Thursday, June 16, 2011
Frida y Estrellas (Frida & Stars) - TREASURY ITEM
I bought the wooden beads a few years ago and planned to use them in a necklace that never came to be. I loved the beads too much to put them all in one piece! These beads are handcrafted, which means that each one is slightly different, but they all have a starry night-like patten. And, if I remember correctly, they were made in Indonesia. I paired them with mango yellow glass beads from Java (on top) and Turquoise beads (on the bottom). A tiny copper tube bead finishes each earring.
Something about the turquoise beads (with beautiful black matrices) bring in a Frida Kahlo feeling, which is why I decided to name these "Frida y Estrellas" or "Frida and Stars." The way the colors combine also make me think of Ms. Kahlo, which also makes them versatile and very wearable. I sold a pair of these at my line launch, and I had to make a pair for myself, so these earrings are limited edition, as I only have a limited amount of the wooden and Javan beads available.
Turquoise is a powerful healing stone that can help wearers with meditation, balance, and communication. It is also a protective stone that enhances love, friendship, and loyalty. Find out more about Turquoise here: http://gemstone-dictionary.com/turquoise.php.
Copper lends energy when one is tired and aids in grounding when one is restless. Copper also helps enhance non-verbal communication. Find out more about Copper here: http://gemstone-dictionary.com/copper.php.