I have been trying to go in a new direction with more semi-precious stones, so I got a few from Michael's, the first being Adventurine. I know nothing about properties of any gems. I have to look them all up. I don't know if I believe in any powers of any stones other than them making me say, "Oooo ... pretty..." but I also never would have thought I would be in remission from chronic Lyme from the extract of a tree bark. But it happened so what the heck.
Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance. Green aventurine is also a mystical stone of prosperity. Aventurine bring friendship to one's life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, balancing blood pressure, sinus problems, nausea, headaches, general health, allergies, eczema, fever, and sleep disorders. Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.
I started making a necklace but ran out of the dark, round, green beads so had to improvise. The finished product (providing I can find more dark, round, green beads will be Adventurine, S hook, dark green beads, S hook all around. The other junk on there right now is so I could see what it looked like on.
The S hooks are wire pounded a bit flat, copper permanently colored "brass" although I think it looks gold. The smaller wire is "gold" but because it was 5 bucks for a big spool, probably not real, eh? LoL.
I hope to start making more of these types of necklaces and bracelets soon.
I am not one to follow fashion usually. Many times it seems the things they put on the runways are so weird-- no one would really wear them. But I figured I should pay attention so I know what colors are in, what types of jewelry is going to sell and be "hot."
According to Jewelry Business Blog by Rena Klingenberg, Pantones' color of the year for 2011 is Honeysuckle-- A cheery bright pink with a reddish cast. She also reminded us that people will need jewelry to accent this color so the color palete is in that link as well.
DHgate.com gives "knotted jewelry, flora and fauna, military and urban futuristic, maritime atnd multi-ethnic, vintage and retro--romantic" as trends. This sounds like quite a list. LoL. What's NOT hot?
So basically what I learned from this is: Everything is in style. Except wearing mud and probably eyeball necklaces won't give you that "classy" look.
Kidding aside, I am going to go with a few of these colors that I had picked out already, make my own thing. If people like it, they like it. If they don't, they don't.
I think the only people who really pay attention to "what's in style" live in an entirely different world anyway. I'll leave it up to Vogue and Giselle to stay on top of it.