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Wednesday, May 06th, 2009 | Author: Isidro

Stone Holder with Millefiori Glass Pi Stone

Stone Holder with Millefiori Glass Pi Stone

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This is my latest Interchangeable Stone Holder.  The Stone Holder is made of sterling silver and is in the shape of a paintr’s pallete.  The stone which can be easily interchanged with any number of Pi Stones or donut stones as they are often called, is not made of stone at all. It is made of  beautiful glass called Millefiori glass.

Millefiori is French and it means ‘thousand flowers’. Millefiori glass is produced by cutting cross sections of fused bundles of glass rods of various colors and sizes.

The end result in this stone holder is a perfect combination of glass, metal and colors that reflect the theme of the painter’s art.

To Order, visit the Pendant Page

For more stones to interchange the look of this stone holder visit the pi stone page of the website located here:

Friday, April 17th, 2009 | Author: Isidro

Chakana - the Inca Cross

Chakana - the Inca Cross

Stone Holder inspired by the Chakana Cross, the symbol for the Inca Cross.

Also associated with the  Manay-Ki.  The nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power.

This interpretation of the Chakana is actually my new design for the Interchangeable Stone Holder. The interchangeable stone pictured here is Turquoise.The stones that fit these stone holders are round donut shaped and are called Pi Stones.

The Cross is made of pure copper with a glass bead textured surface. The  bail or holder is made of sterling silver.  Set in the center is a beautiful Almandine Garnet from Mozambique surrounded by a green Jade Pi stone set in a fine silver bezel.
There are many different perspectives on the meaning of the Chakana or Inca Cross. However, they all share some common elements.

From an Astrological perspective, the cross represents the star constellation known as the Southern Cross. The twelve corners represent the twelve months of the calendar year. The four prongs or arms represent the directions on earth (the Inca did not refer to the cardinal directions we are accustomed to).

Animals are used to represent the different parts of the Chakana. The middle horizontal area is the Jaguar or Puma. This represents the earth plane we live on. Above this horizontal middle area is the spirit world of the Condor.  The area below is symbolized by the Serpent representing the world of the dead.

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