Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Know Your Stones ~ Lapis Lazuli

I often joke that I've never met a bead, or a gemstone, that I didn't love. It's the truth, but there are definitely some that I love more than others. I thought it would be fun to feature my favorites. Many people are captivated by the lore behind gemstones. Some truly believe that they hold special or mythical properties.

The gorgeous stone you see in these earrings is called Lapis Lazuli. It is known for its deep blue color, and is often characterized by flecks of gold, which are Pyrite. The name comes from the Latin word for "stone" and the Arabic word for "blue". In ancient times, lapis was considered as valuable as gold. Today most Lapis Lazuli comes from Afghanistan. It is a rock, not a mineral, and it has a hardness of between 5 and 6 on the Mohs scale.

Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone of December. It is regarded by many as the stone of friendship and truth. It is said to encourage harmony in relationships and help its wearer to be authentic and give his or her opinion openly. (I can think of a few who would benefit from this!) I think I love it because it reminds me of a starry night sky. That's the hopeless romantic in me talking :)

The beautiful earrings you see pictured above were created by the ever talented Alison Kelley. I've coveted them ever since I saw them. You can see also see them here.


jacjewelry said...

I've always loved lapis lazuli! Those earrings are stunning.

Alison Kelley said...

OMG Stacy, thank you for the feature! I am so behind on my blog reading, sorry :( Ever since going on vacation I've been having a hard time catching up on everything again. I'm so honored, thank you! I love Lapis, it speaks to me, of happiness and love.