All of the stones in these particular pieces below are from the Great Lakes. You can find them in my shop here.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Another new collection in my shop, Rustic Collection. Jewelry pieces made from stones, beach glass, leather and metal. I have had some of these stones and beach glass in my stash for years! Don't know why it took me so long to do anything with them!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I love all types of gemstones, but my absolute favorite is Labradorite. I love the blue/gray iridescence of it. So pretty! So it only follows that a lot of the jewelry I make is made of Labradorite. I came up with a new collection in my shop, Luxe Labradorite, made up of pieces made with labradorite stones and sterling silver. Here's a few of the pieces:
You can check out these and other pieces in my shop here.
Labradorite is thought to be a powerful stone that allows its wearer to see through illusions and brings insight. It is said to be excellent for strengthening intuition and for providing relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing these negative feelings with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration.
According to a Canadian Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once trapped in the rocks along the coast of Labrador, and then a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and freed most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still caught within the stone, however, and thus we have the beautiful mineral known as labradorite. (http://www.gemselect.com/other-info/about-labradorite.php)