Sunday, November 4, 2012

more mandala-ish pieces

this is a new piece that i made for myself,
with rose cut rainbow moonstone and a teeny little peridot

inspired by a truly amazing and beautiful poem, it is deliciously heavy, with four layers of sterling sheet

this stone is amazing, and the necklace is very powerful.

and today i made this one, the grace and compassion necklace,
with a juicy, high dome chrysoprase, black tourmaline, and freshwater pearl

"compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin.  it is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too"  ~ frederick buechner

...this necklace is meant to convey trying to maintain your own balance and extend compassion to folks who need it,  remaining strong enough to help them and to guide them without letting whatever it is that is causing them to suffer to rub off on you, being graceful in your efforts and gentle with yourself if they do not succeed...  the challenges of caring for people in this life, of relationships and love...

chrysoprase for grace, freshwater pearl for compassion, and black tourmaline for helping to repel negative energy...  

this piece is in the etsy shop now, here.

hope you had a great weekend!

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