Author Archives: maya konforti

PENDANTS (S to M)

Mixing the ageless look of my pieces with the contemporary look of the smooth tube, brings a contrast that I find very appealing, like a complete look that includes two opposites.

Those pieces are small to medium  size and also incluse an ADJUSTABLE chain, max 20″ and as short as you need at any time, so you can adjust to the top you are wearing.

“I Walk Forward, Singing a Song of Real Love to the World”

(Argentium silver- yellow, rose and green 14K, yellow topaze) $199,-

“The Deeper I Go Within, The Better I grow”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, ruby) $172,-

“In Acknowledging my Fears, I Become Fearless”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow gold, tourmaline)  $ 172,-

“I Grow Most Beautiful When I Use Both the Sun and Clouds in My Life”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow & green gold, tourmaline)  $175,-

“I Befriend All of Me, an Island of Contrasts”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, rose & green gold, tourmaline)  $179,-

“Stories of the Past, Dreams of the Future, I Appreciate All of Life in the Present”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold)  $179,-

“As I Walk On the Edge, Acknowledging All that I feel, I Find a Love and Freedom I did not Think I had”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow& green gold, garnet)  $179,-

“Loving Myself is the Doorway That Leads Me to Being Loved”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, ruby)  $195,-

“If I only Want to See it, Life Shows Me the Way to the Freedom of My Spirit”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellown green & rose gold, amethyst, aquamarine)  $210,-

“In Appreciating Everything I Am, I Become a Beacon of Love for the World”

(Sterling, 14K yellow & green gold, pink tourmaline) $185,-

“Body, Mind, Spirit, I Change What I Can and Lovingly Accept What I Cannot”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold)  $ 179,-

“With Acceptance for All of Me, I Become an Agent of Peace in the World”

(SS, 14K yellow & green gold, ruby)  $189,-

” When I Appreciate Who I Am, I can Change What I need and Grow”

(SS, 14K yellow & green gold, amethyst)  $172,-

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EARRINGS (small tablet)

A  purposely different but very matching pair

The concept behind my earrings is simple but powerful and full of symbolism:. Each earring in a set  has a different design but both go very purposefully together: Indeed,  they are linked together by the fact that each one is  holding the energy of  half of the sentence written in the back. . . Together, they tell a true story of change, one which I have lived. . . . So when you wear the earrings, the idea is that you become part of this story of change, you are immersed  in it,  surrounded by the beginning on one side and the end result on the other side, so the energy of change from one earring to the other litterally passes through. I like to say that the story of the earrings is alive by itself, without you having to connect with it, except in the morning when you put them on…

A left and a right earring

Why? Because I make left and right earrings. . . Attentive intention is an important ingredient of change. . .In having to think for one second which earring goes where, you remind yourself that these earrings are not ordinary and have a purpose in your life beyond being simply beautiful. They have a story, and of course, the story cannot be backward, otherwise the story-line is lost. So in the very short moment you look at the earrings and remember to put the right one in the right ear, you can easily reinforce within yourself the deep inner reason why you want to wear those earrings. They have a meaning for you, they represent the inner you and what you are walking toward…and there you go: now on each side of your face for the day, they will play by themselves, dangling on your ears, making you feel more alive.

NOTE: The  semi-precious stones are 5mm & 3mm.

“As I Walk, Loving All That I Am, Great Opportunities Come to Me”

(Sterling, 14K yellow, rose & green gold, turquoise, coral, amethyst, sunstone) $179,-

“All Together, We Grow into Loving Harmony”

(Sterling, 14K yellow, rose & green gold, peridot, amethyst, ruby, sunstone)  $179,-

“When I Let the little Star Shine Within Me, I Become a Big Shining Star Around Me”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow gold, peridot, blue agate, sunstone)  $169,-

“When I Open my Heart to Myself, It Opens to the World”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow gold, tourmaline, aquamarine, amethyst, peridot)  $169,-

“Facing the Fire of Life, I Find a Courage I Never Knew I had”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow & green gold, sapphire, ruby, tourmaline, peridot)  $179,-

“A Life of Love Starts by Loving What I think is Unlovabale Within Me”

(Sterling, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, tourmaline, amethyst, peridot)  $179,-

“Real Love for Myself Unlocks Love from Others”

(Sterling, 14K yellow gold, tourmaline, peridot, amethyst, aquamarine) 169,-

“It is the Night that Helps Me find the Door to Better Balance in My Life”

(Sterling, 14K yellow & rose gold, topaze, amethyst, aquamarine)  $169,-

“When the Box Starts Cracking, I Can Learned What I wanted to Know”

(Sterling, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, citrine, opal, amethyst, tourmaline)  $185,-

“When I Let Go of the Impossible, It Becomes Possible”

(Sterling, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, garnet, opal, topaze, sunstone)  $179,-

BRACELETS (soul identity)

A French Tradition. . .

