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Taste the Rainbow

Every time I look at a new stone or semi-precious gemstone cabochon or plain old polished rock I am reminded of the Skittles commercial and its tag line “Taste the Rainbow”. Just like Skittles, Minerals and Gemstones come in a multitude of colors and flavors (shapes) which can be both awe inspiring and fascinating .  I also often wonder how these stones were formed over millions of years of tectonic plate movement and volcanic action. It’s wonderful to realize that when rock hounding you might actually come across a piece that may look just like an ordinary plain old ugly rock on the outside, but when cut open you get the most beautiful gift inside. This drives me to wonder how I can incorporate these exquisite specimens into my jewelry designs every time I come across a beautiful stone and their rainbow of colors.

I also often think about the power of the stones, do they sway influence over our lives. Do you believe in the healing power of stones. Do stones contain some unknown power that affects us on a daily basis. If you do, then here are some interesting facts about the healing power of stones that many may not know.

A stone of healing which aligns the physical body & energy field, thus producing a balancing, preventive & rejuvenating energy. Eliminates aggravation by dispelling irritating & negative energy. Assists with relationships by enhancing communication concerning love. Can be found in the Turtle Light Catcher.


A “stone of change, protection & enlightenment”. Enhances spiritual awareness, meditation, visualization, serenity & composure. Attracts good luck & love, calms & transforms. Shifts energies to the higher frequencies of both the spiritual & ethereal levels. Can be found in the Bear, Dragonfly, Peace, Feng Shui Spirit, Amethyst Angel, Faery Queen, Faery Princess, Chakra and Kokopeli Light Catchers as well as the Peace & Calm Amplifier and Negativity Protector Car Charms.


A powerful general healer, it brings balance to the intellect, emotions & physical being. Quells anxiety, helps in making the right decisions & shields energy drain from outside sources. Can be found in Hopi Healing Hand Light Catcher.

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate
Awakens perceptiveness & awareness, clears the mind and enhances spiritual inspiration. Calms, soothes and uplifts thoughts. Eliminates negativity and anger. Can be found in the Eagle, Owl, Wolf, Peace, Faery Queen and Faery Princess Light Catchers.

Blue Topaz
Assists one in attaining clarity to successfully communicate & manifest desires. Lifts burdens & helps one to see the great overall scheme of life, the “big picture”. Attracts abundance & love; relieves tension. Can be found in the Eagle and Whale Light Catchers.

Stimulates the energy of love & joy. Clears negative energy, allowing light to enter & transformation to occur. Has a stabilizing effect on energy in the home. Awakens inner talents & creativity. Can be found in the Deer, Hummingbird, Feng Shui Fame, Chakra & Kokopeli Light Catchers.

Supports balance & harmony, relationships & self-improvement. Eases emotions bringing renewed strength & balance in love, communication & healing. Helps one to connect with Earth energies, promoting harmony, vitality & endurance during stressful situations. Supports mediation, visualization & reflective insights. Can be found in the Feng Shui Family and Celtic Earth Light Catchers.

Balances & energizes, dissipates negative energy. Enhances personal power, emotional awareness, creativity & optimism. Stimulates abundance by assisting one to acquire wealth & to maintain a state of wealth. Can be found in the Hummingbird, Lion, Feng Shui Creativity, Feng Shui Wealth and Chakra Light Catchers.

Facilitates intuition, imagination, and visualization & strengthens understanding of mysticism. Alleviates depression, quiets the emotions ands brings peace. Strengthens the connection to the harmonious energies of the universe.


Known as a “stone of discernment”. Helps to find truth that has been concealed. Eases change and brings strength and protection during transition. Stabilizes energy and helps to bring order to chaos. Supports relationships – individuals & groups – to flourish towards the greatest good. Can be found in the Butterfly and Dragonfly Light Catchers.


Supports growth & the achievement of goals by releasing limiting beliefs & old programming, encouraging openness to novel & innovative opportunities, which are available. An excellent stone for use in business to increase business accomplishments and to imbue quality & distinction within one’s environment.


Energizes, revitalizes and balances energy. Inspires love and devotion. Enhances sexuality and as a “stone of health” clears negative energy & enhances personal power for success. Can be found in the Love Lights Passion, Long Life, Feng Shui Fame and Chakra Light Catchers.

