It's funny for a jewelry designer to admit, but I wasn't much of a jewelry wearer in my past. I have always had pieces I love, and carried with me, but the general concept of wearing multiple pieces on a daily basis never really sunk in... until last year. That's when I learned just how potent jewelry can be for focusing and setting intentions.
I still remember one of the pivotal moments that changed my mind, and the way I now set intentions. I’d found a stash of silver Spiral charms and a flash of inspiration washed through me… I could see it perfectly in my mind’s eye: a Manifestation Bracelet.
I’d never woven a bracelet like this before. When it was finished, I felt a moment of self-doubt. Could a bracelet actually help me manifest something tangible? Was I crazy to believe jewelry could be that powerful? So I conducted a test.
I wore the bracelet all the next day, with the specific intention to manifest something 1) edible and 2) free. As the hours progressed, the doubt did return, but feeling the bracelet on my wrist and seeing the specifically selected stones and charms reminded me of my intention. I flowed through the doubt and re-anchored in trust.
Dinnertime rolled around, and sure enough, by the time the meal was complete our table of four people had been gifted a free aperitif and a complimentary meal.
I love to cook, so we don’t eat out often — free food and drinks at a restaurant is faroutside my wheelhouse. I was stunned at the power of my intention, supported by the bracelet I had woven just that morning. It really worked!
When I shared this exact story on Facebook the next day (intending only to share my amazement) I was inundated with requests from people wanting a manifestation bracelet of their own. They recognized the power of a wearable talisman, hand-created to support their unique needs and energy. So not only did I, Kittie, become a regular jewelry wearer, but the Talismana Jewelry collection was also born!
Nowadays, I wear at least one piece of jewelry throughout the day -- maybe more! It depends on my mood when I wake up, whether or not I'm going out and about, and most importantly, what I desire to energize and grow within my life. More than beautiful decorations, my jewelry serves to empower me, and my dreams as I help them grow to fruition. I love knowing I have a physical reminder of my efforts, and this love is why I continue creating jewelry every week.