STONE OF THE MONTH - JANUARY - GARNET
Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate.
Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Red Garnet in particular stimulates the controlled rise of kundalini energy and aids sexual potency. This is a stone of commitment.
Garnet activates other crystals, amplifying their effect.
It clears negative chakra energy.
Square-cut garnets are said to bring success in business matters. Mentally, Garnet helps you to let go of useless, old or obsolete ideas. Emotionally, Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Wear your garnet pieces on your earlobes, fingers or over the heart.
Wear in contact with skin.
There are many varieties of Garnet: Almandine Garnet, Andradite, Grossularite, Hessonite, Melanite, Pyrope, Rhodolite, Spessartite, Uvarovite and Red Garnet.
I have been designing and hand making unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for over 14 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 recently joined my local Gem and Mineral Society to further my knowledge of gemstones and minerals.
My designs are available on my website: www.designsbypattiek.com.
My home 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.