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Asymmetrical Earrings, hand forged from sterling silver.  Spirals  are symbolic  of life cycles, intuition, change, progression,  rebirth, development & quintessence,  which  refers to the fifth element, perfect essence, or  spirit.  The spiral represents  the universe & our place within it  as we reside within a spiral galaxy. Spirals are connected with the natural world &  the cyclical forces of nature such as lunar, solar & seasonal patterns,  which in turn,  influence plant growth & animal husbandry.  Spirals are  also associated with sacred geometry, the Fibonacci sequence & the golden ratio.  Spirals are raw primal & unrestrained. 
New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market.  Come by  Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes .  Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work.  More info @ssmarketplace.

#handforged  #sterlingsilver #healingmineral  #sacredgeometry #spirial #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion  #handmade #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Asymmetrical Earrings, hand forged from sterling silver. Spirals are symbolic of life cycles, intuition, change, progression, rebirth, development & quintessence, which refers to the fifth element, perfect essence, or spirit. The spiral represents the universe & our place within it as we reside within a spiral galaxy. Spirals are connected with the natural world & the cyclical forces of nature such as lunar, solar & seasonal patterns, which in turn, influence plant growth & animal husbandry. Spirals are also associated with sacred geometry, the Fibonacci sequence & the golden ratio. Spirals are raw primal & unrestrained. New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market. Come by Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes . Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work. More info @ssmarketplace. #handforged  #sterlingsilver  #healingmineral  #sacredgeometry  #spirial  #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Chalice Necklace, hand forged from sterling silver & obsidian.

The triangle is seen as a symbol of strength. The orientation of a triangle can reflect it's interpretation.  The point-down triangle represents feminine energy, feminine  power &  the water & earth elements.

Obsidian is known to be grounding, protective, cleansing & uplifting, able to bring about higher energy.  Obsidian is used for transformation & meditation, bringing to light the subconscious mind, dissolving & purifying negative patterns or imbalances. It is said to ease & release pain, loss, grief & sadness, dissolve anger & criticism & change fear into flexibility. Obsidian is believed to bring about insight, objectivity, understanding & acceptance, balance emotions & attract success & good luck. 
New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market.  Come by  Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes .  Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work.  More info @ssmarketplace.

#obsidian #healingmineral #sterlingsilver #healingstone #healingcrystal  #obsidian #handforged  #sacredgeometry #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Chalice Necklace, hand forged from sterling silver & obsidian. The triangle is seen as a symbol of strength. The orientation of a triangle can reflect it's interpretation. The point-down triangle represents feminine energy, feminine power & the water & earth elements. Obsidian is known to be grounding, protective, cleansing & uplifting, able to bring about higher energy. Obsidian is used for transformation & meditation, bringing to light the subconscious mind, dissolving & purifying negative patterns or imbalances. It is said to ease & release pain, loss, grief & sadness, dissolve anger & criticism & change fear into flexibility. Obsidian is believed to bring about insight, objectivity, understanding & acceptance, balance emotions & attract success & good luck. New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market. Come by Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes . Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work. More info @ssmarketplace. #obsidian  #healingmineral  #sterlingsilver  #healingstone  #healingcrystal  #obsidian  #handforged  #sacredgeometry  #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Quill Earrings, hand forged from  sterling silver & porcupine quills, sustainably collected while hiking, or gathered form pow wow.

Porcupine Quills are said to hold the same virtues attributed to the porcupine, representing qualities one may have, or qualities one my wish to learn. Porcupines are known to be good natured with a sense of curiosity, playfulness & wonder, delighting in the simple pleasures of the world. They are viewed as a symbol of protection , self-empowerment, self-determination, strength, solidarity, regeneration, independence, humility, self reflection, purity, innocence, trust, love, partnership & vitality.  Porcupines are non-aggressive, releasing their quills only when the animal feels threatened. The Porcupine has few natural enemies, thus has much to teach about joyful spirit. A porcupine has about 30,000 quills. When engaged, the quills fill with air, becoming buoyant. As water relates to emotions, this reflects the ability to float & move in emotional areas. Porcupines can teach one to reflect on how we may affect others, or might be sensitive to the barbs of others , past or present. They can show how to move through life, without seriousness, & still achieve. Young porcupines often stand upon their hind legs, rocking to & fro, waving their paws, in rhythmic-like dance, symbolizing that one might benefit from a new rhythm in the dance of life.

New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market.  Come by  Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes .  Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work.  More info @ssmarketplace.

