I Dare You – Creative Courage Challenge

I Dare You - Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge Jan 1, 2015

‘The world has the habit of making room for the one whose words and actions show that they know where they are going‘ – Napoleon Hill

Well, here it is….the first week of the New Year, and the week we begin building our courage, as Artists as Creatives and as Individuals.  This will be a fun train, a challenging, interesting, bi-polar ride! We will have differing tasks to complete from simple to difficult, and we will have a full week to accomplish each goal…only once if we feel that’s all that’s necessary or multiple times if we dare to dream!

My own experience has shown me that we can read as many books and blogs, listen to people speak at conferences, hire life coaches, and banter with friends…but unless we actually DO something, we will not grow, we will not learn and we will not accomplish our goals.

SO to that end, I’ve created an outline of mini Acts of Courage (Or Creative Courage Builders) that we can accomplish one week at a time that will help us work, develop and grow our courage … in small baby steps.  Things that are challenging of course, but not so intimidating that we won’t do them – hopefully.  The main point is to DO the tasks, not to simply read them, but to DO them….it is our actions that make what we do possible.  Reading, saying it sounds good and you are going to do it – it way different than actually taking the time to accomplish, and flex our courage goals.

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge  I Dare YouI must admit that I am the perfect example of, hmmm…lets just say it out loud shall we…LAZY….if a thing appears too difficult from the star or requires too much effort initially, I may lose interest half way through or not even attempt it.  My goal here is to start slowly, to work our courage muscles a little bit at a time so by the middle or end of the year we will look at a more difficult challenge and say “Really? Come on that’s so easy!”   There will be funny silly challenges sprinkled all over the place,  so please don’t give up and don’t give in to the lazy naysayer of your ego!  This is for everyone! I am especially gearing towards Creatives and Artists, because we often have trouble with courage outside of our art, but I can guarantee that all of these tasks and accomplishments are for everyone, everywhere!

Its so common place to second guess ourselves when we are trying to do something totally new and generally beyond our comfort zone. Its natural. Yet once we are used to our creative process, and build our courage…just as with any experience, it becomes more familiar – we begin to notice certain milestones and recognize what is happening at various stages of living our dream and exploring our passions! With familiarity of course comes comfort…and our comfort zone is autonomously and actively enlarged!

It takes great courage to commit to our projects, our dreams, to explore our passions, our art – our creative process – don’t give up just yet. In fact, the fear that you are experiencing is actually a good sign. When we begin our creative process on any level, or when we commit to a project – often after the initial excitement, folks sometimes begin to experience  fear (even paralyzing fear) that can stop us in our tracks, and it makes us question whether this is something we want after all.  I urge you if you feel this fear at any point in this project, that you push through it, experience the fear….”Feel the fear and do it anyway” as one of my favorite business books from the 90′s quoted constantly!!

This is a convo from a movie that you may or may not have seen called “Three Kings”….the scene is a quick one between Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) and a younger solider Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze)  there is a plan of attack, that has some of the team has doubts about….

Archie: You’re scared right?

Conrad: Maybe

Archie: The way it work is, you do the thing you’re scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it.

Conrad: That’s a dumbass way to work. It should be the other way around!

Archie: I know.  …. That’s the way it works.

It’s a scene in the movie that goes so quickly if you weren’t looking for it, you might miss it, but also pivotal in the action of the movie. A soldier was motivated to go beyond himself when he was impossibly frightened, worried, scared, concerned,and doubtful about what was about to happen and the outcome of those actions.  The dialog though was particularly spot on.  One never ‘gets’ the courage to jump off the high dive, they climb the ladder scared inside regardless of what they show on the outside.  We only gain courage AFTER we accomplish the act. The more often we practice what we fear, the more courageous we become – which is why I suggest doing the tasks more than once. It gets easier and easier as our courage builds and grows…..THAT is exactly what we are going to do this year!! By the end of 2015, you’ll look at your unfinished business plan, your website, the world… and say “What was I so scared about!”

