“SilKIN” is my favorite collection of adornments to date.
Every inch of these talismans has been pored over, and imbued with intention, care, and connection to the natural world. I believe there is such a portal to the world of spirit - through the lens of nature.
Tanzanite is one of the most valuable minerals in the metaphysical world. It connects so strongly with the spiritual realm, it is even known as a stone of transformation. Physically speaking, it is the gem-quality blue to violet form of the mineral Zoisite. It is one of the few known trichroic gemstones - meaning, viewed from the right angle, some stones can display three different colors: purple, blue, and yellow.
These gems are supreme healers, physically and energetically. They bring the Third Eye into alignment with the Heart Chakra - allowing us to fully absorb and assimilate deep spiritual insights. I cannot say enough about the power of Tanzanite. If you have not yet added her to your crystal toolkit, now is the time!
The cording began life as recycled sari silk - cut into strips, prepared for natural dye, and in this case, dipped into Sumac berry infusion with mottling of iron gray. After the lengthy dye process, I twisted the silk into cording - creating a secure yet adjustable closure with a tassel-like finish.
The piece is designed to be worn long, or easily adjusted for a higher-sitting necklace. This piece will even wrap twice around the neck, and can be worn on the wrist as well. These are excellent layering choices, sitting beautifully with other stones or plain chain, giving a fun play of textures.