Malakos is known as the mirror of the soul. Malakos is the gorgeous crystal Malachite. From the Greek word soft it was and is always special. Holding great shades of green, malachite is pure magic. A crystal that does great in all its shapes. It has its charm unpolished but polished it reaches another level! Once it’s polished, you can actually see the gorgeous pattern. In ancient Greece, and Egypt Malachite was used as a protection stone and to extract green paint. In Russia, it was used by the czars to decorate the inside of castles to protect them from the evil eye. Malachites come from many places like Russia, Romania, Zambia, and Mexico.
Cleopatra used the green Malachite as her protection makeup.
The Czars in Russia used it for decoration inside the palaces and even had a malachite room in the winter Palace. It’s definitely gorgeous. Imagine the vibes!
But I bet you wonder how to use malachite… For sure as great as it looks, if you love hot baths, a malachite tub is not for you! It might look great, but over time cracks will appear in the malachite… Malachite, does not like water. Malachite is great for absorbing negative energy around you. It also calms your mind and gives a good feeling. The pattern has a hypnotic effect and makes you feel good inside. It also builds confidence and helps on the emotional level, when is also you might feel helpless, worthless, or empty. It is also a great helper when it comes to back pain.
Malachite is a stone of transformation and it can take your energy to another level. It has feminine energy that will transform into masculine energy if needed. Basically, this stone is your to-go stone if you need protection, support on all levels, emotional, mental, physical, guidance and positivity.
Malachite protects in fear situations and is great to have when flying, driving, etc…Malachite has many different names….you know it’s called Stone of transformation, also a soft healer but it’s also a stone used in the past by midwives. It protects women during birthing, pregnancy, and monthly period pain.
Malachite is fantastic when it comes to blood pressure, and deals with the heart chakra. Since it’s a healer stone, it eases the trembles when it comes to Parkinson’s.
Now, you see Malachite is very versatile and great to use in many different areas, but it is really fascinating to use when it comes to abundance and wealth. That is one of the reasons I love to work with Malachite and transform them into a piece of art, wearable art. And so I want to combine my love of threads with this amazing stone. I will use malachite slabs and incorporate them with Romanian Point Lace, and 3D bullion elements and create a unique necklace.
If you ever wondered how I start a necklace that involves crystals…Here we go, first I cleanse and charge the crystal, after that, I start to incorporate it into the design. If it’s a custom design I incorporate the crystal into a grid as a center stone.
So you see, it does not matter, what goal you will wear for your malachite necklace, love, wealth, health, happiness, etc… it will always be a benefit to you!
Now the big question is what color should I combine with malachite? I love both salmon and light beige (has a silver touch to it).
If you visit my Instagram HERE You can find a reel about other great Malachite properties! So, let me know in the comment section what color you would pick salmon or beige!
First of all, I hope you had a fabulous Easter and a great time with your friends and family. We surely did had a great time-celebrating with a few Romanian Style Easter eggs… and some great food.
We have been MIA, lately when it comes to blogging. So let me update you, what we have been up to. I am working on Andradas Birthday dress. So this is where we are atm.
back and front are done ( crochet part )
front collar in RPL ( done)
back collar in RPL ( wip)
sleeves edges ( need to start it)
sewing all the threads in
Now this is all well said but here are some images for you to see!
Now that you know about the crochet/RPL project and I sure you ask what else have you been up to!?
Well let me tell you more, since you asked!!!
Busy with the New Moon and Full Moon – purchasing crystals that have vanished form my well loved collection. When I moved form Europe to NZ many many moon ( years….) I had a great collection of crystals and geodes. I am serous, I owned quite some gems. from Large pyrite with Galena, several quartz pieces from the Capetian Mountains and Apuseni Mountains. To make a long story short, it;s gone and I basically have to start from NULL again. I am happy to have found crystal bottles here in AU. Ten years ago all this was basically not popular, here. I am so glad it;s trendy here atm and I can do what I was always doing. And for all my followers who love crystals as well and smudge, manifest, etc….. try to cleanse your crochet hooks after a long crochet/ knit. RPL project… you will not believe how it will give your hook new energy and how great it feels. No pressure if you are not a smudger, like my hubby calls it.
Anyways I am slowly building my collection up and found two amazing stores in AU- if you like to buy crystal or think about to look more into check. If you like to shop local Australian and you are an Etsy fan, this might be your location Check out Two Mad GypsiesHERE. and if you like to visit a very cool website I really truly recommend Kelli from MoonstoneGypsyAUHERE. I am not paid to talk about these to amazing businesses. I just want to recommend to you so great options, if you are into this world, or want to dive in. It;s hard to start shopping online when you do not know about the crystals or have a trusted seller. With this said, what was my price possession in my crystal collection, was my fav Citrine. Now it’s still on my wishlist.
