"A charm to protect the wearer against real or imagined calamities and threats to life...and a psychological means of combatting the hostility of both the real and the spirit-filled world."

- Oppi Untracht


The use of jewelry goes back over 45,000 years

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Why do we need ritual jewelry?

In THE WILD EDGE OF SORROW, Francis Weller writes:

"For most of our history, rituals provided the means by which the community would address the need for healing and renew the people's relationship with the place where they lived...Today, in the absence of communal rituals that hold and sustain our psychic lives, we often unconsciously fall into ritualized behaviors...In the end we will either participate in ritual deliberately, which binds us to soul, community, nature, and the sacred, or we will be reduced to repetitive patterns of addiction, compulsion, or routines lacking the artistry and renewal of genuine ritual."

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A word on cultural appropriation:

I make a concerted effort to steer away from imagery plucked from the sacred practices of others.  I have a deep love and respect for, and in some instances even a personal connection to, the sacred symbols and patterns of various shamanic traditions and ancient civilizations.  As much as I love ancient Egyptian imagery, shipibo ayahuasca patterns, and the design aesthetics of traditional American Indian silversmithing, I very intentionally omit such elements from my work. 

I do at times incorporate some Nordic and Celtic symbology as that is my own blood lineage and, as such, I feel in integrity in my "sacred image use rights," so to speak. Mostly however, I use designs and patterns sourced from elemental, archetypal, cosmic/astrological, botanical, and animal imagery - images and symbols that belong to all.  I also create my own sigils and symbols and share them freely with others to use.

All of this said, I am human and make mistakes and have oversights - all the freakin' time, in fact! As Brene Brown says, "I'm here to get it right, not be right." So to anyone reading this and viewing my jewelry collections: if any element of my designs feels offensive or appropriated from your culture, I openly invite and request that you contact me about it directly.  I want to hear your perspective, learn, and make it right.  You can email me directly at

Photo Credits: Robin Clark (river photo), Helena & Laurent (knife photo)