I used them in art projects and gave them away until I was left with just one.  I found it one day as I was moving things around.   Covered with dust it didn’t look very pretty.  I thought I would wash it.  I dried it.  I set it on my kitchen window sill in the morning sunlight.  I looked at it when I was washing dishes.  I never gave it much thought.  Until we moved.  I packed My Amethyst in bubble wrap and put it in a safe place.  When we got to the new house I unpacked it and put it on my new kitchen window sill and then I had a passing thought.  Thank You.  I couldn’t have really heard it so I filed it under unexplained-things-that-I-will-think-about-when-I-have-time-later.

My Amethyst ORB

Years have passed and the pull that comes when I think about that gemstone can make me cry.   It was calling me.  I think it was in the key of A#.  Last year I was playing with my sister around a camp fire and there appeared in one of the photos this ORB.  An Amethyst ORB.  While editing these campfire photos I felt a draw, a familiar pull, toward an unknown object.  I had never seen anything like this and I thought, Uh-O.  The time to think this through has come and this journey is the best one ever.  My Amethyst ORB is always with me.  When ever I go outside I take my camera and I shoot the night around my front door.  I can call my ORB and my ORB will come and my ORB has friends.  They come in groups and circle round me  they come in clouds and make patterns that are cosmic geometry.

ORBs in a Cloud

Now I look at stars.  I count the hours till Moon rise.  I have changed.  And it is because of a gemstone.  Do I really sleep with my Amethyst.  Yes.  I put it under my pillow.  It helps me remember my dreams.  In my dreams I think.  In the morning I know things I didn’t know before.  Is the Gemstone still calling me.  Yes.

I now have conversations with a lot of gemstones.  They are beautiful and they think I am beautiful too.  Who could argue with logic like that?

My Amethyst Has Friends

Always, go to my web store at  looksgoodonya.etsy.com and checkout my jewelry designs that have gemstones that might be calling you.

Non Corrosive Metals and Gemstones

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I ment to post this sooner but I have been learning how to Tweet, Pinterst, FB and all the other soft promotion that goes with social networking.  What brought me to the place of self promotion via social networks is simple.  I got it.  One day I didn’t understand what, why or how to, and the next morning I got up and started to do it.  It is the circle/cycle of awareness – intension – thought – action – answers.  I know the ability to become aware is the hardest part of the system of energy transference but after the first uncomfortable feeling comes an ah-ha moment and off you go to explore the new dynamics.

ORB Soup

Just sitting Around The Campfire

I show you this picture because it is an example of thought transference when you are going about your life, doing your thing, and then bam-your thoughts about life become expanded.  Is it circumstance that brings you to your destiny or is your destiny bringing to you-the circumstances that will change you to becoming the ‘purpose’ for your existence.  I was doing some research and ran into a story about Marcel Vogel as a child.  I find these stories interesting because I can only remember snippets of my fractured childhood.  Marcel learned a passage in the bible at 4 years of age.  The verse was, the seek, ask, knock that Jesus taught.  This concept attached to his thoughts and he prayed every day on his walk to mass, “why am I alive and what is my purpose in life”, then, when he was ten he heard a clear voice in his mind that told him what he would study luminescence, write a book about it and that would be his path.  By the time he was 12 he had a laboratory set up at his home and was studying why lightning bugs glowed.  I repeat this story because I think if you can hold a thought for a time (don’t know how long) things manifest around that thought and that will open a path of comfortable explorations.  This is how I became interested in Gemstones and the energy fields they create.

If you know me, I become focused on an idea and I just ream it until everyone in my life just rolls their eyes and they glaze over until I catch on that I am jamming their system with over-thought transference.  I have learned to scale back my conversations but then I found I had little to say to anyone.  Then I learned about blogging.  I could let my thoughts flow and who cares, I wasn’t bothering my family/friends with endless thought compilations.  I began to wonder if the gemstones I worked with everyday could be propelling me into a thought path and my awareness became intentional so as I worked I thought about ‘problem’ areas in my life and asked for guidance from God because I am a born again christian, Jesus is my guide just as it was for the child Marcel Vogel.  I must say here that when I started these thought experiments I did not know anything about Marcel Vogel or his work with crystals.  I add here a part of an article  that has pushed me in a thought direction,  please refer to this site,  www.vogelcrystals.net ,  for further study I have permission from Rami Da to use this link,  “Raw crystals have varying fundamental fields depending upon where and how they are mined as well as their variation in shape due to the distortions caused by stressors present during its growth.  Some crystals have very high fundamental fields while others are found to have a minimal field.  Synthetic quartz was found to have almost no fundamental field.

