Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Two weeks ago I started an early spring cleaning in my beading workspace.  When it got to my bead storage I started to do an inventory on what types of bead colors I purchase the most and found out that I have more blue beads in my collection than any other color. 

I have blues which range from navy to cobalt and also aqua and turquoise which are in the blue family....I counted over 100 vials of beads ranging in different sizes!  I was very shocked to find this, considering blue isn't even my favorite color.  Then I started thinking maybe it's how those blue colors make me feel.  When I look at blue I feel calm.  I also think of the beach and the ocean and how much I love going there.  Turquoise also makes me think of my days as a college student in Long Island when me and my friend Christine, use to buy a lot of Turquoise jewelry.  We would go into the village of Southampton and buy necklaces and earrings and we were always attracted to silver and turquoise. 

During the holiday break my friend Christine and I connected and she purchased a pair of turquoise earrings in my Etsy store....she said it bought back memories of our school days as well! 

Earrings my friend Christine purchased from my Etsy store
These are more of a green turquoise, but nevertheless still in the turquoise family. 
My husband loves blue...especially cobalt, which I seem to have a lot of in my bead stash.  I made this tila bead necklace with him in mind.
I researched the meaning of the color blue online and this is what I found at 

Color Blue

Blue is the coolest color - the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen color by conservative people. Blue is the calming color. That makes it a wonderful color to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pajamas. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday's color is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.
Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the color and the gemstone. This color has a soothing affect. Turquoise is the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.
Aqua is the color of high ideals.

Blue Energy

Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the color blue - it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication.
The vibration if blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace.
Put some blue in your life when you want:
  • calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
  • to open the flow of communication
  • to broaden your perspective in learning new information
  • solitude and peace

Blue gem stone properties

Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.
Very Interesting!!!!
Here is some more jewelry I made using blue and turquoise!



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