The moon was full in Virgo last night, and the Andean Opal called to me - perhaps since I spent yesterday morning immersed within the history of Andean and ancient Inka shamanic culture.
The full moon always shines directly into my work room's window - so, after smudging them with Sweetgrass, the newly wired Andean Opal pendants went onto the crystal grid to catch the rays of Virgo silver.
Andean Opal lends itself to working with the heart chakra, and any old feelings that need releasing, either personally, or down the family ancestral line. It is a stone that connects well to “earth energy” and Gaia, and can be used to access lost civilisations and ancient mysteries. Its link to lost civilisations also aligns with the ocean and all the secrets lost to the ocean amidst the passing of time. Those doing healing work – particularly shamanic healing work – may find this stone very beneficial. It can also help one to journey, meditate, and access the third eye.
Add the Virgo full moon, and you have a stone carrying the additional energy of 'service to others', and where Andean Opal is concerned, service to the land, and to the ancestral lineage.
You can purchase these two pendants below.
It's been a busy week for me, and mostly - since the Shungite Collection released - I've had a week of holistic health consultations, which I simply love to do as much as my jewellery. But, I have to say, come Thursday night, I was longing for Friday, feeling a little tired and a little blue. When I feel "a bit blue", I fire up beautiful, nurturing Sweetgrass. Always woven into a plait, it carries the spirit of maiden, mother, crone - wise women across a lineage. It's a very supportive and warming herb to burn; always uplifting for me, and I instantly connect to my ancestral line and guides the minute its sweet smoke hits my senses.
So, the past two days, Sweetgrass is what I've used to cleanse my sacred space before wiring stones or threading any beads.
And speaking of blue, did you catch my latest additions to the shop? Taking a small break from the pendants (more will be introduced next week), I've been enjoying creating fixed-length necklaces, and yes - oddly - the theme has been rather blue.
Beach / Boho Choker - £8.95
Amazonite on cotton cord - £6.95
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As mentioned before, my jewellery look has always been inspired by Beach & Surf jewellery, and the Beach & Surf section has now been added to the store with two Om necklaces for show and more to come.
To combine crystal wiring with the beach look would be wonderful, so look out for pieces like that in the near future.
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Green Calcite has been one of my favourite stones since I first got one twenty years ago. It's so very soothing for the heart chakra and is a heart healer. The more green it is, the more centred on healing, balance, and love; the more brown it is, the more centred on grounding, nurture, and reconnecting you to Mother Earth.
*Stone meanings are intended for emotional and spiritual well-being and do not replace medical advice from your healthcare professional.
New collection coming on Monday afternoon: Shungite
My personal, empathic sense when first working with this stone: the first word that ever came to mind for me was MYSTERY (and I suppose that makes sense given its mysterious origins). Those searching for the mysteries within their own life (unknown family history, hidden secrets, etc) may well find Shungite a very helpful tool. In addition, I sense it will aid any ancestral healing work. You can probably tap into timelines with it, too - definitely past, and very likely future. Despite its black look, I actually feel very light and buoyant when I hold or wear Shungite. I feel quite happy, actually, so the healing of the shadow comes to mind. Transforming dark to light, low to high, dense to airy ... it'll help you find that equilibrium within yourself, as you need it and as you heal anything you are trying to heal at a soul level. It's a truly mysterious and beautiful stone that is new to me, and I will definitely be working with it, and wearing it often.
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The pendants look absolutely stunning. There is a collection of eight, 2 wrapped in silver-plated copper, 2 wrapped in natural copper, and 4 wrapped in rose-gold coloured copper.
A 24hr Preview and Early Purchase will be available to my supporters on Ko-fi.com/WBW - to become a supporter, all I ask for is one Cappuccino :) The preview will go out as a supporter-only post on Ko-fi, on Sunday, 21st February at midday. Then, on Monday 22nd, by midday, the collection will be live in the shop and a newsletter will go out to all (sign up for the shop newsletter here, if you haven't already).
I'm so looking forward to the new display - they're something special, because the stone is special. Until then, enjoy the rustic magick of the Green Calcite.
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In the next post, I will have news for you about my next pendant collection! I'm very excited!
A card is hand-turned for every day.
Friday's card will be for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
I promise, I shuffled really well! Yet here we have another Air card. Air is Swords in traditional Tarot decks, and symbolic of the mind and mental processes. Today, it's all about resting the mind and not over-thinking. Not worrying about things you have no control over. Taking a break from either physical or mental assertion. You deserve it. Rest now. Take time to recuperate and you'll come back stronger, with a clearer frame of mind and more easily able to see the way forward. Today, things will sort themselves out if you ease up. Relax and heal.
Crystal Healing: Blue Lace Agate can help you achieve the above.
Metal is from the earth (sometimes from outer space), just like stones. And just like stones, they have their own healing qualities, even physically so in their chemistry, though I tend to work with their energetic properties more. But the two are never separate.
Moonstone will very much be a key stone to work with in 2021, I think. Its ability to help you (on the unseen level) find and seek to rebalance (heal) old traumas of the past is strong, and with 2020 bringing up a lot of old trauma for a lot of people, moonstone is needed. This stone in your pocket, or on your person, or by your bed, can - over the year - ease you into a better way to do things; a breaking of patterns and habits; and encourage new growth through the cracks in your heart. This applies to all moonstones, although I am specifically talking about the commonly-coloured variety - there is also green moonstone and black moonstone. I'll talk about those soon.
Moonstone is my latest collection of stone pendants, with more to be added soon.
The first stone I wired was a tiny, clear, and shiny Aquamarine that I bought twenty years ago. I love that stone, but had always resisted carrying it anywhere with me because it was so small.
In 2014, my mother passed away. She had a craft room filled from top to bottom with all kinds of craft materials (and I mean ALL kinds). It was a hobby of hers that I feel she'd have liked to make more of, but never did, or was never able to. Now, my sister and I did not keep many of these things (neither of us had a room or storage space for all of it), so we took any smaller items we liked. I took the jewellery-making stuff. I have no idea why - I think it was because they were well-packed into art bags, boxes, and trays, and were small and compact. I never even knew if I would use any of it. It was on a whim and sentimental. My mother loved jewellery (and clearly liked the idea of making her own), so it was a part of her I could keep alive for a little bit longer.
In 2015, I picked up that tiny aquamarine, wanting to keep it with me for the day, but not wanting to lose it. All the jewellery-making tools came to mind, and I thought ... I wonder if...?
'I wonder if' became this:
Through a couple of stops and starts owing to finishing book series', selling two family homes, and moving our small family from London to the south coast, WBW Jewellery was finally born in February, 2021, in a way that feels lasting.
And as I write this, I've just looked at the date and realised it will be seven years tomorrow since my mother passed away. How funny. How utterly predictable when you work with the flow of energy, that energy will be manifested at such pivotal times.
When I say that I'm bringing you WBW Jewellery from my heart and soul, I really do mean it.
WALKS BETWEEN WORLDS
Doing my best to live with conscious awareness. Bringing you WBW Crystal & Stone Jewellery from my heart and soul.
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