Since my original Turtle Island necklace was spoken for so quickly and is now on layaway for a customer, I decided to create a second one–this time featuring larimar instead of amber. Also known as the “dolphin stone” and the “blue stone of Atlantic,” larimar is extremely rare and expensive, as it is found only in the Dominican Republic. A stone of volcanic origins, it also carries the energies of sky and sea, and helps to balance these polarities, working to release fear, calm temper, and soothe the physical and emotional bodies.
This necklace features a gorgeous, solid genuine brass turtle pendant with a highly detailed, openwork design. The pendant is flanked by dark green fire-polished Czech glass crystals, silky Patikan palmwood rounds, green pyrite rounds brecciated jasper, and genuine larimar chips, with gold hematite spacers. These larimar chips are BIG; the round beads are 10 ml, to give you a basis for comparison.
The necklace measures a light, comfortable 19 inches, and fastens with an easy-to-work antiqued bronzetone lobster claw clasp. The turtle pendant measures about 1 1/2 inches.
The beads are strung on 49-strand professional quality Accuflex beading wire, which is soft-drape clear-coated stainless steel.
Brecciated jasper aligns the chakras, increases physical endurance, encourages attunement with animal allies and journey guides, and protects during astral traveling.
Green pyrite reduces fatigue and blocks negative energy from people, places and objects.
This is a warm, earthy necklace that also incorporates the energies of sky, sea, and fire–perfect for elemental balancing! It would be equally at home worn to the office as your everyday talisman, or as a statement piece at your next ritual or gathering.
I have done my best to portray the colors accurately, but please be aware that each monitor shows color a bit differently.
The necklace is not blessed or consecrated, but I would be happy to do that for you in a small ritual at no extra charge.
This necklace can also be used as a prayer bead set, to adorn an altar for an earth deity deity or for the turtle spirit itself, in meditation and journeying, or as a portable altar/shrine, aka a stealth shrine (for those who are unable to practice openly). It can also be used to mark your formal dedication to a deity or spirit associated with the earth or with Turtle.
Comes to you elegantly packaged in a beautiful little organza bag (not pictured), ready for gift-giving!
I am, as always, willing to set up a layaway plan for you if you need to have this necklace but can’t afford the entire cost all at once; we can spit the price into two payments of $35 or three payments of $23.33, with the shipping costs added into the last payment. The necklace would be shipped once all the payments have been made. If you’d like to discuss this, just convo me on Etsy!
I also have some other fabulous jewelry selections available here (I am waiting for a big shipment of beads and findings, after which there will be a new infusion of jewelry in the shop), and of course I take commissions for jewelry, candles, and prayer beads. And I still have a big selection of candles available here, many of them brand new.
And now the brief life update: I’m having a bit of a rough week and can use some turtle energy myself. Last weekend I got first degree burns on my right hand by forgetting that Pyrex gets hot in the microwave (after five hours of having my hand in ice water on Odin’s instructions it barely blistered and is recovering nicely, but still). Also, this week I am coming off one of my pain medications because it causes mental fog and fatigue. Instead, I am on a low dose of Prozac, which is working wonders so far, but there is still extra pain to deal with. Yoga and meditation are helping with that (in addition to turning up the godphone as a nice side effect), but it is an adjustment process. I am already feeling mentally clearer and with more energy, though, so it will be worth it.
It’s a good thing I have the extra energy, because this morning I discovered that my laptop is broken. This means I am now working off the second household computer, a tiny Acer Aspire Jo has been using. (No the irony has not been lost on me. Conversation from this morning: Odin: “Don’t buy a Gateway again. They’re crap.” Me: “Then what should I get?” Odin: “Acer has served you well.” Oh, hahahaha, funny. Get it? Aesir? Though I can’t argue.)
Anyway. Since I do not have the funds to get a new computer at the moment, if you’ve been thinking of buying something from my shop but have been holding off, it would of course help me tremendously if you were able to make a purchase. I am going to make it worth your while by making sure the shop is well-stocked with fabulous things for the beginning of March, including soap, more candles, and some stunning new jewelry.
Of course, if you just feel like donating towards the cause of my being able to get a new laptop sooner rather than later, I’d be eternally grateful, but I’d rather you just buy stuff so you get something in return. In fact, I may be doing a GoFundMe campaign for this, with incentives, because honestly, even though the store is doing pretty well, I’m trying to rely on my business income to support the household and cut my day job hours further (and eventually cut the day job out entirely) and that plan won’t support large purchases such as a new laptop in addition to supplies for the store (which I have to buy in order to continue having a store). So. There you have it.