This is a difficult question to answer, through the few years ive been making jewelry it seems that no matter what your style is bound to be similar to another’s, so there is no place for me to say yes or no.
I would however be offended if they replicated my items, i have already had quite a few people purchase my creations and replicate them for their personal shop which i was not happy about…. but what can you do aside from ignore it?
No matter what, people will do what they do, create what you want just dont steal another persons work.
I fully support people making a living or supporting themselves on creations, just make sure its your own.
hmm meditation can be different for each person and being able to quiet your mind is WAY more difficult than someone would think…
Something that helped me when first starting out was persistence, even if its only starting out with 5 minutes a day.
Sit within a comfortable position and breath deep slow breaths, on the exhale visualize all the rambling thoughts and clutter inside your head being forced out into nothingness……. Keep breathing deep, and visualizing… it sounds silly and too simple but its hard not to fidget or clutter your mind.
Every time you do a quick meditation add a minute or so : )
You can also use music to help you… nature sounds or calming instrumental songs can really help, when breathing focus more on the vibrations of music rather then thoughts.
It took a long time before i was able to shut down my mind and sink into the void.. i still have problems sometimes
But i remeber the first time i broke through ……It felt like my body was vibrating with energy… felt both hot and cold all at the same time … and all around freeing : )
again its different for each person but i know with time and small exercises you can accomplish it.
Its a bit eerie and a bit flattering….you never know where i travel when sleeping… perhaps its through the astral planes collecting bones and rummaging through strange woodlands : )
Also sounds like Diana may be visiting you in your dreams, If you are not familiar with Diana ( roman goddess of the hunt) you should look her up : )
I would be interested in seeing these pictures!
I stumbled across this lovely shop a few months back and couldn’t be happier about it. I had been seeking an opossum skull for a while, unfortunately all bones or creatures i stumbled across here in Portland were mutilated and broken beyond repair, so naturally i turned to internet scavenging resulting in me finding Texas Nature Made.
The shop is owned by wonderful bone enthusiast Jeremy, not only does Jeremy collect these found beauties throughout texas but he makes a family day of it with his lovely wife and daughter.
Texas Nature Made is full of family found bones along with hand created crafts that have the buzzing sunny energy of their home state… the lone star state.
To make their shop even better i have come to find that Jeremy and his family are some of the kindest people i have come across, sharing stories of recent scavenging adventures and general bone enthusiasm…. whats not to love about that!? : )
All bone items within the shop are found and scavenged, they create lovely little antler key chains and even jewelry too!
Right now their shop is full of wonderful whitetail deer skulls and antlers along with goat, axis deer, oryx, boar and cow bones.
I ask that you take a look at their shop and support a fellow bone collecting family.
Here are some photos of their Scavenging adventures and a link to their shop!
thats amazing : )
Taking a deck out to the woods for some reason feels natural, reading cards by a fire or the dim flickering light of candles makes them seem even more energetic.
I am very happy to meet another who has slept with a deck under their pillow… its builds such a good connection having them near while your dreaming : )