Author Archives: Erica

The Rumi Copper Cuff: How Copper Promotes Healing and Detoxification

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Copper is one of the oldest materials used by mankind. It was one of the first metals to be fashioned into tools, weapons and copper jewelry. Many believe copper has the power to heal, with a long list of properties associated with both healing and preventative health benefits. From antioxidant capabilities to increased energy production, […]

The Meaning of Kenaz: Runes and Symbols in Jewelry

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Throughout history, humans have desired the ability to understand the meaning of life. This desire has led different cultures to strive for this goal in a variety of ways. The Chinese use the ancient text known as the I Ching. In the Bible, the Urim and Thummim were used by the High Priest. Other cultures […]

Alternative Healing With Handmade Jewelry

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The world we live in can feel fast-paced, harried, and hectic. So many people run around all day, struggling to complete their to-do list, running from home to work and back again, and cramming errands in along the way. Many people feel disconnected from the earth, disconnected from other people, and even disconnected from themselves. […]

The Power of the Arrowhead

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Native American Indians’ spiritual beliefs and rituals were complex, mysterious and symbolic. Their traditions were passed down from one generation to the next through signs and symbols. They created pictographs to convey stories using shapes that resemble specific persons or physical objects. These pictograms were their way of sharing feelings, emotions, dreams, visions, and complex […]

Beginner’s Guide to Chakras: What is Chakra?

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You’ve probably heard about chakras, but never really explored their meaning or how they contribute to our physical and mental wellbeing. What is chakra? The term “Chakra” means “wheel” in Sanskrit (an ancient language of India). The wheel depicts energy, which is essential to life. That is why the chakras are often shown as spinning, […]

Gemstones Used in Jewelry Making: Their Meanings

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At SuddenShrines, you’ll find an assortment of attractive handcrafted products. But, there is more to our jewelry than meets the eye. Each gemstone was chosen for its beauty, as well as its meaning or symbolism.   We’ve all heard that diamonds symbolize true love. Does this mean that nature’s other stones have symbolic meanings? The […]

Mineral Necklaces: Beauty & Healing

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It’s unfortunate that our environment is contaminated with so many toxins these days. They’re in our food, the water, our homes, and even the air we breathe. Our bodies are continually absorbing these unhealthy substances, and we feel the effects as we go about our daily lives. Many of us are tired, sleepless, agitated, and […]

10 Healing Effects of Copper

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Through the centuries, copper has been used in pottery, jewelry, cookware, water pipes, coins, tools, musical instruments, and more. In fact, evidence points to the discovery of copper approximately 13,000 years ago. The Roman Empire, especially, utilized copper in many venues, including sculpture, waterworks and plumbing, architecture, and fashion and jewelry. Copper, being the top […]