Friday, April 18, 2014

Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge Week 6: Inspired by Words

Week 6 of Heather Powers' Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge is all about being inspired being words and translating that into a piece of jewelry. 

Namaste Necklace with crystals available in BayMoonDesign Etsy store
I have been taking yoga classes for a number of years now.  I started with an interest in yoga as a way to relieve stress from working in a middle school and then a high school.  When I retired my interest in yoga changed more to one as exercise.  In the past year, I have started to study the meaning of words that I have encountered in yoga.  Every yoga class ends with the teacher saying namaste to the class and the class bowing to the teacher and saying thank you.  Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra.  My research into these words has led to my creating jewelry inspired by yoga.  This namaste yoga necklace has 2 silver plated charms and a crystal charm that are suspended in a lotus charm holder. There is a silver plated ohm and namaste charm. The charms sit in a silver plated bronze lotus charm holder. Created to inspire your imagination this lotus bud sits perched on a lily pad that doubles as a removable charm holder. This unique design lets you to easily switch your charms to suit your changing moods. The necklace comes with an18" sterling silver chain.  You can wear this with the just the lotus holder, or with the lotus holder and any combination of the charms.This week I added this namaste necklace to a section in my shop devoted to yoga.



  1. A beautiful piece! I love that you can easily switch the charms-a very clever design. Thanks for the lesson on the word Namaste. I have never been to a yoga class but have heard this work and never knew what it meant.

  2. I have a friend who is very "into" eastern philosophies and who uses that word all the time. I made a small "Namaste" stamped charm in bronze clay for her but have not used it yet. I love what you have done..........simple yet classy.