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|We are recovering from the Elevation Belly Dance weekend which was amaaazing! I sold a batch of bangles and such at the Tribe Nawaar booth. I took 4 workshops... 2 from Rachel Brice and 2 from Mardi Love!|
|Rachel Brice and I. She's just cute as a button and very, very kind.|
|Mardi Love and I after her workshop. Mardi is quite the creative soul. |
**Attention all my jewelry makin' people... be sure to check out her jewelry!**
|I named it "Devotion." A wasp nest head...|
|....and rusty angel wings. The shell is representing openness. She stands on a cigar box....|
|...... wrapped with this gorgeous African (Ghana) fabric of eyes and mouths. ....|
(UPDATE: Those mouths are actually cowrie shells I'm told. Which makes sense
because they look like cowrie shells! Thank you Tami for setting me straight!)
|She came about rather quickly,|
perhaps 20 minutes....
|... the rest of the box took hours!|
|The open box....|
|My Sacred Heart of Sadness with straight pins and wire. My journal pages from earlier in the workshop are wired to the heart. This is the Catholic side. It reminds me of what Trungpa Rinpoche calls the tender heart of sadness. An open heart means you feel vulnerable and tender. It aches with sadness and compassion.|
|I was so focused and worked frantically during the workshop. It was important |
for me to finish it while I was there.
|The Buddhist side! Prayer flags with something representing each energy.|
The center Padma (red) represented by the Sacred Heart. Padma is passionate
energy and the energy I relate to most. Vajra (blue) represented by the antique eyeglasses. They look sorta like Gandhi's glasses, yes? I wanted a sword which is the traditional symbol of Vajra but I liked these representing compassionate clear and direct wisdom. Ratna (yellow), representing abundance with a small copper vase. Karma (green): Compassion in action. I loved this running figure. He looked like he was holding a scroll. My buddhist name is Faith Turquoise Torch.... the torch part is holding the faith of the Dharma. So that's what I liked about that little guy. Finally, the Buddha flag (white) which is spaciousness. The mirror representing self reflection and emptiness.
|I found these beautiful filler bangles that were the|
perfect color and bling.
|I handmade 6 of the bangles. The beads are lotus seeds, |
peitersite, bone and shell,
with an antique metal stamping of Jesus that was in
my Grandma's stash
|A little added bling, pearls and an antique flower. The turquoise color|
came from a silk ripped fabric scrap. It was the inspiration for the whole stack!
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|I'd like to remove the clasp because it slips over the head.|
|This was one of several cross like skeleton keys that my partner|
bought for me on a buying trip. They were expensive but have such soul.
|I wrapped some fabric around the base.|
|How did that blue bead get in there?|