SILK ROAD Necklace (Agate, Amazonite, Coral, Malachite, Moonstone, Copper, Czech Glass)

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SILK ROAD Necklace (Agate, Amazonite, Coral, Malachite, Moonstone, Copper, Czech Glass)

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Agate, Moonstone, Malachite, Moss Agate, Copper, Amazonite, Czech Glass, Coral

While working on this piece, I was listening to the amazing soundtrack (featuring Yo Yo Ma) of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," and burning Japanese floral incense. The result is SILK ROAD.

The centerpiece of this piece is a gorgeous, polished Agate stone in shades of green, white and peach, and those colors are reflected in the necklace, which includes Moss Agate, Moonstone, Amazonite, Malachite, Coral, Copper and sparkling Czech glass.

The necklace is 17 1/2" long, and closes with a simple, solid copper hook and eye clasp.


ABOUT THE STONES ...

AGATE: Balance, truth, healing

Agate is a grounding stone that helps bring about emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Psychologically, it gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self and builds self-confidence. Intellectually, agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities, and encourages speaking one’s own truth. Emotionally, agate can help one to overcome bitterness and negativity. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of inner trauma, and aids spiritual growth. Agate has been used in treating disorders of the digestive system, eyes and uterus. It is cleansing to the lymphatic system and the pancreas, strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.

MOSS AGATE: Stability, persistence, grounding

Moss Agate is a stabilizing stone strongly connected with nature. It is grounding and stabilizing on all levels – emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually. It is an excellent stone for those recovering from a long-term illness or suffering from depression, and can speed recovery. Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and allow you to see the beauty in all that you behold. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages. It has been used to assist in midwifery, lessening pain and easing the delivery process.

MOONSTONE: Calming; protection; love; connection with plants

Moonstone helps to cool, soothe and calm our emotions, and is associated with intuition, sensitivity and the feminine aspect of our nature. It enhances balance and introspection, and possesses reflective lunar energies that relate to new beginnings. It can help one focus on what's needed rather than what's wanted. Moonstone is believed to enhance psychic abilities. A gently protective stone, it is worn as a charm when traveling on or over the water. It can attract love, heal rifts between lovers and ensure restful sleep. As a healing stone, moonstone helps all parts of the lower torso, including digestive, cleansing and reproductive organs. If worn while gardening, it can help your plants and flowers to grow strong and healthy.

AMAZONITE: Truth, communication, harmony

Amazonite is a soothing stone of harmony, both within the self and among others. It facilitates loving communication and dissipates nervous energy. It can assist us in manifesting our dreams and desires. Amazonite has a powerful filtering capacity, and can absorb emanations from cell phones and microwaves, and protect against electromagnetic pollution. It is an excellent stone for those engaged in conflict resolution or who need to communicate their own truth more effectively. It can also assist one in setting appropriate boundaries, both within (discipline) and externally. Physically, Amazonite is helpful in cell regeneration or healing after trauma or injury. It is also useful in treating osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiencies, calcium deposits and muscle spasms.

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.

CORAL: Protection; soothing; creativity

Coral is neither a stone nor a plant substance, but the skeletal remains of a sea creature. It has been used since ancient times for magical, religious and health purposes. It is often worn as a protective amulet to guard against illness, accidents (particularly accidents at sea) and acts of violence. It is also worn to effect inner changes—it can calm fears, ease depression and promote peaceful sleep by driving away disturbing dreams. It confers wisdom, prudence and courage upon its wearer. Because of Coral’s structure and growth patterns, it is particularly sympathetic to both the skeletal structure and the circulatory system. It carries with it the special creative vibrations of the sea. Just as the ocean is the life's blood of the land, so too, Coral is said to aid in the circulation of the body and to enrich the blood.

COPPER: Energy; healing

Copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth from individuals, crystals, auras, the mind and the spirit world. It can stimulate the flow of energy, thereby helping the wearer overcome lethargic tendencies. It helps to increase self-esteem and free the wearer of mental burdens. Copper has found mainstream popularity due to its capacity to ease the pain of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. It is also useful in improving circulation, detoxifying and strengthening the blood, reducing inflammation, and stabilizing metabolism.


