Monday, August 13, 2012

Lotus Jewel Pendant

Lotus Jewel Pendant

It's almost a tease to put this out here since it sold from the shop earlier today, but I had this post backlogged for over a week, so I didn't know it would sell before I posted. 

In Ancient Egypt, the lotus was a symbol of new beginnings and, in some myths, was the origin of the cosmos. I have always loved the form of the lotus with it's many petals radiating from its center like the rays of light feathering around the sun in a cloudy sky. I chose the colors of my native river, muted blue and green, to render it--the "petals" are actually slightly translucent, almost murky, and they reminded me of river water when I first found the beads. 

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