Fiore Bib Necklace
Black leather with cognac crystals.
Handcrafted exclusively for BuDhaGirl in Empoli, Italy.
Italian leather craft dates back to the 12th Century. It is presumed that the first bags made outof leather were intended to hold money. The Italian word for handbag, "Borsa,” is used today for the stock market.
Originally the borsas were made in richly decorated versions that would eventually make Florentine craftsmen famous. Guilds were formed to protect the secret techniques used incurring, tanning, adorning and conserving leather. Some of these techniques are still closely protected family secrets.
Mindful Glamour Ritual: Pause. Breathe. Take a moment to linger in the idea of leather, and of flowers made of leather. Apparently opposite materials forming one thing of beauty.
Think of other dichotomies. Then…Go. Be it.
Thought: “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine,food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank