I'm really feeling charged up these days, ready to make some new tree designs! I found some interesting gem trees over the weekend with shapes I haven't seen before. I am excited to try and incorporate that into a design of my own. I should be able to get some really interesting Bonsais going too, for those of you who are looking for something truer to nature.
I made a couple of Tree of Life pendants over the weekend. I'm still thinking of growing into this segment, its something that doesn't take long to make and will package well for local shops in SD. I want to keep the TOL different than the others on the market- the shape of the tree, possibly even the wire hoop, and definitely the roots. I want to get a line of birthstone pendants, as well as specific chakra healing pendants, made. These will form two different series, to keep things different and interesting.
I should really be growing my website too, make it a really good place for crystal education. There isn't a lot of really good information out there, and many of my customers want to know more about the crystals I work with, and what they're buying. This post has got me thinking about a new design for the website, and a much more exciting blog. :-) The ideas turn, I just wish I had many more hours in the day to get it all done!
I'm also trying to work on concepts for some really cool product tags. I want to have a little story with each piece, basically the story of trees and their meaning. It would be fun to name and number the trees too.
All of these ideas are exactly why I'm behind in getting new gem trees made! I'm sorry! I need to figure out a better balance between marketing, creating and listing. Since gem trees aren't like the latest infinity scarf on the market, I have to do a lot to market and drive interest to my work. I'm trying to figure out better way of doing it so I have more time to create.
With all that said, I'm going to leave you with photos of the brand new Tree of Life pendants! The first one is Andalusite, and the second is Blue Topaz.
Andalusite is a very interesting gem, that shows different colors in different directions. It helps overcome depression and self doubts, helps overcome past troubled memories and overwrite into present and positive experiences. Andalusite is also great for helping heal bone fractures, connective tissue, psychosomatic and stress related conditions.
Blue Topaz is the stone of the moon, helps you be honest with gentleness, helps sensitive people cope with teasing in good humor, controls feelings of anger by bringing hidden emotions to the surface in a calm way, good for speech and communication problems, helps emotional balance. On a physical side, Topaz is a body vitalizing gem, helps in whole body regeneration; disperses effects of negative energy from whatever source, helps maintain metabolism; assists thyroid, throat, eyes, ears and nasal issues.