This beautiful handcrafted bracelet is made with Grossularite Garnet and Freshwater pearls, rose quartz, amethyst, purple jasper, pink chalcedony, swarovski crystals and sterling silver. Deb you have outdone yourself this time, congrats.
Amethyst—- Is the stone of transformation.
Jasper—- Is associated with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation,
Rose quartz—- Is known as the love stone, opening your heart and encouraging you
to be tender, peaceful and gentle.
Pearls—- Promote sincerity, truth and loyalty, Enables one to accept love see the good
parts of oneself people and objects, increases sense of self worth.
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The Water Bug
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about with its friends. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more. “Look” said one of the water bugs to another,”one of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?” up,up,up it slowly went…. Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. It’s
friends waited and waited but she never returned. “That’s funny!” said one water bug to another…”wasn’t she happy here?’ asked a second….”Where do you suppose she went?” wondered a third….no one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled…..
Finally one of the water bugs gathered it’s friends together. “I have an idea, how about the next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk, promises that they will come back and tell us were he or she went and why!” ‘We promise they said solemnly.
One spring day not long after the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up he went. Before he knew what was happening he had broken through the surface of the water and fallen into the broad and free lily pad above.When he awoke, he looked about with surprise….
He couldn’t believe what he saw. A startling change had come over his body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled he felt an impulse to move his wings…. The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from his new body. He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself above the water. He had become a DRAGONFLY! Swooping a dipping in great curves he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly landed happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why he was right above his old friends the water bugs! there they were scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before. Then
the dragonfly remembered the promise. Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down.
Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water…… “I can’t return!” he said in dismay. “At least I tried, But I can’t keep my promise. Even if I could go back not one of the water bugs would know me in my new body. I guess that I’ll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too.Then they’ll understand what has happened to me, and where I went,” and the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air……Author Unknown
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The Gemstone Emerald is the green variety of the mineral Beryl.Emerald is May ‘s birthstone.
The wonderful green color of emerald is unparalleled in the gem kingdom. Emerald’s precious green color is caused by small amounts of chromium and enhanced by traces of iron. Unlike other beryls, emeralds usually contain inclusions and other flaws. These flaws are not looked on as negative aspects for emerald like they would be for other gemstones. Indeed, these flaws are considered part of the character of the stone and are used to assure the purchaser of a natural stone. Even artificial emeralds often contain flaws, however, as the process of growing artificial emeralds mimics the way nature does it (slow crystal growth from a molten mix). Nearly all emeralds, even many “natural” stones, have been treated to improve clarity, generally by immersing them in oil. For gemstones, a green colored oil is often used, “improving” the color as well. Unfortunately, this oil may evaporate over the years, making flaws appear where none were visible at the time of purchase. A high-grade mineral oil may be used to improve the appearance again. This month’s contest has a freshwater and emerald green swarovski crystal bracelet as the prize. So make sure that you stop in and enter at www.totaldelights.com/contest
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