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replicaEach of these precious beads is sold as a single bead, for $6.50* (or 20% less if you use your friends & fans discount, SAVE20). If you are interested in more or the whole set, please let us know!

These are modern handcrafted beads made in the tradition of ancient dZi beads (pronounced ZEE). Few beads are surrounded by as much myth and mystery as the dZi bead. The authentic/original etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods, that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its' owner and will not stay with an unlucky person. 

We actually acquired these in India, but we believe they are every bit as beautiful, with their rich Carnelian color and traditional etched designs. We have several in a variety of colors, so let us know if you want additional photos. If you purchase from this posting, you will receive one like that shown in the two close-up shots, unless you specify otherwise.

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gold necklaceLast week our post was on bold jewelry, so this week I thought we should give equal time to delicate, ‘barely there’ jewelry -- like necklaces to wear all alone for a minimal look, or all together for a stacked effect. It’s an equally legitimate (and delightful) approach – simplifying your jewelry game with stylish, elegant and subtle work. Besides suiting a a more dainty style, another advantage is that it’s very light on the neck, for those who don’t like to (or can’t) wear heavy jewelry.

Here are a couple of links to tutorials/ideas for delicate/simple pieces.

http://www.craftpaperscissors.com/delicate-jewelry-dainty-jewelry-making-ideas/

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/diy/how-to-delicate-necklace

http://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/tag/Delicate-Jewelry

 

heart ringAlso, shown here from top to bottom are some of our favorite jewelry artisans in the ‘delicate dimension’ from Etsy, to inspire you!

Delicate gold chain necklaces from Blushes and Gold; Cubic Zirconia Bracelet from Barzel; and Heart Rings from LaosBorn

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy:

The Joy of Wirework, The Basics of Jewelry Design, and The Inspired Jewelry Designer

Until Next Time,

Sheila

 

 

 

 

 

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