|That's the black garnet on the top|
Turns out, black garnet, also known as Andradite or Melanite is a pretty intense stone. This is what I read on the Internet: "Metaphysical Properties: Black Andradite Garnet is a powerful grounding stone, which can also be used to ... evoke the mysteries of the Earth. It can help one attune to elemental forces and engage their aid. "
Grounding is one of the first practices you learn when doing magical and shamanic work. Putting your roots down deep deep into Mother Earth; looking for balance and tapping into that primordial energy. Some people really need help to stay grounded, so the black garnet, if nothing else, is a reminder.
|That's a black garnet all the way on the left...|
|A Prayer for the North, Earth Amulet Necklace|
This piece is really all about Earth energy. Stone, bone, clay, copper. Very grounding.
And here's another necklace using some beautiful hand-dyed silk sari fabric I just got from Flea's Fibers on Etsy -
I'm in love with the colors in this piece - they remind me of that beautiful color that old newspapers become.
I've avoided taking a shower and getting dressed long enough. It's overcast here on the South Shore of Long Island - perfect for getting more photos taken. I've gotten a little too grounded to this computer chair.