As if I don't have enough things to do to take up my limited free time, I also make and sell elaborate hats, headdresses and other wearable art.
I wasn't joking when I said I'm a builder and a creator by nature. I do NOT do well being bored. It's literally torture.
Anyway, here's the back story on the shop name:
The Seventh Chakra, also known as the Sahasrara or the crown chakra, is one of the primary chakras. It is described as a lotus flower with 1,000 petals of different colors and is located at the top of the head. It is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate.
I started making headdresses after seeing belly dancers at festivals wearing them, and I noticed that a lot of people at Burning Man wear crazy hats. So, naturally, I wanted one. However, if you haven't guessed this already, I'm not the type to buy something that I could potentially make, so I taught myself how to make my own. Also, another issue I encounter when buying head gear is that I have a huge head, so most stuff is too small for my giant dome.
In order to keep prices low and to reduce the carbon footprint created by packaging corporations, most of the materials used to make my creations are sourced from the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, which is an eco-minded resale shop in Oakland. The mission of The East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost art supplies. Check them out here.
I also crochet like a madwoman. Stay tuned, as I'll be posting some crocheted goodies for sale soon. Oh hey, and as a treat for reading my story, use the code SCDWEBSITE10 for $10 off anything in my store.