GREEN FAIRY 2022
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Nocturnal has long been my most sought after design. There is something very magical about Nocturnal. The artwork features my signature coniferous forest inspired by my childhood in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Dark forests under a moonlit sky tends to evoke a sentimental feeling of nostalgia in our hearts. Maybe its something primal or maybe it reminds us of more carefree times as children. This design tends to remind people of someone special, a special place, or a special moment in time. It’s truly the most astounding feeling to hear you connect with my artwork in the ways that you have because it is literally a piece of my own personal magic– a piece of my heart. I find my greatest peace in the hours of the night and have found my most favorite experiences (like stargazing) and animals (like owls and bats) to be Nocturnal… kind of like me! Nocturnal expresses the unique beauty of nighttime and my profound love for her creations. Nocturnal features an extra tiny two-dimensional dagger moon.
Fern is one of my most iconic and sought after designs! The Fern rollerball necklace features delicate and detailed Fern fronds. Ferns are one of the most ancient plant species that can be found in modern times. Unlike other plants, ferns do no reproduce through seeds or flowers but rather through spores. As a result, this small difference likens ferns more closely with mosses rather than other plant species. In folklore, it was thought to bring happiness and wealth if you were to find a fern flower or seed. The irony being that you will never find one because they don’t exist! Ferns are really incredible plant allies which are edible and have been used for centuries in medicine and agriculture. Furthermore, ferns are linked with the removal of toxins and are currently being studies for their ecological significance. Fern forests can be found all over the united states, but the most incredible ones I’ve ever personally experienced were in Washington State. To me, Ferns evoke both a sense of nostalgia and magic which makes me long for rainy days and rainbows.
Dandelion is one of my most iconic designs! The Dandelion rollerball necklace features tiny seeds floating on an invisible breeze. Dandelions are a symbol of hope, wishes, and joy. Dandelions have been harvested for their nutritional value since prehistory. For instance, the entire plant is edible and full of nutrients. It was once grown intentionally as a superfood in large yard patches during the 1920s for its medicinal value. Dandelions are an extremely valuable food source during the early spring for pollinators. Dandelions are a symbol for both youth and joy. It is said that their seeds are carried on the wind and to grant wishes. With more than 250 different species of Dandelion, they can be found in virtually every part of the world. For most, Dandelions evoke a strong feeling of nostalgia and youthfulness which makes them irresistible to blow on… even as adults!
Fairy Lace was inspired by the artworks and designs indicative of the art nouveau movement. Art Nouveau was most popular from 1890 – 1910. It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers. One major objective of Art Nouveau was to break down the traditional distinction between fine arts (especially painting and sculpture) and applied arts. It was most widely used in interior design, graphic arts, furniture, glass art, textiles, ceramics, metal work, and jewelry. In true Art Nouveau fashion the inspiration behind my chosen design is Polypore Mushrooms.To highlight the natural beauty of a polypore formation, I have chosen the Art Nouveau style similar to Alphonse Mucha. Polypores are a group of fungi that form large fruiting bodies with gills on the underside. Most polypores inhabit tree trunks or branches consuming the wood, but some soil-inhabiting species form interconnected systems with trees. Polypores play a very significant role in the nutrient cycling and carbon dioxide production of forest ecosystems. There are over a thousand known species of polypores but many have yet to be discovered. Polypores are much more diverse in old natural forests with abundant dead wood than in plantations or younger managed forests. Due to logging and deforestation a number of species have declined drastically and are under threat of extinction.
ABOUT THE CRYSTALS
Moldavite Moldavite is rarer and more expensive than most gemstones because it is actually a rare variety of extraterrestrial mineraloid formed by the impact of a meteor 15 MILLION years ago! Moldavite draws its name from the country of Moldova, where the rare material is dominantly found. Due to being extensively mined since the 1800s, Moldavite is very quickly approaching depletion— so get it while you still can! It is neither technically glass nor crystal because it contains minerals but no crystalline structure, making it a special class called mineraloid. In Metaphysical beliefs, Moldavite is a exceptionally powerful stone having been birthed through fire, destined for purpose, and sent to Earth by the cosmos. Moldavite is star-born, carrying an intense frequency created by the union of extraterrestrial energy and Earth. This unique fusion is thought to accelerate personal and spiritual evolution, making Moldavite one of THE most highly sought-after metaphysical materials. Moldavite is believed to be a life-altering catalyst, drawing both Celestial light and healing Earth energy.
