Astrological and Zodiac Jewelry

Astrological and Zodiac Jewelry

by Leslie, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Personalization in jewelry is big these days. Everyone wants to express themselves or an identifying trait through the clothes and accessories they choose to wear. While modern society continues to speed forward to new technological and scientific heights, there is a resurgence of nostalgia for the lore and mystery of ancient symbols growing in jewelry and accessories. Zodiac symbols and astrological signs are hot ticket inspiration ideas for capitalizing on this attraction with intriguing results.

First, there are 12 Zodiac signs each with an associated animal or object, as well as a written symbol. So, what's your sign?

Zodiac Sign Birthdates Creature or Object Symbol
Capricorn December 22 - January 19
Aquarius January 20 - February 18
The water bearer
Pisces February 19 - March 20
Aries March 21 - April 19
Taurus April 20 - May 20
Gemini May 21 - June 20
Cancer June 21 - July 22
Leo July 23 - August 22
Virgo August 23 - Sept 22
Libra September 23 - October 22
Scales of justice
Scorpio October 23 - November 21
Sagittarius November 22 - December 21
The archer

Designers are creating these jewelry pieces using beads, charms and more with the corresponding animal or object. Of course, some symbols may be a little scarcer than others--when was the last time you saw a justice scales bead? There are plenty of creative solutions though. Consider drawing your own image, or finding a non-copyrighted one online, and put the picture in a bezel setting. Cover with a clear glass cabochon, or seal the image and pour in Magic-GlosĀ® that quickly cures in sunlight or a UV light.

Another way around a lack of available components in your, or customer, zodiac objects is to use the associated written symbol. Wireworkers are using their favorite jewelry-making wire to form the individual symbols as pendants or right onto bracelet and ring bands. Polymer and metal clay artists are molding the symbols for durable pendants.

And, there's ANOTHER way to display astrological references in jewelry and it'll have you shooting for the stars. Zodiac signs are associated with constellations. Take a metal blank and hole punch tools to recreate star formations of each zodiac symbol by punching out where the stars would be. Create heavenly sparkle instead by using petite sizes of flat back rhinestones in the celestial formation. Either way, don't forget to put a hole in the top for a jumpring to string onto chain or cord.

If you want to create interesting, conversation-starting pieces, astrological and Zodiac jewelry is exactly what you're looking for. With just enough personalization, but able to be produced ahead of time to meet customer demand, symbol trends continue to shine.

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