This stunning Sunstone Mala was being made as the news broke about beloved musician Tom, Petty crossing. I named it the Learning to Fly Mala as a tribute to a great man, and prolific and soulful musician. May this Mala’s subtle style steal the show with grit and soulfulness. With the radiance of the sun and the fire of the solar ray, Sunstone carries the energy of Ra, the sun god, whose energy brings all potential life from within the Earth. It is a Stone of Leadership - of personal power, freedom, and expanded consciousness. Truly reflecting the qualities of Light, it brings openness, benevolence and warmth, strength, mental clarity, and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others. This Mala is finished with a Labtadorite Guru bead. Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future. It is also finished with a charming and protective Smoky Quartz druzy pendant and a cream tassel.