After working 20 years as a correction officer for the Connecticut Department of Correction, Shaunda Opalacz is now a year into retirement on a creative mission to spread love throughout the world. Her business Love Creations by Shaunda LLC is how she pays homage to all things beautiful and divine through her creations. Although she has no formal artistic training, she is a naturally gifted creator who takes advantage of different creative classes and workshops. Over the last 15 years, she developed a deep admiration for crystals, their meanings and the roles they play in everyday life. This led to an idea to use these gemstones as embellishments on greeting cards.
Rose quartz, the stone of unconditional love, has been the gemstone she uses predominately to help her dream come to fruition. She resides in Bloomfield, CT, where she has an adventurous life with her wonderful husband, Doug, and spoiled fur-baby, Chai.
Her unique gifts can be found in The Ruby Tree, Woodbury, CT, The Writery Ink, Bloomfield, CT. and at Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT.