Holiday Showtime: Festival of Lights, 2018

Just a brief show note: This past weekend Alchemy Stones were at the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center here in Port Townsend, as vendors at the annual Festival of Lights fair.

Sarah at the Alchemy Stone/Ewenique Boutique table
The Festival of Lights is one of our favorite local events, and serves as one of the major annual fundraisers for our local Unity Center.

Because it's a fundraising event, a portion of vendor sales go to benefit Unity.

We just had a small table for the Friday-Saturday event, and it was a "double feature" as we showed both Alchemy Stones, as well as Sarah's adorable handmade "Thank Ewes."

New for Alchemy Stones was our first attempt at wearable art, in the form of smaller lightweight stones created specifically as pendants to put on a chain. This is an area we hope to develop further in the future... right now, the process of drilling holes in extremely hard stone material is still at the experimental stage.

Section of the Alchemy Stone table
Looks like the idea is going to "stick," though. The very first thing Sarah sold was one of our largest pendants!

We participate in this event because we like the Unity crowd, and this one of the ways we can be part of supporting our community.

Like many shows we've been in recently, attendance seemed quite low.


Showtime Again: Healing Hearts Psychic Fair, Bremerton, Washington

This past weekend, Alchemy Stones went "on the road" again.

The Alchemy Stones table at the fair
This time, our travels took us 60 miles down the road to Bremerton, Washington, for the annual Healing Hearts Psychic fair on November 10th.

We have previously participated in this event as a vendor, and it has a very nice "spiritually oriented" vendor area with maybe 25-30 booths.

Elsewhere, a variety of psychics, medical intuitives, card readers and other members of the healing professions offered readings for visitors.

The event is part of the annual fundraising drive for the Chalice Heart organization.

It was nice to see some familiar faces introduce Alchemy Stones in a public setting outside our local area.

This was also the first time the new "Amplification Stones" were on display and for sale to the public... and they seemed to be quite well received.

Typically, we do quite well at "spiritual" events, because Alchemy Stones are more "spiritual art" than anything. We have never been very successful attending arts and crafts shows, although we are often asked.

For reasons unknown, this particular event drew a smaller crowd than usual — even according to the organizers — and whereas we managed to break even for the day, we didn't do as well as we had hoped to.

Yes, please DO touch the rocks!
That said, we hope to be back for the 2019 version of the event. It is a well established show that draws a largely Pagan audience, which also happens to be one of our strongest fan bases.

In the meantime, thanks for everyone who did show up and visited the Alchemy Stones booth!


Alchemy Stone Designs: Amplification Stones

The idea of "Amplification Stones" came to me during this fall. In a way, it was an extension of previous meditations during which I had focused on a very specific issue (or illness) for one of our clients.

A very large and intricate Amplification Stone
What if we could just amplify any intent? What if we could take it beyond just saying "F*ck cancer!" or "F*uck arthritis?"

In the process of exploring this idea, I came up with what is by far the most "intense" design style I have attempted, to date.

As the name suggests, the intention behind these stones is to amplify energy: focus, during meditation; intent, during goal setting; clarity, during prayer; memory, during studies and so forth. In the process of "field testing" these with friends, we discovered that looking intently at the pattern for several minutes also seemed to trigger memories of past lives in some people. No promises there, though!

Amplification stones are particularly powerful when used in conjunction with other Alchemy Stones, particularly Protection sets, Chakra sets and Altar Sets, but they can certainly also be used by themselves.

A selection of Amplification Stones, October 2018
They can typically be recognized by their "code;" an intricate compass-node color dot pattern at the center of the design — quite different from the design style of any other Alchemy Stone.

I am very excited about these stones! Several Energy Healers and Light Workers we "tested" them with gave extremely positive feedback... and the Amplification Stones really represent the next big "jump" in the history of Alchemy Stones.

These designs will make their public debut when we attend the Healing Hearts Psychic Fair on November 10th, at the Masonic Hall in Bremerton, Washington.

Hope to see you there!

To buy online, Amplification Stones also have their own special page in our eBay shop, for those who can't visit to see them in person!


Alchemy Stone Designs: Protection Stones

Alchemy Stone "Protection Sets" were originally created as an indirect outgrowth of part of Sarah's practice of doing psychic house cleansings for her clients, and for local real estate agents wanting to make sure that their property listings were "clean" of negative spiritual energy.

The First Protection set from 2014, before receiving its finish coat
The first set was created in 2014 to create a protected space around weekly Paranormal workshops Sarah was hosting at the time; it has been protecting our "Sacred Space" room in our house since 2015.

We all want to feel safe and protected — whether from the physical elements, or from forms of energetic or spiritual intrusion.

Protection Sets are matched sets of FOUR stones (one representing each compass direction) designed to protect your space and enhance your own intention setting for keeping your surroundings energetically clean and positive.

Creating a set begins with simply finding four energetically matching stones on one of our local beaches — which can take quite some time! I never start painting till I have a matched set of plain stones.

The stones are then cleansed and the painting begins. The four stones will have similar design elements indicating that they are clearly "a set," but they are not identical across each color — some variation will always occur.

Protection sets can be used to simply grid a room or a work space, or they can be used to protect your entire house or property. We have even sold a set that was used to protect an entire multiple-practitioner massage and yoga studio.

A smaller Protection Set from 2018
Having a compass (or GPS device) handy when you "set" the stones is important.

The North is represented by the blue stone; East is represented by the yellow stone; South is represented by the green stone and West is represented by the red stone.

Seems people need a lot of protection! You can usually find them in the eBay shop (← link), but they are often sold out, alas.

Please note: The sets shown in this post are examples only, and have long since found their homes! Items in the shop are going to be different. In the future, I hope to develop a fixed schedule for when new sets become available; hopefully every 4 months or so.