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Happy Full Pink Super Moon in Scorpio, April 26th, 2021 April 30, 2021 15:26

Happy Full Pink Moon!
Ladybug and Morganite 
5 x 5 inch Print
The full pink supermoon peaks at 8:33pm PST, April 26th, in the water sign, Scorpio.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox sibilant—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name ‘moss pink.’ 

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the ‘Pink’ Moon!

Here's what my favorite astrologists have to say about this full moon:
I chose Ladybug for this lunation because one bit me a few days before the full moon.  According to,
www.spirit, this little bug is a, “ Symbol of good luck, the ladybug is said to give blessings to those she encounters. Master in the art of metamorphosis, she transforms from a hideous larva to a beautiful insect adorned with bright colors. This totem animal is a powerful ally to make important changes in your life and go through your life’s journey with ease. Let’s discover its encouraging message: Believe in yourself and dare!  Whether you meet the ladybug in reality or in a dream, it is generally considered a symbol of good luck and happiness.  Ladybug also symbolizes “innocence, true love, importance of lightness, divine intervention, and going beyond illusion.” Ladybug teaches us, “the importance of staying alert to avoid pitfalls and the need to know yourself well to make the right life choices.”
According to,, “The appearance of Ladybug symbolism heralds a time of good luck. Moreover, it means that wishes and dreams are coming to fruition. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. In other words, worries begin to dissipate and new happiness comes about. This spirit animal also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In due course of time, our wishes will all come true.”

Morganite is a member of the beryl family and is sometimes referred to as “Pink Emerald”.  I chose it for this lunation because I recently acquired some of this rare light pink stone for the first time.  It’s energies have been calling to me and I plan to create a few one of a kind pieces to sell.
Morganite is a heart and upper crown chakra stone that inspires divine love and romance.  It
 activates, clears and energizes the heart chakra.  Morganite is said to bring more love into your life.  It has a gentle, innocent and soothing energy.  It also promotes healing, especially in women.  Morganite’s high yet gentle vibrations awaken the divine feminism within.  It helps to release feelings of guilt and shame.  It inspires compassion and understanding.  It is an amazingly powerful stone to use to strengthen romantic relationships.  It helps to increase patience and respect, both self respect and respect for others. Morganite helps men balance their feminine and masculine energies, while still maintaining their masculinity.  It increases intuition and strengthens spirituality.  Morganite helps fascilitate a better connection with one’s Angels and spirit guides.  


Our Tucson adventure began with seeing this coyote near my parent’s house.  He sat there while several people photographed him.  I think he was posing! 

We had a few days to hang out with my parents before setting up our booth for the Tucson Gem Show.  We explored the Sonoita Wine Country, just a little over an hour away.  

Hops and Vine

The Meading Room


Charron Vineyards 

This was our booth at the Miner’s Co-op showcase at this year’s Tucson Gem Show.  The show went from April 8th - 25th.  We had three separate “shops”, to the left was the raw materials and slabs, the middle section was cut stones and high end specimens, the right section was jewelry.


We sold quite a bit of our Avropium Gems Silica matrix stone find!  People were naturally drawn to it and we sold slabs, raw and cabochons.


 We had sections of Gigi Moon Jewelry, Cosmic Aether Jewelry and other jewelry. 


This year’s Tucson Gem Show was definitely strange compared to other years.  It wasn’t nearly as busy as last years.  There were only 25 out of 49 showcases. I was so grateful to be there even though it wasn’t as busy as normal.  The last day, a huge F-0 strength dust devil flew right into our booth.  Thank goodness our trailer took the brunt of it and only one canopy and a few pieces of jewelry were damaged.  It toppled over a few of the other vendors tents, too, but luckily no one was seriously injured.  We went out with a bang, I’d say!

The best part of having the gem show in April vs February was seeing the Saguaro cactus and other desert plants bloom.

 After the show ended, we spent some time with Scott’s “Viking” friend, Roark, who took us in a hike to see the, “ancients”.  Petroglyphs from thousands of years ago.



We saw the sun set about four different times as we hiked back.  It was absolutely gorgeous! 

