Stress Relief Jewelry
by Donna, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Stress Relief Jewelry Have you noticed the emergence of "Stress Relief Jewelry" in the jewelry market? Stress relief jewelry is the art of making a particular piece of jewelry using pieces that are relevant or beneficial in your life. Stress relief jewelry is really just a new term for worry beads, prayer beads, meditation beads or even "fidget" beads. Cuff bracelets are also popular in this type of jewelry in copper or bronze, adding the natural progress of patina for effect. Blessing pendants are always appreciated for gift giving and add a nice personal touch.

The benefits of creating stress relief jewelry is that we live in a fast-paced society and it's easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the stress of our lives. We all know someone who is dealing with stress in their life. Finding ways to relieve stress is important--to have an outlet to express our emotions, provide a moment of calmness or to let our individual creativity soar is good for the soul. Stress is a negative emotion which can cause disturbance in the energy field of our body. The stress hormone cortisol can elevate your blood pressure, sugars and contribute to weight gain--but you can counteract that negativity with calmness, positive attitude and creative energy. Running your hands through beads can be therapeutic, calming and helpful for centering yourself.

For blessing pendants, choose a gemstone that has calming energies such as agate; green agate gemstone beads for a very organic look or use natural lapis which has a fine, deep blue color reflecting the colors of the ocean and are often calming.

Creating a hammered metal cuff with patina effects can be therapeutic and creates a feeling of empowerment to wear and to create.Gilders Paste® is a wax-based medium to accent or color various materials including wood, metal, baked polymer clay, ceramic, leather and more. Colors can be mixed or layered for an endless palette of designs.
African Bronze Gilders Paste®

Here are some design ideas that may spark your creative energy. These designs feature pewter charms, turquoise gemstones, coral and silver components: Design with ...