Monday, March 1, 2010

Awakening!

AWAKENING NECKLACE
AWAKENING NECKLACE (Back)
AWAKENING NECKLACE (Finally Complete!)
PINK LOTUS PENDANT

I had the privilege today to finally complete a custom soldered pendant for a friend.  She chose a beautiful purple lotus flower as the pendant focal element.  I have always adored lotus flowers.  In many cultures, this beautiful flower is a symbol for enlightenment, a representation of awakening to the spiritual reality of life.  Many may not realize that the lotus plant actually grows in the muck and mire at the bottom of ponds.  It continually grows up, towards the sun, and ultimately unfolds into one of the world's most exquisite and lovely flowers.  It is also a symbol of creation and rebirth; at night, it closes and sinks underwater and at dawn, it rises and opens again. I fell in love with this flower and the symbolism that surrounds it, so I decided to make another "pink" pendant.  Maybe I'll put it on Artistic Adornments, or maybe I'll just keep it for myself...Namaste.

References:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera

4 comments:

Lisa West said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. So beautifully adorned with the jewerly pieces. And the meaning of the flower just makes it perfect.
Sincerely, Lisa

Kiki said...

Wondrously beautiful piece! me too..i have always loved the symbolism behind it. very special!
Kiki~

Sheila said...

Thank you, so much! I love the symbolism of things...it just seems to make them more special!! Have a beautiful day.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

There is a magic and a happiness in your creations! They have light and sweetness. The fairies, the blossoms and ahhh the dichotomy of such things with the gorgeous strong soldering. Great art. Blessings.