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About resonatedrock

Lapidary Artist, Rock Hound, Autism Awareness Advocate Entrepreneur


No two people on the #autism spectrum are the same. Neither are my handmade #autismawareness puzzle pendants I make from the rocks I find on Vancouver Island’s beautiful beaches! I have over 100 of these beauties not listed on my online #etsystore 😳Somebody come take all my pictures and do the write-ups for me! 😆#photographyishard #ijustwanttocreateimg_6314img_6295

Email me at and we can work together to find the one that’s perfect for you!


Victoria Autism Expo 2018


The BEST Fidget Spinner Ever! <== Click to see a video I took of my son using his Autism Awareness Pendant as a fidget spinner that has stopped him from biting his nails! I actually noticed that his nails need clipped again! This is the only fidget spinner that hasn’t been lost, stolen or broken and has sparked many conversations!

I was so excited to be asked to return to the Victoria Autism Expo! It’s a great event and there are even more vendors and businesses registered this year! And it’s a full day! 9-5! Aaaaaand IT’S FREEEEEEE! The workshops sound so fantastic that I almost wish I wasn’t a vendor so I could go to them!

I have a huge inventory of #AutismAwareness pendants that are not posted to my online store yet that I have been saving for this event! Please come check out the Expo and choose the PERFECT fidget spinner for $10 off at the event on Saturday!

Don’t forget that all my rocks are found on the beaches of beautiful Vancouver Island!

Autism Expo ~ Oct 22

Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island (ASCVI) is hosting an Autism Expo to connect families with organizations and businesses that offer autism intervention services. I will be there as a vendor selling my Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece Pendants! Come to Nanaimo and check it out! Free food and admission! Lots of crafts and games for kids to do! It’s going to be an amazing day!

Autism Expo PIC

Autism piece with dremel

Autism with logo

Autism Expo Poster_2017 PLEASE SHARE!

 October 22 11AM-3PM @ Beban Park Auditorium 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7

#autism #autismawareness #autismexpo

Let There Be Light!

I finally broke down and bought an actual light-box! So stoked!
Also, I’m pleased to announce that my online store now accepts Credit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards as well as PayPal!
Let There BE Light!

Autism Awareness Pendants are ready to ‘spin’!

I know the quality of the photos aren’t up to my regular standards, but I figured, just take some pictures and get them online already! So please visit my Etsy store (it’s that gift wrapped box in the right hand column–>) where you can take a look at the ones I have uploaded. They are in a section called ‘Autism Awareness Pendants’. I have a ton more to take pictures of…about 25 more ready to be polished and even more ready to be shaped. It’s all very labour intensive, but I absolutely LOVE my job!

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I am so pleased with how they have all turned out. It’s a completely different line than my regular pendants and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating them…from scratch…out of rocks…cut into slabs…pre-shaped with a tile cutter…shaped with my dremel using a diamond tipped bit…and then polishing them. Lovingly.Image

If you have a special rock that you would love to see as a pendant spinning freely on a swivel that you will wear with pride, please don’t forget that I also do commissioned work! That rock in a bowl on your coffee table that you picked up on a beach years ago can be sooooo much more than that! Why not remember that day, or moment, or vacation when you look in the mirror, or when your hand unknowlingly reaches down out of habit and gives it a little spin, or every time someone compliments you on it? And believe me. There will be compliments.

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Autism Awareness Pendant Line Launch!

Watch a promotional video clip I did for the upcoming 2nd Annual Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair on May 5th 2012 from 10AM-3:30PM. I was so nervous!

Click here for an amazing example of how freely my pendants spin!



Raising Autism Awareness…

I registered for a table at the Autism Awareness Fair here in Victoria on May 5th to sell my Autism Awareness Pendants! Kinda nervous but excited!

Also, I brought my swivels into an engraver to get my logo etched on them. I’m anxious to see how they turn out and then get attaching all my Autism Awareness Pendants to them.

The symbol for Autism is a puzzle piece, and is very fitting as Autism is a puzzling syndrome for sure. Having two boys (5 and 7) on the spectrum makes this cause very near and dear to my heart. I want to do my part to help raise awareness. For those of you who are curious, here is a sneak peek at what they will look like and the process I go through to make them. They are not finished yet, as I am still waiting for my swivels from the engraver, and I hope to have a lot more made soon-but I am thrilled with how they turned out!

All of these pendants will be attached to swivels for free spinning movement. To see examples of my pendants swivel, Click here to view my YouTube page

If you haven’t already, LIKE me on Facebook. It makes me really really happy!

And as always, please keep checking back to my online Etsy store to see what is currently for sale!

“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree!”

Christmas is quite literally right around the corner and I have added new pendants to my online store just in time! Take a moment to look at them and consider giving a gift this year that is one-of-a-kind and will be cherished forever.

Also, short video clips of Resonated Rocks’ Signature Swivels in action can be seen by Clicking HERE!

May you be richly blessed…and richly bless someone!

I like to give credit where credit is due. And giving credit to my Web/Marketing/Social Media Expert is long overdue! My website, Facebook page, online Etsy store, My logo, Business Cards…basically EVERY aspect of my business except making the actual pendants, has been expertly and professionally made by bakroots creative *.
When I say everything, I do mean everything! Right down to the wonderful pendant collages in my posts here. I have received impeccable service, invaluable advice and cannot recommend their services highly enough!

Commissioned Rock Pendants in Full Swing!!

Seeing as almost all of Resonated Rock Pendants are securely attached to a signature swivel, the title seemed fitting. I realize it’s only a matter of time before other people in this industry copy my swivel idea,(<–click me to see!) because it is a really really cool feature, but I’m not looking forward to that happening. It’s one of the things that sets my work apart. Being able to see all sides of your one-of-a-kind piece is unique and fun to play with too!

Lately I have had the pleasure of commissioned work which has been very exciting! I thought I would post some before and after pictures of the pieces I have done for people. You too can find a rock you like or means something to you and have it made into a beautiful, wearable, work of art!

If you are looking for a completely different gift for someone (or yourself!) that will be cherished forever, please check out my online store and give the gift that heirlooms are created from!

Click on any picture to enlarge

Your Mom called…she wants a rock

I could copy and paste some lovely poem about mothers, or tug at your heartstrings by sharing a story about my 2 autistic boys, who amaze me everyday with their ability to love.  But what I really want to happen here is for you to click on this link and visit my online store to buy a rock pendant.  (Maybe for your mother…who will “love you forever, like you for always.  As long as she’s living, your Mommy she’ll be.)  😉

What else have I been up to?  Well, thanks for asking!  I was honoured to be invited to donate a rock pendant to the Women in Finance – PEAK AWARDS  this spring.   I was SO excited to be asked because they found me through my online ETSY store!

Growing up, I went to Daybreak Point Bible Camp on Anvil Island.  I’ve spent a LOT of time there over the years.  I was there first as a workers kid, then as a camper, and eventually as an adult volunteer; all of which  created deeply cherished memories.  I recently donated a very special rock, that I had been shaping for nearly a year,  to the annual silent auction fundraiser.   I was so happy to give back to the camp that gave me so many great memories and experiences I still hold dearly.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please take a moment to browse my online store and don’t forget to “Like” me on Facebook!