Emiri is a Japanese name that means “beautiful flower from the village”.
A lovely brass pendant from the Ivory Coast is suspended from beautiful Crazy Lace Agate stone. The bursts of fuchsia pink against the earthy tones of brown, burgundy red and white make these beads particularly striking, and the pink Ghanaian glass beads that hang from the pendant add a touch of spirited femininity. Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or “Happy Lace” and is mined in northern Mexico. Its name refers to the irregular and geometric patterns inherent in this Agate.
It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. It is a stone of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude. Legends claim Agate to have the power to protect the wearer from danger, and to endow their owners with strength, courage and the ability to heal fears. Traditionally, Agates with banded colours were once placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams.
The West African brass spacers and pendant are made by using the ancient “lost wax casting” method. First, a model of the object is made from beeswax, and then dipped repeatedly in a solution of fine ash or charcoal powder mixed with water. This forms a mould, or “crucible,” which is allowed to dry and harden. Channels in the crucible enable the wax to drain out during the heating process. As the wax melts and is “lost”, molten brass is poured into the mould to form the bead. When the metal has cooled, the moulds are broken open and the new object is thoroughly cleaned and shined. This process results in each item being completely unique in contrast to mass-produced casting.
This bold and wondrous necklace is completed with a handmade brass clasp, chain and SHIKHAZURI logo bead.