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Ribbons Galore

One of my favorite parts of my "job" is buying ribbons for my ribbon wrap bracelets.  There are only a few vendors on Etsy where I buy my ribbons from.  Their price is really affordable and the quality is superb.  I went all out this time and order a LOT of ribbons to last me a few months.  When I one day start making my own ribbons (I am in the process, it's been slow-going), I hope to one day make my ribbons as beautiful and wonderful as theirs.

It's been quite a process trying to find out how to make the ribbons.  I've never dyed anything (unless you count tie-dying in the 3rd grade), I don't work with fabric and I don't sew (okay-maybe I do but I'm a real amateur, like awful really).  Regardless, I did research online on how to dye silk ribbons, which silks to use for certain dyes and tried it out.  I even bought a Serger, I didn't even know they existed!  Haha...
And thank goodness for online classes!  I bought a class from Craftsy called Beg…

Chakra Necklaces

I got the idea to make Chakra necklaces because after using the swarovski crystals for my other necklaces I thought the colors were so pretty I wanted to use them for something other than birthstone crystals.

I was a massage therapist for almost 13 years before I went into doing jewelry and as a therapist you learn many ways of alternative healing.  It was one of the things I loved about the trade-you learned about different cultures, different ways of healing and different ways of looking at the body itself.  My last job as a massage therapist was at a spa that actually had a Chakra Massage.  I was trained how to do it but never had a chance to give one while I was there, but I did receive it, twice.  What I really enjoyed about the massage was the part where the therapist instructs you, quietly and peacefully, because you are pretty much zoned out by then, on certain affirmation words as she/he holds a palm over the chakra area.

I'm not very good at meditating-it takes practice…