Mandala is the sanskrit word for circle, community, connection….Tibetan monks memorize hundreds of mandalas, each meant to embody a different spiritual pathway. They create the physical versions of these mandalas out of colored sand, with an exactitude that is beyond belief, and a heart that is as open and wide as the heavens…
Mine came to me in a dream, and embodies the lotus, traditional symbol of rebirth and renewal…. slightly concave in presence, it is approximately 1 1/4" in diameter, solid and substantial…suspended from an 18" patinaed wheat chain.
Hand carved a mano in bees wax and hand cast by me in my studio of eco friendly, reclaimed sterling silver, patinaed to perfection, and created with love and gratitude….
see this great link to learn more: http://www.mandalaproject.org