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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mother's Day Countdown 2020 Midweek 1 Post

Week 1 is complete and here is the first midweek post of the Mother's Day Countdown 2020.  http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2020/03/gifts-for-herdiamonds-and-handmade.html
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Gifts for Her–Diamonds and Handmade

Diamonds

Diamonds are a Girl's Best friend, or so we are told.

The use of diamonds can be traced back around to 25,000 to 30,000 B.C. (I don't even know what that means; I only know it was a long, long, LONG time ago.)

Since diamonds are rare, they are said to symbolize love and fidelity. They are purity and innocence, and represent character strength, faithfulness and ethics. There are sparks of energy that surrounds a diamond, and inspires creativity.

The diamond has been associated with the planet Venus or the planet Mars, depending upon which ancient people we are discussing.

Metaphysically, it is considered the most powerful crystal and can open more doors within oneself than any other stone. While I am in no way an expert in any of those things, I have seen the Hope Diamond, and I am sure many a spiritual door was opened with that beauty. I know every woman around me at the exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History had their noses pressed to the glass in order to gaze upon the rich blues in that particular stone.

Diamonds come in a range of colors, but all diamonds sparkle and shine with a fiery rainbow when the sun hits them.

When it comes to giving mom gifts on Mother's Day,  here are more handmade gifts for Mom that will also symbolize love for her and maybe sparkle a little, too.

Bar necklace, choker necklace, blue glass beads, The cobalt blue bar necklace

Andrea Designs 

Blue Tweed Ladies Cloche Hat - Winter Hat Women

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Montana Blue Two-toned Swarovski Crystal Earrings w Vintage Rhinestone Accents

Magdalene Jewels 

Lacy Scarf with Large Tassels

Tiny Weasel Fiber Arts

Dark Indigo Blue Swarovski Crystals and Gold Filled Earrings

Victorian Style Treasures 

2 Blue Champagne Flutes Vintage Libbey Glassware Vina Pattern Wedding Toast Barware

Alderhill Farm

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Ink Blue Shiny Glossy

Covergirl Beads 

Montana Blue Crystal Teardrop and White Pearl .925 Sterling Earrings

Kats All That 

Shhh, Baby's Dreamin Blue Wall Hanging Plaque Handcrafted from Birch Plywood

Kevs Krafts 

Hand Knit Slippers, Women’s Booties, Lavender or Light Purple

Crafting Memories 

Blue Crystal Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Blue Spikes Earrings, Boho Lampwork Swarovski Handmade Jewelry Women

Shadow Dog Designs 

Bright Blue 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


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

Julie

www.bluemorningexpressions.com