Mookkaite - aka Australian Jasper (pronounced moo-kite)
Some time ago I came across some beautiful mookaite beads and just loved the smoothness and colours of the gemstone, which somehow have a very soothing effect. Mookaite is a beautiful gemstone that varies in colour with lots of different tones to it. It reminds me of marble but a lot creamier.
Properties of Mookaite
|An Example from Crystal Wiki|
It is a stone that is said to to help with self-esteem, facing fear and lifting depression. It assists in decision making, providing guidance to the most appropriate answer at that time. This then gives you new perspectives, enabling you to 'move forward' and socially interact more. It is said to help you to accept yourself. Quite enabling traits ... which enhance creativity.
Aside from 'gloating' over their beauty I just could not decide what to do with them. (That's funny, given their list of properties above).
I wanted to make sure I didn't lose the warmth and clarity of colours. So after many moons of dithering, I finally had the inspiration to make this set of earrings and necklace.
Working with copper enhanced the colours really well. I also love the little miyuki drop beads which have a staggered effect as their hole is slightly off centre.
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Not long until Christmas now, but I hope to post a few more goodies before then.
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