Tracy Statler, over at Make Bracelets, is hosting a Wellness Words Blog Hop today! We were supposed to take a word that meant something to us and make a piece of jewelry that interpreted that word. My word was health. However, that’s pretty generic, so my real word is more like thyroid-health. I had thyroid cancer about 9 years ago. I had surgery and radiation and I am fine now. Yes, there are side-effects to both the surgery and radiation, but I want to concentrate on figuring out how to feel better at this point. I haven’t been treating myself very well, and this year I am going to change that!
I concentrated on two parts of that – the chakra, for one, and in particular, the blue chakra for the throat and ability to express truth through the spoken word. I feel deeply that my habit of holding in feelings contributed to my getting cancer in this area. Please see Three Hearts Company – they give you a really good overview of the chakra and meanings.
The first bracelet I made with my own lampwork beads and it has all the colors of the chakra. I really liked this idea, and think I’ll be making more of these!
The second bracelet I made concentrated on the throat chakra – turquoise is supposed to be healing and helpful to the immune system. It has great positive energy and brings peace and truth. I love turquoise, and made myself this expensive little bracelet with teardrop and tube beads, and freshwater pearls.
Please stop by these blogs to see what everyone else made! And thank you Tracy for hosting!