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge  I Dare YouAll of the mini things that we blow off on a regular basis, thinking they are no big deal… well, we are going to accomplish, conquer, and take advantage of all those things this year.  We are going to use that rush of adrenalin that fear brings about as FUEL to accomplish what we want!!  We are going to slowly build what needs building, so that we can improve ourselves, our craft, our business sense, all of it! By the end of this year you will not even recognize your artist courage, it will simply be part of who you are!!

For those who generally need the quick fix, who don’t want to wait a full year to build your courage muscle….trust me when I tell you that it will NOT take a full year to feel it…I’ve just planned a full year of tasks…you will begin to feel the effects fairly quickly, depending on how strong your courage muscle is now and how often you are willing to complete the tasks – so stay with us – it’s entirely in your hands how hard you work! By the end of the year, I’m hoping you will be able to accomplish that “BIG” task you have always thought was too big…but really isn’t!

Those of you that think it may be too much…please don’t worry, I’m here with you!  I’m not a life coach that has accomplished every success I’ve ever planned and telling you how to do it from experience…we are doing this together! This is a life experiment that I fully believe and am invested in.  I have done some work with these steps, and KNOW it is the right way to work with most Artists and Creatives.  I’ll be working with you and accomplishing these goals the same time you are….I’ll be scared and worried and intimidated the same time you are – or maybe at different times.  My point is that I’m not just writing this…I’m WORKING this! We are working this together!!  So let’s do it!!  We’ll keep each other going!!

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge  I Dare YouRemember that even the most confident of people always feel an element of fear when they step outside their comfort zone. Always!  Try to think of anyone that you can imagine that is successful, anyone from the POTUS to your current next door neighbor who has a beautiful garden…that person has felt fear, but they faced it and gave it a go anyhow! Use your fear to build your confidence!  We are all a little (or a lot) afraid of roller coasters…that’s what makes them sooo exciting!! But we get our ticket, and we wait in line and we get on the ride….despite the fear…because the pay off is about 30 seconds of extreme fun we can not get elsewhere!  Well, I urge you to get your ticket and get in line, because you may feel fear here, but the pay off I promise will be waaaay more than 30 seconds!!!!  Ha!!! Let’s get to our first challenge!!!!!

By the by….as you read the post through the next few weeks or months, I beg of you not to give in when you feel as if  …”I can do that already, I don’t need to accomplish the challenge” or “that’s too hard, I’m not doing it”…

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy!”  ~Dale Carnegie

And if you feel as if you don’t have time to work the weekly challenge, as if the opportunity will not arise, because you are not leaving the house, studio or whatever or you’ll be on vacation, whatever….when you don’t feel as if you need to actually DO the challenge, (don’t forget I am a Creative too…and I know how you think!) when you think that you don’t need to actually DO it, that just reading about it will be fine, and  if a situation comes about that’s great, but just READING about it will help you to understand the meaning of it…I implore you, I beg you, I am on my hands and knees telling you….you need to actually DO the challenges, regardless of how silly or difficult they appear on the web! : ) You need to actually make the effortdo the task, accomplish the bullet point.  Please don’t just “know” you can without making the effort…you will only lose the lesson, and that doesn’t help anyone!

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

I’ve also decided to give you a list of the challenge items or blog titles for the bulk of the year…I believe that I’ve already bloggidy blogged longer than I wanted too.  Too much information is not always better….as all artists know… “Part of art is knowing when to stop”….so I will stop, give you your challenge and I will see you next week!

Our first task is going to be to take 20 mins for ourselves as creative people and artists, to gain some perspective in the minds of other creative people. I would like you to please watch/listen to this inspiring video, in which  Elizabeth Gilbert, who is the best selling author of Eat Pray Love.  She shares her thoughts and insight on the creative process and has an incredibly interesting and amusing thought process.  The challenge is to actually LISTEN to it, WATCH it, listen.  Don’t have it on in the background while you are cooking or working on paperwork.  Actually take 20 minutes (which isn’t very long) and allow an incredibly creative person to join you on your journey.  I believe the part that got to me and made me giggle the most is when she talks about how creative people across all genres have a reputation for enormously mentally unstable!   Well, duh! LOL

”Observe the wonders as they occur around you.  Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”— Khalil Gibran

Truly, take the time and ENJOY the next 20 mins….and let me know if you’ve ever “brushed up against that thing”!

