Today Beadsaholic brings a review of the first collection Self Healing from the new brand Black Raven Beads!
Today is the debut of the first release from the upcoming and promising new brand Black Raven Beads. Their first collection Self Healing is a theme we all need in our lives. Self-healing and focusing on positive and pushing out the negative is important for not only our mental health, but our physical health relies on the good hormones we release when we are happy, and have a positive mental state. Let’s face it, most of us don’t flow through life with rosy glasses on, it’s daily work and strive to be positive and have a self healing state of mind. There are many tools out there that can help us in our journey of wellness. With this in mind Black Raven has chosen Self Healing as their first release in hope that this collection will inspire you and help you find a balance in life.
Throughout life many of us experience trauma, stress and at time’s feel like we are on a rollercoaster of emotions without balance insight. Self-healing refers to the recovery process from our own psychological disruptions in life. We have the power within ourselves to seek balance and heal from within, even when we feel like we are drowning, dig deep and pull yourself out. Find the little things in life that help you focus on the positive.
One of my favorite themes in beads is one that promotes positive thought and brings me a sense of happiness. Sometimes, this may be beads from different religions, mythology and nature. I choose beads that speak to me and give me a sense of joy. In my years of collecting beads, I have met many collectors online and a few in person and one thing I find we all have in common is that many of us use our beads as therapy. For some we like to play with the beads on our wrist or necklace when we are nervous, it has a calming effect on us. Playing and creating with our beads gives us the same artistic feeling and releases serotonin and endorphins which in turn reduces the stress and damaging hormone cortisol.
Black Raven Balancing the Light and Dark is the only sterling silver in this collection, so far and I hope over time Black Raven will add more to this collection. This design is nicely detailed. On one side you will find a hand with a double moon design above its palm in the middle with a motif bulletin design around the edge of the circle for a nice detail touch. On the backside is a hand with the sun resting against the palm and the same detail edging around the circle. On the edge of the bead are raised stars. This bead measures approximately 12.85 mm high x 10.66 mm wide x 7.15 mm deep and has a universal core that will fit all major brands. Balancing the Light and Dark retails for €43, price includes vat.
Within us all is both light and dark and it’s important to find a balance of the two, both are important. Both help us grow and heal. There is beauty within both and we must appreciate and accept.
“Balancing the Light and Dark – “The stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen.” Opposing forces belong together. When you come to see this, it changes your perception and your world of thoughts. There is no light without dark. No ebb without flood. No fear without love. No sorrow without joy. Both are necessary and worth accepting. There is no if, just and. Good and evil. Mind and feeling. It gives you an inner balance and something beautiful to experience.” ~ Black Raven
In this collection alongside the beautiful silver above are four new magical glass beads that will inspire Self Healing. Each glass bead in this collection retails for €42, price includes vat.
“Collection: Self-healing – Self-healing is the process of your recovery from psychological disturbances or trauma, directed by yourself, often guided only by instinct. Self-healing requires us to reflect on the past and learn from it for the future. By reflecting and having a deep desire to want to change, you can manifest permanent change. This collection is the beginning of Black Raven Beads. In the past year, we have worked with enthusiasm to make this possible. I think it is important to contribute to the well-being of people. Self-confidence, discovering inner strength, love for yourself plus others and positive thinking are themes that have come into my life. Self-healing is, therefore, the first theme. I hope it appeals to you. I have a fantastic team around me with lots of ideas. Keep an eye out for our future collections. Love, Frank” ~ Black Raven
Black Raven Love Yourself is a stunning glass bead inspired by Himalayan Pink salt. Himalayan salt has many benefits, not just internally (in moderation), but externally. In some areas of the world, including where I live, you can find salt therapy caves (halotherapy) where you relax in a room (cave-like) of pink salt and breath in the filtered infused salty air. In this cave you will relax, meditate and take deep breaths and release. As you breath in you will absorb trace minerals. The salt within the cave has a detox effect on your body, your respiratory system and even your skin. These salts contain and produce negatively-charged ions which in turn helps us release more serotonin, the feel good hormone. This chemical reaction helps improve mood and sleep by reducing anxiety and stress. On a spiritual level it purifies and rejuvenates your energy fields, removes negative energies helping you achieve spiritual and emotional balance.