My favorite score from the Tucson Gem Show was the elusive, unicorn rare BLUE GARNET!!!
For years, it was common knowledge in the gem world that Garnets come in every color BUT blue.  I’ve always believed they would discover a blue garnet in my life time, and, finally, they have!  What’s even more exciting is that they change color in different light!!

Behold, the extremely rare Color Change Blue Garnets from Tanzania!  
These Tanzanian gems change from from blue in daylight to purple in incandescent light.
These are 1.5mm - 1.8mm in size.  I made myself the first stacker ring and will offer them for sale at $70 on my website.  I’m so grateful snd excited to have one and some to offer.  I will also be uploading new Chakra Gem Necklaces, one of a kind Lemurian Seed Crystal and Citrine necklaces, and a Palo Santo crystal perfume blend so stay tuned!


I hope everyone enjoyed this full moon in Scorpio!  

Love and light to everyone!


Happy Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius, August 3, 2020 August 3, 2020 22:40 6 Comments

Happy Full Moon!
Puffin and Lodolite
The full moon peaked at 8:59am PST this morning, August 3rd, in the air sign, Aquarius.  It has been quite intense and I'm sure many of you are feeling it.  For me personally, I have felt super motivated and empowered all day.  I also feel as though I'm transforming in this energy, I feel that we all are.
According to the Old Farmer's Almenac

“August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer."

Here's what my favorite astrologists have to say about this full moon:

Lodolite, also called Inclusion Quartz, is Clear Quartz that has traces of Chlorite, Hematite, Feldspar and other minerals that create bursts of color within the crystal.  They appear to create a garden landscape magnified through the Clear Quartz.  Lodolite is a Crown Chakra stone and can be used to heighten intuition and assist one in connecting to their spirit guides and angels.  It’s known to be a shamans stone and has been used to increase spiritual perceptions and connect with beings in the spirit rhealm.  Lodolite is a wonderful stone to use while meditating, especially when trying to recall past lives.  Its calming, soothing energy helps relax one into a meditative state. It is extra potent to help you manifest your desires through meditation.  Lodolite helps to release past life and early life trauma by healing the emotions that cause stress and fear in the present moment.  Lodolite forces one to acknowledge and address all emotions, good and bad, and helps to release anything that no longer resonates.  Lodolite protects the wearer from negative energy and provides a sense of positivity.  It also helps one through times of transition.  It helps one to “age gracefully” by accepting the body’s transitions as it goes through the aging process.  Lodolite helps one create new ways of understanding their old ways of doing things.  It helps one to lucid dream, see auras and protects while astral traveling.

Lodolite Drop Sterling Silver Necklace, $35

On the morning of the full moon, I found a dead seabird on the ground near where I live.  It was black with webbed feet and white tipped tail feathers and it appeared to be a juvenial.  It's long neck was gracefully swooped downward tucked into it's chest in a peacfeul pose.  It looked like it had recently passed, and I immediately swooped it up to give it a better resting place.  I set it underneath a tree right by the water on the edge of the bay and did a ceremony for the bird.  I felt sure that it was the full moon spirit animal.  I tried to identify the sea fowl, but I couldn't find anything quite like it in the duck or cormorant family.  Although I never did identify it, my search results for "Oregon black and white sea bird" resulted in the Tufted Puffin.  It hit me that I already knew this full moon's spirit animal and it was, in fact, a seabird. 

I had encountered Puffins for the very first time a few weeks ago on our quest to see the comet, Neowise.  Scott and I took the van out for a late night venture and watched the puffins fly and play at Haystack Rock in Canon Beach during the sunset.  The Puffins come to Haystack Rock every year to mate and raise their young.  Their habitat is very protected by the people of Cannon Beach and you will find statues and paintings of Puffins around the town.  We did see Neowise that evening, through our binoculars, we could see it emerge as the sun set and the sky turned dark blue.  We watched it until we tired and then spent our very first night in the van together.  We woke up early and went to see the Puffins again on our way back to Astoria.  They're so magical!  Watching them fly is mesmorizing, they dive off Haystack Rock and then take flight, they fly around the rock in circles and dive into the ocean.  They even circled around us several times.  One got as close as 10 feet from us, but we didn't have the camera ready.  The best time to see the Puffins is between May and Labor Day, and we just happened to be there at the right time.  Here's a link to Cannon Beach's official website to learn more about the Puffins they so proudly love and protect. 

