Artistic creation is no small feat. From finding the motivation to work, developing new ideas, and maintaining trust and openness, all aspects of the creative process can be challenging Artistic Stone. And an artist's original intentions — for the work itself or, more broadly, for their career — can easily get lost along the way. For some artists, crystals have proven to help establish these intentions and optimize creativity.

"Our art is an extension of the passion, purpose, and drives that represent our puzzle pieces," says Vanessa B. Miller, jewelry designer and gemologist. "So it is imperative that we always take care of our heart, mind, spirit, and energy." An artist himself, Miller frequently incorporates crystal into his art and everyday life; She wears crystals as jewelry, carries them in her pocket, meditates with them, and keeps them in her workspace.

Each gemstone, stone, and gemstone or semi-precious or semi-precious stone is said to have a unique set of properties: they work with specific chakras, acting as energy chambers. Or works to protect you from negative energies. Crystal users believe the crystal must be activated to bring about such properties. And although crystals have different activation methods, that could mean regularly leaving them outside during a full moon, soaking in a bowl of salt water, or smudging them with sage.

Once a crystal is activated, sparkling or smooth stones can be used to establish intention, meaning a person can direct their thoughts and goals toward the object. They can then be placed around the home or studio or close to the body. "As artists, the spaces we create, the spaces we work in, our energy, and the environmental stressors affect our work," notes Miller.

Even crystal skeptics can agree that stones can serve as a reminder to tap into or let go of certain feelings and emotions to become creative and effective fruit. We've outlined the eight best crystals for artists looking for new ways to enhance their practice and invigorate their studio.

Clear Quartz

Given the different properties and uses of crystals, some are easier to work with than others. Miller recommends first working with clear quartz crystals for those utterly new to crystals.

Clear Quartz is one of the most popular crystals due to its ease of use. It is also said to easily absorb energy and resonate with all chakras, providing clarity and balance for the body and mind. Miller adds that it can "amplify positive energy and remove negative energy.


Making art can be an excellent opportunity for expression, but it can also make us doubt ourselves and our ideas. Amethyst may be worth a try for those looking to overcome such feelings and develop a stronger connection with wisdom and intuition.

"I love amethyst because whenever I doubt my creative process, I take a moment to work on it and establish a deeper sense of self-belief," Miller explained.


Aquamarine is a delicate crystal. This green and blue gemstone connects to the throat chakra and promotes peace. For Miller, aquamarine is a suitable crystal in stressful times that demand confidence. "I wear a big piece every day like a two-finger ring, and it has helped me speak clearly about my work, be courageous in valuing it, and has certainly inspired me to be creative." she declared.


For artists seeking a more emotional state of mind, crystal expert Sadie Kadlec of the Maha Rose Health Center in Brooklyn recommends working with Carnelian. This amber crystal is connected to the sacral chakra, promoting creative passion, sexuality, and courage. Kadlec explains: "This stone gives the courage to create work and stamina to complete projects." It also connects us to our passions, supporting their emotional creativity."


Citrine could be a good choice if you are isolated in the studio or wallowing in melancholy or laziness. This transparent yellow crystal eliminates negative energy and promotes personal solid will. Kadlec notes: "Citrine helps instill focus and focus, which is essential for launching projects. Considered to encourage a refreshed and focused state of mind, it can help maintain devotion during the crafting process.


Creators looking for a new direction - unique inspiration, a new community, or a new medium - may want to try Malachite. This stone is known for its association with coincidence and synchronicity and can guide you to new paths and essential transformations. "It gives confidence and clarity in one's profession and helps to connect with people and places that will aid their growth in their work," says Kadlec.


Pyrite is also one of Miller's favorite crystals in his workspace. This sparkling silver crystal is said to help encourage expression, protection, and abundance. "I keep a large team in my work area to inspire and focus on those assets," says Miller." Creating art is not just for sale; expressing a vision for your practice, calling for your hard work, and protecting from psychic attack goes a long way."

Tangerine Quartz

With its energizing orange color, this crystal is said to create a childlike wonder that leads to learning and growth. "I love Mandarin Quartz for its ability to stimulate creative energy," says Kadlec. "It's a playful stone that encourages us to respond to our world with curiosity, humor, and expansion beyond boundaries." If you lack the inspiration or strength to realize your shortcomings, look to this radiant crystal for an energy boost