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My newsletter peeps are my favorite people anywhere! A few times a year I host a giveaway for subscribers as one way I say thank you. This year I chose one of my favorite pieces, this beautiful LED lit crystal necklace from my Will O'Wisp collection.
Most of you know there is a strong streak of crystal waving hippie in me. I love to study stone metaphysical meanings and work that meaning into my pieces. Well this is sort of the necklace of universal love! Let's take a walk on the magical side and check out the meanings of the stones in the necklace.
ROSE QUARTZ: The crystal of Unconditional love. This rock oozes pink fuzzy dreams of love and understanding. It is believed to dissolve old fears and resentments and open the heart to love. In European countries it was a stone of nurturing and was known to strengthen romantic relationships. Who knew a hunk of silicon dioxide crystal could pack such a wallop?
RHODOCROSITE: I am not generally a 'Pink" person. Pink makes me think of saccharine Barbie smiles, but I love rhodocrosite and work with it a lot. I LOVE Colorado and this is the official state mineral of Colorado. Rhodocrosite is a stone of love and balance. It paves the way for true love by calming the passions and eases inner conflict. Maybe that is why I used to keep a big chunk of it in the office I did family therapy in.
CHERRY QUARTZ: Hah! Tricked you! Cherry quartz is just colored glass. No properties except that the color is pretty awesome and it goes really well with rhodocrosite.
PERUVIAN OPAL: This is a gift from Pachamama, the earth mother to the peoples of Peru. It is very helpful for those who feel overwhelmed by life (everyone?). It increases the love of the earth and an awareness of the need to heal the earth.
SUNSTONE: Associated with Ra, the sun god whose rays bring forth the potential of life within the earth. It is a stone of optimism, of expanded consciousness and benevolence.
And then the coolest thing is the necklace lights up! Many kinds of love are represented in the stones; love of self, motherly love, romantic love, love of the earth. And the balance of the Sun and the Earth, what greater love affair than this?
So if you are not on the newsletter list, you can join in the upper right and the goblins and house cat will do their dance of joy and welcome you to our crafty, creative tribe!
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