Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Sneak Peek For You!

The Dancing Happy Dragonfly subscription box for October is being put together as we speak. I am working on the jewelry (of course!) and gathering all the gift items, crystals and goodies that are to be included in this month's boxes.

It is such a blessing to curate, locate and bring together so many items that bring sparkle and shine to the lives of my subscribers, each in a different way.  I send out "a little bit of happy in a box," as I like to say! 

It is so important to take care of yourself, take time to just "be" and to help those less fortunate. My subscribers appreciate this and I know they are pleased and proud to be doing this so easily by subscribing. I know I certainly am grateful for the opportunity to help them all and am truly happy to have met so many fantastic people in the process! 

On that note:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Get Results:12 Best Ways to Cleanse your Crystals

There are several different methods of cleansing crystals that can be easily used. Personal choice will dictate which you gravitate to, but generally speaking, most people find certain methods work better for them than others and they will use this method or methods on most occasions.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labradorite Correspondences - Metaphysical and Physical Qualities

Labradorite Crystal Healing Metaphysical Correspondences

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Labradorite

Name: Labradorite

Also Known as: Black Moonstone, Feldspar, Spectrolite

Family: Plagioclase, Tectosilicate

Hardness: 6-6.5


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Rainbow Moonstone

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Rainbow Moonstone

Name: Rainbow Moonstone

Also known as: Labradorite, Plagioclase Feldspar

Family: Labradorite

Hardness: 6-6.5


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Moss and Tree Agate

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Moss Agate

Name: Moss Agate

Also known as: Mocha Stone, Moosachat, Agate Mousseuse, Birthing Crystal, Gardener’s Stone

Family: Chalcedony, Quartz

Hardness: 6.5-7


Sunday, July 30, 2017

A friend is doing her first fashion show!

I love when I get to collaborate with someone. It is not only a lot of fun but it gets me thinking of new ways to incorporate what I do. It also allows me to stretch myself as an

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

So happy to have finished...

Happy to say that I have finished and shipped this huge wholesale order. 250 pieces later and many, many overtime hours last week. I am one tired girl! but it is totally worth it all.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Red Jasper

Name: Red Jasper
Also Known as: Stone of Fairness and Justice, Jasper, Red Calcedony, The Nurturer's Stone, Imperial Red Jasper
Family: Quartz, Chalcedony
Crystal System: Triagonal
Hardness: 6.5-7

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Recently, I was asked if I really made all the jewelry I sell....

via Instagram

 Why, yes! Yes I do. See my hands? They are covered in the resin that I also created. Working on handmade items can be a messy business but it is so worth the effort!

That being said: I see so much fraud in the handmade world today. Especially with jewelry.  Cheap junk imports that people pretend to make themselves.  I would estimate that almost half the "designers" out there participate in some kind of fraud. It may be "only" one or two of their items but they are still doing it and I get pretty upset about the whole thing.

Here at DHD that will NEVER happen. No way, no how. If I did not make an item I carry I tell you straight because I treat everyone like I would want to be treated. I come from that old school of belief that you should really do what you say and be honest as the day is long. Always.

I understand I can't be the only person you ever come to for everything. Just do me a favor and check out whoever you are buying from, especially online. If you have never seen their work in progress be sceptical! Ask them where they source their materials, how long they have been creating and other questions until you feel comfortable that they are making what they say they are.

#madeinusa #DHD #dawnhilldesigns #handmadeisbetter #connecticut #madeinct #madebyhand #madeinamerica #jewelry #jewelrydesigner #jewelrymaking #jewelrygram #handmadewithlove

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Another custom order ready to be picked up this morning! #DHD

Another custom order ready to be picked up this morning. My first foray into soft soldering. Not bad for an old lady, just winging it! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! I was really apprehensive about diving into this one but when a customer comes to you and knows EXACTLY what she HAS to have you make it happen!

This features a bow and arrow center that I created from wire, a filigree connector and a moon and pentacle charm plus a rainbow moonstone teardrop. The sides were created with black obsidian and rainbow moonstone beads plus some pretty Celtic moon connectors. More photos coming soon!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Treat yourself right!

Treat yourself right! With dignity, respect and caring. 

#DHD Shares A Custom Order

Cute little charms are a customer special request. I really love doing these projects for folks. It is so great to be able to offer something so meaningful! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Black Obsidian Crystal Healing Correspondences: Metaphysical and Physical Qualities

Name: Black Obsidian

Also known as: Obsidian, volcanic glass, glass agate, glassy lava

Family: Amorphous Crystal System, silica with many impurities

Habit: compact nodules or layers between other volcanic rocks