Category: Beauty


Listening between seasons.

“There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.” -Howard Thurman Art by Michal Dziekan Happy Labor Day! End of summer and excited as I head back into my studio. Curiously, as I look to enter back into a creative place this quote caught my ear … Read More Listening between seasons.


Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.

WHEW, Times they are a’changin’ goes the song. For me, keeping an inner march of seasons as a measure, makes for some inner stability. Sunrise, Sunset stretches out to the same by the seasons. Summer solstice, sunrise. Winter solstice, sunset. Large breaths. Big picture. Our Mid-summer has arrived in DC with a couple of days breaking the 100 degree heat index. We have had … Read More Mid-summer, Magic, Madness, and moonstones.


Inspiration’s call.

Good Morning and Great Sunday to you. May you find Inspiration today, 🌸 for a timeless moment. Sundays are usually my quiet days. 🕯I’m intentionally more aware of my surroundings on Sundays. Set with the desire to be open to Inspiration, rather like a relationship cemented on a weekly standing date. Generally I’m always with iPhone. I stay sensitive and in the back of … Read More Inspiration’s call.


Sunday Chill Out 

Summer is Coming!  BTW- this week! Sitting here listening to Smooth Lounge and hoping you find Beauty this Sunday. #jasprcraggjewelry #bespoke #jewellery #jewelry #Beauty 


The Work of Beauty

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”  Kurt Vonnegut Sweet words I’ve been hanging onto lately. My holding the ideal of Beauty daily, takes … Read More The Work of Beauty

The return of Beauty

Easter, Equinox, Eostre, all celebrated at this time of year.



A perfect day for the warmth of a jeweler’s torch, and a bottomless cuppa.


Cherry Blossom Festival

Being proudly, a D.C. based, small business artist, I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate the beauty of our Cherry Blossom trees. Annually the city holds a week long festival celebrating the blooming, history and gift of these trees. Here is the Festival’s link. The festivities last the week through and is definitely a good time showcasing our beautiful city. National Cherry Blossom Festival … Read More Cherry Blossom Festival


“A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation

This, this two minute video. All of this. Each word, each thought, each idea expressed.  Studio time is where my magic happens, here the relationship with Beauty is tended on bended knee. Here I find a flow, a sense of the eternal qualities of Creation herself. Staggering paralysis, humiliating at once, a leveling sense of awe…gifts me with the tangible result of creativity created, … Read More “A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation

WIP 2017

Needing a 14kt gold pin for this design and not having one on this winter’s day, set me up to have today’s warmth by making my own.


Inner Peace Pendant 2016

Argentium 935 silver pendant set with a Larimar cabochon and a 3 mm blue Zircon faceted gemstone. Pendant measures 2.4 cm X 3.6 cm and comes on an 18″ sterling silver chain. Domestic USA Shipping, handling, tracking and insurance  included. Source: Inner Peace Pendant 2016


Thank you Spring.

I enjoy reading other artist’s blogs. As I read I imagine their voice telling their story. Sometimes I know what they look like sometimes not, it surprises me how little matters save for the in common sound. There is a spirit in their storytelling that resonates. A common heart. Beauty’s song. There she is again, my muse. Meet Cyle Thomas. Cyle reached out recently … Read More Thank you Spring.