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KACHINA Necklace (Turquoise, Sandalwood, Sterling Silver, Picture Jasper)

KACHINA Necklace (Turquoise, Sandalwood, Sterling Silver, Picture Jasper)

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  • Materials: Turquoise, Sandalwood, Sterling Silver, Picture Jasper
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Vibrant, raw Turquoise, sandy Picture Jasper, sparkling Sterling Silver and genuine Sandalwood form the evocative KACHINA necklace.

This necklace reflects the colors of the southwest, and was named after the dolls created by the Hopi and Navajo tribes here in Arizona. It features a focal stone of raw, unpolished Turquoise, and includes Turquoise heishe beads, chips of Picture Jasper, small beads of Sterling Silver, beads of genuine Sandalwood and two round Turquoise beads.

The necklace closes with a silver plated hook clasp, and a length of silver plated chain (with a sterling silver spiral charm) allows the length to be adjusted to between 15" and 17".

ABOUT THE STONES ...

TURQUOISE: Wholeness; communication; spiritual expansion

Turquoise is a highly beneficial stone, attracting love, protecting its wearer from harm and enhancing one’s ability to see into the future. It is unique in that it truly reflects the individual wearing it by tuning into that person’s energies and transmitting them back into the world. It is a great aid to communication. Because turquoise contains elements of both the earth, where it was formed, and the sky, whose color it resembles, it assists us in achieving our goals and realizing our full potential. It is considered to be a healer of the spirit, and a provider of calm and peace of mind. It induces wisdom and understanding and can provide strength and protection during vision quests. It may also enhance trust and kindness and bring communication and creative skills to emotional situations. Turquoise is known well from North to Central America, Tibet, China, and the Mid-East, and is a sacred stone to many American native tribes. Navajos used ground turquoise in sand paintings to bring on the rain. North and Central American tribes placed the stone in tombs to protect the deceased. It is also revered as a protective stone and a bestower of goodness for the living. Pueblos laid it beneath the floor of newly built homes as an offering to the gods. Apache shaman had turquoise in their medicine bag for power in healing. On a bow, in some tribes, it was thought to ensure the accuracy to hit its mark. As a healing stone, turquoise is especially beneficial for the respiratory and immune systems. It has also been used in the treatment of headaches, regeneration of tissue, and stress-related skin disorders.

PICTURE JASPER: Connecting with Earth’s consciousness; inner journeying to sacred sites and ancient civilizations

Picture Jasper can be used in meditation to merge with the consciousness of the Earth. It is a stone of dream work and visioning. It can help one emotionally reconnect to the energy of the planet and to the ancient knowledge of living in balance that is so necessary at this time. On the physical plane, Picture Jasper supports bone growth and healing.

STERLING SILVER: Balance; intellect

Sterling Silver is a metal in tune with the energies of the body. It is especially beneficial to the brain, because it improves the transmission of nerve impulses and improves memory. It helps to balance the functions of both sides of the brain and enhances ones ability to approach intellectual problems.

SANDALWOOD: Protection; spirituality

This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.


MY PROCESS ...

In creating any necklace, I first select a focal piece, and then choose the various stones to complete it through an instinctive (and fun!) process. After lighting some incense and putting on some music that suits my mood that day (new age, world music, nature sounds, classical or soft jazz), I hold the pendant or focal stone in my hand as I look over ALL of the hundreds of types of stone beads in my collection, and choose several (way more than what will eventually be included - usually 20 or more types) that look and feel "right." Next, I narrow things down by repeating the process among the beads I first selected, and place handfuls of about a dozen different types in the old African Mancala game board I use as my beading palette. I then choose complementary glass seed beads (often used as spacers) and a clasp, and begin beading - entirely by instinct. Often, I will get to a certain point and begin over again, until the necklace that is meant to be reveals itself. Sometimes, I find that a stone I hadn't originally chosen is screaming to be included, and I always honor that. Not all of the stones in the final palette are used, and usually the piece turns out entirely differently than what I had originally envisioned. It is a process that feeds my soul. I am inspired by the colors and textures of the materials I work with, and by my spirit guides (all animals! - see my profile), as well as by the constant presence when I'm beading of my two beloved rescued dogs (O'Keeffe and Teddy) and a giant rescued Maine Coon cat named Sassafras, who rules the roost. All three love to be a part of the process.
Vibrant, raw Turquoise, sandy Picture Jasper, sparkling Sterling Silver and genuine Sandalwood form the evocative KACHINA necklace.

