STONE OF THE MONTH
The Aquamarine was thought to cure heart, liver and stomach diseases. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers.
Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It harmonizes its surroundings and protects against pollutants in ancient times it was believed to counteract the forces of darkness and procure favor from the spirits of light.
Aquamarine calms the mind, removing extraneous thought. It filters information reaching the brain and clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect, and clears up confusion. Aquamarine is useful for closure on all levels it clears blocked communication and promotes self-expression.
Aquamarine is useful for sore throats, swollen glands, and thyroid problems. It harmonizes the pituitary and thyroid, regulating hormones and growth. It strengthens the body’s cleansing organs and aids the eyes, jaw and teeth, and stomach.
I have been designing and hand making unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for close to 20 years. My collection of beads and findings is always growing and I continue to take classes to learn new techniques and increase my knowledge of jewelry design.
I joined the Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society a few years ago to further my knowledge of gemstones and minerals.
My designs are available on my website: www.designsbypattiek.com or by private appointment to shop in my home studio.
My studio is always open to anyone wishing to view my jewelry items. I'm also always willing to accommodate a friend in need of a gift or last minute event as well. My inspirations come from many things but mostly from the gemstones themselves. When I look at individual stones they inspire me to make something beautiful.
I redesign and re-purpose old pieces of jewelry and make some jewelry repairs (based on a free one-on–one consultation).
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it for you.