I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I’ve collaborated with an incredible woman, designer, creative guru and friend — Erin Tracy. She’s designed and hand-crafted three beautifully sterling silver necklaces with an engraved pendant and precious stones for Joyous Health.
Below I’m wearing “be vibrant” with Amazonite and Amethyst stones.
Be vibrant, be awesome, be joyous!
The joyous-erin story…
I know Erin from high school, art class to be specific (where I skipped many math classes to hang out and paint). I still remember our final year of high school as we both participated in the Art Exhibit as our final project. She created a wooden chair (among many other pieces) painted with magical and vibrant colours as one of her main pieces in the exhibit – I loved it! Erin had this creative flair and confidence in her pieces that always impressed me, and still does.
We lost touch after high school, but lucky for me a mutual friend of ours (Andrea) re-connected us last year when I was looking for a jeweler to make our wedding bands. Erin designed both my hubs Walker and my wedding bands. She was amazing to work with, her craft-womanship, talent and superior quality in the work she does is obvious. In a male dominated world of jewelers, Erin shines. Her work is beautiful and unique.
Introducing… The Joyous Collection
I approached Erin about this project several months ago and my vision was to create a necklace that when you wear it around your neck, you feel… well, JOYOUS of course! Meaning, you feel vibrant, awesome, lovely and happy.
And you feel good knowing you are wearing something that is superior quality, handmade and with stones that are vibrant and beautiful. Plus it’s worth mentioning, her jewellery doesn’t contain any ingredients you wouldn’t want near your body (i.e. lead).
I filmed a short video interviewing Erin, you can watch it here:
Here’s a little more about Erin Tracy:
Erin Tracy Bridal and Fine Jewellery is a purveyor of custom bridal and ready-made fine jewellery. Lead designer, Erin Tracy has been creating unique and special pieces on site at the Toronto-based studio since 2003. The work of an avid traveler, her jewellery embraces diverse cultural influences—from the American Southwest to Scandinavia to Japan. But it always remains unmistakably her own.
Erin’s innate creativity and strong design sensibilities were honed by her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design, from which she took her Bachelor’s degree in design. Since then, the virtuosity of her work has attracted a large and loyal following of repeat clients across North America, Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Erin Tracy is an award-winning designer with over a decade of design experience and while her reputation has been built largely by word of mouth, her artistry has been recognized in such high-profile publications as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Flare, Elle, Wedding Bells and Canadian Jeweller.
The stone that is standard on all the necklaces is the blue Amazonite.
This blue reminds me of my favourite colour, which if you’ve been to my office you know this stone is pretty much the exact same as our joyous blue!
Like the ocean water, Amazonite is soothing the spirit and calms the soul. Energetically it’s as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance. Amazonite soothes and rejuvenates the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels.
You may add an additional stone, either a Rose Quartz or an Amethyst (or both).
One of my all-time favourite stones. I carry a rose quartz in my pocket when going through challenging times because I personally find it very nurturing.
Know as the “LOVE” stone, it’s energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, romantic love, family love. Rose quartz’s high energy has been known to enhance love in any situation. Rose quartz lowers stress, soothes the soul and is a very happy and loving stone.
This stone reminds me of our family trips as a child up to Northern Ontario camping and hiking where you can find many amethyst mines. It’s a bold, vibrant and healing stone to me.
This violet stone has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace. It is a stone of protection and keeps your lifeforce energy positive and clean.
There are 3 ways to wear the joyous necklace:
1. Full length, 17.5″
2. Two lengths, wrap it.
3. Half length, by looping it through once so the chain is doubled.
- Visit our shop where you will find you have options: You pick from either “be vibrant”, “be awesome” or “be joyous” for your sterling silver pendant. Then if you wish, you can add an additional stone either the rose quartz or the amethyst. The Amazonite is standard with every necklace.
- All orders received by Friday December 12th will be shipped no later than December 19th. Depending where you live, you may or may not receive before the 25th. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to confirm prior to ordering as we can advise you based on where you live if we think it will arrive before Christmas. If you live in Toronto, you can select “local pick-up” for shipping and make an appointment at our office to come and get it.
- Due to the fact these necklaces are hand-crafted per order, it takes approximately 3 weeks to make from when you purchase (aside from this special Christmas offer)
I hope this necklace makes you feel VIBRANT, AWESOME and JOYOUS!