After Todd and I got married in Italy, we had 2 more weeks of our honeymoon and exploring before flying home. I really wanted to keep my bouquet of roses, so I hung them upside down in our rental car and tried to dry them out. Then I stuck them in my wedding dress bag and managed to bring them home with me! They were pretty smashed up, so I boiled the petals down into beads.
Below: picture of my actual wedding bouquet with Varenna Italy in the Background:
Unfortunately I didn’t take photos of the rose bead process, but here is a great blog about how to make them: http://members.iinet.net.au/~damian/heidikneale/rosebeads.html
So I’ve been carrying around my rose beads now for a few years, waiting for the right necklace inspiration to come along… and it finally did! I recently saw some necklaces with crystals attached, and LOVED them! I had a perfect little crystal at home that would be great for a necklace. Here is what I came up with:
Metaphysical properties of quartz crystals:
Copied from: http://crystalsecret.com/crystalblog/?page_id=271
“Quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. This makes them particularly good for programming. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one’s environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals.”