Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rising Lotus, from mud to magnificence.

Hello beautiful souls,

I am excited to share what I've been up to. Hooray for Cancer season(the star sign that is). I have been celebrating birthday's with friends and making gifts is always the perfect time for new ideas. I actually took an older jewelry design concept of mine and evolved it. Remember my "Sunshine Lotus Ray's" earring design tutorial I had published back in 2014 in Wirework Magazine.
These are still as awesome as ever. Do you ever take a design and push it further to create a new one? I am always looking to improve things a step further in my life and my art. I guess this keeps me evolving to be the most incredible, high vibrational being of light I can be :)

This design actually came about because I was designing some special earrings for my healer and shaman friend, Stephanie Red Feather.

I created 2 different style earrings for her to choose. Here is the smaller size, which she didn't end up going with. They are available for purchase in my special Third Eye Gypsy Facebook Group(where I am selling and releasing all of my new work).
It's hard to fully comprehend an incredible design unless you can see it in action ;)
 Here is the BIG MAMMA JAMMA design she decided on instead. Um holy wow, right?! These are totally awesome Gypsy statement earrings.
Wow, so BIG, BOLD, and surprisingly light weight. Oh yeah!!
I had to create some special beads for the gifts I wanted to create so I made this super BA run of beads to work my magic ;) 

Next I created this sweet little everyday necklace design for my sweet cancer friend, Madison. Shhh she hasn't see this yet, but lucky for me she probably doesn't even know about my blog lol ;) Isn't she lovely? 
I took her favorite colors and created this super awesome necklace that you can wear a few different ways! 
How cool is this?!
My new friend, Daniella had her birthday next. Here is a photo of her wearing her gifts. Another fellow cancerian. Isn't she gorgeous? 

I created these large style "Rising Lotus" earrings for her in her favorite color, purple.

I also tweaked this necklace design which I called "Crown Chakra Prayer Flags" which reminded me of peaceful prayer flags blowing their good intentions in the wind :)

But wait, Genea we saw extra beads in that pile of beads! You sure did!! But where are they, Genea?! Well they are conveniently for sale in my Third Eye Gypsy Facebook Group. 

I also got on a roll making jewelry with my new beads so all of this lovely new jewelry is also available for sale in my group. Yippie!!

*Patinated hoops, clay dings, and ceramic beads by Starry Road Studio, Wooly Wire by Wooly Wire Etc., Lampwork beads and jewelry designs by Third Eye Gypsy(formerly Genea Beads).

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, light, and creativity, 

Genea, the third eye gypsy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Where I've been and where I'm going

Hello friends,

It's been a good long while since I have posted. I guess the last post must have been a surprise to read after a long silence. Sometimes it takes a purge to get things moving in the right direction. 

So where have I been and what have I been doing? Well I was working full time, but had my hours cut just before Christmas last year so this has given me 20 hours of time to sink back into the place where it has always belongs and always should have stayed. I have felt really guilty about it for a long time and I am trying to let that go and just move forward. When I went through my big life change it hit me very hard. All the things I loved were very hard for me to do and in a time of need those are usually the things on which you fall back to help heal. One of those things was glass. I still don't know exactly what happened and why it has been so hard to go back to the thing that had won over my heart. I think it might have felt like if I was doing glass that my past would come back with it and no longer want any part of my past, only my future. 

I took a little artistic detour and really dove back into mixed-media and I felt like as long as I was creating somewhere it would bring me back around to glass. Infact I need to come up with a way to combine the two and really create something unique and awesome!

Here is one of my flower mandala's with water colors, distress inks, paint markers, shimmer watercolors and some images of my carved print below.

It was really cool to do a print after so many years. The last time I did one of these I was in highschool!

I have really been falling in love with sacred geometry and chakras. This piece is on recycled fiber board and features the heart chakra and flower of life.

Christian has even been joining me in the studio from time to time.

Here is one of his pieces using some Artistcellar stencils.

I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Artistcellar Design team. Lisa Cosineau is the lead of this amazing group and owner of Artistcellar.  On the team we receive awesome art products, create art and blog about our creations. You can check out my and the other artists  blog posts here. It's been very therapeutic to sit at a table and create even though it takes WAY longer than making some beads ;) 

Speaking of beads I have decided to go and sell in some of the lovely Facebook bead auction groups. I currently have some things I just listed for sale in the LBA Galleria Elementals group here.

Here are some of the goodies I have up for auction currently :)

My and Christian's art will be on display at a local vegetarian/vegan restaurant called Cafe Gratitude in March. So I have been busily creating some art with that in mind.

I have also started selling in a few auction groups on Facebook like, LBA Galleria Eclectia(Lampwork Bead Addicts), which is a group that sells wearable art and home decor. So my mixed-media work fits in just perfectly there :)

I have also been participating in a fun local thing called Free Art Friday Kansas City. The idea of the group is to leave some of your art out in Kansas City with a photo clue to find it. If you find it, it's yours to keep for free! Here is one of my prints from my carved block above left at a local gay bar and dance club down the street from where I live called, Missie B's.

I have some shows scheduled for the LBA Designers Galleria March 1st and April 2nd, so keep an eye out for that as  those times get closer.

My baby bear, Christian and me.

I had a great talk with Christian last night when we were laying in the dark talking before we went to bed. He reminded me to just simplify my life. He told me to just focus on my art and to just create because it's what I love. To not put expectations on it and to just do it. That everything will fall into place and to just keep at it. It's crazy how we tend to over complicate things when things are actually so simple. I am so thankful for my wonderful partner that provides me with such balance and simplicity. I so greatly admire his free spirit and his joy for life and living in the moment. 

I think that is all I will leave you with today, but I will see you soon with more awesome art to share.

Thanks for coming back to see me. I have missed you more than you will ever know!

xoxo Genea

Thursday, November 24, 2016

30% OFF Black Friday and Shaman Sale! 20% OFF Saturday- Monday!

Hello friends!

So before I get into the details of the sale, I just want to refer you to the second part of this newsletter that goes into why I am having this sale. Christian has been suffering with a stomach ulcer for the last year(and we just realized this was the problem recently). For the full details please read below.

It's that time of year again to spread some holiday cheer in the form of artistic gifts for all of those special people on our lists. I have just stuffed the shop full of new beads just before I sent over this newsletter!  I want to help you gift beads, create the perfect jewelry, buy jewelry, or gift mixed-media art this year! We are starting out with a 30% OFF EARLY BIRD SALE for all of our lovely newsletter family first! The newsletter sale will begin at 9pm CST time tonight and go through tomorrow at Midnight CST. Your special code is "EARLYBIRD30" to be used at check out in any of our 3 shops-, and The shopping fun doesn't stop there! We will be continuing the sale for 20% OFF from Saturday- Monday at Midnight CST by using the code "XMAS20".

I am excited to announce that after 3 long years my jewelry design tutorials have FINALLY made it into Belle Armoire magazine! I am still waiting for my copy, but I am pretty sure this is the link for the current copy. I have some of the beads made, but need to make more as I am out of stock of some beads. Please feel free to contact me if you aren't finding the beads you would like :) 

