current projects formulating, percolating.
five stones brought back from an old rock hound in marfa - three pieces of west texas agate he dug up right in the area, two pieces of raw (aka rough) turquoise from kingman arizona.
i'm working on adding the gold orbs - inspired by the marfa lights
here's a kyanite and onyx, both set in fine silver and sterling silver backs - the kyanite has a non-specific constellation on the back. all three necklaces are sterling silver, about 24 inches and handhewn clasps
two raw turquoise, one set in sterling and fine silver with one 14k gold orb. the other...i've built a bronze setting and still can't decide if it should be an open cuff in brass (or even sterling) or a pendant...or even a brass ring. suggestions welcome!
these pieces aren't from marfa. they're from a piece of pottery my sweet mom bought on one of her trips to visit me in new mexico. it was in my sister's home when my nephew knocked it over. i wish i took all of the shards! i felt self conscious pulling them out of her dust bin. but they're beautiful and i want to create with them! the pieces will be difficult to construct. i see them in brass, altho sterling would be lovely as well.
and these tiny stones. i love them all! not sure what to do with them yet, either. there are three raw diamonds, a lovely amber with super fascinating inclusions, and an old mine nevada turquoise. ...i think i want to see the amber and turquoise together in one piece, maybe with a raw diamond or two? and more gold orbs?
Amber is a powerful chakra cleanser and healer. At a physical level, is imbues the body with vitality and has the power to draw disease out of the body. By absorbing pain and negative energy, amber allows the body to rebalance and heal itself. Amber alleviates stress. It treats the throat, stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, and gallbladder, alleviates joint problems, and strengthens the mucus membranes. As an elixir and for wound healing, it is an excellent natural antibiotic. Amber provides decisiveness. It strengthens your memory and intellect and helps with emotional calming and centering. It is an excellent grounding crystal, and transmutes negative energy to positive. Amber radiates a warm and bright energy. It aids the Abdomen, Bladder, Blood, Eyes, Kidneys, Stomach, Tissue Revitalization, Throat, Liver, Joint Problems. Wearing crystal jewellery gives you the energy of the stone all day long. Amber draws disease out of afflicted areas and neutralize negative energy allowing the body to heal itself.
so turquoise helps the wearer relax, which can help with pain . yey! it’s a master healer stone.
Turquoise is a very sacred stone used for centuries by the Native American's in all healing work. This is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquillity. Increases protection, meditation energy, wisdom, balance, honest communication, strength, friendship and love. Shields the wearer from harmful influences, attracts friendship. In healing this stone connects the spiritual bodies with the other levels: the physical, emotional, and intellectual. It is said that turquoise will grow pale on a sickly person and recover its colour when returned to a healthy person. Overlaps the heart and throat energy centres and connects the three upper and three lower chakras. Beneficial for the entire body, especially the respiratory and immune systems It is good for laryngitis and nervousness in speech Can strengthen entire anatomy and helps improve all diseases. Colour varies from Blue to Green.
It has tremendous skills as a regenerative power and can transform darkness into light. Aid to resolve blockages and crisis that can cause degenerative diseases. Attracts luck, gives security and self esteem. It's relaxing and quiet community in adversity that cause depression and suffering. Good for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Fifth chakra.
and i have several bits of black tourmaline - Tourmaline, Black is a remedy for debilitating diseases. It strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia, joint pain and arthritis, provides pain relief and helps align the spinal column.
BLACK TOURMALINE is one of the gems that best protects us from any form of negativity, as it rejects all those energies that create imbalance, establishing a field around safe and neutral. It also helps us to free ourselves of negative feelings such as envy, anxiety, fear, anger or stress. It is very useful in introverted personalities, with large uncertainties and indecisive. It is a stone deeply refreshing and is often used in healing or spiritual experiences to regain normal. It also helps resolve issues long neglected, despite suffering stemming. From the symptomatic its center of action is the kidney, serves as a restorative of bone tissue and improves liver functions. First chakra. Good for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
A symbol of purity, the Diamond’s pure white light helps to bring our lives into a cohesive whole. It brings love and clarity into partnerships, bonding relationships. Diamond is a sign of commitment and fidelity, and instills trust to relationships and situations. It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting the manifestation of abundance. Diamond is an energy amplifier. It is a stone that never requires recharging. It will bring strength and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of other crystals. it can also increase negative energy as well. Excellent for blocking electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phone emanations. Diamond imparts fearlessness, invincibility and fortitude. It clears emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and bringing about new beginnings. Stimulates creativity, inventiveness, imagination and ingenuity. It brings clarity of mind and aids enlightenment. Diamond allows the soul light to shine out. It aids spiritual evolution and reminds you of your soul’s aspirations.
Diamond purifies and detoxifies all of the body’s systems, rebalancing the metabolism, and building up stamina, strength and treating allergies and chronic conditions. It also helps glaucoma and clears sight. Diamond effectively treats dizziness and vertigo, and benefits the brain. Counteracts poisoning.