JeaneMargherite Meria McMahon Schintgen (yep, that’s my name, don’t wear it out!)


Weights & Measures – Creative Courage Challenge

Weights & Measures a list of all our Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenges to come!

Hello Everyone! I have been working on the blog, and have been a bit worried about the first blog of the year…quite a bit of intimidation there, making sure it’s right…it’s one of my ‘challenges’ right now.  I’m not quite finished tweeking it, but didn’t want to leave you all in the lurch…and I also knew that most of you would be interested in what I might have planned for the rest of the year.  So I decided to make a preliminary list of all the blogs I have planned! I’m very excited!! This is not in any type of order, just a list of what’s happening! These are the “weights” we will be using to build our muscles! The “measures” as to how we will gauge our process! I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks and hope you are looking forward to this project as much as I am!!!

So, here’s a little taste of what I’ve got planned!

  • The Sound of Music
  • Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge Weights and MeasuresGreen With Envy
  • Character Witness
  • And The Winner Is…
  • Googley Map
  • It’s A Small World Afterall
  • Playdate Personified
  • Money for Nothing
  • Staycation Test
  • Pink Cadillac
  • I Wanna Thank You
  • Bachelor#3?
  • Joy To The World
  • The Eyes Have It
  • Solitary
  • Somebody’s Hero
  • Not Guilty!
  • Front & Center
  • SAY
  • Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge Weights and MeasuresR U Kidding Me?!
  • Curious George
  • Walking Tall
  • Patience…A Virtue?
  • Two Steps Back
  • Blogedy Blog Blog
  • Take This Job And…
  • Split Personality
  • Easy A
  • The Morning After
  • You Ate What?!
  • Bad To The Bone
  • Buttcrack of Dawn
  • Dis A Pointer
  • UnderPerfect
  • No Way Jose!
  • Judge Judy
  • Just Breathe
  • Socialcicity
  • My Genius Costume
  • Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge Weights and MeasuresA Word From Our Sponsor
  • I Urge You
  • Unblockentitice
  • Swing Shift
  • Excuuuuussse Meeee!
  • Time to Make the Copies
  • Potential for Brilliance
  • Semi-Nar
  • A Good Bra
  • Vampires & Werewolves
  • You’re Speaking My Language
  • Love It or Leave It
  • Vampairitious
  • Speaking My Language
  • Love It or Leave It
  • Big Fat Juicy
  • Pick A Card

Cheers and Welcome to the Ride!!  Let’s get on it then shall we?  I mean…..Wwwwheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

JeaneMargherite Meria McMahon Schintgen (yep, that’s my name, don’t wear it out!)

Calling You Out

Okay…..Who Built Some Courage This Month?!!   Did you….

  1. Paint your nails green
  2. Do something tourist-y in your own town
  3. Give some money away
  4. Admit when you are wrong
  5. Smile at the driver in the car next to you
  6. Invite friends over
  7. Ask someone out on a date

I actually did in fact pain my nails green..it was totally gross, even though evidently that it is the new “it” color for nail polish, there really are a million shades of green!  I did some sightseeing in my own town and bought a souvenir magnet for my fridge. I gave some money to a friend in need, I admitted I was wrong (TWICE!), the goofy smile thing wasn’t really a challenge for me, but I did it anyway! It always makes me giggle     I had friends over, I asked my hubby out on a date..we had a ton of fun!!

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge  7 Things Follow UpSo I stretched and built up my “courage muscle” slowly and gently over the last few months…I did a few more than the seven listed, and I’ll add them to the list for next year so we can all experience them…and I AM ready to start the new year with a different challenge each week, and hope you will travel this journey with me.

I am vacillating about just how to go about it….most of me wishes I already had the list put together, and the posts outlined so that I could be completely prepared at the beginning of each week. But the point of this entire exercise is to build our courage by stepping out of the box some of the time..so I wonder if I shouldn’t just try to come up with a new task each week and post it….but I’m pretty sure, being the consummate planner that I am, attempting to simply wing it one week at a time would metaphorically pull my courage hamstring! LOL  So, I think what I will do is try to either come up with guideline for the whole list, or just do a month (maybe two) and have those outlines ready…we’ll see how it goes!! A little fear never hurt anyone right?!

