Cheat Sheet – Lapis Lazuli

Welcome to another Cheat Sheet blog post. The last post focused on Amazonite – so take a look at that post!

Each post will feature a new stone and brief description. If there are pieces in my portfolio which include these stones, they will be featured as well. 

Today we look at Lapis Lazuli.

Let’s learn together!

The variety of Lapis Lazuli which I most frequently see is the matte kind. My first impression was that it reminded me of Sodalite, however, the hues of blue are much darker. Lapis Lazuli is also much more expensive.

  • Can simply go by the name Lapis.
  • It is said that ‘lapis’ means stone in Latin.
  • The Egyptians used Lapis. King Tut’s burial mask was decorated with Lapis. There is an interesting article I featured in 2016 on Lapis and the Egyptian King.
  • It is referred to as the blue stone.
  • Said to be stone of protection and creativity.
  • Primarily mined in the Middle East, namely Afghanistan. However, deposits are traced as far away as Argentina.

Below is an example of my work using Lapis Lazuli.

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GENTS BRACELET – made using 8mm matte Lapis and two 10mm focal Sodalite. A sun bead and four small sterling silver beads are used as spacers. Made by Uniquely Yours by Tasha.

If there are is other information you can share on Lapis or if you are a designer, why not share your work with the readers here on UYJ.

—Tasha, UYJ

 

*Main photo taken from the The Healing Chest

Disclaimer – This post reflects the information gleaned from reading. Therefore the views expressed by individual websites are solely their assertions. I do not ascribe to nor have I tested nor can verify the properties of these stones. —Tasha

 

Colour perspective!

Remember?

This string of 12mm purple agates has become one of my favourites so far from the new stock purchased from The Bead Bazaar. I LOVE THE VIBRANT HUES!

The client initially requested a shamballa-styled bracelet. I later added a stretch bracelet with four spacer beads. Shamballa bracelets are easy to make and wear. He particularly likes wearing the shamballas because of their versatility and the fit is different from the stretch version.

This string is definitely one I am willing to restock for future creations.

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SOLD!!

—Tasha, UYJ

Project: Get to work!

I am not one to rush a project.

I can take a while to decide what I want to do with a string of beads. So often there are just too many ideas and it is very difficult to decide on what theme, components, colour scheme, etc.

You might recall that earlier this month, I blogged on the selection of beads from the Bead Bazaar in Miami, FL.

The next series of posts shows several bracelets made from this lot, catering to both guys and gals.

Unless otherwise indicated, the pieces showcased are on sale at the prices listed.

As usual, I welcome your feedback. Leave me your comments or orders here. Or, email me at tasha76d@gmail.com.

Thank you!!

—Tasha, UYJ