Monday, 23 March 2009
I forgot to tell you I added some stunning bargains on my site - They are not made by me but I got them on my travels at a good price so want to offer you a chance to get one. I have 9 Rutilated Quartz and 1 Rose Quartz Pendants encased in Sterling Silver. They vary in size and are about 1 and a half inches by an inch. You are getting a substantial stone - all you need do is pop it on your favourite cord. They will slide onto a chain if the jump ring is small enough. They are only a tenner! Click here to go see them
Rutilated Quartz is said to be the illuminator of the soul and Rose Quartz is just so full of love
Friday, 13 March 2009
My friend Sue in Dublin who has to be my best customer by now saw this Kambala Jasper necklace on my site and asked me to make her a matching bracelet and earrings which I promised to do as soon as she let me know how big the bracelet needed to be. Today with Tom's help and allowing for "wiggle" factor I managed to complete it for her. If you click on the picture you get a better view of it.
She won't be collecting it until May because that's when she's coming to the UK and staying with us.
Jaspers are reputed to be for Protection, nurturing, joy, awareness; balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
A friend in America has asked me to make her 3 necklaces with 3 different stones - Fluorite, Labradorite and Azurite. She has chosen them for the properties of each stone. I went to the warehouse on Monday and scoured every string of each stone to get the best quality . I was not as successful as I had hoped because the Labradorite did not have the amount of blue flashes I was seeking although it is a very deceiving stone and seems to flash blue with movement and I couldn't capture that on camera. The heart is Labradorite and the length of the necklace is alternating Quartz Crystal and Labradorite chips.
I was more successful with the Fluorite and found a string which was representative of the wide range of colours and formations seen in Fluorite, including blue! Again I have used Quartz Crystal chips to enhance the Fluorite and to keep the cost more affordable.
Azurite proved to be much more problematic as it was only available in conjunction with Malachite - it naturally is found like this. However I blanched when I saw the price for a string of tiny 6mm round beads and decided that my friend was unlikely to want them at such a cost. I would be nervous of ordering such rare beads online as so much out there in Webland is dyed Howlite, which is fine if you are made aware of that when you buy, but sadly many sellers don't enlighten you.
I totally trust the company I use and it is always clear what process has been used on the stock so rather than come home empty handed I bought 2 strings of Howlite which is dyed Azurite and Malachite. My friend may not want what I made but that's not a problem as I am sure the necklace will sell to someone else.
Just for the record the properties of the stones are as follows:
Azurite: Intuitive energy, dreams, healing, insight, stilling the mind, concentration, self transformation.
Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.
Labradorite: Alignment, spiritual connection, transformation, clarity, peace, progression, discernment.
Howlite: Awareness,calm, emotional expression, observation,patience, eliminating negativity
Crystal Quartz: Intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness.