From my early studies in psychology and human development, to then raising my four beautiful children, I am now a full-time creator of art and natural gemstone jewellery.
I crave creative expression through paint, song, sculpture, photography and poetry, but it is through creating beautiful jewellery out of authentic, ancient gemstones from the heart of the earth, that I express my love of Nature.
Experiences with gemstones are incredibly unique for each individual. Personally, I greatly value their beauty, the personal growth reminders and symbology they provide, and the powerful feelings they evoke within me. I’m so often in a state of awe, that Nature has created these incredible forms, (and the time it has taken to do so), with their multiple complex patterns, colours and textures.
Some people very strongly feel gemstones amplifying particular energies and strengths within their own systems. I hesitated whether to include the purported metaphysical properties of stones on this site, as experiences are so unique for each individual. I considered my own journey with gemstones. I have found gemstones to be amazing messengers. Sometimes, when I’m creating with them, a ‘stream of information’, (that later proves relevant), comes to my awareness. More times than I can mention, I have experienced the wonder of being drawn to a particular stone, for further research to reveal the purported properties are entirely apt at the time. I find this ‘synchronicity’ captivating, and a reassurance of a power greater than myself. I wouldn’t want to deny people the opportunity of experiencing this, (or deny the gemstones their voice), therefore keywords of particular properties are tagged to each listing. If desired, a brief internet search will provide more information. It’s so important for people to embrace their own power, as masters of their own destiny. Certainly at the mental level, the symbology of gemstones provides a powerful reminder to do just that – to remember one’s power within and imagine it being amplified. At the emotional level, wearing beautiful things helps one feel more beautiful, and confident, doesn’t it?
Into the heart of Nature is where I escape in order to recharge my batteries. It’s so wonderful to carry a wee piece of ‘Nature’s battery’ close to my heart at all times, reminding me to connect to that sense of peace and connection to “Source”, regardless of where I actually find myself at the time. Wearing gemstone jewellery is an integral part of my everyday holistic approach to well-being and happiness.
Early on, to get them out of my pockets and into the light, (where they belonged), I started ‘cradling’ gemstones in wire to transform them into wearable pendants. I now use quality 925 sterling silver or tarnish-resistant Argentium sterling silver 935, (and occasionally copper wire), to create beautiful, unique, enduring pendants of value.
Whenever possible, I venture into the heart of Nature to create, where the powerful, yet tranquil, energy most supports my intuitive creative process. Such tranquility evokes the connection we have with the vast, ancient, powerful, timeless and mysterious – a resonance with the very pulse and breath of Mother Earth, herself. I hope all Kathryn Jane Design creations serve as reminders to breathe, appreciate beauty, balance emotions, focus, connect to the power within, and embody the powerful, renewing energies of Nature.
When creating with these natural gemstone treasures, of New Zealand and worldwide origin, I open my heart and surrender to the flow of inspiration, lovingly and intuitively crafting a secure framework, mindfully honouring the integrity and unique expression of each piece. To complete the process, the individual ‘threads’ of the silver framework are gathered together and folded over to create the loop from which the pendant will be suspended on a chain. This feels so highly symbolic – like gathering up and integrating the multiple facets of one’s life to form cohesion, and an authentic expression of self. (If I’m not feeling ‘connected to the Divine flow of inspiration’, I put my tools down. I regard my creation time as sacred. I feel it’s so important the gemstones are handled with love, and the pendants that eventuate are the result of high-energy, positivity and loving creation.)
I’m delighted to be able to share these lovingly-handcrafted creations with you, and am incredibly humbled and grateful, as with each ‘adoption’ I’m that much closer to being able to give my beautiful daughter a big hug. (She lives 18,803 km across the sea – a minimum 27 hours’ flight time.)
Gaining inspiration from beauty, particularly in Nature, in my beautiful home area of the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, I love to express in colour in the form of various seascape and landscape originals.
I also enjoy surrendering control to a purely intuitive process – with the highest intentions for healing and growth, surrendering to intuition and the rhythm of random brushstrokes, paint is applied to canvas. Through relaxed observation, images then emerge from within the wondrous tapestry of colour and texture. The images are then highlighted, and brought to the fore. They are messengers of love, healing and inspiration. May they uplift and inspire, on multiple levels.
I adore connecting with people, one-on-one, to cater for their specific gemstone crystal requirements. I embrace the greater consciousness that guides us in love. My passion is to assist like-minded souls in taking responsibility for their lives to step into empowered, joyful living, using soul art journeys, oracle cards and crystals in an holistic approach to support this. Connecting is so easy, whether online through messaging or video chat, text, or in person. I work from my home studio on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, near Wellington. Items are couriered both nationwide and worldwide.
This website is regularly updated as new creations are completed. If you don’t find quite what you’re looking for, or if you’d like something unique and personal created that carries the highest intentions for well-being, empowerment and love, I’d be honoured to partake in the creative process with you. This could be a celebratory gift for a birthday, promotion, Christmas or anniversary, or to express condolences, or to even offer support on paths of personal and spiritual development. (As a side note, these beauties last so much longer than bouquets of flowers!)
If you’d like something special for yourself, perhaps even to boost or maintain your sense of self-worth and empowerment, I would love to help. If inspiration required, I’m able to select cards from a crystal oracle deck to help find a gemstone or combination of stones that may help to support you on the current stage of your journey.
Whether for yourself or a loved one, contact me, and I’ll create something heart-felt and deeply meaningful, drawing from my source of beautiful gemstones, or perhaps transforming your own special stone into a stunning piece of jewellery.
You can also find Kathryn Jane Design on Facebook. By selecting Photos: Albums: View All, you can see many creative offerings, including gemstone bracelets.
I wish all recipients of Kathryn Jane Design creations greater inner peace, balance, empowerment, emotional healing and upliftment in their lives.Thank you for sharing in this inspiring, creative journey with me. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon.
Warmest blessings, Kathryn