Ahimsa Designs – Artisan Vegan Jewelry Designs by Kristen Anderson

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

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

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

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 10

It’s DAY 10 OF MY 17 DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE!

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

The copper yin yang bracelet…one end moving outward, the other moving inward…in the middle balance. The sterling silver coil in the back has 7 loops, grounding the bracelet in the symbolism of spiritual awakening and consciousness. The […]

By |September 28th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Eco Consciousness, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, New Work|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 10

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 9

It’s DAY 9 OF MY 17 DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE!

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

DETAILS: The circular flow of energy found within the blue lace agate is stimulating as well as grounding. Agate is a stone associated with balance and harmony. This eco-friendly pendant reminds me of the earth as well […]

By |September 27th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Earth Friendly Design, How-To Articles, Miscellaneous, New Designs, New Work, Promotions, Sales|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 9
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