Spotlight On Emerald

This beautiful rich green in color Gemstone was mined as early as 3500BC. It was mined by Ancient Egyptians. Later Emerald was used to trade for precious metals in Europe and Asia. Emerald is a great stone to revive passion in love, life or even at work. It has calming effects on the brain but … Continue Reading

Om: The Sound of the Universe

Recognize this symbol? Om is a very common occurrence in the jewelry world. It is found on many beads, charms and pendants. Including symbolic beads like this in your own handmade jewelry is a great way to make your beaded necklaces and bracelets more meaningful. What does Om symbolize? Om is a sacred sound and mantra, … Continue Reading

Greek Worry Beads or Meditation Beads

Are Meditation Beads the same as Worry Beads? What are Worry Beads? Worry beads are traditionally from Greece. Everyone in Greece carries these glass or gemstone beads strung on a cord. They are usually strung very loose so they can be flipped around your hand throughout the day. Worry beads are very similar to the … Continue Reading

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads We all love making long silk knotted necklaces with gemstones and even adding tassels to them. We have tons of them! When we get new rounds in- of course, we all have to make ourselves a new silk knotted tassel necklace. Have you ever called one of these a mala … Continue Reading

Power of the Waning Moon – Protection and Healing

The waning moon is just as important to talismans and charms as the full or new moon. Talismans or charms made now should be dedicated to protection and healing, banishment and ends. Protection & Banishing Protection is ever present through the moon’s cycle because of how much it can help weary travelers lost at night. For … Continue Reading

The Power of the Full Moon – Charms and Talismans for Completion

The moon is full, so it’s the perfect time to finish all languishing projects and tie up loose ends. Traditionally, the full moon doesn’t refer to just the night of the full moon, but the three days before and after the full moon. Completion and Culmination Leading up to the 4th day of the full moon, … Continue Reading