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« on: August 30, 2008 12:56:02 AM »

I was actually inspired by the cosmic rosaries mentioned in this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24948.0

And I had this adorable little green glass goddess and I figured why not try it out! But then I realized it would be more beads than I had to make a traditional necklace style, so I went for a bracelet, which is still too big (but I have very wee wrists)!:

This photo shows the order I mean for it to be in, somewhat like a compass. The goddess is both the beginning and the end, and she is at the top. I did it in four elements, in the North (Earth), East (Wind), South (Fire), West (Water) order. Each element has 7 beads and 1 larger focal bead to indicate the change, in case I want to use it for meditation (its original purpose). I used stones and metals associated with each element for their representation. Earth begins with an agate focal bead, then a sequence including jade, obsidian, and hematite. Air contains a turquoise focal bead, then a fluorite and turquoise sequence. Fire has a red glass focal bead (I didn't have an appropriate sized bead in appropriate stone so I went for color significance) and a pattern of rubellite and gold beads. Water's focal bead is sodalite, with a sequence of aquamarine, pearl, lapis lazuli, and blue quartz.

As I said, it's a bit big and the colors don't exactly match, but I like it for its significance, now if I can just get  handle on meditation I'll be all set!  Wink
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008 01:06:30 PM »

I love this idea and your green goddess very much.  As a pagan myself, I find this the perfect meditation tool!!  I will have to go witch some up!!


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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008 02:50:16 PM »

why not string it on elastic rather than with a clasp? then it would fit.


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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008 04:56:48 PM »

I always love to see the way people interpret things!
I love it!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008 08:25:59 AM »

This is beautiful! I love that you took an idea and made it fit you. The beads themselves are also lovely.

I'm covetting your goddess bead right now. Smiley

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