Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Kyanite, Blue Agate and Shell Pearl Bracelet

This bracelet is made using blue Kyanite long chips with some blue lace agate long chips and green shell pearls.

Kyanite comes in several colour variations blue, green, white, grey, and black and can be anything from translucent to transparent.

The powerful blues of Kyanite have long been thought to inspire calmness, composure, serenity, loyalty and respect. The wearing of it's also supposed to help the wearer to speak easily and expressively.  Kyanite is used by alternative healers as a tool for mediation and relaxation, it's also said to foster tranquility and have a positive effect on dreams.

Blue lace agate is one of the rarest and most popular of the agates, it's said to be a calming and uplifting stone - wearing or carrying some to bring peace and happiness.

Red Sponge Coral Necklace

When I was using black onyx in a previous necklace I thought it would look nice with red.  So when I saw these red sponge coral heishe beads the result was this necklace and pendant.

The removable pendant was made using a red sponge coral donut with the pendant bale made using some carnelian seed beads and vermeil rondelles.  The toggle clasp is also vermeil.  

Vermeil is .925 sterling silver which has had several layers of gold (in this case 24K) bonded onto it so you get the look of gold without the price tag.  

More Jewellery Making

Here is a necklace and earring set that I made for my colour co-ordinated friend.

I have used Rose Quartz chips, and white Potato Pearls (6mm & 10mm) to make the set.  

The earrings are sterling silver shepherd crooks, faceted beads, 6mm potato pearls and rose quartz chips. 

The necklace is finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp, pendant and faceted beads.
In the language of gemstones Rose Quartz is known as the love stone, it's said to give inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. Rose Quartz apparently opens the heart to love.  It is believed by some that washing the face in water charged by rose quartz or keeping some under your pillow will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young.  

Pearls are supposed to enclose you with an aura of calm and beauty it's also said they promote prosperity and success.