Crystal Grid Resources
This is a list of supplemental resources used for Crystal Grid classes
Crystal Guide Pocket Edition is a great app for identifying and determining the crystals you will need for your project. It runs about $4 which is much less expensive than a book and allows you to search crystals and stones by metaphysical property, ailment, geological property, zodiac or chakra.
Flower meanings: There are a number of websites for metaphysical properties and folklore of flowers. You can search for flowers meanings by googling "flower symbolism, metaphysical properties of flowers, meaning of flowers, flower psychometry etc....here is an example of one such site http://www.universeofsymbolism.com/flower-symbolism.html
Level I and II classes used the Seed of Life which is a section of the larger Flower of Life. This design is meant to represent Balance.
Other designs that can be used are Metatron's Cube which is a design for Creation or the Fruit of Life, Crosses, Borromean rings, Spirals, Triquetras, or Freehand mosaics
Doorways To... Jamestown, ND offers a wide variety of stones and crystals that are cleansed and ready for use.
Healing Crystals.com http://www.healingcrystals.com/
World of Gaia http://www.worldofgaia.net/
and of course Mother earth :P
Pine Cone Ornament Instructions
If you have a pine tree you have pine cones which are great for winter crafts from bird seed treats, wreaths, potpourri, or these lovely ornaments.
Steps with ** ** are needed if you didn't purchase a kit. If you have a kit skip ** ** steps.
You will need: Fast drying glue, white craft paint, paint brush, scissors, glitter, pine cone, eye screw, 1/4 inch width ribbon, clear beading thread, and clear beads. This demo uses a tear dropped shaped bead for the end.
If you purchased a kit you will only need white craft paint, paintbrush and glue.
Step Two: While paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter onto wet paint.
Tip: Use hair dryer to rapidly dry craft paint.
Step Four: Lace a bead cover on clear beading thread. Double knot thread and pull tightly against the concave side of the bead cover, leaving the length of the thread coming out the convex side.
Step Seven: Slip bead cover over tip of pine cone and pinch snuggly. Hold for a few seconds.
Tip: Use Hair dryer to set glue quickly.
Step Eight: Thread beads along thread ending with tear drop shaped bead.
Step Thirteen: Screw eye screw into the top of the pine cone just off center (The center is very hard and difficult to screw into)
Step Fourteen: Bring ends of ribbon together and tie a bow at desired length.
Making these ornaments is fun, easy and inexpensive. May you have a happy winter season and happy holidays. Enjoy!
This craft is seasonally available depending on the local supply of pine cones. Please message me if you are interested in purchasing kits or hosting a class.