Hands of Spirit Blogs

More New Mineral Specimens, Crystals and Animals March 13 2017

 Hello Everyone, We are in full swing for the spring season.  We are about to set up for our third show of the year at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  It has been great seeing many of your faces at the past two shows.   The following pictures are new crystals, minerals and carvings that we will have available to you at the Body, Mind Spirit Celebration, running March 17th through...

New Crystals, Carvings and Minerals at Hands of Spirit February 20 2017

 As many of you know, we are back and neck deep into inventory!  We have enjoyed visiting with many of you these past few weeks.  We are excited to start our show season again, beginning with the Denver Gem and Mineral Guild Show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Feb. 24th through the 26th. A nice selection of what you see below will be available for you to visit with at...

Around the World in 12 Days, Days 10, 11 & 12 February 01 2017

 Hello! We hope you are all doing well.  The weather has warmed up nicely.  It was darn cold here for the first week.  We have been busy running around finishing orders, and visiting with many of our friends who do the actual mining of the crystals and minerals. We were also able to visit with some of our family who happened to be in town at the same time. A...

Around the World in 12 Days, Days 7, 8 & 9 January 28 2017

 Hi Everyone! Welcome back. You are in for some more treats.  We have been working very hard to find the best of the best to bring back to Boulder for you all.  Our days start at about 7 when we drag our back sides out of bed.  Once we hit the pavement, we don't stop until about 6 or 7, we grab a quick bite, sometimes left overs in the...

Around the World in 12 Days, Days 4, 5 & 6 January 25 2017

Hello All, We are well under way on our travels around the world. I am so excited to share with you some really spectacular items in this blog.  Items that we have not carried before, with outstanding quality.  The blog is a little long as there is so much to see, but you won't want to miss the end! I will be presenting our fabulous new line of one of...

Around the World in 12 Days, Day 1, 2 & 3 January 22 2017

 Hi Everyone! Did you miss us and our adventures? If so, here is your fix for the next few weeks to come.  As usual, Karen and Bruce drove down together.  This is their 20th year of adventures for them. Can you even believe it? As you can imagine, after 20 years, they are seasoned veterans. We are honored that many of you have known us this entire time. We are...

Hands of Spirit Presents: Twelve Days of Christmas November 29 2016

August 13th - 20th 2016 Mineral Lovers Appreciation Week August 02 2016

Hi there Mineral Lovers, I am blogging to remind you that 2016 is our second year of having our annual Mineral Lovers Appreciation Week during the month of August  instead of January.  We all love summer time in the Rockies, so when you visit, driving will be easy, the landscape will be beautiful, and you might even decide to take a hike at the Betasso Preserve (half a mile up...

New Spring Inventory at Hands of Spirit June 02 2016

Hello! We are back again with some new and wonderful goodies for your viewing pleasure.  We will be setting up at the Denver Merchandise Mart on June 9th for the International Gem and Jewelry show from June 10th through the 12th.  We hope to see you all there for some almost summer fun.  We will be bringing some of these new items with us. Featured below: We have many colorful...

More New Minerals & Crystals at Hands of Spirit! March 14 2016

Hello all of you rock enthusiasts! I hope you are ready for a boat load of pictures.  We have been busy with show season, however we are doing our best to find time to inventory our new collection for your hungry eyes and our Annual Spring Open House, April 2nd and 3rd 2016. We are looking forward to seeing more of you as our shows continue this spring.  Stay tuned...

New Crystals & Minerals at Hands of Spirit! February 16 2016

We have been back from our buying trip for almost two weeks now.  It took a good week to dig out and get our bearings after our adventures. Our laundry room is packed to the gills with new crystals, minerals, carvings and jewelry instead of the expected laundry. Karen always wanted a house that had a beautifully clean, large laundry room.  She did get a big room, but as for...

Tucson 2016 Days 11, 12 and 13 - the Finale! February 03 2016

Alright everyone, this is the last blog from Tucson. It has been a whirlwind to say the least.  You could spend a month here and still not come close to seeing all there is to see. I will say that the four of us gave it a pretty good shot though!  Too bad none of us own a fit bit, I think we would have broke it with the amount of...

Tucson 2016 Days 8, 9 & 10 January 31 2016

As you can all imagine, by now we are seeing rocks in our sleep, while we eat and even in the shower.  The entire town of Tucson has been taken over by "rock people" and it is packed!  So much has happened, I am not sure where to start. Make sure to email or text me if you want to reserve a piece 720 352 3224 or info@handsofspirit.com. Day 8,...

Tucson 2016 Days 5, 6 and 7 January 28 2016

Day 5: Things are well under way by day five. The shows have still not officially opened, but that does not stop us from getting first picks on many different items while people set up.  As always, if something catches your eye, please send us an email to reserve the item, or leave a comment.  We will put your name on a list and when we get back, we will...

Tucson Gemshow 2016: Days 1, 2, 3 and 4 January 25 2016

Hi All, Once again it is that time of year. Our annual trek down to Tucson, AZ.  This is Karen and Bruce's 19th year!  This year however, it is a family affair!  I will be heading down and bringing my husband, Luke with me for his very first year. We will be doing the same deal as last year with reserving crystals.  They are all first come, first serve.  If...

Holiday Open House November 03 2015

                                                        18th Annual Holiday Mineral & Jewelry Showing Dates:               November 14th – 15th Time:                11 am – 5 pm Location:           Hands of Spirit’s Crystalline Temple 65 Betasso Road, Boulder, CO  80302     303-541-9727...

Ajoite and Papagoite Phantoms in Quartz October 29 2015

Ajoite and papagoite phantoms in quartz are some of our favorite rare minerals.  They are mined in the same location, Messina Mine, Transvaal, Republic of South Africa.  This mining area has been closed for some time, so the specimens currently available come from old collections.  On occasion both ajoite and papagoite can be found within one crystal, and pagagoite is even rarer than ajoite.  We frequently joke, that investing in...

New Dates for Mineral Lover's Appreciation Week July 09 2015

Have you ever done something at a scheduled time every year, and it works well for a time?  Then the years move on . . . . . . you continue to do it year after year, even though the timing isn’t working comfortably, just because it’s tradition or how it has always been.  Finally one day an important moment arises and you think, wait a moment, I can change...

Summer Solstice June 20 2015

The summer solstice is the day that marks the onset of summer, and is the longest day of the year, being June 21 in the northern hemisphere this year.  Maechelle Small Wright, an expert on co-creative science, feels that the summer solstice is the time for celebrating the result of the whole cyclical process of nature.  The devic patterns are fully fused into form, with the active assistance of nature...

The Self-Love Crystal Healing Array April 10 2015

Self-love is more valuable than the largest mansion or the slickest sports car.  In fact, it is one of the most valuable “things” that exists.  It is searched for high and low, and its so called substitutes come in a myriad of forms, though never satisfying the need that the true treasure brings.  Unfortunately, if you don’t have self-love, it is very difficult to admit, no substitute will ever work,...

Mineral Lovers Appreciation Week January 06 2015

2015, the New Year, has rolled around again, sooner than imaginable.  It feels good to me, bringing lightness, space, and freedom from the depths of 2014.  Best of all the New Year is a time of thankfulness for us at Hands of Spirit, because in just 10 days, we will begin Mineral Lovers Appreciation Week.  I coined this name many years ago at the inception of our crystal and mineral...

Christmas Blog – Ruby/Dioptase December 08 2014

We were brainstorming what to blog about for December, and we ventured into the colors of Christmas:  red and green.  These colors are so traditional, that we decided to bring further depth to their festive presence by representing them with two of our favorite minerals:  Ruby and Dioptase.  When you place these two stones together, you can’t but think of the Holidays and their magic that are now upon us....

Holiday Mineral and Jewelry Open House November 11 2014

What to get someone for the Holidays has always been a mixture of anxiety and excitement for me.  When I buy a present for a loved one or good friend, the first things I think about are what would make that person happy, is unique, and says something about me as the giver of this gift.  It’s kind of like a special connection, and I know I have done a...

Tourmaline November 09 2014

Tourmaline is such a wonderful mineral – it comes in a rainbow of colors.  The unfortunate part about tourmaline is that it is usually expensive.  During our last buying trip, I came upon a dream come true – Brazilian tourmaline in many colors at affordable prices.  We haven’t had stones like these in about 12 years, and some of them, never.  Below is a description of this lot of tourmalines...

Animal Safety & Protection Month October 01 2014

I find that people frequently define a person by what he/she does as a career.  It is as though their job is the brightest star, outshining all other passions and hobbies.  If this were true, then the only thing people would see about Karen, Bruce and I, is that we deal in minerals, crystals, and jewelry, and are constantly surrounded by “the rock business”.  On the contrary, we each have...

Lemurian Lasers September 25 2014

I wanted to let you know that we just finished unpacking a new type of clear quartz crystals from Brazil.  They are called Lemurian Lasers because they are mined in an area that is between the classic locale for Lemurian Seed Crystals, the city of Joaquim Felicio, and the classic location for Laser Wands, the city of Diamantina, both in the state of Minas Gerais.  These new crystals are quite...

Golden Lemurian Seed Crystals September 14 2014

I have a new favorite stone and I kept 7 of them!  I meditate with them, do crystal arrays with them, sleep with them, feel them, and look at them whenever I have the opportunity.  Most of you know that I have always loved Lemurian Seed Crystals (the name coined by Katrina Raphaell).  These beautiful crystals come from Serra do Cabral mountain range in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Recently a new...