Out of Africa - Mixed Media Pieces inspired by African Jewellery
A stunning handmade necklace dedicated to Oshun, the African river goddess of luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, beauty and love. A polymer clay faux ebony pendant, aged and soulful has colourful seed bead tassels on either side. The beads are handmade polymer clay and agate interspersed with rustic ceramic beads from Greece and bronze sun beads from Kenya. The colourful polymer clay beads are embellished with gold foil in what I call 'cosmic bead' fashion, as the gold foil looks mysteriously like a starlit sky. A strong toggle clasp to finish a necklace that is about 25" long.
Wear it with your summer gear, white shirts, T-shirts and lagenlook clothing to blow people away and sizzle this summer and over jumpers in drab winter weather to cheer yourself up, A necklace for the brave who dare to be interesting and to not follow the herd!
The focal pendant is an embellished, hand-carved face, with a blue veil draped around it.
The colour combinations in this necklace are complementary and vibrant and this necklace will be a surefire conversation starter and set you up as an interesting woman of taste. Wear it with a plain T-shirt, or a roll neck top and you will enjoy the attention and compliments of the people around you.
Yemoja is a major water deity from the Yoruba religion. She is an Orisha and the mother of all orishas, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses.Yemoja is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all her children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in women, and cowrie shells represent her wealth. She does not easily lose her temper, but when angered she can be quite destructive and violent, as the flood waters of turbulent rivers.
Yemoja is often depicted as a mermaid and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. She is the protector of women. She governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, child safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, seashells, and the collective unconscious.
A 21" long necklace featuring an enamelled fibula brooch from Morocco. The pointy end of the fibula has been wired into a beautiful floral bead cap so it will not bother the wearer. The necklace is of twisted lapis oval beads and drum shaped coral, with a few silvertone beads from Nepal thrown in to form a fabulous asymmetrical accent. Sodalite round beads make up the rear.The necklace is finished with an enamelled toggle clasp. The pendant is long, measuring at least 6" when all its elements are accounted for, but light and easy to wear.
A fun daytime piece, vibrant and interesting.