Beads: Blue agate semi-precious gem stone.
Metal: Solid copper with a patina finish polished to reveal the warm coppery tones beneath. The copper has been sealed with a gloss varnish.
Length: 13cm / 5.1 inches.
Agate is a translucent microcrystalline quartz and is related to balancing yin yang in the body, protection, strength, courage, calmness and healing. Agate also helps the eyes, uterus and stomach, pancreas and cleanses the lymph system.
Variation: Each piece is crafted individually using the same colour palette and will vary slightly in appearance. I use the traditional method of hand-stamping onto copper sheet. Each letter is hand-stamped with a wonky rustic appearance, to be imperfect and whimsical. There will be differences in each creation with the text alignment, spacing and position. It is also important to note that hand stamping onto copper sheet causes the rear side to buckle slightly from the metal being ‘chased’ on the front side. The indentation on the front is darkened to ‘pop’ the lettering and numbers.