I used of some older Tibetan beads that I bought in a grab bag of broken stuff a few years back. I would love to know what the pendant on the right side was originally used for. I stuck a quartz crystal point into the cavity and I was going to wrap it with a blessing and some silk, but now I can't get it out. A couple of the other beads look very well used too. The silver skin is peeling off one of the metal beads and the carnelians are cracked and broken. The amber "beeswax" bead was missing one of its silver caps and I found that one of the repousse' caps fit perfectly on it. I put a new bail on the Kwan Yin shrine and glued Her back in where She had just been rattling around inside.
I wish I had the psychic ability to know all about a thing simply by touching it, to be able to read whatever vibrational memories an object might have acquired. Jewelry in particular, worn close to the skin. I wish I knew who owned these beads and if it was hard to part with them or if they were just broken jewelry parts and they were glad to sell them.
Maybe I'll put This neckace up on Etsy with an outrageous price tag. I've had two complaints recently from people who actually took the time to write and tell me that my stuff is "way too expensive". My other listings will look like bargains by comparison. Hmmm.....
Here's another new dangly piece that I'll be listing as soon as I figure out how to describe it:
And a silver necklace that's been just sitting around waiting for a clasp:
And another older piece that I lsted on Etsy recently:
The lapis beads in this necklace really are this deep blue. With the gold flecks in them, they look like the night sky.
You know, I've realized that this has become my job. A job I can do in my pajamas. I am very very lucky.