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For these earrings, I placed 4mm bloodstone beads on my hand-torched ball pins and wire wrapped them to classic ear hooks.
All metal is solid copper, total length is 3cm.
"Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. The bloodstone was used to stop bleeding especially nosebleeds.
There is a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was also called heliotrope by the Greeks and was thought to bring change. The bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. Bloodstone is the symbol of justice."