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About earthegy

    

I was having a glass of sangria one night with a friend and she started telling me about her "rocks." She then proceeded to pull a pouch of gemstones from her purse and tell me about each one and what they did. She summed it in one profound statement...  "If you think about how much energy the earth puts into making these stones over millions of years it only makes sense that they still carry that energy."

I was fascinated and hooked. But I didn't want to carry a bunch of rocks around in my purse. I wanted to wear them so I could feel them and see them and hear them chattering on my wrist. And so earthegy began...

Most of the jewelry you see here is handcrafted by me in my house in Virginia.   I have a small house in the historical district of Waynesboro and I live with my two dogs and currently 5 pet chickens.  

When you email "customer service" you're talking with me.  When you interact on the earthegy facebook page you're talking to me.  Nobody else.  

When you shop at earthegy you're supporting a small independent artist and products primarily made in the USA. Your purchase is the end result of sourcing, designing, researching, deliberating, budgeting, sweating, crying, cussing, rejoicing, and devising a method to the madness.  You are buying a unique work of art because you deserve to not wear what the next person is wearing.

If you'd like to know more please visit me on the Earthegy facebook page or my personal facebook page. I always welcome new friends and fans!

If you need to get in touch with me, the quickest way is my email at earthegy@gmail.com.  

All my love,

~Chrisy Bossie


Still curious? On my 3rd year anniversary of opening earthegy I spilled a whole bunch of secrets...

~earthegy started as a fluke. I had a girlfriend that showed me her pouch of rocks over drinks one night and told me all about them. They were exquisite. I fell in love with rocks right then and there. My friend also wore them in her bra to keep them closer to her. She didn't show me that part...

~I put my first bracelets up for sale on etsy in August 2010. My first sale didn't happen until a full two months later in October...

~Which was just in time because a few days earlier I was laid off from my full time job as a controller along with other upper management staff...

~Which made me cry for exactly 2 minutes...

~It took me two solid weeks of messing with word generators to come up with the name earthegy. It hit me as I was falling asleep one night in bed...

~My parents told me earthegy was a nice idea but it would probably take me two years to make a living from it. It's taken three...

~In my kitchen windowsill is a small picture that says, "the only thing more overrated than natural childbirth is the joy of owning your own business."    The picture was given to my mom when she started her own CPA business and she's passed it on to me...

~I never thought I would be cut out for self- employment. I couldn't imagine having the initiative to get up each morning and work for myself. Now I get up every day, work non-stop for a few hours in my pajamas, and have to tear myself away from my work table to put normal clothes on...

~I picked up accounting consulting jobs on the side to pay the bills...

~It wasn't until April, 2011 that earthegy had its first profitable month.  My net profit was $94.75.  I immediately called my parents to share my joy... 

~I measure my success by how often I go through a 150 foot roll of bubble wrap and I do the Happy Dance when I need to buy a new roll.  And I play with your bubble wrap when packing up your orders...can't resist...

I would not have been able to do any of this without people that believed in me. Your support and your referrals have helped me grow from starving artist to independent business owner.

I could never thank you enough. Ever.