Chalcedony healing properties and turquoise healing properties are similar to each other as far as supporting expression. Turquoise is bolder and a bit more intense. Chalcedony is more gentle, more about harmony and peace as well…so powerful, peaceful expression. It’s a great stone for someone who identifies as a peaceful activist. Combining turquoise and chalcedony is also a powerful combination for a design. As I mention in the video, there are various colors of chalcedony. The two that are most supportive of expression are sky blue and sea foam green. Chalcedony healing properties vary depending on the color of the stone.
Chalcedony and turquoise necklaces can be seen in my on-line shop.
My three favorite gemstones (including one mentioned here) can be seen in motion in this video.
Gemstones, jewelry, tea and chakras…. These are a few of my favorite things! I’m delighted to collaborate with Dobra Tea in Asheville for this unique event.
Gemstones & Tea: Support Your Intention for 2015
~Set your Intention for 2015 in asupportive environment~Learn about gemstones, chakras & do some journaling~Experience a tea from a special tea menu that supports your intention (cost not included)
Your specific ideas and desires for jewelry inspire my designs. I love learning about what you want and through collaboration,
empowering you to have it by creating it or referring you to another Asheville, NC area jewelry designer who can make it.
A significant percentage of the jewelry I have sold at shows in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and California have been customized designs. Often, those I make on the spot are variations of designs that I have displayed at that show. Customers pull together ideas from a design or two and their needs or what inspires them. This process of synergy with customers is so enlivening for me! Some of my favorite designs have resulted from this collaborative creative process. I love the end result when customers are delighted to see their idea and try it on and can’t stop looking at themselves in the mirror.
I’ve created a form to streamline this process more for everyone. This quick form helps us both get clear on the custom design you are looking for and takes into account not only size, color and other design features, but also which intention and meaning you want the jewelry to express. After I receive your results, I’ll e-mail you some ideas and photos based on your preferences, including your budget. You can answer the questions as many times as you want with yourself in mind or with a person in mind you’d like to give the gift of intentional jewelry.
Earlier this week I had a discussion with a new jewelry designer about the importance of following trends. Someone at a gallery where her work is had commented that her work was not “trendy” and she was doubting her designs (even though they sell). I’ve designed (and sold most of) over 600 pieces in my first year and have been obsessively studying jewelry in galleries and small craft shows. I’ve seen massive metal necklaces that are so heavy I can’t imagine wearing them, and chinzy plastic that I prefer not to work with. But someone makes and sells all of these pieces and someone or even many people buy it it all. Sometimes I design something that I think is kind of ugly and then someone at a craft completely falls in love with it and that affirms both that I’m not designing for myself, and my mission to help women feel more authentically expressed and empowered…in whatever form that comes (to a certain degree at least.)
I’m not very good at staying inside any kind of box, but I do think the Pantone colors are fun and gorgeous. Color is a powerful healer and I even wonder if the Pantone colors of the year are the ones we need for the healing we are currently working on collectively. We love them and are drawn to them. So, I am focusing on how to use them in my own designs, which I infuse with healing energy and customize with different intentions.
In this year I have played around with the popular Pantone “Emerald” green and used emeralds to design a few pieces (see photo on right or the necklace here.)
“Dazzling Blue” is my favorite from the Spring 2014 Pantone color palette. The sketch of the dress with this color in the Pantone report by Sachin and Babi took my breath away. The mega-healing gemstone, lapis lazuli, is similar to, if not exactly this color. (And I just bought a dress this color too!)
My second favorite color is “Celosia Orange.” I look forward to playing with “Placid Blue,” and this rich orange and bringing the “Cayenne” into my designs.
You may also like to read Which chakras are associated with the 2014 Pantone colors?
Empower yourself by setting an intention for healing while following the latest trends.
Below is a list of the Spring 2014 Pantone colors and where they fall closest to the colors associated with each chakra. The descriptions that follow include the dark and light sides of each chakra. Generally, we are drawn to the colors that bring us most healing.
~”Cayenne” and “Sand” are both associated with the first/root chakra. This chakra is about basic survival, groundedness, safety, sharing, health. It’s shadow is fear of survival, greed, self pity, and disorganization.
~”Celosia Orange” is associated with the second/sacral chakra which is about creative expression, boundaries, courage, passion, feeling attractive, emotions, and pleasure. The shadow aspects of the second chakra are control, betrayal, financial loss, violations, and repression. One gemstone that is close to this color is carnelian.
~”Freesia” is associated with the third/solar plexus chakra. In balance, it is about self esteem, clarity, discipline, laughter and generosity. The third chakra out of balance is about doubt, fear of criticism and rejection, anger and conceit. Yellow sapphires and some that lean toward a more orange hue are close to “Freesia.”
~”Hemlock” is associated with the fourth/heart chakra. The bright side is about unconditional love, hope, compassion, healing, balance, and acceptance. The darker side is about loneliness, deceit, inability to forgive, envy and jealousy.
~”Placid” and “Dazzling” blues are associated with the fifth/throat chakra(or connection between the fifth and sixth). At this level, the choices are about faith, tolerance, Divine creative expression, and honor or rigidness, ignorance, not speaking one’s truth, and attachment to the past. “Dazzling Blue” is really close to in not exactly the color of Lapis Lazuli.
~”Violet Tulip” is closest to the sixth/brow/third eye chakra. One side of this chakra is about intuition, broad perspectives, telepathy and vision. The other side is about lack of willingness to look within, mistrust, fear of the future, and fear of sounds. Amethyst and some ametrine are similar to this color.
~”Radiant Orchid” is associated with the seventh/crown chakra. It’s about self awareness, unity, divine wisdom, service, and/or flakiness, self denial, impracticality.
The intention of my Sterling Silver Chakra Balance Rainbow Gemstone Threader Earrings is balance. I wear these to yoga often and people gravitate toward them at craft shows. There’s something about a rainbow of colors that is just simply healing and uplifting.
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