These are some necklaces with hand painted deity pendants from India. The little paintings are set behind glass and surrounded by sterling silver. They are hung from a strand of coordinating pearls or semi-precious stones.
I used to work in a shop that sold clothing, jewelry and artifacts from all over the world. This shop was one of the first of its kind - long before Pier One brought us mass produced ethnic crap. Anyhoo... working there exposed me to cultures and religions that I would never have known about otherwise. I was always intrigued by the fierce looking multi-limbed gods and goddesses from India. Each god or goddess had many incarnations and an interesting story. These pendants bring me back to those days.
|Hand Painted Durga Pendant with Pearls|
|Hand Painted Hanuman Pendant with Pearls|
|Hand Painted "Hand" Pendant with Rainbow Moonstone|