Inspired by…

21 Aug

Heather Powers of HumbleBeads is hosting a weekly challenge to celebrate her upcoming book. Every week she picks up a nature related theme and we have one week to complete a piece of jewellery inspired by that theme.

This week’s inspiration is: Zen garden.

I have studied Buddhism and Zen thoroughly during my University years and I could not miss this call.

I remember that I was really fascinated by the attention that Zen monks put in those gardens. I have read beautiful pages on the meaning of each leaves and stones, on the harmony that must pervade the composition and I have seen beautiful pictures.

Pictures like these were my inspiration for my creation.


And here is my bracelet.

White and grey glass beads are wrapped by silver wire, as rocks are wrapped by the racked sand in the karesansui.

A big thanks to Patty who made me aware of this challenge posting it on facebook. She is a real web-scout!

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2 Responses to “Inspired by…”

  1. Erika August 21, 2011 at 17:29 #

    Ciao carissima, come va? Finite le vacanze sono tornata a gironzolare per i blog. A onor del vero non mi sono ancora messa a lavorare di perline, ma attendo ispirazione e magari un po’ di frescura! La tua creazione è davvero mooolto bella… come sempre del resto!
    Ciao ciao Erika

    • chicandfrog August 22, 2011 at 18:25 #

      Ciao Erika,
      sei sempre di manica larga con i complimenti, grazie!
      Aspetto con ansia di vedere le tue nuove creazioni, non lasciarmi in attesa troppo a lungo, eh?

      Ambra

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