We spanned the far reaches of the globe to create our Jade Buddha necklace, even ending up in the chimeric regions of Oaxaca, Mexico.
From Burma we gathered Green Quartzite; from Ethiopia, Nile blue glass rhombus beads; Czechoslovakia provided azure crystal beads; Austria added gold Swarovski crystal; Oaxaca then gave us Black Clay beads http://1050grados.com/;then of course we went to Thailand for our jade resin BuDhaBoy. What a journey! We believe that the back should be as important as the front, so our Caravan Collection necklaces are a continuous strand of beads that make your nape more beautiful.
Our Jade Buddha necklace is assembled in the US. Measures: 38” long.
Caravans conjure up images of fascinating far away lands, they allowed for commerce to thrive whilst bringing products from remote places.
In historical times, caravans connecting East Asia and Europe often carried luxurious and lucrative goods, such as silks, spices, teas, or jewelry. Many rulers, kings, and sultans along important trade routes constructed caravanserai, places where caravans could refresh their animals and supplies could be replenished. The luxurious goods brought by caravans were a boon to the local economy and they provided, those who could afford the prices, exotic items from far away.
Defense was also major consideration in caravans. The traders and merchants in the caravan felt more comfortable knowing others in the group “had their back”; in a sense power in numbers. As you can imagine, a slow moving train of incredible goods was a tempting offering for bandits.
BuDhaGirl is inspired by the exotic lands where caravans traveled and with the diverse offerings they carried. We love the imagery of spice markets, and patterned silks. Adornment such as tassels and beads from far away add to the luxurious layering of styles and cultures.
Mindful Glamour Ritual: Pause. Breathe. Heat and pressure are qualities needed to produce natural stones, glass & clay. Think of those two qualities in your life, even though at times uncomfortable, take a moment to linger in the beauty they have produced in you. Then…Go. Be it.
Thought: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein