Saturday, 31 March 2012

Bracelets

Two more made.
I had to make one using the Hand of Fatima:


The other one using the ever popular Shamballa crystal bead ball:


Hand of Fatima necklace

I've always been drawn to the "hand of Fatima", (Hamsa)  symbol. It is an ancient symbol dating back to the Stone Age period where they discovered drawings of this hand on the cave walls.
The Hand of Fatima represents Divine protection, freedom and peaceful co-existence with others. It doesn't belong to any religion. Could be interpreted as the hand of light, showing human kind the way to brightness and peace. Gives protection from the evil eye. What's not to love about this hand? 

I incorporated this symbol into a necklace, which also is made of Rudaksha beads, Turquoise beads, sandalwood beads, "the evil eye" protection bead from Turkey and a glass dome with the image of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. 


Saturday, 24 March 2012

The first necklace of 2012


Remember these:


It has now been turned into a necklace, rosary style looking like this:


Adorned with Rudaksha beads and Swarovski crystals and a lot more fun to make than the previous bracelets, although I am not giving up on these bracelets.



Testing, testing, one-two, one-two


Right, I am finally back in Paradise, have cleaned up the house and set up my little studio and am now busy dreaming up and making new stuff.
I even made up my own DIY board so that it will be easier for me to thread my bracelets.


Not too long ago, whilst still in London, I came across a funky looking bracelet that I really wanted to try and make. So I investigated a little bit further, found a "how to make" video on the internet and this was my first project.
For starters: The lady in the video said that this was a real easy bracelet to make. LIAR!
It took me at least 30 mins to even be able to thread the needle, after a lot of swearing I finally managed, did a few loops only to find that the thread had knotted up. GREAT. Chuck the needles and the thread in the bin. I n e v e r want to see them again.
5 mins later I picked them up from the bin. Quitting is not in my vocabulary.
Start again.
A N O T H E R 30 mins threading the needle and this time it went not so bad.


So I made another bracelet as well the next day and m a y b e the lady in the video wasn't lying, as the next bracelet was slightly easier to make and just because I know how much sweat and tension went into these bracelets I will cherish them forever.


Friday, 16 March 2012

Pearls

Eastern cultures believes that pearls symbolises purity and spiritual transformation
Gold/Black/Green pearls symbolises prosperity and riches, while the white one symbolises purity, innocence, faith and honesty. 
They are all meant to bring good luck.


Some ancient cultures believed that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from heavens and became the heart of the oyster.....
Pearls have been called "tear drops of the moon". Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven. 
Bless!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

more cabhochons

That's it. That is the last one of them. I am done.
The next picture I will blog will be when I've incorporated them into necklaces.
Until then:
farewell!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Yellow Topaz


Topaz is a crystal of Truth and forgiving. It is a symbol of chastity, happiness, true friendship and hope. It helps us to find our true purpose and destiny. The topaz crystal is able to make us more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and of their karmic effects. As such, it is able to activate our Cosmic awareness. By removing the stagnant energies, it directs the body energy to those places where it is most needed. The topaz healing abilities are connected to spiritual and physical rejuvenation. It releases tension and promotes feelings of joy and happiness. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :-)