for women only: workshops

Gems for the Journey

Create jewelry that inspires your path

A women’s love is a powerful force. When focused into intention, her love can be felt as a soft container of safety or as wings on which to fly. A women’s love, when gathered with her sisters, opens her to the wisdom of women’s hearts. When soul sisters are gathered, magic happens and the world changes.

Today, women need to gather. The world needs the compassion of our combined hearts, we need the support of our united love. Sister Bead gatherings are intended to support women through life transitions by inviting her sisters around her in a purposeful circle. Gatherings also offer the weaving of feminine community for the birth of a child, a significant birthday, graduation, or marriage, the transition of divorce, illness or death, distinguishing and uniting a valued group or simply a women’s need to feel a connection to her soul sisters.

Each woman brings enough beads to gift every other woman with one bead. Ceremoniously the women gathered string the beads into their own unique piece of Sister jewelry. The circle holds and unites the hearts, souls, and intention of the women gathered. The prayers held within each piece is invoked each time a woman wears her Sister Beads… Re-membering with her sisters.

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Woman’s Way of Knowing

The Making of Your Intuitive Doll

This workshop follows the Russian folktale of Vasalisa, in which a young girl is blessed by her dying mother, threatened by her stepmother, and sent out into the forest to find her intuitive wisdom. This story teaches the lessons of the life, death, rebirth cycle necessary for every woman’s transformation.

Through use of experiential exercises, we engage in the tasks necessary to find, strengthen and trust one’s intuitive voice. This voice has been there from the very beginning. We recognize it and nurture it during this day of story, ritual, and creative expression, which culminates in the creation of an intuitive doll. The making of the doll deepens each woman’s intuitive listening. No prior sewing experience is necessary.

At the end of the day, each woman will have remembered her inner voice in concrete and creative ways she can trust to guide her, like Vasalisa, through the forest.

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