Tuesday, November 22, 2011

finished necklace

As I mentioned the last time I posted, I was working on a new 'prayer' piece. Finally finished. This one is something more of a prayer flag. I wanted to create something archaic and rustic, yet delicate ans somewhat precious. The focal is counterbalanced by the delicate wire wrapped beads and pearls that form the chain and dangles.






Runes from the top:
ehwaz - journey, progress, change
laguz - vitality, the ocean, water, artist
wunjo - harmony, joy, happy conclusion
inguz - spiritual path, inner fire, solidifies the reached goal

13 comments:

mairedodd said...

absolutely perfect... i love how you balanced the whole piece in the ways you described, that can be so difficult to do... the colors you have integrated are just gorgeous - ethereal and yet grounded...

steufel said...

Oh Renate, ich bin sprachlos! Das ist wunder-, wunderschön!

Beverly Herman said...

Renate, I am so moved by this piece and your journey to create it. Thank you for sharing.

Hopemore Studio said...

Beautiful. The feelings and work put into this piece speaks for itself.

Corvid Delights said...

So powerful yet serene, Stregata I love this... what a wonderful talisman for the heart and mind. xo!

Greer said...

This is lovely Renate! There is a calmness and softness about it. Love the movement of the bead chains and the contrast of the fabric. Would wear it in a heart-beat!

Barry said...

S/R- interestingly this reminds me of the Tibetan prayer flags - the movement of the flag sends yet another prayer off into the universe. A very strng piece to wear. Go well. B

Palimpa Lim said...

Diese Kette ist traumhaft geworden, liebe Renate! Egal was Du machst, Du bleibst Dir absolut treu und folgst Deinem unverwechselbaren Stil - das bewundere ich sehr an Dir. Es ist eben nicht einfach nur eine Art "Prayer Flag", sondern es ist DEINE Art Prayer Flag. Beeindruckend.
Und als solche strahlt sie ganz viel Ruhe und Stärke aus und hat für den glücklichen Käufer ganz sicher eine tiefe Bedeutung. Ich liebe solche Stücke.
Ehwaz ist übrigens auch eine "meiner" Runen. Wahrscheinlich DIE Rune für mich. Schön, dass sie hier an erster Stelle steht :)

Ich schreib Dir noch, bin aber gerade wieder auf dem Sprung und mmag es gar nicht, mails per iPhone zu schreiben.
xoxo

Judy said...

I love the rustic quality to this piece, but yet the beads and colors actually give it a sweetness. I think it reflects life so well, how we have to balance it each day. Lovely!

Oxana said...

Love it!!! Gorgeous!

Esther said...

a prayer flag! what an awesome and beautiful piece!! romizous

Petra Carpreau said...

It's really beautiful, Renate. It's been wonderful to see it evolving into such a peaceful and serene finished piece. A real journey, and I hope it continues it's travel to a loving home.

A question - can you tell me which resin you use? I've been working with pebeo crystal resin, but it's so slow to set and really runny, so not the easiest stuff to use.

Petra xx

sharon said...

Renate, this is so deeply moving and beautiful! Just incredible!
Hugs my friend!