Chinese jade

10 Apr

Some time ago I bought a lovely Chinese jade pendant and all this time I’ve been thinking about how to use it.

I’ve always loved jade pendants from the very first time I saw a Pounamu from New Zealand Maori tradition but I haven’t been able to go and buy one so far…. I actually bought a beef bone maori pendant called “koru” few years ago at the Manly Sunday market in Australia, from a kiwi guy who hand carved it himself. His carvings were so beautiful that it took me quite some time to decide what to buy!  Anyway, since my dream to own a maori Pounamu is still far I decided to at least get me a lovely Chinese jade pendant in the meantime.

So, in the end I decided to make a gold chain using 8 pink quartz beads on both side (see why 8 beads in this post here), and adding an upcycled gold chain from an old and broken necklace that I’ve been given by a friend. I also matched the necklace with a pair of earings made with the same pink quartz beads and a green fluorite rice shaped bead.

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings
Chinese jade pendant and matching earings
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3 Responses to “Chinese jade”

  1. vincepaola172003 April 10, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Ma che meraviglia…io invece ieri non avevo voglia di fare proprio nulla…e ho solo ricamato un pochino!!!

    • fiore April 10, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      in realtà l’ho fatta nel weekend scorso… il ciondolo di giada l’ho preso anche quello da gemmopoli! 😉

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