Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sorting Crystal Cabochons with Kitty




My recent trip to India brought me home with boxes of natural healing stones. Here I am sorting some of the crystal cabochons while my little kitty, Tally, basks in the positive energies. These stones will be created into I Dig Crystals pendants, pendulums and necklaces!






Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Placing Chakra Plates

Business Success Chakra Plate

Question: Dear Sheila, Thanks for your reply about chakra plates. Could have one chakra plate on more than one chakra at the same time. For example, one on the base, another on sacral, a third on the solar plexus, etc? Or is this not advisable? Again thanks.

Answer: Yes! You are definitely encouraged to use multiple plates on multiple chakras at the same time! This is called a chakra layout and is very beneficial in balancing your life energies.

Sincerely, 
Sheila Satin

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Black Rainbow - Obsidian & Rose

Rainbow Obsidian Rose Quartz Bracelet

Combine the loving pinks of Rose Quartz and the Rainbow Sheen of Obsidian to protect the heart and flourish in relationships. Program crystal healing jewelry to work for you throughout the day! 

This Rainbow Obsidian Bracelet was featured in the "Black Rainbow" showcase on Bonanza




Sunday, February 26, 2012

Star Ruby Pendants

Star Ruby 7-Gem Pendant

Natural Star Rubies are set in your new crystal healing pendant. These are deep pink-red Ruby ovals set in sterling silver. The Rubies show Asterism = a rayed star effect best seen under direct light!  


Question: Hi, love your ruby pendant(s) can you pls tell me the size(s)in millimeters possibly of the gemstones? Thank you! :)

AnswerHi, thank you for your email. The stones vary from 12x10mm to 16x14mm.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Strengthening Sphincter for Heart Burns



Working with crystals can help ease heart burns. After traveling to India for two weeks, the long hours on the plane, the jet lag and the lack of exercise gave me my first uncomfortable sensations of heart burn. To help alleviate this pain, I used Moonstone to soothe the stomach and Fluorite  to calm the nerves. Another crystal that will help strengthen the sphincter is the Power Stone, Malachite

Heartburn usually occurs after eating or while lying down or bending. This means that your esophageal sphincter is weakened. The weakened valve allows stomach acid to flow into your esophagus instead of keeping it in its place! Pressure on the sphincter muscle from excess weight, overeating, or in my case, sitting for long periods of time, can cause this weakening of the valve.

Use healing crystal energy to help strengthen this valve. Other home remedies you will want to try are sitting upright while digesting, exercising and chewing gum or other foods that create a lot of saliva, which helps push back the acid into place!

Fluorite Pendant
Moonstone Bracelet
















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Friday, February 24, 2012

Detoxify Intestinal Parasites & Worms


Question: Hi, Do you used any crystal for intestinal parasites and worms? Thanks.
Serpentine elephant

Answer: Hi, thanks for your email. For intestinal parasites we recommend working with Serpentine. Serpentine helps to detoxify the body. Place it over the heart and/or the sacral chakras. Serpentine is a yellow-green stone sometimes found with black inclusions. 


Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crystals to relieve Gas Pains

Fluorite Sodalite Long Necklace to reach stomach


Question: Hi Sheila, Is there a crystal I could give that would help relieve the extreme discomfort pain of gas for a 2 month old ? Burping and Gripe Water, etc. don't relieve it.

Thanks so much.

Answer:  Hi, for pains related to gas, You will want to focus on crystals which aid the digestion system and stomach. These include Fluorite, Citrine and Pyrite. You can also use a chakra plate for the solar plexus for this purpose.

Gas is caused by swallowed air and normal breakdown of undigested foods by harmless bacteria in our colons. Abdominal pain and flatulence are common symptoms of gas, but if the problem persists, you may want to consider Irritated Bowl Syndrome . IBS is caused by an intestinal disorder and you will want to focus on crystals relieving anxiety in this case.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lapis Calling...

Big Brilliant Lapis Ball


Question
: Hello Again, It does not matter where I am in the world, it seems that i get called to your store to purchase another item.  I am in Houston for a day and then heading back to Thailand. I am getting that I need to purchase this item from you.  I was wondering if you could do a reading for me on this specific item of why it is so important for me and my work. Thank you again for providing such a wonderful store for the universe to be able to provide very POSITIVE loving energy through your loving hands.

