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Here I Go Again

Remember when I said, "Enough with leather bracelets"?  Well I'm back at it.  

I finished making two leather bracelets for a workshop promotion that yours truly will be instructing.      

Here is a one wrap bracelet made with leopard jasper.  I really like the patterns with this particular jasper but I tend to migrate to jasper in general.  This stone has a reputation for protection and healing powers. 

Below has got to be my most fav!  It is a three wrap made with Carnelian and carved bone skulls.  Carnelian has a reputation to give the wearer courage and protection...against lightning.  The Egyptians believed it would rid you of anger, envy and hatred.  
I took these pictures this evening.  Can you tell?  I hope to have a good picture taking setup soon.  I'll share with all of you how that turns out once I have everything set up.  So stay in touch!  
AND remember...
Tomorrow is hump day.  Yay!  

Namaste
Kalaya

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