Identity name bracelets  have been quite a tradition in France for a long time,  often given by godparents  or grandparents around the age of 12 to 15,more often to boys and  a sort of coming of age present, sometimes associated with a christian confirmation. When I was a late teen, a boy would lend his identity bracelet to his girlfriend who would proudly wear it. If they broke up, she would give it back.

. . . Transformed into a “Soul Journey”

I decided to use this tradition and transform it to make ‘soul identity’ bracelets. In other words, i use the same sort of shape  as a name bracelet, but the  design on the name place represents a ‘soul journey’.  Find one that speaks to you, and , like the rings, you have with you and looking at you a constant reminder of the direction you are choosing to take for your inner and outer life.

” Separation is What makes Us Grow Together”

(SS – 14K yellow, green & rose gold – emerald, garnet, aquamarine)  $345, –

 

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“Between Light and Dark, I Grow to Be my Own Being”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold)  $ 295.-

“Between East and West, Neither Here nor There, but Present Everywhere”

(SS – 14K yellow, green & rose gold)  $299,-

“Between Sun and Storms, I Sit Open-Eyed. . .”

(SS, 14k yellow, green & rose gold, aquamarine, iolite)  $345,-

“When I  Have Grown into Myself, I Become a Bridge to a New Reality”

(SS, 14k yellow, green & rose gold, garnet, aquamarine, amethyst, sunstone)  $359,-

“When I Move Between Worlds, I Can Grow in Love for Myself and Share it With All”

(935 silver, 3 Colors of 14K gold, peridot, amethyst, tourmaline)     425,-

“Between Sun and Storms, I Create Myself, a Home of Balance and Growth”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, green & Rose gold)  $325,-

However Different We Are, We Are the Same, Capable of Living in Harmony”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold)  $325,

Truth & Love Stand at the Ever-Balancing Point of All of Me”

(SS – 14K yellow, green & rose gold – pink tourmaline, aquamarine, emerald)  $335,-

 

“As I walk Toward the Fullness of my Spirit, I Find the Road to a Freedom

I Never Dreamed Existed”

( SS – 14K yellow, green & rose gold, tourmaline, amethyst, emerald)  $345,-

” Between Two French Capes, I Fully become Myself”

(SS- 14K green, yellow & rose gold- garnet, aquamarine, amethyst)  $345,-

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EARRINGS (medium fan)

A  purposely different but very matching  set

The concept behind my earrings is simple but powerful and full of symbolism:. Each earring in a set  has a different design but both go very purposefully together: Indeed,  they are linked together by the fact that each one is  holding the energy of  half of the sentence written in the back. . . Together, they tell a true story of change, one which I have lived. . . . So when you wear the earrings, the idea is that you become part of this story of change, you are immersed  in it,  surrounded by the beginning on one side and the end result on the other side, so the energy of change from one earring to the other litterally passes through. I like to say that the story of the earrings is alive by itself, without you having to connect with it, except in the morning when you put them on…

A left and a right earring

Why? Because I make left and right earrings. . . Attentive intention is an important ingredient of change. . .In having to think for one second which earring goes where, you remind yourself that these earrings are not ordinary and have a purpose in your life beyond being simply beautiful. They have a story, and of course, the story cannot be backward, otherwise the story-line is lost. So in the very short moment you look at the earrings and remember to put the right one in the right ear, you can easily reinforce within yourself the deep inner reason why you want to wear those earrings. They have a meaning for you, they represent the inner you and what you are walking toward…and there you go: now on each side of your face for the day, they will play by themselves, dangling on your ears, making you feel more alive.

NOTE: The  semi-precious stones are 5mm & 3mm.

