Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sold to a lab tech who works in the hospital!

I'll be selling this one today to Fred, a lab tech who I met yesterday while he drew some of Mom's blood. We got to talking about stones and stuff and he wants this piece. I also felt it call to him.

So take a good look at this beauty--I will surley miss it but it is going to the person it needs to help next ;) It's on it's journey as we all are.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Glowing Moonstone wrapped in Oxidized Copper

I wrapped this a couple of weeks ago in the nursing home Mom was in, but in a rush to get to the ER for Mom again, I've misplaced it, so as of right now, it's not for sale. But this is a Moonstone and I wrapped it with 4 pieces the 22 GA Oxidized Copper wire that I bought from Just Wire on Etsy

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas in the Hospital

So much has happened in the past couple of weeks I can not keep up.

Mom is back at Grady hospital again with a urinary infection so bad it makes her urine look like chocolate syrup.

She knows who I am this time, but has been delerious on and off for the past few days, has slurry speech, and even the doctors so worried about it being contagious that even I have to wear a protective gown--I found this out after being with her for 8 or so hours without the gown but since I am young and have a stronger immune system I should be fine was the diagnosis for me.

So, I've got the cranberry juice in a glass along with some airborne tablets with the 1000mgs of Vitamin C to give myself an extra boost and hope for the best.

Meanwhile, I bought myself a Christmas present. My phone, the Samsung Caliber is so messed up. I couldn't access the internet, receive video or picture messaging yet I was paying for it. Metro PCS has a new Android phone and it's only $99. I used my tips for the whole week to get it and I love it though it does freeze up from time to time. Sometimes I can't even make a call. We'll see how it goes because I really don't want to have to keep going back and forth to the store over these phones that don't work.

I haven't been creating in days--don't have the time. I'm usually in a hospital or at my job.

But I do want to wish all my loyal readers and friends a very Merry Christmas. Yes, this year, as with all the other holidays this past year, I will be hanging out in a hospital on Christmas.

It's sad.

The doctors were going to move a guy into the room my mother has. He died unexpectedly and sent the whole ER staff into chaos last night. I did pray for him and his family. Him dying boosted my mother's priority up and she got her bed fast which is rare at Grady.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

14K Gold earrings with Peridot

I used the leftover 14K Gold Filled Wire I had from the pendant to make these adorable dainty earrings. And the ear wire is also the same type of wire since I ran out of the ones I got from Michaels--gotta pick up some more in the near future.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Treat for me: Green Onyx wrapped in 14K Gold filled wire

Ok I sold the Lapis and used the money I had left over from donating to both Art4TH and The Homeless Project to buy 14K gold filled wire. And a Green Onyx stone. I've always wanted a piece of gold jewelry and this is for me. Another treat for myself. I have left over wire from the piece and will use it to make a pair of earrings to sell.

Green Onyx has all the same properties as Black Onyx but is great for the Heart Chakra. It's strength giving. It provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. Centering your energy and aligning it with a higher power, accessing higher guidance, is facilitated by onyx as is connection with the whole. It can take you forward to view the future and, with its capacity to impart personal strength, facilitates being master of one's destiny.

This stone promotes vigor, steadfastness, and stamina. It aids learning lessons, imparting self-confidence and helping you to be at ease in your surroundings

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wired Up Pendant with Rose Quartz and Garnet

I made this little funky pendant from copper and aluminum scrap wire and added a Rose Quartz bead and a Garnet bead to add pizazz to that funky little look!

This is great to wear and is very light. Rose Quartz and Garnet together bring about the energies of love, protection, and the Garnet gently amplifies each.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Check out ma BLING! Herkimer Diamond in Copper

I was going to list it but at the last moment I couldn't. The stone was a gift to me--he told me to use it how ever I wished. I was going to sell it to benefit Art4TH and The Homeless Project, but i am too attached. Right now is not the time for me to part with it.

IT is a Herkimer Diamond. Herkimer Diamonds are double terminated quartz crystals that are a little bit different than regular quartz. Herkimer Diamonds have the appearance of hand cut diamonds even though they are naturally occurring.

Herkimer diamonds are found in dolomite rock, a layer of limestone that was created millions of years ago when New York State was the floor of a shallow ocean. Many layers of sedimentary rock covered the region. During the Ice Age, glaciers pushed through the region. As the vast sheets of ice began to melt, water washed away some of the rock and exposed the dolomite rock that contains Herkimer diamonds.

A typical Herkimer has 18 facets which gives it the appearance of a diamond.
Herkimer Diamond is a very high energy crystal that holds a significant amount of energy and can hold structures in place. These gems provide a sacred geometric structural attunement that has the ability to re-align other structures that aren't so perfect. For that reason, Herkimer is a compliment to just about any healing practice, to the pursuit of personal goals and to any meditation. It locks energy patterns into perfect geometric harmony.

So if you are trying to regulate some imbalance in your body, or are just trying to sort out life in general, Herkimer is able to hold the energy for you as a support tool. They are also used to enhance the vision and clarity of dreams. A Herkimer Diamond has such perky energy, it is often use to provide cheerfulness to gloomy people and to deflect negative energy from people who are weak willed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mahogany Obsidian wrapped in Copper

Mahogany Obsidian is a type of Obsidian which is a stone of vitality. Mahogany obsidian is strongly connected with the earth, grounding, drawing on strength when needed. For physical healing, it is good for pain and improving circulation.

