Category Archives: News & Updates

Posts about events and things happening that might be of interest to you.

Unique Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts

Click here to learn about my specials for Valentine’s Day & view the slideshow for ideas:

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I can add a flower or heart to any angel, even my pre-made ones.  Order now to ensure time for shipment!  Cards are ready to ship but fiber art pieces may take time.

Celebrate the Season with Angels! Special Deals, Free Shipping, Donation to Animals in Need by Claire

CLICK HERE for full posting on my Angel Art Seasonal Specials or click the titles below.

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Needle felted angel ornaments make a great gift for all types of people and occasions.  Angels are universally loved.  They come in vibrant colors, pastels, and shimmering whites. Order now to ensure they have time to be made and shipped. Free shipping through the end of the year!

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Angels are a great way to send Holiday Cheer!  Single cards and packets are available. These are from my ‘Create Your Own Color’ series. Color and give or give a packet for others to color and gift. That’s a 3-in-1 gift!  Free shipping through the end of the year!

Energy Work Sessions

A wonderful way to experience the over-lighting energy of the angels, book an energy work session.  Claire’s sessions can include calling in the healing angels for a special experience. 20% off through the end of the year!

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Not sure what angel to get someone?  Order a gift certificate! You can send a traditional paper certificate or email as a PDF. Customize the code to personalize it.  I will add $5 through the end of the year!Picture

As always, I donate a $1 to a local animal shelter for every session booked or art item bought.  
Through the end of the year I will donate $2!

CLEARING CUSHIONS – potent little pillows that clear, protect, & display your crystals… plus much more!

_DSC4005 (2)I am so excited to announce my new offering – Sacred Balance Clearing Cushions.  I have been trying to figure out a way to store and display my crystals.   I admit, I have a lot… It is difficult to put out so many stones, but packing them away in a box, drawer, etc. did not work either.  I want to see them, admire them, and use them in my healing practice.

Then there are the times when I gather them up and put them outside on a full moon when I know there is no chance of rain, to clear them.  I have to think “can this one get wet?” “Can I place this one on salt?” “Does this one fade in the sun?”  Not an easy, effective, or really even sane way to go about clearing and charging our beloved stones.

0705161623 (2)So… I created a display case myself to hang on the wall after seeing pre-made ones were too expensive (no offence to the artists who make them!)  I like it, although the space for these is still small.  It still feels like their energies are bumping into each other.  And they still need frequent clearing since I use them when creating my artwork.

When I was in an amazing crystal/stone/gemstone store the other day, many of the larger ones were on these fun velvet pillows.  They held the stone safely in place and look nice.  On a wall next to them were lavender filled eye pillows.  Huh.  Then it hit me!  Combine them, and add stones and plants to them to clear the stones.  Once I started experimenting, I realized that the stones used could clear, but also charge the item being displayed.  

I tried many different combinations of clearing stones, sage, lavender, sacred geometry, 0517161804a (2)etc. My first attempts were good, but not cost effective at all, and I assumed this is why no one has done it yet.  In order to make a profit I would have to charge a lot per pillow.  And again, I have a LOT of stones, so if you are like me, this was too expensive an idea.

Upon further research and experimenting, I realized that quartz is programmable.  And quartz sand is inexpensive.  I also found that Selenite, one of the main stones I knew I had to use, is very soft and can be crushed very easily.  Now if white sage just grew in Central Oregon… I am still not convinced that our sage is not just as good.  I think the Californians might just have us all believing their sage is the best… 0517161810 (2)

Since I already knew how to clear and program stones through smudging, fire clearing, energetic programming, and sacred geometry, I knew doing this for the pillows would work perfectly.  And it does.  A little help from the angels, gratitude, and a sewing machine, and viola!  Here are my new clearing cushions!

The first round come in smal (3×4) medium (4×5) and large (5×5 or more).  Custom ones can be made too.  I have many patterns and solid colors, GO HERE to view them all.

