The Latest

Sep 30, 2014

A unique labradorite and green tourmaline necklace i listed recently in my Etsy shop. I love these two stones together, especially the gradient of color in the tourmaline beads  Also, the shape of this necklace makes me feel like an elven princess when I try it on, just saying ;]

Sep 29, 2014 / 2 notes

I’m so in love with labradorite. This specimen exhibits a stunning blue flash, and is accented with purple iolite stones. 

Labradorite is a very interesting mineral. By definition, all minerals have atoms which are arranged in a crystalline structure. However, with this special mineral, the internal structure of the stone produces a stunning play of color when it interacts with light at the right angle. 

See more photos and read more about the stones in my shop at www.kosmickrystals.etsy.com

Sep 28, 2014 / 23 notes

A little view into the process on this beautifully unorthodox pendant I just finished. Featuring a tumbled aquamarine in the center, faceted amethyst, and amethyst, amazonite, and apatite beads in sterling silver.

Available soon at www.kosmickrystals.etsy.com

Sep 12, 2014 / 12 notes

This long and slender pendant features a faceted peridot gemstone set in sterling silver wire. The light green stone is accented with detailed weaving and coiling that creates a unique asymmetrical piece.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones which exists only in one color. Its green color is due to the chemical iron, and the intensity of the color depends on the amount of iron in the stone. Ancient legends say that peridot was the favorite gemstone of the elegant Cleopatra. Peridot is also thought to be a stone of lightness and positivity, and to protect the wearer from negative emotions of others. 

You can view more photos of this piece and see more information at https://www.etsy.com/listing/202665453. 

Sep 11, 2014

This very special pendant features a new funky asymmetrical style that I’ve been playing with. Natural gemstones of amethyst and blue topaz are set with intricate weaves and coils of sterling silver wire.

Amethyst is a lovely purple variety of the mineral quartz, and it has been prized since the times of ancient Greece. Today much of the amethyst on the market comes from Brazil, Uruguay, and Russia, although it also can be found in South Korea, Canada and USA. In metaphysical circles amethyst is considered a powerful stone. It is believed to cleanse spaces of negative energies, creating a suitable space for spiritual enlightenment. It also is known to calm excessive emotions and help to clear the mind of distractions.

Topaz comes in a variety of colors, and has also been valued throughout the centuries as a sign of status. It also has a deep history of use for spiritual purposes. Even in today blue topaz is thought of as a very soothing and calming stone. It is believed to help distance the wearer from stress and problems by allowing them to rise above them.

See more information on this piece at https://www.etsy.com/listing/202594001. Feel free to browse the rest of my shop for more elegant gemstone jewelry.

Sep 10, 2014 / 5 notes

One of a kind citrine pendant, in handwoven sterling silver wire. I love the challenge, and (generally) the result, of making symmetrical pieces. The elegant yet intricate style that it creates makes me feel proud of my work.

In metaphysical circles citrine is believed to be an excellent crystal to improve interpersonal relationships. It can help resolve family or group problems, and can promote solutions and cohesiveness. The beautiful yellow gemstone has been used in jewelry and for spiritual purposes since 300 B.C. 

See more photos and information on this pendant at https://www.etsy.com/listing/202579752. Feel free to browse for more one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry.

Sep 9, 2014

Handmade tigers eye pendants simplistically wire wrapped in sterling silver, now available in my Etsy shop Kosmic Krystals. Multiples of this pendant are available for gifts, yet the variation in the natural gemstones ensures each piece is truly unique. 

Tigers eye features a stunning reflective sheen, and has been carried traditionally as a stone of protection. In metaphysical circles today it is thought to be an uplifting stone, and to promote feelings of confidence in our abilities. (Crystalwelleing.co.uk)

See more photos and information on this piece at https://www.etsy.com/listing/202566588. Feel free to browse for more elegant handmade jewelry!

Sep 8, 2014 / 4 notes

I just listed these crazy lace agate pendants in my Etsy shop Kosmic Krystals. They are made with natural stone beads and sterling silver wire. The patterns and colors on each stone are vastly different, ensuring that each piece is as unique as its wearer. 

Visit www.kosmickrystals.etsy.com for more photos of these pieces, and many other wearable artworks.

Sep 7, 2014

Some sweet and simple little fossilized coral pendants that are available in my Etsy shop, Kosmic Krystals.

These beautiful fossils formed from ancient coral, the cells of which were gradually replaced by agate from silica rich ground water. This fossil is a stunning example of the amazing processes lifeforms and processes that our planet is capable or creating.

Check out www.kosmickrystals.etsy.com for more photos of these pieces, and for other unique yet elegant jewelry!

Sep 7, 2014 / 728 notes

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Woahhhhhh. Too much beauty for one post

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Sep 7, 2014 / 1 note

A one of a kind abalone pendant and earring set I recently finished for a custom order. I LOVE the way the pendant turned out.

Sep 1, 2014 / 6 notes

Fresh labradorite and green tourmaline statement necklace. I just listed this in my Etsy shop, www.kosmickrystals.etsy.com

Definitely my favorite piece (for now!)

Jul 21, 2014 / 2 notes

Went camping this weekend and got some custom wedding hair clips made :)

This is a Dawn redwood (metasequoia) fossil that I found today at the StoneRose center in northeastern Washington. The Dawn redwood is the only redwood that loses it’s leaves in the winter, and it was thought to be extinct until about 70 years ago. Then it was discovered living in China! They planted seeds from those trees in areas of it’s former range of the northeastern US, and there used to be one in my front yard at college. The confused gardeners thought it was dead and cut it down, but I’m thrilled this fossil found it’s way to me to fill the void! :)
Jul 13, 2014

This is a Dawn redwood (metasequoia) fossil that I found today at the StoneRose center in northeastern Washington. The Dawn redwood is the only redwood that loses it’s leaves in the winter, and it was thought to be extinct until about 70 years ago. Then it was discovered living in China! They planted seeds from those trees in areas of it’s former range of the northeastern US, and there used to be one in my front yard at college. The confused gardeners thought it was dead and cut it down, but I’m thrilled this fossil found it’s way to me to fill the void! :)

Jul 12, 2014 / 6 notes

Lapis lazuli pendant in sterling silver. Not for sale