It’s May! does that mean winter is over?

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Yeah, you may think “Amy, isn’t it a bit late to be talking about winter?” Nope, we had a snowstorm warning just last week. I tell you, this winter almost broke me… but being the hardy Minnesotan that I am (ha!) I just wiped away my tears of despair, picked up my shovel and trudged on. And then I made more jewelry.

Enough about winter – it’s one of the excuses reasons that I’m going to use for why I have been blog silent for so long. I may have been silent, but I was not dormant. Here’s what’s happening for/with/at Amy Cousin Jewelry.

ACJ at Artist’s Market

Amy Cousin Jewelry has been selected to participate in the Springboard for the Arts artist pop-up at SpringBox on Sunday, May 5th from 10 am to 5 pm.
This is the first live event I’ve done in a looooong time, and I’d love to see you there, if you’re in the Twin Cities area.

It also means that all items in my website shop will be closed from May 5th to May 6th.


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HipSilver features Amy Cousin Jewelry!

 

Upcycled Motherboard pendant with Moss Agates

I am proud to announce that ACJ’s Upcycled collection has been picked up by HipSilver and that my Motherboard pieces are featured in the Mother’s Day Collection. HipSilver, based in New York, is curated by Gail Bruce for men and women of the silver generation, connecting them to products, ideas, and inspiration.

 

Happenings this weekend and beyond

The snow is finally melting! Yes, I know it’s mid-April. Such has been life in Minnesota. So much snow for far too long. Even though I’ve been snowbound for what’s seemed like forever, I also started contributing and collaborating with some awesome platforms (ok, Neil deGrasse Tyson says awesome should be reserved for science, but maybe he should check out these events too).

I’ll probably create an Events calendar, but until then, here are some upcoming happenings that I hope you can take advantage of.


 

Ageless Beauty Summit promo

I’m super excited to be one of the sponsors for the Ageless Beauty: Secrets From The Masters Summit.

The Summit begins April 21st – if you haven’t signed up do so now.
You won’t want to miss this event.  You will learn tips and techniques on self-care, mindfulness, health and wellness topics such as beating fatigue, hormonal imbalances, managing stress, osteoporosis, food allergies and digestive issues.

Building A Community To Support YOU!

This event is to create a community to support, educate and empower women in the 2nd prime of their life. Life may be different – but it’s not over!

Gifts Valued At Over $1500!

By signing up you will receive over $1500 in gifts delivered to your inbox! These gifts include music, meditations, videos, herbal remedies, detox/weight-loss program, digital books and much more!

Sign Up TODAY!


 

ECRAC IMAGE Art show logo East Central Regional Arts Council logo

If you’re local and have also finally emerged from the snow, I invite you to the 31st annual IMAGE Art Show at the East Central Regional Arts Council.

I am one of the artists participating in this juried exhibit. The opening celebration is on Saturday, April 21st from 5 to 8 pm. The show will be open until April 27th.


 

This is more of an extension of an event, but it holds a special place in my heart:
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SpendIndie was the official producer of this year’s first Wellness Expo at SXSW. I was hoping to share the news that I was one of the of event speakers, but I only made it to the standby list. I’m not mad – who would even be a no-show at such an amazing event! Amy Cousin Jewelry was also invited to have a booth at the Wellness Expo, but I couldn’t make it happen, this year. Ohhh but I am so there for 2019!!

In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce that  Amy Cousin Jewelry has joined SpendIndie’s online market. I have a few items posted and will be adding more. When you visit the site, will you share and rate my pieces? That will help me keep the SXSW Wellness Expo booth offer on the table for ACJ.

I appreciate your support. Have a beautiful weekend!

Amy

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The Wellness Universe’s Gift Guide includes something special from ACJ

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Please celebrate with me!

 

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WU Gift Guide cover

As a member of The Wellness Universe, I am delighted to be featured in their ‘More Than’ a Holiday Gift Guide.

 

My gift, a guide, Gemstones For The Holidays – More Joy, Less Stress has been featured along with more excellent gifts for total wellness, transformation and health, mind, spirit and achieving goals in 2018.

More than great gifts, this spectacular guide has more than 50 inspiring articles and feel good quotes. Not only will you find an amazing collection of gifts, all that support your well-being, you’ll get over $5000 in freebies and bonuses from my fellow WU World-Changers!

It’s free, grab your copy today and get gifts for everyone on your holiday list. http://blog.thewellnessuniverse.com/holiday-gift-guide-2017/

~ Amy

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Ummm, where’d the ACJ site go? Not to worry – it’s right here!