Clear and display your crystals safely and continuously. Sacred Balance Clearing Cushions are individually hand created with a unique blend of stones, plants, sacred geometry, and energetic programming. The result is a cushion that continuously clears stones, spaces, and energies.

Some uses:
– clearing stones, crystals, jewelry
– safely display stones or other items – works great for spheres and lapidary slabs
– may help headaches, energy blocks, clear chakras, etc. (place near head when sleeping, directly on chakra, hold while meditating)
– carry in a bag while traveling and place in hotel room to help clear the space
– carry in your bag or car
– place near electronics

You can clear your gemstone/crystals within your jewelry by simply laying it on the pillow overnight.

For further amplifying and beauty in displaying, order a pillow that is the same color ray as your stone – for example, order a purple pillow for your amethyst or a pink pillow for your rose quartz.

[Cushions are not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition or be used in place of medical care. The suggestions here are opinion only.]

[Cushions contain crushed selenite, which can be sharp, keep out of reach of children and pets. This is not a toy. Selenite dissolves in water, do not wash. Cushions contain white sage leaves.]

Do you know what ENERGY ART is?

In case you missed it, here is my newsletter from February.  I started using MailChimp and may have missed some of you.

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER – ENERGY ART TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL

MY NEW ENERGY ART WEBSITE IS LIVE
www.sacredbalanceart.com 
My art has gone from INSPIRED ART to ENERGY ART.  
Wondering what energy art is?

Energy art is any type of artistic expression where the primary purpose is to inspire or even bring energetic healing to others.  It can come from colors, sound, movement, sacred geometry, visuals of guardians and guides, actual healing items included within the art, just to name a few.  For me, it is about taking my fiber art creations and giving them life, giving them more of a purpose than just bringing a smile to someone’s face.

 

DIY Cave

Needle Felting Classes by Demarest Designs – at DIYCave in Bend, OR

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Needle felted items

Needle felted pumpkins

Needle felted pumpkins

I am so excited to announce that I am teaching felting classes at The DIYCave here in Bend.

My first one will be needle felting Halloween decorations – Sunday the 18th at 1pm.

Create 2-3 handcrafted Halloween decorations with fiber artist, Claire Demarest. This class is great for both beginners and those who have some experience with needle felting.  Claire will teach the basics as well as share her tips and tricks learned from her own experience as an artist.  Decoration choices for beginners include pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders.  If you have some experience create the owl or witch. Fibers used are always from ethically treated, happy animals and colored with non-toxic dyes. All materials included.

During class, you can buy a take-home kit that includes the 3 main needle sizes, a high quality felting pad, and a sample of wool colors to keep your creative juices flowing at home.

needle felting kit

needle felting kit

* Needles are sharp and barbed and used in very close proximity to your fingers, so steady hands and good hand-eye coordination are required.  Children will need the watchful eye of an adult and the youngest recommended age is 10.

Owl_Pumpkins1FeltingClassPlease join my class to learn how to needle felt and create several great take-home projects. Pass this along to anyone you think might like to attend. The class fills up at 12 people. If there is enough interest I can book a second class. Thank you for your support, this is new venture for me and I know it will be a success! Go to their site to register:
http://www.diycave.com/category/classes/

The next class will be Fall/Thanksgiving and in December it will be Holiday ornaments.

My Fiber Art Selling at Grizzly Ridge Upcycle in Sisters, Oregon

A New Place to Buy Fantastic and Unique Upcycled Items from Artists

Rhonda Barney has just opened up a new upcycle retail store in Sisters, Oregon.  http://www.grizzlyridgeupcycle.com/

Many of my items are there.  Come by and see what she has and take home an angel, fairy, laughing Buddha or mermaid!  My wall hangings will add color and cheer to your home.

Unique Wall Art of Flowers - handmade and one of a kind.  Add color and depth to any room.

Unique Wall Art of Flowers – handmade and one of a kind. Add color and depth to any room.

Grizzly Ridge Upcycle Store Display in Sisters, OR

Grizzly Ridge Upcycle Store Display in Sisters, OR