Craig was interviewed by Voyage Michigan. Please follow this link to read the full article.
"Smokey Citrine came about in 2019 when my partner Citrine LaCroix and I discovered that we both share a love and appreciation for gemstones, crystals, minerals, and stylish goods. We also love the mining and gem trading experience. We take annual trips to different mines around the U.S. to source gems. There’s something very relaxing and therapeutic about getting dirty and searching for crystals in piles of rocks and mud. We also love to buy gemstones directly from miners and ethical gem traders from all over the world."
"Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
There are always shifts and changes when it comes to art and fashion. As time goes on, I see exclusive and limited-edition art becoming less of an elite thing and more normalized throughout all levels of society. In the past, only certain people bought and appreciated art and collected rare creations. Now it appears that more people are exploring their creative side. In the future people are going to want more handmade things that are unique and related to them in some way. People will prefer buying high-quality custom goods directly from the creator vs factory-made mass-produced products that were designed to be thrown away after a few uses. Unique wall art, jewelry, and décor will be just as important as a sofa and television set and people will venture to local markets and small shops to find these goods. "
Since childhood I've felt a deep and unspoken connection with our mother earth. I'd spend day after day exploring her endless creations with every sense. As I get older the less time I spend actually surrounded by her offerings and bounty. I am connecting with her in another way though - through gardening. It just feels right. I've never really been able to keep plants alive until now. The journey is bringing me back to life from the stale shell I felt I was becoming in this digital age. On occasions I've helped my grandmother, mother and aunt upkeep their gardens in the spring and through the summer. One year in Kalamazoo we grew the most gigantic mammoth sunflowers and I played in their presence day after day. Photographing their center, chasing bees, and measuring my height up to theirs. We also had a vivacious moon flower vine. These flowers taught me about night shades and the ability to grow / bloom at night! These are all memories that give me strength and remind me of the natural abilities I have as a human woman. Here is a look at the progress of my small indoor garden. I will be moving the bell pepper sprouts outside today in honor of Mother's Day! Be blessed. All that you need is abundant.
We are so excited to announce you can shop Smokey Citrine gemstones and hand made jewelry at Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall in Livonia off Plymouth Road. We are located in the front window, to the right when you walk in, at 12 First Street. Dealer #4690 - You can't miss our brightly lit glass case. You will need as associate to open the glass case. We offer our hand made, solid brass and copper jewelry with gemstone beads and crystals as well as select crystals for your collection, mined in the USA!
We have this display until July and depending how our sales go we'll extend our time here. So show some love to Smokey Citrine if you'd like us to stay - show our case some love! We absolutely love what we do and hope you feel that in every design. We also believe that gemstones enhance our life energy and our human lives. We use crystals to decorate our spaces or carry in our pockets through out the day. Please contact us about jewelry repair, custom works, and any other general questions about gemstones, crystals & jewelry. We love to chat!
35323 PLYMOUTH RD
LIVONIA, MI 48150
OPEN 7 DAYS
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