If you are a fan of the amazingly talented English musician Kate Bush, you will remember her haunting song "England, My Lionheart." I've crafted this new bracelet in tribute to the legendary Ms. Bush. This is the latest in my England My Lionheart series, which I've been selling since 1998.
I usually craft these in anklets, but this one is in coil bracelet form (I can make you an anklet as a custom order). I have a flexible bracelet version in my store. All are crafted with gemstones associated with fire and with the heart.
This new bracelet features 10, 8, and 6mm. round beads of clear Baltic and Chinese amber, in varying honey shades. They are complemented with 6mm. faceted rounds of flame red carnelian, 6mm. faceted rondelles of tawny Chinese crystals, and 6mm. smooth rounds of beautiful Czech art glass beads in a tortoiseshell pattern to suggest the buff and tawny color of a lion. They are accented with silver plated spacers and beadcaps.
The gems are a play on the words 'lion' and heart': amber and carnelian are said in gemstone folklore to rule and protect the heart. They are also the birthstones of the sign of Leo the Lion, ruled by the Sun and associated in Medieval folklore with the heart and with courage. Richard the Lionhearted's name was derived from his legendary valor and courage in war, which Ms. Bush no doubt had in mind when she wrote her signature song about the brave young pilots who protected England in World War II. The end beads are silverplated spirals, as the spiral has been a symbol of the Sun in many ancient cultures because of the spiral path of the Heavens.
The double sided and 3-dimensional lion charm is made of silver-plated metal. The 15mm. faceted briolette on the other end is carnelian, worked on sterling silver-filled wire. All are strung on steel memory wire, which is very comfortable on the wrist and will retain its coil shape indefinitely (unless you deliberately bend it out of its shape). It curves around the average size wrist a full 4 times in the front, 3 times in the back. This is a very comfortable bracelet that will fit all sizes of wrists.
All metals are sterling silver-filled, silver plate and steel. The amber and carnelian are genuine. The Chinese crystal is lab-created. The tortoiseshell art glass was made in the Czech Republic. The last scan is the lovely Kate Bush, herself a Leo, from the cover of her "Lionheart" album.
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