Monday, March 22, 2010

Wheels within wheels

These are not necessarily one of a kind, but when my supplies run out I will probably not make any more, at least not exactly the same as these:

Wheels within wheels 20 inch antiqued brass necklace with mother-of-pearl shell - $32

When I saw these antiqued brass beads, I immediately thought of the verse in Ezekiel where the prophet is describing the wheels of the Cherubim. I searched and searched for a gemstone “wheel” that would fit inside the larger wheel, and for another “wheel” to fit inside that one. I chose mother of pearl because it had the right luster to match well with the brass, and there was a good contrast of colors and textures between the materials.

The necklace is 20” long, it has an unusual construction with the toggle in the front, and is crafted of a brass metal chain with circular links to match the pendant.

Look for the matching earrings in the earrings section.

Wheels within wheels antiqued brass earrings with mother-of-pearl shell - $20

Today we think of cherubs as cute little roly poly angels with fluffy feathery wings. But the Cherubim described by Ezekiel are in fact, terrifying and magnificent in their glory and power.

Remember that, in life’s direst moment, the beings with whom God has surrounded you are incredibly powerful. They are watching over you and protecting you. They are more powerful than any force on earth, more powerful than any servant of the Enemy, more powerful than you can possibly imagine. If the veil were removed and you were to see one, you would probably fall on your face in awe.

“This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like a precious stone, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel… Their rims were high and awesome… the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.”

From Ezekiel Chapter 1, describing the wheels of the Cherubim.

“ When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

- 2 Kings 6:15-17


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