Beads that Work: Ethnic Jewelry


The Earth element is associated with the turning of the seasons. Its energy is stabilizing. Its motion is inward and centering as a peacemaker or mediator.
Apr 4, 2013 11:13 am
#979 "Steggy"
Portrait of a Stegosaurus in motion, cleverly carved using the natural swirls of the Ocean Jasper stone. Buried deep in earthy yellows with veins of deep dark green, Steggy is resurrected bringing joyful smiles.
necklace length: 20"
pendant: 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/2" high
gold tone toggle
necklace beads: Ocean Jasper, Green Line Jasper, Wood, Yellow Jade, Glass
$150 /
Feb 5, 2017 07:55 pm
#1426 Pigs & Pearls
Pig is considered by many cultures as a teacher, reminding us to celebrate life and share a good luck symbol.
To offer a few brief folklore examples: to the Egyptians, Pig embodied fertility. To the Chinese: strength and virility. To the Celts: Pig is a representative of the Moon Goddess.

It is appropriate to use these pig shaped beads carved in serpentine which add the metaphysical sense of being able to accept difficult or unpleasant aspects in life which cannot be avoided and must be handled. This stone helps one feel more grounded and capable of dealing with any situation. Pig beads strung with Pearls also offer humorous chuckles.

The beads colors create a deep mood of calm, harmony and tranquility.
necklace length: 22 inches
silver tone leaf clasp
necklace beads: serpentine, ceramic
coin and rondelle shapes, Chinese knots, glass=pearls
$55 /
Feb 5, 2017 09:22 pm
#1392 Clay Heiroglyph
I would be happy toy translate the hieroglyph in this pendant. Perhaps, it spells your name.
the rough cut shapes of powder glass, painted and striped pottery and bauxite beads contribute to the sense of a natural, weathered, eternal feel.
A metaphysical meaning of bauxite is its encouragement of thinkers' plans, making ideas come to fruition.
necklace length: 30 inches plus
silver tone hook clasp
pendant: 2 1/2 inches long,
1 1/2 inches wide
necklace beads: clay, bauxite, krobo powder glass
$65 /
Feb 5, 2017 09:52 pm
#1498 Spider Web Jasper
Interspersing the variety of bead shapes is a bright spark of color, a hint of magenta. Each of the bead shapes show a slightly different view of this intriguing stone's stripes, more variations of the same theme.
Spider web jasper is known for soothing frayed nerves.
necklace length: 19 inches
silver tone hook clasp
necklace beads: Spider web ( or webbed) jasper, glass
$95 /
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