We are a husband and wife team who work well together, but also have our own pathways!
Dave is the wand and smudge feather maker; he uses his intuition when preparing and working on both, especially the wands. As described within the wand section, he always does his own ceremony before cutting any of the wood for the wands and gives thanks with offerings afterwards. Dave is also very good at carrying the crystals etc in and out of most of the shows we do across the Devon and Cornwall areas!
Sheila is the main crystal nut, and is a Crystal Reiki therapist and teacher; she is also the animal communicator. Recently (well over the last 3 or 4 years) has become very involved in making candles. These are not the lovely, highly scented room candles that are usually scented using chemically made aromas, but are all made using essential oils which usually only give off a very localised scent, and for particular reasons, such as Full Moon, chakra balancing etc.
We are both "touchy feely" when it comes to our crystals. With very few exceptions our crystals are personally handpicked by us, directly from our suppliers who either visit us, or we go to their showrooms. We personally feel and check the energies within the crystals, if they do not feel right for any reason they do not join our crystal family. We DO NOT order directly from overseas suppliers which would make our crystals cheaper because this would mean we would be unable to pick and choose our crystals based on their energies.
When the crystals join our family, they are cleansed and energised; the method of which varies depending on the type and condition of the crystal (polished, raw/natural). They will be periodically cleansed again while they are in our care and always before going on to their new custodians. Each crystal will be accompanied by a small card with some of the information about the crystal and very often with a little leaflet giving tips about looking after the crystal and how to ask it to help with its particular properties.