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A one women owned & operated shop, located in New York. One-of-a-kind Art, Gifts, & Services. Handmade in the home of Julia Finucane. We specialize in Enchanting Art & Spiritual Gifts. View Julia's Art & Crafts in person at 464 Gallery & Impact Gallery.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cape May Diamonds - White & Rose Quartz Crystals - Spiritual Beach Stones

These quartz crystals are known as Cape May Diamonds and I absolutly love them. They consist of white, yellow, & rose quartz and range in differents sizes.

You can find these crystals in both my Etsy shop under Cape May Diamonds & on this website under Crystals & Salts.

My husband and I collect these each year when we make our annual trip to the Jersey Shore. The first time we descovered the beach that these stones are found on, I was in shock and overcome with joy. Imagine a beach that instead of sand, its just all quartz crystals. It hurts your feet a little when walking on them, but it is worth the visit.

I collected each of these stones shown from nature. These quartz crystals come from the lovely town of Cape May, NJ. They form in an underwater caves in the ocean and wash up on one of there hidden beaches (Sunset Beach). Naturally tumbled, legend has it that the trip is said to take thousands of years.

Origin & Legend 
Cape May Diamonds are are naturally tumbled quartz crystals, from the upper Delaware River. People have been searching for and collecting these crystals since the early 1800's. These crystals tumble in the ocean waves, making them smooth and polished. If tumbled for longer; these crystals can beeven more polished, smooth, and some may turn completely clear. People search for the small, clear stones because they look like diamonds. They are not diamonds, they are quartz crystals.

Crystals are used for spiritual, chakra healing, meditation, energy cleansing, & ritual or prayer purposes. Can also be used with wire wraping for jewelry making.

I love these crystals so much, that I decided a couple years ago to start selling them in my shop so that everyone can enjoy them. Some I sell in their natural, raw state (shown in the photo's) and some I sell once they are tumbled in my tumbler. To tumble these stones can take upto 2 months or more.

Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Reupholster of a Throne Style Chair

I have always wanted a throne style chair, so when I saw this one at a yard sale for $20, I had to get it. I am not a huge fan of the color orange and the gold was chipping away on the arms and legs, I decided that I had to reupholster the whole thing. Not as easy as I thought and I am still at the painting process.

First I washed the arms and legs. I them vacuumed the fabric and cleaned the spots that looked nasty with oldness. I am planning on doing a easy DIY job and chose to keep the fabric on. I am just hoping I can go over the old fabric. We will see. After I cleaned the fabric, Penelope (my cat) decided she liked the chair better when it was dirty. She got it nice and covered in fur (now its ready for paint).

I bought new padding for the cushion part and I purchased upholster fabric in a blue and gold vintage fabric. I am currently painting the gold wooden parts with white paint and I am planning on glazing it to look antiqued. This is as far as I got so far. I will take more pictures as I go and update everyone on the process.

Wish me Luck =)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Home Cleansing Oil for Blessings & Room Clearing

Home Blessing oil is used to protect, bless, and cleanse ones home. Protect against negative energy and to let positive and good energy in. This oil can be placed on a doorway, windows, to anoint candles for blessings, and on oneself. Use during prayer and when you are blessing your home. I bless and cleanse my home on a monthly basis. This is becoming more popular now adays, but has been done by many cultures and spiritual paths for centuries.

I make this oil in my home kitchen. I use a mixture of dried herbs from my garden, spices, roots, & oil. I make all oils to order. These oils come in a 1.2 oz (35ml) bottle. They will last along time. Oils are used in many different cultures and spiritual paths.

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