July 16, 2012 § 2 Comments
I have to stop hoarding. I love my rocks, but I bought them to create jewelry, to share the beauty. I need to learn to let go, be less selfish. SHARE.
Every now and then, I pull out some of the rocks that I have trouble showing to people that I don’t know and love. I want “worthy”, appreciative people to share them with. They’re special. Recently I decided it was time to play with some of my beautiful sunstones:
Considered “magical”, sunstones make for wonderful talismans.
One of the sunstones I pulled out is particularly luscious. It’s a huge Oregon sunstone, 14 carats (!) I like that already, but it also has a wonderful “schiller”, a thin opaque copper sheet (like a copper colored mirror) that I think is breathtaking. Oregon sunstone contains copper crystals, unlike sunstones from other parts of the world which usually get their color from iron, so the color is slightly different, very beautiful.
This is the stone for “vitality”, the stone that helps enforce the body’s healing energies. It is protective, healing and encourages success. Need a boost of self confidence? Sunstone will have you thumping your chest like a large hairy beast. We’ll know who’s in charge.
This luscious sunstone is practically an inch long, and it felt like it needed to be in a “Wanga” piece.
Wanga is a magical charm, or spell (See the post: That Old Black Magic, where I started with the idea). So it needed a fossil. I love fossils. For me, they represent our ancestors, and sunstone represents life. Here. Now. Vibrant. Vital.
Ammonite is a symbol of the unending spiral of life. It has absorbed the energies of the universe, the five elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal, and holds the power of wisdom.
This is what I made:
It hangs on a strand of faceted “nugget” sunstones (from India), and shares the spotlight with an ammonite fossil, and two Oregon sunstone briolettes.
This is a statement necklace, and it may be just the thing for the wallflower in your life. Here’s the link for more info:
Are you matchy-matchy?
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. — F. Scott Fitzgerald