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.
While working on this piece, I was listening to the amazing soundtrack (featuring Yo Yo Ma) of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," and burning Japanese floral incense. The result is SILK ROAD.

The centerpiece of this piece is a gorgeous, polished Agate stone in shades of green, white and peach, and those colors are reflected in the necklace, which includes Moss Agate, Moonstone, Amazonite, Malachite, Coral, Copper and sparkling Czech glass.

The necklace is 17 1/2" long, and closes with a simple, solid copper hook and eye clasp.


ABOUT THE STONES ...

AGATE: Balance, truth, healing

Agate is a grounding stone that helps bring about emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Psychologically, it gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self and builds self-confidence. Intellectually, agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities, and encourages speaking one’s own truth. Emotionally, agate can help one to overcome bitterness and negativity. It heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of inner trauma, and aids spiritual growth. Agate has been used in treating disorders of the digestive system, eyes and uterus. It is cleansing to the lymphatic system and the pancreas, strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.

MOSS AGATE: Stability, persistence, grounding

Moss Agate is a stabilizing stone strongly connected with nature. It is grounding and stabilizing on all levels – emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually. It is an excellent stone for those recovering from a long-term illness or suffering from depression, and can speed recovery. Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and allow you to see the beauty in all that you behold. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages. It has been used to assist in midwifery, lessening pain and easing the delivery process.

MOONSTONE: Calming; protection; love; connection with plants

Moonstone helps to cool, soothe and calm our emotions, and is associated with intuition, sensitivity and the feminine aspect of our nature. It enhances balance and introspection, and possesses reflective lunar energies that relate to new beginnings. It can help one focus on what's needed rather than what's wanted. Moonstone is believed to enhance psychic abilities. A gently protective stone, it is worn as a charm when traveling on or over the water. It can attract love, heal rifts between lovers and ensure restful sleep. As a healing stone, moonstone helps all parts of the lower torso, including digestive, cleansing and reproductive organs. If worn while gardening, it can help your plants and flowers to grow strong and healthy.

AMAZONITE: Truth, communication, harmony

Amazonite is a soothing stone of harmony, both within the self and among others. It facilitates loving communication and dissipates nervous energy. It can assist us in manifesting our dreams and desires. Amazonite has a powerful filtering capacity, and can absorb emanations from cell phones and microwaves, and protect against electromagnetic pollution. It is an excellent stone for those engaged in conflict resolution or who need to communicate their own truth more effectively. It can also assist one in setting appropriate boundaries, both within (discipline) and externally. Physically, Amazonite is helpful in cell regeneration or healing after trauma or injury. It is also useful in treating osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiencies, calcium deposits and muscle spasms.

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.

CORAL: Protection; soothing; creativity

Coral is neither a stone nor a plant substance, but the skeletal remains of a sea creature. It has been used since ancient times for magical, religious and health purposes. It is often worn as a protective amulet to guard against illness, accidents (particularly accidents at sea) and acts of violence. It is also worn to effect inner changes—it can calm fears, ease depression and promote peaceful sleep by driving away disturbing dreams. It confers wisdom, prudence and courage upon its wearer. Because of Coral’s structure and growth patterns, it is particularly sympathetic to both the skeletal structure and the circulatory system. It carries with it the special creative vibrations of the sea. Just as the ocean is the life's blood of the land, so too, Coral is said to aid in the circulation of the body and to enrich the blood.

COPPER: Energy; healing

Copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth from individuals, crystals, auras, the mind and the spirit world. It can stimulate the flow of energy, thereby helping the wearer overcome lethargic tendencies. It helps to increase self-esteem and free the wearer of mental burdens. Copper has found mainstream popularity due to its capacity to ease the pain of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. It is also useful in improving circulation, detoxifying and strengthening the blood, reducing inflammation, and stabilizing metabolism.


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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