Michele makes every piece of jewelry, by hand. When it is sent out, it is wrapped up perfectly. I'm talking like perfect family Christmas movie kind of perfect. I've never seen gift wrapping that nice and I had paid to have a present wrapped for my store's Secret Santa this year. I didn't even want to open it because the wrapping alone was fucking art.
But I opened it anyways. Because it's Janie's Christmas present to me and fuck yeah I wanna know what it is. I want to say that the presents were custom made for me, but I'm not sure on that, so I won't say that. I do know for a fact that they were custom chosen for me, by my lovely blog mom.
My favorite color is purple and all of my jewelry has silver in it somewhere, so this matches perfectly with everything else that I wear. It's made out of amethyst and silver.
Did you know that amethyst is supposed to protect you from psychic attacks, negative energy, and alleviate sadness/grief? Because I didn't. I did learn it with the printed paper Michele sent with the bracelet, telling me all about the stone. It does a shitton more than that, but you'll just have to order yourself an amethyst piece to find out.
You'll have to ignore the identical fucking pose, because you have no idea how hard it is to model a bracelet and get a good enough picture that you can see what it is. And also the yellow-y light. Because it won't stop fucking raining.
This bracelet is made out of turquoise and red bamboo coral.
As gorgeous as it is, I don't own a lot of clothing in those colors, but I think it'll really pop if I wear a white top or all black. I wore dark blue and it still seemed to go nicely. Considering I wear mostly black, I can still get a lot of use out of it.
Turquoise is supposed to be good for protection. Apparently, it's one of the oldest known protection amulets. It's said to work really well with the red bamboo coral, which is why they're so commonly paired together (meanwhile, I thought it was the lovely contrast in colors). The coral is another stone used for protection, but is also supposed to basically calm you the fuck down. Which we all know I need. It's said to be good for calming the temper and compulsive disorders.
I actually found it fascinating to learn about the different gems and what people believe about them. Enough so, that I would like to research it more on my own. I don't know whether or not its true, but the day that I wore the amethyst one, I didn't get that creepy feeling of being watched in my store and the day I wore the turquoise/coral one, I didn't have a random outburst of anger or frustration. So who knows. Coincidence? Quite possibly. But it's nice to wonder.
Plus, the quality of the bracelets is amazing. I'm very clumsy and I tend to hit my arms/wrists all over the place, but there wasn't a single bit of damage.
The bracelets really aren't as big as they look in the pictures either. They're average size, they could easily fit somebody with slightly thicker wrists or somebody with average wrists. I have very thin wrists and I was still never worried that they might be too loose and fall off, which is a big reason why I rarely wore bracelets before. Besides the whole, I might break them thing.
I've never spoken to Michele and I get absolutely nothing out of this, besides promoting a business that I believe does truly good work.
Besides, Janie likes her, so you know she must be good!
Before I go, I do want to thank Janie for my Christmas presents. They are absolutely gorgeous and I love them very much, just as I love you very much, blog mom!
Please check out both Janie and Michele. They're linked in the very first paragraph. I promise that they are worth it!