Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
My newest sterling silver wiresculpted pendant...beautiful purple and white with flecks of pink.
Lepidolite was discovered in the eigtheenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word 'lila' meaning play, game). Lepidolite is not technically a gemstone, but a very beautiful purplish type of mica. It is referred to by healers as the Peace Stone.
Some of the uses of lepidolite are:
- Encourages independence for setting and attaining goals inconspicuously
- Protection from outside influences
- Relieves every day stress, and promotes restful sleep when placed near your pillow
- Attracts good luck to those who carry it, and drives away negativity
- When used with rose quartz, it becomes a stone of reconciliation of love
Healing properties of Lepidolite
- Lepidolite can be laid directly on painful parts of the body. It helps with nerve pain, sciatica, neuralgia and joint problems.
Sources of Lepidolite
- Lepidolite is found in Colorado and other parts of the US, and in Brazil.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
However, modern birthstones are linked to calendar months, and each month has its own unique birthstone, with its own fabled properties. Many people love to wear jewellery set with their birthstone, as the ancient meanings and associations with these stones still intrigue them.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
What the Rosary IS:
Padre Pio, St. Pio of Pietrelcina: "The Rosary is THE WEAPON."
How to Pray the Rosary:
1. While holding the crucifix make the Sign of the Cross and then recite the Apostles Creed.
Also popularly -- though inaccurately -- known as Claddagh jewelry, Celtic designs are appreciated for their intricacy and beauty. Numerous patterns of Celtic origin, such as the spiral and the cross, are used by jewelers in their creations. The Celtic spiral symbolizes eternity and is used abundantly in many Celtic jewelry items today. Just as popular is the Celtic cross, which pre-dates the Christian cross by about two centuries. The Celtic cross is thought to bring greater knowledge, understanding and the fortitude to deal with trials and adversities, as compared to the Christian cross, which is believed to protect the wearer from harm.
Claddagh rings and bracelets are two more examples of popular Celtic jewelry items that are replete with symbolism. Rings that have the Celtic knot design symbolize eternal and undying love; this is why they are exchanged by the bride and groom in present day wedding ceremonies – to signify their fidelity and never-ending commitment to each other. Such rings and bracelets are also given to friends as an indication of loyalty.
Necklaces and pendants are likewise integral parts of a Celtic jewelry collection. Depending on the wearer’s preferences, the pendant may depict the image of Celtic figures such as the ever-popular knot, spiral, Celtic cross, serpent or dragon. Such symbols have deep spiritual and religious meaning, and it is one of the main reasons why Celtic jewelry items are popular dress accessories today.
A person does not have to be Irish or Scottish or to have any other Celtic connection in order to appreciate Celtic jewelry. Whether given as gifts or maintained as personal keepsakes, these unique pieces can be enjoyed just for their beauty alone. But a little awareness of their meaning, as well as their place in history and tradition add to their air of enigma and allure."