Prasiolite Prasiolite is rarer and more expensive than most gemstones because there is only one mine in the whole world currently producing natural Prasiolite. This mine in Brazil is very quickly approaching depletion— so get it while you still can! This stunning gemstone Prasiolite heart is actually a variety of ultra rare green quartz, not green Amethyst. Prasiolite labeled “Green Amethyst” has been produced artificially by heating Amethyst, much like in the production of heat-treated “citrine”. Artificial varieties are either dark or unnatural in appearance, similar to heat-treated “citrine”. Only natural specimens possess the most pastel, vibrant, and gem-quality appearance. Natural Prasiolite is the perfect spring green and will practically glow with transparency. Prasiolite forms a beautiful light green color due to exposure to volcanic heat deep within the Earth. Since natural Prasiolite is a variety of quartz, Prasiolite is thought to possess similar amplifying and healing energies. In metaphysical circles, Quartz Crystal is frequently referred to as the Master Healer and the ultimate stone of amplification and transmutation. Similarly, Prasiolite is thought to transmute negative energy into positive and amplify personal energies and thoughts. Unlike quartz, which is considered a prism of pure light energy since it is clear, Prasiolite possesses its own unique characteristics. It is thought because Prasiolite only becomes green through immense exposure to volcanic heat and pressure, that this stone in particular aligns our hearts with our purpose in life. It the pinnacle stone of transformation, forged in fire deep within the belly of Mother Earth.
Black Australian Opal is a mineraloid, meaning it is neither crystal nor mineral but rather a special subclass of silicate with a high water content. Not all Opals exhibit a rainbow color play but precious gemstone does. This unique rainbow effect is made only possible by it’s unusual mineraloid structure. The more intense and varied the rainbow within an Opal is the more valuable. While White Opal is incredibly valuable and sought after, Black Opal is even more rare. Some opals are commonly backed to create thicker stones called doublets or triplets, however, premium Opal gemstones are completely solid. This piece features high grade solid Australian Opal with excellent fire and incredible color play. In ancient times, Opal was referred to as the “Queen of Gems” exhibiting colors of the Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald in one. It was highly prized and considered to bring great luck. In metaphysical communities, Opal is thought to act as an aura prism by attracting a full spectrum of Light energy. With an infusion of positive energy, Opal activates joy, optimism, enthusiasm, passion, and creativity. Opal is considered a gemstone of love, is thought to enhance cosmic consciousness and stimulate intuition, while also providing deep protection for meditation and spiritual journeys. Containing a large molecular structure of water content makes Opal an emotionally intuitive stone that will reflect the emotions of the wearer.
Emerald is a gemstone of the mineral beryl, and is colored green by traces of chromium and/or vanadium. Most emeralds are highly included, which accounts for their heavy matrix appearance. The dominant heart of the stone is opaque in shades of pale green to teal. Veins of heavy black are apparent in some specimens more than others. Pockets of druzy-like formations are interspersed throughout. The inclusions and fissures within an emerald are sometimes called jardin (French for garden) due to their their mossy appearance. Imperfections are unique for each emerald and can be used to identify a specific stone, much like a geological fingerprint. It was once famously declared, “All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald.” The color of this lush crystal stirs the soul like the heart of spring, symbolizing hope, renewal, and growth. In the metaphysical world, Emerald is called the Stone of Successful Love. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to open and nurture the heart. Emerald is also a stone of great vision and intuition, believed to foretell future events and reveal personal truths. Emerald is a favorite among creatives because of its unique ability to align the heart with vision and intuition, giving creative works a spark of vitality and truthfulness.
Garden Quartz is also commonly known as Lodolite, Chlorite in Quartz, Hematite in Quartz, Landscape Quartz, or Scenic Quartz. It is found in a massive variety of colors, each one with its own energy. In metaphysical circles, Quartz Crystal is considered to be a prism for pure, white light energy. It harnesses and refracts all spectrums of the rainbow! Clear Quartz in combination with any stone amplifies its effects. Quartz is thought to work within all chakras and is ideal for manifestation, amplification, and emotional healing. Meditating with Quartz Crystal is believed to cleanse negativity and attune your highest self. The mineral inside the quartz grants additional properties and is further amplified by the Quartz. White Chlorite is thought to enhance creative energy, green Chlorite enhances love and tolerance, and red/orange Hematite offers grounding and protection.
Dendritic Quartz is also sometimes referred to as Hematite in Quartz since it is actually a leaf-shaped iron inclusion, not plant matter. It is found in a massive variety of colors, each one with its own energy. In metaphysical circles, Quartz Crystal is considered to be a prism for pure, white light energy. It harnesses and refracts all spectrums of the rainbow! Clear Quartz in combination with any stone amplifies its effects. Quartz is thought to work within all chakras and is ideal for manifestation, amplification, and emotional healing. Meditating with Quartz Crystal is believed to cleanse negativity and attune your highest self. The mineral inside the quartz grants additional properties and is further amplified by the Quartz. White Chlorite is thought to enhance creative energy, green Chlorite enhances love and tolerance, and brown/black/red Hematite offers grounding and protection. Dendritic Quartz is thought to deepen our connection to nature.
Druzy Agate pairs beautifully with everything and is thought to enhance the energy of anything within its proximity. In metaphysical circles, Quartz crystals contained within Druzy Agates are considered to be a prism for pure, white light energy. They harnesses and refract all spectrums of the rainbow! Quartz in combination with any stone amplifies its effects. Druzy Agate is thought to work within all chakras and is ideal for manifestation, amplification, and emotional healing. Meditating with Druzy Agate is believed to cleanse negativity and attune your highest self.