I am a pianist, teacher, and jewelry afficianado. I adore making jewelry and have been at it for many many years. I recently left a career in academia to pursue a more exciting and vibrant life that allows me to pursue my artistic passions. Goddess Findings, always a presence in the background, is now at the forefront of my renaissance--and none too soon.
After hurricane Katrina wiped the slate clean for me, I have gradually pieced it back together and found that I welcome a life that is different than before. With little resources but a few beads ands jewels I was able to save from the wreckage, I opened an online store at Etsy called Goddess Findings. My blog is an opportunity for me to express my love gemstones and metals, and the in's and out's of creating my jewelry, while investigating the fascinating connection between women and jewelry with particular attention to spirituality.
Although I have a Ph.D. in music education, and have been on the faculty of some of the most pretigious universities in the U.S., I have been re-evaluating my relationship to institutional education. I am finding the workshops, summers courses and presentations I do in my field more gratifying now. I adore working with teachers and sharing the thoughts, ideas, strategies, and approaches I've developed over my 23 years of teaching children of all ages music. I have recently resumed work on a number of projects related to my specialty: music listening and teaching, and am excited about getting it all down on paper.
At the shop, I specialize in beaded bracelets and necklaces, and scout the gem shows, antique shops, and far away places here and abroad for unique beads-so many of my pieces are one of a kind, and always fit for a goddess! My jewelry creations combine intuition and creativity, current trends and classic design, gem and mineral folklore, including the metaphysical properties, and color therapy. I use only genuine stones- rough cut, tumbled, or faceted, and sterling silver. All jewelry sold here, has been cleansed and cleared, and in some cases empowered with certain energy as to best benefit the piece and its purpose. If you find yourself really resonating with a piece, it may be you are drawn to the color, the stone property, or the design shape- and you may chose to synthesize these corresponding properties into your energy field.