Clay and Gemstone - Star Fish Totem - Necklace
Talisman and Energy Tool
"Gypsy Star"

The starfish is a beautiful totem. They are a great representative of the concept "As
Above, So Below". They are the stars below, mimicking the stars above. Their remarkable
ability to sense, move, regenerate - all that good stuff is available to us humans on earth.
Just as the starfish can re-grow an arm, we can regenerate our attitudes, our beliefs, our
mind-sets. We can heal ourselves, we can grow knew limbs of thought that take us to
higher levels of experience. We can lop off parts of our belief systems that no longer serve
us. We can replace these phantom limbs with higher-minded ideals. We can cut off our bad
habits, and regenerate good ones.

There are many attributes aligned to the starfish:
Strong, Patient, Ancient, Magical, Healing, Sensitive, Longevity, Renewing, Perceptive,
Mysterious, and Resourceful.

There is also a beautiful story about the starfish, the story of an old man coming to the
starfish's rescue. He encountered countless starfish stranded on the beach. He tirelessly
set to work, tossing each one back into the sea. A young man saw the man flailing about,
trying to save all the starfish, and said: "Hey, old man...what's the point? You can't
possibly save them all!" To which the old man responded, "Maybe not. But I can save this
one, and that makes all the difference."
(We each make a difference, no matter how small!)


I made this pendant with polymer clay and gemstones:

Amethyst: Is known as a dream stone. The amethyst has long been used to open
the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as
a meditation aid when worn as a necklace. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility,
sincerity and spiritual wisdom.

Garnet: This stone is said to be a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of
love and compassion. It will helps with depression, self-esteem, one's own security
level and spiritual awareness. This stone is also said to bring constancy to
friendships and to be helpful for stimulating success in business.

The design is done with an earthy, coppery-terra-cotta color clay. I painted it with some
metallic powders and created some beautiful patterns in the clay. After baking I gave it a
glossy finish to seal in the powders and paints.

This piece is a nice size, a definite totem statement! :)
It can be worn as a necklace and used as an energy tool or altar piece.
It has an approximate diameter of 3.42 inches, (or 86.9mm), which does not include the bail.
The bail is silver plated, the jump ring is sterling silver.
A beautiful braided cord made from Sari silk and hand-spun yarn is included with the totem.


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