 "According to,,

"Puffin shows up as a spirit guide when:

You need power to thrive in darkness.
You need to understand the parent child relationship."
"You need to understand your surrounding.
Call of Puffin as a Spirit Guide when:
You need a lifetime partner.
You need to understand the parental abandonment.
You need ability to thrive in darkness.
You want to have a long life.
You need to know your background."
This makes sense, as Puffins mate for life and raise only one child together.  The offspring are left to fend for themselves after leaving the nest.  According to, www.thespiritualcentre, Puffins are linked to nyphs and mermaids.  They are "mysterious, monogomous and romantic".  "The Puffin brings stability and routine, it brings comfort and familiarity.  Do no harm, to love and be loved.  The bright orange encourages the 2nd chakra, the sacral chakra into balance.  Fertility in all things, from projects, to life itself."

My 50% Off sale has turned into a 40% off sale.  I will be lowering the discount amount over the next few weeks to phase out my sale.  Discount applies at checkout!


New Faceted Free Form Gemstone Sterling Silver Necklaces!

From Left:

Labradorite $40

Green Serpentine $45

Dendritic Opal $38

Iolite with Sunstone Inclusions $50

Aquamarine $37

Here are the resluts from my "Choose Your Own Turquoise Adventure" Instagram special.  I bought the raw from Kingman Mine in Arizona and cut about 15 stones to start.   These were claimed and I sold the rest to my gemstone vendor friend, Travis.  I will be cutting more turquoise, see the photo below, including some Utah Green Turquoise.  I will offering more "Choose Your Own Gemstone Adventures" so stay tuned!

 Join us for Second Saturday Art Walk at West Coast Artisans!  We will be out of town this weekend but our jewelry will be there.  Our friend and gallery mate, Janet, will be there to assist you!

West Coast Artisans

160 10th Street

Astoria, OR 97103

Wed - Sat

12 - 4pm


I hope everyone enjoyed this full moon in Aquarius!  

Love and light to everyone!


Full Cold Moon in Gemini, December 11th, 2019 December 12, 2019 18:09

Happy Full Moon in Gemini!
This one is in my sun sign and I've been feeling it hard!  Here's what my favorite astrologers have to say about this full moon's energies:
This morning, I had the pleasure of seeing this pair of pelicans right out front of my apartment building.  I live on the Bay in Astoria, OR, and see the most amazing birds out on the water.  The pelicans were the closest to land they have ever been today and my boyfriend snapped this photo of them for me.  They're the most amazing creatures and they visit almost every day since I've lived here in June.  I am truly blessed to open my windows to such a view each day.
According to, Pelican symbolism means;
"There is no need for you to be sacrificing yourself at the expense of others. Allow others to help you and lighten the burden. Ask for help.
Pelican symbolism is reminding you that you need to take some time for yourself so that you can go inward. In other words, something in your life is slightly off kilter and needs to be balanced. Thus pelican meaning, like the Killer Whale, also insists that you spend time with family and loved ones as well as yourself. Ultimately, taking this breather will bring things back into focus for yourself. 

Alternatively, Pelican symbolism teaches us that we should take it easy occasionally. Like the Manatee, the need to slow down a bit is especially real in the most hectic times of our lives. Thus you should make sure that you make an effort to float through life and float through your emotions. Savoring each moment is essential. Therefore, you must take the time to enjoy what life has to offer in each moment.

Conversely, sometimes it takes a team to accomplish the goals that you have set for yourself. In other words, do not be afraid to ask for help. Moreover, recruit what you need to get the job done."

