pearls and beads

And here it is…the full, finished piece. My pièce de résistance.

What I started at the beginning of February has finally come to a close. Definitely the longest I’ve spent on any costume. Every bead hand sewn. Every piece of gold bullion hand cut and sewn. Everything patterned by me.
It might not be perfect in a couple small spots, but I am so in love with it. I can’t wait to get my wig and makeup on.

So few people cosplay Faramir, and even fewer do the coronation look. Most just sew on a pre-made trim, and for damn good reason!! I say “most” like I’ve seen more than like two cosplayers with this costume, but I’m so happy to be a part of that small group and to portray Faramir and to try to do this costume justice. He deserves so much more love!

🌊💎Crystals and Gemstones for water magic💎🌊

💎 Some of my personal correspondences for these gems, as a water and sea witch, and their uses in watery magic! 💎

💎 Aquamarine: This crystal is commonly associated with clean waters, safe travel on water, calmness, gentleness, peace, prophetic dreams, inspiration, and can be used in healing and soothing magic. Is also associated with the throat energy center, and the zodiac signs of gemini, pisces and aquarius.

💎 Lapis Lazuli: [Not safe for water, do not submerge] This stone is associated with inner truth, inner strength, self-confidence, deep thoughts, manifestation. It is commonly used as protection against psychic attacks and to release stress. It is also associated with the throat and third eye energy centers and the signs of aries and scorpio.

💎 Beryl: This crystal is associated with courage and filters negativity, also associated with the heart and throat energy centers and the sign of taurus.

💎 Sapphire: This crystal is associated with beauty, purity, wisdom, communication, optimism, generosity, loyalty, balance, study, knowledge and self appreciation. It is also associated with the heart, throat and crown energy centers, and the signs of virgo, libra and sagittarius.

💎 Moonstone: This crystal is actually a labradorite in a white matrix!, it is associated with happiness, good fortune, ancient wisdom, hope, love, luck, spiritual insights, dreams. It can be used to represent the Moon in Lunar magic. It is also associated with the third eye energy center and the signs of cancer and scorpio.

💎 Turquoise: [Be cautious, contains copper] This gemstone is associated with purification, , protection, balance, strength, love, friendship, safe travels, positivity and happiness.Usually associated with the throat, heart and third eye energy centers, and the zodiac signs of scorpio, aquarius and pisces.

💎 Blue tiger eye: This gemstone is associated with calmness, releasing stress, grounding, clear thinking, will power, grace. It is also associated with the throat energy center and the signs of taurus, gemini and capricorn.

💎 Opal: This crystal is associated with peace, gentleness, loyalty, strong emotions, psychic powers, originality, creativity, memory and also spontaneity. It is also associated with the heart and third eye energy centers and the zodiac signs of pisces, cancer and gemini.

💎 Emerald: This crystal is associated with love, romance, joy, happiness, truth, memory, communication, serenity and clairvoyance. It is also associated with the heart energy center and the zodiac signs of taurus, libra, aries.

💎 Pearl: This mineral is associated with purity, honesty, innocence, concentration, focus, meditation, tranquility and wisdom. I highly recommend pearl rosaries or beaded necklaces (like malas) for meditation and healing. It is also associated with the third eye energy center and the zodiac signs of gemini and cancer.

💎 Nacre / Mother-of-pearl: This substance, found in the insides of many seashells, is associated with the gentle healing power of the sea, intuition, imagination, creativity, new ideas, clarity, new beginnings, harmony, balance, cycles, and protection. It is often associated with the heart and sacral energy centers and with the signs of cancer and pisces.

💎 Labradorite: This crystal, also known as spectrolite, is basically Moonstone in a darker matrix. It is associated with transformation, psychic abilities, will power, and creativity. Its has a really mysterious yet calming aura. It is also associated with the throat, crown and third eye energy centers and the signs of scorpio and leo.

💎 Kyanite: This crystal is associated with vivid dreams, the astral plane, faefolk, specially merfolk, visualization and also loyalty, honesty and serenity. Can be used in crystal grids for mermaid magic!. It is also associated with the throat energy center and the signs of aries, taurus and libra.

💎 Blue lace agate: This gemstone is associated with communication, emotional healing, calm and peace of mind, and letting go negative thoughts and habits. It is also associated with the throat energy center and the sign of pisces.

💎 Sodalite: This gemstone is associated with clarity, intelligence, wisdom, truth, perception, emotional balance, freedom and studies. Great for memory and study spells!. It is also associated with the throat, crown and third eye energy centers and the signs of gemini, sagittarius and libra.

💎 Selenite: [Not safe for water, do not submerge] This crystal is associated with purification, serenity, clear mind, meditation, the subconscious mind, integrity, positive thoughts and awareness. It is also associated with the crown and third eye energy centers and the signs of cancer and taurus.

💎 Enhydro quartz: [Not safe for water, do not submerge] These crystals have water bubbles trapped inside of them! Really cool for weather magic!!!! These are often associated with inner power, wisdom, purity of mind, body and soul, purification and meditation.

💎 Green Aventurine: [Not safe for water, do not submerge] This metamorphic crystal is associated with prosperity, intelligence, independence, balance, career success, healing and creativity. It is also associated with the heart and throat energy centers and the signs of leo, aries and taurus.

💎 Tourmaline: This crystal is associated with flexibility, happiness, compassion, healing, tolerance, and black tourmaline is awesome for protection!. It is also associated with the heart, base and throat energy centers and the zodiac signs of taurus, capricorn and virgo.

💎 Fluorite: [Not safe for water, do not submerge] This crystal is associated with truth, consciousness, cleansing, healing, intellect, protection. It is also associated with the heart, throat and third eye energy centers, and with the signs of pisces and capricorn.

💎 Seaglass: This is glass that has been weathered after long exposure to the elements and the ocean. It is associated with protection, wisdom, experience, clairvoyance and strength. It is associated with the base and throat energy center and the signs of scorpio, pisces and cancer.

💎 Ocean Jasper: This gemstone is associated with positivity, protection, happiness, new journeys and safe travel. It is associated with the heart energy center and the sign of taurus.

💎 Blue topaz: This crystal is associated with communication, good luck, good fortune, health, truth, wisdom, clarity and joy. It is also associated with the throat and third eye energy centers and the signs of leo, scorpio and sagittarius.

💎 I’ve marked some advice here, but before using crystals for any elixir or anything at all, do your own research too and be really careful! Health is always first~💎

💎So, I think that’s all for now! I might update it to add more advice or if i find any other gemstone or mineral useful for water magic. As always, if anyone has any questions or just wants to swim by and say hello, my inbox is always open!💎

💎 With love, Nao 💎

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Ok, so this is only a rough play around with placement on the head collar. So please excuse the coloured pins ..and the blue tack! ;)) 

 All of this will have to come back off for actual sewing of the collar first etc before it’s then embellished, but I needed to visualise the workings out before I could do that. Also.. I don’t think I’m so keen on the gold so will possibly change that and maybe some of the bead/pearl colours. 

Anyway, wanted to share with you even though the finished piece will no doubt be quite different?! #alwaysis 

xo