Answer: Thanks for writing to us.  This Lapis ball is truly brilliant.  It is calling to you on an intuitive/psychic level foremost, because Lapis works with the subtle body energies to bring you in tuned to the metaphysical aspects of life.  The brilliant blue and gold colors bring you energy of earth and sea together, allowing you to feel strength and purpose throughout travels.    It also has the look of a glowing globe, and especially in this year of 2012 it will help you to expand your own consciousness and spread higher consciousness to others through your acts of good will.

Happy travels,
Lisa Satin


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

When it's gone, it's GONE!

One-of-Kind Obsidian Bracelet


Question: Hi may i ask if this bracelet is sold? Many thanks cheers

AnswerHi, thank you for your interest in this Obsidian clasp bracelet. Yes, it has already sold. We make mostly one of a kind items, so once it is sold, we will are sold out of that particular product. You may see our latest stock of Obsidian and other jewels at www.idigcrystals.com.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Monday, February 20, 2012

Piles of Silver



A pile of Silver Charms for I Dig Crystals jewelry creations. Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, and it is used to make ornaments, jewelry, high-value tableware, utensils (hence the term silverware), and currency coins. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal, which makes it great for enhancing crystal healing stones. 

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Crystal Counters

 

Using natural stones in interior design brings earth elements into modern living. Above you will see a Larkavite Labradorite counter we used for shipping out your Satin Crystals treasures. Labradorite's sheens of blue-green bring a magnificent mystical and motivational energy.





Here is an Ammonite counter I saw at a local restaurant, Brickyard, in San francisco. Ammonites are ancient fossils showing snail-like patterns. Fossils are great for connecting with the past and grounding us to this reality.







Saturday, February 18, 2012

How to Soften Leather Cords

3mm Leather Cord for Pendants


New leather cords may be stiff. A few ideas to soften your leather cord before wearing with your crystal healing pendant are as follow:

1. Flex the cord back and forth, slowly and smoothly with your fingers to loosen the fibers. This will take some time and you don't want to overdo it, which may risk the cord from cracking. But, this is the most affordable and least messy method.

2. Rub oil into the cord.

3. Leather softening applications, leather oil can be found at equestrian and saddle shops or a leather retail shop (also online). Follow directions on the bottle.

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Visit I Dig Crystals for a selection of Chains and Pendants.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sparkling Genuine Quartz

Clear Quartz 10mm Bracelet

Question: I would love to have a 14mm clear or faceted, quartz bracelet. If the stones are not manufactured or heat treated, I realize that they would have imperfections. Please let me know if that is something that you can do and if so, how much. Thanks.


Answer: Hi, thank you for your email. At the moment I have one bracelet that fits your requirements. This bracelet is not heat treated. These are natural Quartz stones, however, they are obviously machine-polished. They are 10mm beads. If you are looking for something larger than that, please let me know and I will look to make a custom piece for you. Yes, you are correct, natural Quartz will have unique inclusions. I am actually going out of the country tomorrow until the end of the month, so I will be on the lookout for beads on my travels, and if I don't find what you are wanting, I will do a search here when I get back.

Until then,
Sheila Satin :)
 


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Purple Crush on Amethyst


Amethyst Cluster Pendant






















 


Revel in the beauty of raw purple Amethyst in this stunning crystal healing pendant. This is a raw cluster of purple points set in purple and white non-toxic polymer clay. The clay is hardened and set with natural clear Quartz crystals.

Wear pendants on your favorite chain or check our store for a selection of cords!
 
Chakra
Crown, 3rd Eye

Healing Energies

Amethyst = spiritual awareness, higher consciousness



This raw Amethyst Pendant is featured in the "purple crush" showcase on Addoway: 







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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Do you Custom Create?


Question: Aloha, Do YOU do any Custom work ? Would you be able to possibly give me an estimate for a 8-Inch bracelet comprising of orange calcite, green bloodstone, Black Coral alternating, please ? I am unable to make it myself because of my eyes. Ma halo!


