Hi there. My name is Caren. I live in Northern California (Folsom). I am very happily maried to my handsome husband whom I adore. I have been blessed with amazing children who are my very best teachers. I have toddler boy/girl twins, a school aged son and two grown stepsons who are now out of the house. I have a loving community of supportive friends and family who help keep me sane. I am a speech pathologist as my profession, working with school aged children with special needs for the last 20 years.
I have been creating beaded jewelry for almost 30 years. I absolutely loved beading right away and all these years later that hasn't changed at all. I pretty much love any kind of craft or creative activity, but making jewelry is truly my passion. My only limitation is time. My littlest son had health problems, and so I searched for healthy alternatives to harsh medicine out of necessity. A good friend introduced me to the world of essential oils as a safe alternative for a nursing mom in my situation. The positive results made me fall in love with essential oils. Using them every day has become our lifestyle.
My favorite materials to create with are semi precious gemstones. I have been collecting gemstones, rocks, and shells since I was a very little girl. I LOVE them in all forms from highly polished to their more raw state. I love the feel of them...their weight, texture, temperature, and energy. I love to create jewelry based on the healing properties of stones, and am thrilled to be able to incorporate the aromatic healing qualities of essential oils into my jewelry through the use of lava stones. I am over the moon to have found a way to merge my obsessions...beads, gemstones and essential oils.
I am definitely happiest when my spirituality is at the center of my life. That is the way it has to be for me. Creating has always fed my spirit. I am truly out of whack if I am not being creative in some way. So when I am merging my art, love of essential oils and gemstones with my spirituality, I am joyful beyond measure. It is a gift to be able to share that.
My goal for my own life is to have a peaceful and joyful heart regardless of the circumstance or challenge. We all know life is great at presenting challenges. I have lots of tools I use to do so, including my use of essential oils. Through making jewelry, I am able to share the joy that creating them brings to me, and to provide beautiful pieces that can be utilized for use with essential oils that hopefully help uplift and/or bring peace and calm to others. If you have read this far, thank you for visiting my shop. Take a look around. I hope you find something that calls to you