Sacred Crafts: Devotional Jewelry

One of the things I love to do in my spare time, especially during cold winter days when I’m feeling like a crafty domestic diva, is create ritual jewelry. I typically make necklaces out of various semiprecious gemstones beads, and these necklaces are anchored by a “statement piece” pendant. For the most part, I make these necklaces as gifts for people who are dear to me. I choose the gemstone beads carefully, thinking of the energetic properties each stone bears on its own and in combination with other stones and metals; the result is some sort of metaphysically themed piece of jewelry. Continue reading