Natural Icon Designs

   Nature abounds with every day treasures! At Natural Icon Designs I make well made, handmade jewellery with a focus on semi precious gemstones, bone, amber, wood and freshwater pearls. I enjoy and take pride in creating every piece myself. Unless otherwise noted all pieces are one of a kind.

If you are interested in making your own treasures, I offer jewellery making classes taught in Calgary, including bead stringing, wire wrapping, making earrings, bracelets and necklaces. My fully equipped studio has a relaxed atmosphere with a low student to teacher ratio and classes are affordable with no pressure to over spend.

  You will not only have fabulous accessories, but also enhanced confidence, self esteem, and the fun and joy of creativity!

   Unlike classes at bead shops, you may bring beads you already have to a class. Supplies for one project are included in the price of the class so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of each bead that you are buying so the focus is totally on learning and designing.

 

               

AMBER

Positive - Life - Energy 

Amber
Hardness – 2-2.5
System – non crystalline
Chakra – throat
Number – 3
Zodiac – Leo and Aquarius Planet – Sun
Amber beads have been found in burial sites dated 8000 BCE. Amber has been used as a positive and protective substance since ancient times. Amber has been regarded as a living being by some cultures and is actually the fossilized remains of ancient tree resin. The Greek word for Amber is “electron” from which the word electricity is derived. Amber if it is rubbed on wool or silk becomes electrically charged. Unlike Bronzite which send negative energy back to the sender, Amber is said to absorb and transmute negative into positive. The Chinese believed that the souls of tigers turned into amber. It is also said to improve suicidal or depressive tendencies.