Gold Stone (Gold or Blue)

A manmade stone rich in copper. Activates root and sacral chakras enhancing the energies of intuition, sexuality, desire and vitality. Encourages faith that love is attainable once all limiting beliefs are released. Acts as a mood stabilizer on either spectrum-excitability or passivity.

A “stone of mental mastery”. Enhances memory, concentration & focus. Deflects negativity. Stimulates the desire for peace and inner happiness, enhancing one’s ability to attract love. Can be found in the Turtle, Long Life, Yin/Yang, Feng Shui Career and Circle of Life Light Catchers as well as the Negativity Protector Car Charm.

A “tranquility stone”. Calms communication, enhances emotional expression & eliminates stress, rage and rudeness. Assists with the attainment of goals by encouraging ambition and eliminating hesitation. Can be found in the Yin/Yang Light Catcher as well as the Road Rage Protector Car Charm.

Jade (Nephrite)

Connected with love & virtue, called the “fidelity stone” – balances energies between self/partner & opposing energies in both the internal & external domain of one’s reality. Promotes peace & harmony, soothes energy. Assists in finding wisdom for problem solving. Can be found in the Frog and Feng Shui Wealth Light Catchers.

Jadeite (Lavender, White, Yellow)

Yellow JadeiteWhite Jadeite
Stone of “Magic” brings protection from the spiritual realm. Encourages group cohesiveness, understanding & actualization of purpose. Assists in grounding & accessing limitless resources of the universe. Can be found in the Buffalo, Owl, Whale, Good Luck, Peace, Feng Shui Travel, Faery and Circle of Life Light Catchers.


Known as the “Supreme Nurturer”, Jasper reminds us why we are here – to assist others to free themselves from limiting bonds & bring joy & light into the world. Helps to balance & unite the energy of the physical with the spiritual toward the attainment of goals. Can be used when one’s energy is “low” and to provide protection against negativity.

Fancy Jasper

Fancy Jasper
Fancy Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. Each piece brings about tranquility and enhances ones ability to relax. Fancy Jasper aids serenity and helps eliminate stress, worry and depression. With this inward relaxation, the wearer has the chance to free their mind and think clearly.

Picture Jasper
A stone of proportion & harmony, wear any time protection from negativity is desired. A stone of “Global Awareness”, it stimulates creative visualization. It promotes spiritual affinity between humanity & nature. It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits.

Red Jasper
Helps to rectify unfair situations, helps one to remember previous learnings & to take responsibility for one’s life. A stone to help you connect with earth energies, it facilitates the remembering of dreams especially those aspects important to one’s life. Can be found in the Dragon Light Catcher.

Protects the Aura and facilitates understanding of ones chosen destiny. Helps to keep the Aura clear, balanced, protected & free from energy leaks. Facilitates the understanding of ones chosen destiny & enhances the connection between physical, ethereal & planetary realms. Supports originality & uniqueness.

Lapis Lazuli
A “stone of protection and enlightenment”. Assists with spiritual growth, intuitive perception and objectivity. Mentally calming, supports clarity & helps one to organize day to day activities. Enhances serenity, acceptance and dreams. Can be found in the Bear, Serenity, Feng Shui Career and Chakra Light Catchers.

A “stone of transformation”. Assists in coping with setbacks, challenges & changing situations. Aids in releasing negative emotional experiences. Helps to intuit answers, to create an unobstructed path & to identify the steps needed to attain desired result. Brings loyalty in love, friendships and partnerships. Can be found in the Butterfly, Feng Shui Family and Chakra Light Catchers.

A “stone of changes & wishes”. Helps to clear obstacles on the path of destiny. Supports wellbeing & enhances awareness of body rhythms allowing for a better balance of the body’s natural energy. Can be found in the Dolphin, Owl, Wolf, Feng Shui Travel, Goddess and Triskele Light Catchers as well as the Traveler’s Protector Car Charm.


A “stone of rebirth & renewal”. Promotes peace & happiness; attracts success & good luck. Protects against negativity & nightmares. Healing to damaged relationships. Attracts comfort & builds vitality. Can be found in the Buffalo Light Catcher.

Quartz empowers & protects by amplifying & focusing energy. Stores, releases and regulates energy; Facilitates growth and awareness, alleviates anger & opens the spirit for meditation and spiritual development. Can be found in the Peace & Calm Amplifier, Road Rage Protector and Traveler’s Protector Car Charms.