I am finally giving the ACJ website the love it deserves!
What that means is for a very short time, the best way to get to all of the ACJ goodies is directly through my Tictail Marketplace page. So here’s the link.

http://tictail.com/s/amycousinjewelry

 

I’d planned to have it all shiny and new before I announced the big update, but the last thing I want to do is leave you hanging in an endless redirect to my blog. Cause, that’s what happenin’ right now…

So, let’s just avoid the “wait, wasn’t I just here? where’s the site? I need my gemstone energy like right now!” drama and go to

https://tictail.com/s/amycousinjewelry

 

ACJ will be up and running on its own very soon.
Soon… that’s oh so vague, isn’t it? Okay, ACJ will be up and running by the end of June.

Tictail is taking ACJ global for Valentine’s Day

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Tictail has selected Amy Cousin Jewelry for its globally curated Valentine’s Day collection!

Tictail started out as an ecommerce platform based in Sweden but has since expanded to a brick & mortar boutique in New York, as well as frequent pop-up shops in San Francisco, London, Paris, and Stockholm. I am honored to be included in this worldwide celebration of independent creatives and Love.

From now until February 14th, everything Amy Cousin Jewelry on Tictail and the Tictail curated collection is 25% off when you use the code SHOWLOVE

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as the holidays get into full swing

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here are a few tips and notes to get you through.

  • Oops, I forgot to get a gift for …
    Did you forget someone on your gift list? I still have some pendants available in the $35 to $50 range, including a few Upcycled Computer pendants and Rose Quartz & Prehnite pendants. Prehnite’s shade is in the range called  Greenery – which is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – so you’ll not only be giving someone a wonderfully healing gemstone combination, you’ll also give them a jump on fashion.acj-upcycled-computer-pendants-b     Rose Quartz & Prehnite Pendants
  • I read that somewhere…
    This year, I’ve been sharing my take on gemstone energy in a lot of places where women especially are seeking answers and solutions. Just this week, Amy Cousin Jewelry was featured in Mind Key, an online community of healing professionals, in an article written by my good friend, Dr. Lisa Avilamind-key-logo_v2
  • Color me confident and calm…
    by tapping into the vibration of blue gemstones. Which ones, you ask? I wrote an article for Black Girl In Om with some beautiful suggestions.

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    photo: Bradley A Murray
  • If you’re in the Twin Cities this week…Lauren Ash, the founder of Black Girl In Om, will be in Minneapolis leading a workshop at Yess Yoga on December 26th.Three Sisters Eclectic Arts, which carries Amy Cousin Jewelry, will be open Friday, December 23rd from 10 -8, and Saturday, December 24th from 10 – 3. Located in St. Paul, MN
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  • Every home should smell this fantastic…
    I am so happy to announce that our Sirius Mind and Body incense sticks are back in stock! It has been a long wait, but well worth it – the fragrances are as phenomenal as our alcohol-free fragrance oils, and each stick burns for over an hour – no bitter smoky after-scent either. Just the way you remember them.smb-twitter-head2

Big Hugs & Warm Smiles,

Amy

ACJ in person

twin cities social justice arts festival 2016

I’ve been busy in my studio creating some new pieces, but I wanted to peek my head out to let you know that Amy Cousin Jewelry is going to be a vendor at the Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 10am to 4pm.

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I’m super excited to participate in this event for a number of reasons:

  • It’s a fantastic event – family friendly and lots of fun – with a wonderful focus. The artists and vendors address social justice issues through poetry, food, song, art, soap, jewelry, etc. And admission is free.
  • This will be my first in-person event since we closed the shop (over four years ago), so I am really looking forward to connecting with you face to face!
  • I’m launching a new line of jewelry from my Upcycled Collection at the Twin Cities Social Arts Festival. This is a collection I’ve had in my head for a long time, and I can’t think of a better setting to share it with you. Here’s a hint:
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  • I will also be selling my other gemstone collections and some Sirius Mind and Body fragrances oils !

If you’re in Minneapolis I really hope you attend. And if you are planning to attend and want me to bring a specific ACJ item (or even a specific SMB oil), please send me an email and let me know. I will tuck it away for you. That’ll save you shipping costs if you pick it up in person.

Okay, it’s back to the studio for me.
Have a great day, and I hope to see you on November 5th!

Big Hugs,

Amy amy-cousin-1