Meet The Artisan
Fortune is a self-taught energy artisan. He grew up watching his mother - a Reiki master - use crystals to heal her clients' illnesses and pains, so he always knew that crystals had some sort of healing powers. As he got older, he noticed people would wear crystals and would ask them what each crystal did for them. He began to research crystal energy and its scientific benefits, which led him to discover orgonite and the benefits of wearable crystal energy art. Orgonite is a mixture of crystals and metals, usually in condensed resin, which conducts the energy of the crystals into the air and the body when held or worn. After purchasing some wearable crystal art pieces and feeling their energy himself, he felt that everyone should feel and benefit from this energy. He had always had a creative mindset and loved to work with his hands; he made pottery and built custom computers in high school. He felt an urge to craft his own crystal designs and express his ideas through the medium of crystal art. He began crafting orgonite designs, and when others would purchase them and ask, “Can you make this into a bracelet or ring?,” he started to learn wire wrapping to transform his orgonite designs into other forms of wearable art. After a while, he shifted his style to purely metal and crystal pieces, focusing less on orgonite because of its fragility, and he wanted to make sure his designs would last for thousands of years. After crafting for some time, he realized that crafting energy art was his true talent and greatest passion, and noticed that he felt completely fulfilled in bringing happiness and positivity to others’ lives through his art. When he founded Growavy, he made a decision to dedicate his life to crafting and distributing energy art across the world and spreading his research on the benefits of crystal energy.
In 2016, at the age of 20, he invested his life savings in the founding of Growavy, and the tools and materials he needed to craft energy art on a professional level. Since then, he has crafted hundreds of crystal designs in copper, silver, and gold. Growavy energy art continues to gain worldwide recognition and prestige for its message of positivity, unique personalization, and meticulous craftsmanship.
Fortune currently lives in his hometown of Boston, MA. The vast majority of Growavy designs are crafted in Boston.
Fortune recognizes that there is a void in today’s jewelry. It is missing three things: love, intention, and creativity. Most jewelry today is made only to be sold and shown off by its owner. In ancient times, jewelry was designed by a passionate craftsman, for its owner to connect with their crystal on an intimate level. Jewelry was worn to gain health benefits and bring spiritual awakening in connecting with the divine. It was also worn to actualize a specific intention, for everything from improving willpower to treating illnesses. Instead of being manufactured in a factory, jewelry was custom made by hand, with no two pieces alike. Fortune believes that restoring this culture through Growavy energy art will help the people of the world to grow as individuals and as a collective consciousness.
Fortune believes in following the ways of life of the ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) culture. In Kemetic culture, each person is given a name that denotes the aspects of nature (Neteru) that they are best aligned with. Fortune's Kemetic name is Ptah, which means craftsman or creator. In Kemet (ancient Egypt), craftsmen (Ptah) handcrafted jewelry, weaponry, statues, and architectural marvels with the utmost care and precision because it was their passion and life purpose. A Ptah would breathe life into his creations by putting his heart and soul into his work. Fortune continues his craft in the tradition of his ancestors by infusing each design with his life force. After he completes a piece, he holds it in his hand and presses it to his Heart. The design then becomes a living, breathing entity, and it forms a strong bond with the person who was meant to wear it, becoming like a loyal friend that can always be counted on.
When asked in a recent interview by The Indigo School why it is important for him to craft custom designs, Fortune's answer was this:
“I see every custom design as a reflection of the beauty and strength of its owner, and I feel that seeing those reflections every day helps to create a more positive image of oneself. Because the crystals and metals in the designs naturally raise the vibrations of the body to improve all aspects of health, I truly feel that crafting a custom design is the greatest thing that I can do for someone.”
Each Growavy design is a spiritual tool, whose purpose is to improve your health and increase your focus in actualizing a specific intention. Based on your intention, Fortune will form a design that can be worn on the body, whose vibrations will assist you in the fulfillment of your intention. Each design is specially crafted to capture your personality and remind you of your intention whenever you look at it. As your body becomes attuned to its vibrations, your intention will manifest before your very eyes.