Handmade in Chicago, this is a set of stoneware pieces strung together with Aquamarine semi-precious stones on copper nylon thread.
Aquamarine properties are said to be calming, soothing, and cleansing; it inspires truth, trust and letting go.
The chamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In many faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. My grandmother Miriam had a beautiful wall filled with chamsas hanging in her kitchen. As a child I spent time looking at all of their different styles. Sharing a new chamsa collection through BSP is my effort to share that beautiful aesthetic.
When the chamsa hand faces down, it opens you up to all of the abundance and goodness of the universe, welcoming them into your life. Hand facing down also brings fertility and answers to prayers and manifestations.