A few weeks back I made the decision to consciously focus on resin based jewellery moving forward. I love the copper leaf pieces I have made, and by the way the copper leaf and steampunk earrings have sold, so have many of you.
So why did I find myself stood at the back of my local jewellery supply store, loving handling beads that were definitely nothing to do with resin?
Semi precious stones.
Most people are aware of the healing properties attributed to semi precious stones like rose quartz and carnelian. I spent a long time looking in to the meaning of beads and have my pink and blues bracelet that is meant to help healing and communication. Whether you believe in crystal healing or remain a sceptic, these bead are beautiful. Cool against the skin, soothing colours and instant reminder of the type of healing you were seeking. Regardless of whether these stones really do help heal, having a constant reminder by your wrist really will help mind over matter.
The stone I was particularly drawn to was Amazonite. Nothing to do with the on line retailer (notwithstanding google constantly correcting my search request, thanks google!). This beautiful translucent blue-green stone soothed me the moment I saw it. It was cool against the skin, and the colour of a beautiful sea.
Amazonite is said to tame the irrational, provide harmony and balance, and assisting in clear thinking and expression.
I have previously made mala bead bracelets using elastic cord, but this week I am withdrawing them and replacing them with beads on silver cord, using silver coloured toggle clasps. I am on a journey to add luxury, beauty and contentment to my life (that is not just the Sunday night blues starting) and the journey starts right now, with this stone. I'll be updating you with more semi precious stone bracelets over the next week or so, and will be explaining what these bracelets do, and how they feel.
In the meantime, I will be taking a little bit of advice from Tonya Leigh at French Kiss Life, and give myself a treat to look forward to bye celebrating my Monday night with champagne. Or perhaps a gin and tonic or three instead....
Picture courtesy of crystalcure.com