INSPIRATION: The bustling, colorful streets and beautiful warmth of the people of Bangkok, Thailand.
ABOUT THE STONES: Part of my fascination with jewelry making is the stones. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Below find the meaning of the stones of this particular piece. Please keep in mind that gemstones and semi-precious gemstones have many different meanings to many different cultures- these are just what I’ve found in my research! :)
*** “CRAZY LACE” AGATE beads are very special. Crazy Lace Agate is known as the Laughter Stone- don't you just love that! It is a stone of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude. It is a very dynamic stone that promotes thinking and action. We LOVE it!!
***OPALITE is known for it's soothing effect when held or worn!
***FRESHWATER PEARLS are usually pale white or cream-colored, though darker blue, gray, and even black variations exist. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Freshwater pearls enable one to accept love and see the good parts of oneself so you can love yourself and others more. Pearls are also a symbol of purity.
*** CORAL was once thought to be a plant, coral has been called the "garden of the sea". The ancient Egyptians placed pieces of coral in tombs as a protection against evil spirits because they believed that each piece truly contained a drop of divine blood. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life.
*** EVIL EYE bead is an "eye", often set on a blue background. It stares back at the world to ward off the evil spirits and keep you safe from harm. Since ancient times people have been attaching this evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from negative energy. From the new-born babies to their horses or even to the doors of their homes...This tradition still lives in Turkey. The glimmering evil eye beads that are hand made with ancient methods by a very few glass masters, are distributed from Anatolia to the whole world. To know evil eye meaning it is very important to understand the blue color. What does the colors mean? In Turkey, Greece, and surrounding countries, the most popular evil eye charm color is blue. Turkey is in a dry part of the world, where water is precious -- with water things prosper and grow, and without it, things shrivel and die. The color blue reminds people of fresh, cool water.
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Chicago
HANDMADE IN CHICAGO WITH LOVE ♥
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