“When I Listen to the Real Me, I Find the Freedom I Seek”

(SS, 14K green yellow & rose gold, peridot, amethyst, sunstone, tourmaline)  $229,-

“When Life is Difficult, I Go Within…There I Find the Open Door I Seek”

(SS, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, garnet, turquoise, peridot) $229,-

“When I Have Recollected All Parts of Me, I can Find the True Balance I Am”

(SS-14K green, yellow & rose gold – ruby, topaze) $ 229,-

“When Things are Tough, I Befriend Them. soon, I Learn Their Song”

(935 Silver, 3 colors of 14K gold, peridot, pink tourmaline, amethyst, turquoise)   229,-

” When I Dare to Enter my own Inner-tunnel,

I Find the Love I was Always Searching for”

(SS, 3 colors of 14K, pink tourmaline, amethyst, citrine) $220

“Whatever Comes My Way is Looked at, Sorted, Made Peace With until I Know It”

(SS, 3 colors of 14K, citrine, green tourmaline, garnet, amethyst) $229

“When I’ve Gotten to Know the Depths of Myself, I Can Be and Choose What I want“”

(SS- 14K yellow, green & rose gold – peridot, larimar)  $220,-

 

“She Returns to Source, He Dives into the Unknown. Together, They Create Life

(SS – 14K green, yellow & rose gold – larimar, amethyst, coral, emerald) $229,-

 

“After I Heal the Past, I can Go on to Create My Dream”

(Sterling silver, 14k yellow, green and rose gold, peridot, sunstone, garnet)  $229,-

 

“Out of the Fire of Life, I Transform Myself into True Beauty”

(Sterling silver, 14k yellow, green and rose gold, amethyst, peridot, pink tourmaline)    $229,-

 

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“I Step into my Power to Create a Home for my Soul”

(Sterling Silver, 14K yellow, green and rose Gold, Ruby, Peridot, Quartz crystal)     $199

 

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“With Love, I eagerly Create New Opportunities for Myself”

(Sterling Silver, 14K green and yellow Gold, pink Tourmaline, peridot, rose quartz crystal)   $189

 

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“As We Heal the Past, We Can Create a Loving Home for Our Family”

(Sterling Silver, 3 colors of 14K Gold, aquamarine, pink tourmaline)   $195,-

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“I Sing to the Joys of Motherhood”

(Sterling Silver, yellow 14K, green and pink tourmaline)  $210,-

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Extra Small Earrings

Here is a very small sample of  extra small earrings I make. Each earring has its own INDIVIDUAL sentence engraved in the back, so that you can actually make up your own earrings “couple” , choosing from a whole collection.

This sample is to give you an idea of what can be available:  If you are interested in having a set of those, do contact me and we can come up together with a set that will fit your needs and desires. They ‘re much fun to put together.

I make those two shapes. Most people choose a pair of earrings of the same shape, but sometimes someone will choose a set with a shape of each. It does work because the shapes are the same size.

(SS – 14K gold -semi-precious stone)    $89,-  a pair

PENDANTS (M to L)

 

Making  a Statement to Others and the World

A pendant  sends a strong statement to others because it is very visible to someone who looks at you. It “sits” near your heart (who you are) or your throat (what you are speaking) and thus “defines” the energy that radiates from you out to the world..  So wearing one of these  pendants filled with symbolism and energy helps you announce to the world who you are and what you stand for.

Mixing the ageless look of my pieces with the contemporary look of the smooth tube, brings a contrast that I find very appealing, like a complete look that includes two opposites.

Those pieces are medium to large size and also incluse an ADJUSTABLE chain, max 20″ and as short as you need at any time, so you can adjust to the top you are wearing.

“My Ultimate Freedom is To Let Others Free”

(SS, 14K yellow & green gold, amethyst) $249,-

 

“As I Walk Forth, Beauty & Peace Can Always Be Found, No Matter Where I Am”

(Argentium silver – Yellow, green &rose 14K, amethyst) $235,-

 

“Oh, What if I was a Bird…”

(Argentium silver- Yello w, green & rose 14K, ruby) $210,-

 

“In the Midst of Many Worlds, I Sit, I Ponder…

The Home of my Soul radiates with It All”

(SS, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, amethyst) $ 325,-

 

“From the Deep to the Light, I Am Always Magical”

(SS, 14K green & yellow gold, aquamarine) $249,-

 

“No Matter What Happens, I Keep on Walking, Growing, Blossoming”

(Sterling silver, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, turquoise)  $210,-

 

“What I learn About Love is The Example I show Around Me”

(SS, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, amethyst, pink tourmaline) $ 210,-

 

“Leaving the Finished Past, I Go Onward to New Discoveries, Wiser Than Ever”

(SS, 14K yellow, green & rose gold, amethyst) $245,-


“Sometimes, the Closed Door is my Best Teacher”

(SS, 14K yellow and green gold, amethyst) $ 230,-

Trees of Life, Love & Knowledge (w/ stones)

The tree is so representative of the human life, and carries within it so much teaching for us to use. I cut each tree by hand and even though I use the same basic design, each one is truly individual, just like each human life is unique.

