Ahimsa Designs – Artisan Vegan Jewelry Designs by Kristen Anderson

About kristen

A few of my favorite things... Reading, learning, writing, Truth, Love, the ocean, clouds, walking in sand, feeling the sun on my skin, laughing, hugging, art made by children, art that moves me, philosophy, intelligent conversations, music, dancing, singing, hugs and kisses from my children, the feel of the wind, when the sun is shining and it rains, the feel of a cat’s purr, walking barefoot, day-dreaming, living ahimsa & cruelty-free, being vegan, shopping for nourishing foods, preparing life-giving foods, birds, all animals, kindness, compassion, feeling wonder, eye-contact, sincerity, authenticity, coloring outside the lines, feeling alive, yoga, poetry.

I Did It! Reflections on the Design Challenge

I Did It! Reflections on the Design Challenge

So, the last piece for my design challenge has been photographed. The last description has been written.

I love the feeling of knowing you have to do something, but not knowing why. The certainty you have that insists on action. The feeling of being swept along a current, conscious […]

By |October 18th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Awakening, Design Challenge, Eco Consciousness, New Designs, New Work, Personal, Promotions|Comments Off on I Did It! Reflections on the Design Challenge

Free Earring Friday is Back!

FREE EARRINGS TODAY ONLY!
This pair of Handcrafted Designer Earrings is FREE with any Ahimsa Designs purchase from our Etsy shop TODAY! (http://ahimsadesigns.etsy.com/)

Each Friday we will be showcasing one pair of our designer earrings that will be a FREE gift with any handmade purchase from our shop. (Friday only) FREE TODAY ONLY – Ahimsa Design’s Hand […]

By |October 18th, 2013|Free Earrings Fridays, Free Jewelry, Hot Off The Bench, New Designs, Promotions, Sales|Comments Off on Free Earring Friday is Back!

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 17

IT’s DAY 17!
Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166086135/zen-chainmaille-hand-woven-4-in-1

A dramatically stunning bracelet that contains over one ounce of sterling silver. Each jump ring is handwoven into the weave one ring at a time.

Chainmaille can be a teacher of culture, history, math, art and technical skill. And yet, what continues to draw me to this art form […]

By |October 17th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Earth Friendly Design, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, New Work, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 17

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 16

IT’S DAY 16!

Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165501466/unisex-recycled-sterling-silver-copper

Being Vegan is about love. Love for animals, love for the planet, love for all.

This necklace reminds me that veganism is more than a political agenda, or a way of eating or even a lifestyle. It is about the principle of ahimsa, doing no harm and loving one […]

By |October 11th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Awakening, Design Challenge, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, New Work, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 16

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 15

IT’s DAY 15!

Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165400806/unisex-recycled-sterling-silver-square

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” ~Rumi

Sometimes we hide our wounds. We feel shame. It’s hard to admit we are broken. But there is such beauty there. Let’s celebrate those broken places, the wounds, beautiful things happen there. Let the light in, be the […]

By |October 10th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Eco Consciousness, Hot Off The Bench, New Designs, New Work, Personal|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 15

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 14

IT’s DAY 14!
Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165270954/recycled-sterling-silver-yoga-spiritual

One of the most primordial shapes, the Fibonacci spiral is a globally positive symbol that is often associated with our spiritual journey. These sterling silver earrings feature hand forged spirals that go in opposite directions…one inward and one outward..It reminds us that life does not happen in a […]

By |October 9th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Earth Friendly Design, New Designs, New Work, Personal|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 14

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 13

IT’S DAY 13 of my Design Challenge!

Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165155146/recycled-sterling-silver-zen-yoga-vegan

Curvy and Colorful. Perfection. The curves of this handformed shape are accented with small round pieces of faceted lapis, winding down into a beautiful turquoise briolette.

Recycled sterling silver wire is handshaped into a series of curves, hammered and textured before I handwrap each stone […]

By |October 8th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Hot Off The Bench, Musings, New Designs, New Work|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 13

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 12

I’m Finally Back! – It’s DAY 12 of my Design Challenge!

Check out today’s design here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165060243/recycled-copper-sterling-silver-unisex

ABOUT: I love the rustic, down-to-earth feel of this organic copper Ensō circle unisex necklace. It can be worn as a choker for an edgy, dramatic look or it can be worn long as a long casual elegant necklace.

I solder […]

By |October 8th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Hot Off The Bench, New Designs, New Work, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 12

What I Learned From The Flu

What I Learned From The Flu

This has been a strange week, lived in a haze, yet lived in unusual clarity. Every member of our household has had the flu. It knocked everyone of us out for a full week. Many days at least one of us was unable to get out of bed. Our youngest […]

By |October 5th, 2013|Awakening, Design Challenge, Family, Kristen's Process, Musings, My Family, Parenting, Personal, Sacred Other|Comments Off on What I Learned From The Flu

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 11

It’s DAY 11 OF MY 17 DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE!

HOT OFF THE BENCH! – Please check out today’s design here.

Artsy, colorful and curvy. I love the interplay of the orange in the copper with the tones in the turquoise centered with the cool calming sterling silver.

Down to earth, organic and unlikely to go unnoticed.

I’d love to […]

By |September 29th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Awakening, Design Challenge, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, New Work|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 11
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