All I want for Christmas is to have my boyfriend's ulcer healed.......
It's been awhile since we all probably looked at being healthy as a gift, right? What if you were suffering with a sickness you couldn't heal? What if you tried everything you knew how to do, but were still sick? Would you give anything to be well again? This is where we are with my boyfriend, Christian's health. He has been suffering with a stomach ulcer for almost the last year( it took us until a few months ago to realize that shit was the problem). We took him to a MD twice where they prescribed him 2 types of prescription medicines to try to heal the ulcer with no luck. Next we took him to an accupurcturist that did acupuncture and gave him Chinese herbs. She diagnosed him with a liver cyst. He took the herbs he was given, but he still wasn't feeling well. She wanted him to come in twice a week and her treatments would have cost us $1,000 for the month. We could not afford that so we tried to do our best to help him heal by having him drink  pure organic aloe juice, drink dandelion root, peppermint, and chamomile teas and continue or healthy vegetarian/vegan eating. I had a friend that put me in touch with a shaman that is 2 hours away from Kansas City. He has been practicing  ancient shaman techniques  from South America for over 20 years. His treatment starts out with doing a reading from ice to determine where the problem in Christian's body is. Next he will create a diet to help the body heal. Lastly he will do what is called "mouth work" which is a series of acupressure points in the mouth that will cause the body to dispel the toxins that are causing the sickness. The initial treatment will cost from $140-$180 and then the continued mouth work will be $60 a visit. I am doing this sale to help pay to get Christian to the Shaman so that he can be healed from his ulcer. He has become very depressed and barely wants to get out of bed. He has been struggling with eating as well because he is worried whatever he eats will hurt him. It breaks my heart to see my partner suffering with this. My car is also in of a new coil (like spark plugs) so that the engine runs properly ($60) and  I need of 2 more tires($200) so that we can safely travel the 4 hour round trip to take him to the shaman. So all I want for Christmas is to safely get Christian to the Shaman so that he can heal and be happy again. Let's all remember to count our blessings of health this year as we forget how much being sick can take over our lives.

Wishing you all the very best holiday season. Sending you all the most vibrant love and light,

Genea, The Third Eye Gypsy

Sunday, September 25, 2016

20% OFF SALE and Evolution from Genea Beads to Third Eye Gypsy

Genea Beads is now Third Eye Gypsy

Hello friends,

I have emerged out of the ashes and evolved into this beautiful being of light resonating at my highest level of consciousness. How exciting it is to feel fully alive and back in my element doing my art. You may have seen our new change a little while back, but here is our official announcement! What better way to celebrate a new positive change than with a sale to get things rolling! We're excited to offer a 20% OFF SALE now through Tuesday September 27th at Midnight CST. Use Coupon Code "THIRDEYE20" at checkout to receive your discount in our shopYou may have noticed that if you or that it will take you to the same place. I have merged my shops as far as my beads and mixed-media art go, but for now my jewelry is still in You may have also noticed that we have had to use "gypsys" instead of the proper spelling. Someone else already had that name so I did my best to make it easy and keep the name I wanted. I feel like this name really suits me and my evolution of spirit and creativity.I think it's the perfect new chapter for my work as I have really grown out of
"Genea Beads".

So what about the beads? you might ask. Well at the moment I am not currently making new glass work, but that doesn't mean this will be forever. The summer has been HOT and awful here in Kansas City, Missouri and I just needed a little break from my "old life". This new turn into mixed-media has opened so many new things in my life. I have been honored to join the mixed-media  Artistcellar design team. I feel like this new side step will allow me to grow in my glass art when I return to my torch. I can't wait to figure out ways to incorporate this new style into my glasswork. For now my new "tools" for art have been a paint brush with:acrylic paint, watercolors, paint markers, ink pad pigments, and some super awesome metallic paints. 

Fear not, friends! It wouldn't be a sale if we didn't offer our glasswork as well! So now is the time to load up on some of your favorites because now more than ever they really are one-of-a-kind! So adopt a new bead, enrich your soul, and create!

With deepest love and gratitude,

Genea, the Third Eye Gypsy

Friday, February 19, 2016

20% Off Moving sale! The next chapter....

Come help us pack up our beads and jewelry! I'm moving to the heart of Kansas City, Missouri in "Midtown" to write the newest chapter of my story. Check out our 20% Off Moving Sale February 19-21. Use coupon code "FLY FREE" at checkout to receive your 20% off discount. The sale will begin at Midnight CST Thursday night/Friday morning and run until midnight Sunday CST. and

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

20-30% Off Holiday Sale! Early Bird Sale for Newsletter subscribers!

Hello friends! 

It's been awhile, I know. I apologize for my absence as I have been recovering from my divorce. If you didn't already know about my huge life change that happened this summer you can read about it here. 

But we all know you are really here to find out about our sale, right?! Right! So what are the deets? Well if you are lucky enough to be a newsletter subscriber you get to shop EARLY! Yep, that's right! After you are stuffed full of holiday food you can shop at 8pm CST and get 30% off by using our subscriber only code! Join the mailing list HERE.

