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  1. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Beautiful pick FGC, but why so grim?

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The pick is lovely, Sarah! Is your weather bad today?

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    thanks ladies! My mood isn’t grim, don’t worry. It has been hot these last couple of days and this evening it will start to cool down so that means thunderstorm. The sky looks grim, I hear the thunder already… I don’t like thunderstorms :-(

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sorry about the approaching storms, Sarah — I don’t like thunderstorms, either, as I always get migraines from the pressure changes. :-(

    I couldn’t picture you being grim — you always seem so upbeat, positive, and cheerful!!! :D

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    You get migraines from the pressure change? Never heard that it was possible. Sorry to hear that Lynn. Thunderstorms don’t give me a migraine, they only scare the s**t out of me :-)
    Well thank you for saying these nice things about me. Trust me, I can have my bad moments but I try to keep a positive attitude :-)

  6. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I love thunderstorms. I’m sorry you don’t. Hope it’s not a bad one.

  7. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    When I picture myself in Scotland in an ancient castle while there is a thunderstorm going on, I do like to watch it :-) But at my home, I don’t like it. Too afraid lightning will struck and cause a fire or something. It is so dark right now… Where I leave, there are a lot of orchards and one farmer who has an orchard of apples and pears at the end of our street, has installed some kind of canon that goes of when a thunderstorm is near. It causes the clouds to tear apart so the risk of hail damage is minimal. When it starts to go of, I know the thunderstorm is close and that I don’t like.

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I mean “where I live”

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s so strange — I like the sound of rain/storms, but since they often give me a migraine I don’t look forward to them. :-( My neurologist said that changes in the barometric pressures are a big cause for some people.

  10. No Photo
    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Lovely pick Sarah, the Amazonite blk Tourmaline is a favourite of mine. I love thunderstorms, they remind me how dramatic nature can be :)

  11. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Beautiful combo!

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Strange indeed Lynn. I can only hope that thunderstorms are rare in your area so that they don’t trouble you too much. Perhaps you can try some of the following crystals: rhodochrosite (it widens the blood veins so it eases migraine and it normalizes the blood pressure), magnesite (it eases the pain), jet (ditto), iolite (ditto), aventurine (normalizes blood pressure and eases migraine attacts) and lapis lazuli (treats the pain). You also have other crystals like amethyst, amber or turquoise but those work more for stress related migraine/headache and that is not the case in your situation. Perhaps it is worth a try?

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks SSC and FC :-) Nature can be dramatic indeed. She is so powerful, we should respect and fear her more. She gives and she takes…

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    FaeryGoth Chick, what should I do with the crystals? Place them on the area that hurts? Wear them? I am such a novice….. Could I use ones from my bead stash?

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s OK if you want to laugh, I can’t hear you across the ocean. ;-)

  16. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Rhodochrosite: wear it on the wrist or place it on the top of you spine.
    Lapis: wear or put it on your throat or the third eye (always somewhere between the sternum and the top of your head).
    Magnesite: wear/put it on a relevant place, in your case, your head.
    Iolite: wear/put it on a relevant place and on the third eye.
    Jet: you can wear it any place you like, but when you a cabochon and you want to make a piece of jewelry, always use silver!
    Aventurine: put/wear it on a relevant place.

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Sarah! We should put you on retainer with all the questions we keep asking you! ;-)

  18. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I would never laugh Lynn! I make typo’s today… Jezus. I mean your spine and when you have a cabochon.

  19. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Not a problem, I only want to help. If it works, the better it is for you!

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Some days my spelling (while typing) is worse than a small child’s. LOL

  21. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Hate when it happens! But I still make mistakes, for I am not a native English speaking person. But I think I am doing not too bad :-)

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Seriously? I would never have guessed that English wasn’t your first language! You “speak” it very well, Sarah! :D Have you always lived in Belgium?

  23. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thank you for the compliment Lynn :-) No English isn’t my first language. I live in Belgium, always have. I live in the Flemish region of my country so I speak Flemish (Dutch but without the accent). I also speak French, English and German and the local dialect of my hometown :-)

  24. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Now I’m more impressed with you then before!!! I took 3 years of French in High School, but I couldn’t survive in France if my life depended upon it. LOL

  25. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    LOL don’t get your hopes up too high :-) I can speak the language but not as good as English. Next to Flemish, English comes quite natural to me. Don’t have to think a lot before I speak but that is not the case with French or German. I have to think more before I can say anything.

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What about reading? Is it harder for you to speak or read in another languange, or is it about the same?

  27. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I love to read, especially fantasy novels and I must admit, I mostly buy them in English :-) I love to read English. My books about crystals are in Dutch for the terms used are sometimes too difficult to understand in English. I find that English is such a rich language so I prefer to read my novels in English. That is something I don’t do in French and German, too difficult. But in general, I don’t find it more difficult to read or speak. Writing is more difficult but I think that is normal.

