Elephant Walk Memory Beads


In ancient Egypt It was the custom to design one example of unmourning jewellery for the loved one after eight years of mourning. These Austrian amber crystal beads were chosen by my late mother and I decided on 1940s ivory elephants and beads because their memory is infinite. There are also additional Indian hand-blown amber-coloured glass beads. This example of jewellery is to honour the memory of my mother who in 1953, wore for her fourth wedding in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, a bridal gown of Spanish lace dyed in the shade of lapis blue to honour the goddess Isis 'the divine mother'.

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8 comments:

Becky Pancake said...

Your necklace is wonderful. I remember when I was a young girl my older sister came home from the state fair with a bean that contained 12 miniature carved elephants and it fascinated me. Your story and necklace helped me think of that memory. Thanx for sharing.

Marti C. said...

Love the Elephant Walk necklace...beautiful beads! blessings!

Jean said...

I am so glad that I did not miss this beautiful and meaningful tribute to your mother. It is something which I personally relate to and I am sure your mother would have LOVED it. You are an excellent and thoughtful designer.

jean

Terri said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely design that you have created in honor of your mother and a bit of a history lesson as well fascinating.
Hugs
Terri G.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a meaningful tribute to your mother, a beautiful soul. I found this idea of the mourning jewelry fascinating as well as the idea of her lapis colored dress, which I am sure was stunning! Thanks for sharing your story and creation. Enjoy the day. Erin

Kepi said...

Love the elephant beads, very cool necklace.

A Polymer Penchant said...

How perfect - elephants! Matriarchial society at it's best with incredible memory, a perfect symboloish for such a tribute. Beautiful!

Christine said...

Your necklace and tribute are beuatiful.

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