eTUTORIAL Longevity And Love

Image Description
The Chinese longevity symbol is the most revered among the five good fortune symbols - Good Luck, Prosperity, Longevity, Happiness, Wealth The "Shou" character has been stylized by many. One of the more recognizable images of this character is the narrow elongated "Shou" with elegant curving sides reflecting the strokes of the character. It is this version the "Shou" that the necklace uses as a design element. Chinese legend also has it that the butterfly is a symbol of the undying bond between lovers. Flitting happily from flower to flower, the butterflies signify the lovers celebrating their love with happiness and freedom. What can be more perfect than the unity of two very special and auspicious symbol together. Longevity & Love features a cubic right angle weave rope embellished with caged pearls. The caged pearls give the impression of traditional Chinese knots which are both ornamental as well as functional. Suspended from this rope is a beautiful howlite butterfly below which hangs a self-supporting "Shou" character in cubic right angle weave. The necklace is closed with a simple loop over an embellished pearl reminiscent of mysticism of the East. To the Chinese, it is very auspicious to have both these symbol on one self. Weave yourself a beautiful and elegant necklace using these age old symbols of longevity and love. Wear it to benefit from the blessings of longevity and love. DIMENSIONS Inner Circumference : Up to 56 cm Pendant Width : 3.5 cm Pendant Height : 8 cm PROJECT DETAILS Project Difficulty : Advanced Techniques Used : Cubic Right Angle Weave EXTENT 21 pages, over 125 illustrations & pictures, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 file format, 3.64MB DELIVERY The file will be e-mailed to your e-mail address registered with Paypal within 24 hours of confirmation of payment. If you would like it e-mailed to a different e-mail address, please leave me a note at checkout. In the event that you do not receive it after 72 hours, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If it is not there either, please drop me an e-mail. If you prefer immediate download for this item or a printed instruction booklet, please make your purchase at my website - COPYRIGHT All rights reserved. No part of this design, tutorial, kit and/or instruction may be reproduced, distributed or loaned for in any manner and for any reason without the expressed permission of the author. The use of this design and instruction is limited to non-commercial purposes only. Thank you for looking around. Do visit for more kits, tutorials and eye candy.