357 magnum etched bullet casing necklace with rhodonite
Elegant necklace made of recycled 357 magnum bullet casing, which I hand-etched with an intricate flower mandala design, then decorated with brass filigree and a Swarovski gemstone. A faceted rhodonite point fills the casing. Full pendant measures approximately 2.5 inches in length and is very lightweight. 27-inch long brass chain is decorated with stunning beadwork is brass and rose tones.
Rhodonite was first discovered in the 1790’s in the Ural Mountains of Russia, and was called orletz by the locals, Russian for “the Eagle Stone” because people began to notice eagles in the region often carried small pieces of the stone to their nests. It soon became tradition to place small Rhodonite stones in their babies’ cradles as well. The custom was later extended to giving Rhodonite to travelers as a protective stone. It became the national stone of Russia in 1913. This mineral was officially named Rhodonite in 1819, from the Greek rhodon, meaning “rose,” and refers to its characteristic pink color.
Rhodonite is highly recognized as an emotional healer and for bringing one back to center during stressful times. It is a crucial “first aid stone” for calming emotional shock and panic, and provides grounded support during the process of dealing with painful issues. Rhodonite has a strong resonance with forgiveness and giving the soul the love it needs in order to heal. It gently releases self-destructive tendencies, festering resentments and anger, and allows one to see both sides of an issue to reach conciliation. It encourages the love of others, and aligning with the spirituality of the universe in order to recognize one’s purpose and how one’s gifts and abilities may be used to effect change on Earth.