As Artist’s and Creatives it’s almost as if we are chock full of courage – but only some of the time. We put ourselves out there in our work, we expose our inner beings by taking the vision in our soul and expressing it to the world….and I believe that the courage it takes to do that actually costs us courage in other areas. As if we must become so brave to bare our souls that when it comes time to talk to the customer, start to write a business plan, call for details on a show or discuss consignment details with a shop owner, often times we shrink. We lose our courage because we had to use most of it up just to put our work out there, after that there doesn’t seem to be any left for ourselves to do the other half of our work.

We can read all the books (or blogs) we choose to help improve our writing skills or how to talk to people more astutely, but in truth unless we get out there and actually DO IT we aren’t truly learning anything.  Then later we wonder why things haven’t improved, we beat ourselves up for ‘still’ not knowing how to do it…I would personally like to stop doing that.

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge  7 Things Follow UpThat is what this coming year is going to be about.  Baby steps of courage strength building. We will do big things and little things, fun things and difficult things, obvious and not so obvious things…all tasks that will help us to build our courage. We will do it together and learn from each other.  I promise to do everything on the list, I made that promise to myself when I came up with the idea for this a few months ago, but I am now promising it out loud to everyone else.  Because truly…life does shrink or expand according to one’s courage, and I’d really like for my life to expand!

Again…Often people believe that courage is a leap, that the only way to show your courage is by doing something BIG that we are afraid of…doing something dangerous like sky-diving, something we deeply fear such as speaking in public, or something that may cause us physical pain. And in denying ourselves from accomplishing those things, we forgive ourselves by saying we are just not courageous.  But that simply isn’t true.  Courage can be built in baby steps, instead of leaps and bounds. Our courage muscle can be built with a few reps a day, or working on one continuous set one thing once one week at a time.   We will tackle one task at a time…sometimes they will be fun, and fairly easy steps, and sometimes they might take a few days; which is why we are going to do them one week at a time! We will have an entire week to meet the challenge, and work our courage muscles!

I’m all together excited, intrigued and scared all at once!!  I best get going on my list of things for at minimum the month of January!!  Woo!! I’m ready!!


JeaneMargherite Meria McMahon Schintgen (yep, that’s my name, don’t wear it out!)

7 Things to Build Your Creative Courage

Seven Things- Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge

Christine Kane is an inspiration to me. She has an unbelievably striking personality that shines through a voice that simply soothes the soul. She inspires me daily. Today her inspiration drove me to write, even though my creativity lies in jewelry, because that’s just what she can do. I worked out of my comfort zone, and was inspired to write this week’s blog about one of her thought provoking ideas, with my own twist…and I am hoping you’ll make the journey with me!

As an artist, and creative person, I have had many moments of courage “testing”, what follows was in the very beginnings of my creative jewelry venture….

  • When I sent my first gift of jewelry to a friend, and hoped it didn’t look like it was made in my basement-she loved it! Built my courage.
  • When I sent my first “Pick Box” to a shop owner for her perusal-she bought the whole box! Built my courage.
  • The first real art show I participated in-I sold more than half my inventory! Built my courage.
  • Not completely falling apart after the 2nd show I did – and sold nothing. Built my courage.
  • Now thank goodness those situations built my courage up…a little bit at a time, because I definitely needed it!
  • Used my courage when signing up for the 3rd show – I sold nothing again.
  • Used my courage Signing up for the 4th show – I sold nothing again.
  • Used my courage Signing up for the 5th show – I sold enough to keep me going

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge - 7 Things to do in 2014 To Build Your CourageA funny thing happened, after I built my courage in the beginning, because it was a two step process. It took courage to take those few steps, I didn’t feel like I possessed it at all, I just did it and waited to see what would happen. It would appear that the posit ve outcome is what built my courage, but in fact that simply reinforced it. The act of doing the uncomfortable, the unknown, feeling the fear and doing it anyway…THAT is what built the courage. The reinforcement kept me building it; which is good because I defiantly needed it with the next few steps!! It was difficult to sign up for those shows after not telling anything at all, I was beginning to think that the first steps were just flukes. But my courage was still flexed, so I was able to go on! By the time I signed up for my next show….

