New Orleans’ Anthropologie One Year Anniversary

Last Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to the New Orleans Anthropologie to partake in their one year anniversary festivities. There were a number of events taking place but I settled on a  jewelry making class with Cynthia Sheridan, a Houston based designer.  Along with her sister Lorena Rodriguez,  Sheridan creates pieces that “transmit soul and spirit to the metals and minerals” under their De Petra jewelry line. It was a real treat being taught how to make one of the sister’s signature pieces, a necklace pouch filled with protective talismans. The sisters were excellent teachers and I can’t wait to try my hand at making more.  Pick up your own special DePetra bijoux online at Anthro.

Needle, thread, and felt, the essentials

Beautiful leather version of what we made

Sewing our pouch

Lots of pretty thread to choose from

The finished product, complete with feathers and beads

Makeshift apothecary

Quartz, amethyst (my birthstone), and essential oils and herbs to protect and ward off evil

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