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The impressive RIVER RAPTURE necklace s about 26" long, and features a 2 1/2" natural Quartz Crystal point, wrapped in brass with a Lapis accent. It includes Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Quartz and beads of Azurite/Malachite, along with lustrous disks of blue and green painted wood. It closes with a golden pewter bar and ring clasp.

The stones used in this necklace all facilitate clarity, enlightenment, and communication. Scroll down to learn more!

Also available is RIVER RAPTURE II, designed to be worn with RIVER RAPTURE (and listed separately). They are pictured together in the last photo here.


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.


ABOUT THE STONES...

QUARTZ CRYSTAL: Clearing; cleansing; healing; magnification of ambient energies; memory enhancement

Quartz Crystal is a highly beneficial stone, amplifying and enhancing the qualities of other stones it is worn with and attuning them even more to your particular energy. Clear Quartz acts as a purifier, creating harmony and helping to balance all stimuli, positive and negative. Unlike most other stones, Clear Quartz can be “programmed” by one’s inner intention to assist in achieving virtually any goal. It is a stone of Light, bringing a heightened spiritual awareness to anyone who wears or carries it. Physically, Clear Quartz stimulates the nervous system and can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue.


LAPIS LAZULI: Inner vision; truthful communication; royal virtues

Lapis Lazuli has been considered a stone of royalty and spirituality for centuries, and was used to entomb and decorate the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It still carries the vibration of the inner “king” or “queen” that lies within each of us, and helps us get in touch with that aspect of ourselves. Lapis is an extremely healing and soothing stone. Simply touching the body with this stone improves your mental, physical, spiritual, psychic and emotional condition. It is an uplifting, spiritual stone whose deep blue color reflects its peaceful vibrations. It is useful for relieving depression, promoting spirituality and stimulating gentleness in its wearer. Lapis is associated with expansion of awareness and intellectual capacity, as well as with the connection to the higher self, and the powers of love and healing. It has been used in rituals to attract spiritual love and assure fidelity by strengthening the bonds that have grown between lovers. Perhaps its most common use today is to enhance psychic awareness. Lapis breaks the hold of the conscious mind on the subconscious mind and allows intuitive impulses to become known. Physically, it has been used in the treatment of conditions related to lymph, inflammation, and pain (especially the head).


MALACHITE: Enlightened leadership; creativity; protection; confidence

Malachite is a very relaxing stone, with a strong connection to the Earth and to water. It is said to bring fidelity in love and promote loyalty in friendship. It can enhance patience and tolerance, and bring harmony into your life. Malachite can help you to heal yourself and others, and can absorb negative energies, whether physical or emotional in nature. It is one of the most important stones for protection from negative energies, and is most beneficial for the heart, both physically and emotionally. It can assist you in releasing anger and depression, and can help ease muscle tensions and stress. Malachite is sometimes called "the stone of transformation," as it can be helpful when undergoing changes in one’s life. It enhances spirituality and psychic abilities, and can remove obstacles to help you reach desired goals. Malachite helps you accept responsibility for your actions and promotes understanding of any changes that might be required to keep you from repeating the same mistakes. Physically, Malachite is said to help the stomach, liver, kidney stones, respiratory system, immune system, vision, and circulatory system. It has been used historically to treat asthma, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones and torn muscles.


AZURITE: Insight; Communication; Calming

Azurite has been called the “Stone of Heaven” that aids in the “pursuit of the heavenly self”. It can awaken psychic abilities and help the user to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance when it occurs. Helpful in relieving worries, phobias, and nagging negative thoughts, Azurite also helps one to recognize the areas in life needing attention. Native Americans used Azurite as a sacred stone for communication with Indian Spirit Guides. The Mayans are said to have used it for sacred, mystical communication via thought.

Azurite infuses intellectual logic with love, fostering compassion for oneself and others. It encourages communication from the heart and heightens awareness of spiritual communication. Azurite can help dissolve energy blockages, communication blockages, and blockages to one’s progress. Azurite calms and relieves mental stress. Azurite is useful in meditation to clear the mind, promote deep introspection and visualization, and allow clear recognition of intuitive messages that are received.
Candace Gallagher

RIVER RAPTURE Necklace (Quartz, Lapis, Malachite, Azurite)

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: quartz, lapis lazuli, malachite, wood, azurite
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 50 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people