This necklace reflects the colors of the southwest, and was named after the dolls created by the Hopi and Navajo tribes here in Arizona. It features a focal stone of raw, unpolished Turquoise, and includes Turquoise heishe beads, chips of Picture Jasper, small beads of Sterling Silver, beads of genuine Sandalwood and two round Turquoise beads.

The necklace closes with a silver plated hook clasp, and a length of silver plated chain (with a sterling silver spiral charm) allows the length to be adjusted to between 15" and 17".

ABOUT THE STONES ...

TURQUOISE: Wholeness; communication; spiritual expansion

Turquoise is a highly beneficial stone, attracting love, protecting its wearer from harm and enhancing one’s ability to see into the future. It is unique in that it truly reflects the individual wearing it by tuning into that person’s energies and transmitting them back into the world. It is a great aid to communication. Because turquoise contains elements of both the earth, where it was formed, and the sky, whose color it resembles, it assists us in achieving our goals and realizing our full potential. It is considered to be a healer of the spirit, and a provider of calm and peace of mind. It induces wisdom and understanding and can provide strength and protection during vision quests. It may also enhance trust and kindness and bring communication and creative skills to emotional situations. Turquoise is known well from North to Central America, Tibet, China, and the Mid-East, and is a sacred stone to many American native tribes. Navajos used ground turquoise in sand paintings to bring on the rain. North and Central American tribes placed the stone in tombs to protect the deceased. It is also revered as a protective stone and a bestower of goodness for the living. Pueblos laid it beneath the floor of newly built homes as an offering to the gods. Apache shaman had turquoise in their medicine bag for power in healing. On a bow, in some tribes, it was thought to ensure the accuracy to hit its mark. As a healing stone, turquoise is especially beneficial for the respiratory and immune systems. It has also been used in the treatment of headaches, regeneration of tissue, and stress-related skin disorders.

PICTURE JASPER: Connecting with Earth’s consciousness; inner journeying to sacred sites and ancient civilizations

Picture Jasper can be used in meditation to merge with the consciousness of the Earth. It is a stone of dream work and visioning. It can help one emotionally reconnect to the energy of the planet and to the ancient knowledge of living in balance that is so necessary at this time. On the physical plane, Picture Jasper supports bone growth and healing.

STERLING SILVER: Balance; intellect

Sterling Silver is a metal in tune with the energies of the body. It is especially beneficial to the brain, because it improves the transmission of nerve impulses and improves memory. It helps to balance the functions of both sides of the brain and enhances ones ability to approach intellectual problems.

SANDALWOOD: Protection; spirituality

This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.


MY PROCESS ...

In creating any necklace, I first select a focal piece, and then choose the various stones to complete it through an instinctive (and fun!) process. After lighting some incense and putting on some music that suits my mood that day (new age, world music, nature sounds, classical or soft jazz), I hold the pendant or focal stone in my hand as I look over ALL of the hundreds of types of stone beads in my collection, and choose several (way more than what will eventually be included - usually 20 or more types) that look and feel "right." Next, I narrow things down by repeating the process among the beads I first selected, and place handfuls of about a dozen different types in the old African Mancala game board I use as my beading palette. I then choose complementary glass seed beads (often used as spacers) and a clasp, and begin beading - entirely by instinct. Often, I will get to a certain point and begin over again, until the necklace that is meant to be reveals itself. Sometimes, I find that a stone I hadn't originally chosen is screaming to be included, and I always honor that. Not all of the stones in the final palette are used, and usually the piece turns out entirely differently than what I had originally envisioned. It is a process that feeds my soul. I am inspired by the colors and textures of the materials I work with, and by my spirit guides (all animals! - see my profile), as well as by the constant presence when I'm beading of my two beloved rescued dogs (O'Keeffe and Teddy) and a giant rescued Maine Coon cat named Sassafras, who rules the roost. All three love to be a part of the process.

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