Beads that Work: Ethnic Jewelry


It may be said that the paradigm of AIR is similar to the metal aspect of the diamond breath of life found within each one of us. When you are connected to that experience you know your own self worth. Minerals, crystals and gems are represented in the Air or Metal Element.
Apr 24, 2013 09:57 am
# 784 Celestial Dragon
Here is a signature depiction of a Dragon born on high winds and swirling in its own dance. It is carved from Boxwood, which is a dense material that permits careful, intricate detail. The large oval Bronzite stone beads used in the necklace may have been created for the Dragon; the stone is said to encourage vigorous activity. Continuing in the same rich brown tones are Water Buffalo Horn carved with a slight twisting pattern and Soochow Jade beads cut as cornerless cubes. Chinese knots add one one more texture in reminiscence of the Dragon's flowing mane. Some believe that the Dragon originally emerged out of a giant storm. All know it as the guardian of the mansions of the Gods, and believe that its magic properties can bring good or evil.
necklace length to pendant: 24"
pendant: 1 1/2" wide x 2" high
gold tone hook clasp - reminiscent of clouds
necklace beads: Boxwood, Water Buffalo Horn, fabric Chinese knots,Bronzite, Soochow Jade / Bowenite
$150 /
Apr 22, 2014 08:57 am
#629 / Red Dragon
Whimsical Dragon of lamp-work glass reigns over its red and white world of ceramic and hairpin horn beads. One Chinese porcelain bead is handpainted with flowers and blue streamers, perhaps being blown in the breeze as the Sky Dragon soars.
gold tone hook clasp
necklace 31 inches
$45 /
Apr 22, 2014 08:57 am
# 668
Each of these two glass beads feature a white rabbit and luscious red radishes. These glass beads are painted in the tradition of Chinese snuff bottles, from the inside. The idea of the bunnies' garden is enhanced with tiny pink glass spacers between the red floral glass and the clear crystal beads.
silver s-clasp with garnet bead accent
necklace length 29"
$85 /
Apr 22, 2014 08:57 am
#840 Butterflies
The clear quartz crystal beads may assist in firming intuition. It is a mineral said to help us think clearly, productively leading to more creativity and resolution. The intense dreamy quality of Cherry Quartz is inspirational to artisans who might see the butterflies as assisting in meditative thoughts and in helping one to remember dreams. The sparkle may be reflective light of the Harbinger of Spring. The spacer beads offer the faintest pink blush.
necklace length: 28"
butterflies: 1 1/4" wide x 7/8" high
silver tone floral hook clasp
necklace beads: Cherry Quartz, clear Quartz, Czech Glass spacers, Metal
$125 /
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