“ knots for africa, the individually handmade range that uses up-cycled and new semi-precious bead combinations and elements - uniquely crafted from the imagination, inspired by the holistic and soothing elements of gemstones. “ - blue lace is the alternative birthstone for 19feb-19march
Blue lace agate is considered rare! Agates are found all over the world but Blue Lace agate specifically is only mined in small quantities in South-Africa and Namibia.
It is said that Blue Lace agate inspires you to talk gently, the delicate powdery blue encourages soft spoken words and nurtured feelings.
To dream of Rose-Quartz means a true love of friendship is coming !
There is a reason that prayer beads are carved round and smooth - it immediately softens to the touch. The combination of this Blue Lace Agate and Rose Quartz necklace is both soothing and hypnotic to look at and to hold. There is no reason that any natural bead necklace can not inspire prayer and calm.
Strung joyfully a feminine mauve colored nylon is used to knot between each bead individually securing them against loss when breaking. A silvered Hematite spacer is used to add a fine sparkle adding a touch of understated glamour.
The Blue Lace beads are 10mm in size and work harmoniously with the smaller 7mm Rose Quartz adding a bit of curiosity but not obviously so.
From the Artist:
It is often difficult to work in combination with Blue Lace Agate, and I normally like to pair it with White Freshwater Pearls, but strangely enough on the day that I had decided to create this necklace I was busy with a Rose Quartz piece that happen to land next to my string of Blue Lace. I was inspired to attempt this combination both because Lace and Rose Quartz share similar properties in self love, gentleness, harmony and clam.
The combination was an instant success!
People often ask me if a string of beads is still considered Art when it is strung with simple elements and has no complicated focal point, to which I like to answer that a combination of anything beautiful with something else that is equally beautiful often needs less to be appreciated and complicating that remarkable relationship might just be the thing that distracts from it’s simple perfection. These gemstones should have the chance to speak for themselves and are already Art in their creation. - Joe
love healing and affection with the encouragement to be reminded to also love the self, nurture the self and be kind and rewarding to the self.
Both stones encourage relaxations and aid against stress, tension, eases tightness of the solar plexus, arthritis and depression. (This is not a medical recommendation please see it in context)