Free Reading Winner

Hello all!

I am happy to announce that this month’s winner of a free reading is June Neiworthy! June will have a free intermediate reading just for entering the drawing and for finding the squawking Haven “Free Reading” icon somewhere in my Etsy Shop!

Stay tuned for this month’s drawing, the announcement will appear here on my blog sometime this month. While you are at my Etsy Shop, check out the new masks there, and more are yet to come! Staying safe has never looked so good!

Hope to hear from you soon. Stay safe and happy,

Free Psychic Reading for June!

Hello beautiful people!

It’s that time again! I will be giving away a free psychic reading to one lucky reader because I love you guys! The reading will be my intermediate reading which is very popular but believe it or not, there is absolutely no purchase required to enter! The entry requirements are simple:


  •  You must be at least 18-years old.

  • You must comment with your first name and one word, describing your questions.

  • Winner agrees to send a brief list of your questions (up to 3)  and the ages & names of those involved.

  • The winner must include an email address where the Reading Results should be emailed to.

  •   Find the “Squawking Free Readings” cartoon somewhere on my Etsy Shop.  Say where you found it.


That’s it!

Entries must be received by June first. Winners will be announced in the first week of June, and the winner notified via email and announced so everyone can see our lucky winner’s name right here on my Blog.

As a result of you taking a moment to enter, you will also be entered for a random drawing sometime in June to receive a free crystal specimen, just because!

I look forward to reading for all of you, and especially one of you,  absolutely free of charge!

Rember, the winner’s first name will be posted in the first week of June. You have until June to enter, so the reading can take place right away.

Reading given away will not be posted publicly, this is a private and confidential reading.

Good luck, my friends!


Special Protection Amulets and Serving You Safely


Dear Friends,

I apologize for not updating sooner, it’s been a little crazy around here, as I’m sure it probably is wherever you live these days.

As we all try to adjust to this new reality, I am trying to make sure that all shop items and all services are still available to you and that you can always order in confidence that tangible products will always be packed with care and thought toward your safety.

In my new practice, I will be disinfecting all items prior to packaging and disinfecting the box or bags used to ship them. Everything is handled with gloves, and since I am an independent seller, I can guarantee the items all ship from my smoke=free and more importantly virus-free home in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!

I will be marking sales this week on Psychic Readings, via email, which we all need right now to try and navigate our way to the future.  Plus, I will be creating discounts on many other items throughout the store, including my spell candles and coming soon,  a Special Protection Amulet to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. Made with Crystal Elixr, Magical and Organic Herbs, Essential Oils and other elements to repel disease and sickness, and powered with Reiki energy, Prayer and Spellwork, these amulets are unlike anything I’ve ever made before and far more powerful. They only need to be placed in the home, office, car or in pocket or purse to do their work.

Please use common sense, my magic amulets can only augment real medical care and human common sense. Do NOT discontinue or refuse medical help in favor of these items.  These items are Reiki charged and Blessed to help draw safety and strengthen immune systems and invite positive energy into your life. You have your part to do as well.

All that being said, I personally believe in the power of my amulets or I would not offer them to you. I hope you will enjoy the lightness of spirit they bring, as well as the good health they foster. Especially good for immuno-compromised persons such as myself and many of my friends, these have taken a while to complete but I know they are worth it, and honestly I already feel much better, just having mine to hang in a sunny window, doing its thing.

Due to high demand, you may message me in advance of the sale if you like, and reserve yours. These are soft cloth pillow-style amulets, each with a powerful enchanted charm attached and a satin ribbon for hanging. They retail for 30.00 but for a limited time, if you want to reserve yours, I will ship them free of charge for a total of 25.00.  Message me with any questions.

You may expect new items in the store for the next two weeks at least since I finally have a bit of spare tie now to make more beautiful treasures for you.

Take good care of yourselves and each other, and together we will see this time through and make the future better than ever with the lessons we are learning now.

Love and light to all,

The Best Gemstones for a Happy New Year!

Happiest of new years to you all, my friends!

