My shop is filled with mainly necklaces but I do have a few earrings. This pair is my most recent design. For readers unfamiliar with that symbol smack in the middle of the discs, it is the symbol for Om. How do I explain the meaning of Om? I needed help from Wikipedia. Lets just simplify and say that Om is the sound of the vibration of the universe. I heard Om recited by my parents a gazillion times while growing up—I always associated it with my religion and prayers. When I took up yoga more than a decade ago, I started hearing it during some of the classes. Odd, I thought—Om belongs in my home with my parents or in the mandir. I’m over the oddness now. I’m here in California, in a city by the bay. I haven’t managed to replicate some of my childhood experiences for my kids to enjoy. And I have a feeling I won’t be getting to this one anytime soon.
This design is one of the first customized designs I made for a mama with two kids. After stamping the names of her kids, I hammered those shiny orbs to get some texture. Slip on a lotus flower charm and voila, you have a unique, personalized necklace with the names of loved ones. My sanskrit-style font adds a very unique touch to my designs! The creators of the font did a brilliant job of manifesting the Indian Devanagari script into the English alphabet.
It only seems appropriate to begin my first post with a photo of a design that features Ganesh! For all who know of him, he is a happy god who is the remover of obstacles and giver of wealth. We begin all new endeavors with a salute and prayer to him in the hopes he will do his magic to create a trouble-free journey!
The 24k gold-plated sterling silver Ganesh is accompanied by a gold-plated bronze charm that features a lotus flower and a hessonite garnet stone. Ayurveda, the traditional healing method of India, believes that hessonite garnet helps to quiet the mind and calm the nerves. A healing stone to counter negative energy? Not a bad idea!