The following pieces all have a tree in them but the design is more intricate and has stones. They all come with a 16, 18 or 20″ round-snake chain.

 

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“Fully Connected to My Roots, I Create and Spread Light Around Me”

(Sterling Silver, 14k yellow gold, sunstone, amethyst)   $189.-

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“When I Ponder and Understand All sides, I Create Real Peace”Around Me”

(Sterling Silver, 14k yellow Gold)    $169.-

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“When I Open my Eyes to Reality, I Can Blossom into the Fullness of Life”

(Sterling Silver, !4k yellow Gold, aquamarine)    $175.-

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“Peace and Love Toward My Truth AND That of Others”

(Sterling Silver, 14k yellow Gold, pink tourmaline, aquamarine, amethyst)    $189.-

” Body, Mind, Spirit, I Grow to Become Me”

(SS-14K green &yellow gold- emerald- tourmaline-amethyst) 169,-

“Tree of Life, Tree of Love, I Give the Love I wish to Receive”

(SS- 14K yellow gold- pink tourmaline)  $165,-

“Body, Mind, Spirit, I become Whole”

(SS- 14K green & yellow gold- emerald)  $165,-

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(SS-14K yellow gold, amethyst, iolite, aquamarine, emerald, sunstone, tourmaline, garnet)    $199.-

” When I have Walked the Rainbow Path, I Find my Real Home”

(SS- 14K green, rose & yellow gold – garnet, amethyst, sunstone, iolite, aquamarine, peridot) $220.-

PENDANTS ( long tablet)

Making  a Statement to Others and the World

A pendant  sends a strong statement to others because it is very visible to someone who looks at you. It “sits” near your heart (who you are) or your throat (what you are speaking) and thus “defines” the energy that radiates from you out to the world..  So wearing one of these  pendants filled with symbolism and energy helps you announce to the world who you are and what you stand for.

These small pendants come with a sterling silver “round snake” chain (smooth and sturdy) in your choice of 16 or 18? in length.

Please note: The tablet pendants below have been  enlarged to show detail.

“Knowing”

(SS, 3 colors of 14k gold, pink tourmaline, amethyst, peridot)  $ 175,-

“Dance of Strength”

(SS, 3 colors of 14kgold, aquamarine, ruby)  $175,-

“The Magic of my Wholeness is in Using the Light to Bring the Darkness Back”

(SS – 14K yellow & green gold – larimar)   $155,-


“The Real Love of Me is to Know the Whole of Me”

SS – 14K yellow & green gold – chrysoprase, amethyst)  $159,-


“With Full Appreciation for Myself, I Dance the dance of my Whole Spirit”

(SS – 14K yellow & green gold – tanzanite, ruby)   $159,-


“I am Pure Creation

(SS – 14K yellow, green & rose gold – larimar, sapphire, pink tourmaline)    $235,-

EARRINGS (small tablet)

A  purposely different but very matching  set

The concept behind my earrings is simple but powerful and full of symbolism:. Each earring in a set  has a different design but both go very purposefully together: Indeed,  they are linked together by the fact that each one is  holding the energy of  half of the sentence written in the back. . . Together, they tell a true story of change, one which I have lived. . . . So when you wear the earrings, the idea is that you become part of this story of change, you are in it, you are surrounded by the beginning on one side and the end result on the other side, so you live it, and the energy of what it took for me to go through that change is passed onto you.

A LEFT & A RIGHT EARRING

It is important to be mindful of which earring is worn on which ear. Sometimes, they can be inter-changed easily, sometimes they cannot. I am often asked why I make left and right earrings. . . Attentive intention is an important ingredient of change. . .In having to think for one second what goes where, you remind yourself that these earrings are not ordinary and have a purpose in your life beyond being simply beautiful. At that very moment, you can easily reinforce within yourself the deep inner reason why you want to wear those earrings. They have a meaning for you, they represent the inner you and what you are walking toward…

NOTE: The  semi-precious stones are 5mm & 3mm.

