|Luck and Protection Charm Necklace|
Lori has always had a passion for design and creating, even during her career as a lawyer. After a series of life changing events, she decided that life is too short to not take the risk of putting her art into the world. Through this, she shares her love for life and joy of creations with every one of her customers. Her first bracelets came into being during the recovery from a sudden and life threatening illness. As she says, "Although I lost my job, home, and life as I knew it, surviving such a near death experience has made me feel and believe that I am indeed - CHARMED." Lori's silk wrap bracelets have been gifted to the cream of the crop in Hollywood, including the nominees and presenters at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, the Oscar's, and the Kid's Choice Awards nominees.
One of the most popular charms Lori uses is called the 'Hamsa Hand' (seen on the far left of the charm, pictured above right). The origins and meaning of this symbol is deep and fascinating. This is what Lori says about it:
One of the most popular charms I use in my wrap bracelet designs is the 'Hamsa Hand'. This simple yet powerful symbol has roots all across the Middle East, and its symbolism is rich with meaning, power, and memory.
|Silk Wrap Bracelet|
Throughout the Islamic and Hebrew world, this same symbol is known as either the Hand of Miriam (sister of Moses) or the Hand of Fatima (daughter of Muhammed). In that area, it is worn as a symbol of protection, guidance, and providence. One of the most beautiful aspects to the Hamsa Hand symbol is that in a part of the world where cultures and the ideas are clashing in sometimes hurtful ways, a single symbol quietly unites and exists between them.
|Purple Braided Leather Bracelet|
For Lori, the Hamsa Hand speaks deeply about life, and just looking at it serves as a reminder that she is always protected and guided. She also loves how the symbol reminds her to rise about the 'evil eye' no matter what form it may take.
|Wrap Bracelet with Japanese Chirimen Cord|
What do sacred symbols mean to you? Do you have any symbols you believe in? Have you had experiences in your life dealing with the 'evil eye'? Leave your comments below!
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