YEAR OF THE SNAKE...

In religion, mythology, and literature, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.  In Abrahamic religions, the serpent represents sexual desire, in Rabbinical tradition, in the Garden of Eden, it represents sexual passion, and in Hinduism, the residual power of pure desire.  

February 2013 Brings in the year The Snake, which is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs.  I felt compelled to design a snake for my malas, since I was born in the year of the Snake. Wear with LOVE, and find yourself feeling more mysterious than ever...

Chinese Turquoise Hindu Mala Prayer Bead with Solid Sterling Snake & 14kt overlay, Turquoise Eye.  Shel. Couture Copyright 2013.  

White Jade Faceted Hindu Mala Prayer Bead with Solid Sterling Snake & 14kt overlay, Ruby Eye.  Shel. Couture Copyright 2013.