Amber works with both the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras and is one potently powerful fossil.  Amber is prehistoric tree sap and it holds a connection to the sun and ancient forrests, many times holding actual prehistoric insects and plant matter inside.  Amber works to both cleanse and reactivate the chakras. It eliminates fear, balances emotions and helps to go with the flow.  It's a wonderful tool for clearing and protecting any environment in which it resides from negativity and toxic energy.  Amber is a natural purifier so it actually transforms negativity into clear, positive energy.   It emits a shiny, soothing energy much like the sun and is good for combatting depression or for aiding the process of grieving.  It is said to atract love and provide good luck.  Amber strengthens intuition, aids in manifestation and is a great tool for past life recall.  It is useful for clearing family and ancestral patterns.  It helps one to take action and make their own choices.  Amber helps clear the mind and reduces stress.  It increases vitality and aids tissue regeneration.  

To celebrate the Full Moon in my sun sign, Gemini, I'm offering 20% off site wide until the end of 2019!  No code necessary, the discount applies at checkout!  Happy Holidays and Love and Light to you all!

Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius August 15th, 2019 August 19, 2019 10:51

Happy Belated Full Moon!
According to the Farmer's Almenac, August's full moon was the time that sturgeon and other fish were plentiful to catch.  Here are some links to my favorite websites about the full moon:

I chose Squid as this month's lunar spirit animal because I encoutered one in the Pacific Ocean a day before the full moon.  My friend scooped it up out of the ocean and it squirted water on me.  It started out white but turned this red color after a minute of being held.  I took this photo right before we set him free.  According to ,"Squid guides movement and productivity at night and aids in finding what is hidden. As with Octopus, the art of camouflage is important. She teaches adaptability to situations and concealment until the moment is right. Squid aids and balances the emotional realm. Communication may include light and color at this time. Is it time to fulfill or embark on artistic endeavors? She will show how to be aware with the skill of retreat. Curious and observant, Squid medicine helps in transitioning between the un/subconscious worlds leading you to explore more facets of your spiritual being."

Rose Quartz is THE stone for love of all kinds.  It attracts romantic love, enhances self love and platonic love.  It is the stone of unconditional love.  It can also help create a closer bond with your partner, family and friends.  A Heart Chakra stone, it works to open the heart to trust, hope, forgiveness and harmony.  Physically, it helps to lower blood pressure.  Rose Quartz combats jealousy, anger and resentment for others.  It also promotes forgiveness and empathy.  Rose Quartz has a calm and soothing energy and is the best stone to help heal a broken heart.  It is also useful for all types of emotional healing.  Rose Quartz can also help to relieve headaches when placed upon the Third Eye.  Rose Quartz assists us in accepting that change is necessary and to help us love ourselves while going through transitions.

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40% off all Chakra Gemstone Necklaces
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Discount applies at checkout, sale ends Thursday at nidnight!
Join us this Friday in Astoria, OR for a celebration of The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance!
Stay tuned to my Instagram for Dark Crystal Themed jewelry!
Love and light to you all!  
XO - Garnet

Happy Full Buck Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn July 16th, 2019 July 18, 2019 21:54

Happy Full Buck Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn!
This full moon peaked at 2:38pm PTZ and I saw this little tree frog sitting on a leaf at Cape Dissapointment Park right aroud that time.  I knew it was the spirit animal for this month's lunar oracle card. 
According to Trusted Psychic Mediums, "The meaning of the frog speaks about transitions and transformations. It appears to you during times of change, or when you are about to make a big decision that will affect your future.  It invites you to make that much-needed change. This can be with regards to your choices and decisions, as well as how you live your life spiritually.  Your frog totem is strongly connected with the element of water, so the frog meaning is also closely associated with cleansing and purifying.  Be ready to cleanse yourself of anything that’s hurting you physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.  You will experience an emotional release of some sorts, and you will finally be able to clear the toxic energies in your life. With the appearance of your frog totem, you will be able to detoxify your life and take care of yourself better. 
The frog symbolism also signals a time for rebirth or renewal. It inspires you to renew your point of view or your perspective.  Your frog totem can thrive both in water and on land. This frog meaning simply tells that you are also inclined to navigate between physical, emotional, and spiritual planes, and find joy in life and nature." "The appearance of the frog spirit animal symbolizes a prosperous and abundant time for you and your loved ones.  It also signifies fertility. It will be a healthy and fertile time for creative new ideas and fresh perspectives."

