Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Behind Handmade Ho Down- Meet the Committee

As part of the series, Behind Handmade Ho Down, we invite you to meet the committee members who have helped make this event possible.

Today we meet Sandy List, our Editor-In-Chief and Charity Liason.

Sandy joined Etsy  when she opened her Sagehealer shop in Sept. 2009.  She is a spiritual healer, long time meditator, and shamanism student. Currently, Sandy lives in Marin, CA with her dog Nina. She has been a member of the SF Etsy Street team since last year.

The journey to Etsy came about after a year-long class with cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien. 

"We were given "click sticks" and  encouraged to use beads or personal marks on them to give them power. After picking up some gemstones and charms, I started making smudge sticks (which I had used for years but never made) and then combining them with the beads I brought home. A special talisman emerged much to my surprise", she says. 

After giving many as gifts, Sandy was encouraged to sell them on Etsy. 

"As a result of my late-blooming craft as an artist,  I see the world around me with new awareness and deeper connection to nature and Spirit in all things."

Sandy makes healing talismans, shamanic rattles, and smudge sticks. These beautiful and spiritual items can be found on her etsy shop, SageHealer.

Sandy is the official Editor-In-Chief of all things Handmade Ho Down as well as the Charity Chair for this event.


  1. sandy you are on of the most rocking crew members!

  2. I love your metaphysical charms!!