This is a long and sumptuous necklace, three strings of electroplated lava beads and turquoise carry a fabulous filigree ghau box which is as large as the palm of your hand. The necklace is 27" long and ends in an ornamental hook clasp. A few little red howlite beads pick out the coral in the Ghau box.
A ghau box pendant, inlaid with turquoise and coral, 2" x 2.2" is hung on a necklace of coral and matte lapis lazuli cylindrical beads. The lapis is exquisite and rare, and this particular mix of colours is absolutely lovely. Wear this with your favourite white shirt and jeans - lapis goes with everything, and the matte look is absolutely gorgeous. An ornamental box clasp to close.
The beautiful Gahu box pendant quite takes your breath away - it is made of gold washed copper, with delightful scroll work, and embedded with turquoise and coral. Kalachakra boxes are expensive and sought after, they are difficult to find and I grabbed the last one that this vendor had.
Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word made up of two terms; kala meaning “time” and chakra meaning “wheel”, literally translated into English as “Wheel of Time”. It is one of many tantric teachings and esoteric practices in Tibetan Buddhism. The tradition combines myth and history, whereby actual historical events become an allegory for the spiritual drama within a person, drawing symbolic / allegorical lessons for inner transformation towards realizing Nirvana. The most important texts of this tradition include the Kalachakra Tantra and the Vimalaprabha. The traditions roots are in India, but its most active history and presence has been in the monasteries of Tibet, and it is believed that the Kalachakra was taught by the Buddha himself.
The necklace is 21" long and has three strands of coral spiky beads flanking the pendant, which end in blue howlite pumpkin beads, yak bone beads from Tibet, little gold plated glass beads and a toggle clasp. However, to my mind, the pendant is the showpiece and is particularly beautiful. The box mechanism is intact and can be used to carry pills, prayers or other charms - I would just wear it because of its extreme beauty.
21" long, this necklace has the most beautiful Ghau box pendant, inlaid and studded with coral and turquoise. The necklace has a couple of chunks of coral, turquoise blue dyed howlite and faux Raku Buddha mala beads, embellished with gold foil. The Buddha beads are made of polymer clay and are not as heavy as they look, in spite of being so chunky.
This necklace screams sophistication, with the bright pendant and dull Buddha beads. An ornamental box clasp finishes the necklace in style. Tribal necklaces are becoming extremely modish and trendy and you might want to wear this one with a T shirt, or even a simple open necked shirt - whichever way you wear it, you will look fantastic.
26" long, with a mandala pendant, handmade colourful beads in pink and yellow, with little polymer clay birds and an enamelled toggle clasp. Mixed elements include glass, dyed howlite and other gemstones, resin, anything that would match the ethos of this piece. Easy, boho, and fun to wear.
This is the 4th and last iteration of Birdie - the other three have flown the nest and there are no further beads in the making.