Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Raven Totem Goddess

Raven: The Great Mystery Goddess~ The Raven symbolizes Intelligence, Life Magic & Destiny! Raven is known to hold powerful secrets. The blue-black color of Raven contains an iridescence that speaks of the magic of darkness which can mean the seeking of answers. In any healing circle Raven is present. Raven guides the magic of healing. If Raven is your totem then magic is in the air. The power of the unknown is at work, and something special is about to happen. 

My Totem Goddess Collection is about one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring master, hand carved, buffalo bone pendants! Special stones and unique beads surround each pendant creating a truly eye catching piece! No two are alike! I crafted each one under the glow of a winter moon so they are magical, mystical & symbols of the spirits that guide our souls.

Raven Goddess features: A hand carved Balinese buffalo bone pendant with the images of Raven (with a black Onyx eye), Goddess, & Wolf! Natural turquoise chunks & slices, Nepali Conch Shell beads in pure white, Antique African Glass beads in red, seed beads in Jet, Nickel beads, and a lobster claw closure.

This necklace measures 22" long (drop length 10") with a pendant that is 2 6/8" long. Gorgeous!








Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Honey Bee Totem Goddess

Bee: The Gathering Goddess~ The bee symbolizes service, community & communication. Bee is a hard worker and dependent on the next to support the entire hive community. She works within her family/community & does her part. If Bee is your totem you are a strong communicator and your community runs easily as well as effortlessly.

My Totem Goddess Collection is all about one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring master carved, Balinese bone pendants! Special stones and unique beads surround each pendant creating a truly eye catching piece! No two are alike! I crafted each one under the glow of a winter moon so they are magical, mystical & symbols of the spirits that guide our souls.


Honey Bee Goddess features: A hand carved balinese buffalo bone pendant with the images of Bee & Goddess, cinnamon Agates, 3 Citrine gems to represent honey crystals, cream colored natural hand-harvested South American Acai beads, melon w/white heart African glass beads and a lobster claw closure. The Sweetest!

This necklace measures 19 1/2" long (drop length 9 1/2") with a pendant that is 2 6/8" long.











Saturday, June 13, 2015

Oh~My Rustic Apple Tart!

Thought I would switch things up a bit & post my version of Everyday Food's Rustic Apple Tart.  I have substituted ingredients: Agave & preserves for sugar; added ingredients: a dash of Ginger in the summer & Cinnamon in the winter; as well as Rosewater in the egg wash.  I find this dessert to be the perfect "orchard to table" treat that I make now for birthdays and holidays without any fuss and so much gentle flavor!  The total prep time takes about 20 minutes, add in the 30 minutes for cook time and you have a delicious dessert well under an hour, EZ! Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream & you'll be in heaven.  Let me know what you think!

Currently, I'm experimenting with Rhubarb and the necessary ingredients needed to not make it soupy.  Suggestions appreciated! So stay tuned and in the mean time e.n.j.o.y!



::  Rustic Apple Tart  ::

* 1 Sheet frozen grocery puff pastry, thawed but not unfolded (I've only used Pepperidge Farm)
* 3 Granny Smith Apples (Gala or MacIntosh work well too, stay with crisp & tart varieties) 
* 2-3 Tablespoons Fig or Pear Preserve (My favorites are St. Dalfour & Mountain Fruit Co.)
* 1 Tablespoon Agave (I prefer the amber)
* 1 -2 Shakes of Ground Ginger or Cinnamon (depending on your taste buds)
* 1 large Egg Yolk beaten with 1 teaspoon of Rosewater, for the egg wash
* 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
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1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll the Puff Pastry sheet into a ball, as if you are making a pizza pie dough.  When it softens it will feel buttery, then start hand shaping it into a 9" pie round (you will find that the pastry tends to shrink back so you might prefer to use a rolling pin). Set it in a nonstick pie tin & crimp pinch the edges.  Place tin into the freezer.

2.  Peel, core, and slice the Apples 1/4 inch thick.  Toss into a large bowl & add the Fig/Pear Preserve and the Agave.  Sprinkle in the Ground Ginger or Cinnamon and stir all the apple slices until they are coated.

3.  Brush the pastry with the Egg Wash, avoiding the edges.  Take a fork & lightly prick the pastry border being careful not to cut all the way through.  Place Apples inside the pastry border & dot with Butter.  Bake until the pastry is golden brown & the apples are tender.  30-35 minutes.  Serve the tart warm or at room temperature, cutting the pieces with a serrated knife.  Whip or Ice Cream optional!

