Mala dedicated to the Goddess Brighid
A mala dedicated to the Celtic fire goddess Brighid. Made with a hand-dyed (with plant dye) bamboo silk tassel (which has deliberately been left long so that you can choose your length), a fairly-traded Balinese sterling silver tassel cap and a sterling silver double-sided fire element charm.

'The Goddess Brighid is central to Celtic mythology and embodies the Triple Goddess: maiden; mother and crone. She is a Goddess of many forms. Traditionally seen as the patroness of healing, poetry and smithcraft, in the myths, legends and her energy we may see and feel her as the Goddess of fire and flame; the forge and anvil; the temple and devotion; divination and prophecy; healing and sacred waters; creativity and craftsmanship; change and transformation; fertility and childbirth; and Goddess of the heart and home. Her wisdom is practical and rooted in the earth. She is multifaceted and complex – perhaps contradictory – which I feel is reflected in the many forms of her name and the many ways it is pronounced (to me her name is pronounced “Breed” but it may feel different for you). She has withstood the tests of time. She is a survivor. And we find this tenacity and hope in her association with Imbolc.'

Yellow Jade: Yellow Jade is energetic and stimulating but with a mellowness. It brings joy and happiness into your life and teaches you that all beings are connected. Yellow Jade aids meditation and visualisation, helping you to let go of material things, ego, selfishness and greed. This stone stimulates and heals the mental body to promote heightened awareness and compassion.

Carnelian is an energy booster, which helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It can be placed on the Sacral Chakra and is said to increase ambition, drive and confidence. It is believed to protect the wearer from negative emotions and to calm the angry, and the envious. Carnelian is also reputed to bring about warmth, sociability, creativity and happiness and to restore self-esteem as well as increasing fertility.

Orange Aventurine: Orange Aventurine supports creativity in all forms. It helps to sustain new ideas and aids manifesting them into the physical plane. Spiritually orange Aventurine brings cheerfulness into your life. It promotes a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere in the home and work place.

Sunstone: Sunstone instils a joyful outlook of life, helping you to restore and renew yourself when you need it the most. It is known to heighten intuition, clearing all the chakras and bringing in light and energy in order to let the real self shine through. Sunstone is known to relieve cartilage problems and general aches and pains.

Prehnite: Known as the healer’s healer, Prehnite is a protective stone of unconditional love and the crystal known to ‘heal the healer’. It enhances visualisation and can induce deep meditation in which the higher self is contacted. Attuning to divine energies, Prehnite enhances prophecy and intuition, showing you the way forward for your spiritual growth.

Moss Agate: This type of Agate is strongly connected with nature and known as a birthing crystal, which assists midwives in their work. It is said to lessen pain and ensure a good delivery. It is a stabilising stone strongly connected with nature, Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see the beauty in all you behold. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages or spiritual fetters. Moss Agate can act with a dual purpose. It helps intellectual people access their intuitive feelings and, conversely, assists intuitive people in channeling their energy in practical ways. It is also excellent for promoting self-expression and communication.