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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hot Rocks.......Lava Rock!

Beads made from molten lava are said to strengthen our connection to Mother Earth. Lava rock is a stone of strength that provides protection and stability during times of change. It helps to dissipate anger and provides the wearer with guidance and understanding.

I like to use lava rock beads in my jewelry, to add an element of texture to the piece. Most lava rock beads come from Indonesia. Lava rock is formed when hot lava from volcanic eruptions, cools and hardens. During this cooling process air bubbles and air pockets are formed creating naturally formed voids or holes that end up making each bead unique.The black beads are tumbled, polished and oiled or waxed to a smooth finish. They are actually very light weight making them perfect for using in jewelry. I like the irregular surface of lava rock beads next to a bead or crystal that is perfectly faceted or totally smooth as it adds a nice contrast .

I also think that lava rocks look stunning when combined with sterling silver!

This is a bracelet that I made awhile ago, incorporating a few lava rock beads, with Swarovski crystal, onyx, Venetian glass, quartz and sterling silver. I kept this one, and because it usually goes with most things in my wardrobe, I tend wear it often.

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Jane Perala said...


Anonymous said...

Isn't it so great to keep something you've made and love for yourself?? Very pretty- I didn't know so much about wearers of lava rock. I went to Greece last summer and picked up some lava rock jewelry from Santorini there- now every time I wear it I'll think of the meaning.

BeadedTail said...

That's a great bracelet and go with so many things! When I see lava I think of the huge lava fields in Maui where we spent so much time exploring. (No, we didn't make it to the nude beach which we were told is just past the lava fields.) Hee hee

Lace.and.Likes. said...

love the chunki-ness of the bracelet
so cute

Catherine said...

That bracelet looks like it is ready for a 'night on the town'! Lovely!

black lava rock said...

This ones are really nice...

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