#handforged  #sterlingsilver  #healingmineral #porcupinequills  #reclaimed  #spirial #sacredgeometry  #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse #handmade #oneofakind #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Quill Earrings, hand forged from sterling silver & porcupine quills, sustainably collected while hiking, or gathered form pow wow. Porcupine Quills are said to hold the same virtues attributed to the porcupine, representing qualities one may have, or qualities one my wish to learn. Porcupines are known to be good natured with a sense of curiosity, playfulness & wonder, delighting in the simple pleasures of the world. They are viewed as a symbol of protection , self-empowerment, self-determination, strength, solidarity, regeneration, independence, humility, self reflection, purity, innocence, trust, love, partnership & vitality. Porcupines are non-aggressive, releasing their quills only when the animal feels threatened. The Porcupine has few natural enemies, thus has much to teach about joyful spirit. A porcupine has about 30,000 quills. When engaged, the quills fill with air, becoming buoyant. As water relates to emotions, this reflects the ability to float & move in emotional areas. Porcupines can teach one to reflect on how we may affect others, or might be sensitive to the barbs of others , past or present. They can show how to move through life, without seriousness, & still achieve. Young porcupines often stand upon their hind legs, rocking to & fro, waving their paws, in rhythmic-like dance, symbolizing that one might benefit from a new rhythm in the dance of life. New designs available at Meraki Artisan Market. Come by Nottawa Hall on April 21, 10 to 4 for unique locally hand crafted wares, food, swag bags & door prizes . Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work. More info @ssmarketplace. #handforged  #sterlingsilver  #healingmineral  #porcupinequills  #reclaimed  #spirial  #sacredgeometry  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Layered Flow Necklaces, hand forged from copper & brass, made purely of upcycled materials.  Zero waste.

Nearly everything I make has a story,  be it  stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays,  or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or  wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into  tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles. 
The copper used in this necklace, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped.  The brass came from a fantastic initiative  of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford  called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception.  This  event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products.  The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form.  Part of my wish list included broken chains.  Although it may require thinking outside of the box, one can find a use for so many things.

#handforged  #upcycledcopper #upcycledbrass #reclaimedcopper #reclaimedbrass #zerowaste #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #ecofair #reusefair#germinatestudio
Layered Flow Necklaces, hand forged from copper & brass, made purely of upcycled materials. Zero waste. Nearly everything I make has a story, be it stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays, or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles. The copper used in this necklace, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped. The brass came from a fantastic initiative of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception. This event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products. The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form. Part of my wish list included broken chains. Although it may require thinking outside of the box, one can find a use for so many things. #handforged  #upcycledcopper  #upcycledbrass  #reclaimedcopper  #reclaimedbrass  #zerowaste  #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #ecofair  #reusefair #germinatestudio 
Flow Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & upcycled brass.

Nearly everything I make has a story,  be it  stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays,  or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or  wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into  tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles. 
The copper used in these earrings, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped.  The brass came from a fantastic initiative  of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford  called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception.  This  event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products.  The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form.  Part of my wish list included broken chains.  Although it may require thinking outside of the box, one can find a use for so many things & aim for zero waste.

#handforged  #upcycledcopper #upcycledbrass #zerowaste #sterlingsilver #reclaimedcopper #reclaimedbrass #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #ecofair #reusefair#germinatestudio
Flow Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & upcycled brass. Nearly everything I make has a story, be it stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays, or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles. The copper used in these earrings, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped. The brass came from a fantastic initiative of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception. This event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products. The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form. Part of my wish list included broken chains. Although it may require thinking outside of the box, one can find a use for so many things & aim for zero waste. #handforged  #upcycledcopper  #upcycledbrass  #zerowaste  #sterlingsilver  #reclaimedcopper  #reclaimedbrass  #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #ecofair  #reusefair #germinatestudio 
Flow Necklace, hand forged from copper & brass, made purely of upcycled materials.  Zero waste.

Nearly everything I make has a story,  be it  stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays,  or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or  wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into  tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles.

The copper used in this necklace, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped.  The brass came from a fantastic initiative  of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford  called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception.  This  event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products.  The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form.  Part of my wish list included broken chains... #handforged  #upcycledcopper #upcycledbrass #reclaimedcopper #reclaimedbrass #zerowaste #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #ecofair #reusefair#germinatestudio
Flow Necklace, hand forged from copper & brass, made purely of upcycled materials. Zero waste. Nearly everything I make has a story, be it stones, fossils, shells, seeds, feathers & wood collected while hiking or traveling & then incorporated into wearable art, housewares & displays, or remnant copper wiring & vintage square nails from home renovations becoming hand forged rings, bracelets & pendants, or wood that beavers have cut & discarded, transforming into tables, crochet hooks & drum sticks, or naturally shed branches & seeds becoming buttons & beads for jewelry & textiles. The copper used in this necklace, is made from remnant copper wiring home renovations, which is cleaned, hand forged, hammered & shaped. The brass came from a fantastic initiative of Transition Meaford & @municipalityofmeaford called the Eco & Re-Use Fair, which I have been delighted to have participated since it's inception. This event helps support the shift from a throw-away society to a circular economy. A circular economy encourages businesses to design long-lasting, reusable & easily recyclable products. The RE-Use Station at the fair receives unwanted but reusable goods which are brought to the Community Centre & then passed along to the groups that requested the items in advance via their Wishlist Form. Part of my wish list included broken chains... #handforged  #upcycledcopper  #upcycledbrass  #reclaimedcopper  #reclaimedbrass  #zerowaste  #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #ecofair  #reusefair #germinatestudio 
Every year,  I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming  compost to nourish my garden.  Full cycle.  Zero waste.

Like a seed,  an egg contains  nascent life, potential  awaiting to emerge.  Here's to  beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... #newbeginnings  #newlife #naturaleggs #sustainableadyes #naturaldyes #organicingredients #localplants #handmade  #naturalhousewares #sustainabehousewares #handmadehousewares #oneofakind #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #livethemoment #livethepresent #livetheprocess #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste#madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Every year, I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming compost to nourish my garden. Full cycle. Zero waste. Like a seed, an egg contains nascent life, potential awaiting to emerge. Here's to beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... #newbeginnings  #newlife  #naturaleggs  #sustainableadyes  #naturaldyes  #organicingredients  #localplants  #handmade  #naturalhousewares  #sustainabehousewares  #handmadehousewares  #oneofakind  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #livethemoment  #livethepresent  #livetheprocess  #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Like a seed,  an egg contains  nascent life, potential  awaiting to emerge.  Here's to  beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... Every year,  I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming  compost to nourish my garden.  Full cycle.  Zero waste.

#newbeginnings  #newlife #naturaleggs #sustainableadyes #naturaldyes #organicingredients #localplants #handmade  #naturalhousewares #sustainabehousewares #handmadehousewares #oneofakind #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #livethemoment #livethepresent #livetheprocess #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste#madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Like a seed, an egg contains nascent life, potential awaiting to emerge. Here's to beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... Every year, I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming compost to nourish my garden. Full cycle. Zero waste. #newbeginnings  #newlife  #naturaleggs  #sustainableadyes  #naturaldyes  #organicingredients  #localplants  #handmade  #naturalhousewares  #sustainabehousewares  #handmadehousewares  #oneofakind  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #livethemoment  #livethepresent  #livetheprocess  #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Every year,  I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming  compost to nourish my garden.  Full cycle.  Zero waste.

Like a seed,  an egg contains  nascent life, potential  awaiting to emerge.  Here's to  beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... #newbeginnings  #newlife #naturaleggs #sustainableadyes #naturaldyes #organicingredients #localplants #handmade  #naturalhousewares #sustainabehousewares #handmadehousewares #oneofakind #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #livethemoment #livethepresent #livetheprocess #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste#madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Every year, I play around with natural dyes, creating them from raw plant material... later becoming compost to nourish my garden. Full cycle. Zero waste. Like a seed, an egg contains nascent life, potential awaiting to emerge. Here's to beginnings, creation, health, rejuvenation, awakening nature & new life... #newbeginnings  #newlife  #naturaleggs  #sustainableadyes  #naturaldyes  #organicingredients  #localplants  #handmade  #naturalhousewares  #sustainabehousewares  #handmadehousewares  #oneofakind  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #livethemoment  #livethepresent  #livetheprocess  #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #zerowaste #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Element Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & porcupine quills, sustainably collected while hiking or gathered form pow wow.

Porcupine Quills are  said to hold the same virtues attributed to the  porcupine,  representing qualities one may have, or qualities one my wish to learn. Porcupines are known to be  good natured with a sense of curiosity, playfulness &  wonder, delighting in the simple pleasures of the world. They are viewed  as a symbol of protection ,  self-empowerment, self-determination, strength, solidarity,  regeneration,  independence,  humility, self reflection,  purity,  innocence, trust,  love, partnership & vitality. 
Porcupines are non-aggressive,  releasing their quills  only when the animal  feels threatened. The Porcupine has few natural enemies, thus has much to teach about  joyful  spirit.  A porcupine has about 30,000  quills. When engaged, the quills fill with air, becoming buoyant. As water relates to emotions, this reflects the ability to float & move in emotional areas.  Porcupines can teach one to reflect  on  how we may affect others, or might be sensitive to the barbs of others , past or present. They can show how to move through life, without  seriousness, & still achieve. Young porcupines often stand upon their hind legs, rocking to & fro, waving their paws, in rhythmic-like dance, symbolizing that one might benefit from  a new rhythm in the dance of life.

Circles commonly represent unity or unification of spirit & matter, wholeness & the element of spirit, or ether, the element that hold space  in which the other 4 elements, air, fire, water & earth, can exist.  Circles also seen as symbols of protection, strength & a representation of the sun.

