Polymer Clay, Lampwork Glass, Gemstone, and Sterling Silver - Totem Pendant
"Laniakea"

"Laniakea" - means "immeasurable heaven" in Hawaiian. And that is also the name given
to the galactic super-cluster where we find our own Milky Way Galaxy inside of!

In Hawaiian culture the turtle totem represents long life and it is also a creature known to
bring positive energy.

In the Native American cultures the turtle is a sacred figure that represents Mother Earth.
The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life. The turtle has great
longevity living up to 150 years. According to Native American legends and myths of the
Eastern Woodland tribes the turtle played a part in their Creation myth. The Earth Diver
turtle swam to the bottom of the water that stretched across the world. He surfaced with the
mud which the creator used to make the earth.

The spiral design which is hand carved and hand painted on the back side represents a life
journey and the colors of Turquoise and Blue represent the spiritual side of the life journey.

The spiral galaxy design in the lampwork cabochon represents the cosmos and all life.

I made this pendant with polymer clay and one of my handmade glass lampwork cabochons.
The clay is designed, baked, hand-painted and then given a glossy finish to seal.

I set Iolite stones in for his eyes.

Iolite = Ancients believed that this stone could unlock creativity in an artist. Use this
stone to discover the lost parts of self and your inner treasures. It is a stone of vision
and creative expression.

The turtle has an arm span of just under 2 and 3/4 inches and he measures 2 and 3/4 inches
from tip of nose to end of feet.  The bail and jump ring are sterling silver. Chain does not
come with pendant.
*Chain shown in pictures is not included with the pendant.

Item#J-2188
$63.00

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Measurements
(shown in inches)
Close Up
Backside
*Chain is shown as example only and
is not included with the pendant.