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Chakra Challenge with Jess & Candie: Part II
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CHAKRA CHALLENGE: PART II 

Last week we gave you some background information on the origin of the seven chakras and their meanings. This week we are unveiling gorgeous chakra-inspired designs by Candie Cooper and Jess Prill!  
 
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel.  She is the author of Earring-ology (Lark Books 2014), Necklace-ology (Lark Books 2012), Metalworking 101 for Beaders (Lark Books 2009), Felted Jewelry (Lark Books 2007), and Designer Needle Felting (Lark Books 2007).  Candie has appeared on Jewelry Television, Hands On Crafts for Kids and Beads, Baubles and Jewels tv shows on PBS.  She also has 6 DVDs through F+W which show her special jewelry making techniques for adults and children.   She teaches creative workshops nationally for adults and is in her seventh year of working with the Honeywell Center providing children with exciting creative opportunities.  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek into her creative life, visit CandieCooper.com/blog.


chak·ra 
noun
Each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number.

Jess Prill uses a spiral in her earring design to symbolize the original meaning of the word "chakra", which is "wheel". The word comes from the wheels of the chariots of the rulers, cakravartioans.
The oldest text recording of the chakra is in 1500-500 B.C. by the Vedas from India.* 
 
Jess has been making jewelry for many years. She works with all types of materials and loves texture and small details. Jess tries to create a unique personality for every piece, and her goal is to make the wearer feel as special as she did making it!


                                                           Jess Prill

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