It Was quite the Monday, yet again. Here’s a little sample:
I made these little delights for my etsy shop. Robot earrings, copper, agate, and gears $32
And I’m Always, Always tempting fate, even just a little bit.
My “Psionic Butterfly” – Psylocke on wood a favourite X-Man, a favorite insect – $70
Have a wonderful day.
Two of my favorite (and most popular) gemstones that I work with are labradorite and amethyst. At a very young age I discovered what amethyst was as it was my mother’s birthstone and she adored it. It took me many years to want to learn more and longer still to discover my jewelry making abilities. When I did discover those abilities I found this glorious, flashy stone called labradorite. Both labradorite and amethyst show up in my pieces with great frequency.
Dark to Light – available here
Secrets Revealed – raw amethyst and rose gold earrings – available here
Both labradorite and amethyst have a great deal to do with change. Amethyst can bring about great change in your life. Many feel that the stone brings about spiritual growth, building strength and courage. Others feel that it fights black magic or dark and negative energies. My mom was one of these people, clutching the stone to ward off the evil nonsense spewing forth from a certain dark witch from my childhood. See: this painting.
Labradorite is the stone you want to keep close when you are going through major changes. It is a fantastic dark into light gemstone, taking darker and unwanted qualities and replacing them with positive energies. Told to provide quick relief from anxiety, depression and hopelessness; it replaces them with self-confidence, enthusiasm and inspiration. When one is experiencing times of conflict and change, Labradorite is said to offer perseverance, strength, and enhanced inner intuition to assist in that time of disruption.
I have a few pieces left right now in my etsy shop like the ones below.
The horn of Dagoth sterling amethyst horn necklace * midnight prophecies * sterling long labradorite pendant * welcome to Gemworld raw amethyst and rustic silver necklace * the secret of room 402 keyhole and labradorite * the royal armour – amethyst gemstone “teeth” bib
Harness the power of the dark Crone with these Labradorite beauties.
This is Finnegan. He’s a rescue peregrine falcon who lives at the Audobon Society here in Portland.
Selenite (the glorious, angelic white stone below) is told to help connect you with your departed loved ones. I wear one and always think of my grandma.
Julio (above) is a Great Horned Owl also rescued by the Portland Audobon society. Don’t let the name fool you though, she’s actually a lady.
Below is Columbine, my all time second favorite flower. The orange-red and yellow variety pictured here can be seen all over Oregon.
Celestite, a dreamy pale blue gemstone can be found here in raw form gracing sterling silver earring posts. A must have for this fall and holiday season.
And finally…a spotlight on one of my “exploregon” hand-painted waterfalls, this, is LATOURELL.