Thursday, March 20, 2014

Red Tailed Hawk Bird Watcher Jewelry at Bittersweet Ridge

There are floor to ceiling windows in my Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry studio.  They look out onto a meadow and a series of spring ponds.  Primo spot for some bird watching.

A few days ago I was surprised to see this Red Tailed Hawk land, obviously on the hunt for something.  I managed to capture a photo which inspired some jewelry perfect for bird watchers.

Above is a pair of Red Tailed Hawk earrings.  The bird sculptures are ceramic, hand painted with amazing details.  Teeny three dimensional perfect little hawks.  Here I teamed them with poppy jasper gemstone beads and silver.

Shown here is a one of a kind avian piece I call Heaven and Earth Bird Necklace.  The pendant is gorgeous.  Hand carved jasper bird carving is absolutely amazing.  I used coordinating lepidolite gemstone beads to coordinate with it. 

Birds are believed to mediate between earth and heaven...
the physical and spiritual worlds.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Goddess of Fertility Day at Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry

Today is known as the Goddess of Fertility Day.  Why not celebrate with a one of a kind piece of fertility jewelry from Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry.

Shown here is a Fertility Goddess Necklace with jasper, moonstone, and labradorite gemstone beads hand wire wrapped to surround a hand crafted ceramic fertility Goddess.

The gemstone Jasper symbolizes will power. It stimulates fertility and combats exhaustion. Moonstone is a very powerful healing gemstone for women. It promotes a natural, strong hormonal balance and promotes fertility. Moonstone is also said to ensure an easy pregnancy and delivery. It diminishes anxiety, including concern about the future. Labradorite symbolizes fantasy and creativity. It is a gemstone of transformation. 

Many believe that gemstones and talisman symbols have metaphysical and natural healing properties which encourage fertility, healthy pregnancy and childbirth, as well as assist with some of the symptoms of menopause.  This line of our handmade jewelry includes necklace, bracelets and earrings composed of gemstones and symbol charms or pendants specially chosen because of their influence in these areas of a woman's life.

Of special note are these gemstones:  moonstone, jasper, coral, jade, hematite, rose quartz, pearls and opal.  Please reference our guides to gemstones to learn more about these gems and other which can be helpful.  Common symbols we use in our fertility jewelry include:  the Goddess, moon and sun, Kokopelli, and heart.
Other categories of our handmade jewelry may also contain gemstones that can be helpful in encouraging fertility, so we suggest you consult our gemstone guides .  Then you may want to browse our jewelry by gemstone.