Phoenix 20

I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness.
— E.E. Cummings

Phoenix 20.
Handmade with moonstone and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 19

Sometimes I make time stand still. I soak in the warm air, the trees, the blue sky. I rest in existence.

Phoenix 19.
Handmade with carnelian and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 18

You are allowed to change the narrative of your life.

Phoenix 18.
Handmade with chrysoprase and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 17

The work of the artist is to take us to places we've never seen. 

Phoenix 17. 
Handmade with amber and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 16

We hope. We despair. We hope. We despair. That is what governs us. We have a bipolar system.
— Maira Kalman

Phoenix 16.
Handmade with ruby quartz and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 15

What we seek, at the deepest level, is inwardly to resemble, rather than physically to possess, the objects and places that touch us through their beauty.
— Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness.

Phoenix 15.
Handmade with moonstone and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 14

You have to find a mother inside yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside.
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees.

Phoenix 14.
Handmade with labradorite moonstone and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 13

Art lifts the weight of the world. 

Phoenix 13.
Handmade with lapis lazuli and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 12

On Tuesdays, I volunteer at the Ashram's kitchen. I work alongside two other women, one is lighthearted, spontaneous and eccentric; while the other is disciplined, orderly and methodical. Their personalities clash and they often argue, but I love them because they represent both parts of me.

Phoenix 12.
Handmade with chalcedony and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 11

Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.
— Pema Chödrön

Phoenix 11.
Handmade with tourmaline quartz and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 10

And then one day, you recognize yourself again.

Phoenix 10.
Handmade with yellow chalcedony and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 9

In school, I was taught to follow orders and a fixed curriculum. On my path as an artist, I’ve learnt to let my curiosity guide me.

When I work with my hands, I base my decisions on what feels right at each moment. This way, every choice I make not only determines the shape of an idea, but also reflects what I felt when I made it.

Phoenix 9.
Handmade with blue chalcedony and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 8

Imagine this: an idea flashes briefly through your mind and you capture it on paper. Then, using your hands and eyes, metal, stone, tools and fire, you turn it into a three-dimensional piece. This object now exists outside your head and has a life of its own. 

Perhaps there is magic after all.

Phoenix 8.
Handmade with green agate and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 7

Thank you, dear ones! Your kind and uplifting messages have been nectar to my heart.

May the wings of hope and imagination grow stronger every day!

Phoenix 7.
Handmade with labradorite moonstone and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.


Phoenix 6

For the past thirty days, I’ve been waking up before sunrise to chant mantras and meditate in a nearby ashram. I do this to this to get up in the morning and as medicine to keep the blues away.

We sit in rows facing the bronze statue of a guru. The women on the left, the men to the right. The sanscrit chants are so complex that I have spent the past few weeks immersed in the text before me. But today, as I finally chant more fluidly, I look up and wonder if the guru has anything to do with me being there. Other ashramites swear by the power of his grace, but until now, I haven’t contemplated his involvement at all. 

As a game –one that offered me comfort in the past– I wonder what I’d pray for if the guru could help. Make my dad healthy again, or let him go peacefully. Get rid of a depression that makes me cry about everything all the time. Remind me what it’s like to dream and feel alive.

As my list goes on, I realize that its contents will never end. Hardships will always be there. What I need, is to know how to live. How to let life pass by and not crush me. This is why –be it by the guru’s grace, or by fear of falling into a deep black hole– I will return to chant day by day to fulfill my wish.

Phoenix 6.
Handmade with amethyst and recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.