Every new collection begins with a shopping trip. Lori Andrus at Milwaukee Bead & Button Show

Bead shows and gems shows are oozing with ideas, inspiration, new products and new gemstones.  Yes they are a feast for every sense.

The vision for 2013 Journey Jewels collections actually began in June at the Milwaukee, WI Bead & Button Show…an annual favorite.

I just love shopping all of the vendors and hand selecting the perfect stones.  For me there is nothing better than holding the stones in my hands and listening to what they have to say about the journey we will take together.  The stones are excited to share their purpose and to be a part of creations that inspire others toward wholeness.

Milwaukee Bead & Button ShowYes, I know that may sound a little silly, but crystals and stones are like little treasures from Mother Earth.  They carry her energy, her wisdom, her love, her nurturing, her gifts…and when lovingly combined they empower us to embrace our own wisdom and love.

This years selection is vibrant and eager to come together to guide us in the new year. Gemstone Display - Dakota Stones A brilliant combination of Citrine, Garnet, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Freshwater Pearls (in so many colors, shapes and sizes), Pyrite, Blue Lace Agate, Sandalwood, Labradorite, Turquoise, Green Tourmaline, Quartz Crystals, Amethyst…Ooohhh…they are Spectacular!Journey Jewels Gemstones for 2013 Collections

I just loved the way they immediately harmonized with eachother…a beautiful selection of stones to create the 2013 collections.