I make jewelry in hopes of inspiring and empowering those who wear it, encouraging a genuine emergence of who we really are when we peel back all the layers. To constantly be reminded and reconnected to ourselves and the incredible world we live in.
I want these pieces to serve as a sort of anti-armor, a reminder to soften our guard and open up to the beauty of life, to be in total awe of something that just takes over the senses. Laying on a warm, creekside rock with your feet in the water, feeling absolutely blown away by the purity of the moment. Even if it’s fleeting, realizing that we are part of it, and at the same time we ARE it.
These are the feelings that enrich my work. I hope that spark of sheer joy and wonder carry through into these pieces. Separating the inspiration from the work is impossible, and I want to share these meaningful expressions with you all..
Every piece honors growth and carries a deep reverence for taking time to appreciate the things that bring us joy, no matter the shape or size.
We carefully select material by observing the rhythms of nature, both the slow and the explosive, keeping in mind we are always growing and opening to life.
Designed with intention to deliver a constant reminder of what is important to us and establishing and maintaining our own rituals of self-love and allowing that to spread to others.
WHAT WE MAKE
A dependable, comfortable item that serves as a faithful reminder of the extraordinary in daily life.z
From simple to statement, available in a diverse assortment. Durable, well crafted and memorable.
A noteworthy addition to any ensemble, an eye-catching necklace can offer a glimmer into something otherworldly.
“I rock Orion Jewelry because it fits my earthy personality. Val uses a lot of Jasper and that is one of my favorite stones. Her pieces are grounding and calming. I’m a huge fan of her work.”
“Adorning myself with the work of Orion Jewelry Design is my way to communicate to the world values of authenticity, creativity and connections to that mysterious dimension of nature and the universe intersecting. The best part is that each piece feels like it was made for me, even if that was not the intention at the time. The jewelry all stacks well or on its own. My favorite combination is one chain, one pendant and one beaded, with tons of bracelets, always!”
“As soon as I saw the drop necklace I knew it was for me, Val was the sweetest and knew the names of stones. I also loved the tiny dainty lotus necklace. The apatite stone in the drop was just what I needed for clarity, and the aventurine in the lotus necklace for heart healing and emotional calming. I also requested a necklace for a friends birthday and she sent the necklace promptly with the cutest birthday note with explanation of the stones and connection to her zodiac sign. Val’s Orion jewelry is lovely.“
“I am lucky enough to own 2 beautiful necklaces handcrafted by the artist Val Walis. She is inspirational & a beautiful soul who works hard & is so fun to be around. Her work is impeccable & I’m proud to wear it on a regular basis!“
“When i picked out the perfect necklace, it made me feel extremely happy and confident when I put it on. it was comfortable and a perfect length for me! this jewelry, I now will wear frequently, will display to the world my style and personality that I am happy to show off.“
“It just makes me happy. There are times that I look at it and wonder if I should take it off if I’m wearing another necklace… but I never do!“
“I wear the quartz choker I bought daily; it honestly feels so light and small that I forget I’m even wearing it. The fit is perfect and it definitely feels like an extension of myself. I feel much calmer wearing it and it helps me stay grounded.“
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