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;
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.
Ready Made Chrysocolla and Rutilated Quartz Double Wrap
Another simple wrap bracelet with a lovely deep green-blue colour. This one can be made to fit a 5 to 7 inch wrist. Sorry about my hand in the photo, the sun had shifted and I wasn’t able to take a photo on the side of my desk like I usually do.
If you would like it, check out the listing in my shop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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