I donâ€™t think I actually experienced a Vortex, but I did obtain a copy of Melodyâ€™s Love is in the Earth and started looking into crystal healing. Iâ€™ve enjoyed enhancing my life with beautiful and helpful energy infusing stones, and love carrying on the spirit of healing into my creations.
For Motherâ€™s Day, I made my mom a birthstone bangle representing our family, along with her favorite stone, the Malachite. Iâ€™d picked up the strand of Malachites at last yearâ€™s Bead & Button show, which is coming up in June.
I went to my favorite place, Daveâ€™s Down to Earth Rock shop (which just moved across the street but is still on Main Street) to pick out the birthstone beads representing my family. I consulted Judy Hallâ€™s Crystal Bible for alternate beads when the traditional selection wasnâ€™t available.
The wire was coiled with my high-tech mandrel. 😉
Then I designed the order of the beads.
Adding the Malachites was fun. Theyâ€™re such a positive and empowering stone, and have lovely patterns.
It was fun to think about everyone and our memories as I strung the birthstones.
I lucked out with my family.
After completing the bangle I decided to add some earrings as well.
Circling wire around the beads is a challenge, but it worked.
Then I reviewed all the energies of the stones I had incorporated and picked out the words that rung most true about the personalities I know and the energies my mom should carry with her on her adventures.
Right now our family is pretty set, so I used a single wire to connect all the beads. If there is an addition Iâ€™ll probably add the stone with a new piece of wire, but I could also re-string everything. Thatâ€™s a challenge for the future.
Iâ€™ve got a few beaded bangles in my Etsy shop that are based on color schemes and chakras, but I always love taking custom orders to make something with meaning just for you.
I cannot wait to see my mom wear this set!