 Lepidolite has an extremely calm and soothing energy.  It helps ease feelings of anxiety and depression.  It's name traces back to the Greek word 'lepidos', which means "scale".   It's aptly named as Lepidolite helps to balance the emotions.   It's strongly associated with the Crown Chakras but also resonates with the Heart, Throat and Third Eye Chakras.  Lepidolite helps to promote dream recall and increases intuition.  Lepidolite is an exceptional stone for transitions.  It's especially helpful to see and release old patterns that are holding one back, allowing for growth and rebirth.

Here's what some of my favorite astroloers have to report on this full moon:

Forever Conscious

Mystic Mama

Cherokee Bill

I posted some new pieces!

Beatrice Tin Type Photo with Mica and Indicolite Necklace


 Annabelle Tin Type Photo with Mica and Pecos Valley Diamond Necklace


Petunia Tin Type Photo with Mica and Green Tourmaline Necklace


Green Fluorite Heart Ring


Ruby in Matrix Peekaboo Necklace


Lemon Quartz Manifest Ring


The Moon, The Sun and the Stars Necklace


Love and Light to you all!

April 19th Full Pink Moon in Libra 2019 April 19, 2019 13:05

Happy Full Moon in Libra!
This Full Moon's Gemstone Spirit Animal Oracle Art features Otters and Ruby.  Otters are my absolute favorite and I've been thinking about rubies for days, so they both seem appropriate for this Full Pink Moon in Libra.  Rubies come in shades of pink and red, and in some rare cases, form with triangular record keeper etchings like the one featured.  According to the Farmer's Almenac, The Native American's called this the Pink Moon because the spring pink phlox bloomed and blanketed the fields in a canopy of blooms.  This full moon highlights balance in relationships, both romantic and platonic, and many truths will come to light to be addressed.  Some relationships will be strengthened and some will be released.  Ruby is a fantastic stone for strenghtening relationships.  This full moon highlights imbalances in our lives as well, forcing us to rethink our old ways of responding and reacting, and making us look at our bad habits and beliefs in order to transform them.  Here's what my favorite intuitives and astrologers have to say about the energies of today's Full Moon.

Ruby is known as the Stone of Nobility as it promotes power and leadership as well as aids in obtaining wealth.  Not only material wealth, Ruby also helps us to identify and obtain our ultimate values in life.  Ruby is said to help stabalize finances and bring abundance.  A Root Chakra stone, Ruby inspires courage and confidence as well as self esteem.  It has an intense and vivacious energy that ignites passion and enthusiasm.  Ruby is said to bring a spark of inner light to one’s life.  It promotes prosperity and joy and encourages us to follow our bliss.  It protects against depression and unhappiness.  It also inspires romance and is said to promote integrity and devotion to ones partner.  Ruby eleviates guilt and feelings of sadness.  Ruby helps increase intuition, promotes lucid dreaming and protects from nightmares.   It helps to stay clear headed and focused.  Ruby helps in decision making by helping us to recognize all our options.  Ruby helps show us how our thoughts affect our reality.  It promotes creativity and assists in manifestation.  Ruby deepens a couple’s relationship, encouraging closeness and commitment.

A record keeper is the name for a crystal with a trigonal crystal structure, or triangles, that appear to be “etched” as growths or indentations onto the surface of the stone.  Often times, there are many triangle shapes etched within other triangle shapes, creating a lattice patterning of triangles.  

They’re said to hold the energetic imprint and ancient wisdom and knowledge of the Universe and past civilizations here on Earth. Many believe that they were programmed by past civilizations, like Atlantis and Lemuria.  They act as keys to unlock information about past lives.  They were believed to be formed during the Ice Age through air bubbles that froze over time.  Record keepers are exceptional tools to use in mediation.  Ask your record keeper questions and to show you its stored knowledge.  Record keepers provide a sense of deep peace and universal understanding.

According to,, Otter's messge is, "It's time to let go of control and surrender to the moment. Allowing the universe to move in its own way will often manifest your dreams beyond your wildest expectations."

Otter gives us, "the knowledge that you have to take care of yourself first to be of use to others. Therefore you need to go with the natural flow, and the ebbs and tides of your life. Only then you can find joy and wonder in the small things that give you pleasure as an adult, and that gave you pleasure as a child."

