Beads that Work: Ethnic Jewelry


As with the example of bamboo, the Wood element is considered to predominate attributes of strength and flexibility. It is also associated with qualities of generosity and idealism. It is the leader within us that can take charge and direct a plan of action.
Feb 6, 2017 01:00 pm
#753 / Tagua
The pendant is sculpted from the Tagua Palm nutshell. It is inscribed on the obverse with the maker's name - Margarita. The rich golden brown tones of the shell are augmented by use of Bronzite beads, in roughly symmetrical shapes. Golden glass doughnut from Mali, faceted Apache Gold Pyrite / Steatite from Arizona, and glass spacer beads from Czechoslovakia continue the color scheme with the addition of various harmonious textures.
old tone toggle clasp
necklace length 20"
tagua pendant 1.7 inches wide x 2.3 inches tall
$175 /
Feb 5, 2017 08:40 pm
#1401 Rabbits with Kale
Much folklore may be attributed to Rabbit: abundance, comfort, vulnerability, a close link to the changing seasons. And the special celebration of Spring with its beginnings, growth and celebration of life.
One can also extend the traits of a Rabbit's fast heart beat to being highly sensitive, extremely alert and very cautious. Their radar like hearing are akin to our examination and usage of the tools we have deep within ourselves. Their nocturnal nature reflect deep intuition and emotional reflection.

The image of Rabbit may encourage us to retreat, get warm and collect underground, held by Mother Earth.
necklace length: 21 inches
copper tone leaf toggle clasp
necklace beads: picasso jasper rabbits and melon shapes; Indian agate leaves; rudruksha seed pods; czech glass leaves
$145 /
Feb 5, 2017 09:47 pm
#955 Rosetta Stone Jasper
This necklace features a pendant of Rosetta, a natural jasper from Chihuahua, Mexico. It is reversible - ones side scored as a windowpane, the other plain; and bordered with black pyrite jasper and wood jasper, an appropriate choice to frame the picture.
Compatible beads maintain the golden tan color scheme,punctuated by black Chines knots and glass spacers.
Metaphysical meanings can be attributed to the beads:
Rosetta stone jasper - self mastery and focus. Wood jasper: creates a positive attitude. Picture jasper: helps see clarity in resolving an issue. Black pyrite jasper: particularly useful in creating a desired protective energy.
Other beads include gold line turquoise and small bone spacers:
necklace length: 22 inches plus
pendant size: 2 1/4 inches long
1 1/2 inches wide
gold tone toggle clasp
necklace beads: Rosetta stone jasper center of pendant outlined by black pyrite jasper, wood jasper; picture jasper beads; gold line turquoise round beads; bone; Chinese knots
$95 /
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