Most of my jewelry pieces are simply harmonious blends of color, shape and texture, and I am proud of how each one is a little wearable work of art. There are a few pieces, however, that go beyond the simple elements of art and aim to express qualities that are spiritual. One of those pieces is this necklace, called Poured from within.
In the gospels, Jesus Christ taught his disciples about the gift of holy spirit, which they would be receiving at some point in the future. He said in Luke 7:38, " He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."
That was spoken about 2000 years ago, and since then, anyone who believes can receive the gift of holy spirit. That spirit within is like a river of living water, and when we operate the gift of holy spirit, it pours forth from within us.
We are, at best, vessels of clay with earthly and finite bodies. The beautiful thing is that inside this clay vessel is this living, sparkling, eternal, flowing river of water called spirit.
So, about the necklace. The focal bead is a large cylinder of clay, which represents our body, the clay vessel. The assorted discs and beads that make up the 18" necklace, represent all the myriad parts of our lives that make us individual and unique. The pendant that is suspended from the focal clay bead is our unique and one of a kind spirit, out of which flows the silver threads, which represent the rivers of living water from within.
So, enjoy it as a wearable work of art, or enjoy it for what is expresses, or just enjoy it because it is purple and one of a kind. The important thing is that you enjoy it, which to me is the whole point of wearing jewelry.