Did you know thatPetrified wood was once part of a tree? Millions of years ago the forests covering Northern Arizona was buried under a sea of mud, sand, and volcanic ash. Silicate replaced the wood fibers and pressure formed the rock.
The colors found in Arizona Petrified Wood are the result of various elements present in either the original wood or the silicate.
Petrified Wood is amongst my favorite stones. When I think that something is from 50 - 200 million years old and once was a tree in a forest, and is now a stone that I use today as part of my work, it fills me with a satisfaction that I cannot explain. At the same time I feel a great responsibility to use it in a way that brings out the beauty of the stone, in a way that would honor Mother Nature. For those who wear the stone, the stone serves as: a reminder, a talisman, an amulet, a gris gris from Mother Earth, whose spirit is our medicine. My purpose, with each item I make, is to make something in harmony with Mother Nature which will lift to whom it belongs spirit, something which will make them happy. To make them happy feeds my soul - it is my medicine.
I am a girl from the countryside, unconditionally a nature lover and each part of my work is a tribute to our land. Everything relative to nature is part of my life. I try to pay a deep respect to whatever I take from it each day, and take only what I need.
Petrified Wood, Handmade lampwork,Rustic Enamel copper, recyccled sari silk
Cherry Creek Jasper, the colorful new jasper found in Mainland China, also known as Red Creek Jasper, Vintage recycled vynil beads and swarovski Crystal.
Golden Pyrite gemstone, handmade lampwork, vintage enamel bead caps, Czech glass.
Cherry Creek Jasper, the colorful new jasper found in Mainland China, also known as Red Creek Jasper, Vintage recycled vynil beads and Vintage African glass.