Mine has gotten off to a good start, I have more beautiful things to list than I have time to work on! Hubby Stephen has been cranking out the simple, elegant “One Drop Gemstone” earrings,  and of course, I had to sneak myself one of each, and I can’t wait to show them to you, probably Sunday, if not this evening.

In the meantime,  if you are looking for a gemstone that hasn’t been listed yet in the Jewelry section of my Etsy Shop,  just send me a message and I’ll list them next.

I’ve added a few new loose gems in my Gems, Crystals and Fossils section, with many more soon to follow. My large size  Enchanted Spell Candle is now 20% off the normal price, so get your love candles before Valentine’s day!

But the purpose of this post, other than shameless self-promotion, is to remind you of some stones that can be hard working partners which will help enhance your creativity, calm, grounding, love and success in 2020. To make your new year it’s best, I here are my recommendations for some of my favorite healing and helpful stone companions:


Healing Properties of Natural Citrine
Spiritual: Natural Citrine has one of the most powerful energies of all crystals. It purifies the energy of everything around it, and is one of the few “self-cleansing crystals” capable of maintaining its own brilliant energy field. Natural Citrine is a potent tool for manifestation, helping us to know our desires and ask the Divine to guide our actions and lead us to success. When the road is difficult, Natural Citrine lends us strength and banishes feelings of heaviness and darkness from our spirit, replacing it with vibrant golden Light. Citrine is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra. It is connected to the element of Fire and vibrates to the number 6.



Emotional: Natural Citrine’s energy is exceptionally joyful and happy, making it one of the most useful stones to use to treat depression and anxiety. Its purifying energy helps protect us from being drained by difficult situations or people. Furthermore, it can help us to set and maintain clear emotional boundaries so that we don’t need to rely on its protection. It helps us to see that it is ok to say “no” and also to be clear about what we WANT rather than merely focused on the minimum we NEED to survive. Natural Citrine encourages us to think and feel clearly about what is necessary for our happiness and to confidently do the work necessary to bring that about. It teaches us that when we do the work, we are properly entitled to enjoy the result.

Natural Citrine’s purifying energy helps us to keep our thoughts clear and clean, so we can make good decisions and put them into action immediately. It helps us to rapidly digest complex information, particularly as related to power, boundaries, and manifestation. Citrine helps us to organize our thoughts into those which serve us, and those which do not, and to quickly discard those that do not. It is particularly helpful for helping us to understand and move past any mental blocks dealing with money. It helps us to let go of feelings of being “undeserving” or the erroneous belief that money is “evil.” Instead, Citrine shows us that money buys marshmallows and builds hospitals, and can therefore be considered a “good thing” worthy of being gathered, saved, spent, and enjoyed.

Physical: Natural Citrine has been used to treat the stomach, spleen and pancreas and is said to promote digestion. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers to speed up metabolism and heal the endocrine system. Natural Citrine is particularly useful for helping us to make the practical lifestyle changes that are necessary after being diagnosed with early diabetes.



Spiritual: Apricot Agate has a very nurturing and warm grounding energy which makes us feel safe and loved. It gently releases fear and helps us to understand, or at least make peace with, death and other great unknowns. Apricot Agate helps us to become more spiritually mature and provides us with a deep internal sense of stability and peace. It is useful for self-reflection, contemplation of the world and meditation and can help us have a keener sense of reality. Apricot Agate cleanses the energy of everything that it comes in contact with, leaving us feeling refreshed and accepting of the abundance the universe has to offer us. Apricot Agate is attuned to the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. It is connected to the Element of Fire and vibrates to the numbers 5, 6 and 7.

Emotional: Apricot Agate evokes the essence of “home” – a place where we are loved, accepted and very much wanted. It is especially good for promoting love and understanding between parents and children and helps dissolve tension. Apricot Agate helps us to create good relationships especially within our family unit or close friend groups. Apricot Agate reminds us that we all have important gifts to share with others. Moreover, it teaches us that the key to a happy life is to find those people who have the gifts we need and who need the gifts we have. Apricot Agate helps us to let go of anger and bitterness, and if necessary, find the courage to begin anew. Apricot Agate helps us feel safe, but equally important, Apricot Agate encourages us to create and maintain healthy boundaries so that we actually are safe. It is particularly useful for anyone who suffers from codependent relationships. It helps us to explore and understand the difference and healthy progression between dependence, independence, and interdependence.

