These are samples of the bracelets I make and sell. So is this:
I need to raise some money. I need to raise some money in order to register my business with the state, get logos made, business cards.
I want to raise $500. $130 for registration costs, $205 for bank accounts, $245 for promotional (logo design, business cards, website updates).
I was going to start a GoFundMe. I decided against it.
I’m doing this to sell merchandise (books and beads). Okay, so I’ll sell the merchandise.
On the “Buy It Now” section, you can order autographed copies of my books. If you like the bracelets (those are for anti-anxiety, self-esteem, anti-migraine. I can make general healing with some drop-dead gorgeous amethyst and hematite). I can address your issues with stones.
And the dragon is cool. The dragon’s blood jasper inspires courage.
The bracelets? Right now, $50 for the single strand and $65 for the dragon (double strand), but I’m open to negotiation.
Yeah, you can buy the e-books for $1.99 and $.99, but I won’t get that money for 60 days.
Buy, share, buy some more.
(This is an attempt to re-create the post that I wrote yesterday and it…disappeared. It was fucking LYRICAL and it vanished. Poof. Time to un-poof it. Remember how I told you I learn things the hard way? This, Campers, is how I learned to SAVE blog posts as I write them)
Yes, I write books and stories and blog posts (that sometimes get read). I also make and sell (hint hint) bracelets. I have a day job, but the side gigs keep me from going postal.
“Books and bracelets?’ you may ask. ” Storytelling and stone. Those are worlds apart. Do you have ADD or something? Can’t focus?”
Not really. And they’re not as far removed from each other as you may think.
We think of storytelling as words related orally or symbolically through alphabets, pictures, or gestures.
Stones can tell a story.
Stone is millions, billions of years old. They have survived intense heat, unbearable pressure. Exposure to one element will make the stone blue, a trace of a different one and it becomes yellow. Or green.
Crystals line up in precise formations, reproducing the pattern as they grow, making great structures, but the molecules all line up in the same order as the first.
Some were moved by landslides, by glaciers. They’ve been blow thousands of feet in the air by volcanoes or waiting millennia in the dark until someone decided they had enough value to dig up.
It didn’t end there.
The stone was cut, polished, treated with heat or chemicals to enhance its color or luster, carved or drilled before it came to me.
It’s a word with multiple meanings. Something of importance or significance. “What’s the matter?” “Mind over matter.”
The physical aspect of the Universe.
Stone is matter.
We are matter. Us. Humans.
But, if you ask a meta-physicist, when you get down to the subatomic level, it’s just energy. Vibration.
We are vibration. We respond to vibration. A cat’s purr vibrates at the same frequency that heals bones. It’s not just a pleasant, soothing sound. It’s healing.
Stones vibrate as we do. They vibrate at different frequencies. Healing frequencies.
A friend suffers from anxiety attacks. I wish to help her avoid them. Sodalite. Or lepidolite. Quartz crystal to amplify their vibration. Black onyx to absorb negativity. A Buddha head-shaped bead to represent serenity, tranquility.
That’s the story: “I am with you. Be calm.”
As I make the bracelet, I lose myself in the making. I hear the soft click of beads against each other on the wire. I feel the coo firmness of stone.I think about their purpose in assembling them.
Dragon’s blood jasper. It inspires courage. The creamy green with a slight blueness to it. I also have metal beads shaped like a dragon’s head. Who wouldn’t feel courageous with a dragon coiled around one’s wrist?
What’s the vibration of the stone that attracts? The seduction of color? The feel: solid, unbreakable? The promise of healing? It’s magick, the art of utilizing nature to bring about change. Wearable magick.
Using magick to change the vibration, to change life. That’s the story.
Yeah, I owe you two posts. NOT THAT ANYBODY COMPLAINED!!!!
Post #1: Things Promotional
I did an interview with the Hangin’ With Web Show and it will be up on Youtube tomorrow!
And Wednesday, April 25, 2017 (aka TOMORROW) I will be LIVE on Facebook, you can come hassle me at BookRhythm’s Night of Romance live event:
Plus, Affaire de Coeur magazine has been tweeting me up all over the place and… Monique DeSoto. Monique. Yeah. We’ll talk about her later.
Post #2: So What the Hell Have I Been Doing?
I have been doing some non-book stuff. I make bracelets for healing. They look like this:
Both are anti-anxiety. The left is made with lepidolite, which is more of a mood stabilizer. The right is sodalite to fend off anxiety attacks.
These guys are for prosperity. Both are made with green aventurine, which attracts prosperity.
Anti-migraine: Amethyst, Lapis lazuli
Courage: dragons blood jasper and dragon head bead. This stone is new to me. I love it.
All for sale. Inquire within.
Besides that, I rewrote a friend’s resume and edited a couple of stories.
And baked a ham.
Yes, I’ve been busy.