Crystals to protect from negativity?

Black_crystalPossibly one of the most common questions i used to get from clients, and via email. So i put this together, hope it helps, remember you can always contact me for more personal guidance and crystal suggestion. Enjoy!

The last few weeks since summer we have been inundated with such questions, either from people ‘feeling negative’ or negative people around, and even some people admitting feeling slightly bitter.
Usually when we feel this way (we are all human so do feel like this at times) it usually indicates something not quite balancing in our own lives. There are so many choices of Crystals for this, and each situation is differernt, so we may even suggest alternative Crystals altogether. Here are our top 3 (not in any order)
So what Crystals can help and assist?
1. Black Tourmaline, a favourite to have in your pocket and in those sociable situations if not always resonating or on the same frequencies as others. Remember just because you clash with someone, or even dislike doesnt mean that person is bad, but simply you have different belief systems and resonate at different frequencies thats all. Black tourmaline supports you to help avoid such situations. Also keeps us grounded and protected.

2. Rose Quartz- Universal love. A common favourite, basically this crystal teaches us compassion, understanding, forgiveness and self forgiveness, it works with us to see and understand that everyone is one. We all need love.
3. Black Obsidian- A Crystal often given if someone in a very difficult environment which is very negative , either the ethics are not nice, the people are unkind and so on -often high powered businessmen / woman benefit from Black Obsidian. Very grounding too. It works to protect by absorbing negative energy. So this Crystal does need cleansing often.
Any questions? Need some Crystal guidance? Then please done hesitiate to ask or contact us.

Crystals and the Chakras

chakraWorking with Chakras is something most energy healers do. Often when i had clients some clients wanted only a ‘Chakra balance’  which i would gladly do but i also used to educate my clients on how to do it themselves too. So here is the print off i used to give to them (with slight updates now) Enjoy!

Chakra is Sanskrit for ‘wheel’,

We have energy centres in our body, look like wheels / balls, energy workers can usually feel them, some even see them. 7 chakra’s is common among most eastern teachings. Each chakra works on a specific part  of the body. Chakras are like an orchestra, when one is out of balance it can throw all the others out of balance too. So we can place crystals on the chakras to help balance and create equilibrium with that energy centre. ((Crystals can also be placed on the body to ease any pain or discomfort  too) When chakras are balanced we can notice the difference, the energy moves healthier through our body. When we have a chakra block or slower or faster moving chakra, this indicates this area of the body / life needs work on. Working with our chakras brings all kinds of benefits, from physically to spiritually.

Heres a basic guide to chakras and their meanings: chakra


Here are some very basic Crystal suggestions for each chakra:


We have lots of chakra crystals, sets and chakra jewellery available in our store , just type ‘chakra’ in the search to see all our options.

Love & Crystals

Laila x

Friendship Bracelets

Now going back to my early teens , in fact aged 11+ making friendship bracelets was one of my past times, me and my lovely friend Kerry (who’s sister is ironically now married to my brother) We used to take custom orders on colour requests styles and patterns, usually football team colours i may add and usually for boys!

So as part of Sparklefairy roots we have always sold them on here! We *love* friendship bracelets, build them up, wear them single, mix them, whatever, they never actually go out of fashion. So whats the meaning of friendship bracelets?  Well, a friendship bracelet is given as a sign of friendship. As legend says tie it on the wrist of a friend at it represents a symbol of lasting friendship. Certain colours represent certain meanings

Pink — kind
Red — honest
Orange — energetic
Yellow — cheerful
Green — responsible
Blue — loyal
Black — strong

Friendship bracelets are simply Knots or knotting .. In China you can still see some decorative knots that were made in 481 to 221 B.C.Chinese developed many uses for knots, including clothing decoration, buttons and household objects.

