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Tibetan Mandala in Beads

Tibetan Mandala in Beads by Brandi Jasmine

A mandala is a circular symbol used in many different cultures for purification, meditation and healing. The Tibetan Buddhists have perfected the art of sand painting, and their mandalas are usually temporary installations that are later destroyed, and wiped away, to be disposed of in water as a form of ritual prayer or sacrifice. This beaded painting is inspired by a number of different Tibetan mandalas.  This particular mandala is a based on a number of Tibetan mandalas that focused particularly on healing and abundant life. The outer ring symbolizes wisdom, the four points, the four elements, and the rainbow inner square, the colors of the chakras.

This Tibetan Mandala is 20 inches square, and is mounted on a 1.5 inch deep stretched canvas. It is designed to be displayed without a frame. It contains 22 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, 4 moon-shaped crystals, 8 Swarovski Rivoli crystals, 32 Opalite beads, 114 Red Coral beads, 130 Hematite beads and thousands of glass seed beads.





Commission: Antahkarana

Antahkarana is my newest beaded piece, a special commission by a Reiki master. The Antahkarana is an ancient symbol used in Reiki to enhance healing and meditation practice.  The Antahkarana represents the connection between the physical and the Higher Self. It is also used by some to clear negative energies from people or objects. In this version, the colors in the outer ring of the Antahkarana represent the rainbow of the chakras. I added a ring of genuine amethyst crystal beads for healing (Higher Self) and a ring of hematite beads for grounding (Physical).

Antahkarana Reiki Symbol in Beads

This piece is not for sale.

Celtic Knot Pentacle

I have just finished a new beaded piece, a Celtic Knot in the shape of a pentacle or five-pointed star. The rich colors of red, gold and turquoise highlight this unique piece. It is 12” round, on a curved stretched canvas form. The pentacle is a sacred symbol in many different cultures. In modern neo-pagan beliefs, the pentacle represents bringing spirit into matter.

Celtic Pentacle in Beads

Asking Price $1,800, shipping and handling included in the USA and Canada.




Celtic Pentacle in Beads

Carousel Breezes Painting

Not too long ago I had to move all of my sites to a new host, and not all of my previous postings survived the transfer. So I’m going to periodically re-post some of my artwork that was previously mentioned. I hope you enjoy them!

This is “Carousel Breezes”, an acrylic painting inspired by the SeaBreeze Carousel at Rochester New York. This carousel is a new installation, a replacement for a previous carousel that was destroyed by fire in 1994. The new carousel has some of the most beautiful horses I have ever seen, the painting is delicate and realistic. It is truly a work of art.

Carousel Breezes - Painting of Two Carousel Horses on a Purple Background

The original work measures 39.25″ by 31.25″ and is unframed.

Asking Price: $400.00 (Includes Ground Shipping and Handling in US/Canada, contact me for prices for shipping to any other location, or pickup/delivery in Niagara Region).





New Pumpkin Carving Pattern: Ted Cruz

Love or hate this guy, he makes a great Jack-O-Lantern! And he’s my latest addition to my set of free pumpkin patterns.

Right-click on the pumpkin carving pattern, and select “Save Picture As” to download the pumpkin carving pattern to your computer. Open the pumpkin carving pattern in your graphics viewer program and print. Next, cut out the black sections of the pattern with an x-acto knife. Put the resulting template on your pumpkin, and you can trace through the openings with a felt pen to put the pumpkin carving pattern on your Jack-o-Lantern.

Ted Cruz Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Feel free to pin, share, and download as you wish. I only ask you link back to this page or make a post on your social media page mentioning where you got the pattern. I’d love to see any pumpkins you have carved with my patterns. Send them to me and I will post them on the pattern’s page with a link back to your web page or social media page. You can hook up with me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+.

