“Hark, now hear the sailors cry,
Smell the sea, and feel the sky,
Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic"
- Van Morrison
Undine Dreams ARTifact Necklace #1
All seashells and driftwood used to create this art to wear was found on my many excursions to Winter Island in Salem MA and to Sandy Point Beach in Ipswich MA.
Iridescent ivory hand sculpted and painted eco-friendly paper clay with gold leaf edges adorned with European Oyster seashells, broken Mussels shell with Freshwater pearls. Aurora Borealis Czech crystal glass reflect hues of greens, teals and sea blues. Silver rhinestones create tiny rainbows when in the light.
This statement necklace hangs from a piece of driftwood with gold leaf edges, wire-wrapped with non-tarnish rose gold copper wire with Czech glass crystals. Copper wire enhances the healing properties of gemstones and pearls.
A shimmering pink and gold tassel with two Freshwater Pearls dangles from the bottom. I crocheted a mixture of gold, pink and peach shimmering silk cord to use as the chain. It measures about 36 inches and can be tied at the length desired.
On the back of the pendant is a message that reads "I believe in magic"
All semiprecious stones, crystals, seashells and driftwood are saged, cleared and charged with Reiki.
Spiritually pearls soothe the body, mind and soul while healing negativity. They are a symbol of rebirth, birth, new beginnings. The Chinese believe pearls aid in fertility as the help balance the body’s natural rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles. They are considered yin and a sign of the Moon.
Oyster prefers to stay put for much of its life. They symbolize the need to be still, peaceful, meditate and serenity. Many cultures revere the oyster as an aphrodisiac since Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love was born from the foam of the sea. Classical paintings depict her birth on top of a seashell. Oysters also give birth to pearls which are associated with lunar forces, the moon and tides.
Mussel seashells represent the moon, stability and living peacefully in a community. They are said to helps us weather life’s storms.
Driftwood reminds us to go with the flow while being tumbled by the waves of life. It represents the movement of water, wind and sun. It represents death and rebirth as old branches come back to life after being smoothed by the sea.
Lightweight. Measures 8 inches long and about 3.5 inches wide. Gift bag included.
Bronze- copper chain included for those who do not wish to use the crocheted chain.
Gift bag included,
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Handmade with love and a touch of magic by
jeanie mossa in Salem MA