This necklace features three beautiful Ganesha pendants hand painted by an artist based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. They are a fine example of exquisite miniature art very famous in Rajasthan. The paintings are encased in Sterling Silver pendants that have the designer hallmark stamp of 92.5 at their back.
I used chunky shell pearl beads in grey/silver and Berber spiral silver pendants to tie the whole look together. The large shell pearls bring out the grey background of the paintings and make this a stunning example of how Indian and African traditional art forms and motifs can be blended together to create a contemporary modern look.
The hook clasp is a handmade Bali silver clasp and the silver beads used in the necklace are silver plated high quality zinc beads.
Ganesha, also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka or Binayaka, is one of the most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. In India, not only do Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations, devotion to Ganesha also extends to Jains and Buddhists.
Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the Deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
The necklace measures approx. 18 inches from end to end and sits beautifully in an elegant spread around the neck line.
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All the metal components I use in my jewelry, unless specified otherwise, are high quality lead free and nickel free metals. Wherever possible I use made in USA Tierracast metal components.
I found these beautiful black and white watercolor glass pendants of Ganesha and just had to use them in the form of a Rakhi. I used Irish linen jewelry cords in shades of purple/lavender to bring out the purple in the painting.
Although the color black is a less popular choice of color in Hindu mythology, according to color psychology, it has immense spiritual significance. It represents power, mystery, strength, authority, elegance and sophistication. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red and is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition.
The presence of Lord Ganesha, the God of success and destroyer of evil and obstacles along with the anchor symbol representing stability and strength make this Rakhi not just a piece of art but also an ideal Rakhi signifying success and achievement.
To convert it into a trinket, simply unknot the threads and slide out the central charm. Hook the "Ganesha" charm to the carabiner clip provided alongside through the clasp. It can be used to accessorize a gym bag, car, home or workspace. The purple threads can be used to wrap gifts, tie flowers, hang tree ornaments (and other creative uses), the paper packaging can be recycled and the organza string bag can be reused as a gift bag or as storage for accessories.
Ships free within USA in a drool-worthy gift packaging. (Select "Free Rakhi Shipping" option on the shipping method menu.)
Congratulations! You will be celebrating an earth friendly Rakhi this year.
This listing is for a complete Rakhi bundle featuring the Rakhi shown in the first three photos. Other pictures capture some of my other Rakhi designs.
Add a special earth-friendly touch to your gifts this year with repurposable packaging.
The jewelry box is a Shamrock brand durable box lined with tarnish resistant foam padding that you can continue to store your pieces in for years.
The red felt snowflake can be used as a coaster or as a tree ornament when strung in the cotton baker's twine.
The fabric gifts will be packed in FabStitches theme packaging and black organza bags tied with the same snowflake and tags.