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NEW Personalized Zodiac Bracelets from Amigami!

NEW Personalized Zodiac Bracelets from Amigami!

Amigami is proud to present an amazing line of custom & personalized Zodiac Bracelets. These bracelets are constructed from a cornucopia of semi-precious gemstones, meticulously arranged to mirror the planets positions at the moment of your birth. Designed by Amy Barnhart, an amateur astrologer with over 15 years experience, these bracelets are calculated from your individualized birth data (date, time & location), so no two are exactly alike!
Each bracelet comes with your corresponding star chart, a 15-page handwritten Zodiac analysis, and a bookmark detailing the stones and instructions on how to Read your new Bracelet. These bracelets are perfect for those interested in Astrology, and make the ideal gift for that special someone in your life. These are also perfect for mothers – you can have one for each of your children – a far more meaningful and unique keepsake than a mere birthstone!

What is a Star Chart? When someone reads their horoscope in the newspaper, they are actually looking up their Sun Sign. This is determined by the movement of the Sun through the Zodiac constellations at the moment of their birth. But Astrology is much more than the position of the Sun – all the planets in the Solar System can be tracked through the Zodiac constellations, and each of these planets are said to have their own unique influences. The combination and interaction of these planetary forces make up a total personality forecast, which is far more precise and revealing than merely looking at one’s Sun Sign.
Astrologers graph these planetary positions onto a Natal Chart or Wheel, which is the basis of your Zodiac Bracelet. Compare the two to discover the meanings behind each bead; the larger Planet stones are positioned among the signs & houses, mirroring their movements within the Wheel. Each bead is a genuine semi-precious gemstone, carefully selected by its metaphysical associations to the sign or planet it symbolizes. Once you learn the meaning of each stone, you will be able to ‘read’ the bracelet easily – and you will have a wearable reference to your Natal Chart that is far more personalized than a single ‘birth stone.’

This one of a kind bracelet features a vast array of gorgeous semi precious gemstones, including: Aquamarine, Amethyst, Garnet, Pietersite, Turquoise, Citrine, Charoite, Onyx, Rhodonite, Rainbow Fluorite, Peridot, Red Agate, Kambaba Jasper, Sodalite, Amazonite, Tigereye, Jupiter Jasper, Carnelian, Moonstone, Pyrite, Hematite, Golden Calcite & Chrysocolla

To order one of these amazing bracelets for yourself or as a gift, please head over to our online shop:  amigami.etsy.com

The Zodiac Bracelet mirrors your Personalized Star Chart!Each bracelet measures 7.5 inches long, which will fit most wrists. I can happily extend the bracelet upon request when ordering.
Please allow 5-7 business days upon placing your order for the completion of your Natal Chart, Bracelet and Analysis – each is completely personalized and take some time to complete.
You will receive: A Zodiac Bracelet; a 15-page handwritten analysis, including your Star Chart; a Bookmark detailing the Stones; and a Black cotton-lined Gift Box.

Great for novice astrologers, or anyone intrigued by the Heavens! Also a perfect gift for Sweethearts & Mothers! This gorgeous bracelet is a one of a kind keepsake that is sure to be treasured for years to come.

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Amigami Party @ Wheeling Moose Feb. 9th!

We’ve been hard at work designing a multitude of awesome Spring fashions for our jewelry line, and sales and interest is booming!  I will be working over the next 2 weeks to take pictures and add them to the Amigami Jewelry Gallery, as well as my Etsy shop.

And you can soon have your chance to peruse the entire array of Amigami items.  The Wheeling Moose Lodge will soon be hosting an Amigami Party!  Come visit the local Moose lodge and shop our wide selection of fashion accessories and home accents first hand, and maybe stay for a drink and good times.  You’ll find great gifts for Valentine’s Day, and support local artists.

