Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Plum Flower Pendants

sterling flower pendant necklace sunstone labradorit star rubyTook me a little while to finish these 3 pendants but I'm pretty happy with how they turn out. The sterling flowers has a black patina and a hand-rubbed wax protective coating. 5 gold (14kt) dots and the shimmer in each the (sunstone, labradorite and star ruby) is a great light-play against the dark patina.

Plum flowers have a lot of symbolic meanings in the Chinese culture. It represents virtue because it thrives in the coldest of winters and signals the upcoming spring. Each of the five petals of a plum blossom stands for the five major ethnic peoples of China - Han, Manchurian, Mongolian, Muslim, Tibetan. Sometimes the five petals refer to the five elements - metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. And it is also the official flower of the Choy Lay Fut kungfu system.

blue labradorite sterling silver flower pendant necklace 14k goldsunstone sterling flower pendant necklace 14k goldstar ruby sterling silver flower pendant necklace 14k gold

1 comment:

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Oooooh, I love the pendants AND the round rings! Lovely!