Friday, March 1, 2013

Color

Some people/cultures believe that color is very influential in our mood and behavior.  Although this may sound a bit hokey there is a school of study; color psychology.  Interestingly research has shown that colors do influence people in various ways.  

Some people use this, as a style of influence, in jewelry making by incorporating certain gemstones/colors into their designs.

White symbolizes purity and has calming properties.  Many times malas are made of white stones/materials.  Blue brings about tranquility or peace.  Green is calming and brings protection.  

Howlite is said to reduce stress and anxiety; quietly soothes and calms to bring gentleness and patience.
Lapis is said to help with emotional healing and stability, inner truth and peace. 
Malachite is said to balance your emotional mind and calm emotional storms.

Howlite
Lapis
Malachite
I am especially drawn towards monochromatic colors; one color in different shades.  Mother nature provides us with even more great examples here.



Have a GREAT weekend!!!

-Karen


3 comments:

  1. Ooh, malachite! I love that stuff, my grandfather used to make me the best jewellery with it.

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  2. Wonderful pictures. The mountain one is breath-taking. Thanks for sharing.

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