#handforged  #upcycledcopper #sterlingsilver #reclaimedcopper #porcupinequills #healingmineral  #cirlce #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade #unisexjewelry #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Element Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & porcupine quills, sustainably collected while hiking or gathered form pow wow. Porcupine Quills are said to hold the same virtues attributed to the porcupine, representing qualities one may have, or qualities one my wish to learn. Porcupines are known to be good natured with a sense of curiosity, playfulness & wonder, delighting in the simple pleasures of the world. They are viewed as a symbol of protection , self-empowerment, self-determination, strength, solidarity, regeneration, independence, humility, self reflection, purity, innocence, trust, love, partnership & vitality. Porcupines are non-aggressive, releasing their quills only when the animal feels threatened. The Porcupine has few natural enemies, thus has much to teach about joyful spirit. A porcupine has about 30,000 quills. When engaged, the quills fill with air, becoming buoyant. As water relates to emotions, this reflects the ability to float & move in emotional areas. Porcupines can teach one to reflect on how we may affect others, or might be sensitive to the barbs of others , past or present. They can show how to move through life, without seriousness, & still achieve. Young porcupines often stand upon their hind legs, rocking to & fro, waving their paws, in rhythmic-like dance, symbolizing that one might benefit from a new rhythm in the dance of life. Circles commonly represent unity or unification of spirit & matter, wholeness & the element of spirit, or ether, the element that hold space in which the other 4 elements, air, fire, water & earth, can exist. Circles also seen as symbols of protection, strength & a representation of the sun. #handforged  #upcycledcopper  #sterlingsilver  #reclaimedcopper  #porcupinequills  #healingmineral  #cirlce  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #unisexjewelry  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Crescent Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper.

The crescent is said to represent life cycles,  changing seasons, ebb & tide & fertility or the feminine cycle. The primary three phases of the moon -waning - waxing - full moon- can symbolize  dying, generating &  birth, which can be viewed literally as the cycle of life, or metaphorically, applying to ideas, intentions or actions.  Waning Crescent can symbolize clearing, be it of negative energy,  unneeded things, people or habits which are not serving one's higher interests. Waxing Crescent symbolizes growth & creativity. 
#handforged  #crescent #crescentmoon #upcycledcopper  #reclaimedcopper #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory#naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #ecofair #reusefair #germinatestudio
Crescent Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper. The crescent is said to represent life cycles, changing seasons, ebb & tide & fertility or the feminine cycle. The primary three phases of the moon -waning - waxing - full moon- can symbolize dying, generating & birth, which can be viewed literally as the cycle of life, or metaphorically, applying to ideas, intentions or actions. Waning Crescent can symbolize clearing, be it of negative energy, unneeded things, people or habits which are not serving one's higher interests. Waxing Crescent symbolizes growth & creativity. #handforged  #crescent  #crescentmoon  #upcycledcopper  #reclaimedcopper  #healingmineral  #eveythinghasastory #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #ecofair  #reusefair  #germinatestudio 
Element Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & lava stone.

Basalt, or Lava Stone, is a volcanic rock, formed when molten lava, created within the earth, solidifies quickly under heat & pressure.  Its properties are known to contain the energy of its origins … a power, spark, raw energy & infinite wisdom gained from the earth & its transformations over millions of years. Basalt is considered to be a stone of rebirth & is known for sparking creative energy, enabling one to better express ideas & dreams. Reinforcing one's connection to the Earth, basalt is known for its grounding qualities, evoking emotional tranquility, relaxation & a sense of calmness. It is said to be an effective mood stabilizer, promoting positive behavioural change & releasing attachment. It provides guidance, strength, courage, stability & understanding through times of change.  Lava Stone is often used as an essential oil diffuser, allowing one to benefit therapeutically from both the stone & the essential oil properties.

Circles commonly represent unity or unification of spirit & matter, wholeness & the element of spirit, or ether, the element that hold space  in which the other 4 elements, air, fire, water & earth, can exist.  Circles also seen as symbols of protection, strength & a representation of the sun.

