Friday, November 7, 2008

Lotus Flower Pendants

The lotus flower (padma) is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism. With roots in the mud, the heavily scented flower grows up through the murky water into the sunlight. This signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.

White Lotus represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity (bodhi) and is generally associated with the White Tara.

Red Lotus signifies the original nature and purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion of the heart and the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

Blue Lotus is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. This is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.

Pink Lotus is the supreme lotus, generally reserved for Buddha.

I have Resin LOTUS FLOWERS available in my Etsy shop. They are flatbacked, with a hole drilled from front to back and measure approx. 33mm (approx. 1 5/16").

These pendants are great for Jewelry and Bead Work especially pendants, cameos and brooches, glued to a pin back or set in a bezel cup for a bracelet or choker * Altered Art * Collage * Assemblage * Greeting Cards * Scrapbooking * Picture Frames * Jewelry Boxes * Embellishments on Accessories such as Cigar Box Purses...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Custom Colored Bamboo Tiles

After months of trial and error perfecting my thermo-infusion process, I finally have my own custom colors available for the Bamboo Tiles. Right now, I have the (6) regular colors that are available all over the place - Natural (Blonde), Black (Ebony), Mahogany (Darkrose), Brown, Red, and the pale Green. I believe I have the best prices for quantities ranging from 10 tiles up to 100+ tiles.

My EXCLUSIVE CUSTOM colors are Brick Red, Dark Pink, Baby Pink, Pine Green, Purple, Turquoise, Pumpkin, Spiced Pumpkin, Peacock Blue and Salmon. These are available in limited quanties and the color selection will vary depending on the season.

Take a look at the different sizes I also have - regular, large, sticks and mini bamboo tiles.

All available in my Etsy shop - or in my eBay store - Audrey's Flotsam and Jetsam Trunk.