Macrame this is a craft of tying knots to create patterns usually symmetrical, is said to have developed in 13th-century Arabia. Arabian weavers are thought to have started creating knotted patterns with the fringe at the edges of items made on a loom. Then soon after countries like France and Italy also did knotting and macrame

Also Sailors knotted at sea, to pass time on. Even now a lot of the basic knots used in macrame are the same knots that are an invaluable part of the sailors’ knot-tying routine the half knot, the square knot and the half hitch knot. Macrame became popular in 19th-century Britain and was revived in the U.S. in the 1960s; But macrame appeared popular again beginning of the 21st century.
Apparently friendship bracelet is a direct descendant of Central American Indian crafts. View our range here

Get Crafty! : Lucky Stars

You make it with a strip of paper. A good starting size is about 30cm, or 1 foot long, and about 1cm wide, or about half an inch.




Once you have made a couple, you can choose the length and width that you think makes the best star. Here are the meanings behind them:

1 pc: The only one
2 pcs: Happy Couple
9 pcs: Love for a long time
55 pcs: Love you with no regrets
99 pcs: May the friendship/love lasts forever
101 pcs: You are the one
365/366pcs: Whole year blessing
520 pcs: I love you
548 pcs: Can’t stop loving you
999 pcs: Endless love
1314 pcs: Eternity love

Getting Crafty

I will now be adding regular photos, updates and tutorials on all things crafty. I have lots of crafting hobbies as well as jewellery and gemstones, so here i will share. Including photos, my craft studio and all things shabby chic and fairy like!

Whats new…


Reminder, I am at JESS Arabian Ranches Spring Fair this Friday 25 February 2010   3.30PM until 7.30PM.

Displaying all my handmade goodness as well as new crystals and other magical items.

All prices on are now converted to AED. International orders you can always contact me first before purchasing

For a limited time only, I am also selling 3 pocket angels for 100 Dhs. They are usually 45 each.  Buy them here

Angel Callers still at 495 Dhs, buy yours now

before they increase to 600 Dhs. These have proved to be my best seller. More stock on its way to me too!

Open Day Tuesday March 1st 9am-12noon

– Email me for location.

Lots of new stock !

-Crystals, (tumblestones) Rare Crystals, Crystal Pendulums, Rare Crystals, Fossils, Angel jewellery, Fairy jewellery, Sterling silver 925 range, Friendship bracelets, Wish bracelets, Phone charms, Wedding Favours, Weight loss bracelets, Fertility bracelets, Fairy homes, Mothers day gifts, Birthday gifts and so much more!!!

*Please also remember at Arte, i only display my HANDMADE items.

See full range here

Where to find me:




JESS Arabian Ranches Spring Fair Friday 25 February 2010   3.30PM until 7.30PM

Open house - Tuesday March 1st 9am until 12noon (contact me for location)

Arte - Friday March 4th 12noon until 9pm, Festival City, Dubai

Arte - Friday March 11th 12noon until 7pm Time Sq Centre, Dubai

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz-one of the stones that i often hand out to clients in Dubai. This stone often goes ignored, but a very powerful cleansing stone, and works amazingly for grounding. Also if you feel you have some negative energy around, life, work or social, try using smoky quartz. Carry it around with you, or even wear some smoky quartz jewellery, many ways to use smoky quartz.

Also can promote endurance, help with depression and connect you with the universe.  Very calming and helps protect you from being affected by the negative energy of those around you.

Helps regulate the functions related to the first or “root” Chakra (the one at the base of your spine) – kidneys, bones, the adrenal glands, legs, colon and spine.

In crystal healing, smokey quartz crystals have cleansing properties with particular power to aid the kidneys, adrenal glands and reproductive organs – can also detoxifying the body and increasing fertility.

Astrology / Numerology

The astrological signs Sagitarius and Capricorn have a particular affinity for smokey quartz. It also has a connection to the numbers 2 and 8 and the  Saturn (the planet). It is sometimes used as a birthstone for those born in November (also citrine) or under the sign of Scorpio.

Spiritual Lore & History

Smokey Quartz is the national gem of Scotland and believed to have been considered sacred by the Druids.

Other ancient cultures thought the smokey quartz was related to water (the word “Quartz” comes from the Greek word “krystallos,” which means “ice”) – some believed it was water that had turned to stone, and others used the stone in ceremonies to produce rain for their crops.

Smokey Quartz used also  shamanistic rituals and North American Indian ceremonies, its crystals topping the ritual wands used by some Indian cultures. It was particularly used by the Cherokees.

