Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Gifts for Her–Jade and Handmade

Jade

When it comes to communication, the jade gemstone is the central stone needed during meditation. Jade is said to quiet the inner voice that keeps us from being able to effectively listen to other people.

Jade is considered a healing stone and is prevalent in established Eastern civilizations. This is why you will see many statues and goddesses carved of jade. The stone brings peace and calmness, and is said to exude beneficial energies. It is considered a royal stone.

By Simon Eugster --Simon 17:50, 11 April 2006 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=697548

You will find a that jade comes in a number of colors and has a translucent glow to it. Since it can be found in shades of green, creamy white, yellow and even a pink or red tint, it makes a very versatile stone to use in jewelry.

Whether you feel the need to hold the jade stone in your hand while discovering an inner peace, or you are more inclined to enjoy the stone for its purity and soft coloring, jade is an excellent addition to a piece of jewelry or a carving for home décor.

Other things that will generate beneficial energies include some wonderful handmade jewelry, home décor and Mother's Day gift ideas like the ones found below.

Boho chic adjustable green ceramic beads macrame bracelet

Andrea Designs 

Angel Charm Gold and Jade Crystal Necklace, Hand-painted Jewelry

Victorian Style Treasures 

Jade Cluster beads Long chain link necklace 27 inches

Watercolorsnmore 

Chinese Jade Necklace

Magdalene Jewels 

Mountain Wildflower Bloom Cochella Valley

Colleen Cornelius 

Boho Earrings

lindab142 

Jade Lotus Pod Carved Pendant Necklace, Banded Eye Agate Jewelry Gift

Shadow Dog Designs 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Grasshopper Green Etched Matte 213e

Covergirl Beads 

Tea Rose Orange Jade, White Pearl Necklace with Blister Pearl Pendant

Kats All That 

Seaglass Coin Necklace

The Singing Beader 

30mm Moss Green Focal Bead, Handmade Polymer Clay Beads for Sale

Blue Morning Expressions 



If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

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Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 5


Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade

Gifts for Her – Jasper and Handmade

Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade

Gifts for Her – Opal and Handmade

Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Gifts for Her - Opal and Handmade

Opal

Because of superstitions, the opal is not usually used for its metaphysical properties; although, it is the stone of faithfulness, protection and loyalty. The opal is one of the most beautiful of all gemstones, so superstition or not, this gemstone is very popular in modern jewelry.  It is also a rarity, so you see many man-made opals in today's jewelry.

The opal is most often a soft, milky white silica stone that is mined from cracks and crevices that are surrounded by water.  Rare among opals is the black opal, which is darker in color, rather than all black. The black opal is extremely expensive and is best found in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. Other places you will find the opal is Australia, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Honduras.

By Lech Darski - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24605100

The most appealing part of the opal is, no matter what the color of the stone itself, the brilliant iridescent flashes of color that it displays when the sun hits it.

While the opal may not be favored in meditations, it is favored when adding color to jewelry.

Here are a selection of other handmade gift ideas that add color and have no superstition attached to them.

Wood Mom Rules Word-art And Heart Decor Shelf Sitter Handmade from Cherry Wood

Kevs Krafts 

Nautical Photo Locket Necklace, Anchor Locket Necklace

Victorian Style Treasures 

Knit Scarf, Brioche Knitting, Navy and Autumn

Crafting Memories 

Knitted Scarf Autumn Color Viscose Chenille Hand Dyed Yarn

Magdalene Knits 

Acrylic Rainbow Colors Stretch Bracelet

Linorstore 

Aztec Ethnic Double Cord BOHO Ladybug Charm Burgundy Artisan Bracelet

Kats All That 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Bead Set

Covergirl Beads 

Daisy Flower Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Multicolored Wood Beaded Necklace, Part Chain Necklace

The Singing Beader 

3 Butterflies 4 x 6 Original Watercolor paintings

Watercolorsnmore 

Purple and Yellow Flower Beaded Bracelets for Women with Chunky Beads

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 3

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 4

Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade

Gifts for Her – Jasper

Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade

Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade

Amethyst

It all starts with Bacchus, the god of wine having a very, very, very, not so ordinary day. He had decided that he was going to toss the very first person who crossed his path to his very, very, very, not so ordinary hungry tigers.

Who should come bouncing along happy, cheerful and most delightful on her way to a temple service for the lovely Diana, goddess of the moon? The innocent maiden, Amethyst.

As she was being devoured by those tigers, she cried out to Diana to save her.  Diana answered Amethyst's call and transformed her into a beautiful white stone, thus saving her from being eaten, but still a rock in the end.

Bacchus, whose mood had greatly improved at the sight of her being eaten was wowed by the miracle and immediately (because guys can never, ever leave anything alone) dashed wine upon the stone, turning it to the lovely purple stone we know and adore today. 

It is said to prevent drunkenness (Bacchus, I am looking at YOU) as part of its metaphysical properties. It is also the birthstone of the February baby.

It is said to be a spiritual stone that can protect, as well as be a crystal of selflessness, balance, inner peace and nobleness.

All I know is it is purple, and I love purple!

Here are some other wonderful purple selections to choose from.

Closeup of Purple Verbena Digital Watercolor Coachella Valley Wildlife Preserve Framed Art Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Knit Scarf Set, Orchid Scarf, Hat and Mitts

Crafting Memories 1 

Violet Flower Enamel Earrings, Purple Blue Artisan Made Jewelry

Victorian Style Treasures 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Premium Purple EDP Shiny Glossy 254g

Covergirl Beads 

Butterfly Charm Multi Wrap Purple Green Yellow Orange BOHO Bracelet

Kats All That 

Purple Swarovski Crystal Memory Bracelet

Magdalene Jewels 

Exotic Wood, Afzelia Pendant Faceted Agate Beaded Necklace 925 S.S.

Exoticwoodjewelryand 

Purple Pink White Enamel Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Lilac Purple Pearl Earrings

The Singing Beader  

Purple Flower Dangle Earrings for Women with Chains Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 



If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:


Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 3

Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade

Gifts for Her – Jasper


Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Gifts for Her–Jasper and Handmade

Jasper

Considered the stone of tenderness, jasper enhances relaxation, healing, integrity, peace and comfort to the wearer. It is filled with protective energy and is used for nurturing.

Jasper is said to increase clarity and mental balance, as well as grace and beauty.

Jasper is certainly beautiful with its wide palette of colors and patterns. This stone is one of my favorites; although, I could not tell you which variation is my favorite since they are all delightful in their uniqueness.

It is found around the world, and one of the things I didn't get to do while in Montana was pull some from the mountain streams.

Because of its amazing arrays of colors and patterns, this gemstone is easily paired with any color combination when designing jewelry.

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Jasper is mentioned in the Bible as one of the breastplate stones used by the high priests and is the stone of the Benjamin tribe. It is even mentioned in the book of Revelation as a very precious jewel.

Native Americans consider it a rainmaker and is used today as a dowser.

Every jasper variation has its own metaphysical properties, so each should be considered if you are using them for healing or in chakra jewelry.

I just know that I love the colors and patterns, and that jasper makes a great accent bead in my jewelry.

Here are some beautiful handmade gift ideas for Mom that also offer wonderful patterns and colors.

Steampunk Owl Charm Necklace, Swarovski Crystals and Red Jasper

Victorian Style Treasures 

Beaded double wrap bracelet

Andrea Designs 

Knitted Scarf Autumn Color Viscose Chenille Hand Dyed Yarn

Magdalene Knits 

Crochet Afghan Blanket, Earth Ombre, Handmade Throw, Unisex Gift

Crafting Memories 

Unakite Gemstone and Coral Lampwork Necklace Set, Gold, Handmade Jewelry

Covergirlbeads 

Impression Jasper 8 inch Bracelet

Watercolorsnmore 

Yellow Jasper Gemstones, Chakra Energy, Vision, Healing jewelry

lindab142 

Drogon Dragon Necklace, Jasper Fire Opal Jewelry Gift

Shadow Dog Designs 


Unakite  Red Jasper Olive Green Necklace 27 Inch

The Singing Beader 

Matte Jasper, Agate, Sodalite, Unakite, TigerEye, Aventurine Necklace

Kats All That 

Boho Dangle Earrings for Women with Orange Lampwork Beads and Picasso Jasper

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2

Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade

Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

www.bluemorningexpressions.com