I have been a Massage Therapist for 21 years and a Reiki Master Teacher for 16 years. I taught in a massage school for over 14 years and I give private Reiki workshops and teach classes in an Energy school in Columbus. I became interested in stones and crystals and started to take classes about the subject. I found that stones have their own energy which can help to bring harmony to the body. I also learned about Chakra stones which are laid on the body that can help with a person’s healing process. Working with stones is what awakened my interest in jewelry making.
I never thought of myself as being a crafty person until several years ago, a friend of mine, asked me to take a few craft classes with her and I found out that I enjoyed them and started taking additional classes as well. I have always enjoyed jewelry and with my interest in energy work with the use of stones, I decided to try the two together and found out how much I enjoyed making jewelry with different stones such as agates or jaspers. Each time I produce a piece of jewelry, I use Reiki. I clear the jewelry and infuse each piece with Reiki.
I have been making jewelry for 2 -½ years. It’s exciting to see how creative one can be making jewelry. A few pieces of jewelry that I have created have been from what people requested. For an example, if they want stones to help with focus or help with stress, I research which stones assist with that and make a piece of jewelry consisting of those stones.
Since I am new at making jewelry, I believe the sky is the limit. I wanted something in retirement that is fulfilling and creative and I have found it. I want to strive to get better and create a prosperous business. Jewelry is not only beautiful to wear but also brings positive energy and harmony to the wearer.
Meet Brittany Smith from The Little Lark Co. . . .
I am a part-time crafter and work full-time as an environmental inspector. I am fortunate to be able to work outdoors during the week and spend my weekends creating bath products and designing jewelry. I also love to knit, read, camp and travel. This winter, my husband and I will be traveling to Iceland, and we're very much looking forward to seeing the Northern lights!
I began making my own lip balm in 2015 and realized I had created a pretty high-quality product! I decided to start selling on Etsy in 2016. From there, I began experimenting with bath products such as soaps and sugar scrubs. Since I craft part-time, I really use it as a relaxing hobby. It's something I can do to unwind and take a break form work. I enjoy crafting products with high quality ingredients, knowing that someone will enjoy my products as much as I do.
When I'm designing my jewelry, it involves a lot of playing around with different patterns, beads, and colors. In my free time, I'll sketch ideas of what I would like to piece to look like. With my bath products, I thin about what kind of products I would like to use myself or how to make my current products better. I'll whip up some test batches for myself, friends, and family to try and use their feedback to help myself improve.
I would like to explain what magnetic therapy is and how individuals can benefit from it. Magnetic therapy is based on the concept of using magnetic energy to increase oxygen absorption and blood flow. It is safe and natural alternative therapy that has been used throughout history to help promote healing and ease pain. For some people, the results of wearing magnetic therapy jewelry can be very fast. However, others may find it takes a little longer to notice improvements. Results can vary from person to person, so it is important to wear your jewelry as much as possible!