Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shakti Art Pendants Now Available!

Express your Spirit with a sparkling Shakti Art Pendant!

"Earth Spirit" Art Pendant
 "Shakti" is a Sanskrit word that describes the sacred creative energy of the Universe in feminine form.  Shakti represents the balance of the dynamic forces that form our reality.  She embodies creativity, bliss, freedom and the manifestation of conscious awareness.

My new Shakti Art Pendants feature original artwork from my Shakti Series.
The initial release includes all four Elemental Shakti - Earth Spirit, Fire Spirit, Water Spirit and Air Spirit.  Each of these designs expresses the unique attributes associated with the Classical Elemental concepts, which are described on the back of the packaging, along with Zodiac and Chakra associations.

"Fire Spirit" Art Pendant
Perfect for expressing your own spirit, or for gifting to someone whom you feel embodies these traits.  Or perhaps there is an elemental attribute you wish to develop in yourself?  I've been wearing Earth Spirit a lot recently as I'm delving more into the business side of my career - to remind me to stay grounded and practical as I focus on growing and nurturing my business. 

Also available are Divine Life and Fleur De Lis - two Shakti designs that express reverence for Life, and the vital Connection between all living things (I confess that Fleur De Lis is my personal favorite!).

"Divine Life" Art Pendant
"Fleur De Lis" Art Pendant
Finally, my Metamorphosis Shakti represents the process of spiritual growth, the development of maturity and the fulfillment of personal potential.

"Metamorphosis" Art Pendant

Rectangular pendants are 1” wide by 2” tall, with an adjustable 24" chain with lobster claw clasp. Metamorphosis pendant is 1" square. They are made of a lead and nickle free zinc alloy with an antique bronze finish.  Artwork is printed on metallic paper to give it extra shimmer, and is protected by a glass tile with smooth, rounded edges, which gives them a dynamic, 3-dimensional effect.

Available now at the Gypsy Mystery Arts online shop!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Metamorphosis Shakti Art Pendant

Introducing the first release in my new line of Gypsy Mystery Jewlery.
These beautiful pendants feature my Shakti designs printed on a shimmering background, under sparkling glass and framed by a vintage-style setting in an antique bronze finish.

"Metamorphosis" is an art nouveau-inspired celebration of spiritual transformation;
Like the life stages of a butterfly, we move through the metamorphosis of maturity and spiritual growth. First, our caterpillar phase; like a lowly grub we crawl through life, ravenously consuming with care for little else. Then we wrap ourselves in a chrysalis; turning inward to explore the potential within. Finally, we emerge as radiant beings, soaring aloft on graceful wings of serenity.
The symbol at the top is a West African adinkra symbol that means “self-directed transformation”.

Art pendant is 1 1/8” square, with an adjustable 24" chain. Made of lead and nickle free zinc alloy with an antique bronze finish. Packaging includes art description and symbolic meaning.

I make each one of these myself, and I'm selling them for $16.50 each, a perfect price for gifting - to yourself or to loved ones.  Click the button below to order direct from my new and improved Gypsy Mystery Arts online store:

Stay tuned for more designs!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Getting Crafty

I'm very excited to announce that I will be hawking my wares over the next month at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles!

 This indoor, year-round craft marketplace is chock-full of creative vendors offering their unique items - including original art, jewelry, clothing, accessories, gifts, decor, ceramics, toys, handmade bath and beauty products, and artisanal gourmet food products.

Located near Ports O' Call Village in San Pedro, CA, Crafted is a vibrant marketplace filled with intriguing booths filled with countless distinctive treasures!  When I went down there a couple of weeks ago to check it out, I had to forcibly restrain myself from spending waaaay too much money on supercool stuff!

If you're looking for holiday gifts that are more interesting than the standard mall offerings, and you'd like to support some talented artisans who have worked very hard to follow their dreams of creative enterprise, you have got to hit this place up.  It's open every week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There's no admission fee, but parking in their lot costs $5 (though there is plenty of free parking in the area if you're up for a walk by the seaside).
There are also special events going on - bands, refreshments, demonstrations, kids activities, etc.

Starting next Friday, my friend (and incredibly talented jeweler, sculptor, painter, dancer and teacher)  Deborah Wright is graciously sharing her Artistic Rite booth with me.  I'll have some of my hoodies (including the new Autumn Queen design), as well as a selection of Under $20 items perfect for gifting.  I'm especially excited about the new art pendant jewelry we've put together, as well as the new Shakti Art Cards.

I'll be manning the booth on Sundays from Nov. 11 - Dec 9.

Calliope has also been invited to strut her stuff.  We are working on picking a weekend to showcase our flamboyant gypsy wagon - and I am inordinately excited to have a chance to decorate her for the holidays. I know Calliope will be thrilled to dress up in some twinkling lights and festive decor.

I think I've used the word "excited" at least 3 times so far.  I guess I'm pretty excited about this.  :D

I invite you to come on down and spend an afternoon near the ocean, exploring this exceptional marketplace.  Discover some truly novel and wonderful items, get some shopping done, meet some very creative and talented people, and when you're done - hit the other great seaside attractions at the Port of Los Angeles.

And come see me on Sundays!

How to get there and more info here: