Posts in : 2014 August

  • Aug
    06

    Owls – Mythology, Wisdom and Beauty


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    From Native American legends to Harry Potter, the owl has always played an important role in history and literature. In Greek mythology, the owl is sacred to Athena, the goddess of learning and is also depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and wealth. Native Americans associated the owl with wisdom, foresight and as the keeper of sacred knowledge. West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets and as the companion to seers and mystics. In medieval times, it was thought that owls were actually witches or wizards in disguise and even today, the owl is considered to be a witch’s familiar or an animal soul linked to a spiritual person. The owl has fascinated us for centuries. Its unusual characteristics and amazing beauty make it the center figure of many legend and campfire story. Just the mention of this nocturnal animal brings many images to mind from the wise owl in Winnie the Pooh to the cartoon owl who would answer that memorable question “Just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?”

    We want to celebrate this beautiful and mysterious nocturnal animal with our very special Owl Collection! This collection features several items among the most unique are the backpack and zipper pull made with traditional Hmong designs. These items are part of our fair trade gift selection from Thailand and feature beautiful Hmong fabric work and vibrant colors. We also have two wonderful carved pieces from India; a wooden labyrinth game in a cute owl shape and also a beautifully carved owl puzzle box. Finally, we have included the wonderful Bohemian Owl Necklace by Kate Mesta. Get in on the “owl” trend with this cool bohemian inspired necklace featuring a beautiful silver owl. The owl signifies wisdom and intelligence which makes this necklace a perfect gift for someone who values these qualities. A stunning addition to your jewelry collection or a amazing gift for a loved one. These dogtag necklaces are very popular and are worn by many celebrities.

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    Our Owl Collection – featuring traditional Hmong designs, wooden pieces and a beautiful Kate Mesta necklace!

    So whether you are shopping for yourself or a loved one with a special fondness for owls, you should definitely check out this wonderful collection brought to you by lifehearthome.com.

     

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  • Aug
    03

    Cuff Bracelets – Traditional Jewelry with a Modern Twist


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    The cuff bracelet has a long and rich history. Very popular in many civilizations including Egyptian, Mayan and Roman, the cuff was a staple of the wardrobe especially of royalty and other important figures in these cultures. It was a piece of jewelry known for its dramatic appearance and was traditionally adorned using various types of metals, jewels and designs.

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    Anju Mixed Metal Cuffs

    Today, just as in ancient times, the right piece of jewelry can say a lot about the person wearing it. When you find a bracelet that grabs your attention, you owe it to yourself to add it to your jewelry collection. The hand made bracelets in our Anju Collection are dramatic in appearance and just plain fun to wear! Anju designs each piece using a base of stainless steel and adding design elements in brass and copper. The designs are as varied as the woman who wear them. From flowers and swirls to stones and bangles, you should be able to find the perfect cuff for you! These bracelets are light in weight but the appearance is quite dramatic. Our Anju collection is created in India following fair trade practices. If you enjoy these hand made bracelets, also consider checking out the necklaces and earrings in our collection.

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    Anju Silver Bangle

     

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