3884 3878 Gemstones and crystals have been used since ancient times from communities in Maya, the Incan Empire, Tibet and many others. From ancient “seeing” stones to modern-day solar panels and computers that are able to store and expel energy; crystals have played a profound role in human evolution. Each has its own unique use as a metaphysical

“One of the most surprising aspects of the crystal world is its pervasiveness. All solid matter is made up of atomic particles  arranged in some definite organized crystalline structure., called a ‘lattice’. The crystal lattice structure, especially as it is found in minerals such as electromagnetic energies that move through it. This is why silicon chips are used to provide memory in computers. It is also the reason Quartz crystals can be incorporated into watches and clocks to provide highly accurate measurements of time.” ~Robert Simmons The Book of Stones (Who They Are & What They Teach) Here are some links to pages I’m currently working on:

Agate Amazonite Amber Amethyst Apatite Aragonite Chalcedony Emerald Jade Jasper ~Bloodstone ~Mook ~Ocean ~Rainforest ~Tiger Skin Labradorite Moldavite ~Tektite Opal Onyx Pearl Peridot Quartz ~Rutilated Quartz ~Smokey Quartz Rhodocrosite Rhodonite Serpentine Tiger Eye Tourmaline

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A large chunk of Chalcedony hangs in the center of this Asian inspired necklace. Red coral wrapped in brass adorned with golden freshwater pearls and gold toned brass teardrops relax next to aragonite chips and blue lace agate spheres.

For more information on the metaphysical meaning behind stones visit Gemstone Properties.

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I almost never take off my favorite wrist wrap. It is made up of a conglomeration of different beads that all have a metaphysical purpose. The main center bead is moldavite, a tektite which is said to have come from a meteor that crash landed in Czechoslovakia around 15 million years ago. The stone is known for raising spiritual as well as psychological and physiological awareness in people. Also included in this bracelet are green opal, labradorite, rhyolite and apatite. Each stone has its own metaphysical properties. Part of my personal collection.

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A long necklace with great grandmother’s beads on it. Handmade with heirloom foil glass beads, antiqued metal, and brass dangles. I made this way back when I first started beading. I don’t frequently wear it but I love it because I used red and purple glass beads and little metal seed beads that belonged to my great-grandmother. I paired them with metal cones, chain and this funny little doo-dad thing in the center that probably came from a broken earring from somebody in the family. Funny thing, I should have taken a picture of the ancient beads since they are actually located higher up on the chain in the necklace. Next time I do a photo shoot I’ll re-shoot that one.

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Great for a day where you have a little wild animal inside that just needs to come out. A petrified wood centerpiece paired with two tiger-striped glass beads and small semi-precious jade stones in pink. The clasp is hand-made by me from copper wire and has a rose quartz stone dangling from it to add weight to the bracelet for proper sitting on the wrist. Part of my personal collection.

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This old metal ring was found at a flea market and sat in a spare parts bin for years. Finally I added some metal drops, crystal with bead caps and glass beads. All together a great piece for wearing with a pair of boot cut jeans and a crisp white shirt or throw it on with ruffles and flowing skirt. Part of my personal collection.