Ahimsa Designs – Artisan Vegan Jewelry Designs by Kristen Anderson

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 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

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!

HOT OFF THE BENCH! – Please check out […]

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

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 5

IT’S DAY 5 of my 17 Day DESIGN CHALLENGE!

One of the most primordial shapes, the spiral is a globally positive symbol that is often associated with our spiritual journey. This ring features two hand forged spirals that converge into one in the center. It reminds us that life does not happen in a straight line, […]

By |September 23rd, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, New Designs, New Work, Personal, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 5

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 4

DAY 4: I am a child again, sitting in the audience as the lights go down and the stage lights up. Rows of music stands form wide U-shapes as the orchestra’s tuning quiets down and then dissolves. Tense seconds, waiting for him to appear. Then, to the left of the stage, he enters…tall, confident, commanding. […]

By |September 22nd, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Eco Consciousness, Family, Hot Off The Bench, My Family, New Designs, New Work, Personal, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 4

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 3

IT’S DAY 3 of my 17 DESIGNS in 17 DAYS event & GIVEAWAY!
https://www.facebook.com/events/167893720081230

I’m still a little obsessed with the concept of the Ensō Circle and the idea of the denial of perfection. Check out my Day 3 design here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/163389122/sterling-silver-14kt-gold-fill-copper

I’d love to hear your comments about my new designs. Also, be sure to click on JOIN […]

By |September 21st, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Eco Consciousness, Hot Off The Bench, New Designs, New Work, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 3

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 2

IT’S DAY 2 of my 17 DESIGNS in 17 DAYS event & GIVEAWAY!  https://www.facebook.com/events/167893720081230

ENSO CIRCLES EARRINGS – Recycled Sterling Silver, Wire Wrapped, Faceted Black Onyx Briolettes, Pure Fine Silver, Fused Hammered, Long Drop.

SEE THEM NOW:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/163272686/recycled-sterling-silver-wire-wrapped

Be sure to click on JOIN on our event page so that you will be in the running to receive our […]

By |September 20th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Earth Friendly Design, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, New Designs, New Work, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 2

17 Day Design Challenge: Day 1

DESIGN CHALLENGE: DAY 1 – MANDALA NECKLACE

My first design for my 17 Day Design Challenge is finished!

Recycled Copper and Sterling Silver Handwoven Mandala Eco-Friendly Chainmaille Pendant on 16” Sterling Baby Rolo Chain.https://www.etsy.com/listing/163185434/recycled-copper-and-sterling-silver

JOIN this event and you will be entered into the $100 Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY. Just follow the link and click on the JOIN link. […]

By |September 19th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, New Designs, New Work, Promotions, Sales|Comments Off on 17 Day Design Challenge: Day 1

17 Designs – 17 Days!

It happens to all of us. That creative slump we dread. The words won’t come. The notes are silent. The metal looks lifeless and cold.

For the last year I have been in survival mode. I have had to find a way to support my children, generate an income, pay bills and find my way as […]

By |September 18th, 2013|17 Days 17 Designs, Design Challenge, Hot Off The Bench, Kristen's Process, Miscellaneous, Musings, New Designs, Personalized Designs, Promotions|Comments Off on 17 Designs – 17 Days!
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