Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More than Creating Capes

For seven years, I have been making my beautiful capes and selling them purely by word-of-mouth advertising, until recently, I was told that there are others on the planet that deserve to know how to find me and get their capes made for them too. So, here I am on the internet, with my own blog, offering to you, my gifts and talents in co-creating beautiful, custom, spiritually connected capes. Following is a description of the process that transpires as one is brought into fruition.

When I start the process of making a cape for you, I ask you if it is all right with you if I contact your Higher Power and ask it to guide me through the process of creating your cape. If you say yes, then I make the request and wait for instructions. Usually, they arrive around 4:00 in the morning in full picture of the style of cape, the color and texture of the fabric, hood or collar, and length of cape. It all just comes in a full downloaded picture (most of the time). Then I start looking for the fabric, and that can take some time and some serious trust at times. I have out loud told the guides of some people that they'll have to lead me to that fabric because I have never seen or heard of that color in that texture of fabric. And then they do. It's a beautiful process every time and it works every single time.

Then, once I'm working on the cape, I will receive instructions and guidance that's meant for the person the cape is for, so I write it all down. The cape is given a name and I'm told what the purpose of it coming into that person's life is. They're all very individual in their purposes. Some come to offer protection, others are for guidance and some come to be a constant reminder of the truth of who that person "really" is. And occasionally, a Spirit Guide will choose in to be a physical representation for this person to really connect with. There is a powerful amount of energy that is infused into each cape, both from my intentionally doing it with powerful stones from Mother Earth and with the power of the Higher Being of these individuals that the capes are being created for.

The entire process is a conscious, step-by-step, intentional co-creation series of events. The first thing I do when I enter the studio to start a new cape is cleanse the space of any lingering energies from other capes by smudging the room with sacred white sage smoke, which I grow in my garden. Next I infuse the space with smoke from dried lavender, also grown in my organic garden.

Then I call upon the Higher Power, Guides, Guardian Angels, Ascended Masters, Elementals, and any others who are for the highest and best good of this person for whom the cape is being created. I ask them to come into the space bringing with them all the wisdom, gifts, love, encouragement, inspiration, etc. that they want to give this person and infuse those energies into these fabrics, so that their energies are permanently with this cape. I then ask which books from my shelves get to be part of the process. I then lay them on the fabric and infuse their energy and information into it. As I work on the cape I burn incense to continue to keep the space pure and alive. I am always inspired to play particular music for each particular cape. It's always fun to see what will be requested.

Again, as I'm working on the cape, more and more information is given me for this person, and so I write it down for them, creating a final document that can be six or more pages long. This document gives that person such a clear connection with the energy of the cape that an instant bond is made every time between the donned and the person wearing it.

The final step I do on the cape, once it is hanging on the body form in the studio, is create a sphere of pink light with a golden shell that goes out five feet on all sides of the cape. This sphere is the vibrational energy of love and so only the vibration of love or higher can penetrate this field.

For this reason, whenever someone puts on one of these capes, usually their eyes widen at the wonder they feel inside of it. Words are impossible at that moment to describe what it feels like to be wrapped in that level of divine energy. And there are often tears of recognition and love.
The delivery of the cape looks many different ways. Sometimes if just takes place at my studio or their home. Other times it coincides with a particular power date like a solstice or equinox and a special place is chosen to deliver it to this person at. Because the whole process is guided, it rarely ever looks the same from one time to another.

Lastly, I print up the document on special paper and tie it up in a wax seal for delivery. If you're now wondering about the price of the capes and what is involved in ordering one, here is some information on that. For each individual cape, I am told what the price gets to be by the cape itself. Because some of them demand a lot of hand work, or the fabric is just difficult to work with, they cost more. But I can tell you that a $500.00 deposit is requested before work begins. Many times that is the total price of the cape at completion. Some fabrics cost upwards of $200-300.00 alone. It absolutely gets to be just the perfect fabric or there’s no point in even starting the project. You deserve the best, every time.

If you'd like to see one of the documents from another cape I made, I'll get permission to share one with you. Because the relationship between the owner of the cape and the cape is so sacred, I don’t include the actual pictures of these capes on my blog. I will only post pictures of capes that are either not ones I co-created or ones that are my personal capes. My husband may even let me post pictures of his.

In case you’re wondering where you would wear one of these beautiful garments, may I suggest the Symphony? Small groups of couples wear ours to Holiday plays and festivals. I wear mine everywhere while it’s cold here in Salt Lake City, which happens to be about half of the year. Yea. I love the cold though.

