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The balancing of rocks into cairns has been used for centuries as directional markers. When hiking in the Cascades the trail can often be across rocky terrain. Cairns are built by fellow hikers to help show the direction to follow. So cairns show us the way home, a path to follow and help us connect to the earth.
|Om rock cairn by janeojewelry|
I stack and balance the stones I have gathered on my bench and drill them the way they naturally want to balance. I listen to kirtan music and the chanting helps me find my own inner place of balance where I am both connected like the stone and flowing like the sea. The stones spin on the wire and can also be used as a contemplative device.
Om is believed to be the vibration of creation so I call my line of beach stone jewelry Om Rock Beach Stones. These are an earth friendly product as the rocks are a gift from the sea and the metals are either bench scraps or recycled copper flashing.. You can read about the process of making Om Rocks on my indiemade blog. (Making beach rock jewelry)