Crystals have the ability to store information this is widely known.  According to the September 4, 1994,  issue of Newsweek, Stanford University physicists have demonstrated the first fully digital model of a device that stores information as a hologram within the subatomic structure of a crystal.  The scientists were able to store and retrieve a holographic image of the Mona Lisa.  The particular crystal held only 163 kilobytes of memory, but it is expected that these holographic units could store up to one million megabytes.  The short article says that crystals store information in three dimensions and could be ten times faster than the fastest systems now available.”

So, coupled with my sensitivities to metal and my need to wear gemstones that helped my life and thoughts I asked the question does metal stop or desensitize the gemstones energy?  My answer is yes if the alloy is corrosive.  Metals like brass, copper, and any metals that easily turn black or green, can hinder the power of a crystal.  So I studied the non corrosive metals and I found that my new favorite, Argentium Sterling Silver, having its alloy reduced of copper and the substituting of the mineral germanium, caused the normal 925 which I could not use, into an alloy that I could use.  That is why I have a new set of earrings, using Argentium Sterling with a modern design, and a gemstone that will aid in your thought life.  Directing an intentional thought toward an uncomfortable situation is a powerful remedy in itself. Gemstones with power are, clear crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, and Smokey Quartz.  These gemstones mixed with pearls (I’ll tell you about them later) than suspending them from your ears really worked in my experiments.  I think because the pulse point of the neck is so strong and the nearness of the gemstone (has a 2′ influence sphere) without touching the body are very affective.  I use Argentium Sterling but the non-corrosiveness of Niobium and Titanium is also very good and I think these super modern metals will soon find themselves more inexpensive to use than silver is now.  The down turn in the economy of the world pulls us in a direction too.  I think by design.  So I will design around these circumstances.

I call my line of gemstones on Argentium Sterling “under twenty” because I want them  affordable to everybody that wants to try them.  I can always go higher with my designs the trick with me is to simplify.  Making things convoluted is easy for me.  The Feng Shui or as I call it, the paneling of the furniture of my thought life, or to Haiku my thinking.  Shorten this entry…I’ll write later.  Please visit my store at ETSY, looksgoodonya.etsy.com so you can see the line of under twenty earrings.  Thanks and I’ll see you later

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Gemstones Affect Your Moods

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Rustic Modern Design Hypoallergenic Gemstone earrings are available from looksgoodonya.etsy.com. I have listed a few new pieces that speak to the need to protect yourself but also the need to have gemstones that add the power to send and receive energy from the people you protect and love.  To start the conversation about gemstone energy I want to talk about Marcel Vogel, www.vogelcrystals.net .  Griselda Tello, awesomeart.etsy.com, asked me what I thought of his teaching and I said I would look into it.  In an easy tidbit, he was an amazing dude that invented the crystal coating you put on chips to make the info able to transfer from one place to another.  He worked for IBM, became rich and famous, and when he retired he began the work on transferring energy and thought with a crystal that he produced that has a twelve sided cut.  These crystals are available at a high price but the manufacture of this type of crystal is available from lapidary artists at etsy.com.  OK, so what do I think?  Fabulous, Namesta, the God in me recognizes the God in You, enough said.

Now to these earrings, A piece of Rock Crystal Quartz on a Argentium Sterling Silver Hand Forged Ear wire is a very good thing to wear.  This is what I said on my website on ETSY:

Clear Rock Crystal faceted 11mm teardrop Crystals adorn Argentium Sterling Silver Modern hypoallergenic Hoops. The wire hammered for strength and shine and fall 1.25″ from your piercing. I love this design and if you haven’t tried it yet I know you will love it too.

This sterling silver is a modern and hypoallergenic choice for most even those who have found that normal sterling makes a black/green/itchy infected mess of their ear lobes. The Argentium Sterling has less copper in the 925 alloy making it less likely to tarnish. You won’t have to use harsh chemicals to clean it, all you need is a little soap and water and a towel down with a soft cloth.  These modern earrings made with a 20  gauge wire which is the average gauge used in America.  In Europe they use 18 gauge and of course I can make that for you too.

So what about these gemstones…According to Vogel information, vogelcrystals.net High Quality Crystals (Optical Quality), Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey Quartz, and Ametrine  helps transport information from one dimension to another like in Quantum Theory.  I refer to something that I read by, Rumi Da (Ron Carson) and I am only saying, not because I think my earrings will pop you into the fifth dimension but we can ‘Play‘ with gemstones and crystals  intending to become more available to these thoughts.  This awareness and with the  intention to become more aware, and in wearing any crystal (natural or synthetic) you can increase your ability to attract more information toward your-self.  I’m just sayin’…If you want to start somewhere, you can start with me.  I make my gemstone jewelry with the intension to help, protect, heal, and ‘break the torment‘ cycle that you have gotten yourself into.  That’s all I’m sayin’.  No gemstone can do anything with out your permission so what you intend –  that is what will happen.  To speak more on this mater, later…