Night Thistle is a brand new design! Night Thistle is inspired by my home in the Rocky Mountains where the Summers are filled with giant thistles as tall as a person. There is something haunting and beautiful about a prehistoric plant covered in thorns capturing the endless attention of tiny bees and delicate butterflies. Insects of all varieties literally swarm the fluffy purple tops of the thistles. To capture their beauty, I’ve depicted the Night Thistle under a crescent moon and starry sky in the Art Deco style which influences me so greatly. Unbeknownst to most, the Thistle is actually a relative of the Sunflower. In ancient France, the thistle was called both the “Herb of Witches” as well as “Flower of the Sun”. They believed that witches could not look into the sun (as thistles do) so thought of them as an icon to ward off evil. To the Celts, the thistle was a symbol of durability, strength, determination, and devotion. To the Victorians, it was a talisman for warding off unwanted meddling; a symbol of protection. In metaphysical circles, thistles are used for protection, prosperity, endurance, and vitality.
The Mini Queen is a style designed with size in mind! I get tons of requests for a miniature version of my signature crystal rollerballs so this style was specifically made for you. All the beauty of a crystal packed into the smallest rollerball possible, Mini Queens are full of intricate detail. Just in case you’re wondering, this new style is fully interchangeable with any Bead and Bones bottles should you wish to upsize just a little!
The Crystal featured on this Rollerball Necklace is Amethyst. Crystals and stones found within my collections are gem-quality specimens curated by artisanal lapidaries and family operated mines. These crystals were curated especially for my rollerball necklaces.
Amethyst is the most valuable crystal in the quartz family. Amethyst gets its purple color from iron oxide in the quartz, and it has more iron than any other type of quartz. After the stone crystalizes, radioactive gamma rays from deep inside the earth irradiate the iron, turning it purple. (These formations happened millions of years ago, Amethyst is not radioactive). Amethyst was once called the “Gem of Fire” in ancient times because it was thought to contain the fire energy from the belly of the earth, an energy that is creative, passionate, and spiritual. In a way, the ancients were correct! In the metaphysical world, Amethyst connects with the Divine. It is thought the deeper the hue, the higher the iron content, the stronger the connection. This connection is what makes Amethyst the ideal stone for creatives, often even being called the Artist’s Stone.
Rollerball Necklaces are customizable in length and coupled with a sterling silver chain. Chains feature a .925 diamond cut. Full Metal Rollerball Necklaces come with a 2ml bottle wrapped in solid silver. Necklaces arrive with a roller since oils are the most common use, but are entirely optional and can be sealed with anything of your choosing! Necklaces are further customizable by removing the roller from the bottle and many customers have opted to use their necklaces for keepsakes, specimens, or memorials. Bottles are shown with an inert carrier, but essential oils are not included. Rollerball necklaces are refillable and coupled with a refill/care kit. If you would like to purchase more bottles in other sizes or colors find glass bottles here or consider adding extra crystal energy with a gemstone roller bottle here. Full Metal pieces are interchangeable with any bottle or necklace from Bead and Bones.