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Friday, October 3, 2008

Gift Giving through the Zodiac - Jewelry for the Libra

This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.

Libra - The Scales
23 September - 23 October
Archetypes:
Lover, Peacemaker, Artist

Jewelry for the Libra:
Libra colours include pink, pale green and various shades of blue, especially sapphire, and turquoise. Libra stones are sapphire, opal, chrysophrase and many other blue stones including turquoise, jade and lapis lazuli.


These soft green and blue 'Sorbet' earrings have been made by DesignedbyRJ and come from her 'Colour Theory' series. All metal components are black gunmetal which set off the minty green and light blue faceted glass beads.


'Follow the Rose Line' comes from the shop of Stringmealong. It consists of a copper chain, brass filigree circle, an open copper circle and turquoise glass flower. Copper is the metal associated with Libra.
Her description is charming:
" Following a series of weathered bronze circles embedded along the Paris streets, the rose line leads you past many of the city's pure delights. Soak in the grandeur of the rose window of Notre Dame, before resting at a sidewalk cafe table, simply festooned with a single flower bloom."



A perfect gift for a Libra man, these jade green lucite vintage cufflinks have been made by Enthral. This gorgeous complexity of glassy turquoise and jade blues reminds me of the colour of the Mediterranean Sea. Perhaps if you gave this to your romantic Libra man he may be inspired to take you there.

(It must be the wet chilly fall weather here in British Columbia that has led me so easily to drift off to France and the Mediterranean while writing this post.)

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those cufflinks are cool!

Carol said...

How exciting. Thank you for adding my necklace to your wonderful series.

Enthral said...

Great post! Thanks for including me. :)