But, in between knitting and writing and working, I have been fooling around with necklace making. Last summer after Mark died when I was still in that stunned, automaton phase I, for some reason, bought an awful lot of beads --- mostly aquamarine, abalone, pearls, and shells of various kinds. My friend Terry, the Stone Lady, told me what those stones represent and it all had to do with the sea and the emotions I was going through and clinging to him through the tiny bits of the ocean that was so much his home. Now I have all those beads and I have been trying to do a few things with them.
Below is a necklace made of rainbow moonstone --- chunky, rectangular beads and tiny round ones --- and small, blue crystals. I need to get Leslie to show me how to do a better job on the clasps but I think it is gorgeous. It really shimmers in sunlight.
And this third piece is made from three mysterious stones that my friend Lois sent me. I have no idea what they are but they sure sparkle and glitter. I strung them with crystals of different sizes and I m finding this to be a nice everyday piece of jewelry.
I think there is little bit of magic in stones and I think wearing them can help us through phases that may be hard to deal with. I feel like I have so much going on these days that focusing has become an issue so maybe the stones are trying to help me. And, even if that is whimsy on my part, they sure are pretty.
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