Bracelet No. 87 - Daily Bracelets and Bead Kits designed by AnitaNH. See them at Anita's Beads of Wakefield, New Hampshire
Monday, April 25, 2011
About Stones: Copper
Astrological Sign: Taurus, Sagittarius
Chakra: Root, Sacral
Lore: Copper stimulates initiative, optimism, diplomacy, and independance. It can magnify the transfer of energy from other minerals or from a healer due to its ability to conduct electrical impulses. Reputed to bring luck, especially in the recovery of property.
Geology: Copper is a native element forming in volcanic rocks and sulfide deposits. The usual habits are dendritic and massive, rarely crystaline in the form of cubes and octahedrons. Michigan’s native copper is used to form these interesting sculptures which are man made on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Molten copper at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit is poured into straw which is immersed in water. The straw is burned away and the copper solidifies. On New Years day, according to custom, early miners used lead in the same process as a method of fortune telling. Good or bad luck for the year to follow was determined by the shape and size of the sculpture formed.
Localities: Michigan, Arizona, Germany