  • Signing up for the 6th show – sold enough to keep me happy!

But I no longer needed the courage to sign up for the show, because it had become a “habit” it had become easier because I realized that I could succeed or I could fail, but either way, it was EASY to sign up!! I learned from doing, I lost fear from facing it, I grew strong from allowing my weakness not to get a hold of me.

These are all tiny steps in courage, and each had its own reward; although it may not seem so obvious. Yes it was frightening to send a gift to a friend, and it was very rewarding to have her love it…she still wears it, 18 years later! Signing up for the shows after I sold nothing, was extremely difficult, having not sold anything…but my courage kept me going…and it eventually paid off. That was over 8 years ago, and yet I still have moments that require a great deal of courage.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  –Winston Churchill

We all experience different moments in which we will need our courage to carry us through. A great deal of the time, what we feel is a lack of courage (or fear) hindering us from moving forward. We do not have the courage to talk to a potential customer because they might say no, we do not have the courage to invest in the materials and tools we want, because we might ‘do it wrong’, we do not have the courage to pay the money for the class, because the class or workshop may not be a good investment in our skills. We do not have the courage to put our work out there, because someone else might be better, or god forbid, someone won’t like our work! Because for creatives, if people don’t like our work, then they don’t like US…and everyone wants to be liked. But we DO have the courage, our courage muscle is simply weak, it needs to be strengthened…and I have a plan to get us there!

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge - 7 Things to do in 2014 To Build Your Courage

“Excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle

So, the thought is that “we need to learn to be more courageous”, easy to say, and just as easy to do! As we practice using our courage and facing uncomfortable fears, we will become more courageous each day! So once we become comfortable using our courage, the more courageous we will become; because as Christine Kane says:

“Courage is a muscle. Just as you wouldn’t go into the gym for the first time and lift a 100-pound dumbbell – you don’t have to begin building courage by running for President.”

Often people believe that courage is a leap, that the only way to show your courage is by doing something BIG that you are afraid of…doing something dangerous like sky-diving, something we deeply fear such as speaking in public, or something that may cause us physical pain. And in denying ourselves from accomplishing those things, we forgive ourselves by saying we are just not courageous. But that simply isn’t true. Courage can be built in baby steps, instead of leaps and bounds. Our courage muscle can be built with a few reps a day, or working on one continuous set one thing once one week at a time.

So this is what I propose! We will work through some of our courage building together! We will tackle one thing at a time…sometimes they will be fun, and fairly easy steps, and sometimes they might take a few days; which is why we are going to do them one week at a time! You will have an entire week to meet the challenge, and work your courage muscle!

Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge - 7 Things to do in 2014 To Build Your CourageChristine Kane is an incredible motivator and inspirational coach, and her list of 52 Things To Build Your Courage includes some things we may want to just do to get our juices flowing before the end of the year. A few things we can do from now until the New Year to get us ready for January, when no one really wants to do anything!!!

What Ms. Kane says about courage and why it’s important to build it up is: “Because there’s a deeper level of courage. It makes you strong. It makes you fall in love with yourself. It makes you fall in love with your life. At its core, courage is about strengthening your relationship with yourself.”

Now here are some of the items from her list – “to build your courage. Some of them seem completely foolish. But they’re not. They’re just uncomfortable. And that’s the whole point! Success in life is directly related to how uncomfortable you’re willing get. Now, get uncomfortable and go be courageous!” Look them over, and just try them out…work a couple of them during the next few months…do them over and over until you are so comfortable doing them all, it doesn’t even feel like a challenge anymore!!

  1. Paint your nails green (guys get extra points)
  2. Do something tourist-y in your own town
  3. Give money away (charity, homeless, a friend in need)
  4. Admit when you are wrong
  5. Put on a goofy smile and look at other drivers when you stop at lights
  6. If you never host parties or dinners – invite friends over for dinner 
  7. Ask someone out on a date (even if it’s your current partner)

That is 7 things, and seven is not just a lucky number but in numerology it is “spirituality, a vertical connection between the material world and the spiritual world, higher reasons behind every action, spiritual transformation that leads to material transformation.” So how about THAT!! Let’s begin by doing the seven things above at any time between now and the end of the year, then in the beginning of the year we are going to start to step out of our comfort zones and build up our courage muscle!
And in true Braveheart fashion…I ask ye now….Who of you is with me?!! AAAAaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

JeaneMargherite Meria McMahon Schintgen (yep, that’s my name, don’t wear it out!)

