I’m actually not talking about that disgustingly yummy cereal where you pick out all of the ‘marshmallows’ (since when does a marshmallow crunch and squeak on your teeth??) and let the cat food-shaped ‘healthy part’ get soggy in milk within the time it takes to figure out what the hell those magic shapes are actually supposed to be. I’m referring to the talisman necklaces I make, which should last much longer and have a much healthier effect on you than this sugary breakfast (or snack??) choice.
If you’ve noticed the jewelry section here on my site, you’ve seen my Patron Saints of Badassery necklaces. At the various pop-up markets I’ve had, people often ask about the crystals and charms that I tend to layer with the larger pieces so I decided to start showcasing these little gems on their very own.
Each stone, crystal or charm that I use is special to me, for when I’m poking around in various gem shows, markets or antique stores they just kind of jump out at me and say hi. Some of them have specific meaning that is pretty obvious or well known, some of them just speak to me as representing a certain something–even if that certain something is not easily defined. Because hey, don’t you often feel as though you are not easily defined??
A talisman is defined as an object that is thought to have magic powers and bring good luck. The jury is out on that, but I for one subscribe to Dumbledore’s wise proclamation to Harry Potter when he asks the grandfatherly wizard if his current otherwordly conversation with him is only in his head: “Of course it is happening in your head, Harry,” he answers, “but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
If you think something helps you, it does. If something calls to you simply because you think it’s beautiful, then you are meant to have it. Beauty is magic, after all.
So! I’m going to throw these babies up here to see if they call to you. Each week or so I’ll post about one and you can comment or reach out to me if you are interested in claiming it for your very own.
As far as I’m concerned manifesting Badassery is about living your life with purpose, unapologetically making it your own. It starts with a mindset but incorporates your whole self. My hope is that when you wear one of my jewels it makes you feel happy and helps to proclaim exactly who you are–even if you are the only one who knows why.
Each necklace is 17 inches long with a base metal chain. I use only genuine crystals and stones, but often the materials of the charms are anyone’s guess! They are priced between $18-$22, with a $4 shipping fee in the U.S.
Here’s my first guest to make their appearance! This Buddha charm will not go unnoticed, and neither should you.
The term Buddha literally means ‘enlightened one’. I see the Buddha as a symbol for wisdom, being in touch with one’s higher purpose, a reminder to take a breath and notice just how amazing and miraculous that little breath really is. To me Buddha is a wonderful statement of faith no matter what your faith looks like. He reminds me to live in the moment and try to see the beauty that’s around me. Goodness knows we could all use some more beauty around us.
This charm is a healthy 1 1/4″ X 2″, including the pendant bail. $22.00 + shipping.
If this speaks to you, let me know! Stay tuned for more!