What else is new? My office is still a hot mess, but I promise it will be done soon! I know you must be rolling your eyes as it takes so long, but it will get done. So my classes can be done. Also a deck is build so all my RPL , crochet, knit and embroidery classes can be conducted on a deck! You will love it- hopefully! It;s all WIP!
Now to celebrate Easter there are still coupons available – Check out BUNNY15 and EARTHDAY15 – use the one you like and receive 15%off your purchase! Happy Shopping! Bunny15 is the coupon for Easter and Earthday15 is the one to celebrate mother Earth. Like you know by now we use only organic threads and yarn at
as well as organic linen paper to print our art. The pattern for the RPL designs are also created on organic calico and reusable materials and to create the pattern we use vinegar and water. Our commitment for the Earth is present and so are our customers who create RPL.
I know these look amazing, macaroon and crystal collection threads. And wait till you see the rest! If you are not into threads, and art is your pleasure,
we have it all,prints, original art and we also design, branding packages!
And for all of you who are into PDF Downloads ART- simply visit the ETSY Store right HERE and there is plenty to pick! So I guess this is it from blogging for now! Also if you want to have a better view on RPL check out the you tube ch HERE.
Like you know I am always working on many projects at the same time like that Mondrian brooch, the Rosebud modern Romanian Point Lace doily, the lace mask, and the Rosa Canina with abstract vein elements, etc….
So let’s just talk lace for a minute….. Is your coffee hot? Mine is…. like you know I am a coffee addict!
Every time I create a piece of point lace, does not matter, if it home decor or a jewellery , an accessory, etc…. I want to tell you the best way to keep it clean, dust free, and long lasting.
Are you ready? Sure you are!
First of all each project needs it;s own place, while you work on it. I keep mine it little containers if I am at desk. If it;s on the go in a zip bag is best.
I don’t buy boxes unless it needs to be organised in the lace closets. Yes, I do have lace closets where everything is organised by colours, or projects or topics, art, books, threads, etc…..
I use for example a fererro rocher square box once the chocolates are done, or an ice cream container once it;s empty. First of all you recycle, so nature check and second you save money!
These boxes are great and if they get damaged you do not feel sorry if you discard them, you did not spend a dine on it.
The other think is just in case you have little kids like me or pets, you can keep your project save and dust free. It’s easy to pick up and move it away or store it.
But now let me show you all the projects started!
Mondrian inspired brooch! Loved to make the brooch and it will be a one of as far as I can think atm. If the interest is there, I might start a line. Let me know what you think about that!
It has a pin at the back and is fun to wear on something white or black!
Now the other project if you remember, was the Rosebud modern Romanian Point Lace doily.
I finished the embroidery and once it was all in place, it was time to work on the back side of the doily.
The back part is simple crochet. There is no real pattern that I followed. You need to make sure that it;s neat and covers the back in an organic motion. See image.
You can use the doily as a wall art, which I do mostly. So I framed it in a vintage style frame, like the one below or use it on a furniture piece or a tray, etc…. I am sure you find a fantastic use for it.
It;s very trendy atm to use crochet doilies as a dream catcher so why not with this type of doily?!
Sew around the edges of the rosebud embroidery designs and connect the crochet back part with the embroidery. Now you can steam clean or iron press the ready doily.
If you feel that you worked the doily a lot and the threads feels, or looks dirty, give it a quick hand wash. Make sure that you do not squish it very harsh and dry it flat on a towel. Once it;s air dry ( no dryer) you can start using it. If you feel the need to block it by all means do it. I have notes that with most RPL pieces it;s actually not necessary. BUT, said so, if you like it extra flat and stiff, of course you can block it. Here is how it looks in the frame.
What I wanted to achieve it that the embroidery is at the edge of the doily. Normally in traditional RPL, the embroidery is only in the centre. Recently, it started to become trendy and more embroidery is added, in other places, like ending and between the cords.
The lace mask you have seen in the older blog post, but if you need a reminder, click HERE. It turned out gorgeous the mask and the little one was very pleased with it. I created a listing for it and it’s now available on ETSY as custom order.
The Rosa Canina floral design in traditional ecru and white from the last blog , click HERE, was just the beginning I think … I am very inspired to take this project a bit further and create something different with it. and so I experimented with different threads and styles. I used silk rayon and rayon silk threads- different sizes and colours. All is wip atm. The pink thread is pure silk and is from the UK DeVere Yarns. If you want to check them out, click HERE.
Is there a project you explore more? If yes, let me know!
Working with different types of materials, is sometimes a challenge and very interesting.
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