Although Sea Otters don't mate for life, the River Otters used in my lunar artwork this month do.  Regardless of monogomy, all Otter couples and family members hold hands while they're sleeping so that they won't drift apart.  Otters are also known to keep the same "pet rock" for their entire lifes, tucking it inside their armpit folds for safe keeping.  They pariodically play with the rock, bouncing it from paw to paw across their chest.  Although no one knows for sure why they do this, I like to think it's their way of kicking back and letting go with the flow.  Otters are known for being playful, energetic creatures.  They work hard but also make sure to take time out to play with their loved ones and favorite rock. 

Adorable Video of Otter Playing with Pet Rock

According to,

"The connection with living moving water gives Otter the meaning of an awareness of the subconscious, emotions and psychism. Observing Otter it becomes very apparent that these creatures see life as a true playground to be filled with family and friends. Very often Otter shows up in people’s lives when they’ve become too serious, over-think things and lose sight of their inner child. One of Otter’s mottos is: play as if no one is looking (and if possible have someone join you!).  Otter is also a creature always up for a bit of adventure, letting curiosity direct them. They don’t worry about what’s left behind but rather look forward. This is a great lesson from Otter Spirit – you can’t embrace new things if you’re always clinging to what’s behind. This doesn’t mean that you just forget about difficulties, but rather find a way to smile and get a different perspective that may very well solve the whole shebang."

Astoria Healers Unite!


Creepy Beautiful is a new home for Gigi Moon Gems!  I am working closely with Aimee, the amazing owner of this adorable shop, to turn the back room in to a healing space that healers of Astoria, Oregon can rent and utilize to treat clients.  I will be available to see clients for crystal reiki therapy and will let everyone know how they can book with me, Aimee, and any of the other amazing healers we are attracting with our high vibes.  The center is on Pier 11, right on the water of the Columbia River!  The healing center won't open until June, but the boutique portion of the center opens THIS WEEKEND!  All of my one of a kinds are available, along with my essential oil crystal perfume blends and gemstone specimens.  I will work there on Fridays going forward and am available for personalized intuitive perfume blends and tarot card readings.

Aimee sells her vintage clothing, handmade macrame, jewelry, paintings, and more.  She is available to offer tarot card readings as well as curates a rotating art installation and more.  Creepy Beautiful is open this Saturday and Sunday for our soft opening, noon - 6pm.  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for updated hours and events!

Creepy Beautiful

80 11th St
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Have a happy, transformative, magical full moon!  I am off to the mountains of Central Washington to dig for Blue Agates this afternoon!  I cannot wait to re-connect to mother earth in this way.  Love and light to you all!


Full Super Snow Moon in Virgo February 2019 February 19, 2019 19:56

Happy Full Super Snow Moon in Virgo 
The full super moon in the Earth sign of Virgo peaked this morning, February 19th, at 7:54am PTZ.  We entered the watery sign of Pisces today as well.  The February full moon was traditionally called the Snow Moon by the Native Americans as February typically gets the most snowfall of all the months each year.  A super moon happens when the moon is closest to the earth.  This lunar month's Spirit Animal and Gemstone Art features Roly Poly and Pearl.  You can buy a 5x5 print.
"This Super Full Moon is also potent as it falls at zero degrees of Virgo. Zero is the number of potential and limitless opportunities. Zero is the blank canvas of all creation, signaling that this Full Moon is really going to offer infinite potential." 
"February’s Full Moon is going to help us realize our potential and also the potential around us, it is also going to open us, broaden our horizons, and encourage us to open our minds and hearts to something beyond our current reality."
To really benefit from the potency of this super full moon, try her Full Moon Ritual tonight.
Here's what my other favorite astrologers have to say about today's Super Full Moon:
Roly Poly, also known as Pill Bug, is my spirit animal choice for this Full Moon.  I should rather say that it chose me, as the one in the artwork literally walked acorss my jeweler's bench and cast its shadow on my hands while I was working on a project.  It's shadow made it look menacing and huge but when I looked up, it was just a little old Roly Poly.  I used to love playing with these harmless little "bugs" when I was a kid.  I would gently nudge them with a twig to make them roll up like an armadillo into a little ball of protective armour.  After such a serendipitous meeting in my new studio, I immediately researched Roly Poly spirit animal meaning online and learned that Roly Poly’s are not insects, but in fact, crustaceans, like crab, shrimp, barnacles, lobster and krill.  They are the only crustacean that lives on land.  
Roly Poly’s message is to go PLAY!  Reclaim your inner child. Live IN THE MOMENT!  We all must work but play is also a must for rejuvination, self love and emotional health.  Roly Poly asks us to balance both aspects of life.  Roly Poly reminds us to protect ourselves from those who don’t have our best interest in mind.  They remind us that we can have clear protective "armour" when we set clear boudaries.  The remind us to embrace who we are, to have self confidence and to stand in our power.
I chose pearl because it popped in my mind.  When I saw we were entering Pisces today, I felt like it was perfect.  Pearl symbolizes innocence, faith and purity.   It resonates with the sacral and heart chakras.  Pearls are known as the, "Stone of Sincerity", as they are a symbolic of truth and personal integrity.  They promote a happy marriage and family tradition. Pearls resonate with both the heart and sacral chakras.  They're wonderful tools to regulate female reproductive organs and combat the symptoms of PMS as they naturally connect our bodies with the rhythms of the tides and moon.  They help one to realize their true nature and to love themselves more.  They help bring happiness and uplift moods.  

