June 15, 2014 by epochbeadsuk
Stunning Art Deco style bead embroidered necklace with sapphire blue Lapis Lazuli and Shattuckite gemstone cabochons with a beaded rope.
Pendant has 2 round Lapis gemstone cabochons and a rectangular gemstone cabochon of Shattuckite. Cabochons are separated with sapphire blue bugle beads and surrounded with black and ruby lined Capri Blue seed beads, with a seed bead bail. Pendant is backed in blue ultra suede.
The pendant is suspended from a beautiful beaded rope made from sapphire coloured bugle beads and Capri Blue seed beads. Rope has a beaded toggle and ring clasp.
Beaded rope measures 49cms (approx. 19 inches) round. Pendant measures from top of bail to tip 10cms (4 inches) and is 2.5cms (1 inch) wide.
Shattuckite cabochon was bought from 49erMinerals https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/49erMinerals
All other beads were purchased from Stitchncraft Beads http://www.stitchncraft.co.uk and Charisma Beads https://www.charismabeads.co.uk
To purchased this gorgeous necklace go to https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/192979724/stunning-art-deco-style-bead-embroidered?
Lapis Lazuli is a sodium aluminium silicate with sulphur, chlorine and hydroxyl, and variable inclusions of Pyrite and White Calcite with an isometric crystal system. The ancient Greeks and Romans called the stone sapphirus, until the term Lapis Lazuli began to be used in the Middle Ages. In Latin the name means ‘blue stone’ and this came from the ancient Persian word lazhuward, which meant ‘blue’. Lapis was amongst the first gemstones to be used as jewellery by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 3100 BC. It was also ground to a powder for use as medicine and as a cosmetic for eye shadow. Lapis was considered the stone of royalty at least 2,500 years ago as it was worn in the belief that it will protect the wearer from evil. The mystical powers of Lapis are reputed to be many and varied, among which is the belief that wearing the stone influences and promotes psychic awareness by subduing the conscious mind. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of truth, encouraging truth in the spoken and written word and honesty in the spirit. Lapis is said to help relieve depression, promote gentleness, gives courage to the fearful, dispels fantasies, protects children, confers peace and ensures fidelity between lovers. Wear it for all forms of deep communication, for example when you have a heart-to-heart with a loved one.
Shattuckite is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral with an orthorhombic crystal system. Shattuckite’s name is derived from its discovery in the Shattuck mine near Bisbee, Arizona. Shattuckite is a rare mixture wherein Malachite, Chrysocolla, Azurite and Copper are found in traces. It was a traditional magical healing and love charm among indigenous people in Arizona and parts of Africa. Use Shattuckite to enable you to interpret information and wisdom you receive. Shattuckite is a strong psychic communication stone. It will assist with the development of psychic visions, intuition, mediumship and channelling, all from a position of absolute truth. It is reputed to assist in the release of the need to hold onto the past – especially useful in getting over a relationship breakdown or waiting for someone who will never commit. Shattuckite can resolve past life issues that prevent you from moving forward in present life spiritual development.