These lilies have layers and layers of hand applied textures and colors that remind me of the back of a well traveled sea turtle. Peeking out from the bell are black and white faceted agates with a giraffe pattern. The foliage is made of little bits of turquoise chips and genuine emerald nuggets, all hand strung on copper head pins. The bronze flower bead caps and copper topper ball are decorated in greens and sealed.
These earrings were hard to part with. They are the exact pair that I made for Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup 2013 challenge. This was a huge opening into a new world of meeting wonderful women like myself that make all kinds of creations to share with the world. Such a birthing experience and food for the soul! To read about my wonderful experience with that you can read my blog starting here. And how the bead soup swap led me to turn beads into these earrings here.
Handmade Titanium earwires are hypo-allergenic and come with rubber stoppers. The measurements are from the highest point on the earwire to the lowest dangle on the earrings.
Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily.
Emerald is a stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss. It brings and enhances harmony, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition, intellect, communication, decision making, and promotes truthfulness and honesty. Emerald is used to enhance intuitive awareness and to bring forth manifestation. It is said to be a poet’s gemstone. It is a stone of protection. Emotionally emerald is used to help with emotional traumas. Physically, emerald is said in crystal healing and folklore to be helpful for adrenal glands, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart issues, insomnia, muscle problems, nervous system ailments. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.