Gemstone-Jewelry

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BRACELET COMMISSIONS 2.0 !

So! The first round of this went surprisingly well! I got 5 orders, two people ordering multiple bracelets at once, and have already started out some new patterns! Two of my orders have even already arrived and I was informed that they fit well!

These first orders did even make a bit of a difference, at least as far as getting to the end of the month in concerned and being able to pay my rent and important bills. But collections is still calling me and I haven’t made enough to put any money towards paying them off. 

So I am STILL taking orders! I’ve collected a lot more stones at this point due to having to buy a few strands to complete different projects and to make matters easier;

I HAVE AN ETSY NOW!

Currently there are only three listings for the three sizes I’m offering but I’m planning on throwing in a few pre-made items as well that will probably be a little cheaper since they’ll require less work for me. Either way, if you’ve had any interest before and couldn’t afford anything at the time, following my store will make it a little easier to keep tabs. No rooting through old tags to try and find that one post. 

As it stands though, I am still pretty desperate for orders because bills still needs to be payed and really the only difference between now and earlier this month is I can at least pay my rent.  And remember, all my prices are CANADIAN, meaning american buyers will be getting a serious deal. 

If you can’t afford anything or it isn’t really your style, please at least do me the favour of reblogging this or sharing at least the link to my store on your facebook or other social media. I need as much exposure as I can get and I really appreciate how far my last post got. 

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Gifts for every season! Accessories for any getup! Give it a gander here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FolkloreFineCostumes

FREE domestic shipping in the United States! Genuine gemstones, swarovski crystals, and more. I do bead weaving and wire work.

I also take commissions! New stuff coming soon. :3

If you haven’t checked out the my Etsy shop recently, there are a few new necklace available with new color combos 🌈 https://www.etsy.com/listing/503616236/rose-blue-necklace-short-everyday?ref=shop_home_active_1

Do Gemstones Have Healing Powers?

Throughout history, gemstones and crystals have been valued for more than just their aesthetic beauty. Since ancient times, kings, queens, priests and others of influence used amulets and charms made of crystals and gems to increase their potency and power. And still today, people throughout the world believe certain gemstones and crystals are small warehouses of power with healing and/or magical properties - from the ability to cure mental and physical ailments to attracting good fortune and love.

Are crystals and gemstones really magical or are their powers the result of “New Age” will and belief? The jury is still out. Here’s a few gemstones and the powers they are said to bestow upon their wearers. 

CARNELIAN - HISTORY AND LEGEND

                             Carnelian Mother of Pearl Lotus Necklace

Some of the earliest examples of human jewelry contained Carnelian. Carnelian is one of the oldest gemstones and protective stones in history. The burial robe of Pu-Abi, (a Sumerian Queen from the third millennium, B.C) had carnelian adornments in her burial robe. Egyptians carried it as a source of energy. Ancient Egyptian tombs are full of examples of Carnelian jewels, because of their belief in the stone’s power in the afterlife.

                                    Carnelian Angel Wings Necklace                 

Magical Carnelian Properties

  • Enhances your creativity, individuality and courage.
  • Protects from anger, jealousy and fear.
  • Brings good luck and helps you fulfill your goals and desires.
  • Helps ease and remove sorrow.
  • Great stone for stabilizing energies in the home.

Carnelian Healing Powers

  • Enhances your creativity, individuality and courage.
  • Protects from anger, jealousy and fear.
  • Brings good luck and helps you accomplish goals and desires.
  • Helps ease and remove sorrow.
  • Great stone for stabilizing energies in the home.

AMETHYST  - HISTORY AND LEGEND

                         Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

Amethyst is purple quartz.  It derives it’s name from the Greek word amethyein, meaning “not drunk.” The Greeks wore amethyst for protection against drunkenness, evil thoughts, magic and homesickness. In India, amethyst is used by Buddhist monks to aid in meditation.

                               Amethyst Bead & Crystal Heart Necklace

Magical Amethyst Properties

  • Beneficial when dealing with legal issues and money problems, and can lead to prosperity and abundance.
  • Use it when you are depressed to bring happiness.
  • Good protection stone for travelers.
  • It is a great stone to bring spirituality and contentment in your life giving you strength, inspiration, and a sense of true peace.

Amethyst Healing Powers

  • Amethyst is an excellent stone for anyone seeking freedom from any kind of addictions.
  • Put an amethyst under your pillow to promote healthy sleep and help fight insomnia.
  • Use amethyst to help improve concentration and rubbing it across your forehead can offer relief from a headache..
  • It is a great stone for general healing and strengthening the immune system.

LAPIS PROPERTIES  - HISTORY AND LEGEND

                                    Handmade Lapis Lazuli Earrings

Lapis lazuli is one of the first gemstones worn as jewelry. In Egypt, the dead were buried with a lapis lazuli scarab as it was believed to offer protection. The Egyptian funeral mask of the famous king Tutankhamen was fashioned in gold and Lapis lazuli. Cleopatra used powdered Lapis lazuli for eye shadow. The very earliest cultures treasured lapis lazuli more highly than gold.

                                   Lapis Lazuli and Sodalite OM Necklace

Magical Lapis Properties

  • Lapis is a very powerful stone, symbolizing inspiration and wisdom, and should be used with care.
  • Meditating with lapis opens the mind and allows free and clear thinking.
  • Find spiritual love and integrity in relationships.
  • Use it to purify the mind and allow for truthfulness, openness and intuition.

 Lapis lazuli Healing Powers

  • Lapis lazuli makes the immune system stronger and helps to balance the thyroid.
  • Strengthens the neck and vocal chords and is effective for problems with speech and hearing.
  • Calms a restless mind and is helpful for anxiety and insomnia.
  • Find relief from pain, headaches and sinus ailments.

SODALITE - HISTORY AND LEGEND

                                      Handmade Sodalite Gold Earrings

The name sodalite is derived from two Greek words soda (salt) and lithos (stone) because it is a stone that contains a lot of salt. Historically it has been a stone of artists, writers and singers because it is believed to promote inspiration and creativity. It was also used as a protective stone.

Magical Sodalite Properties

  • Sodalite is a stone of truth and logic.
  • Increase intelligence and enhance learning.
  • Discover knowledge to unite the rational with the spiritual.
  • Extra lucky for artists, actors and writers.
  • Reveals honesty in emotions and clears communication.
  • Helps to end arguments and indifferences.
  • Great for the home or office for opening up communication and increasing peace and harmony.

Sodalite Healing Powers

  • Calm and regulate the glands and digestive system.
  • Relieve insomnia and heal colds and sinuses.
  • Excellent for reducing high blood pressure.
  • Brings endurance and motivation.
  • If you are an athlete, this is the stone for you.

** A special Thank You to Healing Kreations for allowing us to use their photos. To see the entire line of Healing Kreations Jewelry please click here