Let me tell you a story.... Long before I was doing healing work, a dharma coach, or a mentor to women, I was an artist. I have made jewelry, clothing, and anything that I could make with my hands. I used to make bracelets in high school and sell them at school and the local head shop. Later, I would hitch hike around the country selling my hand made jewelry and clothes at festivals.
I remember sitting on the floor with my dear friend Lucas, while he hand polished amber. I would be stringing beads and creating jewelry to sell at the next festival or music show. We had so much fun being wild and free! Selling his Thai spicy noodles, our jewelry, and my clothing with our friends along the way. I traveled all over this country selling my jewelry- until my body forced me to stop.
Years later when I landed in Houston I worked at a gem and jewelry store down town. I met Chris there. Chris was a tall, eccentric fella with 0 gauge plugs in his lobes, tattoos all over his body, and a heart of gold. He was always working on some elaborate project with unusual gems. His visions and creativity were limitless. The last project I remember him making was a cluster of dripping, gemy grapes with tendrils!
Both Chris and Lucas inspired me greatly. They touched my heart through friendship, creativity, the arts. Both Lucas and Chris passed suddenly years a part. First Lucas in a bike accident, then Chris from a brain tumor. Both dear friends have been encouraging me to come back to jewelry, creativity, the arts. Both spirits have been reminding me the importance of creating with my hands.
When Chris passed suddenly, he left me half of his extensive gem and jewelry collection. To this day, I am still working with the gems he gifted me with. Most, if not all, of the pieces I make have some element of Chris woven into them. A gem, a reminder, a thread. I will be forever grateful to soul who named me Swati Jr and urged me to start an official jewelry business.
Reopening my Saraswati Adornments shop this weekend is a return to my creative roots in many ways. I'm excited to share with you more creativity, beauty and gems of earth and spirit with you along the way. 🙏🏽🕊📿⚡
It's been an intense past few weeks. My beloved 16 year old malamute passed suddenly and left me with a huge emptiness in my heart.
I set up my new #jewelry studio today. In honor of Rajas passing, I wanted to use his room to #create something new. To be with him as I create beauty and artistry. I remember when he used to sit with me in my Houston studio and watch me twist metal and string gems. (He hated the hammering and drill though). Now when I come into my #jewelry space, we can still be together- and Chandi can join us. 🕊✨
I'm feeling inspired to use the emptiness and silence of his passing as a time to create something new. For myself, for my offerings, for my dharmic business. I want to bring more beauty and ritual into the world moving forward. My work is becoming much more about #Spirit than Therapy or Coaching. The #ancestors and Spirit are encouraging me to hand more and more off to them and let go of effort and hard work. 🕊✨
You'll see more jewelry from me in the coming months, new pieces, and a brand new collection. (More about the #SpiritGuide Collection coming soon). I am no longer offering single #Dharma Coaching sessions. As of today I've removed this option from my website. You can join one of my many #ritual offerings, or #mentorship resources moving forward.
I invite you to embrace the powerful support of Spirit for your path and purpose. Aligning with dharma, spirit, beauty and joy is the way. You are the way. We are the way. I hope you'll join me on the path.