I just realized it’s been awfully long since I posted pictures of the jewelry I’ve been beading, so let’s remedy that, shall we?
If you’re not into beads or jewelry or creativity, that’s okay. We don’t all have the same interests. You can skip reading right now.
Sure, you’ll hurt my feelings, but I’ll get over it. As Henry Rollins said, “Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.”
Just don’t leave forever, ‘k? Come back and join us next time, when I’m not writing about beads!
Still here? Great — thanks, and let’s get right to it.
1) This healing bracelet is comprised of the following gemstones:
- Aventurine — stabilizes the mind and helps you recognize possibilities
- Rose Quartz — promotes receptivity to beauty and attracts love
- Mookaite — helps you balance inner and outer experiences
- Red (dyed) Howlite — prepares the mind to receive wisdom
- Jasper — absorbs negative energy
- Emerald (dyed) Jade — a sacred stone in the Orient
2) These silver-plated earrings dangle about 3.5 inches from a leverback closure. They feature antique silver beads, hematite beads (a grounding stone), and silver ball spacers.
3) This is another healing bracelet. It is made up of 14 disc-shaped blue lace agate beads and two 6mm round amethyst beads. Blue lace agate counteracts the fear of rejection, making it a perfect stone for writers! In addition, it instills peace of mind. Who doesn’t want that?? Amethyst helps with focus, balances highs and lows, and enhances memory.
4) This is a pair of chandelier earrings, approximately 3 inches in length with a fish hook earring wire. The heart-shaped chandelier portion adds a feminine, delicate touch in silver. The stones are white faux pearls, clear crystals, and light- and medium-colored sapphire crystal bicones.
5) This healing bracelet is made up of 16, 8mm round Amazonite beads (the pale green ones) spaced with 9, 4mm round green Aventurine beads. Amazonite helps you see both sides of an argument, creates emotional balance, and is an excellent filtering stone. It’s of particular benefit to musicians and writers.
6) Another healing bracelet. This one features two each of the following:
- Green Jasper
- Tiger’s Eye — the stripe-y brownish squares; assists in recognizing talents, differentiates between wishful thinking and what you really need
- Carnelian — an orange-y stone of abundance; a high energy and stabilizing stone
- Blue Lace Agate — the round blue discs described above
- Green Unakite — balances emotions with spirituality
- Citrine — the pale golden nuggets; attracts abundance, promotes inner calm
- Australian Jasper — mottled dark green rectangles
There are lots of Websites that list the properties of semiprecious stones. My information comes from July Hall’s The Encyclopedia of Crystals.
Did I use any of your favorite gemstones this time?