Saturday, August 11, 2007

Amulets, Pendants & Coil Beads Necklace

Another charmer (pun intended) is this ancient blue glass necklace which hails from the Song/Yuan period of China. For want of a better term I have described the tiny bits in this necklace, as amulets but maybe they can also be called charms as they look not unlike the lucky charms attached to modern day bracelets.

These beads and components were salvaged from the box of a connoisseur collector's rejects. I thought they look too fascinating for discards and so bought them over to ponder on them and finally was inspired to compose this "charming" necklace. I concede that this is not a wearable strand and merely provides enchantment to the eyes and mind of the beholder !
Below is an enlargement of some of the "charms" or amulets from the necklace

Shown above are a hand with outstretched finger, heart-shaped, tiny pendant and fruit.

Update refer to post

1 comment:

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