Amy Cousin is a jewelry designer and a gemstone intuitive.
Through her sparkly-cool treasures, she shows us how to get assistance from gemstone energy as we tap into our own power and manifest our goals. It’s a journey, and she’s on it with you. Amy creates her handcrafted jewelry using reclaimed metal wire and ethically sourced gemstones, as well as vintage treasures and upcycled elements like computer guts and old silverware.

I purchase my gemstones and metals from Fair Trade sources who adhere to the highest ethical, social, environmental and professional standards.  The very few organic elements (coral, bone, etc) that I use are recycled from vintage jewelry that I have collected over the years. My glass beads are also vintage Czech glass Mardi Gras beads from New Orleans, Louisiana.

My designs are both intuitive and deliberate: sometimes I’ll pick an interesting gemstone or an element, and create around it. Interesting doesn’t necessarily mean perfect or flawless: with some stones, the natural inclusions or the unique way it is cut adds as much dimension to its story as a flawless stone can.  I frequently sketch designs out in my journals (I have volumes of them) before committing them to metal.  Wire work is labor intensive, but I absolutely delight in the process ... sometimes it’s even a form of meditation for me.

As a writer, I share my process and the business, gemstone energy, jewelry design and techniques on my blog as well on Mind Key, an online community of healing professionals offering content and services for self-empowerment; Black Girl In OM, a platform for women of color cultivating wellness and self care; award-winning actress Kimberly Elise's natural beauty website. I am also a workshop leader for Magical Mothering's Authentic Mothering Virtual Retreat.
I have also written articles and tutorials for eHow.com and jewelry supply companies.

Want to know more? Click here to read an interview that I did with Chandra of Cdyann Designs and here to read about ACJ at Three Sisters Eclectic Arts.


jewelry photography by M.L Cousin, with assistance from I.E Cousin