We’re excited to announce that we’ve just confirmed our first appearance of 2012. We will be at the Ravenswing DIY Fair in Minto Park on May 27th. The show runs from 11am to 4pm, and includes great local crafters, authors, and indie musicians. There will be raffle prizes and free workshops. Ravenswingn also supports The Clothesline Project, an organization devoted to ending violence against women.
We will be sharing our space with John Leclaire, local purveyor of sweets known as Ugly Kitchen Creations. Not only will we have beautiful handmade jewellery, there will also be handmade chocolates, flavoured oils, and other delicious goodies. Can’t wait!
It’s March. Spring is around the corner. By now a lot of people are feeling the effects of cabin fever. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for winter to be over!
Many people believe in the healing effects of gemstones. Whether it’s metaphysical properties of the gems, or being inspired by the myriad colours, textures and sparkle of the stones, they certainly seem to have an effect on us. So without further ado, here’s my top 5 list of gemstones that will help kick those winter blues. Click on any of the images to link to the matching Etsy post!
Beat seasonal depression with bright, sunny citrine, November’s birthstone. Citrine attracts positive energy, and is a stone that fosters joy, optimism, and hope. As a bonus, citrine is also known as the stone of prosperity!
Carnelian is said to encourage initiative and stimulate creativity. It boosts inner concentration and replaces negative energy with positive.
3. Lapis Lazuli
Suffering from a little cabin fever? Lapis lazuli is reported to release stress and bring inner peace and tranquility.
If winter leaves you hiding inside, try wearing some garnet, January’s birthstone. Garnet negates loneliness and isolation, and is the stone of passion and courage. It also helps bring out your best qualities for others to see.
Feeling irritable? Try wearing soothing aventurine. This soft green gemstone relieves anxiety and calms the emotions. It is also said to draw opportunities to its bearer.
After uploading some new items to our Etsy store and then taking a look around, I noticed that the shipping costs on all the items were pretty inconsistent. I’m pleased to say that I spent a bit of time this morning and straighened that out! All of our items will ship worldwide, and buying multiple items means significant savings on shipping costs.
While we’d love to meet all of you and say thank you face-to-face, it’s impossible to jet around the world to do so. (I wish!) However, if you live in the Ottawa/Gatineau region we’d love to do just that. Use the coupon code LOCAL2OTTAWA and we’ll hand-deliver your purchase.