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.

 

Support This Blog for $1

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.

However, I am going to continue making jewelry and blogging about my gems. 

If you would like to support this blog for $1 (or any amount,) feel free and know that I am grateful for your readership and support regardless of your choice. 

Thank you for reading my blog. 

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Larimar

What Is Larimar? Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite and it’s rare because there is only one locality in the world: the Dominican Republic. Pectolite simply means compacted stone and is mostly a white-gray color and its crystalline structure has copper atoms...

Red Garnet

There are many types of Garnet but today I am writing about a luscious type of garnet that is a beautiful shade of red. It ranges from a ruby red to a dark blood red color and with the light hits it just right, it seems to have this inner glow of fire. Red, or...

Tesla Rocks: Chalcanthite

I love Tesla just as much as I love crystals and minerals and gems. So I bring them together in my Tesla Rocks series where I compare a Tesla car to a mineral.  So what is this bright blue mineral?  Is this a natural color for the gem? Is it manmade or natural? It’s...

Moissanite Is Not A Diamond, But Is Equally As Luminous

Moissanite is a type of gemstone that looks like a diamond--it has the brilliance and clarity of one, but this gem comes from the stars. It gets its name from the French scientist, Henri Moissan, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He studied the mineral that was...
Chalcanthite: A Toxic Blue Copper Flower

Chalcanthite: A Toxic Blue Copper Flower

This vibrant blue crystal in my neon gloved palm is derived from the Greek words, chalkos, and anthos--meaning copper flower. Chalcanthite is a water-soluble sulfate mineral. This means that it will melt in water--and due to its high concentration of copper, it is...

read more
Moissanite Is Not A Diamond, But Is Equally As Luminous

Moissanite Is Not A Diamond, But Is Equally As Luminous

Moissanite is a type of gemstone that looks like a diamond--it has the brilliance and clarity of one, but this gem comes from the stars. It gets its name from the French scientist, Henri Moissan, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He studied the mineral that was...

read more
Citrine: A Gem That Embodies Warmth And Invites Abundance

Citrine: A Gem That Embodies Warmth And Invites Abundance

  Citrine, which is often mistaken for Topaz in the gem world, is a type of quartz crystal that is warm, inviting, and fiery. Metaphysically it is known for stimulating energy, helping one to resonate with the frequency of wealth and abundance.  Quartz is known...

read more
Golden Enhydros Are Unique And They Fluoresce

Golden Enhydros Are Unique And They Fluoresce

I have always wanted to include an Enhydro in my crystal, gem and mineral collection. Naturally, my first one is so unique that as a writer for CleanTechnica, it's kind of serendipity. CleanTechnica is the number one news site that covers clean energy and cleantech. I...

read more
Working With Platinum For The First Time

Working With Platinum For The First Time

  I remember sitting with Daryl in his shop one day while he was wrapping something in 14K gold-filled wire for someone. I'd just started learning how to wire wrap and was not anywhere close to the level I am at now. In fact, I was very self-conscious about my...

read more
Working With Hyalite

Working With Hyalite

Hyalite opal is an unusual gem that is beautiful in its own way. Many contain trace amounts of uranium which enable the gem to glow under a UV light. I have a small piece in my own collection that I scored at a gem show in Atlanta back in 2019. Recently, I had a...

read more
The Simple Elegance of Black Spinel

The Simple Elegance of Black Spinel

Black spinel is one of many types of spinel, but it has its own unique beauty and elegance. I have been able to get my hands on two beautifully cut gemstones and am debating on keeping one for myself.  These gems (in my tweet below) are cut and faceted with the rose...

read more
The Legends And Science Of Topaz

The Legends And Science Of Topaz

      Topaz is a gem that has legends and science weaving together the brilliance of this gem. Earlier this year, I applied for a scholarship with the Gemological Institution of America. That got rejected--just found out today. I want to learn gemology--not so I can...

read more
Review Of Maye Musk’s Book, A Woman Makes A Plan. 

Review Of Maye Musk’s Book, A Woman Makes A Plan. 

I have been wanting to review Maye Musk’s book, A Woman Makes A Plan for some time now. I actually planned to buy it but it came to me as a gift. This sat as a draft in my blog for a good minute. I think a part of the reason why was that I hope that I can write a...

read more

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.