When I wear one out Holiday shopping, the children are the ones who take notice. Then will run up to me and touch my cape with wide, shining eyes and ask who I am. They love them the most. And by the way, for you Mothers with Babes in arms, I put zippers in the arm holes so that you can zip them closed to wrap around you and your baby for more warmth. A young mother named Spring inspired that idea in me.

For those of us who are lucky enough to live in Salt Lake City, there are some quaint little shops clustered together on 7800 South and about 800 West called Gardner Village that offers roaming Holiday Carolers on Saturdays during December. I love wearing one of my capes over there and just walking around with a cup of mocha and listening to them sing. Sometimes it snows while they’re singing and the spirit of the holidays is so thick, it’s palpable. My favorite store in town is there too; Anastasia’s Attic. For all of us who love Victorian era clothing and decorations, there is no better place to shop. And Tara, the owner of the shop, is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. You deserve to check out her shop.

It is my personal belief that a girl deserves at least three capes in her closet and a guy deserves at the very least, one. I have six of my own and there are two more swirling around my energy field waiting to be brought into being. My favorite one is still the first one I made for my wedding in 2002. She is forest green velvet with a matching lining. She has so much energy in her that when I let people put her on, they usually order a cape immediately. She just has a way of making people feel in a way they’ve never felt before. She is full length with a hood and I call her “Lady of the Forest”. She is #2 and my level of quality has dramatically improved since I created her, but still, she’s the one I wear the most often.

The first few years I just made beautiful capes and numbered them. Then as I began to really connect with my Higher Power and remove limiting belief systems from my energy field, the capes began to talk to me. They would tell me their names, what language they speak (strange I know), what they’re coming into this person’s life to bring and many other beautiful messages. I started taking dictation, surprised at this new dimension that was coming into cape making. I never was a religious person, so I didn’t have those walls to deal with, but I also had never considered myself a clairaudient. But there they were, all these messages that were coming through for the person the cape was being created for. So I wrote and I continue to write for each one has so much to tell.

In the beginning, I felt very vulnerable delivering these documents along with the capes because what if…? And you know the “what ifs”. I felt exposed for attack. I was even told to write “I Am Divinity” on the inside of the cape between the shoulders. “Oh boy, that’s going to trigger some people”, I thought. But to my relief and surprise, people have responded to it very favorably. Those who may not, have not shown it and by now in my life, I no longer feel I have to hide my spirituality in order not to offend others in theirs.

So when someone asks me to put particular symbols inside their cape or if Spirit tells me to, I am honored to oblige. These capes get to be as powerful as is possible to make them, because it is time that we re-member that we are powerful Beings of Light and we came to 3-D to bring our gifts and talents to the table to share with each other. When I remind you that you are beautiful, powerful, loving, inspiring, etc., then I remember that I am too and the world becomes a brighter and peaceful place to dwell.


  1. This is totally fascinating. Until today I have been unaware; does this mean I am finally awakening? grin

    Your gifts, all the energy, your process is just unspeakably glorious.

    Reading about how you go about this makes me want to be a better person.

    I'm sure Heaven has blessed you; may these blessings continue in abundance.

    Mother Connie

  2. Hello, I am Shawn and I have had my cape for almost three weeks. Not only is it the most beautiful think I own but it is me and I am her. To say that she spoke to me would be an understatement. I read her message through, carefully, multiple times. I can't understate the connections formed during those readings. When I wear here, which I often do, I feel taller, more confident, the hidden person inside comes to enable me to go places and do things that the outer protective shell cannot allow. There was so much truth about she personality and purpose that is so me on the inside, always striving for peace around me, fighting for the weaker around me. She asked me to pursue some areas I had been neglecting, oddly I had been thinking the same things, it was very uncanny. I slept with her covering me for the first week. I hadn't slept so well in years. I feel safe with her around me. An yes, it is modeled after a book character but she is that and so much more. We are one on so many levels. She is my guide, my power when I am afraid and most importantly, she speaks to me about me, the person inside, the person know one but me knows. I cannot thank Rachel enough for opening the channels for my cape to speak to me on such a unique personal level. Through her i have learned things about my self that I knew were true but just not spoken.

    All Hail to Rachel for allowing herself to be the vehicle between the spirit of my cape and me. i will be forever grateful.