Pieces of Jayde Points of Difference*
Attention to detail Every piece I create is made by me, with my own two hands. Each piece is unique, and lovingly crafted in my home studio with the finest materials I can acquire. No mass production, no assembly line.
Source of materials An artisan's source of materials are held in as much regard and privacy as their methods of creation. I have spent years sourcing my stones. The origin, quality, method of acquisition, handling, and whether they were ethically obtained are all of the utmost importance to me. If I don't like the seller, I don't buy the stone.
Time It takes time to create. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to make a piece, depending upon the complexity and what kinds of intention and energy may need to be infused into the piece. I often get commissioned to create pieces for specific emotional and physical purpose, and I make certain the pieces get everything they need so I know the wearer will feel it.
Intention Art is life. What I mean by that is is that an artist literally puts their own energy and intent into what comes from their hands and heart. Therefore, I make sure my workbench is filled with positivity and joy. I do this by regularly cleansing my work space with sage and salt (natural Shamanic practice), placing materials and tools in both sunlight and moonlight, surrounding myself with the creative work of others I admire, and allowing my Feline Inspection Team to periodically peruse my work (trust me, kitty juju is good stuff).
Additionally, I only work when my emotions are positive and my mind is clear. I believe this is a big reason why my Pieces of Jayde have such a profoundly positive effect on those who acquire them.
*Special thank you to Jennifer Devlin of Celtic Complexion for the inspiration to include this information about my work and my process.