Mental: Apricot Agate has a very soft and loving energy, but is also very logical, rational, and no-nonsense. It helps us to properly analyze and solve our problems and encourages us to take action. It reminds us that our best chance for making our dreams come true is by working hard, working smart, and working well with others. Apricot Agate helps us to make decisions swiftly and for the best, and to be truly open to change. It is also a wonderful stone for self-analysis since it’s energy is gentle yet also very honest, a combination which can help us to build self-confidence and self-acceptance. Apricot Agate stimulates our creativity and combines it with pragmatic common sense. It helps us to find the pathway forward that will bring us the most joy and serve the Highest Good.

Physical: Apricot Agate is most commonly used by metaphysical healers to treat the eyes and uterus, as well as problems with the bladder/intestines/pancreas/stomach, circulatory system, lymphatic system, and various skin disorders. It is also commonly used to treat physical and emotional wounds caused by abuse or addiction. Apricot Agate is believed to be a general energy booster and is often used to revitalize the physical body or to provide support during detoxes. It has been used to stanch the flow of blood, from cuts as well as heavy menstrual flow. Apricot Agate is also useful for helping bring attention to any physical ailment which is interfering with our well-being and to resolve the matter as swiftly as possible.



This stone will boost your ability to communicate, especially the thoughts and feelings that you receive from your higher self and spirit guides or even angels. This is a soothing and nurturing stone, that will bring you calmness and peace of mind, and helps bring sweet dreams, reducing nightmares or night terrors. An excellent emotional healing stone, Blue Lace Agate energy resonates in the throat chakra bringing tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension. Blue Lace Agate will help you to clarify your thoughts so that the person you are communicating with will clearly understand your point of view. It will assist you to speak freely and release any feelings associated with the opinions of others. Emotionally it aids you to express your feelings, so it encourages you to let go of old emotions, and retained pain from childhood trauma. It is excellent to help you to release anger that may have been stored in the body from past experiences. If you like using positive affirmations, this crystal helps to amplify the energy. It is great to use if you do any healing using sound, like crystal bowls.



Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. Laser Quartz Wand crystals focus energy into a concentrated beam, which can be used for precision healing. Caution should be observed when working with Laser Quartz Wands due to the intensity of the energy.





Howlite: HOWLITE

Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates a desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain, and stress. A calming stone, Howlite calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Howlite balances calcium levels in the body and is very good for teeth, bones and can help end headaches caused by stress or holding too much energy inside, especially after working with magic or psychic energy.




Rose Quartz :ROSE QUARTZ

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. This stone helps people to love themselves more and helps develop self-esteem.








As spiritual tokens, pearls are said to assist in calming and centering, as well as nurture your faith, loyalty, integrity and purity. They are also strong symbols of femininity, helping women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.” Perhaps most importantly, it is said that pearls have specific frequencies of energy vibrations which can re-balance deficiencies in the human body when they are worn, just like gemstones

Well, that’s about it for the moment, my friends, but keep visiting my Etsy Shop to see more goodies every week!

Have a warm, happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Winter Holidays! New Offer! Free Gift With Every Purchase, Now Through February 1st!

Hello everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a happy winter holiday! Just to let you know, it doesn’t have to be a holiday to treat yourself to some pretty sparkly and healing jewelry, or perhaps a psychic reading to help you navigate the new year! For the entire month of January, I am sending a free gift along with every order!

I want 2020 to be RCO’s greatest year yet and I’m using positive energy to achieve that, so I’m making some great surprises for you! I will be adding more new items every week, and I do love a challenge so if you don’t find the gems you want, just ask me! Have a happy and safe holiday and new year! Love from Ravenbird


Here’s some pix of all the beautiful and helpful things you can find in my Etsy shop, locater here: https://www.ets

Photo by Raven Fabal…

Season’s Greetings Beautiful People! Come See What I’ve Made This Winter!

Happy Holidays, beautiful people!

