About the Moon's Cache and Artist Tonya Patten
Jewelry Artist, Tonya Patten had always expressed her artistic ability by making jewelry for friends and family while raising her six children in Maine. She had always been interested in working with gems and crystals and researched extensively the healing properties of the stones. After a major life change, Tonya decided to pursue her artistic passion and opened her business The Moon's Cache in 2013.
The reception from the public was immediately positive and her sales exploded. Each piece of jewelry that Tonya creates incorporates healing energy with handpicked crystals and gemstones. People contact her directly to have Tonya make custom pieces to suit their needs.
Some may believe in the power of stones and some may not, but Tonya works with a medium where she feels that she not only creates a piece of art but also helps balance the energy of the wearer.
"I have known all along that I am just not creating jewelry that is pleasing to look at. It was easier to proceed under that pretense and assume that my pieces would sell themselves. Now that my purpose is materializing I feel the need to share more. Over the span of the last eight years I have grown spiritually due to a series of events that have led me to where I am at at this time.
My jewelry is all divinely guided which means that I receive intuitive messages regarding what to create. I also work with the energy of the moon getting the most power from the full moon phase. During this time I do a lot of actual creating, but I usually receive more info than I can physically process. I keep a sketch book and a notebook handy. I am also certified in second degree Reiki and this energy is infused into my work as well.
It is my belief that every piece I create is meant for a specific person. It is very fulfilling to feel that connection when it occurs. It is a palpable zap much like a small electric shock that I can feel. I also receive specific messages on what to create for someone when a custom piece is discussed. Sometimes pieces come just from a conversation before a person realizes that they need to wear something I create just for them." ...Tonya
All of the stones and precious metals that Tonya uses in her creations are full of energy. The energy of the universe. These are some of the stones and gems that she uses in her creations: Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Aventurine, Azurite, Black Obsidian, Calcite, Carnelian, Charoite, Chrysophase, Citrine, Fluorite, Garnet, Iolite, Hematite, Jasper, Kyanite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Lava Stone, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone, Peridot, Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodocrosite, Ruby in Zoisite, Ruby in Fuschite, Sodalite, Snowflake Obsidian, Sunstone, Tiger Eye, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Unakite.
The Power of Gemstones
Gemstones radiate pure patterns. Gemstones resonate with unmatched consistency. Gemstones sing their incredible songs of structure, balance, wavelength and frequency and can bring us back into harmony. Raw energy establishes patterns on an initial primal scale when it takes the form of subatomic particles. These particles combine and cooperate to produce atoms, molecules and minerals. Mother Nature ushers forth all that is possible in the natural world, building up its complexity from the mineral kingdom to the plant kingdom and on to the animal kingdom. As human beings, our bodies are an incredible and complex masterpiece of nature’s organization and balance. To read the article in it's entirety, click here.