I decided it was time to sort through my jewelry stash to find out exactly what I have listed on my website, and what is ready to be listed. It was a fun task as I don’t always remember all of the goodies that have traveled from the depths of my creative mind, over my beading desk and into the completed projects bin. In the midst of this project I found a fabulous Moss Agate and Brown Goldstone necklace that certainly shouldn’t be sitting in a bin for no one to see.
Now, I’m primarily a seed bead artist however, I do enjoy using gemstones and semi-precious stones. I enjoy using those stones purely for their beauty. I love the way the marbling and visual texture add a natural element to my pieces. Admittedly, I the only way I know what any of these stones are called is by reading the label on the package.
After finding this lovely necklace and earring set in my jewelry stash, I decided to do a little Google search to learn more about these beautiful stones. I found that gemstones are not only a wonderful source of beauty, but they also hold deeper meaning and offer many healing properties. Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates and helps balance emotional energy.
I’ve decided to order a book on gemstones to learn more about some of the beads in my stash. Are there any particular stones that you’d like to know more about?