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

Correspondences

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Selfcare And Self Respect: Two Sides Of The Same Coin



Some days are harder than others. Some days we barely feel like we have time to breath, let alone take a moment for ourselves.
Some days we are struggling to just accomplish our list of MUST do's, let alone do one more thing or want for anyone, including ourselves.

Some days our budget is stretched so thin there is not even one cent left for what we need, let alone what we want. A massage is lovely-if you have the money to spare!

If you don't, know you are not alone.
You are not the only one without a spare thin dime.
You are not the only one who cannot breathe until all the "things are done."
You are not the only one who forgot to eat in your rush to "do it all."
You are not the only one that cannot even begin to think of what you need to do for anyone, including yourself.

These are the days that you feel overwhelmed, unappreciated and often like you are just not enough.



Oh, but you are; you are enough.

Instead of focusing on what you need, want or cannot get to, acknowledge all that you DO get done; all that has come up that day or week or even month. Acknowledge that you are enough, because if you were to get everything on that growing list of obligations you would need an assistant, a cook, a maid, a nurse, a babysitter, a pet sitter and a team of landscapers to get everything you want done and finished. Acknowledge yourself and that you are doing the best that you can each day.

I like to use "I did it lists" rather than "to do" lists. It flips things around and shows you what you have accomplished.

Recognizing, acknowledging, appreciating and  the world and yourself as you are right in this 
moment is self-care. On a daily basis offer yourself the deepest respect for what you have done, what you do each day and for what you give. Even on those days when it feels like you can't do one more thing remember to take part in this practice.

In practicing self-respect, (which is the most important part of self-care that ever was, is or ever shall be) you recognize and honor all that you do, even when it feels like it is not enough. 

That is enough. That is self-care.




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Black Onyx






Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Black Onyx

Name: Black Onyx
Also Known as: Onyx, 
Family: Chalcedony, agate
Hardness: 6.5-7
Correspondences:
Black Onyx Crystal Healing Bracelet available in my Etsy Shop!
Black Onyx Crystal Healing Bracelet
  • Elements: Fire, Earth
  • Month: July, December
  • Astrological: Leo, Capricorn, Gemini
  • Planet: Mars, Saturn
  • Number: 6,1,5,9
  • Chakra: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus, Third Eye

Uses:
Health/Wellness: addictions, alcohol abuse, allergies, birthing, childhood, strengthens structural system of bones, ovaries, obesity, healing wounds, eye and ear problems, boosts general endurance, strengthens skin, nails, hair and teeth, promotes vigor, epilepsy, skin ailments, glaucoma, cell damage, blood disorders

Folklore/Magical Uses: Stimulate grounding, concentration, self mastery, self discipline, intuition, increase inner strength, absorbs and transforms negative energy, enhance decision making skills, end unhappy relationships, encourage healthy egotism, fortify self confidence, heighten one’s instincts and intuition, balance female and male polarities, protection against black magic, wards off negativity, enhance productivity, break undesirable habits, alleviate stress and worries, build emotional stability, balance the emotional roller coaster, self control, help one be at ease with surroundings, banish grief, encourage good fortune and happiness, enhance awareness of the higher energies and spirits

Notable: The stone derives its name from the Latin word Onyx meaning fingernail or claw due to its flesh tone color that bears striking resemblance to a fingernail.


The information given here is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor and is intended for general use. It is not meant nor intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease/condition.  Please discuss any health problem or concern you may have with your doctor and call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest emergency department if you believe you may be experiencing a medical emergency.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pisces Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Pisces Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Pisces Energy





Dates: February 19 - March 20
Sanskrit Name: Meen मीन (means a pair of fish swimming in the opposite directions)
Symbol: Fish

Monday, February 6, 2017

Aquarius Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Aquarius Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Aquarian Energy






Dates: January 20- February 19
Sanskrit Name: Kumbha कुंभ (means the bearer of the water pot)
Symbol: Water Bearer

Friday, January 20, 2017

Capricorn Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Capricorn Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Capricorn Energy



For those born: December 21 to January 19
Sanskrit Name: Makar मकर (means a sea goat, vahana or vehicle of God) Kamdeva, Varuna and Goddess Ganga
Symbol: Sea Goat