Amber – “Radiance”

Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind and spirit.  It also cleanses the environment.  Amber draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain.  It absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress.  Amber clears depression, stimulates the intellect and promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression.  It encourages decision-making, spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance and patience.

Amber opens the throat centre, treating goiters and other throat problems.  It also treats stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder.  Amber strengthens the mucus membranes and alleviates joint problems. (From Charms of Light)

Aside from the healing properties, amber is a fascinating look into the past as it is made from fossilised tree resin. Sometimes small insects get trapped in the resin and become part of the amber too. Amber is very versatile and can also be used as an ingredient in medicine and perfumes. Personally, I prefer it in my jewellery, haha!

I paired my teardrop-shaped amber with copper wire, and curved the long strands around the frame, making sure to keep as much of the stone out on display. Topaz crystals are used as accents.

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Materials: Amber gemstone, 0.80mm copper wire, three 4mm Topaz Swarovski bicone beads

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