Blue Green Raku, Lampwork and Amazonite with Copper bracelet
Three wonderful handmade 17mm x 16mm Blue Green Raku Porcelain beads are the focals of this chunky gorgeous and different bracelet. Also included are handmade Champagne Lampwork beads with inside swirls and Amazonite faceted gemstone wheel beads. Copper open wirework beads are placed between the the beads to add interest. The bracelet is closed with a large copper lobster clasp. This bracelet measures 8 inches long.
RAKU is a Japanese word that can be translated as enjoyment, happiness, or comfort. Firing consists of making beads from raku clay, drying them and bisque firing them. Afterward you paint them with raku glazes and put them back in the kiln, where they are heated up to 1700 degrees F. The fired beads are pulled from the hot kiln and plunged into organic matter, which reacts with the glazes to create beautiful iridescent colors or smoky grays and blacks.
AMAZONITE - As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest. Amazonite was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. Metaphysical Properties: Balancing energy, harmony, universal love. ***This is a good one-Hide an Amazonite in a child’s or teen’s bedroom to encourage tidiness, and keep a dish of Amazonites on the kitchen table to persuade others to assist more with chores
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