Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Newest Necklace

I just finished this piece with turquoise beads and copper links. I hand hammered the findings and enjoyed that part. So, of course, I've had to order more tools to make my own findings now. I love learning new techniques- it's somewhat like making a new friend; not as familiar as the older friends yet compelling as the process of discovery unfolds.

So now I'm trying to name the piece. I usually start with the properties of the stones, metals, and colors. Turquoise has many associations, such as protection, wisdom, self expression, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, honest communication, friendship, and higher love. Copper is considered to have healing powers and magnifies the powers of turquoise. Picture jasper attracts people and situations that expand our awareness and let us see the "big picture." The clay bead takes our dreams and hopes manifests them in a tangible way. So... all together....

This necklace, sitting at the throat, helps the Higher Self and the better angels to speak clearly. It will draw the attentions of people who will expand our network, and allows us to say something meaningful and pertinent to those we come across.

I don't have the name quite yet...all suggestions welcome...


  1. Thank you!

    I'm still letting titles percolate- had some help on Etsy and from friends- all greatly appreciated.