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. 

Diamonds get a bad rep.

Diamonds get a bad rep due to blood diamonds. A blood diamond is a dimond that was mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency or some type of war effort. Today, there are a lot of responsibly sourced diamonds and there is a new trend in the diamond industry in light of going green. 

These diamonds are recycled, meaning that they were once owned by someone and put back into the supply chain. 

 

Lab created diamonds are ‘grown’ in a laboratory and have the same physical properties as natural diamonds. Some people think diamonds are a waste of money since they are not as rare as many companies market them to be. In fact there are some rare stones that cost well more than diamonds do. However, I think diamonds are lovely and when jewelry is created with raw or uncut diamonds, they lend an earthly elegance no matter what metals they are wrapped in. 

Like a lot of gems and minerals, diamonds have different meanings. Clear or white diamonds are a symbol of purity or light. This pure light is known to bring love and clarity into partnerships, but also promote mental clarity and enlightenment. It will help you embrace your fiery soul while remining pure.

Black diamonds help you to see illusions–even those little lies you tell yourself. Oh it’s not that many calories, oh, he really didn’t mean that–it will bring any situation that needs to be resolved to light and be a good strength of support as all Diamonds are the toughest gemstone.

Jewelry

I make jewelry with raw diamonds only for now. I wold love to get my hands on some faceted ones, but I love the simplicity of the raw ones. Also, all diamond jewelry that is custom ordered (you ask me to make you a piece) have a special purpose. I give a portion of my profits from all my custom diamond orders to a nonprofit that helps women in need. You and I can choose the nonprofit The idea is to let your purchase of custom diamond jewelry from me make a difference in another woman’s life in some small way. 

This makes your purchase even more meaningful. How it works is that you suggest a nonprofit that focuses on helping women such as a domestice abuse homeless shelter (or I can pick one). Diamond jewelry doesn’t have a set price as I have to find one and order it. If you are interested in having me create a custom piece of diamond jewelry, you download this brochure for more information and to place an order. 

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. 

Tesla Rocks Mineral Edition: Morganite

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Charoite Vibes

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Vanadinite: A Cool Mineral With Lead (So HWC)

Vanadinite is a luscious mineral that looks like warm toffee flakes. It’s discovery and naming has a fascinating story.  Vanadinite is a result of a chemical alteration to a pre-existing material and is considered a secondary mineral. It was discovered by a Spanish...

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Vanadinite: A Cool Mineral With Lead (So HWC)

Vanadinite: A Cool Mineral With Lead (So HWC)

Vanadinite is a luscious mineral that looks like warm toffee flakes. It’s discovery and naming has a fascinating story.  Vanadinite is a result of a chemical alteration to a pre-existing material and is considered a secondary mineral. It was discovered by a Spanish...

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Ametrine Seer Stone

Ametrine Seer Stone

I want to share a really cool stone with you. It’s an Ametrine seer stone. Usually seer stones are naturally made by rivers flowing over quartz minerals and polishing them into a clear, almost crystal ball like stone.  However, humans make them, too and this one is...

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Sometimes It’s Good To Get Out In Nature

Sometimes It’s Good To Get Out In Nature

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The Best Advice Ever Given To Me Was From Elon Musk.

The Best Advice Ever Given To Me Was From Elon Musk.

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Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

This Deadly Mineral Is My Latest Love   Last year, I went to this local gem show. The guy who does it travels around the country and comes to Baton Rouge every other month and I have been eyeing this lovely specimen of his for a while (above picture).  However,...

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Herkimer Diamonds–Dazzling Natural Gems

Herkimer Diamonds–Dazzling Natural Gems

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Carborundum Mineral

Carborundum Mineral

Silicon Carbide Is Really Pretty   Photo by Spirit Rock Shop.    Carborndum sounds like some type of car part but it is actually a really beautiful and light mineral. By light I mean that its fragile.  Carborundum is a compound of silicon and carbon, however it does...

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How Toxic is Malachite?

How Toxic is Malachite?

Malachite is a common mineral that is easily identifiable by its gorgeous banded and varied shades of greens.  However, with over 50% copper content, it is pretty toxic if ingested or inhaled. This is why those who cut and polish this beautiful mineral need to wear...

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Fulgurite Is A Mystical Mineral Made from Lightning

Fulgurite Is A Mystical Mineral Made from Lightning

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