Wednesday, April 14, 2010

RENEWAL





So, I have been working hard on jewelry, and in doing so am discovering that a subject that was once so uncomfortable for me to create around, is now becoming familiar and an outlet for transforming thoughts into something that actually feels good. And I can honestly say that I never dreamed that could have happened in a million years. This necklace is all about that renewed thinking , to try to get my inner spirit and my physical being to come together, to be comfortable. I always feel a need to translate the emotion and significance that something means to me into a wearable form. I feel that by doing this that a real part of me is in that piece of jewelry, I feel it will be carried by the person who buys it or wears it. I am certain. Call it what you want, religion, belief, faith. I believe it is making me free.

available on etsy here

20 comments:

Judy said...

That piece has all of my favorite elements in it! Great as usual!

Cindy said...

Sharon, what a beautiful necklace and good thoughts behind it. I love the various components - it is stunning as always!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

yes, a beautiful necklace. i love the juxtaposition of the colored beads and the white beads!

stregata said...

Love the message in this piece, Sharon! And the down to earth colour palette!

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Once again, lovely! Enjoy your day!

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful words for a lovely creation ! Bravo Sharito !

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, you always pour your heart and soul into your work. That's why it's so meaningful and beautiful. Another stunning piece! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Beadwright said...

Sharon I love that ceramic ring it brings everything together.
Beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lesley said...

OOooo I love this one! Shame I don't have any pennies spare at the moment (sigh). It's gorgeous Sharon. By the way my SIL loved the necklace I bought from you for her 40th birthday!!!! and thanks for the kind comments about my hair lol!

Lesley x

Liz Revit said...

Sharon, wonderful! I love the word "free" in this piece.

Stefanie said...

Thatis a beautiful necklace with a great message behind it. I especially love the "free"-pendant. regards Stefanie

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful and meaningful jewelry Sharon!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

sharon, my goodness. The necklace is gorgeous and your words, so understandable. It is a complex idea that you are conveying and yet I understand it perfectly. Especially because I have a necklace you made stamped with L O V E (like F R E E -here) and i definitely feel love when i wear it. In fact, I think i wear it so much because of that!! You are awesome!!
xo lenna

Createology said...

When your inner spirit is happy and you feel centered then your whole world will be so much freer. You jewelry will reflect your inner peace. Happy creating...

The Joy of Nesting said...

Once again little sister your best creations seem to always be rooted in the beauty of the earth. Have you stopped to wonder why you used your lotus stamp in this incredible piece??Since I don't believe in coincidences,can the answer just be that you love the look of the beautiful blossom?? I have to wonder, here is a bit on the significance of the lotus blossom :)

The lotus is one of Buddhism’s most significant symbols. It is a symbol of enlightenment and purity of the mind. The lotus symbolizes many aspects of the path to enlightenment. As the lotus grows out of the still water and mud of the pond (samsara – the cycle of rebirth), it leaves the mud (worldly existence) behind to emerge straight toward the sky, appear clean on the surface (purity), and blossoms into a beautiful flower (enlightenment). The flower opens its petals to catch the warm sun rays, reveals its beauty and purity, and shares its fragrance with the world.

The lotus leaves are water-resistant, and just like the flowers; the leaves exist as a part of, but separate from their environment at the same time. The Vietnamese saying “Growing in the mud, yet not smelling of the mire” refers to this idea. As the flowers and leaves emerge from the water, they will in turn provide shading for the mud beneath. The image signifies the Great Buddha, whose virtues, love, and teachings have become the best and eternal refuge for all beings.

A closed blossom signifies the potential for enlightenment. An open blossom signifies full enlightenment. The Buddha is often depicted sitting on a fully opened lotus. The eight petals correspond to the Noble Eightfold Path. The colors of the lotus also have significant meanings. The white lotus symbolizes Bodhi, the state of total mental purity, spiritual perfection, and the pacification of human nature. Love and compassion is associated with the red lotus. The blue lotus is the flower that symbolizes wisdom. The Buddha is associated with the pink lotus, the supreme flower.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

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Christy Laudig said...

Sharon...this is a lovely piece. I love the colors and the stamped silver you used. Fabulous work!

Hugs!

Christy

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Sharon,
Love that stamped metal! Once again, I love all your details! And your Alice atc are sweet too! very cool fabrics that you won!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Kate

Esther said...

very you (once again) love stamped "lotus flowers" very "zen.". beautiful my dear sharon!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Good for you Sharon. Getting in touch with a story or a feeling can open the flood gates to creating. Keep getting in touch with that. Take care, Riki

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