I want to introduce you a very special collaboration with Bev from Primal stone. (www.primal-stone.com). Bev and her bevy of rock hounds ethically source stones from the UK. "Researching the miners is a fundamental part of the process. Miners have to show they are protecting the mineral stock of the UK, have full permissions to extract from the landowners, only use abandoned mines or extract from top surface layer of the land and do not use explosives to extract our crystals. Doing this ensures I can guarantee the delivery of ethical crystals, mine to pocket transparency and accountability which is a more sustainable way of sourcing crystals responsibly and also allows us to use these amazing crystal beings in our practises free of exploitation of both humans or the land."
She has given me access to some of her crystals and I designed and made some unique sterling silver pieces that gently hug the crystals - These amulets can be worn around the neck or anywhere really. I like to hang mine off a spider plant when its not draped around me : )
Love spider everythings.
A guardian of the ancient languages, a symbol of feminine power, creativity, and mistress of fate. The spider always balancing the rise and fall, the flow and flux - Beautifully maintaining the rhythm of nature.... The Spider teaches us balance – between past and future, physical and spiritual - she teaches us that everything we now do is weaving what we will encounter in the future. To me, her web is a symbol of perseverance, adaptability and creative strength.
Spiders have six spigots for spinning silk, and they mix their fluids to regulate the composition. They can make one kind of silk for catching flies and another to shape a parachute that'll carry them away on the wind. If part of a web breaks, the spider eats the protein-rich broken strands and spins new silk from the recycled strands. yay spiders. love em. consume broken shit and reconstitute into something useful - metaphorically, physically and emotionally speaking...
"Our souls sit close and silently within,
And their own webs from their own entrails spin" J Dryden
Small Amethyst from Ireland 4cm
S. M & L Specularite hematite quartz from cumbria 4cm, 5cm 7cm
Large Baryte from cumbria 7cm long
(Hit me or Bev up for more info on these stones... There was too much to write about them all here)