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The Warren Collection – a collection celebrating rabbits (our favorite creature!) and other animal friends

   
BuddhaX.jpg $154.50

BUDDHA’S TWELVE ANIMALS 

24” strand of yak bone, brass spacers and carved wooden beads that celebrate the twelve animals of Buddhist fable.  Focal point is a large brown serpentine pendant.

A legend is told that once upon a time on a New Year’s Day when Lord Buddha was sick and near death, the Jade Emperor invited all the animals in the world to visit Buddha so that he could say goodbye to them and give them gifts. Only twelve only 12 came: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.  As a reward, he gave each of the twelve animals a year to call their own, in the order in which they arrived, and these became the years of the zodiac.   

The clever rat obtained the honor of being first through trickery. The rat used to be close friends with the cat.  They shared their food and went everywhere together.  When they heard that Buddha had called all the animals to come to him, they decided that they would go together.  But while the cat napped,  the rate decided to go without him.  The rat did not know how he would beat the animals who were ahead of him.  But being small, he rode all the way on the head of the powerful ox. Upon reaching Buddha's bedside, he leaped to the ground, and became the first to appear before Buddha. The ox, became the second. The cat, deeply sleeping, never made it to the Buddha’s bedside at all and so Buddha never named a year for him.  The cat never forgave the rat for not waking him, and that is why cats still chase rats to this day and will kill them if they catch them. 

Every year in this twelve-year cycle now had a symbolic animal, whose characteristics were said to influence the world events, personality and fate of everything and everyone born in that year.

A portion of this purchase goes to B.U.N.S., Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter, a rabbit rescue organization at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelters.  

 


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BUNNY CHUTZPAH: 

 

22” strand of faceted 20mm yellow jade beads, separated by vermeil Bali spacers.  Pendant is a hand-carved and signed painted netsuke of a bunny on a large yellow gourd or banana.  Clasp is a large vermeil toggle clasp.


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BUNNY WITH A BASKET

 

22”  strand of 12mm swirled green aventurine beads interspersed with vermeil spacers and 12mm yellow chalcedony beads.  Focal point is a painted hand-craved netsuke of a bunny nibbling on fruit in a basket.  Clasp is a vermeil toggle.


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BUNNY WITH A BERRY  

 

22”  strand of dyed freshwater pearls separated by small bone spacers.  Focal point is a carved netsuke of a bunny with a huge berry.  Clasp is a sterling silver “S” clasp.


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EASTER EGGS

 

Triple strands (21”, 24” and 27”) of beautiful pink!  This necklace features hand-carved bone bunnies, pink tourmaline, rhodochrosite ovals, porcelain and glass beads, and is set with a vermeil S clasp.


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FROGGY GOES A COURTING

 

24” necklace of limestone swirls and carved bone beads of frogs on lily pads. Beads separated by angel’s breath coral tube beads and tiny sterling silver spacers.  Sterling toggle clasp.


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CherriesX.jpg $183.00

LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES

 

26” strand angel’s breath coral nuggets (approximately 15mm x 18mm) separated by vermeil stars and faceted serpentine rondelles.  Focal point is a netsuke pendant of a mouse eating cherries in a basket.  The netsuke is painted and signed by the artist.


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MelonX.jpg $170.00

MELON BUNNY

 

18” demi-choker styled necklace  of yellow chalcedony and pearls with a painted netsuke focal pendant.  Set in vermeil with a toggle clasp.


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ON A NUTSHELL

 

28” necklace of 12mm faceted yellow jade beads, 12mm sage amethyst beads, and 8mm silver foil beads, featuring a signed, carved wooden netsuke of a rabbit on a nutshell.  Sterling silver toggle clasp.


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PEEKABOO MOUSE

 

26” strand of angels breath coral nuggets (approximately 16mm x 18mm) separated by gold-filled corrugated rondelles and yellow turquoise.  Pendant is a hand-painted netsuke, signed by the artist. A vermeil S clasp completes the necklace.


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SPRING TIME

 

24 inch necklace, consisting of 14mm lentil bean-shaped yellow jade beads, carved green serpentine leaves, and small yellow turquoise and serpentine roundels.  Focal point is a small, painted and signed netsuke of a rabbit on a fruit.  Vermeil findings, with a toggle clasp.


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ThreeX.jpg $175.00

THREE WOODEN BUNNIES

 

24” necklace of  8mm aventurine mixed with faceted carnelians and Bali silver spacers.  Focal points are three wooden inro rabbits.

 


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THE TWIN BUNNIES

 

22”  necklace of 8x12mm aragonite rectangles, 4mm onyx and 6mm white beige coral beads from which hang a lovely netsuke of twin bunnies and a melon. 

 


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