fragile strength talisman - mjd 2013
it began with the making of a pouch -
thoughts of being able to keep that which you treasure close... but with the option of changing it, as our needs do not remain the same.
spiral carved into stone
the other side got a mandala.
to offer support on your way
healing (ancient baltic amber)
balance - finding connection to earth and the infinite (stone)
connection to your inner voice (grey moonstone)
stitching and knotting and braiding - the necklace is made of linen, silk, cotton, muslin, with antique venetian glass beads and a few vesuvianite stones.
a very meditative piece to make -