Alicia’s DragonFly Designs
It all began in 2006, when Alicia’s five year old grandson wanted to make presents for the family 4th of July party. She asked him how he felt about making red, white, and blue bracelets for the girls. Together they made the bracelets and Alicia was instantly hooked so much that in 2011 she took a class in wire wrapping and silver smithing. She began setting up displays at holiday parties as well as arts and crafts shows. Since she still had her full-time job, she would work during the day and make jewelry at night. In 2021, she purchased her ‘hobby shed’ with plans to go full-time once she retires.
She uses a blend of natural stones and sea shells and quality silver, gold, stainless steel accents and hardware to finish her pieces. Each piece contains her logo dragon fly so you know you have an authentic DragonFly Designed piece made by Alicia.
Necklaces are made with a combination or mix of the following natural stones and/or sea shells:
The earthy stone comes to us all the way from the ancient days of Babylon. Known for being a healthy and wealthy healing amulet, Agate is all about balancing the negative and positive forces of the wider world.
Best used for: Harmonizing polar opposite energies, self-confidence, protection while traveling (particularly traffic accidents). Pairs well with dancers, dentists, and environmentalists. Provides emotional support for educators and recreational workers.
There are several types of agate, and they’re categorized by physical traits. For instance, lace agate has intricate lace-like swirls, while fire agate exhibits a blazing iridescent rainbow effect.
The most popular type is banded agate, which is widely available and globally sourced. Banded agate describes any bright-colored, striped inner layers that are typically dyed to enhance the internal color patterns.
Potent in healing powers and a glorious conductor of energy, wearing Copper comes with a wide array of bountiful benefits for the body, mind, and soul.
Not only does Copper come with a ton of physical healing powers but it also helps to balance out the chakras and keep circulation in flow. Copper is also famed for reducing stiff joints, aches, and pains commonly associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Copper can also help with collagen production and can encourage the system to overcome issues that lead to skin diseases and rashes. Ever in-tune with the flow, one of Coppers leading health benefits is its ability to improve circulation and get oxygen pumping. When blood circulation is in flow, you are sure to feel a brighter burst of energy and a sharpened mind.
Copper is also famed for reducing stiff joints, aches, and pains commonly associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Copper can also help with collagen production and can encourage the system to overcome issues that lead to skin diseases and rashes.
Czech Glass Beads
When we say that Czech glass beads are ancient, we mean that they originated long before the Czech Republic, after which they are named. In the 1550s, the Czech Republic was known as Bohemia. It was there that glass beadmaking sprang up, specifically in the cities of Jablonec, Stanovsko, and Bedrichov.
Production of glass beads began in ancient Egypt, and many cultures have successfully adopted the practice over the centuries. However, glass beads became particularly beloved and successful in Bohemia/Czech Republic because of the area’s abundant resources of water, quartz, and sand.
Today, gold is not only the most luxurious metal, but it also offers amazing health benefits to the wearer.
Best used for: regulating body temperature, wound andd soreness treatment, overall wellbeing, symptoms of arthritis, reduce stress and anxiety, skin treatment, boosting immunity, healing the nervous and endocrine system.
The Goldstone doesn’t cut corners when it comes to healing. There are so many elements at play within this gem – from the energy conductor of copper to the reflective gaze of glass, the might of iron, and the earthy shades that tether us to the here and now – all these aspects add to Goldstone’s healing nature and positive energy too.
Red Goldstone – Confidence and ambition flow with the Red Goldstone. Infused with passion and drive, this shade of stone reminds you to go out and get it.
Inner strength and confidence is the gift bestowed upon you by the silvery grace of Hematite, looking like a falling star, this strong and powerful crystal can shield you from negative energy and help you extend your safety boundaries.
Best used for: Intuition & mental clarity, blood circulation, willpower, & courage.
Forever worn by shamans, high priests, and kings, this stone is known for helping you to feel deeper and see further. What’s more, Jasper is ever ready to help you ground down and fly high at the same time.
Best used for: Alleviating stress, promoting tranquility, deepening focus, and banishing harmful or negative thoughts. Thought to lend support emotionally to strengthen self-discipline and promotes grounding energies.
Many believe there are tangible benefits to donning this beautiful coral stone. If you’re looking to present an image of strength, to feel more vigorous, or simply more confident, here are 8 reasons red coral is the stone for you: Increased confidence and courage; Overcoming obstacles; Improve mental and physical health; Improve lethargy; Better relationships; Protects against black magic; Overcome character flaws; Relief from Debt.
Puka shells are found naturally in Hawaii – the Hawaiian word puka translates to hole, in reference to the hole that naturally forms in the shells. These naturally forming holes have made the stringing of these shells for the use of jewelry very easy. It is said that the shells were thought to provide protection to sailors. Finding a Puka shell is also seen as good luck, with the more symmetrical the shell, the better your luck would be.
As pure as the spring rains, Clear Quartz is all about powerful cleansing. This quartz crystal will drench you to the bone with its positive vibes. Boost your immunity and follow your bliss with one of our favorite healing crystals.
Best used for: Supporting professionals in the artistic community, musicians, those who work in media fields, and doctors. Useful in the treatment of migraine headaches, vertigo, or motion sickness.
Shells are known to bring good luck and to protect the spirit of the wearer, and many tribes use them in spiritual ceremonies. They also are a sign of femininity and fertility, with women often wearing them not only to help them conceive, but to help them give birth safely.
Silver is one of the highest regarding metals found today, but its ranking doesn’t only stand for its appearance. As silver carries a great deal of health benefits that ensure mental and physical well-being. It has been noted down for decades that silver carries a special charm working with natural antimicrobial properties to fight cold, flu, infections, and boosts wound healing.
Best used for: Boost your body’s internal heat circulation and regulation; Used for its antibiotics properties for centuries now-people wore silver jewlery as a medicinal tool; boost your blood vessels’ elasticity, causing a positive impact on your body’s healing power; Silver has a direct relation to help us avoid toxic substances. Upon contact, silver changes its color showing you the potential danger you may face.
One of the major benefits of stainless steel jewelry is that it doesn’t trigger flare-ups as silver or gold can. As there are no impurities, you can wear it in good health, so you won’t end up with that dreaded green mark left once you take the ring off.
Stainless steel is also unplated which means it’s impossible to chip or fade. And luckily, your stainless steel jewelry will keep its original shape regardless of how much wear and tear you inflict on it during your job or hobbies.
One of the most important facts about stainless steel jewelry is that it’s eco-friendly. This is because stainless steel manufacturers avoid using too much primary energy and save non-renewable sources. Also, compared to other options, stainless steel produces less waste during the manufacturing process compared to other metals. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable.
Being a Throat Chakra stone, Turquoise helps to heal all issues in that area. If you have a sore throat, respiratory issues, allergies, migraines, and other physical ailments that run through the ears, nose, throat, and lungs, then Turquoise is ever keen to lend a hand.
This stone is deeply connected to the breath and as it brings a soothing cool water touch, it can help the breath and lungs find a deeper flow meaning that everything from bronchial issues to panic attacks are well and truly kept at bay. Overall, Turquoise works best as a strengthening stone and is full of anti-inflammatory properties which can help rheumatism and other issues. This stone is all about upping your immune system, helping you to soak up those nutrients, clearing acidic anxiety out to solve mood swings, and totally rebalancing your physical body and soul so that you feel fresh, cleansed, and clear-headed in this muddy world.
- Silver Plated (SP)
- Stainless Steel (SS)
- 14k Gold Filled (GF)
- 14K Gold Plated (GP)
- 14k Rose Gold Plated (RGP)
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