I made the black and gold heishi beads as well as the faux amber beads from polymer clay, and put this necklace together.
So have a look at my Tribal necklaces first, and then I'll show you what she helped me make.
The Funky Tribal
Midnight in Moscow
'Sufism espouses a well-founded and thoroughgoing interpretation of Islam, which focuses on love, tolerance, worship of God, community development, and personal development through self-discipline and responsibility. A Sufi’s way of life is to love and be of service to people, deserting the ego or false self and all illusion so that one can reach maturity and perfection'
The Dervish in this pendant is beautifully fashioned, with Arabic calligraphy across his robes. Hung on a necklace of black onyx, I think he looks sumptuous. A bronzite flower, given to me by my friend BN and the enamelled bead caps donated by another friend, Sheela have only enhanced the beauty of this necklace.
Gather Ye Rosebuds
- GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
- Old time is still a-flying;
- And the same flower that smiles today
- Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick
- (Or..... Hurry up and get married before you wither on the vine, your teeth fall out, need a hip replacement and end up an 'on - the - shelfer'). This poem was written in the 17th century - he'd have shuddered if he saw the shenanigans we get up to in this one!