Item #J-2223
Cactus Skeleton and Gemstone Wand

This has to be one of my most favorite wands that I have ever created, so I had to name it after
one of my most favorite places on Earth, Sedona, AZ.
It definitely has some Arizona energy that is for sure, with the cactus, the copper, and the Native
American feel to it. It has such a good feel in the hands, I am not sure if it is due to the weight of
the copper coil inside, or just the energy of all of it.

Inside of the cactus skeleton I have spiraled a copper wire with pieces of Turquoise on it. Then I
capped the ends with two gorgeous gemstone points, one in Red Jasper and the other in beautiful
Amethyst. The copper coil sets up against the bottom of the points to draw even more energy.

The ends are wrapped in golden deerskin leather which I burned a bit of a design into. I left the
leather pieces a bit rough on some edges to get a natural feel and look to the wand.

The wand is set with LOTS of gemstones: Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Sodalite, Carnelian,
Goldstone, Amber, Peridot, Rutilated Quartz, Amazonite, Aventurine, Amethyst, Garnet, Jasper,
Black Obsidan(Apache Tear), and Prehnite.
I also hand burned a bit of designs around the stone settings.
The wand also has some seed beads and bone beads at the ends wrapped with copper and some
beautiful feathers to complete the design.

Entire length of the wand is 12 inches from gemstone point to gemstone point. The average width
is about 3/4 of an inch.
(Below all the photos is a listing of the gemstones and their properties_

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Red Jasper: Is a strong securing gemstone. It is a stability gemstone. It is a powerful protection
against things that are not good for you and it eases emotional stresses, making it a wonderful
gemstone to have in your home. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal
independence. It also protects from fears in the night. Red jasper is thought to help balance the
energy in the body. All jaspers help balance the emotional energy in the body.

Amethyst: Is known as a dream stone. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and
psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn
as a necklace. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.

Turquoise: Is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in
many ancient cultures. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer
from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also
brings peace to the home. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it.

Coral: Is a good aid for meditation or visualization. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy.
Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects.
It was believed to prevent ill fortune.

Lapis Lazuli: The very earliest cultures valued Lapis Lazuli more highly than gold.  When working
or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most
powerful stones and should be used with care. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a
symbol of Truth.

Sodalite: Brings inner peace. it stimulates endurance. It is said Sodalite will harmonize the inner
being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony.

Carnelian: This stone has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of
the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone. This
stone is said to protect from bad vibrations and aid in calming. Carnelian is an energy booster. It
helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own.

Goldstone: Is associated with vitality and energy.  Goldstone is a man made gemstone that has
been around since the European Rennaissance. Early monks working at a glass factory near
Venice, Italy were practicing alchemy when molten copper accidentally tipped into a molten glass
container. This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light
sparkles. This is how the first goldstone came about.

Amber: In ancient times, Amber was carried by travellers for protection. To early Christians,
Amber signified the presence of the Lord. It is said to bring a care free, sunny disposition,
promote good luck and success, and dissolve opposition.

Peridot: This stone was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift
from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of Peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying
love and admiration. It is mentioned throughout the Bible, and early Christians considered it
sacred. It is a stone of lightness and beauty. It is a protector against negative emotions.

Rutilated Quartz Crystal: Brings new hope, acts as an anti-depressant, helps to relieve and calm
anxiety and tension, and helps to develop vision for the bigger picture. The needle inclusions add
intensity and transmission power to the crystal. Rutilated quartz makes a powerful healing stone
for this reason.

Amazonite: Balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is
an excellent stone for artists and for men. Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives
physical stamina.

Aventurine: This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is known as the stone of chance or luck.
It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart chakra stone. Aventurine has a
stabilizing effect on the emotions.

Garnet: This stone is said to be a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and
compassion. It will helps with depression, self-esteem, one's own security level and spiritual
awareness. This stone is also said to bring constancy to friendships and to be helpful for
stimulating success in business.

Black Obsidian (Apache Tear): Was revered by ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter
materials, and prized for its ability to be worked to razor-sharp edges for arrows and spears. It has
been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewelry.
Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. It is the stone of the soft hearted
and gentle people of the world. Use obsidian to help block negativity of any kind. As a black
gemstone, it symbolizes self control and resilience.

Prehnite: Is a stone of unconditional love. It is said to connect to the archangel Raphael. Prehnite
enhances inner knowledge, showing tje path forward to spiritual growth through attunement to
divine energy. Prehnite connects the will and the heart. In so doing one's actions attain the highest
good. Wear prehnite to strengthen your intuition and recognize truths.
Used as a stone of vision, it works well during meditation to access higher levels of awareness,
stimulating the third eye chakra.

Copper: Any stone set in copper or used with copper will have an enhanced energy field. Copper
has long been used as a healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism. Copper has been
used with blood and metabolism disorders. Copper acts as a conductor when worn on the body.
Copper will help the healing effect of any stone when both touch the body.