Aztec Sunrise

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Aztec SunriseThis piece is slightly Aztec in style and features Sonoran Sunrise gemstone cabochons, over 200 carats!! Sonoran Sunrise is comprised of Chrysocolla,, Cuprite & Tenorite from Senoram Milpillas, Mexico

In shades of orange, red, black and aqua this piece is made from Seed beads, bugle beads, cube beads, dagger beads, Swarovski Rivolli’s, Swarovski Bicone crystals, Swarovski pearls, crystal rondelles, Czech fire polished crystals and Amazonite gemstone chips.

IMG_0031Piece has a ‘collar’ section with popper fasteners and 5 cabochons. Suspended from the collar section is a central piece with I large and 2 smaller cabochons with a glorious fringe of long bugle beads, crystals and dagger beads.

Every bead is stitched by hand by myself!

Back of necklace has black ultrasuede which makes it very comfortable and luxurious to wear.

IMG_0242Sonoran Sunrise cabochons were bought here on Etsy from the lovely Joyce & Jimmy Vacek from 49er minerals

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Did you know?

IMG_0015Sonora Sunrise is a mix of red orange Cuprite with Blue Green Chrysocolla and Black Tenorite. Sonora Sunrise is from Sonora, Mexico the town of Milpillas. All three elements occur in the weathered or oxidized zone associated with deeper primary copper sulphide ore bodies. It is an ore of copper and cupric oxide.

Chrysocolla is the stone of wise women everywhere! It is a tranquil and sustaining stone. Chrysocolla draws off negative energies of all kinds and can invoke great inner strength by helping you to accept with serenity situations that are constantly changing. Chrysocolla can help reduce mental tensions and help you keep a clear head.
Chrysocolla Healing: it is supposed to treat arthritis, muscle spasms, blood disorders and lung problems. Chrysocolla is also supposed to alleviate PMS and menstrual cramps!!! (yeah right!!).

Being this crystal is metallic; it can be used to reflect our deepest thoughts out into the world. It allows us to see the true beauty that is hidden inside each of us. Cuprite is used to dispel worry, especially those worries which we have little or no control over. It allows one to understand that worry is essentially a waste of energy.
Cuprite Healing: reputed to aid bladder and kidney disorders, helpful in the treatment of vertigo and is used aid altitude sickness.
Tenorite is used to stimulate the healing energies of the earth. It is a very calming stone. And as such is very useful in group endeavours. It is also said to help with relationships on the physical plane.
Tenorite Healing: Tenorite is used to treat the spleen. It is also used to enhance the release of endorphins. Tenorite is used to assimilate zinc within the body and to ameliorate hair loss!!!!


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