HeartWearbyTracey is my life’s calling.  Each piece of jewelry I make reminds me that there is no amount of adversity or challenge you cannot overcome.  As I make each piece I am gently guided by creator and reminded of what a blessing this journey is.

In every piece, there is healing.  In every bracelet, necklace, and earring there is a beautiful reminder that every experience creates the path for us to experience and share healing and joy.

My journey has been filled with a variety of adventures.  As a child I grew up in a dysfunctional home filled with mental and sometimes physical abuse.  At the age of five I remember thinking “I don’t want to hear this” as all I wanted to do was escape the turmoil of everyday living. Years later I would be diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor that took most of my hearing rather than my life.

In my teens I was very active in Civil Air Patrol. Because of this affiliation I was fortunate to experience the world at a very young age.

One summer I would be immersed in officer training school at Maxwell Air Force Station in Alabama, the next I was floating in Key Biscayne with F-16 pilots at Homestead AFB participating in water survival training.  The best summer adventure though was being a student ambassador to Austria for the U.S. government.  That trip came along with glider flying in the Austrian Alps and beer garden parties in the summer sun. The most serendipitous thing about this adventure was that just before my Europe trip, I was sent to glider school to become a glider pilot.   It was a great summer.

Then all of this came to a screeching halt with the diagnoses of an astrocytoma or in regular language a brain tumor.  It was in this moment my entire life shifted and it took years to get back on track, any track.  What I eventually came to understand is that this adventure left me with a yearning to connect.

This yearning led me to study things like alternative medicine. I then became a shamanic practitioner and REIKI master. I studied energy medicine and all it had to offer.  I then took all this education and incorporated it into a healing and spiritual magazine called Conscious Shift Magazine. The next step was to publish books and for the past 12 years I have been doing both. What does this have to do with jewelry you ask?

Along the way I collected beads and artifacts.  I didn’t know why I just did.  I was drawn to bead shops and jewelry accessories. During my travels I collected a wide variety of vintage and unique pieces.

In my twenties I discovered a local bead shop and spent many a week’s paychecks there. Beads and the jewelry making process spoke to my soul.  I learned as much as I could about technique and design concepts.  I spent weekends at vintage trunk shows looking for the strand of beads that was calling me from a far.

After many years of collecting, publishing, and studying alternative healing. I’m doing what speaks to my heart. I am making jewelry infused with healing energy, as channeled information on what and how to create comes through.

Each piece of Heart Wear is part of my 20+ years of collecting vintage, energetically aligned semiprecious stones and handmade focal pieces.  I make each piece as I am directed by aligning with creator and then getting out of the way. Once complete each piece of HeartWear is placed in an Amethyst Cave for two days and then moved to Selenite to marinate for another day.

This allows each piece of HeartWear to align with the divine energy of both Amethyst and Selenite

The properties of Amethyst: Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. Amethyst acts as a barrier against lower energies, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments by providing a resonant spiritual light.

The properties of Selenite: Selenite is an angelic stone that provides protection and brings love and abundance. This ancient crystal, it is one of the most powerful crystals used for the new vibration on earth. It is attuned to the greater good of all beings.

You will find many styles and designs on the HeartWear site.  Please know that each piece of wearable art is unique and filled with the intention of joy, love, and connection.