Fall: A time for planting seeds of intention

Welcome to fall, a season of letting go and planting seeds of intention.

When we plant our seeds of intention it is wonderful to work with our stone ally’s to support us in holding the vision and bringing it to life.
Enjoy this video on how to empower your stones with intentions for your journey.

Wishing you a wondeful week,


New Jewels…Introducing the ‘Crystal Clarity’ Collection

All of this recent talk about clarity, change and creating new space with the change of seasons has inspired me…and a New Fall Collection!

Yes, you guessed it…each piece features a Quartz Crystal Point!  They are a beautiful combination of my favorite stones and materials…quartz, moonstone, labradorite, freshwater pearls, and even deerskin leather.  They can be worn as separates or all together.  I am so excited to share these pieces with you…shop here

Have a beautiful week
and with the clarity of Quartz…Shine Brightly!
Crystal Clarity Collection - Journey Jewels

You Are Radiant!

ImageI was amazed by what happened after writing last weeks message about inspiration…oh my, I feel like a whole new world completely opened up…the simplest things became richly inspiring.

I hope you also found yourself surrounded by a week of inspiration…from a full moon, to 4th of July celebrations & fireworks there was so much to enjoy!

As I moved through the week, one thing become incredibly apparent to me:
When we live our truth we shine with absolute Radiance!

Are you ready to step into your radiance?  If you are, there are 2 things I would like to offer you this week…
1.  Live Your Truth bracelets …large freshwater pearls in 5 different colors, they are stunning (picture below)
2.  20 minute complimentary Know Your Truth consultation. (read “You are Radiant” below)

Each of these offerings come from the deepest place in my heart and I sincerely hope you will take me up on them.

You Are Radiant!

This past week I found myself completely inspired by the way women are living their truth!  It’s no secret, I love Lady Gaga & Katy Perry…and this week I spent time watching Oprah interviews of Lady Gaga and catching the new Katy Perry movie in the theater. 

What I saw was 2 young women who powerfully express their inspiration and push societal boundaries and expectations.  For most of us, it is not our journey to push boundaries in that way, but as we come to know ourselves more intimitely, to know the fire burning within our soul, we are called to live and express ourselves in new and powerful ways…and doing so calls us to Live Our Truth

Finding the courage to do so is not easy.  And often we ignore the whispers within or the moments of inspiration beckoning us to step into our greatness.  This is not the time to sit silently on the sidelines of life….It is time for you to step into Your Radiance! 

Are you ready?  Are you ready for a new experience of life?  Are you ready to step into and embrace Your Radiant Self? 

If this sounds like you and you ready to take the next step on your journey, then I would like to offer you a complimentary, 20 minute Know Your Truth consultation.  Schedule today…email lori@journeyjewels.com


Live Your Truth bracelets

Mmmm…I love Freshwater Pearls…They shine so beautifully and are available in so many fantastic colors.  Not to mention the powerful way they guide us in living our truth.  Shop Now



I LOVE to Dance

It’s not secret…I love to dance!  On most days…you can find me dancing around my studio while creating, dreaming, and visioning.  Dancing opens my heart.  It allows me a method of expressing and honoring emotions, fears, and celebrations.  It creates a flow of energy that melds into creative expression….that melds into art…I love it!

Toni Bergins & Lori Andrus at Midwest Yoga ConferenceNearly two years ago I had an opportunity to meet Toni Bergins founder of JourneyDance™…I instantly fell in love with the JourneyDance™ process…I could feel my heart open, expand, and simply release all of the emotion bound in my body.  I found myself diving deep into my subconscious and allowing all that lives there to flow and be expressed.

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you one of Toni’s most recent videos…created by Cleveland Groove.  And I am thrilled to point out that Toni is wearing her Journey Jewels necklace and earrings!  Her necklace, also a prayer mala, “Journey of Infinite Love” is available at http://journeydance.com/store

Enjoy…& Dance in Celebration!

A Little Music makes me Shine….

It has been an incredibly busy time…both in my life and in the Journey Jewels studio.

Lori & Wade MorissetteLast weekend I had an opportunity to meet and enjoy the live music of Wade Morissette.  He was in the Milwaukee area at YogAsylum for the weekend offering an evening of live music and a great yoga class.  His music has been a long time favorite of mine…and one of his songs (So Alive) is actually the background music in a video I collaborated with Cleveland Groove to create about my love for stones, creating jewelry and Journey Jewels… watch the video

I love listening to music while creating…I sing along, dance and get silly in my studio…Wade’s music is often at the top of the list…in particular the song ‘So Alive.’  It reminds me to enjoy every moment and every breath and to allow myself to express the beauty and fullness of being ‘So Alive’ in everything I do.

How will you express the beauty and fullness of your life today?..How will you let your Light Shine?

Much love,
Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

The Greatest Love

Beach Stone Heart

Greetings…& Happy Valentine’s Day

As we enter this week of love and celebrate Valentine’s Day…I invite you to take a moment to share your love with another…and especially with yourself!  Remember “Learning to love yourself is the Greatest Love of All!”

With Much Love!
Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

p.s.  In honor and celebration of the life and beautiful music of Whitney Houston…enjoy this link to her song “The Greatest Love”

Stones for Love…

I just LOVE heart centered stones…Rose Quartz, Garnet, Rhodochrosite…and so many more!  I gathered my favorite pieces to create this unique collection for Valentine’s Day.  Share the Love!

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Holiday Sparkle


I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  This year my celebration was spread over three days…yes, three days!  It was wonderful.  Each day was filled with nourishing food, time with family, friends, and even moments alone.  For me, this was the perfect lead into the holiday season!

Holiday Feathers The quiet moments gave me time to stretch my imagination and allow creativity to flow.  It gave me space to expand into a new vision for this years Holiday Open House & Trunk Show.

I just love all things that sparkle…& this year that love for sparkle is being combined with my love for grapevine wreaths…creating Holiday Sparkle in ways I never imagained!  I hope you’ll be able to stop by during the Holiday Open House and see it yourself!  Surprises abound!

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

Sparkle Quotes

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”  – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.  Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait.  The grip in your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”  -Henry Ford

“Begin doing what you want to do now.  We are not living in eternity.  We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake…” -Francis Bacon, Sr.