Amigami Party

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Begins at 7:30 PM

Wheeling Moose Lodge #2621
57 – 59 12th St.
Wheeling, WV  26003

If you are not a Moose member, please ring the doorbell, and let the door man know you are attending the Amigami party.  Please sign the Moose Guest book when you arrive.

Thank you so much for all the members of the Wheeling Moose for making this party possible.

Can’t wait to see you there!

2011 Stone Jewelry Collection

The 2011 Jewelry Collection has been posted in the Amigami Gallery!  All of the pieces feature natural semi-precious stones and are designed with the warm upcoming days of Spring in mind.  And of course, many of these pieces are currently available in my Etsy shop!

Happy New Years from Amigami!!

Amigami has been very busy over the holiday season and new year, and I can’t thank all my wonderful friends and customers enough.  The local auctions and eBay sales have been a complete success, and it has granted me the opportunity to expand more into the medium of stone jewelry, which is an area of design I absolutely love.

The beginning of the 2011 Jewelry Line is already up, and can be viewed in full at the Amigami Etsy Shop.  And of course, I will be showcasing pieces on the website regularly, so check back soon and often for updates.

This Christmas we made several gifts for our friends, but the most exciting was what has been lovingly dubbed “The Rasta Scarf.”  Using the Catherine Wheel method and heavy gauge worsted acrylic yarn, this GIANT scarf is over 9 feet long!!  The picture doesn’t even do it justice, and it was near impossible to take of picture of it stretched, but I hope to get the owner to model it in a picture for me soon.

Amigami Friendship Bracelets

I first learned the Friendship Bracelet Knot technique when I was about 6 or 7, and ever since have been fascinated with the myriad of pattern which can be created.  I’m always on the lookout for larger, more complex patterns that transcend the diagonal stripe bracelets of my childhood.  Since returning from vacation, I’ve managed to construct several examples.

As you can see, the diagonal stripe which the overhanded Friendship Knot creates remains the cornerstone of many designs.  The trick to creating complex patterns is manipulating the zig and zag of the striping in order to develop intricate designs.  Through this simple method of manipulation, an almost endless array of patterns can be created. 

Each of these bracelets can be fastened using a pair of braided cords which adorn either end.  By letting the bracelets flow freely from either end, as opposed to ending them in thick knots, the bracelets gain an overall heightened sense of movement and play.

These bracelets are basically examples & showcase pieces, bu t will most likely become the models for later products in my Etsy store.  And of course, I am always happy to fulfill custom requests, so if one of these bracelets catches your eye, please contact me.

Chinese Zodiac Stone Necklaces

These elegant stone necklaces are inspired by the lore and symbolism of the Chinese zodiac.  I first had the idea after purchasing a jade rat key chain, in honor of my own zodiac sign.  After salvaging a carnelian monkey and purchasing a fluorite dragon, it seemed only natural to begin a series of zodiac jewelry.  Each of these necklaces features the same basic design, with “gun metal” filigree end caps, toggles, and genuine sterling silver Bali beads.  I am currently on the lookout to complete the set, I need quality stone fetish beads for: ox, boar, horse, snake, rabbit, dog, tiger, rooster & ram.
As I previously mentioned, this first necklace (and matching bracelet) features a jade rat focal bead in luxurious pale green.  Jade is known as the “dream stone,” and helps to promote harmony.  The jade is complemented by rounds of Moonstone, a stone associated with wishes, hopes & femininity.  Due to limited Jade supplies, the matching bracelet is actually composed of Green Turquoise, a protective & grounding stone which facillitates mental clarity.

In contrast to the lunar-inspired Rat necklace, this carnelian monkey set is inspired by the warmth of the sun.  Carnelian (also known as Sard) is an energetic stone said to enhance happiness & positivity, while sharpening the mind.  The small dark rounds which punctuate the set are Onyx, a stone of strength said to banish grief and heighten self-control.  The set is tied together by large beautifully banded rounds of Sardonyx, the “lucky stone,” which is actually a naturally formed combination of Onyx and Carnelian.  To complete the theme of happiness and celebration, the set is accented by genuine sterling silver Bali drums.

