While hiking toward the Himalayan Mountains on the Tea Horse Trail, we stayed in the ancient city of Lijian, China. This UNESCO Heritage Site has been around since the Song Dynasty and it's beautifully kept buildings often have Lattice Windows which are created on a geometric grid. This simple design inspired Ona Chan to visualize a contemporary collection using a traditional element.
Corded bracelets are practiced in many religions such as Hinduism, Kabbalah, Buddhism and Christianity and is popular throughout many of the Asian Cultures. Depending on the cord, they represent faith, fate and love.
This modern interpretation of the corded bracelet includes natural stones which offers the special energies to the wearer.
Bronze with Stones and Cotton Wax Cord
Black Agate – Balancing energy, protective and healing. Stone of physical strength and enhances creativity and intellect.
Black Hematite - Grounding and Protective Stone, to connect with the earth, good for mental organization and learning, calming stone and decreases negativity.
Blue Lace Agate - Gentle calming stone of tranquility and grace. Lessens anger and nervousness. Harmonious and carries hope.
Tiger’s Eye - Protective Stone for traveling, enhances willpower, self-confidence. Luck and prosperity in money, Helps wearing to see clearly.
Rose Quartz - Unconditional of all Love, High energy and brings inner warmth to life and daily situations. Lowers stress and soothes those around.
Blue Quartz - Enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness to improve one's communication skills.
Malachite - Protective stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It brings positive transformation and growth again and again.