To make this Rakhi, I strung a rustic copper Tree Of Life (or "Akshaya Vata" - The Eternal Banyan Tree) Yoga charm in peridot green silk cords to which I added a trinket made out of royal blue teardrop crystal and copper flower beads.
In Hindu scriptures, it is believed that during the cyclic destruction of creation when the whole earth was enveloped by waters, the "Akshaya Vata" or "Tree of Life" remained unaffected. The color of royal blue symbolizes piety and sincerity and together they combine the blessings of perseverance, eternal power and wholeness.
To convert it into a keychain, simply unknot the threads and slide out the central charm. Hook the Tree Of Life charm to the clasp at the end of the copper key chain provided in the bundle. The silk threads can be used to wrap gifts, tie flowers, hang tree ornaments (and other such 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.
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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.
This necklace features twenty seven old (made in 1900s) but in good condition African Kiffa beads used in combination with four red African Wedding Beads from Mali and Lapis Lazuli gemstone beads to bring out the blue. Each pair of beads in this necklace is separated with a gold plated copper bead/disc. Antique gold finish bead cones and a shiny gold finish hook clasp complete this resplendent red, blue and yellow piece.
The rich, vibrant colors of authentic handmade African Kiffa beads coordinate very well with the warmth of gold, red and deep blue and make this unique necklace a heirloom worthy piece for your wardrobe. It has a length of approx. 19 inches.
Kiffa beads are rare African powder glass beads, named after the Mauritanian city of Kiffa, and were first documented in 1949 by French ethnologist R. Mauny. They represent one of the highest levels of ingenuity and artistic skill in the art of making beads as they are created in open fires using simple tools and recycled from materials like pulverized European glass beads or their fragments, bottle glass, pottery shards, tin cans, twigs, steel needles in combination with gum arabic.
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