Monday, November 30, 2009
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. (Roger Caras)
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. (Gilda Radner)
My little dog--a heartbeat at my feet. (Edith Wharton)
Happiness is a dog licking me while I lick an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in the shade. (Callahan)
Dog Jewelry Charms
Celebrate mans best friend, the dog, with sterling silver dog jewelry charms. With dog jewelry charms you can design your own dog jewelry.
Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them the Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.
Dragonfly's abilities show us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.
If you feel in any way attracted to a butterfly this could mean you are ready to undergo some kind of transformation as the butterfly symbolizes metamorphosis and transformation. Furthermore if you feel an attraction to the Butterfly celebrate that with Butterfly jewellery.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Egyptian Jewelry is wildly popular and has many different elements in the category of Egyptian jewelry. For instance their is Scarab jewelry, Silver Cartouche Jewelry and the Egyptian Necklace.
Egypt Jewelry is similar to many other types of jewelry that derive much of their symbolism from their culture. Like Celtic or Irish jewelry derives their icons from their culture. The difference is Egyptian jewelry is likely the oldest culture to sport jewelry that is still popular thousands of years later.
Much of the Egyptian jewelry is religious in nature and other symbols symbolic. Some Egyptian icons are found as ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Cartouche Pendant Necklace is a popular Egyptian piece of jewelry.
Egyptian Symbolism as portrayed by SilverAnimals.com's collection of Sterling Silver Egyptian Jewelry:
Eyes of Hor or Horus: Seth, whom the Greeks called Typhon, the nefarious demon of death and evil in Egyptian mythology, is characterized as "a strong god (a-pahuti), whose anger is to be feared." The inscriptions call him "the powerful one of Thebes," and "Ruler of the South."
Pyramid: The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids: Huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the largest man-made constructions. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest in Egypt and one of the largest in the world.
Pharaoh: Pharaoh is the title given in modern times to the ancient Egyptian kings of all periods. In antiquity it began to be used for the king, who was the religious and political leader of ancient Egypt.
Isis: Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian mythology and is celebrated as the ideal mother and wife, patron of nature and magic; friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, the maiden, the aristocrat and emperor
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The Irish Claddagh symbol is so powerful that it serves many purposes in the world of jewelry. The Irish Claddagh consists of three symbols: Clasping handings, a Heart and a Crown. The hands are holding the heart with a crown on top of the heart.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Native American Indian Jewelry
Man in the Maze Jewelry Earrings and Necklaces as shown in the pictures, one above and the one below
The Legend of the Man in the Maze
An ancient Indian legend says that when a person is born into this world, they enter a maze of life. The beginning is at the top where Elder Brother is waiting to show the way.
The legend tells of the dead ends, detours and obstacles. The struggle to understand what can affect the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth that guides them through the maze.
If the path through the maze is traveled in harmony and balance with nature, the legend says that dreams will be found at the center of the maze, where Sun God waits. He then passes them on to the next world.
Native American Indian Jewelry: The Kokopelli Jewelry Charms and Necklaces
Sterling silver Kokopelli Necklace
Native American Indian Jewelry
Thunderbird Indian Jewelry
Thunderbird Indian Jewelry Charm
The Legacy of the Thunderbird Symbol
The Thunderbird is a fascinating native American symbol whose roots go far back among many different tribes in many regions of North America.
The thunderbird according to Native American Indian mythology is a powerful spirit in the form of a bird. Lightning strikes from the beak and thunder comes from the flap of its wings.
Petroglyph symbols depicting the thunderbird have been found as far north as Canada and across America. Interestingly enough, similar symbols have been found in Africa, Asia and Europe. Indeed, it has a rich legacy.
Native American Indian Jewelry Kokopelli Symbol
The Kokopelli Symbol
The Kokopelli is a hunchedback dancing flute player. It is a symbol of fertility, replentishment, music, dance and mischief. It represents well being and is said to bring good fortune in hunting and the planting and growing of crops. The hump in its back represents a bag of gifts.
The Native American Indian Jewelry - Peyote (Water) Bird Jewelry Charm and Necklace
The Water Bird or Peyote Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom.
The Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".
Monday, November 16, 2009
Heart Jewelry consist of heart charms, the heart pendant and heart necklaces. Take this heart charm and add it to a box chain and you have a heart necklace like in the picture above.
We have meshed heart jewelry pieces with love quotes to give Love a double shot. Love really does make the world go round. Especially the world created when two hearts come together in love.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. (Sophocles)
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. (Franklin P. Jones)
True love stories never have endings. (Richard Bach)
This necklace is not your typical heart necklace but convery much the same thing in a more unique trendy way. A perfect Valentines Day gift. A perfect love gift. This necklace literally says "I Love You". This heart necklace is made of a sterling silver chain and a sterling silver affirmation jewelry charm.
Where there is love there is life.(Mahatma Gandhi)
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back. (Arthur Rubinstein)
Things can't love you back but life and people can love you back. (Callahan)
Great example of a heart pendant and a heart necklace. Elegantly saying "I love you".
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. (Brandi Snyder)
This is a particularly great heart charm. It serves two great purposes. The Heart means love, of course, but the inscription is "Best Friends" . There are many other heart charms with various inscriptions on them. Click on heart jewelry charms to see all the offerings.
Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. (Robert Heinlein)
This heart necklace combines sterling silver affirmation jewelry charms with a traditional Key To My Heart Charm.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Greek Cross Necklace (This greek cross necklace is where vertical and horizontal lines are even.)
Each cross pendant has some sort of symbolism to it. Some of the cross pendants are the basic crosses and others have added symbolsim based on the type of cross it is. WWW.HandCraftedCollectibles.com will provide you with the largest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces and crosses that you'll find anywhere.
In my hand I hold your heart crowning it with all my love.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” (Mary Stevenson, 1936 )
This Footprints Cross Necklaces features a cross charm with raised feet.
This footprint cross necklace features a Footprints cross pendant with lowered feet.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
CELTIC CROSS PENDANTS or IRISH CROSS PENDANTS
Irish High Cross Pendant or Celtic Cross Pendant
Celtic and Irish Cross Pendant
Celtic Cross Pendant