Polymer Clay, Glass and Gemstone Totem Pendant NecklacePolymer Clay, Glass and Gemstone
Totem Pendant NecklacePolymer Clay - Talisman Pendant

"Ariona" is a Sanskrit word that means "Bringer of Life"
This pendant is a beautiful talisman with many sacred symbols and meanings.

The center is a handmade glass cabochon that I made in gorgeous colors of  the Cosmos.
The design inside of the cabochon is a Spiral Galaxy, our own Milky Way. The Cosmic Spiral.
The spiral represents many things:
The sacred personal journey within. Evolution and holistic growth, Letting go, surrender, release.
Awareness of the one within the context of the whole. Connectivity and union with cosmic
energies. Revolutions of time, stars, planets and the way of natural progress.

The design around the center cabochon is that of a Leaf Lotus.
Throughout many cultures over time, the Lotus has been a powerful image and a spiritual symbol.
In Hindu, Buddhist and Egyptian religions, the lotus is considered a sacred flower.
Among it's many meanings and significance, the lotus is a symbol of "spontaneous" generation,
and so it also represents divine birth, spiritual development and creation itself.

I made this pendant with polymer clay and used metallic leaf on the design to create an
ancient relic kind of feel to this piece. I hand painted the Leaf Lotus in colors of the rainbow
Chakra. The back is painted black and the entire piece was glazed after the baking process.

There are 13 Turquoise stones surrounding the design.
Turquoise  is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as
a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. If given a turquoise by a loving friend,
that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune.
The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.
Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it.

The pendant has an approximate diameter of  2 and 3/4 inches.
It hangs from a beautiful braided cord of exotic Sari silk ribbons and lush hand spun yarn.
The cord measures about 15.5 inches on each side.

I love hiding meanings into the design during the creation process with symbols and colors.
I chose the colors of ribbons to correspond with the Throat, Heart and Roots Chakras:
The Throat Chakra is connected to the Ability to verbalize and Expressing truth through
power of the spoken word.
The Heart Chakra is connected to releasing emotionally suppressed trauma. Soul/Heart
consciousness and Expressing love in action.
The Root Chakra is connected to Grounding spirit forces in body and Gaining ability to work
lovingly on the physical plane.

I cleansed this piece with a Sage smudge ceremony. I filled it with Earth energy in a
beautiful ceremony and set these intentions with it through prayer.
I also placed the "Ohm" resonance into the piece with an  Ohm tuning fork.
"Ohm" is the vibrational sound of the universe.
My wish is that this piece will be drawn to the person that needs it in their life at
this time to send healing and love out into our world.

(shown in inches)