Healing Jewelry: Using Gemstones for Health and Well-Being

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Have you ever been mysteriously drawn to a turquoise or amethyst bracelet, or chosen to wear the same amber necklace for weeks on end? Perhaps you intuitively recognized in those stones the power to heal an ailment or mood—a capacity that has been attributed to many gems for centuries. This approachable, illustrated guide outlines the beneficial properties ascribed to dozens of gems (for example, onyx is said to protect against negativity) and includes instructions for making more than 50 pieces of jewelry using ...
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Overview

Have you ever been mysteriously drawn to a turquoise or amethyst bracelet, or chosen to wear the same amber necklace for weeks on end? Perhaps you intuitively recognized in those stones the power to heal an ailment or mood—a capacity that has been attributed to many gems for centuries. This approachable, illustrated guide outlines the beneficial properties ascribed to dozens of gems (for example, onyx is said to protect against negativity) and includes instructions for making more than 50 pieces of jewelry using healing stones. Stitch elegant branch earrings of coral and pearl (which reduces irritability), or an intricate citrine bracelet that will improve your disposition. Other projects include a rosary, prayer beads, and a beautiful “circle of life” brooch.
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Many people have jewelry pieces that function as sort of personal talismans for good luck or psychological well-being. Over time, a body of folk tradition has grown about the healing properties of gemstones apart from their natural beauty. Baskett (Dazzling Bead & Wire Crafts) summarizes this lore in her "Healing Properties of Stones" chapter. The jewelry projects by several designers incorporate these stones, but except for some using metal good luck charms, these are ordinary, attractive beaded jewelry pieces. The magic may be in the wearing. A good choice for collections needing more beading material.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402735189
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 593,524
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Great for Beginners

    The piece shown on the cover is definitely fun and was the reason I decided to order the book. The other pieces in the book are photographed nicely and the directions are clear, and even though they are nice to look at and may be appealing to others, I didn't find them particularly inspiring. As for the information on the healing properties of the different stones, that is up for debate. I have seen many sites and books that cover this subject and no two are alike. If you think of a certain healing property when you see or wear a particular stone and it helps you concentrate on those properties, it's all to the good. Overall, the book is nicely done but just didn't suit my purposes.

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