“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars.” –Aquarius, Hair
Ancient civilizations used crystals as protective talismans, peace offerings and wore them as jewelry. Many believe that the semi-precious stones have healing properties. They are often recommended to clear mental and emotional blockages, emit positive vibes, alleviate stress and improve sleep patterns. Tiffany Willardo is harnessing the energy of these shimmering stones in her small shop, Designs by Tiffany W. The shop sells, among other things, hanging crescent moons constructed from colored wire, glass prism chandelier beads and iridescent beads of various shapes and sizes. “My designs are not only decorative, but they also serve a function if the buyer chooses to hang the crystals and radiate their energy in different parts of the home,” she explained. “For my entire life, I have always been into astrology and the moon. I had some crystals and thought to myself how lovely they would look hanging in parts of my home on a moon because I regularly cleanse and charge them during the new moon and full moon every month.”
Willardo opened up shop about four years ago. “I was making wreaths and many people were interested. I recently started making the moons and I am obsessed,” she exclaimed. “I love the colors of each one and the glass iridescent beads I attach. The beads make the prisms of light glimmer and sparkle when any light hits it. They look fabulous near a window catching natural light or outside under the moonlight.” I asked Willardo to pick a favorite design, but none of the moons “eclipsed” the others for her. “I love them all,” she laughed. “The copper colored ones seem to be most popular and I am personally drawn to blues.” Each lunar display is custom made to order and they generally range in size from six to twelve inches.
Although her crystals may help Willardo set intentions and improve concentration, the artist usually finds her design inspiration in the great outdoors. “I am influenced by everything around me, but especially now because I live close to the water, which is where I feel I need to be,” said Willardo. “There is magic and beauty all around me everyday.”
Elevate your sacred space and bring home a little metaphysical energy from Designs by Tiffany W. Willardo is currently working on hand painted crescent moon wall hangings, which she plans to release before year end. View images of her eclectic works in the Designs by Tiffany W. Etsy shop and follow the shop on Instagram for some celestial inspiration.