Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eucalyptus, Lapis and Quaking Aspens

It seems we are heading into winter up here. It snowed sideways on the weekend. The quaking aspen leaves that didn't drop during our brief fall danced with the snowflakes. It was a very pretty sight.

A fellow I've been chatting with by email mentioned to me that he could not find any examples of eucalyptus on our website or blog so I promised to rectify that oversight. The primary or exterior wood of this design is eucalyptus.

The interior wood (or liners) of these rings is also eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus : one of the strongest healing woods known. It has been used for medicines for centuries as well as for ritual items pertaining to healing. The energy of this wood is good and pure, clean like the earth from which it is born. This wood is highly recommended for any purpose combating illness or promoting good health.

Here's a new design that I asked David to create for me. Lucky me! It's Juniper heartwood ~ that beautiful wood from David's brother's property in the Similkameen Valley. This Juniper heartwood ring features a natural knot with inlaid Lapis Lazuli.