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The Symbolic Tree of Life: Two Beautiful and Unique New Slave Bracelets

by Jen on September 1, 2012

Tree of Life Slave Bracelet by BrainOfJen

These exquisite gemstone slave bracelets are truly pieces of wearable art! The finely hand crafted cuff bracelet features the symbolic Tree of Life prominently at its center. I’ve created one slave bracelet for spring, with silver wire and green Peridot gemstones, and one for autumn, with copper wire and Carnelian gemstones.

The Tree of Life, also sometimes called the Sacred Tree, or the Cosmic Tree, holds great meaning for many different cultures the world over. While the cultures vary greatly, the symbolism of the Tree of Life is essentially the same. The sturdy trunk of the tree remains on the earthly plane, with its roots planted firmly in the ground, symbolizing our connection to the underworld, and the branches of the tree stretching towards the sky, representing our connection to the heavens.

Charles Darwin also used the Tree of Life to help explain evolution, with the roots representing species that are now extinct, yet still connected to the trunk, and the ever growing and changing branches symbolizing the ever evolving world around us.

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Peta November 28, 2012 at 6:02 am

Lovely work! Trees have always been my favourite plant.
I’m very new to beading I haven’t started working with wire yet but I would love to make a slave bracelet. Maybe a cherry blossom tree or a dragon with wings open and the tail, being wire or chain connecting down to the ring.
If you have time, it’s something I would love to see done.
Regards Peta

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Jen November 29, 2012 at 2:26 am

Hi Peta!
Thank you so much! A dragon definitely sounds like a challenge, but maybe one day I’ll be up to tackling it! I really love the cherry blossom idea, I’ll definitely be trying that one in the near future 🙂
Jen

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Peta November 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Please do! I’d love to see what you’ll do with it. I’m working on some ideas myself, even if I don’t yet have the skills to make them I can keep them on paper, till I do!
Peta

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