satorious-designs

Years ago, I met a New Brighton guy named John. Nice enough guy. We hit it off, became friends. Fast forward a few years, John gets married to an awesome lady named AmyRenee (AR to her friends), and my love of all things copper jewelry begins. She owns Satorious Designs and the jewelry is gorgeous!

What Does Satorious Mean?

What does “satorious” mean?? It is actually from the Japanese Buddhist term ‘Satori’ meaning ‘understanding,’ and stones are what AmyRenee understands. In nature there are stones that hold certain powers – sometimes for healing, sometimes for other purposes. AR designs what you need, when you need it. She helps with the task on hand or to aid you in finding a better path. She generally picks stones that relate to the chakras.

What Are Chakras?

Chakras, if you aren’t familiar, are centers of spiritual power in the body in which all energy flows. There are seven chakras, each with a different energy. Starting at the top of your head and ending at the base of the spine, the seven chakras are: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. These energies play a factor in all aspects of our lives, from financial independence to communication. The one that AR prefers to work with is the Third Eye. This is the chakra that opens up a lot of potential in our lives by expanding our intuition, imagination and decision making abilities.

This Third Eye Chakra is represented by Labradorite, a stone with an opulence flash. It is an amazing swirl-ish look that is something you have probably never seen before! The most common colors are yellow, blue or green, but it is also rarely found in red and purple. The Labradorite is just one of the many stones that is for the Third Eye Chakra and is said to help with all of those Third Eye Chakra energies. AmyRenee has created the amazing Labradorite and copper necklace that is pictured.

Jewelry for Your Essential Oils

In addition to the chakras, she also makes jewelry for your essential oils. She has created such an amazing lava stone necklace with a copper disc base specifically to absorb and diffuse the oils. This necklace is available with lava stones made into four different textures, depending on our taste. No matter which texture you choose, these necklaces can be used with any of the essential oils. You can find this necklace in her Etsy shop here.

(If you aren’t familiar with these oils and what kind of transformation they can have on your life, you need to be. We use lavender oil in a light bulb diffuser to give the house a sense of calm when we need it. With two young kids, we kind of really need the calm switch. This is it.)

If you have questions on the oils, or which one would be right for you, AmyRenee could also help you with that. She sells Doterra and would be happy to point you in the right direction. You can learn all about that aspect of what she does here.

AR’s Etsy Shop

Other Etsy shop items from AR include turquoise carved Buddha copper herringbone wrap earrings and my absolute favorite, the copper wire cocoon wrap bracelet. How she takes copper and wraps it to make it look that amazing, I can’t understand. AR definitely has the gift to make these fabulous pieces. You can check out her full Etsy shop here. New items are added very often, and she does make custom pieces so if you don’t see what you are looking for or need something specific, just ask.

In addition to Etsy, AR makes many show appearances. She has a booth at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival in Pittsburgh toward the end of summer as well as a booth for the last three years (and hopefully more to come!) at Three Rivers Arts Festival in June. Both festivals are a blast, and she has all of her goods out to see up close and personal! There are also a bunch of out-of-state festivals that she attends, even all the way to Maine.

Finally, AmyRenee teaches! If you are interested in metalsmithing or jewelry making, she is your gal. The classes are usually around three hours and such a fun time! Get yourself a group of friends and get AmyRenee to show you how to do what she does! Unfortunately for all of us un-artsy folks though, we will never be as good as she is.

You can find more information on AmyRenee and Satorious Designs on her website, on Facebook, or by emailing her at amyrenee@satoriousdesigns.com. Be sure to tell her that Ana sent you!

Anastasia Beaverhausen is a married, stay-at-home mom of three kids. She was born, raised and still lives in downtown Beaver. Her main goals in life are making sure everyone lives through the week, the house doesn’t end up condemned, and teaching two (so far) small people how to “people” properly. In her free time, Ana enjoys running, knitting and gardening, although free time is a pretty tough thing to come by these days. Follow her on twiter @bcBeaverhausen!