Rising and falling along my forearm, Anna Michielan’s bracelets sound like waves washing up on tropical shores. I first noticed these polished Uli wood bangles on someone else and tracked down the creator, knowing I needed my own. Anna explained to me when we first met at Four Seasons Bali Resort at Jimbaran Bay, where she sells her enlightened baubles, that the Uli wood comes from the bottom of the sea near Nusa Penida, an island known for its lush bamboo foliage. First I bought two but quickly added to my collection. Five grace my arm every day now, looking chic to the world while I listen to their calming acoustics. Sometimes on a long flight, I’ll simply stroke their time smoothed surfaces in a meditative motion. When I seek insights and support beyond what I can find looking inward, I take out my crystal Shiva Lingam hung on a delicate silver chain. Though the non-believer in me smiled politely when Anna explained “the crystal chooses you” as I sat in Anna’s studio running my eyes and fingers over her vibrant, tactile creations, in fact I pick up one that spun with great force. “He is talking to you. The energy of that crystal is letting us know he is the one.” These days, when I take up the pendulum and channel my questions, the answers are always there.
"I started wearing an Anna Michielan For the Soul piece about a month ago.I choose the chiseled clear quartz crystal for myself and ever since I started wearing it I felt a sense of calm and balance that really seemed to help me focus and provide clarity and calmness throughout my often stressful days.The feeling was very strong and easily identifiable with wearing this crystal.I have recently also purchased a big black tourmaline crystal that I only wear at certain times as the energy of this stone is too strong to wear every day.Besides being beautiful and expertly crafted, as all of this jewelry line is, it is also created with heart and soul.The powers of the stones and the love with which this line is created are truly felt and are a joy to wear.I am an absolute fan.Additionally, being the owner of a wellness retreat centre, we are proud, honoured, and thrilled to be able to carry this line and offer the amazing qualities of this jewelry to our guests.Anna Michielan is a star!!"
Howard Klein, Desa Seni, A Village Resort
CEODesa Seni resort Bali
Anna jewels have been an active part of my growth now since 8 years. Over the years I collected pieces of sparkling jewels that were symbolic of missing soul pieces which I had lost during my life (s). The healing crystals assisted me on my healing path and facilitated profound transformations. On many occasions I was guided to annas workshop to consult her and the crystals about my next fase to reconnect with self. The crystals gave me clarity and gently guided me to the next level. Wearing annas jewels is a beautiful experience, nobody fails to notice the mystical elegance of the handcrafted pieces that I wear with much pleasure. My Soul and Spirit are forever in love with Anna's jewels.
Healing Therapist Bali
Craniosacral, transformational healer.
I head down Seminyak's Jalan
Arjuna to the workshop of Anna Michielan, a Venetian designer
who says she moved here to find a better life for her son. Today,
Michielan imports diamonds from India and emeralds from
Brazil. But the talent she uses to make her designs is all local.
"Balinese are natural artists," she tells me. "I train them to work
with the beads and wire, but they often come up with something
even better." She produces a pair of delicate silver chandelier
earrings accented with amethysts, tourmaline chips, and peridot,
which I decide are destined to dangle from my lobes this evening.
But it's not just glamour that Michielan's jewelry bestows; her
work is also bound to give you a spiritual glow.
Two years ago, Michielan found herself propelled into new
dimensions of design. "I felt guided toward crystals, I felt
the energy of the gems," she says. "I've found real purpose
to my life and work, more than merely setting stones."
With her newfound spiritual lease on life, Michielan
collaborates with the two Four Seasons resorts in Bali
to develop crystal-based healing treatments, which
then form part of her For the Soul collection. She shows
me recent pieces from the collection including raw,
smoky quartz rings and shimmering strands of
turquoise-and-rose quartz mala beads, up for grabs at
the Simple Konsep Store down the road.
Published in "Destin Asian" april 09
"Anna is a gifted soul with an artistic talent that pervades her work, she has knowledge of the soul energy of crystals and their healing gifts and combines them with personal energies to suit individuals. Highly recommended and respected jeweller.
Spiritual health Counsellor
"Brilliant, capable, honest! Anna is a genuine rare cocktail of sparkling creativity, courage and knowledge. She is a passionate Venetian born jewelery designer and a gifted soul person. Anna creations and work always match with her deep understanding of love an soul care, her attitude is amazing and you can feel it immediately and easy as wearing one of her powerful creation. Thank you Anna for all your time and for your explanation about you charming jewelery."
Michele C. Massari
CEO of Mogame Inc.