 Sales Details are as follows: Early Bird Subscriber sale (Sale begins at 8pm CST Thursday night) check your newsletter e-mail to  receive your special discount code. For Black Friday you can use the code "GBBF30" for 30% off(sale begins at Midnight CST) and if you happen to miss our early bird sale and Black Friday sale you can still get a super sweet 20% off discount Small business saturday- Cyber Monday by using the code "XMAS20"(Sale Begins at Midnight CST on Saturday). The sale is in both of our shops for beads and our jewelry. The sale will end at Midnight CST on December 1st. 

Don't make jewelry? Let us take that off of your plate! You can shop our jewelry shop for unique creations for all of those special people on your list!

Wishing you all the most wonderful kick off to the holidays enjoying time with friends, family, and loved ones. 

xoxo Genea

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Riding the Waves

Hello friends,

It's been too long, I know... I have been thinking of you and I have wanted to write, but couldn't sit myself in front of my computer. 

I have been.... struggling. Struggling a lot with life. Riding the waves of my emotions up and down. They go up and down throughout the day. Sometimes I'm plummeting to my doom and then other times I am rising up. I remember the strong and amazing person I was and still am. I remember that I am and have always been that person. That I don't need another person's support to remember that about myself, but sometimes..... I forget. I get stuck again in that struggle.

That is where my art is. Strangely stuck in that place where it should bring me healing and peace to create, but it's the opposite. I sit down to work. Everything feels weird. It reminds me of the past life I had as a fulltime lampworker where now I have to work a regular job in a warehouse as my main work. I sit down to try to create and try to turn on music and the same music that made me feel on top of the world makes me want to cry. I look at the ipad and phone that I used to receive messages on while I worked and it stares back at me with a blank stare. All of these things flood in as I tired to sit and create. I made myself at least sit for a half hour and when things feel like too much. I get up, turn everything off and leave the house. 

It's hard that all of the things that brought me so much joy and comfort are feeling strange and foreign to me. My lampworking, my hooping, my music. Things that brought me so much joy, growth, fulfillment. It just feels weird. I am trying to power through it and just force myself to face these things until they feel normal and good again, but I am struggling. 

So what happened between now and my last post? Well as you know I am in the process of a divorce that began in mid July. In that time I had a close friend that turned into a whirlwind passion filled romance for it to have ended just as magically as it began. As you can imagine that plunged me back into the sadness I didn't fully face at the beginning of my parting with my partner of 12 years. All of those emotions I was too distracted face came flooding in x2. I was devastated... again, but if you know anything about me... you know what a determined person I am. 

I signed up for a divorce care class at a local church and signed up for a therapist as well. So 2 nights of my week I seek healing through these places to "make me well" again as I call it. I hate being in this place of feeling so out of sorts, weak, and lost. I want to find the fastest exit the FUCK out of here and onto life where things feel "normal" again and things are back into place. 

In this strange new space I am alone for the first time in many years and by alone I just mean that  really all I have is myself. This is a new thing for me. I think somewhere along my life I missed this growth I was supposed to have inbetween 18-24. Some lost space after highschool and into my "college years". So the universe has seen fit to throw me back into that mindset to do the growth that I missed out on. My therapist put it so well. She told me excitedly that I get to do this with a more wise self on this journey. I guess it's like that thought process of "If the me that I was in highschool could talk to the me I am now" kind of thing. I dunno.

All I know is that this new space is so different. So... well.. new. It should be exciting, but at the moment it's kind of terrifying. It's that whole fear of the unknown thing I have, I guess. The thing where I am terrified of all bodies of water where you can't see the bottom. 

I am trying to have a new positive perspective on life, but as all things learning new thought pathways takes time for them to stick. I do realize that on this path I will get to not only re-discover the sleeping beauty that lies within, I will be able to build her stronger, and more beautiful that she has ever been. She will be a force with which to be reckoned, she will shine so much light that when she walks in a room the whole room will turn to her and feel her presence. She will be one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She will make the most beautiful art anyone has ever seen. She is in here healing and coming closer to the surface day by day.