Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fund Raiser

Hey blog land, we need some help. One of my favorite bloggers and a woman who has come to mean the world to me had a bad accident with her horse, Lily. Lily ripped the top rail off of a hitching post and managed to stick the four inch nail at one end into her left hind leg, gouging a huge hole and breaking her splint bone. Surgery ensued and now Lily is home and recuperating. Saiph has insurance on Lily, which covered the surgery, hospital stay and subsequent treatments, but doesn't cover the vet calls at her home barn or extraneous items like bandages and stall rest. Saiph and her husband are doing every thing they can to make up the extra cost, which is now $1200+, but like a lot of us, they are on a shoe string budget and this could set them back a lot. Saiph is committed to doing the right thing for Lily: she is working at the barn to help off set the extra cost of stall board and her husband is working all of the overtime he can get, but they could still use our help.

There are three ways you could help.

First - You can donate money through Go Fund Me



Or you could order a print from Nicole's (Saiph's) etsy shop:

 The absolutely gorgeous drawing Nicole did of J's dog Guinness for Christmas 2014.


 One of the photos Nicole drew from in creating the piece above. I can tell you that Nicole absolutely captures the essence of Guinness in her work. It brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it, and it guarantees that J will always have a piece of her dog to cherish.

So go to this shop or link through my blog (on the right side near the top) to see her incredible work.


Third - Buy a bridle charm from me. These are Spirit Stones.

The bridle charms I have created are made using a fishing spinner (very tough and will not open by accident) and are strung on fishing line. They are made using semi-precious stones of various colors. My grandfather was a Rock Hound and I grew up hunting for rocks out in the world. The idea of a bridle charm made with semi-precious stones was very appealing, and so I set out to create an unique offering. For me personally, I believe that stones have attributes or carry energy which can effect our energy with positive outcomes. (This is obviously, just my opinion and is not based on any type of science.)

My bridle charms are being offered for sale for the first time to support Nicole and help pay for Lily's recovery. They are a flat $15 each. For every one I sell between now July 31, I will donate $10 to help with Lily's recovery. 


This is a bridle charm that has a silver pendant that says "Love". The semi-precious stones are Amazonite, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli and Hematite. They are silver and green beads used between stones.

Amazonite = Communication
Malachite = Heart-healing, Confidence
Lapis Lazuli = Spiritual Connection, Harmony
Hematite = Grounding, Focus, Inspiration






The charm says "True Love". It is made with Amazonite, Hematite and Snowflake Obsidian. Silver and green beads are used between the stones.

Amazonite = Communication
Hematite = Grounding, Focus, Inspiration
Snowflake Obsidian = Balance, Serenity, Protection






The charm is hanging sideways and says "Love". The stones are Turquoise and Snowflake Obsidian. The beads used are silver and green.

Turquoise = Healing, Protection.
Snowflake Obsidian = Balance, Serenity, Protection


The charm says "Live, Love, Laugh"

The stones used are Dalmation Jasper and Lapis Lazuli. The beads used are blue and hematite.

Dalmation Jasper = creates childlike joy and removes barriers
Lapis Lazuli = Spiritual Connection, Harmony




 The charm is a small butterfly with the words "created for you" engraved on the back. The stones are Amethyst, Carnelian and White Turquoise. The beads are silver and bright red.

Amethyst = Tranquility, Contentment
Carnelian = Courage, Vitality
White Turquoise = True, Self-less Bonding




This charm is a circle with an angel shape cut out of the center. The words around the outside say "You Are My Special Angel". The stones are Coral, Moss Agate and Unakite Jasper. The beads are silver-lined clear and red.

Coral = Balance, Relaxation
Moss Agate  = Growth, Grounding
Unakite Jasper = Protection, Unconditional Love





This charm is a small heart with the words "Live the Dream" on it. The stones are Lapis Lazuli, Red Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian and Hematite.
Silver beads are used.

Lapis Lazuli = Spiritual Connection, Harmony
Red Jasper = Strength, Vitality
Snowflake Obsidian = Balance, Serenity, Protection
Hematite = Grounding, Focus, Inspiration

The heart shaped charm says "True Love" and is surrounded by Picture Jasper, Malachite, Coral, and Turquoise. Copper beads are used between the stones.

Picture Jasper = Harmony, Confidence
Malachite = Heart-healing, Confidence
Coral = Balance, Relaxation
Turquoise = Healing, Protection





The charm in the middle says "Best Friends". The stones used are Hematite, Red Jasper and Dalmation Jasper. The beads between are copper.

Hematite = Grounding, Focus, Inspiration
Red Jasper = Strength, Vitality
Dalmation Jasper = creates childlike joy and removes barriers

The charm in the center says "Adventure". The stones around it are Amazonite, Amethyst and Hematite. The beads are copper and light Amethyst.

Amazonite = Communication
Amethyst = Tranquility, Contentment
Hematite = Grounding, Focus, Inspiration





This charm has a Celtic Triskele and is surrounded by Picture Jasper, Amethyst and Turquoise. The beads are copper and light Amethyst.

Picture Jasper = Harmony, Confidence
Amethyst = Tranquility, Contentment
Turquoise = Healing, Protection






The charm says "follow your dreams" on both sides. The stones are Unakite Jasper, Carnelian and Dragon's Eye (also known as Red Tiger's Eye). The beads are copper.

Unakite Jasper = Protection, Unconditional Love
Carnelian = Courage, Vitality
Dragon's Eye = Willpower, Motivation

 This charm is an angel with the words "made for you" on the back. The stones are Malachite and Lapis Lazuli, with white and green beads.

Malachite = Heart-healing, Confidence
Lapis Lazuli = Spiritual Connection, Harmony







I can mix and match stones, colors of beads and the charms to design a one of a kind bridle charm for you. If you are interested in ordering or want a list of the rocks I offer, email me at crickest413@gmail.com. I take Paypal only. Shipping is included in the price and this offer will only last through July 31st. You can use them on your bridle, your purse, or your dog's collar. Order today!


Help Saiph, Charles and Lily with her recovery costs.

3 comments:

  1. Karen, words are not enough to express my gratitude. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!

    And the charms are absolutely stunning!!!!

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    1. I'm having a hell of a time getting a good picture that shows the real colors of the charms.

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    2. What about shining a soft white light over them from either directly above or slightly to the side? You may need J or T to do that while you take the photo.

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