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.

 

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