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My aim for this blog is to share with the world my inspirations, stories, and thoughts behind my jewelry shop on Etsy, Margica.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Crazy Jasper and Jade: Stressbusters!!

  So many of us, including me, are  too often worn out, and stressed due to the everyday obstacles that life brings us. Stress is a normal part of our lives, and in small doses every now and then keeps us on our toes. Things get done when a little bit of pressure is applied.  No one enjoys feeling stressed out, therefore every thing possible is done to relieve it. Too much stress and we have a serious problem, for too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
  Crazy Jasper is a wonderful stone that brings many benefits to the table.  Like all Jaspers the colors, as well as  the pattern combinations depend upon the location of origin, and to it's mineral composition.  Crazy Jasper is like a "wildcard", and it can contain whatever color or pattern that nature can invent. So first off, because of it's 'crazy' nature, you get all the benefits that Jasper has to offer. Jasper can help regulate your stress levels and reduce your feelings of anxiety, and it calms your nervous system to help sharpen your focus.* With Jasper you won't have much trouble keeping your eye on the ball! Yellow channels positivity, green and brown bring balance and stability, and red heightens your energy with stimulation.
  Another stress-buster is Jade. Jade has long been revered by the Chinese with it's ability to bring harmony, good luck, friendship, and to be nurturing, as well as a bringer of purity and tranquility. Jade helps to purify your thoughts disspelling negativity, while promoting inner peace and wisdom.*
  So if your stress has you in the bag consider either of these stones, if not both! Its best to wear them in some form of jewelry as to provide contact, or just keep a stone with you. Every now and then hold it in your hand; by rubbing it, concentrate on the touch and what it feels like.
  I created a special and unique jewelry set with a combination of Crazy Jasper and Jade. Check it out! Let me know what you think! Wired in silver, I also added gold czech glass beads as to help bring out the warm tones in the Jasper, and to balance the ying and yang.


*References from: The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall