PORTUGAL SPIRIT FESTIVAL

Significant transitions in one’s life are often times accompanied by an organized event, a modern-day rite of passage; the Catholics have the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Jews a Bar or Bat Mitzvah… Or there are graduation ceremonies to mark the end of high school or college, weddings to formalize couplings, funerals to memorialize deaths. So…

FORGETTING IN ORDER TO REMEMBER

New York, JFK, Terminal 5, 9/11/2018 An emotionally tumultuous day, seventeen years after two jetliners flew into the World Trade Center. Terminal 5 is unusually but not unexpectedly empty; I too felt uneasy about flying out on this inauspicious day. But the ticket was booked. Soon after the security screening, my daughter called, weeping, from…

ARH JEWELRY GOES TO JAPAN!

I fell in love with Japan 20 years ago. I lived there from 1995 to 1999. It got under my skin, deep into my being, for its awareness of beauty and meaning in all forms of nature. Its a place I have always wanted to keep a tie going. Now, 14 years after my last…

EYE OF JAH JEWELRY for RiseJamaica

On my last trip to Jamaica at the beginning of this year, I participated in one of Nicky and Caroline DeLisser’s life-changing Goddess Retreats where I asked within for guidance with my career, to move it direction-wise in ways it where it could give back, where its success could be shared. (They have no website…

NEW JEWELRY WEBSITE

After India, after the NYNOW Show, after a relentless summer, I’ve finally rebuilt my jewelry website. Here it is: http://www.AnnaRuthHenriques.com This amulet I hand-painted behind rock crystal is called ‘Resurrection.’ I have posted it in honor of my re-launch. I’d love if you’d share the site. Also, any feedback is much appreciated! By the way,…

BACK TO THREADS OF CONNECTION

I wrapped up the NYNOW Summer Show last night where I exhibited my own collection of jewelry to the trade (ie. to retail stores, not individual customers) while Aayenda, the new jewelry brand of the Afghan collective launched the lapis/turquoise collection I designed for them. Here are some photos of the work. And here is…

ALL HANDS ON BOARD

(Posting this a few days late…) The New York Now Show (formerly known as the Gift Show) is a day away. I’m racing to finish my own collection for my eponymous booth as well as fielding emails about the collection I designed for Aayenda/Future Brilliance that will also be exhibited and sold in another section…