May 22 , 2019
If you’re reading this blog, then you already know how beautiful Crystal Art is, and what a great hobby it is. But what you may not know is how beneficial it is for anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and even for children suffering with ADHD or some levels of autism. Now, I am not claiming that crystal art is a cure for any of these conditions, but what I can tell you is how it helped me, and many people I have introduced to the craft.
My introduction to Crystal Art, and to Craft Buddy, came when I had to take a break from running my bespoke jewellery business, due to ill health, which left me with terrible anxiety and depression, leading to panic attacks that meant I was unable to leave the house on many days. My mind would run at a million miles an hour, and I couldn’t focus on anything.
"I can honestly say that it changed my life!"
Then I discovered Crystal Art, just through a random Facebook advert and decided to give it a go. I can honestly say that it changed my life! In the early days, I would sit and crystal for most of the day, not thinking about other things, just focusing on that little square of canvas, and placing those tiny gems in the right place. That’s all I needed to do for that moment in time. As the days went on, I found I was able to do a little more around the house, and even go out. I always came back to my crystal art, but it was allowing my mind to rest, and recover.
As I gradually got better, I started preparing my business to do some more shows, and selling my jewellery at festivals and other events, I decided to try selling Crystal Art. Craft Buddy couldn’t have made it easier to become a stockist, and I was very soon selling almost more of the crystal art than I was of my own products!
I have now introduced many friends and strangers to Crystal Art, both as an amazingly relaxing hobby, but also as a therapy. I am talking with some art therapy groups who are interested in using it in their help groups, and also have donated some kits to school clubs, who have found that if they have children who are really struggling in school, crystal art is something that really helps them to calm and focus.
I am very passionate about Crystal Art, and firmly believe that it is a valid therapy for anyone who just needs to be able to relax, clear their minds and get lost in the joy of producing some beautiful art work that holds its own on any wall, and gives such pleasure to everyone who sees it.