Sunday, August 12, 2012

shiva transformed

Hard to believe that it has been over a year since I posted anything on here! It's not that I haven't been doing anything jewelry-wise - I just haven't had the urge to write about it here. So to get back in the habit of posting...

I finished this piece last week and was very happy with it. I call it "Transforming". Here's the inspiration for it and the beginning steps in making it - cutting out all the different parts before texturing and soldering:

Shiva is the Hindu god of endings and transformation. Shiva in the pose of the statue in the photo is called "Lord of the Dance". I chose a red jasper (opaque) stone for the bottom stone and a Orissa garnet (transparent) stone for the top to imply positive re-genesis.

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