It is ages since my last post, largely as I have had alot to focus on here. More on that into the autumn.
For now I just wanted to pop on and say hi and share an alex monroe ring I found on sale and that arrived today in the post.
It was a really good price and though its a large statement piece, I think with it being flowers... that softens it, and makes me love it.
The necklace is an older alex monroe piece that is still one of my favourites and the bracelet is by Orelia.
Love kat x
Today i have a lovely Giveaway from the jewellery website So Charming.
They are stockists of one of my favourite jewellery ranges - Dogeared. Here are a few of my favourites online at the moment...i love the tiny charms - butterflies and birds, that can hold personal significance, and the new healing gem range.
So today you can win the sweetest pair of angel wings on a pin! (shown in the first photo with my angel, and below) just right to place on a sweater or coat, and help remind you that your angel is never far away.
To enter, its easy, just leave a comment on this post.
If you would like further enteries, you can also...
"like" the facebook page of So Charming. (or if you already follow let me know and thats a 2nd entry too)
"like" my facebook page Secrets of a Butterfly (or if you already follow let me know and thats a 2nd entry too)
tweet or share the link about the giveaway on your blog or facebook
Just let me know that you have done so, so i can count any extra entries for you.
i shall select a winner at random on the 1st November. (you can enter from any counrty)
A little while ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway at Sweet days with Elle and Mia and I chose a unicorn necklace made my Space pearls a magical little Etsy shop. Here it is,all the way from Texas, and it's so beautiful.
As well as Secret Garden inspired pieces, if you like Harry Potter or have someone in the family who does, then there are some unique potion bottle necklaces, just perfect as little gifts.
Thank you Keri-Anne and Kayla-Marie for my lovely little unicorn.
Here are my pale blue crystals, the sphere is angelite, as is the piece the hydrangea petals are near, the 2 tumble pieces on the right are blue lace agate and the piece on the left is denim blue lapis, the front is a small piece of blue topaz.
I love the soft blue stones and i love to wear the Lola rose bracelet below, which i have had for a long time. The blue stones are also beautiful as necklaces as that places them at the throat chakra where its most resonant.
Blue Lace Agate is a banded Agate variety of Chalcedony and the healing properties include:
♥ Hope ♥ Unity ♥ Cleansing ♥ Harmony ♥ Protection ♥ Optimism ♥ Positive thinking ♥ Joy ♥ Truth ♥ Purification ♥ Calming ♥ Appreciation for nature ♥ Smooth energy flow
Chakras - throat Zodiac - Pisces Planet – Neptune Element – Water, Air Typical colours - pale blue, banded
Blue Lace Agate is a very cooling and calming stone, endowing us with a sense of peace and tranquility. A powerful throat healer, it assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings. Blue Lace Agate is a great nurturing and supportive stone.
Blue Lace Agate is believed to strengthen and accelerate the repair of bones,help thyroid deficiencies, throat and lymph infections. It can be soothing to fever, red, sore eyes and any skin problems associated with irritation.
Angelite is a variety of Anhydrite. (in my bowl the sphere and stone to the left are angelite)
♥ Strengthens organs ♥ For creative people ♥ Inner guidance ♥ Converts fear into faith ♥ healing
Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra Zodiac - Aquarius Typical colours - Colourless, white, blue,
Angelite raises consciousness. It represents peace and brotherhood. Angelite facilitates contact with your angels and helps to connect with your higher self. Because of its ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, Angelite is a powerful stone for healers.
Angelite helps you to speak your truth. It promotes communication and self-expression. Dispels fear, anger and anxiety, converting them into faith and tranquility. Angelite encourages forgiveness.
Spiritually, Angelite is filled with compassion. It transmutes pain into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility. It helps connect to universal knowledge and raises telepathic awareness.
Angelite supports the throat, alleviating inflammation. It helps in repairing tissue and corrects blood deficiencies and helps to renew blood vessels. Angelite is said to help balance the fluids within the body and can be used for headaches, heart function and circulatory system. At a subtle level, Angelite balances the physical body with the etheric realms.
Chakras - Crown Chakra
Birthstone - February
Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Jupiter
Element – Air
Typical colours - light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple
"Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone.
Soothing. relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balancing, dispels anger and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
Opens spiritual awareness and intuition, enhancing psychic abilities as well as being protective at this level.
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Amethyst, I like the lighter, more see through stones, as you can see in my photo. Its a comforting stone, and i find that it helps my boundaries, in that if i feel too open, it helps that lessen, and any imbalance in sensitivity can be decreased. I also like it as an aid to quiet my mind in meditation.
I have a heart shaped stone, which i bought in person, because it really called to me. It was quite a bit more than the other carved stones there on the glass revolving shelf, but its been with me over 10 years now and i havent regretted purchasing it one bit.
I shall share more stones if you like in the coming weeks.
Also if i post any further pictures on instagram - i will use the tag #crystallove
- if you want to share any gems and crystals there too, then use the same tag and we can see each others collections
A special bracelet arrived in the post for me a few days ago. Louise who lives quite close by to me, made it from the soft green gem that is Amazonite. I really adore this colour and gemstone. Isnt it beautiful.
I have always loved Ten Things, but for some reason its taken till now for me to mention them at my blog. It was the top image that did it, i just had to share their moodboard. Then i found some gorgeous shots of the jewellery within their facebook albums and thought you'd love to see those too.
i love it when a range has such a defined look, and when that look is so uplifting and full of colour and soul then even better.
The jewels Kerri makes for her range are multi coloured, i am of course drawn to the pinks, but i also like the sea green and blues, because they speak to me of beach life and a relaxed vibe, yet they still have a touch of glamour.
And these pieces are coming soon...more bohemian goodness!!
To finish, this photo seemed to just want to go in this post (tho i apologise i don't have the link) I like the quote so much, about our light & shinning, and through Kerri's jewellery, Ten things certainly does that. Bringing us colour light and a beautiful energy
Love & Peace
P.s. Ten things is now added to the blog roll (left) and i have been making some other new box links and generally updating links at the blog - so you'll find a few new additions here and there.
Regular Secrets readers will already be familiar with my passion for the jewellery by Alex Monroe. I am always fascinated to see the new designs as they come out, and this time the pieces in the Chrysanthemum collection particularly appealed. I am certain that my Mam would love a chrysanthemum necklace in gold. So i shall start saving some pennies for one for her. I like the golden ring, displayed so beautifully here in a vintage ring box.