Note: Instead of "brushing" the egg wash, I've also just poured the egg wash into the pastry & then arranged the apples on top without any real differences/issues. 


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wolf Totem Goddess

My Totem Goddess Collection is all about one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring master, hand carved, buffalo bone pendants! Special stones and unique beads surround each pendant creating a truly eye catching piece! No two are alike! I crafted each one under the glow of a winter moon so they are magical, mystical & symbols of the spirits that guide our souls.

~Wolf: The Great Teacher Goddess~ The wolf symbolizes Loyalty, Independence & Living Life Powerfully. Wolf is the pathfinder, the initiator of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach & share. She is expressive both vocally & physically. If Wolf is your totem you are naturally eloquent in speech and have a knack for creative writing.

Wolf Goddess features: A hand carved buffalo bone pendant with images of a Wolf, Goddess & Eagle, 24 peridot gemstones, 4 rutilated Quartz in olive & brown, rubyzoite roundels, rainbow Hematite seed beads, nickel beads and a lobster claw closure.

This necklace measures 17" long (drop length 9") with a pendant that is 3" long. Wonderful!








Friday, June 5, 2015

Coyote Totem Goddess

My Totem Goddess Collection is all about one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring master-carved, buffalo bone pendants! Special stones and unique beads surround each pendant creating a truly eye catching piece! No two are alike! I crafted each one under the glow of a winter moon so they are magical, mystical & symbols of the spirits that guide our souls.

~Coyote: The Way-Maker Goddess~ Coyote is sacred & symbolizes skill, instinct, playfulness & resourcefulness. She reminds us that no matter what form we take or how many difficult situations we may find ourselves in - we can always see another side. If Coyote is your totem, you are a teacher of hidden wisdom: be flexible enough to laugh at fear and weep at joy.

This strand features: Hand carved buffalo bone with the images of Coyote, Goddess and Golden Eagle, polished blue grey Agates, aqua/white heart glass African beads, pale aqua geometric recycled Ghana glass beads, Hematite rectangle beads, nickel beads, and a lobster claw closure.

This necklace measures 21" long (drop length 10 1/2") with a pendant that is 2 5/8" long. Captivating!






Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kinship Strands: Earth & Sky

Inspired by the wild west & created in the light of a new moon, my Kinship Strands are a circle dance of seed, glass, gem, heishi, stone & turquoise beads! They are a celebration of color, spirit, individuality & affinity....ties that bind us.

This is my Earth & Sky collection, representing a kinship with all the creatures of the earth and the elements of the sky. The design is clean & colorful, featuring beads in earthly shades and celestial hues! Some feature a wonderful, cascading waterfall of natural gemstones! These beaded strands range in random lengths of 20-32 inches long and are one of a kind. Varying lengths to layer. An assortment of colors to mix & match. Wear one, wear them all! 
Esoteric. 
Ethereal. 
Exquisite.















Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dove Creek

Inspired by the spirit of the west.
Hand crafted by the light of a silvery moon...

My Dove Creek necklace is a delicate dance between Earth & Water.
Natural Turquoise stones flow into deep beaded pools of crushed Mother of Pearl, ripple through Emperor stones making their way to natural, hand-harvested Acai from South America. Copper Glass & Seed beads in the colors of Aqua, Cream & Montana Gold dance, ever so lightly, across the surface. 

One of a kind.
Necklace measures 25" long (drop length 10 1/2")
It's seriously lovey dovey.








Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Shiprock

Of humble origins.
Inspired by the spirit of the west.
Crafted by the light of a silvery moon...

My Shiprock necklaces are a delicate dance between Earth & Sky.
Turquoise, lapis, orchid bone & vintage amber glass beads waltz gently while sueded leather & nickel two-step.







Sunday, April 5, 2015

Silver Plume

Inspired by the spirit of the west.
Hand crafted by the light of a silvery moon...

My Silver Plume necklace is a delicate dance between Earth & Sky.
Black veined Turquoise, rhodium cube beads & seed beads in the colors of periwinkle, jet & nickel waltz with a strand of nickel plated Oval Chain. Chocolate leather chord ties it all together. 
One of a kind.





Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sisters

Inspired by ladies who are my friends, my family, my inspirations, & my heroes. My Sisters collection is handcrafted in the light of love. 
Delicate & powerful, soft & strong, bold & beautiful. 
They are all so different & yet so similar.  
Two separate strands touching each other.  
Connected.
Heart & soul.