I have a "wizard" friend so I am in hopes he will like this focal piece. The necklaces are similar in the way they are constructed…but the focals are different in color and one cord is longer than the other so he has a "choice". I have 2 more to do but I will do them differently as they are all the turquoise blue color. Another fun construction.
These crystal gemstones come in blues and greens….as well as different sizes and shapes. My preference is to use stones in jewelry making which are not "Pure" in color but contain many of the earthly elements that are common within the raw slabs of stone and cut for its' beauty for a more natural state.as seen in my photo above. When there is a landscaping of colors and variances of color(s) as an artist I feel they provide a more interesting, beautiful piece of jewelry. My preference also leans towards stones which are the lighter, softer and pretty hues of a light blue rather than the darker blues and green.
The stone is referred to as the Amazon stone, Stone of Hope and is a holy stone in Egypt.
Amazonite contains copper and feldspar.
It is one of the newer New Age/Metaphysical gemstones and has many attributes and inspirational aspects. It is strongly connected to the throat chakra, can unlock psychic 3rd eye vision, and brings one closer to the Spirit that works within each of us.
The gemstones are found here in the USA, Madagascar and Russia.
Some of the attributes are: healing, stimulates the better emotions and personality traits, balances feminine and masculine energy, stregthens stamina, soothes all Chakreas, stimulates artistic ability, creativity and powers of clairvoyance, attracts luck and good fortune, calming, allows us to use our intuitive wisdom, helpts to eliminate aggravation that causes anger, allows us to cleanse our spirit of negativeness, vibrates to the #5, aligns physical and astral bodies and heals emotional disturbances.
With each piece of jewelry an information sheet and disclaimer will be provided.
Now………. to create with nothing in mind but to enhance a stones beauty. So stay tuned for some final photos of completion.
I purchased the ivory colored focal bead at the Gem and Bead Show in Arizona about 4 years ago and
it has waited that long for me to find the componets to make a necklace…… My computer colors are a tad off because the bead next to the focal bead really matches well and I love the light aqua blue eyeball beads….. I am really pleased with the outcome and a necklace I can't part with because of its' uniqueness and the cost of the initial focal bead….
I am making jewelry for an upcoming boutique (I Hope) the beginning of December so I am working steadily to increase finished pieces so I have a nice assortment of one of a kind and different, designing for myself as I go along on focals purchased for myself.
I GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RUBBER STAMPS I SELL AND THERE ARE TIMES I CAN'T ANSWER BECAUSE I DON'T REALLY KNOW. SOOOO TODAY BECAUSE I MADE IT A PRIORITY; I TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT STAMPS WITH SUGAR COOKIES TO SEE "WHAT WOULD HAPPEN"….. NOT ALL OF THE STAMPS WILL WORK BECAUSE SOME ARE FINELINE BUT I REALLY LIKED THE "COMPUTER COOKIES" MADE WITH THE CIRCUIT BOARD STAMP. (LAST PHOTO / SINGLE COOKIE)
I WASHED THE STAMP BEFORE I STARTED, JUST PRESSED THE STAMP INTO THE HAND FORMED BALLS OF DOUGH…AND ADDED JUST A TOUCH OF DUSTING SUGAR BY WILTON (GREEN). WITH THE HOLIDAYS COMING UP….HOW COOL TO MAKE SPECIAL COOKIES QUICK AND EASY?
FOLLOWING ARE A FEW OF THE STAMPS I USED OR FEEL WILL WORK WELL FOR THIS OUT OF THE BOX COOKIE IDEA:
LOST IN WONDERLAND
OUT OF SIGHT
FUN………….and the cookie recipe I used is easy, rich and delicious….yummy with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or just because.
Gorgeous fall colors in Bend, OR 2015
I LOVE good, smooth, non skip, just the right thickness PENS…..but they are so difficult to find. I just rec'd my order for:
I AM THRILLED…..
I am doing some work on black card stock for some reason and finding pens that would show up and look professional has not been easy until I ordered 2 of these in silver…..BINGO….. Just went back
and ordered a set of 8 different colors.
NO SKIPPING….NO GLOBS of PAINT….just smooth, and easy and beautiful…..
MY OTHER GREAT FIND:
Metallic Poster Board from $ Tree.
When I opened the pack to "see" I was delighted. Inside was 5 pieces. Gold, silver, inca blue, peridot green and red……… WHAT A FIND….. and I bleieve they are 12" x 16" which is an even better "deal"…..