Do you know that certain stones are attributed to have healing qualities. Are you a little tired and run down? Carnelian is an energy booster. This pretty orange stone is believed to boost energy. Rose Quartz is the love stone and it helps the wearer feel a strong sense of self worth. Turquoise if given to a friend protects the wearer from negative energy. I had the materials to make these healing bracelets forever and then a friend, Heather, from Planet Botanix posted some pictures of bracelet she made. They inspired me to finally get them done! Stones used: Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Labradorite, Sodalite, Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian, Bronzite, Turquoise and Chrysocolla. Funny, I feel the best I have all week after handling all these beautiful stones!
Last year was such a hit I am doing it again! Good opportunity to make a dent in your Holiday shopping and support a great cause at the same time . I will be displaying my handmade jewellery for the next 3 Sundays from 1-4 pm in my home. 10% of the sales go to Canadian Cancer Society. here are just few of the pieces that will be for sale. New inventory will be added each week.
I know I should be working year round getting ready for my busiest season but life always seems to get in the way...gardens, biking, playing outside...but once the cool weather comes I tend to nestle down inside and work like one of Santa's elves getting everything ready. The last few days have been very productive working with my favourite medium: crocheted wire. It somehow makes me forget that the days are shorter and the temperatures are hovering around freezing....
Fresh Water Serenity
These colours reminded me of the serenity of a crystal clear lake in the sunlight. Amazonite, jade,crackled glass, silver plated beads, quartz and fresh water pearl $25 sold
I love circles...I seem to put them in everything...sometimes subtly but, this time, right in your face.
Shell and silver plated donuts, black crystals and faceted quartz. $25SOLD
I found these beautiful coloured shell pieces and had to play them up with bronze crystals...crocheted on silver plated wire $25sold
Same beautiful shell pieces this time paired with copper fresh water pearls and purple peacock seed beads...crocheted on gold coloured wire $25 sold
This lightweight wooden necklace reminds me of little red berries on the winter branches of a hawthorn tree...crocheted on silver plated wire...$20
Varying shades of purple glass beads and silver plated beads on silver plated wire $25 sold
I just love these colours together...a bit unexpected but very dramatic.. Pale amethyst chips, peacock fresh water pearls, purple smoke and grey iridescent crystals on silver plated wire. $25 sold
I love pearls....glass pearls, fresh water pearls, perfect pearls. I love the lustre. It can be both refined and casual...wear with a ball gown or your favourite white shirt and jeans. When I pulled out my bag of pearls they just called out to me to spend the day crocheting them into beautiful necklaces....
Pink Sparkle...dusty pink glass pearls , pink fresh water pearls, and purple lustre crystals...$25 sold
Rosey Glow....this fresh water pearl necklace is made from fresh water pearls in copper, pink and white on a rose gold plated wire...$25
Raspberry Truffle...these colours just sang to me, unusual but dramatic...brown, dusty pink and raspberry glass pearls on gold coloured wire....$25 sold
Great Grapes...another unusual but dramatic combination...large brown glass pearls with oyster and grape glass pearls on silver wire...$25 SOLD
I have been having fun with wire the past few days and have come up with a whole bunch of fun hoopy, loopy earrings! A fun combination of crystals, Indonesian seed beads and more! Again...all under $15! Why should fun be expensive! I will have them at the Summer Art Market tomorrow from 3-8pm in front of Ottawa City Hall. Stop by and check them out!