Handcrafted sterling silver & crystal gemstone jewelry celebrating the
mystical Goddess in everywoman.
My designs are inspired by the
Celtic knotwork of my ancestors; the
the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast & my own my feline family;
ancient and modern Wiccan imagery;
myths & mysteries;
and free spirited women like Isadora Duncan, Stevie Nicks & the
fictional but fascinating Halliwell sisters of
And most of the earrings & necklaces in this collection embody the
dance, music & rhythm. This jewelry is made to move with you!
Welcome to Gypsy Cat Jewelry!
Note: I haven't had time to take down the buttons, but I am no longer selling through Ebay; their rates are just too high. But I did have an ebay store for a long time; my name there is swingkitti and my rating 1800 with 100% positive feedback. I now am selling exclusively from this website, through PayPal.
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For me, making jewelry is even more fun than wearing it so this collection is truly a labor of love. I'm also a Reiki healer and have noticed that the channeled healing energy of Reiki and the subtle energies of natural gemstones and sterling silver enhance one another beautifully so all the jewelry I make and sell are charged with Reiki energy as I make them.
For anyone not familiar with Reiki (pronounced ray-key) it is, in its simplest translation, universal life energy. It has also been referred to in other cultures as light, chi, prana, God/Goddess energy, and spirit. It is the life force that exists in all things. The practice of Reiki is the art and science of channeling this universal life energy to promote spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Reiki is not associated with any particular religion, and is equally compatible with Wicca, eclectic Paganism, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, etc.
As Reiki involves directing the natural flow of universal energy, it can best be likened to recharging a battery. When a battery's energy supply is low, it doesn't function well. By introducing a charge to it, it can once again run on its own. Reiki works much the same way. If you are suffering from an illness (physical, mental, or spiritual), your energy supply is lessened, Reiki works to assist you in bringing your energy level back up to its natural flow, thereby enhancing your own natural healing powers. Reiki is an "open ended" energy. As my jewelry is being made, the "channel" is being opened... think of it like jump starting the battery of a car :-) But you can decide how the energy is to be directed and used. Just by wearing the jewelry, Reiki energy will be interacting with your own personal "vibe" so you don't have to do anything to benefit from it. But if you want you can direct it specifically towards healing, protection, love or anything else you would like more of in your life by charging it through creative visualization. All this means is holding the jewelry in your hands while focusing on your intent (becoming more healthy, loved, safe, prosperous, etc). I'm working on a separate creative visualization page for those who want to learn more about it.
For all you cat lovers out there, I also host an online forum The Circle of Healing Purrs so if you have a feline family member who's in need of healing energy, please pay us a visit for some free distance healing.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my online jewelry collection. All pieces are handcrafted using only fine sterling silver, moonstones, amethyst, black onyx, lapis lazuli, tourquoise &/or rose quartz gemstone beads. The collection is constantly changing; I make each piece myself and sell a limited number of each design. Some are personal favorites that I enjoy making so much, they'll be available for quite a while. Other pieces may be re-worked as new ideas occur to me or new materials become available. And some creations will be temporarily or completely abandoned. We never know what our personal Muses are going to inspire us to do, do we? :-)
Each necklace & pair of earrings has its own energy & personality so of course each piece not only comes in its own gift box, but has its own name :-) Next to each photo is a brief description followed by the price. I prefer to be paid online via PayPal but also accept Western Union and USPS money orders sent through the mail from buyers within the U.S. only email me for details.
I am usually able to ship within 72 hours of payment, weather permitting, and always use USPS priority mail so if you live in the continental U.S. your package should arrive in a week or less; shipments to Alaska or Hawaii might take a bit longer.
My apologies to everyone out there in our global village, but dealing with the
bureaucratic complications of multiple postal services has become too expensive,
too cumbersome and lately, too often unreliable.
I ship all packages within the U.S.
fully insured and with delivery confirmation.
If you'd like more information about the gemstones or the symbology, click on the hyperlinks which will either lead a page dedicated to some of my favorite gemstones or to a page of sacred, spiritual or otherwise significant (at least to me :-) symbols.
peaceful purrs & healing light,
CatAnna aka Catresea Ann Canivan
A cat with wings? Sure! This coiled choker was inspired by my "cat angels", all those dearly departed feline family members waiting for me across the rainbow bridge in the summerlands... or perhaps the fleeting fairy cats sometimes seen out of the corner of one's eye ;-) A sterling silver flying cat dangles from a flexible memory wire necklace covered with black onyx beads & ornate handmade Bali silver beads & spacers. And for extra comfort, the ends aren't just coiled, but are finished with beads. Cat plus Celtic inspired bail measures 1.5 inches. All metal is sterling silver, except the stainless steel memory wire underneath it all. This necklace will fit most everyone; it's 17" around.
Winged Cat Pentacle Pendant SOLD OUT
This design was also inspired by my own magickal cats; it's the purrrfect pendant for the witch with a special feline familiar. A flying cat playfully dangles a crescent moon-cradled pentacle from one paw which in turns hangs from a large Celtic inspired bail with a raised knotwork design. This pendant measures 2 3/8" from top to bottom and is made entirely of sterling silver. The bail opening is 3.4mm x 5.7mm.
Each drop earring is made up of two black onyx beads, a handmade sterling silver bali bead and
a sterling silver crescent moon-cradled pentacle. 1.75" long including earwires.
ONE LEFT IN STOCK ~ ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE
This Celtic inspired choker features a sterling silver pentagram encircled by five connected sickle moons giving this unique pentacle the look of interlocking hearts. The pentacle dangles from a flexible memory wire necklace covered with protective black onyx beads & ornate handmade Bali silver beads & the ends are finished with silver beads. The pentacle measures 3/4 inch in diameter and with the attached Celtic inspired bail, the drop is about an inch long. All metal is sterling silver, except the stainless steel memory wire underneath it all. This necklace will fit most everyone; it's 17" around.
Buy Black Onyx Hidden Hearts Pentacle Necklace for $25
This nostalgic choker features a sterling silver pentacle
encircled with intricate filigree dangling from
a flexible memory wire necklace covered with
black onyx beads & ornate
handmade Bali silver beads.
As with all my collars, the
ends aren't just coiled, but are finished with beads.
The pentacle measures 1 inch in diameter and with the Celtic inspired
bail, the drop is a shade under 1.5 inches.
All metal is sterling silver, except
the stainless steel memory wire underneath it all. It measures 16.5" inches around.
These chandelier hoops were inspired by the waxing and waning of the
Moon and the mysterious
Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters. And you could also say they were
inspired by Stevie Nicks as I came up with the design while listening to her singing
Sisters of the Moon :-) They’re made entirely of sterling silver with 7 crescent
moons dangling from each earring. The earrings are 1.75" long and the hoops measure 1 1/8" in
Egyptian Ankh Earrings SOLD OUT
Each of these earrings features natural lapis lazuli beads separated by an ornate Bali bead and a silver ankh charm. As always, all metal parts are sterling silver. These earrings are 2 inches long including earwires and come in a gift box.
Sacred Cat Earrings in Black Onyx ~ SOLD OUT
Another design inspired by the magic of ancient Egypt, these dangle earrings are made up of natural lapis lazuli beads and Bali beads and end in sterling silver 3-dimensional images of the Cat Goddess Bast.
Egyptian Pentacle Pendant SOLD OUT
A crescent moon crowns this Horns of Isis style pentacle and an Ankh dangles below it. Some consider Isis as mother to Bast as well as Horus; She is surely one of the most honored aspects of universal Goddess energy. The Ankh has symbolized life, fertility, immortality, completion and the union of male and female for thousands of years. This is a potent magickal combination :-) All components are sterling silver. It measures 1 1/2" from top to bottom including a small bail that would best fit a lightweight chain or leather, silk or cotton cord.
Triquetra Moon Necklace ~ 4 LEFT in 16" LENGTH ~ ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE ~ 18" HAS SOLD OUT
This graceful magickal necklace is made entirely of sterling silver and includes four sterling silver crescent moons - two waxing, two waning - and a dangling triquetra circle pendant. The Triquetra, the sterling silver Celtic knot featured in this necklace, was a symbol of the cycles of life - birth, death & rebirth - for the ancient Celts. To Wiccans it symbolizes the Triple Goddess & the 3 phases of the moon so it was a perfect choice to use as a focal point for the Charmed Halliwell sisters' Power of Three symbol on their Book of Shadows. This necklace measures 16" around and closes in back with a lobster claw clasp; it also is available in a 18" length. The triquetra pendant measures 3/4" by 3/4" not including the bail.
Buy the Triquetra Moon Necklace for $25 via PayPal.
Buy the Triquetra Moon Necklace in 16" length
These earrings feature a
Triquetra style Celtic knot and two crescent
one waxing, one waning - dangling from a rainbow moonstone
cabochon in an ornate
Victorian inspired setting. These earrings measure 1.25 inches long plus earwires.
Victorian Cat Dangle Earrings ~ BlackONE LEFT IN STOCK ~ ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE. AMETHYST EARRINGS HAVE SOLD OUT
These playful dangling filigree cat earrings are lightweight but still have plenty of movement. Each drop is made up of two rich purple genuine amethyst beads, a handmade sterling silver bali bead and a sterling silver filigree cat with a gracefully curling tail. And now they're also available with protective black onyx stones. 1.75" long plus earwires.
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Dangle Earrings in black onyx $35
ONE LEFT IN STOCK IN BLACK ONYX & ONE IN AMETHYST~ ON SALE FOR HALF PRICE
Thanks to Sequoia for inspiring me to make pendants to match the Victorian Cat Earrings :-) Each hangs from a sterling silver bail, measuring 2" long, total. Available in black onyx and amethyst.
Buy Victorian Cat Pendant through PayPal.
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Pendant in black onyx
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Pendant in amethyst
These earrings feature a Triquetra within a circle with 3 graduated black onyx & 3 handmade sterling silver bali beads dangling from each. Just a shade under 2" long without earwires. Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Pendant in amethyst
The electronic shopping cart automatically adds shipping charges when you order. Shipping cost within U.S. is $6.25 for first $50 with $1.00 added for each additional $50 in purchases. I am usually able to ship within 72 hours of payment and always use USPS priority mail so if you live in the continental U.S. your package should arrive in a week or less; shipments to Alaska or Hawaii might take a bit longer. If you live in the U.S. and would prefer to pay by sending a money order through the USPS, email me for my snail mail address. I am no longer shipping to addresses outside the U.S.
There are many theories about crystal healing and why it works but
I believe that Magic Happens when the
subtle energy of the gemstone is aroused by creative focus
in the mind, heart & spirit of the
person wearing it.
Melody, author and teacher who has led crystal healing workshops
all over the world, has written extensively & eloquently about these gifts
of mother earth in her book
Love Is In The Earth A Kaleidoscope Of Crystals
I've also learned much from Scott Cunningham's
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic so I've also included some quotes from
these excellent books on the Crystal Healing page.
Does your website reflect the creativity & heart of the Goddess,
the glamour of the fae, the loving energies of the healer?
Do the inspiring, magickal aspects of life
shine through your pages?
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10% of the profits from the sale of my jewelry is donated to animal welfare
charities, one of which is Winging Cat Rescue.
Their mission is to save cats and kittens from Death Row, place them in foster care, and ultimately find forever homes for as many as possible. They are a nationwide licensed rescue organization currently focusing on (but not exlusive to) an Animal Control Pound in Griffin, Georgia in the U.S. This pound uses inhumane gas chambers as their method of "euthanasia" and Winging Cat Rescue is determined to save as many cats as they can. They rely solely on private donations. Please visit their website to read more about their work and view some of the beautiful deserving cats they are trying to help. And if you're a member of Care2, join Supporters of Winging Cat Rescue, a group that was created (thanks, Andrea!) to help spread the word about this wonderful organization and to help them to help these and so many other deserving cats. It's free to join and you'll be able to talk to other cat-loving members and get updates about WCR's cats in need and cats that have been saved too. You can also see photos of some of the cats WCR has rescued here.