About this panel:
A hand carved Ojime mermaid bead
serves as the
main attraction on this panel. It is surrounded by colorful wooden beads, as well as
smaller bone and glass beads.
Ojime beads originated in Japan. Always
intricately carved, they are worn traditionally on a cord between the inro and
The little mermaid - a fabled symbol of
beauty. Youthful and with spry elegance, it lives amid a still largely
unexplored oceanic environment. There are many stories of mythical beings
and a fascination with mermaids is still alive and well today.
Fairies of the ocean - sweet
and pretty, endeared by everybody
But there is no need for
fairy tales when it comes to the women of our world. All women possess
a natural affinity for being somewhat mysterious. And all women are
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Until then, you
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Beads are simple
things. Their message is urgent: to make a necklace, beads can be
arranged in any pattern, using any shape, color, size, age, origin
and material. The finished necklace always comes out beautiful. Just
as it ought to be with people in a functioning community.
Necklace is the very core and spine of the Love & Peace Project.
More so than any other symbol, it helps visualize love and
compassion we have for others. Accepting and embracing all.