I wish you and yours the peace and beauty that make your heart sing in this season of cold weather and warm hearts. Love comin’ at ya from Ravenbird’s Nest! While you’re doing your holiday shopping, I thought I’d remind you that for a special treat, give someone a hand crafted gift this year, not unlike the fabulous goodies in my Etsy shop! OK, that’s a shameless plug, but then, it is my website, so I can’t resist sharing the latest news.

I have just finished listing a few more pretties in my shop, including my Aqua Blue “Little Angel” earrings! These Little Angels come in various colors, so come to my Etsy shop and check them out! These are lever back earrings so sturdy that even busy little girls won’t lose them!


Next, I found some of the most perfect tiny Abalone Shells and created some Island-Style necklaces! I sold all but a couple of them before I even had a chance to list them though, so get them while you can. I hope to make more within a week or so, and if you want something a little different, I can do a special order for you using my “Microme” technique to make a very Moana looking necklace. These necklaces have coordinating earrings in my store, from Blue Mother of Pearl and real Freshwater Pearls, which I showed you in my last post.

These little Abalone Shells glisten and gleam in the light makingit hard to photograph them well, but in person, they are truly stunning!. Have a look:


I am also beginning to work with pure copper wire, which looks great even as it ages, and combining that with Genuine Turquoise which, in addition to being a striking look, also works metaphysically to help inspire confidence in speaking, excellence in communicating one’s thoughts and is good for all ailments of the throat.

So, for now, I have lots of lovely new things to show you, these are only a few.

But I have even better news!!! I recently came into an absolutely amazing Dragon’s Hoard of Gems, Silver Chains, Pearls, and much much more!

The only thing I’ve been lacking is the time to sit down and create!  I will be through with my college semester after tomorrow and at that point, I can get down to the business of making LOTS of new items again, including my Staffs, Magic Wands, Amulets and Spell/Wish Candles!

I hope you are enjoying all the new things I am making for you. I do love a challenge, so let me know what you would like to see and I’ll see what can be done to accommodate you! I love doing special orders and Vintage Jewelry repairs!

In my next post, I will be writing on a seemingly unrelated subject, but one that is very close to my heart; Low Dose Naltrexone as an alternative to Opioid Pain Medications. I will explain next time, but let me suffice it to say that this medication has been a miracle in my life, and that’s why I want to share the news with all of you, my favorite peeps. Till then, Happy Holidays, Blessed Yule, and have a good, safe winter season!

Peace and love,






Blue Mother of Pearl and Up-cycled Pearl Jewelry Now in my Etsy Shop!



Hello again!

I have just listed a couple of beautiful mother of pearl and pearl combinations in my shop.

I am using up-cycled pearls, taken from an old set of cultured pearls and some fabulous new freshwater pearls, along with some of the most beautiful real mother of pearl you can find. Bright blue and very pearlescent, the photos don’t do them justice.

In the coming days I will be listing some genuine Abalone jewelry as well as a wealth of various Aura quartz goodies, so stay tunes, and let me know what you think because I do it all for you.

Peace and Love,


New Items in my Etsy shop!

Holy crow! Is it December already? I have let time get away from me, and now I’m going to make up for it!

I have resolved to list new items every week in my Etsy shop throughout the holidays and for the foreseeable future.  In fact, I just got a huge lot of Aura Quartz, and charms and some truly spectacular gemstones and I’ve already started adding items as of today.

Let me show you some of the new things I am creating:

Glow in the Dark Fairy Lantern
Fairy Lantern at night


Genuine Aura Quartz Crystal Fairy Garden
Aura Crystal Fairy Garden, even more crystals inside!
Amethyst Fairy Moon Necklace


And that’s only the beginning! Look for new pretties made with TIger eye, Amethyst, Purple Copper Quartz (You have to see this stuff to believe it!) Malachite, Mother of Pearl and much more!  If you are looking for something in particular, please don’t hesitate to ask – I LOVE a challenge!

Thanks for hanging on while I was unable to update here, but I promise, I’ll surprise and delight you with all the new items, and with much more frequent posts from now on out! Any questions? Just let me know and I’ll post some Q&A in the very near future.

Till next time,