I've been taking a break from writing blog posts for a wee while. And it has been lovely to take a step back. I've been able to work on my new blog design and play with colour. But as I've entered the Monthly Make 2012 challenge, and it's knocking on the end of January, I think it's only decent I share what I've made this month.
I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel as if my ears are burning. To remedy this, I've designed and made some ice for the ears. Just to cool them down. (Do you see what I did there?)
I've used sterling silver wire, lightly forged to add texture and interest, and faceted clear crystal quartz droplets.
I've been experimenting with ways of adding gemstones to my designs without any extra twists or turns of the wire. I've managed to make the quartz crystals look like they're magically suspended. Phew! I love the simplicity of this design. Even if I do say so myself.
I have a passion for clear crystal quartz. It refracts the light beautifully. Really sparkles and shines. I find it fresh and uplifting. Quartz is said to help aid the raising of energy levels. I think that's why I love it so much.
I am repeatedly drawn to clear crystal quartz and its clarity, which I find so beautiful. Do you have a favourite gemstone?
Do you believe in the healing properties of gemstones?