I’m not gonna lie to you and say that this necklace is totally original:

domed_lotus
Aside from its role as an ancient religious symbol, the lotus petal motif has been a popular element in jewelry design for the last several years.

Still, I’m really loving my interpretation of the ubiquitous lotus petal.  I’ve been attracted to the shape for awhile now, but I’ve tried to stay away from it for the reason I state above.  I’m glad I decided to go ahead and make this despite my previous reservations.

About the neckace:  It’s a hand-fabricated sterling silver lotus petal with an 18k gold "tear drop" nestled inside.  It hangs on a sterling silver chain and features a hand-fabricated clasp.

4 Replies to “Borrowing a Motif”

  1. Ashley13 says: August 2, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Your jewelry really is beautiful. I like the fact that you could easily dress it up or down depending on the occasion. Will you be selling pieces like this once your store goes online? Also, are you knitting anything interesting right now? I’m waiting for some yarn to arrive so that I can begin knitting a super simple cardigan for fall. It’s been 100+ degrees where I live and I’m just praying for cooler temps.

  2. Holly says: August 2, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for your compliments, Ashley! In the past I have sold jewelry on my website and had quite a large selection, however I scaled back on it due to traveling last year and never really picked it back up. In the next few months, my plan is to put more stuff online for sale, but first I need to update my business plan and take care of some “backend” issues. Regarding knitting, I am working on a couple of projects. The first is finishing up the pair of socks I posted about a couple of weeks ago. One down, one to go. The second is this: http://magknits.com/July07/patterns/stargazer.htm . I’m knitting it in a slub cotton that drapes really nicely. It will be a few weeks yet before it’s done though.

  3. Ashley13 says: August 2, 2007 at 9:09 am

    That sweater is really cute. It’s always hard to find time to just sit and knit. Sometimes I’ll find myself staying up until the wee hours of the morning knitting, because it’s the only time I can find. I’m hoping if I start the cardigan now it will be finished by the time it’s cool enough to actually wear it (it’s 100% wool).

  4. Antoinette says: August 2, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    OOO!!!! ME WANT!!! I love it!!! Perfection.

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