This piece is wrapped with 4 pieces of 20 GA coper and has a wrapped bail (the part where the string goes through)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Purple Fluorite and Citrine Coppery Dangles: Great for ANY LSU fan!!

These earrings are about 3 1/2 inches long and are really cute! The fluorite at the top is banded as you can see in the second picture--I have zoomed it to show the bands.

The Citrine contrasts the primary color of the fluorite--Violet and on the color wheel those two are complimentary colors.

Great for any LSU fans or any other team with the colors purple and gold!

Purple fluorite will help you meditate, bring you peace and
wholeness and focus on yourself. It is known as a spiritual stone, assisting you in to be more connected to our source. It is said to be a mystical stone.

Citrine aka Yellow Quartz carries the healing energies of the sun. t expands the auric field, filling it with light and clearing away any lingering etheric toxins. Citrine is also a wonderful manifestation crystal by motivating you into taking action. It brings optimism and cheerfulness. Citrine is a good stone for aligning all the chakras. It focuses on balancing the solar plexus chakra, which in turn integrates the lower and higher chakras.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crowned Labradorite wrapped in Copper

According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as labradorite.

A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition-promoting psychic abilities.

I wrapped this piece with 4 pieces of 20 GA copper wire

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, and Malachite wrapped in copper (3 separate pieces)

These are my latest pieces:

Lapis Lazuli wrapped in Copper, this piece has 4 pieces of 20 GA copper wire

Malachite wrapped in Copper, this piece has 4 pieces of 20 GA copper wire

Carnelian wrapped in Copper, this piece has 5 pieces of 20 GA copper wire.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

River Dream

Okay I had this really intriguiging dream last night.

I was with my husband and family and we had just settled the new land. At first I thought I was in Shreveport, my home town because the river was the Red River. I'm not sure now if I were there or not.

Anyway, we settled and started our home, planted our crops and all and one day he and I went fishing. I fell in the river and clung to a log--there were tons of logs in the river, and that's one of the main reason I thought it was the Red. When Shreveport was first settled Captain Shreve had to clear out all the logs in the Red. Anyways.

I was able to get on the log and--here's the odd part--I had my purse and bottle of perfume with me so I sprayed it on to comfort myself. I knew my husband was right behind me and he was going to rescue me.

Well the current took me and the log on an adventure. Downstream I noticed these beautiful lit buildings that were of another time. They were lit up, but I knew they were empty. Then the river forked. The current took us onto the right side of the fork.

Then I found myself in a makeshift little boat. I saw this huge ship with a bunch of lifeboats pass me by and I noticed the life boats were swinging.

Okay the river takes me to a group of Native Americans--I think they were Americans I am not sure. Well they were in their home and all asleep. So I parked my boat and went into their bathroom to clean up.

I heard them--they started yelling and screaming in some unknown language and took off. They made sure to loosen my boat and toss the paddle into the river before they left.

So I jumped back in the river, managed to get my boat and paddle and not eaten by alligators. I made my way back home. By then, I looked different and had changed. I returned to my family and found that my husband didn't know who I was. He believed that his wife was dead and refused to accept me as alive. I whipped out my perfume bottle and sprayed it to PROVE to him who I was.

He was like, "NO I don't believe you. I looked for you and you were GONE. I went all the way to the fork and took the left fork and didn't find you" I told him the river took me on the right fork and to a camp of Natives where I cleaned up.

Then everyone was freaking out because the very same natives were coming. They had laid a trap! They watched me leave and followed me back to where I had come from.

We offered them food and everything we had.

Then I woke up.

Just so ya know, I don't have a husband or a family. Just me and my mother.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Skillz have GROWN!!

Okay for like 7 days I'd been trying to wrap this smoky quartz and couldn't do it. It was too smooth and too shiny. And then I finally figured out how to do a particular wrap--and yes, I wrapped the smoky quartz!

BUT during all this time, that little stone attached to me and it hit me yesterday that I couldn't sell it. I actually felt pure joy and exhilaration coming from the stone
itself once I put it on.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Frozen Fire Heart Pendant wrapped in Copper with Rose Quartz beads


Her last heart beat

Forever frozen in time


Fire frozen in the ice


Eternal Love captured forever

This is a glass heart that I wrapped in copper and embellished with 3 Rose Quartz beads.

The poem just kinda came as I uploaded the pics.

Friday, November 26, 2010

My first ever teacup

I received an awesome gift from Princess Karen Cantrell the other day! Actually, she was doing something really unique. She was donating money to charity for every picture she received of someone with a teacup.

I thought it was awesome, but I have never owned a teacup and mentioned that to her. So...she sent me one! I was totally surprised and wasn't expecting it when she told me she would and asked for my address and it came Wednesday.

Princess Karen is a real princess--she's th
e 20th Great Granddaughter of H.G. Duke John of Gaunt -4th son of Edward III, King of England, which is beyond cool in my book :)

So here's my pic with the teacup and a pic of the teacup it self. Also, here is Princess Karen's page on Facebook--you should like her she's awesome!