EarthWhorls - Moonstone & Magic

January 17, 2017

Beneath the outer “shell” of feldspar (the element moonstone is made of) there is a glow, a sheen that seems almost to be moving as though, moonlit was reflecting off the surface of a gently flowing river.Why is moonstone the perfect gift to give this Valentines Day?  Here’s one very good reason:  It has been whispered that if you give your loved one the gift of moonstone, when the moon is full, you will ensure that the passion you feel for one another, will never die.  Would you like another good reason?  Moonstone is said to reunite the hearts of lovers who have quarreled.  That in itself speaks of magic!And finally, here’s the best reason of all…  Moonstone is a...

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EarthWhorls Celebrates Stones Of Love

January 10, 2017

As we approach the “Holiday of Love” Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun (and maybe helpful) to look into some of the connections thought to exist between certain gemstones and love.  These “powers” that have been linked with certain stones range from, attracting love to safeguarding love, from turning desire into love to improving current loving relationships.  Perhaps, it is not their “power” alone that one associates with love but, their delicate and startling beauty, as well.One of these “Love Stones” is, Chrysoprase.   It is thought to empower you to “center yourself within your heart,” allowing for love to flow freely from and, to you.  From a fashion perspective, Chyrsoprase is a divine stone to work with.  It can...

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Echoes of Nature

The inspiration behind EarthWhorls’ distinctive handmade jewelry is the natural beauty, diversity, power and passion of the world around us. The artisan gemstone jewelry designs that appear on this site are unique creations; each is one-of-a-kind and no piece is ever replicated. The reason for this is the desire to stay true to the landscapes that produce the glorious gemstones I am privileged to work with. Whether opals from Peru and Australia or, turquoise from the American south west and Africa, each gemstone necklace, earring, bracelet and anklet attempts to represent its origins and to create a connection, for the wearer, to the natural world.

Genuine handmade jewelry is a labor of love. Each raw gemstone necklace, turquoise bracelet, pair of citrine earrings, is a gift from nature to you. My role is simply to provide the stage upon which stone and pearl and silver and crystal can perform.

What makes our designs unique is that each handcrafted jewelry concept begins with the stones and silver, pearls and crystal and evolves in the same way these earth offerings were created. I work slowly, patiently, and with the greatest of care and respect for the persona of each stone and for the story it wants to tell. Mostly, each design is a celebration of the most beautiful creations on earth.