My jewelry projects, musings, and such that were documented at Baubles and Goddesses will now continue here at Elemental Alchemy.
This year I am launching my new jewelry business - Elemental Alchemy. I chose this name because it more accurately reflects my processes and product. One of my biggest inspirations behind the selection of this name is the poetry that Jim Morrison wrote on the subject.
Few would defend a small view of Alchemy as "Mother of Chemistry", and confuse its true goal with those external metal arts. Alchemy is an erotic science, involved in buried aspects of reality, aimed at purifying and transforming all being and matter. Not to suggest that material operations are ever abandoned. The adept holds to both the mystical and physical work.
They can picture love affairs of chemicals and stars, a romance of stones, or the fertility of fire. Strange, fertile correspondences the alchemists sensed in unlikely orders of being. Between men and planets, plants and gestures, words and weather.
For me, alchemy is about transformation. In the process of creating each piece of jewelry, I shape and combine the elements to produce something larger than the sum of its parts. There is also transformation for the wearer: The pieces create individual beauty and the elements bring personal power of various forms for the wearer.
I continually am inspired by gemstones, crystals, rocks, fossils, beach glass, and objects that carry energy and unique meaning.