The ceramic beads in this bracelet were in a mixed bag I purchased some time ago. I added faceted Czech rhondelles and wired them together using 20 guage brass. the handcrafted a hook can be secured between whatever bead fits on the wrist. I’m concerned that the black design on the focal bead looks somewhat like a swastika.
Archive for April, 2010
Rock Lore & Tidbits: George Swanson discovered blue lace agate on his farm, Ysterputs Farm, in Namibia, which was called South West Africa at the time. He coined the term “Gem of Ecology” for it because of the swirling blues and whites which resemble clouds above the Earth (the fragile blue marble) as seen from space. The best blue lace agate in the world still comes from the narrow seam on George’s farm.
Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. Blue lace agate brings with this calm and tranquility a lessening of anger, even deep anger issues, and a calming of nervousness. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowing. Inspiration is another hallmark of blue lace agate and is considered a stone of communication. As with all agates, Blue lace agate is a protective stone. Its protective energies are more gentle and subtle than some stones. In the crystal healing realm, blue lace agate has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, colic, digestive issues, growth, throat, skin especially eczema, and bones.
Sometimes nothing soothes and restores our spirits like the color green. Whether it’s the pale green of an apple, the citrus shade of peridot, the color of froth on a cool ocean wave, or a luscious lemony/lime green you’re longing for, “new jade” serpentine beads has it. Serpentine is found all over the world and may have a variety of appearances, chemical compositions and even names. This particular serpentine’s shades of green will make you feel as if you’re stretched out in a hammock gently rocked by cool summer breezes. Color your world green-with blissful, tranquil green “new jade” serpentine jewelry. “New jade” serpentine is said to have the same spiritual values as green jade–it promotes tranquility. The bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches in length.