#basalt #lavastone #circle #lavabead #copper #reclaimed #healingmineral #healingstone #healingcrystal #handforged  #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #handmade #unisexjewelry #oneofakind  #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Element Earrings, hand forged from upcycled copper, sterling silver & lava stone. Basalt, or Lava Stone, is a volcanic rock, formed when molten lava, created within the earth, solidifies quickly under heat & pressure. Its properties are known to contain the energy of its origins … a power, spark, raw energy & infinite wisdom gained from the earth & its transformations over millions of years. Basalt is considered to be a stone of rebirth & is known for sparking creative energy, enabling one to better express ideas & dreams. Reinforcing one's connection to the Earth, basalt is known for its grounding qualities, evoking emotional tranquility, relaxation & a sense of calmness. It is said to be an effective mood stabilizer, promoting positive behavioural change & releasing attachment. It provides guidance, strength, courage, stability & understanding through times of change. Lava Stone is often used as an essential oil diffuser, allowing one to benefit therapeutically from both the stone & the essential oil properties. Circles commonly represent unity or unification of spirit & matter, wholeness & the element of spirit, or ether, the element that hold space in which the other 4 elements, air, fire, water & earth, can exist. Circles also seen as symbols of protection, strength & a representation of the sun. #basalt  #lavastone  #circle  #lavabead  #copper  #reclaimed  #healingmineral  #healingstone  #healingcrystal  #handforged  #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #handmade  #unisexjewelry  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
This image, to me, illustrates the transitioning seasons... an autumn leaf encased in winter's ice, illuminated by the coming warmth of light of spring.  #georgianbay #winter  #autumn #spring #cominglight #southgrorgianbay #explorecollingwood  #home #roots #homeroots #nofilter #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #oneofakind #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #explorecollingwood #germinatestudio
This image, to me, illustrates the transitioning seasons... an autumn leaf encased in winter's ice, illuminated by the coming warmth of light of spring. #georgianbay  #winter  #autumn  #spring  #cominglight  #southgrorgianbay  #explorecollingwood  #home  #roots  #homeroots  #nofilter  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #explorecollingwood  #germinatestudio 
Grateful to live near water.  I grew up on the Nottawaga River & now live on the bay to which the river flows.  I am ever fascinated by the metamorphic shoreline.  #georgianbay #winter #southgrorgianbay #explorecollingwood  #home #roots #homeroots #grateful #nofilter #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #oneofakind #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #explorecollingwood #germinatestudio
Grateful to live near water. I grew up on the Nottawaga River & now live on the bay to which the river flows. I am ever fascinated by the metamorphic shoreline. #georgianbay  #winter  #southgrorgianbay  #explorecollingwood  #home  #roots  #homeroots  #grateful  #nofilter  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #explorecollingwood  #germinatestudio 
My son is showing a growing interest in photography & has been playing with my camera on our walks.  These photos made me realize that I had made the  majority of what I was wearing, between the necklaces, rings, earrings, crocheted toque, arm warmers, leg warmers, hip warmer, bag, cedar buttons, camera strap & organic body care. I love how techniques, materials & tools can be transferred between art disciplines.  I hope to be ever learning & experimenting. 
#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicingredients #fairtradeingredients #localherbs #handmade #handforged #naturaljewelry #sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #handmadetextiles #handmadeclothing #upcycledtextiles #upcycledclothing #sustaibaletextiles #sustainableclothing #naturalhousewares #sustainabehousewares #handmadehousewares #oneofakind #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade  #mulitidisciplinaryartist #germinatestudio
My son is showing a growing interest in photography & has been playing with my camera on our walks. These photos made me realize that I had made the majority of what I was wearing, between the necklaces, rings, earrings, crocheted toque, arm warmers, leg warmers, hip warmer, bag, cedar buttons, camera strap & organic body care. I love how techniques, materials & tools can be transferred between art disciplines. I hope to be ever learning & experimenting. #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicingredients  #fairtradeingredients  #localherbs  #handmade  #handforged  #naturaljewelry  #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #handmadetextiles  #handmadeclothing  #upcycledtextiles  #upcycledclothing  #sustaibaletextiles  #sustainableclothing  #naturalhousewares  #sustainabehousewares  #handmadehousewares  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #mulitidisciplinaryartist  #germinatestudio 
Grateful to live near water.  I grew up on the Nottawaga River & now live on the bay to which the river flows.  I am ever fascinated by the metamorphic shoreline. .

#georgianbay #winter #southgrorgianbay #explorecollingwood  #home #roots #homeroots #grateful #nofilter #seekthesimplicity #livethelittlethings #oneofakind #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #explorecollingwood #germinatestudio
Grateful to live near water. I grew up on the Nottawaga River & now live on the bay to which the river flows. I am ever fascinated by the metamorphic shoreline. . #georgianbay  #winter  #southgrorgianbay  #explorecollingwood  #home  #roots  #homeroots  #grateful  #nofilter  #seekthesimplicity  #livethelittlethings  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #explorecollingwood  #germinatestudio 
OILS... a pure natural alternative to perfume. 
Contains certified organic steam distilled or cold pressed Essential  Oils in a base or organic Sunflower Oil,  known to be  deeply nourishing & a wonderful skin conditioner with high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, lecithin & unsaturated fatty acids known to help dry & damaged skin, eczema and psoriasis.  oils.  Enjoy how the harmonious integration of base, middle & top notes interact with your own body chemistry or influence the atmosphere in your home environment.  Available in Germinate Apothecary's three signature scents. 
FOREST OIL .  A woody, sweet, fresh aroma with rejuvenating, warming & relaxing properties, known to elevate the mind, evoke balance, peace & a meditative state.

FLORAL OIL .  A sweet, floral, herbaceous & exotic aroma with calming, relaxing & uplifting properties.

BOREAL OIL .  An earthy, woody, warm aroma with calming & relaxing properties, known to uplift, evoke a meditative state, balance & peace.

#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicessentialoils #organicingredients #fairtradeingredients #veganingredients #bodyoil #naturalperfume #organicbeauty #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade #handmadeapothecary #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
OILS... a pure natural alternative to perfume. Contains certified organic steam distilled or cold pressed Essential Oils in a base or organic Sunflower Oil, known to be deeply nourishing & a wonderful skin conditioner with high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, lecithin & unsaturated fatty acids known to help dry & damaged skin, eczema and psoriasis. oils. Enjoy how the harmonious integration of base, middle & top notes interact with your own body chemistry or influence the atmosphere in your home environment. Available in Germinate Apothecary's three signature scents. FOREST OIL . A woody, sweet, fresh aroma with rejuvenating, warming & relaxing properties, known to elevate the mind, evoke balance, peace & a meditative state. FLORAL OIL . A sweet, floral, herbaceous & exotic aroma with calming, relaxing & uplifting properties. BOREAL OIL . An earthy, woody, warm aroma with calming & relaxing properties, known to uplift, evoke a meditative state, balance & peace. #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients  #bodyoil  #naturalperfume  #organicbeauty  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #handmadeapothecary  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Mists, ideal for body spray, or to freshen your environment.  Made from a  harmonious integration of base, middle & top notes of pure essential oils.  Enjoy how the these blends interact with your own body chemistry or influence the atmosphere in your home environment.  Available in Germinate Apothecary's three signature scents. .

FOREST MIST .A woody, sweet, fresh aroma with rejuvenating, warming & relaxing properties, known to elevate the mind, evoke balance, peace & a meditative state.

FLORAL MIST . A sweet, floral, herbaceous & exotic aroma with calming, relaxing & uplifting properties.

BOREAL MIST . An earthy, woody, warm aroma with calming & relaxing properties, known to uplift, evoke a meditative state, balance & peace.

#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #mist #bodyspray #roomspray #linenspray #organicessentialoils #organicingredients #veganingredients#organicbeauty #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade #handmadeapothecary #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #makersmovement #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Mists, ideal for body spray, or to freshen your environment. Made from a harmonious integration of base, middle & top notes of pure essential oils. Enjoy how the these blends interact with your own body chemistry or influence the atmosphere in your home environment. Available in Germinate Apothecary's three signature scents. . FOREST MIST .A woody, sweet, fresh aroma with rejuvenating, warming & relaxing properties, known to elevate the mind, evoke balance, peace & a meditative state. FLORAL MIST . A sweet, floral, herbaceous & exotic aroma with calming, relaxing & uplifting properties. BOREAL MIST . An earthy, woody, warm aroma with calming & relaxing properties, known to uplift, evoke a meditative state, balance & peace. #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #mist  #bodyspray  #roomspray  #linenspray  #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #veganingredients #organicbeauty  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #handmadeapothecary  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #makersmovement  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
The Germinate Organic Apothecary Men's  line  has expanded  to include  2 differnt Beard Balms, Moustache Wax as well as a Face & Beard Serum to nourish, soothe & hydrate skin & hair. Since the beard acts as a wick for the oils the skin naturally produces, by drawing  oils from the skin, the face may become dry, irritated & itchy thus it is fundamental to focus on the foundation of the beard – the health of the skin beneath. 
VEGAN BEARD BALM .LIGHT HOLD . Deeply moisturizing & nourishing. Rich in essential fatty acids & proteins. Contains anti-inflammatory antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, astringent & emollient properties known to soothe, soften, strengthen, condition, restore & protect skin & hair, stimulate micro-circulation & aid skin irritations, rashes, burns, scarring, wounds & itchiness.

BEARD BALM .MEDIUM HOLD . Contains herbs rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins & essential fatty acids with emollient, humectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antifungal, antiseborrheic, astringent, moisturizing & regenerative properties known to revitalize, hydrate, soften, strengthen, condition & nourish the health of skin & hair, improve hair manageability, rejuvenate complexion, protect skin & hair from environmental elements, stimulate cellular renewal & hair growth, & relieve skin conditions, afflictions, irritations & itchiness.

MOUSTACHE WAX . Deeply nourishing & rich in vitamins, proteins & essential fatty acids. Contains oils with antioxidant, emollient, humectant antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseborrhoeic, astringent, moisturizing, regenerative & soothing properties known to strengthen hair, stimulate growth, moisturize, soften, restore lustre, maintain hair health & protect from environmental elements as well as aid skin conditions, afflictions, irritations & itchiness.

