21 April 2012

A-Z Challenge Day 19 - S

S is for Selenite

While strickly speaking selenite is not a crystal, looing in any book about crystals and you will find it included.

It's not a hard crystal therefore relatively easy to work.  Working with selenite is one of my hobbies, and I love every minute of it.


What is Selenite?
Selenite is a crystallized form of gypsum. The name Selenite comes from the Greek word for moon and means “moon glow." The grain of the Selenite gives a lustrous shine that goes down the length of the wand to create a beautiful visual effect.

Selenite clears negativity from all other crystals, and is a powerful tool for learing negativity and mis-balance from people and pets. It is also happy when working in with their partners to help restore balance to the natural environment.

Selenite Wands glow with a shimmery, pearl-like luster, and when partnered with aditional crystals, the selenite amplifies their properties.

I am also an author of contempory romance with a smigeon of mystery, and you may often hear authors talk about how their characters 'talk' to them.  So it is when I work with selenite.  It seems to have a mind of its own, and rarely does it end up they way I anticipated.

There are around 1700 participants this year and you'll find a list HERE


Francene Stanley said...

Selenite frinds me of moonstone, which I love. I've written a Moonstone series, which features a ring with ancient powers. Wind Over Troubled Waters will be published by Solstice next month.
How clever of you to work the selenite and make such amazing articles. It must be hard to tear yourself away for this activity to create beauty with your words.


Patricia Kiyono said...

Very interesting! I know nothing about selenite. How do you work with it? Do you carve it? Use a sander? Did you make all the items pictured on the post?

AJ Blythe said...

Wow. I've not heard of Selenite before but what you've pictured is beautiful. Did you create them yourself? Very impressive.

Love what I am learning in A-Z.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Francene, best wishes with your new book. Selenite is sometimes called 'satin spa' because of its awesome sheen.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Patricia, thanks for your interest. Everything is hand made, and yes, by me. I use sand paper, but not a sander. The rune symbols are carved into the selenite which was a challenge. LOL.
I find selenite very theraputic to work with.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your interest Anita, yes, I find working with selenite very calming, challenging interesting all at once! LOL