Beaded Gecko Wall Hanging

Beaded Gecko Wall Hanging Beaded Gecko Wall Hanging - Detail

Beaded Gecko Wall Hanging by Brandi Jasmine

This cheeky gecko piece is make from cut particle board with recessed grooves for wall hanging. It is approximately 15″ long and 1/4″ deep. There are 10 small shell stones on each toe. The center floret is a carved white shell flower. There are a number of accent stores including three reconstituted turquoise stones, two hand made resin teardrops, and two clear Swarovski Crystal Rivoli stones in the eyes.

Click here for a closer look!


Peace Quartet

I have just finished a short series of four Peace Symbols. Peace Dove is a Christian symbol representing the white dove of the Holy Spirit coming down from heaven with a Swarovski Rivoli Crystal accent. Om Peace is the sacred Hindu “Om” symbol, with a Swarovski Rivoli Crystal accent.  I have also done a modern Peace Symbol in pink and violet with clear mystic crystal accents. The final piece is a Chinese Yin/Yang symbol with two Swarovski Rivoli Crystal accents. Each piece in the series is 6″ square, 1.5″ deep, and beaded to the edge. They are all meant to be displayed without frames.

Full Set $1,200.00



Peace Dove in Beads Peace Dove in Beads

Click here to view larger detail from Peace Dove Beaded Micro-Mosaic

Peace Dove: $350.00



Om Symbol in Beads Om Symbol in Beads

Click here to view larger detail from OM Symbol Beaded Micro-Mosaic

OM Symbol: $350.00



Peace Symbol in Beads 

Click here to view larger detail from Peace Symbol Beaded Micro-Mosaic

Peace Symbol: $350.00 (color on the right is more accurate)



Yin Yang Symbol in Beads Yin Yang Symbol in Beads

Click here to view larger detail from Yin Yang Symbol Beaded Micro-Mosaic

Yin Yang: $350.00 (color on left is more accurate)



All the images on this post can be used freely as clip-art for web sites, and on social media pages, provided that the copyright notice is not removed, and that there is a link back to this page (www.bjasmine.com) and/ or you “Like” my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/brandijasmineart

StarBurst (Sold)

In this unique work of fine art, hundreds of tiny glass seed and long glass bugle beads are individually glued to a stretched round canvas to represent the mid-day sun and it’s powerful corona. This stunning piece is approximately 16″ round with curved edges and is meant to be displayed without a frame.

Click on the image for a closer look!

Chakra Series (SOLD)

      

This series of seven 12″ square panels are beaded representations of the 7 Chakras or energy centers in the human body. Some mystics and psychics see them as wheels, globes or spirals of energy relating to the 7 main endocrine centers of the body. The term Chakra in Sanskrit means “wheel” or “vortex”. Each one of these panels contains a gold Swarovski Rivoli crystal and small gemstones sacred to the Chakra represented.

The Chakra Series is SOLD. These images may be used as illustrations on your web sites, blogs and in social media, provided that they are not edited in any way, the copyright notice remains intact, and that there is a link back to Jasmine’s Gallery (http://www.bjasmine.com/) or my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/brandijasmineart) … every “Like” is greatly appreciated!

Jasmine’s Gallery: Latest Update: Pumpkin Patterns

Thank you for visiting Jasmine’s Gallery. We were off line for a while due to a problem with our server, but the problem has been repaired. Unfortunately the problem was such that it was not possible to restore from our backups. So I have been redesigning the site as I have been loading things back into it. I also decided to turn the home page into a blog format. I will announce new works here as they are finished.

Since we are entering the Halloween season, I decided to start by adding my popular Pumpkin Carving Patterns back to Jasmine’s Gallery. A new set of twelve Zodiac Designs has been added, I have added political designs for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and I have set up the patterns under categories so they are easier to browse. I’m not crazy about the Romney piece, for some reason, his face doesn’t work well in my pumpkin technique. I may re-do a different pumpkin pattern for him if I can find a better picture to work from.

If you use one of these designs for your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern this year, I would love to have a picture. I’ll add it to this post and to the gallery page so others can enjoy your work. If you have a web page, I’ll link to it from your picture as well!