In my last post I spoke about using spirals as a decorative elements in my most recent work and how relaxing and it was to hand carve these. Spirals have many symbolic meanings including balance, progress, direction, initiation, centering, expansion, awareness, connection, journeying and development. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/spiral-meaning.html.
|Hand carved ceramic beads by Lesley Wat|
They have long been a popular motif in jewellery and bead design often derived from natural representation like shells, horns, snakes or whirlpools. Today I've gathered together some fine examples to share with you today... enjoy!
|Raku cat by Spinning Star Studio|
|Bead by Mitosis Glass|
|Spiral bead set by Joan Miller Porcelain|
|Bead caps by Cathy Daley|
|Spiral Fossil connector by Karen Totten|
|Bead by Natalie Pappas|
|Spiral Bead set by Sue Kennedy|
|Bead by Holly's Folly|
|Ceramic pendant by Tina's Bead Mind|
|Barrette by Ildanach After Dark|