miercuri, 5 ianuarie 2011


Main Chakra: Crown

Vibrates to the number 3

Astrological Signs Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, and Capricorn

Birthstone: February, June


Violet - Archangel Zadkiel is the Archangel of forgiveness, mercy, tolerance, and transmutation of negative energy and his color is violet. Helps you when you are stuck in negative emotions such as anger, hatred, and guilt.

Amethyst is a member of the crystal quartz or silica group, which are the most common minerals on our planet.

MetaPhysical Healing Properties:

Amethyst is a stone of the mind.  It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion.   Wear Amethyst if you want to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings, or your values.  Amethyst helps one learn of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. Especially aids sobriety; alcohol, food, sex, and other addictions.

  • Stress: It is very good for overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed metal states because of it extreme calming mental effects. It is considered an extremely spiritual stone.  In the Old Testament, it is written that Aaron, the Jewish High Priest, wore the amethyst in the center of his breastplate, and it was said to induce visions and revelations. Many people sleep with an Amethyst crystal under their pillow for this reason. The Catholic bishop still wears an Amethyst ring on the second finger of his right hand.

  • Addictions: Amethyst comes from a Greek word, amethusos, meaning not drunk. There is a ancient myth about Bacchus turning a young maiden to stone, and in remorse, he poured wine on the statue, staining it purple and creating amethyst. Goblets of Amethyst were said to prevent the drinker from being overwhelmed by the drink?s spirit.   Today those trying to overcome addictions, especially alcohol addiction, use the healing powers of Amethyst as an aid.

  • Protection: Amethyst is a crystal of protection, because it repels more than it attracts.

  • Spirituality: Amethyst fosters healing and  selflessness, and is associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, and positive transformation.  Some say it should be called the Stone of Transformation. Known also as "Metamorphosis".


Amethyst ranges in color from light lavender to dark purple. Violet  Is the color of Spirituality.

Physical Healing Properties:

Boosts productions of hormones, calms nervous system,  insomnia, hearing, digestive tract, heart. Insomnia, headaches, hearing disorders, posture and skeletal system, stomach, skin, and teeth. As an elixir in the treatment of arthritis.


Over indulgence, grief, anger, guilt, fear, rage, confusion, impatience, and resentment, Insomnia, nightmares


Cleanses, cleansing, purifies, restructures and renews. Fosters psychic abilities, spiritual awareness, contentment, peace, stability, serenity, forgiveness, tolerance


Minister, Priest, Spiritual leaders, Counselors, Therapists,


meditation, , rehabilitation, stress,


Amethyst effects are enhanced when combined with Rose Quartz.  Amethyst calms the mind, while Rose Quartz soothes the heart and heals past emotional wounds. Together they balance Heart, Mind, and Soul.  Clear Quartz crystal, (an energizer and amplifier ) will enhance the effects of both crystals.

sâmbătă, 16 ianuarie 2010

The Green Bride

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Custom Jewelry with dazzling details by Debbi Simon


Learn how to make fashionable jewellery and embellish it with sophisticated CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements. Author and artist Debbi Simon has created a collection that ranges from sophisticated filigree pendants to funky resin rings. With Crystal Chic, you’ll learn how to:

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Debbi Simon, CREATE YOUR STYLE with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements Ambassador, is an accomplished artist and jewellery designer. Her work is exhibited in juried and invitational shows. Her jewellery has been published in BeadStyle and Bead & Button magazines.


by Margot Potter, Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva


In Bead and Wire Jewelry Exposed, authors Katie Hacker, Fernando DaSilva and Margot Potter, all CREATE YOUR STYLE with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski ElementsAmbassadors, offer over 50 high-fashion jewellery pieces made using unique techniques that reveal typically hidden components like beading wire, cording, findings, tubing and chain as the central focus of the design. While the pieces may look complex, the techniques are simple enough for beginners - yet sophisticated enough for veteran jewellery crafters. A comprehensive getting started section gives crafters information on the supplies, tools and techniques they'll need to make all of the projects in the book, and the broad range of styles guarantees appeal for all audiences.


Katie Hacker is a well-known author, designer, teacher and all-around crafty girl. She presents beading lessons on each episode of the public television series Beads, Baubles and Jewels and contributes beading projects to a variety of publications. Her books about beading and crafts have sold more than half a million copies. Learn more about Katie at katiehacker.com Fernando DaSilva is an accomplished jewellery designer, demonstrator and man of style. He has created original pieces for Beadalon, Swarovski and several beading magazines. To see more of Fernando's work, visit his website at dasilvajewelry.com.Margot Potter is the author of three Impatient Beader titles for North Light Books and is the mastermind behind the Impatient Blogger (margotpotter.com). In her spare time, Margot is an on-air spokeswoman for the Marcasite Suspicion line of jewellery sold on QVC.

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