Answer: Hi, Thank you for your email. Yes! We do custom beading and wire wrapping. An 8" bracelet with coral, calcite and bloodstone would be around $35+shipping+tax if you are in California. If this is something you are interested in, please email me and we can work out the details from there.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Black Seeds and a spot of Stone

Howlite Rhodochrosite Seed Necklace


Question: Do you have a necklace that would have black seeds together with any other colors? I wear light blue light green and pink. thank you.


Answer: Hi, thank you for your email. At this time, we only have one other black seeded necklace, which is strung with pink Rhodochrosite and white Howlite. However, we do create new one-of-kind necklaces every month, so make sure to check back in to our website or subscribe to the email list for updates!!

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Magnetite vs Hematite

Question: Hi, I am looking for magnetite bracelet which has therapy effect on wrist, I saw your another magnetite bracelet, those magnetite orbs seem much more shinny and polished than the magnetite orbs for this item? Are both also natural magnetite ? Their color look very different.

Which magnetite has better healing effect ?

How about the hematite? The hematite looks very polished, are they also genuine one ?

Answer: Hi, thank you for your email. The shinier, more polished Magnetite bracelet is natural Hematite mixed with man-magnetized minerals. The matte colored grayish orbs you see in this bracelet is natural Magnetite and does not hold such a high magnetic charge. It depends on your preferences. Some people prefer to stick with only natural stones, others prefer the high magnetic effects of man-magnetized stones and the polished look of shiny stones versus matte effect.

As for the Hematite on this bracelet, is it natural, but reconstituted Hematite (ground and shaped) with a high polish on the surface. You may still see little craters of red iron, as natural Hematite has a red mineral streak.

If you have any other questions, feel free to email us

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Paradise in Parking Lots



Depave is working to tear up that asphalt and make green spaces bloom again. “From parking lots to paradise.” That’s one of the slogans of Depave, a nonprofit group determined to reverse Joni Mitchell’s grim vision of an asphalt-covered America.


For nearly four years, the Portland, Oregon-based group has been literally tearing up superfluous parking lots and other underused expanses of asphalt and turning them into productive greenspace.

In the summer of 2008, for their first project, Depave’s organizers recruited 147 volunteers to rip up a roughly 2,500-square-foot parking lot next to the Waypost Café in north Portland, eventually turning it into the Fargo Forest Garden. Since then, the group has pulled up unnecessary patches of asphalt all over the city. In its 20 projects so far, Depave has worked with schools, businesses, and even private residents to create new gardens, parks, landscaped yards, and at least one pumpkin patch.  



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Friday, February 10, 2012

Crystal Ring Sizes

Jasper Malachite Copper Ring




Question: Absoloutely lovely ring. Unfortunately I am a size 9, I especially like the copper effect. Do you have anything similar in my size with green malachite? I certainly would love to own one.



Answer: Hi, thank you for your email. We create one of a kind rings, so unfortunately this one will only be found in size 7. You may keep updated on our fresh stock on our website at http://www.idigcrystals.com/servlet/the-RINGS/Categories. We also create many rings in adjustable sizes. Look out for more copper rings in future batches of creations.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin
 

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Crystal Healing Rings

A new selection of I Dig Crystals Rings is now online on a first come, first served basis! Each is a handmade original and there are now many adjustable rings to fit a variety of sizes! From simple to fancy, wear natural stone rings to keep the energy of the crystal with you throughout the day.


Here is a small selection of the new creations:

Turquoise Brass Ring
Quartz Pyramid Ring

Smoky Quartz Tall Ring

Obsidian Star Ring

Lepidolite Ring

Lapis Spiral Ring











Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Crystal Healing Necklaces

A fresh selection of I Dig Crystals' healing necklaces are now online for purchase. Wear short choker necklaces at the Throat to open up communications, creative expression and independence. Wear Necklaces at the Heart chakra to open yourself up to better give and receive love energy. Wear long necklaces that reach the Solar Plexus for emotional balance and personal empowerment. Personally, I like to wear a different necklace every day, depending on the mood and the energies I need when I get dressed in the morning!

Here are a selection of new one-of-kind creations you will find on our website:

Third Eye Agate Choker Necklace

Amber Freeform Choker Necklace

Carnelian Adjustable Sacral Necklace

Howlite Crown Chakra Necklace

Kyanite & Flint Choker Necklace

Magnesite Skull Necklace

Rainbow Obsidian Adjustable Leather Necklace

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