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Angel Messages

We all see those numbers or see a feather and wonder if its a sign from the Angels, here is a list of number messages, please note

Extract from:
Number Sequences From The Angels
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

The angels do their best to get our attention and to communicate with us. In this way, they help us heal our own lives. However, we often discount the signs they give us, writing them off as mere coincidences or our imagination. The angels say: “We can’t write our messages to you in the sky. You’ve got to pay attention and believe when you see any patterns forming in your life — especially in response to any questions or prayers you’ve posed. When you hear the same song repeatedly or see the same number sequence, who do you think is behind this? Your angels, of course!”

Your angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways. First, they subtly whisper in your ear so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly. For instance, you may frequently see the number sequence 111, and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads 1:11 or 11:11.

The second way in which angels show you meaningful number sequences is by physically arranging for, say, a car to drive in front of you that has a specific license plate number they want you to see. Those who are aware of this phenomenon become adept at reading the meaning of various license plates. In this way, the angels will actually give you detailed messages. Here are the basic meanings of various number sequences. However, your own angels will tell you if your situation holds a different meaning for you. Ask your angels, “What are you trying to tell me?” and they’ll happily give you additional information to help decode their numeric meanings.

111 — Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts (ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts).

222 — Our newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work! Keep holding positive thoughts, keep affirming, and continue visualizing.

333 — The Ascended Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often, especially when you see the number 3 patterns around you. Some of the more famous Ascended Masters include: Jesus, Moses, Mary, Quan Yin, and Yogananda.

444 — The angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.

555 — Buckle your seatbelts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being “positive” or “negative,” since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.

666 — Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. This number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between heaven and earth. Like the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” the angels ask you to focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs will automatically be met as a result.

777 — The angels applaud you…congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true. This is an extremely positive sign and means you should also expect more miracles to occur.

888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career, or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it means, “The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them.” In other words, don’t procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labor.

999 — Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. Also, it is a message to lightworkers involved in Earth healing and means, “Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right now.”

000 — A reminder you are one with God, and to feel the presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also, it is a sign that a situation has gone full circle.

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Fairy Realms – DIY

Creating a Fairy Realm / Garden

It is believed that the Fairies usually emerge and play from dusk till dawn, when all is quiet – here is a list of things you can include in your Fairy Garden that will attract and delight them:

  • Wind Chimes – Fairies love to hear the tinkling of chimes and bells, anything that chimes and is gentle music is appealing for fairies and if you listen hard enough, you may hear them brush past them! They love to dance!
  • A Pathway – Give the fairies a winding pathway to follow through their garden to help them find their way – this makes things much easier for the fairies, you can use stones or gravel to make a little path.
  • Water – You can make them a “pond” or fairy pool, by using any shallow receptacle filled with water. But not so deep! This will also attract water fairies.
  • A Fairy Door – It is said that Fairies will take up residence wherever they see a fairy door. You can buy or make a small door and attach it to a wall or tree stump in your garden, making a fairy door doesn’t have to be difficult and it can be a lot of fun.
  • Glitter – Pretty , sparkles, and shiny objects attract Fairies – see what you can find to suit their sparkling taste!
  • Crystals – A crystal such as Rose Quartz, which attracts love into the home, can be placed in their garden to do the same for the fairies.
  • Shelter – Fairies need shelter from the wind and rain too … this can be anything from a stone toadstool to an up-turned flower pot with a door cut in it. You can use a flat stone for “seating”! Lots of ways to make shelters, using twigs and leaves and earthy materials.
  • Plants - You must, of course, have some plants! Try to keep them small, and even having a fragrant herb, too, such as a miniature lavender will delight the fairies’ keen sense of smell.
  • Fairy Friends – Fairies love to explore and play – small weatherproof ornaments of frogs, birds or any forest animal will charm them – let your imagination run away with you!

Additional tips & tricks: Fairies love friends, butterflies especially so by adding a small flower garden, or shrub will delight fairies as more butterflies will pass by. Fairies love to feel secure, and protected, so make sure the doorways are easy accessible so that fairies can disappear quickly from praying human eyes. Create mushroom rings, but be careful not to cross the boundary border yourself! ….