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Boulder Jazz Fest

Boulder Colorado This summer, we decided to show our gorgeous new bracelets at the Boulder Jazz Fest over the 4th of July.  It was such a beautiful location on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO, and it was fun to show our newest products to all who strolled by.  If you're looking at the photo on this blog, you can see the bracelets atop the table with striped legs and gold...

New Chakra Bracelets

Custom Bracelets for Chakras This season, we've had some requests from our customers for chakra bracelets.  Our current inventory includes bangle bracelets for the chakras, but thanks to our innovative customers, we can't wait to share a whole new line of chakra bracelets with everyone. I personally love bracelets.  Everyone, including the person wearing it, can enjoy looking at it.   Sterling Silver Bracelets  As always, our jewelry is made in...

Turquoise

The Great Negotiator Turquoise is the beautiful blending of blue and green.  It is the connection between the what the heart feels and the head thinks.  It is the voice of the heart and the color of the sky.  This peaceful hue creates balance and compromise and is sometimes referred to as the color of negotiation because it is the coming together of two colors to make a third.  It relates...

Real People

DID YOU KNOW. . . Our models are our customers.  We are hoping to create collages of people wearing their Chakra Jewels because it's fun to model something that you love and it's especially fun for us to see people wearing the jewels we so lovingly make. It's been said that you don't choose the stone, rather, it chooses you.  I've noticed this many times, especially when we are selling at a show.  It's very...

Taxes Take A Toll

Tax Day Ruminations     Taxes. Mention the word and there is a collective groan from everyone in the room.  Now that tax day has come again, I wanted to post something about this yearly event.   Firstly, the relief of getting it over with is enormous.  As a right-brained artist, keeping track of all the dollars in my life is a dreadful burden. Paying my taxes is nothing compared to...

The Meaning of Orange

More Orange Please! Orange is the combination of red and yellow.  While red is rooted in passion and survival, and brilliant yellow floods us with confidence, orange is the color of happy.  Stimulated by this color both physically and mentally, we respond by becoming more extroverted, upbeat, spontaneous and creative when we're around it.  Not only that, but orange makes us hungry.  Restaurants often employ orange somewhere in their color scheme...

Cartier

Diamonds anyone? So, when the Denver Art Museum brought the Cartier Jewelry Show to town, I HAD to go...twice!  The installation took place in darkened rooms with black walls.  The glass cases on the walls were lit up to reveal the most lavish, opulent and exquisite display of diamonds I have ever seen.   Aside from the jewels themselves, I was most interested in the work room and mock studio...

Chakra Jewel on Facebook

Like Us On Facebook. Chakra Jewel is happy to announce our new Facebook page!  It's been our goal to have a Facebook page for more than a year, but we needed to find the right person to make that happen.   Marie is our new Facebook specialist, and she has already begun creating interesting collections and wonderful images of Chakra Jewels which you can see on our page.  Watch our Facebook...

Chakras - A Road Map To Emotions

A Pathway to Understanding Emotions Chakras are all about our emotions.  Consider how often things are said in the heat of anger or the passion of love.  How often do we find ourselves feeling all mixed up, or at a crossroads in our lives where we are in conflict as to the best resolution?   Making Order From Chaos Chakras give us a way to organize our emotions.  The first chakra...

Spring Gem Show 2015

TUCSON, AZ Due to a family emergency, I did not attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this year.  It was the first time in 12 years that I have not gone.  I've been having dreams about the stones all week and deeply missed going, however. . . Here's the good news!  The emergency has passed, leaving everyone well once again, AND, there is a gem show that comes to Denver in...

Custom Chakra Jewelry

Hello out there Just wanted to make a quick entry to thank our marvelous and talented customers.  They encourage us explore new combinations of stones and sometimes, we develop new products from their suggestions.  Recently, I got an order from a customer who was very  savvy about her stones, and after buying several chakra jewels, she began to call out combinations of stones according to what drew her in.  On one...

CHARLIE

JE SUIS CHARLIE Drawing courage from the root chakra, taking action from the core chakra, sending love from the heart chakra, speaking our truth from the throat chakra, seeing past the dogma that limits thoughts, we rise to a higher level of consciousness that disavows the senseless killings in France.  We are all Charlie.  

