Our Peregrine Heart necklace is a combination of beads collected over several years and on many continents.
Burmese quartzite in shades of caramel and ochre are complimented with Swarovski crystals; we added a fabulous porcelain anchor ball from India; Oaxaca then gave us Black Clay beads http://1050grados.com/; then we finished the necklace with our Peregrine Heart locket that is exclusively handcrafted in Thailand for BuDhaGirl. The locket is gold-dipped brass and opens so you may place your favorite image.
Our Peregrine Heart necklace also features handcrafted tassels in a divine shade of saffron cotton thread. 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. The Talisman necklace is then assembled in the US. Measures: 46” 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 caravanserais, 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. Take a moment to visualize the incredible journey that took place to make your Talisman necklace. Think of your journey today. Then…Go. Be it.
Thought: “The only journey is the one within.” Rainer Maria Rilke