S T O R Y

 homestead fancy life accessories
by shannon wallace ross

natural & luxurious materials


coconut wood, rosewood, sandalwood, & vintage wood beads
shell, sea glass & sticks found adventuring in forests & on beaches
wood for furniture & building locally milled in BC Canada
found objects & antiques
brass, bronze, sterling silver, gold & rose gold
potting clay, wicker, baskets
organic cotton, bamboo, linen, & rayon/wood fibre
textiles naturally dyed
gemstones are sourced from India, Arizona & Mexico
from two local family owned shops

each creation made unique
in heartfelt & playful ways


G E M S T O N E S


amethyst

connection to spirituality, improves meditation + intuition

apatite
balances wisdom of the mind + the heart, promotes abundance
connects one to the spirits of nature

amazonite
named after the amazon river
balances feminine + masculine energies
promotes kindness + practicality
pale blue varieties are known as "hope stones" for luck

aquamarine

love, youth, hope, health + courage

eye agate crystal

worn as jewellery since the babylonian times, worn for protection,

attracting strength, + helping in decision making: invoking stability at

important junctions in life | different colors are worn for different chakras

garnet

purifies + balances health + energy, attracts good people into life

hematite
grounding, connecting with the earth, root + earth star chakra
herkimer diamonds
high vibration crystal known as the “stone of attunement”
puts one at ease and guides one in the most aligned path

howlite

a calming stone , said to be helpful when working on artistic projects

the stone helps with breathing, relieves anger + stress, and awakens

perspective beyond the daily routine “oh ya we’re stardust”

kunzite

good fortune, to purify the mind + body, for new life, and opening

the heart to all forms of love

moonstone

dreams + memories, holds goddess wisdom of a nurturing quality
strengthening fertility + love
strongly linked to the moon cycle promoting intuition
and flow with life's' constant change + evolution

obsidian (lava)

divination, peace, self control + resilience

onyx

grounding, centered self mastery, focus

opal
soothes erratic emotion + enhances personal courage

peacock ore
channels happiness, joy + positive energy

pearl

reaching ones full potential, powers of creation

pumice (lava)

lightness, trust in self + the universe

quartz crystals

originally found in the frozen mountains of the alps, the ancients

believed quartz crystals were ice crystals that would never melt...
vibrating at a similar frequency to the human body,
the stone is believed 
to bring clarity + purity to
 matters of the mind + heart
quartz crystals are also believed to increase
 one’s intuition
and amplify prayers + intentions

turquoise

good luck in travel + adventure, promotes well-being, and increases compassion 
+ love
it has been called "sky stone" or "stone of heaven" by Native Americans believing the
vibrations of turquoise can build a spiritual bridge between worlds


C R Y S T A L S   &  T H E  C H A K R A S


Crown
Colour: Purple/White
Essence: Spiritual, Attunement, Universal Consciousness, Wisdom
Crystals: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Rainbow Moonstone,
Selenite, Celestite...

Third Eye
Colour: Indigo Blue
Essence: Insight, Intuition, Inner Vision, Journeying
Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Azurite, Fluorite, Opal...

Throat
Colour: Turquoise
Essence: Communication, Expression, Truth
Crystals: Chrysocolla, Kyanite, Apatite, Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Blue Lace Agate,
Larimar, Aqua Aura, Amazonite, Aquamarine...

Heart
Colour: Pink/Green
Essence: Love, Compassion, Gratitude, Harmony
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Kunzite, Pink/Green Turmaline, Malachite,
Aventurine, Emereld, Peridot...

Solar Plexus
Colour: Yellow
Essence: Joy, Abundance, Strength, Positivity
Crystals: Citrine, Pyrite, Tigers Eye, Amber, Jade...

Sacral
Colour: Orange
Essence: Creativity, Energy, Sensuality, Instinct
Crystals: Carnelian, Tangarine Quartz, Sunstone, Fire Agate, Moonstone...

Root
Colour: Red
Essence: Protection, Vitality, Grounding
Crystals: Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby, Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline,
Onyx, Petrified Wood, Obsidian, Jet, Bloodstone, Apache tear, Serpentine,
Desert Rose, Agate, Tourmalinated Quartz... 


S Y M B O L S


108
mantra, intention
balance between forces
light + dark
matter + spirit
male + female
sun + moon
the sun is 108 times its width from the earth
the moon is 108 times its width from the earth
the abundance number, the golden ratio
use the force for love

ahimsa

reminds one of compassion
all living beings have the spark of the divine spiritual energy

arrowheads

worn since ancient times to inspire fierce courage

butterfly
transformation
the beauty way

circle
unity, wholeness, medicine wheel, wheel of life

diamond shape
balance between male / form / linear + female / spirit / mystery

eye of horus | all-seeing-eye

connecting with the falcon god and Isis for protection, electric intuition, + good health

feathers

worn to symbolize or evoke communication with spirit + celestial wisdom

to encourage a higher perspective, a lightness of spirit
three feathers represent the three archetypes of wisdom
womanhood: maiden, mother, + crone
manhood: son, father + grandfather
flower of life
"the geometrical design leading us into and out of physical existence"

keys

worn as a symbol of life + knowledge

three keys unlock doors to love, abundance + good health

merkaba
mer is light
ka is spirit
ba is body
this star is known as a chariot
connecting us to higher realms
mer ka ba
the three pyramids of giza

moon
female / formless / emotions
28 day cycle
new, waxing, full, waning

paisley
represents a pine cone design,
the golden ration, the fibonacci sequence
also referring to the pineal gland or third eye
fertility, sovereignty, nobility
organic intelligence

sun
male / structure / expression
4 season cycle

triangle
of the divine
trinity / trilogy
maiden / mother / crone
son / father / grandfather
the third eye
triangle pointing up male / form / linear / fire
triangle pointing down female / spirit / mystery / water
balanced change / trikaya: essence, enjoyment & transformation
used for protection in ancient egypt 
used in visual alchemy through geometric designs / yantras
Earth & Shore