Wire-wrapped glass, tangerine cube beads and deep turquoise glass seed beads make a bold statement in this necklace. This necklace measures 21 inches in length and comes with matching tangerine earrings. This necklace was created out of sheer curiosity of wire-wrapping the cubed beads… “What would happen if?”… So, I just started playing and this is the result. I loved the way the bluish-green seed beads looked with it so I added four strands on each side. This necklace will be perfect for a night out or some other event where bold jewelry is appropriate.
This week’s color focus is black: “black symbolizes judgment, fear of the Lord and mourning” (www.preciousstonesof thebible.com). I want to focus on fearing God. There are a couple of verses that really stood out this morning.
1) Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (NASB).
2) Psalm 145:19 “He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them” (NASB).
To me, fear represents respect, reverence and awe. I love the first verse noted above, I like that fear of God is associated with knowledge. An understanding of God and His goodness will increase your desire to learn more and reflect that knowledge in your daily life. If you are having a hard time understanding God’s word ask Him and He will help you (James 1:5). I found a quote that fits nicely with this topic.
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence” (Abigail Adams).
Out of your fear, reverence and awe of the Lord, you will diligently seek His word. You have to make a point to get into the Word, and as you learn your life will reflect it. The second verse noted above says that God “will fulfill the desire of those that fear Him.” God’s love and wisdom is available to all who seek Him—you just have to look for Him!
Ezbon necklace: Waxed black cotton cord, black wooden beads and clear, faceted acrylic beads. Adjustable. The name Ezbon is a biblical name that means “hastening to understand” (babynology.com)…which I thought fit perfectly. I hope that you never look at the color black the same way again!
Quartz crystal briolette beads are elegantly wrapped with wire and suspended from simple French ear wires. These earrings measure approximately 3 inches from the ear wire.
According to Precious Stones of the Bible (http://preciousstonesofthebible.com/colorsymbolism.html), crystal is referenced in Job 28:17, Isaiah 54:12, and Revelation 4:6, 21:11 and 22:1. Revelation 21:11 stood out to me, “having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal” (NKJV). I like this verse because it speaks of light being like a “precious stone.” This light is referring to the New Jerusalem, but it makes me think about God’s light in us and how we need to let it shine (sound familiar?). This verse does not say quartz crystal, but mentions the color, which solidifies my reasoning for focusing more on colors for my Stones of the Bible jewelry making endeavor. These earrings can be a reminder to let God’s light shine through you!
One available but can make more upon request.
Tree agate with its calming effect, wraps your wrist in lovely speckled stones that induce focus and insight while the malachite livens up your mood. Wear this bracelet to work to liven up a neutral outfit or with a flirty little number to add a touch of drama. This bracelet is definitely a conversation piece.
A bracelet made of wooden beads, tree agate, and malachite. This bracelet wraps around your wrist and is adjustable. The stone flower measures 1 ½ inches. Price $10.00