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Friday, August 27, 2010

Placing Orders

I am currently designing new pendants, and placing orders for old favorites.  There will be a temporary pause in my jewelry posts.  If you have requests, don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lizard Pin

Symbols of sacred wisdom similar to snakes and frogs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Flying Dragon Pin

Dragons of hapiness symbolize the connection between man and the divine.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peace Pins in Braille, Copper, Brass and Pewter, $22

Peace is not merely the goal, but the means by which the goal is attained.- Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Jesus...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dzi Bead, Reproduction

Probably the most well known of ancient trade beads.  Real dzi beads are thought to be the tears of a goddess or mythical bugs.  They are believed to contain powerful healing properties and medicinal elixirs have been made of a tiny sliver of ground agate bead.  The real beads will cost as much as $1000 per 'eye,' or circle.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thieyu or Tsieyu Bead

Worn for communication with the divine.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sherpa Coral

'Coral' is a bit misleading.  This is actually wound glass.  It is a trade bead that is comonly worn by the hill tribe, 'Sherpa,' people of the Himalayas.  Each piece is individually hand wound and they may be as many as three hundred years old.  I find them only occaisionally in odd places like in Nepal.  They are sold by weight .20 per gram.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fatima, Hand Pendant, $24

Hands are the symbols of creative energy and of healing.  These are called the hand of Fatima, the Hamsa, the hand of Shiva, and the hand of God.  They are considered by some to be protection from the evil eye.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Little Gao, Holy Reliquaries, $22

Gao (Gau, Ghao) are holy reliquaries.  Inside you put a prayer, or relic that reminds you to stay on your path.
left - the dharma wheel - a symbol that what you put into the world comes back to you.
middle - the endless knot - a symbol of the endless cycle of death and rebirth.
right - the OM - the imperishable sound of the universe at creation.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mantra Prayer Beads, $108

Each of these prayer malas is inscribed with the prayer, "om me ni pad me hum," on every bead.  They come in brass nickle or copper.

Aum= a sound, it is the imperishable sound of the universe at creation. (People chant Om or Aum to resonate with the universe.)

Mani= jewel

Padme = lotus

Hum=a sound, it is the sound of triumph when all beings become enlightened.

The jewel within the lotus represents the mystery of life. It is the budding complexity within which dwells the jewel of truth.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Astamangala Mandala Shell Pendant, $50

Shell is often used in Buddhist jewelry.  The shell itself represents the sound of enlightenment when all beings become enlightened.  In this piece you also see the 8 auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism including the shell motif at the top.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Conch Shell Pendants, $16

The conch shell represents the sound of triumpbh when all sentient beings be come enlightened.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Deer Pendant, $165

The Deer symbolize Buddhas first teaching at Deer Park.  Dear are at the gateway to temples and symbolize the gateway to enlightenment.