Rose Quartz
Known as the “Stone of Love”. Rose Quartz soothes, comforts & reassures, bringing about deep inner healing. Gently removes negativity & attracts the energy of love bringing peacefulness & calm to relationships. Can be found in the Deer, Frog, Love Lights Romance, Feng Shui Relationship and Archangel Ariel – Rose Quartz Light Catchers.

Has been called “the stone of love”. This love embodies care for humanity and spiritual well being. Brings order to chaos. Supportive emotionally, balances and eases anxiety through clear vision. Can be found in the Celtic Heart and Feng Shui Relationship Light Catchers.

Unites logic and intuition, enhances mediation & inner wisdom. Excellent stone for group work – mentally calming, it eliminates confusion and supports increased efficiency & organization. Helps to define clarity of purpose & direction, & to resolve issues with logic. Can be found in the Lion and Wolf Light Catchers.

Tiger’s Eye
Helps to gain insight, to concentrate, to perceive & think more clearly, and to organize scattered details. Calms turmoil, eliminates the “blues” & encourages optimism & enthusiasm for life. Stimulates wealth & enhances the ability to maintain wealth. Can be found in the Feng Shui Wisdom Light Catcher.

Tree Agate

Tree Agate
Has a cleansing, balancing & stabilizing effect to well being. Enhances self-esteem, clarity, perceptiveness & awakens inner talents & abilities. Helps to see the world through a broader point of view. It fosters abundance, wealth, Love & connection with nature. Can be found in the Good Luck and Feng Shui Wealth Light Catchers.

An “anti-negativity stone” & general healer. Dispels negative energy & protects. Encourages self-realization and creative problem solving. Strengthens the body and energy field. Heals the spirit; soothes and brings peace of mind. Attracts love. Can be found in the Dolphin, Chakra and Circle of Life Light Catchers.

Helps to bring attention into the ‘present’. Provides gentle release of limiting blocks & conditions to personal growth. Balances emotions and strengthens spiritual connection.

Supports individuality, creativity and uniqueness while maintaining connectedness with humanity. It is considered an excellent healer and energizer of the life force. Can be used to dispel laziness and idleness and is thought to improve health after long periods of illness or stress. Helps amplify the whole energy field of a person, to release inner talents of the mind.

So go forth and taste the rainbow, feel the rainbow, it’s the power of the rainbow which has you in its grip. Until next time…..

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Adams Handcrafted Jewelry

Adams Handcrafted Jewelry specializes in wire-wrapped jewelry with an emphasis on movement, flow and one-of-a-kind creative pieces. Jewelry is handmade using stone, semi-precious gemstone or glass bead inclusions and accents picked with care, exhibiting a deep appreciation for artisan cabochons, lamp work glass and the rich depths of copper, brass or sterling/fine silver wire. 

Hi…my name is Daryl Adams and I am an artisan at heart. My love of art started at a very young age, so long ago in fact that I don’t remember exactly when…but needless to say it all started with comic book drawing when I was young and as the years have passed it has grown and transformed into something altogether different, but at the same time it has the same familiarity. As the years have passed, I have transcended comic book art to include all types of art from drawing to painting, to airbrushing, to photography, to sculpting, to jewelry making, to lapidary work, to silver smithing, to glass work, to Precious Metal Clay to….well, you get the picture. I just love anything that has to do with art. I’m not sure what took me down the path of wire wrapping, but after spying some semi-precious gem wire wrapped jewelry made by some folks in England that had a Gothic appearance, I was hooked. 

Ever since that day a few weeks ago, I have scoured the internet for as much information as possible on the ins and outs of wire wrapping. My wife even convinced me to take a class with the world renown wire wrap jewelry artist, Kaska Firor, which I did on November 1, 2014 at a local bead supply store in Arlington Texas called Wild Beads. The class taught me a lot about the bad habits I had already developed, which Kaska helped me to correct and also what I was doing right. Kaska is a great instructor and knows how to teach a class. We created two different wire wrapped rings, one out of copper and the other out of Fine Silver which is 99.999% pure along with some Swarovski pearls as focal points on each ring. If you are into wire wrapping and Kaska comes to your area, I highly suggest you take a class with her, you won’t be disappointed. Here is what I was able to create with her guidance. 

 The purpose of this blog is to help promote the art of wire wrapped jewelry and also to allow my followers a closer look into how I create my artisan jewelry. So stay tuned for more….until next time.

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