This third necklace showcases the natural spectrum of the mineral Fluorite, a stone of structure, aptitude & health.  The colors of Fluorite are said to differ slightly in metaphysical attributes, opening and activating the chakras they represent.  The melange of green, purple, colorless & rainbow fluorite is punctuated by small rounds of Amethyst, a traditional healing stone, known as a “stone of spirituality and contentment.”

This Chinese Zodiac collection is a wonderful combination of beauty and symbolism, which really allows the natural brilliance of the stones to shine as stars.  I can’t wait to complete the series, so stay posted for your birth year to be featured as the next Amigami creation.

Gemstone Jewelry With Form & Function

I’ve been intending to post photos of some of the stone jewelry I’ve created in the past, but lately I’ve been too caught up with posting current items to bother with the archives.  This is a collection of jewelry I designed this past holiday season as gifts for friends & family.  Constructed using only the finest quality metal and stone, these pieces were designed not only with aesthetic appeal in mind, but also the stones’ supposed metaphysical properties.

This first necklace showcases a crescendo of alternating spheres, in shades of dusty yellow which looks stunning against a darker wardrobe.  The large translucent orbs are Lemon Quartz, which is said to clear the mind & absorb negative energy.  The smaller brighter beads are Citrine, a powerful cleansing stone of emotional balance, which is also known as a “merchant’s stone” for promoting financial prosperity.  When combined, the citrine is said to dispel the negativity which the lemon quartz collects – the necklace retains an optimistic air regardless of the wearer’s stress levels.  Hung on a sterling silver chain, with complementary accent charm on the clasp, this elegant citrus-inspired necklace is a personification of happiness.

This next piece was designed for a longtime family friend who had recently been involved in a car accident and suffered a broken wrist.  To supplement the healing process, this bracelet features large free form nuggets of Pyrite (a stone of physical strength), framed by round beads of red tiger eye (his favorite stone) and accented by brass.  Tiger Eye is a grounding stone, said to combine the energies of sun & earth, which helps to encourage discipline & practicality.  Though designed with a man in mind, this silhouette is extremely versatile is looks great on women as well.

These next two pieces were collaborative works with my partner.  The first is an edgy pendant showcasing a genuine Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are a prehistoric form of marine life, said to bring structure to one’s life while allowing them to understand the big picture.  The fossil is framed by small spheres of spotted Dalmatian Jasper and disks of Bronzite, on a large brass chain.  Dalmation Jasper, also known as Leopard Jasper, is a stabilizing stone which promotes patience and helps one accept responsibilities.  Similarly, Bronzite is known as a “stone of courtesy,” promoting equitability and unbiased judgment.  Although the stones used are sharply contrasting in appearance they hold common threads metaphysically, which allow them to come together in a youthful necklace of peace & understanding.

This final tourmaline bracelet is truly elegant & unique.  The vintage-style butterfly, which we bent to match the natural curve of the wrist, was originally purchased about a decade ago from a local Claire’s Boutique as a necklace focal point.  The bracelet is adorned in pink and black tourmaline rounds, and accented by faceted nuggets of green tourmaline and “gun-metal” filigree beads.  Tourmaline promotes inspiration $ self-confidence, and it’s said to mirror the body’s chakras.  Rubellite (aka pink tourmaline) strengthens love &the healing qualities of the heart.  Green Tourmaline, also related with the heart, brings about both clarity & wealth (material & emotional). And the powerful Schorl (aka Aphrizite or Black Tourmaline) is said to protect against & repel negative energy.  With a design reminiscent of a peace sign, this bracelet connects the energies of mind, heart & body.

All of the wonderful information I’ve presented here on the stones’ properties has been gathered from the definitive source on the subject, Love is in the Earth:  The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia, by Melody. It may be the heaviest book I own, but it certainly suceeds in leaving no stone unturned.   🙂


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