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Spark and Light Handmade Jewelry
| September 19, 2016, 04:45:13 PM

Light--one of the basic elements of our existence. It gives us sight, perception, and affects our health and our moods. How it reflects from some surfaces, glides over other surfaces, and filters through yet others, is one of its most beautiful aspects.

Jewelry loves light and light plays with it in return.  After all, the word jewelry comes from the word jewel, the anglicized form of the Old French word "jouel". That came from the Latin word "jocale", which actually means plaything!

One of the things I love most about creating handmade jewelry is designing the way light chooses to play with it. A reflection here, a gleam there, a sparkle dancing along a strand of beads or leaping out from crystals--it’s exciting to put the components together, to choose for self how intensely the light plays with any given section of creations.

Crystals, in particular, absorb and bend and release light in the most engaging way. Nature designed them charmingly, with a molecular lattice that repeats and repeats, resulting in a geometric shape that light strides through in a manner persistent to each specific crystal-type. When it exits via a smooth facet face, the light literally jazzes across it and your eyes see--sparkles!

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