Why wear Amethyst?
Amethyst is known for spiritual wisdom and balancing of the crown chakra. Amethyst is connected to Greek mythology and means ‘Not Drunken’.
Amethyst in Greek Mythology
Amethyst was a beautiful young woman who caught the eye of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. Infatuated with her, Dionysus pursued Amethyst with unwavering determination. However, Amethyst, devoted to her own chastity and purity, resisted his advances and sought refuge in the sanctuary of the goddess Artemis.
In her desperate plea for protection from the relentless pursuit of Dionysus, Amethyst cried out to Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt and protector of young women. Hearing the sincere prayers of Amethyst, Artemis swiftly responded by transforming the maiden into a crystalline form to shield her from Dionysus’ advances. In some versions of the myth, Amethyst is turned into a clear crystal to mimic the colorlessness of water, symbolizing purity and protection from intoxication.
Amethyst crystal is thus a protection against what we don’t want. It is seen as the crystal of sobriety. Its spiritual lesson is to avoid obsession or addiction to anything. It is the stone for inner joy and finding peace within.
Wrap a beautiful Amethyst in Wire and Wear as a Protective Necklace
- Amethyst crystal (tumbled or raw)
- Jewelry wire (20 or 22 gauge is commonly used). You can also use 26 or 28 gauge to bind thicker wire together (see image below).
- Wire cutters
- Round-nose pliers
- Chain or cord for the necklace
- Clasp or jump rings (optional)
Wire wrapping Crystals is a meditative exercise. There is no pattern to follow. You simply work with the wire through your imagination.
Bind the thicker wire together with thin wire as image shows. Use pliers and shape the wire around the crystal.
Do you believe Crystals have their own Consciousness?
If so, why not ask Amethyst to help you wrap it into a masterpiece.
Finishing Touches: Check the pendant for any sharp edges or wire ends that may snag on clothing. Use the pliers to adjust and secure any loose ends.