Mantis~ The creation process of this piece just formed itself, I could feel a very strong presence that was begging to be showcased as the powerhouse that it is! Then he just materialized before me as a really colorful shrimp! I love when working with energy, if you let go of control they just create themselves and share the messages they want to provide for the future owner. I knew he was a powerful little guy but didn't realize until i started to look up different shrimp species that this is the Mantis Shrimp! I'll attach a pic so you see his technicolor beauty and the resemblance that this piece has to him. These shrimp or more accurately called "Stomatopods" have these claws that are more like wrecking ball "fists"! They spring forth from their bodies at 50 mph, accelerating quicker than a .22-caliber bullet. At those speeds, the water surrounding them briefly reaches the temperature of the Sun’s surface.. So the message for this piece is simple, be a badass, don't take any shit and be like the Mantis Shrimp. Even if we are tiny in this big universe, be mighty like the Mantis. The Mantis is also known for its vision which is unparalleled to any other creature on Earth, the mantis shrimp have the most complex set of peepers in the animal kingdom. Each eye contains 12 photoreceptors that allow them to sense different types of color. For comparison, human eyes typically contain three types of light-sensitive cells for seeing red, blue, and green. This has led some to conclude that mantis shrimp perceive the world in a psychedelic rainbow of vibrant color we can’t begin to comprehend! So another message here is to remember to look at everything from every direction you can imagine, and then look again. Because you might catch something beautiful that was right in front of you. Some of these Mantis facts were borrowed from Mental Floss "Michelle Debczak" Thank you for the awesome article and i'm happy to share them!
This talisman can be worn daily, used during ritual, meditation or spellwork. Remember to be Still and Listen, not with your ears but with your Spirit and Heart. Please specify length of chain you'd like at checkout. I always include a 100% copper custom length chain with purchase. I'll choose the style chain that best compliments the piece.
Each piece is handmade with intention, love and positive vibes while keeping the properties of each stone in mind. Your jewelry is made by copper electroforming, which is a technique that plates your piece in a thick layer of copper. The process always creates unique textures, bringing out the natural beauty of the stones. The piece is then patina'd to create a one of a kind work of art! I like to use copper in my pieces because of the healing properties of copper, it's believed that copper can help with arthritis, improves circulation, increases energy, detoxifies and helps to reduce inflammation in the body. It has some amazing benefits!
Mantis~ Blue Apatite/Amethyst Spirit Quartz/Banded Agate & Mother of Pearl
This piece has been laquered to protect the patina and add shine, be sure to take off before going into the ocean, shower or lake as it can break down the laquer. If this happens, clean with a little lemon juice, dry completely and coat with clear nail polish.