STONE OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER
Colors – Turquoise, Green or Blue
Turquoise is a most efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and wellbeing for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used for amulets since time immemorial. Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds.
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog, providing protection against pollutants in the environment. It balances and aligns all the chakras with the subtle bodies and attunes the physical level to the spiritual. In traditional thought, Turquoise unites the earth and the sky, bringing together male and female energies. This stone is empathetic and balancing.
Psychologically, Turquoise is a strengthening stone. Mentally, Turquoise instills inner calm while remaining alert, and aids creative expression.
Emotionally, Turquoise stabilizes mood swings and brings inner calm. It stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and is believed to relax the mind and to protect is wearer from harm. Turquoise rings are thought to keep away evil spirits.
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 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.