Going through the unpublished posts in the drafts section of my blog’s editor, I realised that I am yet show some more pieces of Sammoh beaded Jewelry. Sammoh was a valentine’s Day collection based on love. If you missed seeing the posts in February and march, I invite you once again to come Fall in love with Sammoh beaded jewelry as there are some more pieces available for sale.
To get some context regarding the first two pieces, I recommend reading the jewelled tales of Rama and Rudra here.
Shiva Shakti Prema necklace
While Shiva – Shakti as a term is often used (misquoted) for Tantric union is it much more than that. Shiva represents everything masculine while Shakti represents the sacred feminine. Only when consciousness and energy coexist there can be creation. Shiva and Shakti as cosmic characters separate several times resulting in chaos. Every time they come together there is bliss. Their prema or love of equality and understanding is one that inspires marital bliss.
This is an image that I have used in the past in my Chitra Katha collection as mentioned in the link above. Shiva Shakti Prema necklace with a medley of glass, wooden and thread beads is for sale. The resin pendant and the handmade Chennapatna striped beads are the Art components here.
Though the Shiva Shakti necklace was not originally made for the ABS challenge based František Kupka’d Discs of Newton painting, I felt that it fit the theme very well. The painting explores the cosmology of colours and how the coming together of different physical entities of the (different) colours produces white or pure energy. The moving bands of colour also reminds me of the cosmic dance of Shiva and Shakti. Here is a picture of the aforementioned painting for reference.
#Update – I won this challenge 🙂 🙂
Sita’s Ram – Finding comfort in love
When you are in love it feels as though you are floating on a cloud. The affection of your loved one can be a sooting balm even in difficult situations. Hypnotized by love, Ram and Sita in this pendant find comfort in each other’s company even during their exile in the forest. In soft pastel colours is this soothing necklace with recycled sea glass beads, dutone crystals and Sita Ram pendant with a zardosi border. Design for sale
The Taj Mahal as one of the wonders of the world is a well known as a symbol of Love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Arjumand Banu Begam aka Mumtaz Mahal. Though the emperor fell in love with her at first sight and married her as his third wife, their marriage was tumultuous to say the least. She bore him 14 children and eventually died during childbirth.
There are many stories of Taj Mahal not a symbol of romance but one of guilt. Critics say that it was built out of Shah Jahan’s guilt that he abused Mumtaz (and women in his harem) throughout their lives. However, I remember a more romantic story of the couple told to me by my Grandmother when I visited Delhi for the first time when I was eleven.
Once Shah Jahan saw a 14 year old girl at Meena bazar (a woman’s only bazaar) hawking colorful silks. She was clutching in her hands a glass box with a grain of rice that had a drawing of a monument. The Arrival of the prince caused a commotion during which the glass box breaks and Arjumand loses her precious artifact. Shah Jahan, eventually marries that girl and promises her that he will soon make that drawing a reality. That he will build in white marble representing the white of the rice.
In my Mumtaz mahal necklace, I have shown her surrounded by colourful beads indicating the luxurious life of a queen. But she is portrayed alone showing her strength and wisdom that made her the emperor’s favourite queen. The necklace is for sale.
That’s it for now folks. My next collection is done and awaiting its launch. Plus, I do have a couple of ideas for tutorial posts in May. Until then, tell me how you like these pieces and the stories that are behind them. If you have fallen in love with Sammoh beaded jewelry and want to buy, please send me an email.
I hope you find it interesting