Christine Kane is the Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World. She helps women uplevel their lives, their businesses and their success. Her weekly LiveCreative eZine goes out to over 20,000 subscribers. If you are ready to take your life and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription athttp://christinekane.com.

Love Me Tender Package

Love Me Tender - Shimmerlings Creative Courage Challenge

I’ve been trying to put together a gift package….I’m not sure what to call it, and I’m not sure people will necessarily be interested.  I know that I have had a few requests for it, and I wanted to give it a shot!

Shimmerlings Gift Ideas, Love Me Tender, Forget Me Not, a Year of LoveI would like to create a “program” to help people to remember giving gifts throughout the year without having to hurry at the last moment because life has once again gotten in the way.

I thought perhaps a series of six gifts throughout the year… Birthday, Valentines Day, Christmas/Holiday, Sweetest Day, Anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other significant date.  Someone places an order, we keep track of the dates, and we send out gifts in plenty of time to arrive for the special occasion!  Different packages would be offered, perhaps all earrings, or all bracelets, all necklaces, a mix of each….a few “levels” of offers: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3….yes I need to think of names for those!

Shimmerlings Gift Ideas, Love Me Tender, Forget Me Not, a Year of LoveThere might be different styles offered, say a “Classic” Selection, or a “Boho” Selection or perhaps an “Teen” Selection….lots of variables to take into account I suppose, but I have heard from so many people how they have forgotten quite by accident. There are folks that call and run to the studio for a quick gift, I wrap it up for them and they are ready to go…so I thought what if they could remember a whole year of special dates with one order being placed?

Is that too much trust to ask of a customer? Trusting that we will in fact send out the gifts? Should the gift be paid all up front, or the payment only charged as each gift is sent?  There could be a nice cost break for ordering the package…but then do I charge shipping?  I’ve got a lot of questions, I am going to work it out, but any suggestions or idea would be greatly appreciated.  Anything you might think of that you would personally like that type of service to include….oh, completely forgot about gift notes! There’s that too!!

Shimmerlings Gift Ideas, Love Me Tender, Forget Me Not, a Year of LoveWhat would I call this service? I have had suggestions: Love Me Tender, Forget Me Not, Love Me Long Time (although I am not certain that is the message I would like to send! LOL) A Year of Love, The Gifter….yes, they get worse after that!  So again, open to any suggestions, ideas, thoughts or solutions.  This is a program that I would like to institute as soon as possible!! We shall see how it goes.


JeaneMargherite Meria McMahon Schintgen (yep, that’s my name, don’t wear it out!)

Talisman Jewelry

The word “Talisman,” is said to be derived from the Greek “teleo,” meaning primarily, to accomplish, or bring into effect. A Talisman is often an object marked with signs and symbols that is believed to the bearer to have certain powers.

Talismans, Charms, Amulets and most other sacred jewelry items all fall under the heading of “Talisman Jewelry” as a whole. There are a wide variety and reasons as to what makes a piece of jewelry a Talisman for someone. It may be that it is their Zodiac Sign, or an earthly element that calls to them, perhaps is something that has a sacred meaning, or simply an object one holds dear?  All of the items below good examples of Talisman Jewelry. Shimmerlings has many items that people consider their own personal Talisman, but we do not currently create specific symbols to imbue as a Talisman object. We believe that your treasure will find you; and when it does it then becomes your talisman.

Below is simply a chart on different types of talisman jewelry, it is by not means all inclusive, simply an illustration of how many different types of talismans there are.

With different aspects of one’s life being important, or perhaps simply an indelible event, a talisman is created when the bearer makes it so.  One may purchase a token, totem or talisman that appeals to them, but it is in the wearing, bearing, carrying that makes it a true talisman. It will resonate, vibrate and become imbued with importance … perhaps even without perception.

What is your talisman?