I encourage you to draw inspiration from the beautiful colors you see in nature. For me these warm colors remind me of the unique gemstone Jasper. You can find Jasper stones in a variety of colors including black, red, yellow, blue, cream, brown & green. Rock collectors say that Jasper's unique colors make it irresistible. There are many different kinds of jasper; picture jasper, ocean jasper, bumblebee jasper, mookaite jasper, dalmatian jasper to name a few. Jasper is found in many parts of the world.
Some folks list Jasper as one of the birthstones for March. Like many stones, jasper is considered to have healing properties and believers say it can protect you from negative energies and stabilize your aura.
It's the pretty colors of this gemstone that captivate me. I think one of the stone’s appealing characteristics is the mottled coloring. Sometimes it looks like spots and bands that show off different colors and shapes in the rock. It may trick you to believe that these are imperfections in the stone, however these patterns adds to Jasper's unique qualities.
|Stone work by Antonio Martinez-107 carats|
Take a look at the Bruneau Jasper bead pictured above, Bruneau Jasper comes from Bruneau Canyon in Idaho. Much of this stone comes in brown with a milky cream color running through the stone. I’d say, the irregularity of this stone's color will make for a unique jewelry piece, what do you think?.
I thought I'd share some beautiful jewelry designs that include jasper beads. Here are some wonderful Pins featuring handmade jewelry items created by talented artisans on Etsy!
Step out of the box and be creative in your own COLORFUL way! Enjoy the process of crafting and designing using your favorite JASPER stones. Remember, it’s not only about the end product but also about the course of getting creatively busy with your mind, body and soul.
Don’t forget to share your finished work with us here at Fairies Market!