There is a young Jaredite girl, about 17-18 years old with a beautiful crystal necklace on. The crystals are set in a silver type metal. It looks kind of like a crown, yet it’s a necklace.
She bought the necklace in a marketplace from an artisan who makes handcrafted necklaces. He searches caves and rock outcroppings to find the perfect rocks/crystals and then carves and polishes them to make them look beautiful and shiny. He uses a form of a rock tumbler similar to tumblers that we have. However, their technology was different than ours; but actually, his tumbler was more effective and efficient than our tumblers. Sometimes he bought crystals from other vendors, since he didn’t always have time to find and tumble every crystal. He bought the needed metals from metal vendors, then heated and shaped the into beautiful necklaces. He made placeholders in the metal to hold the crystals, then glued the crystals in place. The glue was different than what we use, but very effective. The crystals never came out of the necklace. Sometime he would drill holes into the crystals and then put a wire through the holes.
This girl bought the necklace to go on a “date”. A young Jaredite warrior saw the beauty in this girl and asked her father if he could take the girl for a walk. Well, the girl thought that the young warrior was very handsome, so she wanted to look extra nice!
The girl lived during a righteous and prosperous time, so she had the coins she needed to trade for the necklace. One of the ways she earned her coins was by taking care of other children.
Well, the necklace must have worked! They enjoyed their walk and soon afterward, they married.
This story was originally written on May 10, 2017. I added more detail to the story on December 6, 2017.
I sense a girl with a metal-type spoon, stirring some food that is cooking over a fire. The spoon is more elaborate than most spoons we would be familiar with. A creative artisan put some real time and effort into the spoon.
At this point in time, the girl uses the spoon to cook dinner for her children; her husband is out hunting. She has two children, 2 years old and 5 years old, and lived most likely in the Southeast Missouri area. She is happy and peaceful. She follows the prophets and is obedient. She knows that by following the prophets, she and her family will be blessed. Her husband is a leader in the church, a position something like a Bishop.
The spoon is a work of art! Her husband saw this spoon at a market in a city that was several miles from their home. He was traveling, meeting with other leaders of the church. While he was in the city, he went to the market, to see what goods and services they offered there. When he saw the spoon, made by an acquaintance, he immediately knew his wife would love it, so he purchased it.
The spoon was a type of beautiful shiny type metal, possibly a silver alloy and had wood surrounding the metal on the handle so it could be easily held without burning skin. The carving in the wood was very intricate and beautiful. It showed a picture of the Tree of Life, with an iron rod leading to it. The detail was incredible. The spoon was shaped perfectly to stir food, to serve food, and to display, because of the beauty of the handle.
This girl only used the spoon for special occasions, treasuring it throughout her life.