Cast sterling silver bracelet with hand cast botanical elements that include budding chysanthemum, ground ivy leaves (Glechoma Hederacae), calyx of arnica flower, peace signs with morning glory bud details, skull with third eye, mystery "Chinese" seeds given to me by another gardener, and morning glory bud peace sign clasp and toggle set , set with rhodolite garnets and rubelite tourmaline.
Examples of plants used from which components of bracelet were designed.
A memento mori is to be mindful of death, and that, although it is ever present, to be mindful, also, that life is everchanging and flowering all around us in endless ways. Death exists to make us aware of what life really is. In light of this, we may strive to flower ourselves, and to create beauty along the way. A variance of this perspective of memento mori, might also reflect the Buddhist tenet to go into the sorrows of the world joyfully.
7 3/4" end to end.
Memento mori object. Treasure of awareness.
The moment is eternal.