|Sophia & Chloe Large Om Earrings with Citrine|
|Sophia & Chloe Om Charm Necklace|
This was my first nod to the great tradition of Yoga. I remember my first yoga class years ago. The instructor had us begin by sitting cross legged, with our eyes closed chanting “Om.” New to all of this, I had one eye closed, and was looking around with the other thinking “Seriously? I don’t know about this.” Now, as any yoga enthusiast will tell you, getting there early and really setting your intention in this way, or just calmly breathing for a bit, makes all the difference. The vibration in a room full of people chanting this sacred word is powerful.
When showing these pieces, people often ask me what the word Om symbolizes.
Om: a mystical sound of Sanskrit origin, sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism …. In essence, Om is the signifier of the ultimate truth that all is one.
|Sophia & Chloe Om Charm Bracelet|
With so many different Oms out there, I really wanted to create my own unique version, so I decided to create my own Sanskrit font within a classic teardrop shape. The earrings are a reverse image of one another, creating a balanced and face flattering design.
|Buddha's Kiss Earrings with Mermaid Quartz|
Years after I designed my class Kiss© Collection, I wanted to create a new and fresh take on this symbol. The Henna motif for the word "kiss" is also a brace (above), and appropriately means "to belong together". These arabesques are imbued with such a rich meaning, I couldn't resist working with them again. The result was this design. After stretching and moving the "kisses" / braces around, a meditating Buddha's emerged in the negative space, hence our Buddha's Kiss©.
I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoyed designing them!