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LONGEVITY & LOVE
 


The Chinese longevity symbol is the most revered among the five good fortune symbols -
Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, Wealth

The “Shou” character has been stylized by many. One of the more recognizable images of this character is the narrow elongated “Shou” with elegant curving sides reflecting the strokes of the character. It is this version the “Shou” that the necklace uses as a design element.


Chinese legend also has it that the butterfly is a symbol of the undying bond between lovers.
Flitting happily from flower to flower, the butterflies signify the lovers celebrating their love with happiness and freedom.

What can be more perfect than the unity of two very special and auspicious symbol together.



Longevity & Love features a cubic right angle weave rope embellished with caged pearls. The caged pearls give the impression of traditional Chinese knots which are both ornamental as well as functional. Suspended from this rope is a beautiful howlite butterfly below which hangs a self-supporting “Shou” character in cubic right angle weave. The necklace is closed with a simple loop over an embellished pearl reminiscent of mysticism of the East.

To the Chinese, it is very auspicious to have both these symbol on one self.
Weave yourself a beautiful and elegant necklace using these age old symbols of longevity and love.
Wear it to benefit from the blessings of longevity and love.

 
Inner Circumference : Up to 56 cm
Pendant Width : 3.5 cm
Pendant Height : 8 cm
 
Project Difficulty : Advanced
Techniques Used : Cubic Right Angle Weave
 
KIT CONTENTS
Seed Beads
Swarovski Crystal Pearls
Howlite Butterfly Focal Bead
Beading Needles
Organza Bag For Your Finished Jewelry
Full Color Step-By-Step Instruction Booklet
Note : Thread is not included in this kit. Fireline 6lb is recommended.
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Bronze (C01) Silver (C03)
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KIT REFILL CONTENTS
Same as in the full kit except for the instruction booklet.
Instruction booklet not included.
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