Yoga Inspired Jewelry with Crystal Chakras
by Liz Juneau.
(Savannah, Georgia USA)
I started doing yoga last year for the first time in my life.
I took a variety of classes from different instructors and enjoyed the ones who explained about the various energy centers of the body called chakras.
The word chakra is derived from the sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. Literally translated from the Hindi it means “wheel of spinning energy”. I designed a collection of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets reflecting the colors and the symbolism of the chakras.
The various colors of the beasds/stones reflect the 7 chakras, the circle is symbolic of movement, the hand stamped “OM” charms represents the sacred sound or chant that in Sanskrit means “all that is”.
I used a mixture of metals, leather, crystals, glass, pearls, and stones. Wire-wrapping and metal stamping techniques were used. These designs are meant to remind the wearer to stay in harmony and unity with all that exists – mind, body and spirit!
Archipelago Jewelry by Liz Juneau