  28. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Ladies, Given the medicinal features and usages of our beads, do you not think it reasonable that insurance should cover our purchases here at LB? With the health care changes proposed, surely it wouldn’t be difficult to slip that into the bill! :)

    FGC, the imagery you shared of being in an ancient Scottish castle during your thunderstorm was delicious – very Bronte-esque!!

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Shannon, I’ll vote for that!!! ;-)

    Sarah, thanks for sharing so much with me today! I really enjoy chatting with you! :D

  30. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Wouldn’t that be great, Lynn…every purchase of healing gems covered at 80/20? Lord knows, I’d be ‘sick’ all the time!! :)

  31. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    What or where is the third eye?

  32. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    FaeryGoth Chick – Please forgive me – I am soooo rude! I got so caught up in reading your comments, I forgot to tell you how much I like your pick! You captured the storm-threatening sky just perfectly – and I love a good thunder-boomer (but certainly hate any damage or harm that it brings) Hope yours passed quickly and safely!

  33. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    BTW: Do you ever get tornadic-type events there? We have those – they are horrifying – made worse with the sirens blaring!

  34. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I really, really love this pick- it’s going right into my favs. You have given me some very nice ideas on using my string of Black Gold Amazonite (different name/same stone).
    I enjoyed reading the discussion, too. :-)

  35. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thank you lovely ladies! Lynn, the feeling is mutual, I have enjoyed our conversation as well. As a matter of fact, I love chatting with all of you ladies. The LB family is so warm and kind, this is such a nice feeling. I am glad I found you all here.
    Tara, the third eye or inner eye is located between the eyebrows.
    Shannon, I really like your suggestion! If we could achieve that, that would be great :-D As your question for tornados, thank God we don’t have that here! I would move instantly :-D We do have a whirlwind sometimes, it is a very local phenomenon. I have never witnessed it, let’s hope it stays that way. I only fear the global warming, changes are that storms will become more frequent here and that they may gain in power so that scares me a bit.
    Thanks Harriet! Glad to be of some inspiration :-) That is the great thing about those fresh picks, you get new ideas for your designs and like that, we always can help and inspire each other.

  36. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    FGC, this pick captures that period before the skies open up perfectly! I hope you don’t have any damage and the sun breaks through the clouds and gives you a wonderful day!

    Love your explanation about the stones and their healing powers – and I hope it works for Lynn!

    we love having you here, especially us night owls. :D

    Your command of the English language is amazing. I took German in college. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find someone to practice with (yes, I know, I ended a sentence with a preposition! Not cool!).

  37. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sue, I know it’s wrong, but doesn’t it really sound awkward to say “It is difficult to find someone with whom to practice.” I feel as though I should be wearing white gloves and sipping tea with my pinky finger extended. LOL

  38. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Lynn, I almost changed it to that – and it just sounded so stiff! So I said the heck with that, and wrote it ‘midwestern style’ – LOL! As in, “hey, I’m going to the store – do you want to go with?” – drives Bob crazy! He’s a native Coloradoan, and apparently they don’t say that here….LOL!

  39. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It IS funny, isn’t it? We say “go with” and “come with” a lot. Bob (from WI) says things that were new to me, such as “down by” — We’re going down by Sue’s house. — meaning they are going TO your house. I would just say I am going to Sue’s house. He also says he is going to make the lights out, meaning he is going to turn the lights off. The first time I heard him say that I just stared at him because I had NO idea what he was about to do!!! Kiss them? Perform a magic trick? ROTFLOL

  40. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    ROTFLMAO! that’s a new one to me! When I was in Canada (a lot, in my younger years), I was asked if I’d like a coffee – not a cup, mind you, just a coffee. we should ask Elaine if they say that in Saskatchewan!

  41. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ladies we could always go down south where they carry people. “Why don’t I carry you to the store?” And of course there is the good old Ozark term and misuse of the work taken…”He taken it to the house.” Colloquial phrases can be fun.

  42. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    They are a lot of fun, once you know what they mean!!! :D

  43. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    for sure! :D

  44. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Such a beautiful pick , Sarah. I hope the thunderstorms are over, and all is well.
    When I lived in Arizona, we had thunderstorms all the time during the summer, almost every night. They called them Monsoons. There would be a huge dust storm, so thick you could hardly see anything, that would be followed by a very loud thunder and lightening storm, followed sometimes, by a short rain.
    They could be very scary!!!

  45. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thank you Sue and Violet! The thunderstorm has passed without damage so that was a relief. There were places where streets got flooded but not here. Now it is sunny again and thank God, not so hot anymore which is a good thing.

  46. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  47. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Thanks a lot Lilly :-)

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    So glad your storms have passed, Sarah! :D

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