There are about a bazillion different crystals in the world, so how do I choose which ones to use in my jewelry designs? It's simple really. I'm looking for crystals that promote Love, Wisdom, and Creativity. Crystals that we all need as busy, modern women to help us make the most of every day.
Over the next few weeks I'd like to share a little about the crystals I use and how their power can affect your life.
We'll begin with AMETHYST for a few reasons.
- First, because it's my very favorite crystal, with its rich purple hues drifting into icy clear lavenders and whites.
- Second, because it's February's birthstone, making it the perfect crystal to discuss this month.
- Third, and most importantly, because it's known as the Artist's Stone….
So how did Amethyst become "the Artist's Stone?"
Well, first of all, Purple has long been associated with Artists. This color is the combination of cool blue and warm red, making it perfectly complete. So no wonder artists love purple so much! Beyond the color of Amethysts, let's think about what we need most as Creatives. A little Peace & Quiet and a lot of Creative Thinking. Right? Well here's the list of healing attributes associated with Amethysts:
PEACE/ SERENITY and INTUITION/ CREATIVITY?!?!
Yes Please!! Every Single artist could use help in these areas, so for artists, Amethysts are practically perfect in every way!
Now, you may say I don't believe in the whole Crystal Healing thing.
Well, I'm ok with that. I have learned to appreciate the power of crystals through personal experience. Laying down with an Amethyst on my temple and waking up without a migraine, donning a Rose Quartz Necklace and feeling more love towards those around me, keeping an aquamarine in my pocket and remembering to have patience with people at my day job. Etc. Etc. Etc. But you can't truly understand until you have experienced this power. All you need is the seed of belief and the willingness to try.
And quite frankly, it matters less what you think the crystal can do for you, than what YOU can do for yourself. Wearing an Amethyst is the perfect symbol of your determination to think outside the box, to take deep breaths, and to carry on creating even when it feels like an uphill battle. Each of us may face obstacles that are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. But your strongest ally is always yourself and your determination to succeed. Wearing an Amethyst each day is a constant reminder of your own Creativity and the importance of your Artistic Dreams!
Here are just a few examples of my Amethyst necklaces, currently available in the shop. Each is totally unique, just like you, so pick the one that you simply can't resist and it will be the perfect one for this moment in your life!
See more pics and info here.
Peace and Love,
PS. If you have any questions about the crystals I use or my jewelry in general, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love working with fellow artists and makers to find the piece that is just perfect for YOU!