Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring is here again...

Spring decided to come back to Scotland. It is nice and sunny again, even if the light is still having to fight through the clouds...
I have some good news I wanted to share with you. Last week, I had an interview for a volunteer guide position at Pollock House in Glasgow. I will have an induction at the end of April and start my morning or afternoon 'shifts' once a week or once a fortnight, or more often, depending on my other activities. I already had a wee tour there, but I am very excited about learning more about the history of this place and all its exhibits. 
Anyway, you can find more information on the website and hopefully I will see some of you there soon :)


bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,

The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden but is also situated in a heart of Pollok Park. I took the opportunity to walk round and was so pleased that I took my camera with me. Everything around was so beautiful. I didn't even realise that I like flowers so much. But, apart from everything, it is good to remember what is a never-ending source of inspiration - Mother Nature, of course.

 
bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,


bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,


bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,


After looking at my photos I looked through all my cabochons and beads and found this pear-shaped ruby in zoisite and noticed that the pattern on the stone looks like pink/purple flowers on a green, leafy background. I decided to use it to make a beaded/soutache bracelet. Happily, I also had suitable colour of pleather, beads and additional stones, like those hematite roses.

I also found some information about the main stone itself. I like to think that the jewellery we wear, apart from the decorative function, has some hidden meaning too.

Ruby in Zoisite Crystal Healing Properties (http://www.crystalwellbeing.co.uk)

'Ruby in Zoisite is also known as Anyolite. It is said to increase vigour and to help overcome laziness. It is also believed to amplify the biomagnetic field around the body and to energise the life force.
Like Zoisite, Ruby in Zoisite is said to encourage you to be an individual and to live life as you want to but without distancing you from the rest of humanity. It also stimulates creativity and helps you to focus on your true objectives.
Ruby in Zoisite is said to stimulate the Crown Chakra, creating an altered state of consciousness that can be of benefit in entering a trance-like state and in past-life regression.
Like Zoisite, Ruby in Zoisite is said to enhance fertility and to help with diseases of the reproductive system, particularly the testicles and ovaries.

Always when I work with bigger cabochons/stones, I fear that I might waste it on some not very appealing piece of jewellery. But this time I am quite pleased with a final effect. You can see my love for bright and shiny colours.

The bracelet will be available in our on-line shop. The website is still under construction and new items will be added continuously. If you have any questions, please use a contact form on the website or leave a comment.

 Purpura Verda


bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,



bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,



bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,


bracelet, bangle, pleather, vegan, beads, beaded, soutache, cabochon, ruby in zoisite, anyolite, semi-precious stone, purple, green, Toho, Preciosa, ethical fashion, Miyuki, hematite, Pollok House, Scotland,

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