one of a kind etched bullet necklace with dried flowers
This one-of-a-kind necklace features a recycled bullet casing, which was sourced from a private shooting area in the woods. This area is littered with bullet casings of all shapes and sizes and trash. I'm doing my part to clean up the Earth and make beautiful jewelry out of it! I hand-etched the bullet with an intricate mandala design, then hand-cut a small round window on the front and inserted a clear vial inside. This design features dried flowers inside. Finished with a faceted rhodonite point. Full pendant measures approximately 2.5 inches in length and is very lightweight. Finished with a 27-inch long brass chain decorated with complementing beadwork in brass 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.