Malachite – “Natural earth”

Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.  Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.  Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.  It opens the heart to unconditional love.  Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings.  Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.  It alleviates mental disturbances and combats dyslexia.  Enables you to absorb and process information.  Releases negative experiences and old traumas.  Stimulates dreams. (From Charms of Light)

Green like the natural earth, but with these ethereal-looking bands running through one side of the stone. I chose this side of the stone to be on the front side.

This is my first pendant made with sterling silver wire. I was being careful with the wire, but at the same time, there’s no need to be so careful with it. With silver-plated wire, rough handling of it would cause the silver to chip off and reveal the copper underneath. This is more noticeable when you have to cut the wires, or maybe it was because my cutting pliers are wonky… Anyway, sterling silver is a little brighter in colour as well.

P1010283Materials: Malachite gemstone, 0.80mm sterling silver wire, one Erinite 4mm AB Swarovski crystal

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