These are 14.5 - 15.5 inches long and have extender chains making them adjustable.  They're handwrapped in copper or antique brass and are $67 each!  They're listed in the Gemstone Section.
Iolite, Green Chalcedony, Grey Labradorite, Citrine, Carnelian, Green Fluorite, Jasper, Black Onyx, Rose Quartz
I took the photos for these on Shipwreck Beach, some even on the wreckage of the Peter Iredale herself.  She crashed her in 1906 and her bones have remained.  Shipwreck Beach is a tourist attraction that draws people year round.  It's a 20 minute drive from my apartment and one of my favorite places in Oregon. 
New Chakra Gemstone Necklaces!
$25 - $40
Emerald, Peruvian Opal, Pyrite, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Unakite, Solar Quartz, Sardonyx, Tanzanite, Aqua Chalcedony, Pyrite, Red Jasper, Druzy Quartz, Rainbow Fluorite, Rutilated Quartz, Chrysophrase, Red Tiger's Eye, Phrenite
Straight from Tucson and available in your choice of Antique Brass or Antique Silver 16 inch chain.  There are 19 new offerings all listed in the Chakra Gemstone Section.  I took some of these product shots on a more recent shipwreck.  I'm not sure what it's story is, but I find it to be beautiful.  They don't call this area the Graveyard of the Pacific for no reason.  There are more shipwrecks here than any other part of the world.
Join me this Sunday in Portland at animal.plant.mineral. for a Maker Trunk Show.  I'll be popping up with two other artists and the whole store is full of hand crafted, mostly locally made items.
Stay tuned to my Instagram for new product uploads, more shipwreck photos and other PNW views.  Enjoy this Super Full Moon!  Love and Light to you all.

October Full Harvest and Hunter Moon October 5, 2017 15:40

Happy Full Harvest and Hunter Moon!
The Farmer's Almenac explains why this moon is both the Hunter and Harvest Moon of this year.  It happens to also be my and my husband's 3rd wedding anniversary!  I was almost done with this artwork and then I thought, "I should include the 3 year wedding anniversary stone in this."  As it turns out, Clear Quartz (and pearl) are the traditional 3rd year wedding anniversary stones.  So this Full Moon is extra special to me.  It's in the sign of Aires and here are what the experts have to say:
I normally launch new products on the New Moon but I am OREGON bound for our Anniversary trip October 10th through the 21st.  My husband lived in Portland for 7 years and Astoria for 3 years so he's showing me his old stomping grounds.  I lovingly call him, "Chef Squatch," so I feel as if we are taking him to his native land. The New Moon is on the 19th so I thought I would launch some items on the Full Moon so I can enjoy my trip.  Here are this Lunar Full Moon's offerings:
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Happy Full Moon!
Keep an eye on my Instagram for photos of OREGON!