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The Sedna Necklace

Bringing in the gentle healing power of the sea, shell is believed to be emotionally balancing and protective as well as provide insight into decision making, enhancing and stimulating intuition, imagination and sensitivity. The necklace below has been named Sedna after the Inuit goddess of the sea.

shell necklace

Sedna is a one of a kind freestyle necklace I have made and is comprised of lovely dyed pink mother of pearl tear drop and spiked dagger beads wire wrapped to raspberry coloured artisan lampwork beads plus a couple of white swarovski elements crystal pearl beads. Accented with a large wood bead and finished with an antiqued bronze leaf clasp. One of a kind, eclectic maybe…..but uniquely yours.  Available for purchase from Chi Chi Gemmes (my Etsy shop).

Winner of Stretch Gemstone Bracelet Giveaway

The winner of the Giveaway that ended this morning is Maggie Fout  from the US.  The bracelet will be posted out to her (international signed for) tomorrow.

Howlite Gemstone Bracelet with Pave Bead

Thank you to everyone that participated and answered the question – providing me with some helpful insight into what people have liked reading about on my blog.

For any one involved in bringing up young children, who happen to be reading my blog, and if you are into green living – do go and check out Maggies blog – Crunchy Green Adventures.

I will be running another Giveaway very soon.  It will be another piece of jewellery – probably earrings and I think the colour theme will be pink :)


Internationally known crystal expert, astrologer, psychic, healer, author, broadcaster and workshop facilitator – Judy Hall, in her definitive guide to crystals -The Crystal Bible – states that Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration.

Amethyst (which just happens to be my favourite crystal) has a very calming and soothing influence and is good to hold when meditating.  It belongs to the quartz family and ranges in colour from deep violet to a light lavender. It’s name derives from a Greek word “Amethustos” which means ‘not intoxicated’, as it was believed to protect against drunkenness.

The colour purple has long been associated with royalty and amethyst has been used since time to adorn royalty and is even  featured in the British Crown Jewels.

Amethyst  is a stone used by many healers and energy workers because of it’s versatility and ability to transmute negative energies.  Some of the many healing properties associated with this gemstone are:

Aid in opening up/increasing ones pyschic abilities

Increase spiritual awareness and guidance

Assist in eliminating headaches

Relieve insomnia

Reduce depression

Balance hormones

Help with and mood swings, anger, anxiety, fear

Guard against pyschic attack

Assist in ridding an invidual of addictions (i.e. alcohol, smoking, etc)

Protection against negative influences (i.e. thieves – when travelling)

Some people use it in elixers to  help treat symptoms such as arthiritis or any of the above, either as a drink, to bathe in or rub on affected areas of the body .  Others carry tumble stones and amulets (some of which are designed to be worn as a piece of jewellery).

Amethyst Amulet of Protection Bottle Pendant - Classy Craft Creations

Most commonly it is worn as jewellery.

Amethyst Dreams Necklace - FiorellaJewelry

Rock Candy Amethyst Ring by Nu Bambu

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed crystal specialist.  The information above is derived from many sources and my own experience and is for your interest/reference purposes only.  For medical conditions always consult your doctor/qualified healthcare practioner.

Betty Atkins Dominguez (stubbornwoman) – Designer with Style

Here in the UK mornings are getting darker earlier and we shall soon be saying goodbye Summer and hello to Autumn which happens to be my favourite season.  My thoughts naturally turn to what to wear as the weather gets cooler.

I’ve enjoyed browsing through the online Etsy shop of Betty Domininguez (known as stubbornwoman) and her selection of gorgeous crocheted hats and am surely spoilt for choice!

Betty (stubbornwoman) says “One reason children look so adorable in hats is that the hat looks just a tad big for them. I strive for this look in my adult hats. It is so much more flattering to our faces, plus, the hat doesn’t crush our hair flat. If I have a style, this is it”.
This talented woman also makes jewellery!  I love these pink opalite teardrop earrrings and hope you will agree with me that they would go wonderfully with the ‘Anna Karenina’ style hat and scarflette above!
You can see more of stubbornwoman’s designs at: stubbornwoman.etsy.com