Sunday, February 15, 2009

Carmen Bowe's Inukshuk Collection

My Exclusive Inukshuk Collection is now available at my Etsy shop. Two designs are currently featured, but watch for more original designs in the coming months...

These unique designs are exclusive items in my shop. The Inukshuk design stamp has been created as a ‘one of a kind’ exclusive design stamp for Carmen Bowe’s hand stamped jewelry collection. You will not find this ‘Inukshuk’ design stamp in another shop.

This design features an Inukshuk symbol hand stamped in the centre of a high quality (20 gauge) thick sterling silver charm (or adorned with a Swarovski crystal pearl drop). The sterling silver charm is 7/8” in diameter and floats effortlessly against an 18” ‘Made in Italy’ sterling silver double ball chain or ball chain necklace (it’s your choice!).

This design is hand stamped with the words:

For customization: I can accommodate up to 24 characters in my smaller font alphabets. Letters can be oxidized (blacken) or left non-oxidized (raw-silver tone). Please contact me via convo with your special request, and let’s see if it will work.

The backside is brushed and gently hand stamped with .925 (sterling silver).

Of Note: The Inukshuk design stamp is a larger design stamp than most, as a result, the impression of the Inukshuk is lighter than the alphabet stamps. This is the way the design is intended to look...Fresh and Raw.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Inukshuk symbol, here’s my version of the Canadian tale.

Long ago, in Northern Canada, the Inukshuk was customarily used as a navigational guides to travelers. Today, the Inukshuk symbol serves well as a keepsake of a journey, commemorating a special achievement, and symbolizing the importance of unity and lasting friendship. This unique sterling silver handcrafted pendant is designed to embrace Canada with Unity and Friendship. All pieces are lovingly hand stamped by me, letter by letter, with the utmost in care and is adorned with its own uniqueness and charm. I hope in wearing this piece, it will bring you luck through life’s journey.

Yours in design,

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