Vendor Info: Barbara MacDougall

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Bringing: Finished jewellery, Turquoise beads, African trade beads, Chevrons (old & new), Collectible, vintage, fetish/animal beads & pendants, Skull beads, Roman glass, Amber, Chakraluscious crystal & semi-precious beads (200+)

CHAKRALUSCIOUS

beads+bracelets

by

Barbara MacDougall

FINE TURQUOISE

I have a many-decades-long mixed-bag background in commercial, computer and print production, geological drafting and field work, journalism and fine art. Twelve years ago I turned a long-standing interest in sculpture — and rocks — into wearable kinetic art, and I’m now into my 10th year selling custom and one-of-a-kind jewellery at the year-round Woodstock Farmers Market in southern Ontario, as well as at shows in Toronto and Guelph. Over this time my interests have evolved to include: dealing in genuine turquoise and rare semi-precious stones; studying the history and legends surrounding fetishes, skulls, and artifacts; silver, gold and copper wire-weaving, and hammering; and now studying crystal properties. I also teach jewellery-making.

At markets and shows I offer semi-precious and sterling silver, pewter, copper, and plated metal skull, dragon, fetish/animal pendants (in other words, anything weird, rare or unusual), earrings and bracelets, as well as a growing selection of crystals, tumbled stones and fossils for all ages and interests. Pendants are strung on adjustable leather cord, bracelets are made with easy-to-wear, high-quality stretch silicon, and earrings are all made with sterling silver earwires.

I also do custom work, restringing, upgrading, and repairs. It’s always great to do a repair and see someone happily wearing their favourite piece of jewellery again. After resizing or repairing inherited pieces, my customers can comfortably wear treasured family keepsakes often for the first time.

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Chakraluscious is my new line of crystal healing bracelets that are completely customisable, stackable, roll-on and clasp-free. I scour gem and mineral shows and the Internet to discover rare and hard-to-find beads such as selenite and Brazilian emerald to fine-tune these bracelets. I currently have over 200 different crystal beads and a selection of coloured lava diffuser/aromatherapy beads to choose from, with more beads added every month.