In 2016 I had a part time job in an art studio that led to me becoming the manager of it and being able to do my own thing as well as my job.

I had a sweet setup in Valley View Mall, a mall that is now gone in Dallas and it lasted until the mall was closed.

I’d bought this singing bowl and long story short we (my now ex-husband and I) moved to Houston to try it out and see about opening my own store.

The bowl was lost in Hurricane Harvey and now here I am in Baton Rouge, reminiscing.

This sound is LOUD, I played it on my speakers and it put my hyper kitten into a trance so do not drive and listen to this.

Singing bowls use sound to soothe our senses. There is just something magical about this sound.

The reason there are pieces of jewelry and some minerals in the bowl is because sound cleanses the energy around them.

We are all made up of energy and sometimes negative energy clings. Sound clears all of that out.

 

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak shutting down my state, I am unable to ship jewelry at this time. I am temporarily shutting down my online business to keep myself and you safe.

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Hi, I’m Johnna

I’m an artist from Shreveport, LA who learned the art of wire wrapping gems and minerals into jewelry from Grammy winning musician, Daryl Thompson, who became like a father to me.

He is the one who intrudoced me to the healing world of crystals and I have been learning every since.

This world is ancient but can be applied to modern day times. 

My life is hectic–I work from home, am mothering a kitten who almost died, and am living the life of my dreams.

However, we always have to stay grounded and what keeps me grounded is working with the healing gifts of the mineral kingdom to create something.

Every single one of my jewelry designs has a person that is meant just for it.