Hello My Goddess!
Show the world
Here’s the necklace that has YOU making a statement!
Don’t YOU want to be a rockin’ goddess?????
Wear the necklace and feel like the powerful goddess that you are! 🙂
Wear it with a plain white Tee during the day or with an elegant black dress in the evening.
I made this using antique amber pieces.
This necklace also has lapiz lazuli chips, dyed turquoise (the green ones you see there), wooden beads, glass seed beads, teeny Japanese glass beads. The chain is adjustable. I made it out of sterling silver .
It is one of a kind.
15-1/2″ (39.5 cm) if you hook it at its shortest link.
and 16-1/2″ (42 cm) at the longest,
plus any size in between.
Here is the story of how amber came about:
First let me tell you a little about Jurate.
Tragic story? OMG yes!
You better believe it!!!
J U R A T E and K A S T Y T I S
is the name of the story.
Jurate is the goddess-mermaid.
She’s the one who fell in love
with Kastytis, a fisherman.
Their love story explains how amber came about.
Jurate was a the sea goddess.
She did not like the fisherman, Kastytis, who came daily
disturbing the peaceful waters of the Baltic Sea
and catching way too many fish.
loved all the sea creatures
with all her heart,
she set out to punish this mortal
who caught many of her friends in his fishing net.
As these things happen, Kastytis must have been either
a good-looker or a sweet-talker, or both,
because Jurate quickly fell madly in love with him,
despite it all.
Eventually, she invited him home to her magnificent castle under the sea.
This abode of hers was an incredible palace constructed entirely of amber.
As in any good fairy tale, someone spied on them.
And did not like what he saw.
Who was this busybody?
None other than the all powerful thunder god Perkunas
(a Lithuanian version of the Greek god Zeus).
He witnessed the intense love affair
between the goddess and the mortal,
and this pissed him off completely.
In a burst of madness,
Perkunas (the nosy and all mighty god) killed Kastytis, the beautiful fisherman.
Do you want to guess what happened next?
No one agrees about how the story ended.
Want to invent your own ending?
Here are a few versions that exist already:
In one version, the god Perkunas struck
the amber castle with lightening,
shattering the fragile stone to a million bits.
This explains why amber chips are still found
in the Baltic Sea.
No one mentions what happened to either Jurate, but it probably ain’t pretty.
I prefer Ending Number Two.
It is hopelessly romantic and really sad.
Reminds me of Romeo and Juliet.
In this version,
when nasty Perkunas’s thunder strikes the castle,
and Kastytis dies as a result,
Jurate cries her eyes out.
All her tears turn to amber.
The goddess Jurate never stops crying,
mourning the death of her beloved Kastytis
for all of eternity.
This is why during heavy storms in the Baltic Sea,
amber pieces are washed ashore.
(This last part is not a story. Amber really does wash up on the shores of the Baltic Sea.)
Wear this necklace and think of the beautiful castle under the sea……..