HI, I'M CHESKA!
and I'm the maker behind this one-woman business! As a purpose-driven woman, I hella believe in being intentional in everything I do, and that includes being purposeful about the jewelry I choose to adorn my body with each day. Working with crystals has been instrumental to my healing and spiritual growth and wearing them everyday is my way of including their magic in my every day life. Thank you so much for supporting my craft, vision, and heart-work; it means the world to me that my jewelry speaks to you.
I started woundedhealingart in the Summer of 2019 after finishing a draining first year of graduate school. I was working on my Master's degree in College Counseling and while I absolutely love what I do and I’m passionate about working with young people to become the best versions of themselves, I felt like I was losing myself a little in the process. My entire identity was tied to my work as a counselor and educator, and I wanted that to change. In search of myself outside of my professional work, I started attending transformational music festivals and was absolutely in awe of all the creative energy I was surrounded with. Folks of different backgrounds came together to create something beautiful in the world, and I wanted to be part of it. These experiences led to what can only be described as a surge of creative energy filling my soul that was begging to be released. I searched for an outlet by connecting to crafts that I used to enjoy as a child and I rediscovered jewelry-making. In high school, I made earrings that I used to sell at football games and rallies, so I broke out my old supplies and started making jewelry again as a way to release that creative energy. One thing led to another, and Wounded Healing Art was born! Connecting back to a craft that used to bring me so much joy has been a homecoming that's been long overdue and I am so, so honored to be on this journey with you all.
Before designing a new collection or piece, I think intentionally about the kind of energy and feeling I want to evoke in my customers. My main purpose is to inspire you to think more intentionally about the jewelry you wear by providing designs that will bring you the healing energy you need.
Without community, my business would be no where. I give back to the communities that helped my business grow by hosting fundraisers, popping up at BIPOC community events, and mentoring up and coming BIPOC owned small businesses.
It's extremely important to me that my jewelry is accessible to all. For that reason, I offer multiple price points so that everyone can get a little crystal magic in their jewelry collection.