The May 5th meeting will focus on Crystals. We will talk about the crystal world, protective qualities of crystals, and use of crystals in jewelry making. Bring your crystals to share! We hope to see and appreciate beautiful objects that many of you have created or collected!
Join us May 5th at 7 pm Pacific Time for the program.
Zoom Meeting ID: 899 883 2615,
What is it about crystals that attracts us? Is it the sparkle, the bling, the various facets of light reflecting through them?
As you have probably heard by now, the crystal world is undergoing some changes. Most notably, Swarovski, one of the major crystal suppliers, has made adjustments as to how they will distribute their crystals in the marketplace and will limit the sale of Swarovski crystals to select luxury branding partners. They will no longer be offering Swarovski crystals to DIY (do-it-yourself) and other retail customers as in the past.
The quality of crystals from China is also excellent. Are there design considerations when putting together a piece of jewelry with crystals?
From Lois Sherr Dubin's book, The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present, 2009, crystals are considered as powerful materials for protection. (Other materials are coral, agate and amber.) I googled "crystals and their meaning," and discovered lots of interesting links. I encourage you to try that also!
Come join us and share your crystal collections, and objects made with crystals!
The Bead Society Business meeting is at 6:30 pm, same Zoom info, all are welcome!
Crystal picture from Max Pixel.