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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Easter Island Necklace and Earrings

As I announced on my blog yesterday, I was featured on the Earrings Everyday Blog yesterday.  It was quite an exciting day for me.  For those of you that missed that blog, here is a picture of the earrings that were featured there.

The pendants are by Barbara Hanselman.  I recently found her work and love it.  I have a pretty good little stash of it already and am having a lot of creative fun working with it.  Barbara finishes these with terra sigillata instead of ceramic glazes so they are ‘open’ to absorb the essence of the wearer. You can even drop essential oils on them which will infuse making them wearable aroma therapy. How cool is that?

 They seemed to be accepted very well and I was thrilled and humbled by the comments they received.

So here is the debut of the matching necklace.  This pendant actually has a face on both sides.  A note that Barbara included with it says, "A Talisman with Two Faces looking in opposite directions personifies change as well as transitions; it suggests being able to see into the past with one face and into the future with the other.  Double faced beads are also symbols of a "middle ground" where the individual can feel centered and exist totally in the now.  Carrying or wearing an image with opposing faces in any culture is purported to help stabilize the mind and make the wearer purposeful; able to focus on the task at hand."

As you can see, the faces are a bit different on each side and the necklace can be worn with either side out so there is no way to put it on wrong.


Kristi Bowman said...

LOVE the necklace too Jean!!!!!! WOOHOO!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect!

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I like how one side of the pendant appears to be very happy the other appears to be just content.

Lovely earrings! I love the whimsical polkadots with the earthy pendant. It works! Great fusion!

Liz said...

Congrats! What exciting news. Your jewelry is so unique and lovely...can't wait to see what they chose.