I've been meaning for weeks to share with you about my friend Mandie's amazing jewelry! Seriously, this will speak to your Ghana/Africa mommy heart! [If you've got kids from other places she might be able to do something related to your country.] I'm hoping that some kind dad and kids will bless me with one of these for Mother's Day (not that Eric ever reads my blog)!
Mandie (Social Bug) is making jewelry that is stamped with Adinkra Symbols with added Ghanaian krobo beads or other embellishments. Adinkra Symbols have very cool meanings. A while back I chose an Adinkra Symbol to represent our family and each of the people within our family. Sometimes orphanages in Ghana use Adinkra Symbols to name the home (Eban House, Nyame Dua, etc.). Even if you don't have a tie to Ghana, the symbols are just cool! If I ever get a tattoo, it will be of an adinkra symbol, sort of like some people get Chinese characters.
The jewelry is made with .999 fine silver.
The 3/4 inch size pendants are perfect for a charm bracelet
Charm alone is $27.
or a lovely tasteful necklace with chain!
Necklace with embellishments $35.
Eban. "Love, safety, and security."
This Nyame Dua necklace was a special order because of it's larger size. $60 with chain and embellishments. Nyame Dua, "God Protects."
Mandie can currently make the following symbols.
AYA : ENDURANCE & PERSEVERANCE
DWENNIMMEN: STRENGTH AND HUMILITY
SESA WO SUBAN: TRANSFORMATION
ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN: LOVE NEVER LOSES ITS WAY HOME
ASASE YE DURU: THE DIVINITY OF MOTHER EARTH
EBAN: LOVE, SAFETY, SECURITY
GYE NYAME: EXCEPT FOR GOD
NYAME NTI: BY GODS GRACE
NYAME DUA: GODS PRESENCE AND PROTECTION
OSRAM NE NSOROMMA: LOVE, FAITHFULNESS, HARMONY
WAWA ABA: HARDINESS, TOUGHNESS, PERSEVERANCE
Please visit her Etsy shop HERE! If she doesn't have what you'd like to order, she can do a custom order just for you. Beautiful, beautiful art.