This beautiful glass bead has a neutral orange to rust colors with a reflective sheen throughout. This gives this bead nice texture and it mixes well among other beads, especially autumn shades of color. The lamp work artist that is now apart of the Black Raven team has many years of experience and is beloved among the bead community. So, I think you will find each bead to be balanced and beautiful. Love Yourself measures approximately 13.87 mm high x 9.16 mm wide, each bead has wide core caps with “Black Raven”, on one side and the raven logo and 925 on the other side. The core is universal and will fit all major brand carriers. Please note, that with handmade glass beads both size and color can slightly vary.
“Love Yourself– ” You, yourself, deserve your love and affection.” Himalayan salt assists you in releasing that which no longer serves you. It cleanses your energy field by removing energetic debris that is dulling your light.” ~Black Raven
Black Raven Heal Yourself is a bead inspired by the beneficial herb Rosemary. We all know the benefits of eating Rosemary herbs in our foods, but did you know that just breathing in the natural aroma scent of Rosemary has fantastic benefits for our brains? It helps clear and refresh and improve our brains functions. It has been proven in studies that inhaling Rosemary helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, an important natural chemical in our brain that is responsible for critical thinking, concentration and memory. It helps in reducing stress and anxiety. Through inhalation our body can, also absorb small amounts of the beneficial compounds found in Rosemary. Extracted oils from the plant have been used to massage the scalp to reduce Alopecia and stimulate hair growth. Massaging hands and feet with this oil may increase circulation and helps reduce inflammation. In alternative medicine it has been used with acupuncture to reduce pain. There are so many wonderful benefits of rosemary and in the recent years you can find studies with just a quick google search that support the benefits found on this magical herb of Mother Nature.
Black Raven Heal Yourself is a beautiful glass bead in shades of green with a magical sheen. The measurements are approximately 13.79 mm high x 9.41 mm wide. Size and colors may vary due to being handmade.
“Heal Yourself – “I am my own healer. It is my body, my health and my responsibility to make the right choice for myself.” Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. It assists the circulatory system and can ease indigestion. Rosemary is also a revered ceremonial herb that symbolizes remembrance, love, loyaltyand fidelity. In the middle ages, rosemary was associated with wedding ceremonies. The bride would wear a rosemary headpiece, and the groom and wedding guests would all wear a sprig of rosemary.” ~ Black Raven
Black Raven Balance Yourself is a another beautiful glass inspired by Himalayan Salts and it’s balancing effects on our moods. Mixing these salts with some skin soothing oils and lavender can create a healing nurturing exfoliant for our skin.
I find this bead to be a tad lighter than Love Yourself and has some peachy undertones with the magical sheen. It matches and complements the other beads in this collection nicely. These bead measures approximately 13.64 mm high x 9.29 mm wide. Like all the beads in this collection it will fit all major brand carriers. Please note, that size and color can slightly vary as these beads are handmade.
“Balance Yourself – “Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again.” Himalaya salt is a great neutralizer to heal and balance your energy field. It is also used as cleansing salt and enhances the feeling of peace and calmness. Lavender flowers represent purity, silence, devotion, serenity, grace, and tranquillity. Lavender is used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant helps promote calm and wellness.
Black Raven Cleanse Yourself is inspired by the sacred herb sage. In certain religions, practices, rituals and cultures, especially Native Americans, sage in smudge sticks is burned to allow the smoke to cleanse your body and structures. This common practice cleans negative energies from individual and surrounding spaces. It is also used in ceremonies. Now days you can find smudge sticks made of sage and other herbs in just about any store. I have found them locally in grocery, general merchandise, dollar stores and specialty shops. There are many species of Sage and each have unique and different benefit. I have three types of sage growing in my garden alongside many other beneficial herbs including three Rosemary bushes and lavender.
