Ahimsa Designs – Artisan Vegan Jewelry Designs by Kristen Anderson

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!

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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!

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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!

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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

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 8

Whew! Finally finished… Now I can enjoy the Decatur Jazz Concert tonight with my family and amazing village. Of course now I have to stay up all night coming up with a design for tomorrow. Self discipline is hard! 😀

It’s DAY 8 OF MY 17 DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE!

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By |September 26th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Awakening, Design Challenge, Eco Consciousness, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, New Work, Personal, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 8

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 7

DAY 7 OF MY 17 DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE!
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Chainmaille can be a teacher of culture, history, math, art and technical skill. And yet, what continues to draw me to this art form is the idea of connectedness. Placing each ring in one at a time becomes […]

By |September 25th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, New Designs, New Work, Personal, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 7

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 6

IT’S DAY 6 of my 17 Day DESIGN CHALLENGE!
Please check out my newest design: YIN YANG RHOMBUS UNISEX NECKLACE – https://www.etsy.com/listing/163672336/eco-friendly-recycled-oxidized-sterling

The rhombus, commonly referred to as a diamond shape, contains two triangles that are joined together…one pointing upward, the other pointing downward. This expression of Yin Yang reminds us of our ultimate task, to find balance […]

By |September 24th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Eco Consciousness, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, New Designs, New Work|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 6
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