About

Anima Designs started by creating artistic rubber stamps, from original photographs and has transformed into a purveyor of unusual beads and sacred amulets for jewelry, and a smattering of other vintage arts and crafts supplies. We have been in business since 2000. We have two sites: animadesigns-shop.com, which is our shopping site and animadesigns.com which was our original site and is currently the home of an extensive library of reference materials for the many projects, training sessions, and arts fairs that we have participated in over the years.

Please take your time to explore this site and enjoy the many detailed tutorials and projects derived using some of our products including walnut ink crystals.

Anima Defined

an·i·ma ( n -m )
n.1. The inner self of an individual; the soul.; 2. In Jungian psychology: a. The unconscious or true inner self of an individual,as opposed to the persona, or outer aspect of the personality. b. The feminine inner personality, as present in the unconscious of the male.It is in contrast to the animus, which represents masculine characteristics.

[Latin anima; see an - in Indo-European Roots.] 
an - Important derivatives are: anima, animal, animus, equanimity, unanimous. To breathe. Suffixed form *an -mo-. a. anima, animadvert, animal, animate, (animato), animism, animosity, animus;equanimity, longanimity, magnanimous, pusillanimous, unanimous, from Latin animus,reason, mind, spirit, and anima, soul, spirit, life, breath; b. anemo-, from Greek anemos, wind.