January 03, 2015
We are pleased to introduce Laurel Elliott's sterling silver mobius bangle bracelets as the newest additions to our inspirational jewelry collection. Laurel's designs feature .925 solid sterling silver cuffs and mobius twist bracelets gracefully inscribed with scripture, prayer, and inspirational messages. Laurel's designs echo her belief that what we wear is also a reflection of who we are and where we've been. From a prayer that has offered us comfort in troubled times, to a quotation that has inspired us to aspire to more than we are, or a song that reminds us of the beauty of life, wearing the written word expresses and affirms our individuality, our own art.
Many of Laurel Elliott's signature jewelry designs feature a mobius shape. Named after the German Mathematician August Ferdinand Mobius (1790-1868), the mobius represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end or of one infinite length. As such, the mobius became a symbol for infinity. Mobius bangle bracelets and pendants turn easily so that the wearer can be reminded of the message at a glance. The engraved message on these designs repeats around the plane into infinity when worn, changing the appearance continually, while the message remains constant.
All of Laurel Elliott's jewelry is handcrafted in the SoHo District of Manhattan in the historic 19th century Cable Building. Her jewelry is created using the lost wax method, a technique in use since ancient times. Molten wax is injected into design molds to produce wax replicas of the model. The waxes are covered with a medium called investment. When heated, the investment hardens while the wax melts away leaving a hollow core. Molten metal flows into this core producing the castings. The castings are then cleaned and finished by hand. The final step is polishing to give it the striking, reflective surface of fine jewelry. It is a time consuming process involving significant care and work, all completed by craftspeople in their studio in Manhattan.
We welcome you to explore her latest creations! The available sterling silver mobius design inscriptions are listed below:
The Lords Prayer "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
1 Corinthians 13 "'Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of Righteousness for His name's sake."
Amazing Grace "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That sav'd a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see."
The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is!
St. Francis Prayer - Peace - "Lord make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love, Where there is injury pardon, Where there is error truth. Where there is discord HARMONY where there is doubt FAITH where there is despair HOPE where there is darkness LIGHT and where there is sorrow JOY."
St Francis Prayer - Eternal Life - "Oh Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to CONSOLE, To be understood as to UNDERSTAND, To be loved as to LOVE, For it is in giving that we RECEIVE, It is in pardoning that we are PARDONED And it is in dying that we are born to ETERNAL LIFE."
St. Patrick's Prayer - "I bind to myself today: God's power to guide me, God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to teach me. God's eye to watch over me, God's ear to hear me, God's work to give me speech, God's hand to guide me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to shelter me, God's host to secure me."
Serenity Prayer - "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Peace in 40 Languages - Peace inscribed in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Latin, Malay, Maori, Norwegian, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Russian, Serb, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, as well as the peace symbol.
Irish Blessing - "May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand."
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