Why Jewelry Is Good for Chakras

     Joyful Jewels! Today I bought myself a pair of earrings - not that I don't own at least 100 pairs - but these were not something I would have thought to make myself.  I put them on as soon as I'd paid for them.  Instantly, I noticed that people were smiling at me, maybe because I was projecting a sense of joy at the experience of wearing the...

A Chakra New Year

    Tune into your chakras Start off this year with a simple intention - pay attention to your feelings.  You can do this by checking in with yourself at different times during the course of a day.  Let me be more specific - How about starting right now?  Take 15 - 30 seconds to do a once over from your feet to your head, checking to see where your energy...

Winter Solstice and Chakras

CELEBRATING THE SOLSTICE Congratulations!! We've made it to the Winter Solstice. The solstice is the official beginning of winter.  It the longest night and shortest day of the year.  From now until June, the days will be getting longer.  It may not be noticeable for a few weeks, but each day, the sun is shining on our part of the earth a tiny bit longer.  It begins with adding a few...

Labradorite is Back!

  Flashy Labradorite Labradorite is a tricky sort of stone.  In the right light, it displays breathtaking flashes of color, from lavender and pink to neon blues and greens.  It is like holding stone made out of the northern lights.  Wow!  What makes it tricky is that the orientation of the stone has to be exactly right to reveal the brilliant flashes of color inside.  If the stone is not cut to...

GIVING THANKS

Thanksgiving from the heart chakra. While we associate Thanksgiving with feasting, merriment and family, the spirit of Thanksgiving comes from the heart.   It is a commemoration of the kindness of Native Americans, who shared their knowledge of living off the land, sharing their food and survival skills with the starving white skinned people so woefully inept at living in nature. As we celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday, we need to remember that it...

Gong Baths And Chakras

  What is a Gong Bath? Recently, I had a dear friend who celebrated his birthday by having a gong bath.  He invited a few lucky friends to come along, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.  I had been to a gong bath once before, and I enjoyed it much more the second time around.  If you have not heard of gong baths, I will attempt...

Chakra Jewels For The Holidays

ALWAYS CUSTOM MADE Chakra Jewels are made after the order is placed.   This allows us to consider the person who placed the order and try to communicate with them through the gems.  Quality control is really important to us.  Since we purchase our beads by the string, some stones are more exciting than others.  Rarely do we use every stone from a strand, rather, we pick the nicest material to...

CHAKRAS AND POLITICS

Politics can wreak havoc on our chakras. I've heard it over and over lately.  "If I have to listen to one more campaign ad, I'm going to throw something at the TV/radio/computer."  "I can't take it anymore!"  "Make them stop," and worst of all, "It makes me sick."  YIKES!  It seems the political landscape has turned to mud, and all of us are getting dragged through it.  Still, if you are...

EARTH FRIENDLY JEWELRY

Chakra Jewelry Company Recognized By Redirect Guide For New Earth Friendly Packaging   ChakraJewel.com received a green ribbon from Redirect Guide for the sustainable packaging they created for their custom chakra jewelry.   Handmade Chakra Healing Jewelry by ChakraJewel.com Online PR News – 08-May-2012 –Packaging for jewelry can be very wasteful. It is likely that the average consumer throws it all away, and most of it was not needed in...

A Halloween Stone

Dragon Blood Jasper The story behind Dragon Blood Jasper is one of the most interesting I've come across and perfect for Halloween.  The stone, which has a mossy yellow green background is shot with veins of deep red.  It is thought that the stone is the fossilized remains of ancient dragons.  The green is the skin of the beast, while the red veins are the blood. Oddly enough, I was...

How To Meditate With Stones

   Why Meditate? Meditation is relaxing to the point where you stop the chatter inside your head.  You know, that constant voice that streams through your brain reminding you to  pick up something for dinner, call your mother/sister/daughter/brother, son, husband, father, grandmother, friends, etc. or to check the air in your tires the next time you get gas, and on and on it goes.  To stop this endless chatter takes...

NEW STONES from the DENVER GEM SHOW

  NEW GEMSTONES include: Black Labradorite - These are wonderful large rectangular stones with good flashes of blue.  A nice combination of root and third eye chakras. Leopard Skin Jasper - This new stone shows fabulous patterns of black, gray and pinky beige.  Looks like strands of black yarn that meander across a light colored background.  Each piece has it's own unique character.  Good for root chakra. Carnelian - Very...