Black Raven Cleanse Yourself is a beautiful mixture of earth tones in greens, browns and burnt orange. Like all the other glass beads in this collection it has a beautiful metallic sheen and fits all major brand carriers. This bead measures approximately 13.62 mm high x 9.09 mm wide.
“Cleanse yourself – “I remove all negative energy and only allow positive energy to enter.” Burning sage is a practice in cleansing and healing. You may want to burn sage to cleanse yourself or a space. Maybe a new apartment you want a fresh start in or a room in your house where something negative took place. Burning sage has roots in Native American traditions. The practice is known as the sacred smoke bowl blessing, which has been used for centuries. Dried herbs, especially white sage, are burned in a bowl, and the smoke spreads to help dispel negative energy and spirits and promote wisdom and healing.” ~ Black Raven
Now for a bit of inspiration. I tried to choose beads in my collection that reflect or promote healing energies.
In this photo the bangle sitting on my Herbiary book you will find the Black Raven Self Healing collection alongside Corner 35 Crystals, and Redbalifrog Love Potion on the Elfbeads Bangle.
In this clairvoyant composition I have used the Black Raven Self Healing Collection alongside Mama Beads The Oracle, Corner 35 Crystals on a PHYA Bangle.
With this bracelet I wanted to do a mix that speaks healing to me. I’ve mixed the Black Raven Self Healing with PHYA Healing stones in Seraphinite, Red Rutilated Quartz, Chronicles Amber All Seeing Eye Feather, Redbalifrog Earthwalker Sunflower, Fallen Angel, Balinese Troll, and Gypsy Crystal Ball on The Palace of Amber Meteor Bracelet with the Messenger Labradorite Lock.
Loving yourself is the first step in Self Healing. This bangle is full of love with the Black Raven Self Healing Collection alongside Redbalifrog Love Yourself and Love Potion on the PHYA Twisted Bangle with Redbalifrog Frangipanis Stoppers.
Last but, not least another full bracelet of beautiful beads. In this bracelet i embraced the more magical side of Self Healing with Black Raven Self Healing Collection alongside coordinating Dream Glass Art glass beads, Redbalifrog Gypsy Crystal Ball, Love Potion, Mama Beads tarot cards, Corner 35 Crystals, Argo Studios Cooking Witch on The Palace of Amber Meteor Bracelet with the moonstone Messenger Lock.
Overall, this is a beautiful collection that will fit in and be a nice addition to any collection. Colors are easy to mix and are perfect for Autumn!
I thought I’d share some information behind this new brand and I think you will recognize some of the wonderful people on this creative team.
“Introducing Black Raven Beads
When a raven comes flying into your life, magic comes into play.
Life is a great voyage of discovery full of events. Black raven stands for daring to see your inner soul and the deep powers that are within you.
The raven is a messenger between heaven and earth. He encourages you to dive deeper into yourself to initiate change.
Black Raven Beads is magic, courage, mysticism, playfulness, healing, connection, gratitude, and being comfortable with yourself.
Every charm, glass, or silver will touch you in a way that you need at that moment and help you further. Cherish memories, but also learn and live in the now.
Through our passion for life and the use of thought power, Black Raven Beads came into being. We hope it brings you love, support, strength, joy, and positivity. “ ~ Black Raven
The creative Team behind the brand have many years of experience in the jewelry industry and as collectors. Thank you, Team Members, I look forward to seeing what you create in the Future!
Elsie – Creative Glass Artist.
Andrea – Creative Illustrator.
Stefania- Creative and sales.
Anne – Creative.
Belinda – Creative and Spiritual Advisor.
Frank Van Egmond – Proprietor
Ready to shop? You can visit Black Raven online shop at the link below.
Black Raven – ships world wide from the Netherlands
As always, I enjoy hearing your thoughts on new brands, what do you think of this release? Any that you would like to add to your collection? Leave me a comment below ❤