My Sort of Amulets

4.18.2017





• a name plate by my best friend
• a silver matchstick by my boyfriend
• black tourmaline pendant by MADEINEARTH (℅)

I feel naked without my necklaces. It's not even a wear choice, but rather an intensely important method for me to stay connected to my loved ones. Jake smelted, shaped, and stamped my name into my nameplate, and my boyfriend Jevins carved a mold for a one-of-a-kind silver matchstick, symbolizing the beautiful things that remain after an ignited flame.

Bunni, the endlessly fascinating dude behind Made In Earth got me to start wearing stones again, and not just wear them, but really consider them. Shiny things tap our lizard brains since they can sparkle and capture light like water does-something our ancestors needed to feel drawn to in order to survive- but we lose sight of how fuggin' ancient the stones we pluck out of the ground themselves actually are.

It's believed by some that black tourmaline, like the chunk I'm wearing here, can act as a sort of shield against negative energy when worn-  or, as Bunni elegantly put it while I was navigating a selection of stones:
"it keeps the emotional vampires away"
 Immediately I was like "I NEED THIS."

Even if it's a placebo sort of thing, wearing this beautiful stone in its natural state, just elegantly double banded and held with silver, it keeps me a little more grounded. Wearing them with the pieces that remind me of my loved ones? Even better.

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