“A Life of Real Faith Opens the Door to Golden Balance”

(SS, 14K, blue topaze, amethyst, citrine)        $179,-

“A Life of Real Love Starts by Loving What I think is Unlovable Within Me”

(SS, 14K, pink tourmaline, amethyst, peridot)       $179,-

“We Can All Live in Loving Harmony”

(SS, 14, peridot, amethyst, pink tourmaline, sunstone)   $185,-

“When the Box Starts Cracking, I Can See and Accept

the  Truth of who I Am”

(SS, 14k green, yellow and rose gold, opal, topaze, garnet, pink tourmaline)                                                                        $189,-

“When I Stopped Knocking on the Closed Door,

I Find it Opens Somewhere else”

(SS, 14K yellow, rose and green gold, garnet, opal, peridot, topaze)  $189,-


“When Life breaks my Heart, It leaves it Open to Free the Real Love I Am”

(SS – 14K yellow gold – pink tourmaline, amethyst, aquamarine, peridot)   $189,-

” Wholeness is to Hold Light and Dark in a Full Embrace”

(SS – 14K yellow gold – peridot, topaze, sunstone)  $179,-

 

“It’s in Facing My Obstacles that I Grow My Power”

(SS – 14K yellow &green gold – topaze, pink tourmaline, ruby, peridot)  $189,-

 

“Real Peace is Found by Befriending Both Lights and Shadows”

(SS – 14K yellow gold – topaze, emerald, peridot)  $175,-

CUSTOM WORK

If you like my style of work and the energy behind it, but cannot find exactly what you want  or you have something specific in mind, whether in the sense of design, meaning or ‘reason for the piece’, then a custom piece might be just the answer.


Over the years, I have thus made

  • bridesmaids pieces (for different Jewish,  Christian and Hindu weddings!)
  • matching pendants for the wedded couple
  • baptism medal
  • organ transplant gratitude charms
  • memory rings  for the passing away of a loved one
  • wedding bands (each designed separately a ring for their beloved without knowing that they had both chosen the same jeweler! what a surprise it was the day of the wedding!)
  • illness, grief or loss  “courage” pieces
  • high-school graduation rings (to replace the quickly out of date traditional high-school ring)
  • “love declaration”  or anniversary pieces
  • “meeting celebration” bracelet
  • ” desperately want to get pregnant” talisman (it worked within 3 months, not that I guarantee a repeat of this!)
  • “sobriety and life change” bracelet
  •  unforgettable childhood memories bracelet and other remembrance pieces

The list goes on. . .

Combining Energies

Designing a custom piece, whether for you or for another, is always an interesting and very rewarding adventure for both you and myself.

I have a good ability to feel my way through what is important to you (I ask lots of questions!), and I also know my jewelry intimately as well as technically.  Therefore, I can say I have an innate feel of what is possible .

Combining my knowledge and your dreams (whether vague or specific) indeed works very well. I have never in 18 years of creating this type of jewelry  ever encountered a person who was disappointed in a custom piece. On the contrary, most people think the result exceeds their expectation. . .Indeed, when I work, the piece takes a life of its own and small but important elements often suddenly appear which we had not thought of together. Read this post called ‘customer service and thoughts’, for feed-back from clients.

Time-frame

I can only make you a custom piece while I am close to my work-bench. This means during  my usual artshow season, therefore between the end of September and the beginning of December and from January to early April. Outside of that time-frame, I am on the roads of the world, in Europe, Africa or Asia, helping women in Africa, fighting for refugee rights in France or visiting my very mobile children.

Usually, allow 3 or 4 weeks  (sometimes less, check with me!) for the making of a custom piece as I am very careful to spend the necessary and the appropriate time on it: for example, I never mix making custom work and doing my own work, as the energy needed is not the same.

Please contact me HERE so we can discuss what is possible.

Here are some examples of what I have done:

Meeting Celebration

For a jewish person interested in Buddhism

Protection talismanamberFor Renewed Love Between Two Sisters

2008-09-17 23.01.55For the Celebration and Anchoring of Deep Healing

2008-11-07 16.25.32For a Personal Connection to Bear Medicine

2008-11-17 17.50.05For a Daughter’s Journey into Buddhism

Celebrating Life and self-love after a mastectomy


For the Start of a Massage and Healing Business

A Life message from Bob to His Lovely Grand-daughter

(completely designed by Bob !)

“To the beach!”. . . 

in memory of fun days with his grand-daughters, completely designed by Bob as well

A Symbol of the Holy Feminine

A message of Support and Love after a mastectomy

In Honor of  Kwan Yin

Loss  & Remembrance  ring

Summer time at her grand-mother’s house on the Opal Coast

 

For Courage and Guidance

God and Buddha’s support during a long  illness

Catholic Baptism medal

… Her Life Story….

Loss of child memory ring

 

Organ transplant gratitude charms

 

High-school graduation  ‘leaving home’  bracelet

 

Sobriety and Life Change bracelet

On the Buddhist Path pendant

For a special man, from his new love

On the Way to Change  pendant

Celebrating All of Life, Challenges included