Celebrating The Magic – Day 8

On Day 8 of my challenge to celebrate the magic of life every single day (read about the inspiration behind it here), I indulged my creativity and experimented with designs for a very special necklace I am making for myself.  I temporarily got lost in a world of crystals, one of my favourite places to be!

A few months ago I’d bought some spectacular rainbow moonstone, labradorite and amethyst cabochons with an idea in mind of what I would make.  I’d put them aside and nearly forgotten all about it until this week.  This challenge has been such a blessing, as it has encouraged me to do things I probably wouldn’t have got around to for a long time otherwise.  It has already enriched my life in so many ways.

I had sketched out some designs a little while ago, but didn’t have them with me today, so I spent time arranging the crystals into mini mandalas.  As this is a completely new design and technique, I need to practise on some less precious gems before making the pendant.  This meant today was even more enjoyable as I just did the fun part of creating beautiful patterns with the crystals, without the tricky part of learning a new skill!

I enjoyed photographing the gemstones almost as much as I enjoyed arranging them, as it was enchanting to study the way they caught the light.  Challenging myself to celebrate the magical aspects of life every day has taught me to slow down and appreciate things I would normally rush through.  The emphasis was taken off completing the necklace which allowed me to relish the process.

How can a celebratory mindset allow you to appreciate the small but beautiful things in life more?  I would love to hear your thoughts on this or anything related in the comments below 🙂

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