As a designer, it can be challenging to constantly come up with creative ideas for new pieces. I usually am inspired by a particular stone (right now I am wearing gorgeous kyanite ear rings, the stones are rounded squares and I am testing a new ear ring hoop).
In March, I traveled down to Charleston for a spa event and before my trip, I created a special design for my friend Ella who is the Spa Director at Sea Island (http://www.seaisland.com/). The setting of Sea Island is spectacular and everything is done to preserve and cherish nature and its surroundings. I knew that the island was rich in shells and marine life so I incorporated both in the ear rings I made for Ella.
Since then, I have been working with her staff and created 3 pieces that are exclusive to Sea Island - ear rings, pendant and a bracelet. They also incorporate the rich marine life found in Sea Island and feature Aqua Chalcedony, one of my favorite stones!
Aqua or Blue Chalcedony is a demure crystal, subtle and mystic, cool and serene, ethereal yet solid. It has an inviting, soft blue translucence, and an almost imperceptible movement within the stone that invokes a stillness of silent reverence. It's calming, and speaks of spirit and trust.
Blue Chalcedony is an excellent crystal for public speakers and those who speak for a living. Lawyers and political speakers might benefit from touching this stone to the tip of their tongue while listening to their opponents to enhance their counter arguments.
Actors might rub it against their lips and throat, while singers may drink a glass of water in which Chalcedony has soaked for an hour before going on stage. Wearing this crystal around the neck helps overcome stage fright and the fear of public speaking