China Blue

IMG_5684-001Brand new to the shop! This necklace has a very shabby chic, French country vibe, like something you might come across at an aristocratic estate sale. The one-of-a-kind central pendant is a broken shard of pottery captured in a frame of antiqued bronzetone metal. The pottery fragment is white and depicts a curling spiral of blue conifer branches. (I always think of yew branches when I look at this pendant, as if it has captured a tiny piece of the World Tree.) The pendant is flanked by genuine aquamarine beads, blue and white dumortierite, split bronze freshwater pearls (genuine), natural white wood beads, and sparkly golden yellow Czech glass crystals. The spacers are gold hematite and gold-lined glass . The necklace measures a comfortable 19 1/2 inches, with the pottery pendant measuring about 1 1/4 inch square, and fastens with an easy to work antiqued bronzetone lobster claw clasp. IMG_5693-001 A fragment of pottery can represent a piece of ourselves that is missing and must be recovered–through shamanic work or with the help of our beloved Powers. It can also represent something that was lost but has been returned to us by Them. Either way, this necklace can be a precious talisman to remind you of your Work and your connection with the Ones who love you. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra, and encourages you to learn to speak your own truths. Dumortierite teaches you to stand up for yourself and take control of your life; it also amplifies psychic abilities. Pearls are connected with the moon and the oceans; they symbolize love and purity, and can help us connect with and balance our emotions. The beads are strung on 49-strand professional quality Accuflex beading wire, which is soft-drape clear-coated stainless steel. IMG_5697 This is a sophisticated, elegant necklace that would be equally at home worn to the office as your everyday talisman, or as a statement piece at your next ritual or gathering. I have done my best to portray the colors accurately, but please be aware that each monitor shows color a bit differently. The necklace is not blessed or consecrated, but I would be happy to do that for you in a small ritual at no extra charge. This necklace can also be used as a prayer bead set, to adorn an altar for your shamanic healing practice, in meditation and astral travel, or as a portable altar/shrine, aka a stealth shrine (for those who are unable to practice openly). It can also be used to mark your formal dedication to a deity or spirit.

The necklace is $80, due to the one-of-kind pendant and the high price tag of the beads included (especially the aquamarine). I am completely willing to do a layaway plan for you for this piece, if you need to have this necklace but can’t afford the price all at once; just convo me and I’ll set that up for you. I prefer to have it paid for in three months, but I’m flexible on that. Here’s what a 2 or 3 month installment plan would look like: you could pay in two installments of $40 each, or three installments of $26.66 (with the shipping cost added onto the final payment). The necklace will be shipped to you after the final payment has been made. Thank you for looking!