#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicessentialoils #organicingredients #fairtradeingredients #veganingredients #mensapothecary #mensbodycare #beardbalm #beardoil #moustachewax #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade  #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade  #germinatestudio
The Germinate Organic Apothecary Men's line has expanded to include 2 differnt Beard Balms, Moustache Wax as well as a Face & Beard Serum to nourish, soothe & hydrate skin & hair. Since the beard acts as a wick for the oils the skin naturally produces, by drawing oils from the skin, the face may become dry, irritated & itchy thus it is fundamental to focus on the foundation of the beard – the health of the skin beneath. VEGAN BEARD BALM .LIGHT HOLD . Deeply moisturizing & nourishing. Rich in essential fatty acids & proteins. Contains anti-inflammatory antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, astringent & emollient properties known to soothe, soften, strengthen, condition, restore & protect skin & hair, stimulate micro-circulation & aid skin irritations, rashes, burns, scarring, wounds & itchiness. BEARD BALM .MEDIUM HOLD . Contains herbs rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins & essential fatty acids with emollient, humectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antifungal, antiseborrheic, astringent, moisturizing & regenerative properties known to revitalize, hydrate, soften, strengthen, condition & nourish the health of skin & hair, improve hair manageability, rejuvenate complexion, protect skin & hair from environmental elements, stimulate cellular renewal & hair growth, & relieve skin conditions, afflictions, irritations & itchiness. MOUSTACHE WAX . Deeply nourishing & rich in vitamins, proteins & essential fatty acids. Contains oils with antioxidant, emollient, humectant antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseborrhoeic, astringent, moisturizing, regenerative & soothing properties known to strengthen hair, stimulate growth, moisturize, soften, restore lustre, maintain hair health & protect from environmental elements as well as aid skin conditions, afflictions, irritations & itchiness. #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients  #mensapothecary  #mensbodycare  #beardbalm  #beardoil  #moustachewax  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #germinatestudio 
Nourish, restore & rejuvenate you skin with Germinate Organic Apothecary.  Made from organically grown local & wild crafted herbs, hand infused, fresh & in season, in cold pressed or steam distilled certified organic & fair trade oils.

EYE CREAM . Deeply moisturizing & nourishing. Rich in essential fatty acids & proteins. Contains anti-inflammatory antioxidant,
antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial & emollient properties known to stimulate micro-circulation, reduce lines, soothe,
soften, strengthen, restore & protect skin.

SERUM . Contains herbs rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino & essential fatty acids with emollient, humectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antifungal, antiseborrheic, astringent & regenerative properties known to revitalize, hydrate, soften, condition & nourish the health of skin & hair, protect skin from environmental elements, refine lines, rejuvenate complexion & relieve skin conditions, afflictions & irritations.

TONER . Contains herbs with soothing, cleansing, purifying, uplifting, mild antiseptic, astringent properties known to tone, soften, refresh, re-establish natural balance & support hydration of the skin as well as promote healing, soothe burns & skin irritations.  Toners gently exfoliate, remove sebum, oil & dirt, thus helping to clear pores, condition the skin, restore pH balance & prepare the skin the absorb moisturizer. .

#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicessentialoils #organichydrosols #organicingredients #fairtradeingredients #veganingredients #organiceyecream #organicfacialserum #organictoner#organicbeauty #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade #handmadeapothecary #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife #germinatestudio
Nourish, restore & rejuvenate you skin with Germinate Organic Apothecary. Made from organically grown local & wild crafted herbs, hand infused, fresh & in season, in cold pressed or steam distilled certified organic & fair trade oils. EYE CREAM . Deeply moisturizing & nourishing. Rich in essential fatty acids & proteins. Contains anti-inflammatory antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial & emollient properties known to stimulate micro-circulation, reduce lines, soothe, soften, strengthen, restore & protect skin. SERUM . Contains herbs rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino & essential fatty acids with emollient, humectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, antifungal, antiseborrheic, astringent & regenerative properties known to revitalize, hydrate, soften, condition & nourish the health of skin & hair, protect skin from environmental elements, refine lines, rejuvenate complexion & relieve skin conditions, afflictions & irritations. TONER . Contains herbs with soothing, cleansing, purifying, uplifting, mild antiseptic, astringent properties known to tone, soften, refresh, re-establish natural balance & support hydration of the skin as well as promote healing, soothe burns & skin irritations. Toners gently exfoliate, remove sebum, oil & dirt, thus helping to clear pores, condition the skin, restore pH balance & prepare the skin the absorb moisturizer. . #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicessentialoils  #organichydrosols  #organicingredients  #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients  #organiceyecream  #organicfacialserum  #organictoner #organicbeauty  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #handmadeapothecary  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Warm up from this frosty weather with a hot bath & soothing natural  bath salts made  with sustainably sourced certified organic essential oils. 
The concentration of minerals from the Dead Sea are far greater than any ocean in the world. Himalayan Rock Salt is rich in over 80 minerals & trace elements. These minerals work together to regulate cell activity, stabilize fluid levels in the body, accelerate healing of wounds, relieve inflammation & itchiness, soothe muscles & joints, draw toxins from the body, stimulate circulation, hydrate & soften skin & promote relaxation.  Contains oils with  restorative antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic & tonic properties  known to calm the nervous system, elevate mood,  enhance mental clarity, promote healing,  soothe irritated skin, support the immune system &  fortify the body.

#sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #bathsalts #deadseasalts #himalayanrocksalts #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients#organicbeauty #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade  #handmadeapothecary  #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade #supportlocalfirst #handmadelife #makerslife  #germinatestudio
Warm up from this frosty weather with a hot bath & soothing natural bath salts made with sustainably sourced certified organic essential oils. The concentration of minerals from the Dead Sea are far greater than any ocean in the world. Himalayan Rock Salt is rich in over 80 minerals & trace elements. These minerals work together to regulate cell activity, stabilize fluid levels in the body, accelerate healing of wounds, relieve inflammation & itchiness, soothe muscles & joints, draw toxins from the body, stimulate circulation, hydrate & soften skin & promote relaxation. Contains oils with restorative antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic & tonic properties known to calm the nervous system, elevate mood, enhance mental clarity, promote healing, soothe irritated skin, support the immune system & fortify the body. #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #bathsalts  #deadseasalts  #himalayanrocksalts  #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients #organicbeauty  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #handmadeapothecary  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Congrats @dmetheral, winner of the Growth Pendant, composed of naturally shed cedar branches & copper. Contact me directly to arrange pick up & your choice of pendant.

Congratulations to @plantbasedaggie, winner of the organic apothecary gift set, made from local organically grown herbs, wild crafted herbs, hand infused oils, certified organic & fair trade ingredients. The apothecary set includes a floral salve & 2 lip balms, to nourish you skin during the dry winter months & travel size spice candle for warming winter nights.

I decided to do an additional giveaway to @jenni_day, as she was the only other individual who remembered to tag two friends. You will receive two lip balms.  Contact me directly to arrange pick up in Collingwood.

#handforged #cedarjewelry #reclaimedwood #woodjewelry #unisexjewelry#cedar#copperjewelry#sustainablejewelry #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #howireuse  #sustainableapothecary #organicapothecary #organicessentialoils #organicingredients #fairtradeingredients #veganingredients  #localherbs #wildcraftedherbs #handmade  #oneofakind #germinateorganics #madeincanada #canadianmakers #shoplocal #supportlocal #supporthandmade  #makerslife #germinatestudio
Congrats @dmetheral, winner of the Growth Pendant, composed of naturally shed cedar branches & copper. Contact me directly to arrange pick up & your choice of pendant. Congratulations to @plantbasedaggie, winner of the organic apothecary gift set, made from local organically grown herbs, wild crafted herbs, hand infused oils, certified organic & fair trade ingredients. The apothecary set includes a floral salve & 2 lip balms, to nourish you skin during the dry winter months & travel size spice candle for warming winter nights. I decided to do an additional giveaway to @jenni_day, as she was the only other individual who remembered to tag two friends. You will receive two lip balms. Contact me directly to arrange pick up in Collingwood. #handforged  #cedarjewelry  #reclaimedwood  #woodjewelry  #unisexjewelry #cedar #copperjewelry #sustainablejewelry  #handmadejewelry  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #howireuse  #sustainableapothecary  #organicapothecary  #organicessentialoils  #organicingredients  #fairtradeingredients  #veganingredients  #localherbs  #wildcraftedherbs  #handmade  #oneofakind  #germinateorganics  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #makerslife  #germinatestudio 
Leg warmers & arm warmers, made from upcycled sweaters. I started making these, along with hip warmers & hand warmers, when I lived in the West Coast about two decades ago. At time time, having grown up in Hockley Valley Ontario, I was not accustomed to the damp coastal weather.

I started sewing when I was little,  hand stitching clothing & bags from scraps of fabric,  transforming clothing that belonged to my mother & grandmothers, to better suit my shape,  all long before I was aware of the terms upcycled & repurposed.  Sewing has mainly been on the back burner for a while, but it has been nice to get out my sewing machine & explore the steamer trunks I have full of textiles.

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Leg warmers & arm warmers, made from upcycled sweaters. I started making these, along with hip warmers & hand warmers, when I lived in the West Coast about two decades ago. At time time, having grown up in Hockley Valley Ontario, I was not accustomed to the damp coastal weather. I started sewing when I was little, hand stitching clothing & bags from scraps of fabric, transforming clothing that belonged to my mother & grandmothers, to better suit my shape, all long before I was aware of the terms upcycled & repurposed. Sewing has mainly been on the back burner for a while, but it has been nice to get out my sewing machine & explore the steamer trunks I have full of textiles. #handmade  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #handmadetextiles  #handmadeclothing  #howireuse  #armwarmers  #handwarmers  #legwarmers  #hipwarmers  #bumwarmers  #upcycledtextiles  #upcycledclothing  #sustaibaletextiles  #sustainableclothing  #oneofakind  #madeincanada  #canadianmakers  #shoplocal  #giftideas  #supportlocal  #supporthandmade  #supportlocalfirst  #handmadelife  #makerslife  #germinatestudio