Each of these exquisite necklaces is crafted with a hand-knotted string of 108 Mala-beads, representing the ancient practice of meditation by repetition of a mantra 108 times. This piece features 10mm black lava rock beads and a hand-cast brass skull pendant. Because the "chain" portion of this necklace is endless, it can be worn long, knotted, or lariat style, depending on your mood-- four styles are shown in the images here.
This necklace measures 25 inches in length. The skull pendant measures 2.25 inches long, 1.25 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep. Made in Brooklyn, NY.
About the materials: Lava rock, a symbol of the volcano is said to represent the four elements at work-- earth and fire mix to create lava, which possesses liquidity, much like water, while smoke (air) rises from within. The healing functions of lava rock include protection and fertility, providing stability in times of change, it also helps to dissipate anger with guidance and understanding, and strengthens our connection to Mother Earth. Lava rock also energizes the root chakra and is said to contain the fire of Khundalini. It is a solid, grounding stone for steadiness and maintenance of energy levels. And finally, it brings creativity to the holder and is great for artists. Necklace made in Bali.
The hand-cast brass skull is created in the artist's Brooklyn studio. The finish is raw and the color will deepen over time.