108 is the magic number of holy necklaces from religions around the world. The rosary. The mala. Even in Native American traditions 108 mountain laurel seeds (used by Medicine Men to visit the Spirit World) could be traded for a horse. In this series of holy necklaces, I took objects form my life and strung them together to suggest it is not the material that makes the necklace holy but rather the 108 number seemingly connecting us all together. Because isn’t there more that connects than separates really?
This necklace celebrates those of us who were raised pagan. I took wooden beads and deer bone and strung them into a a classic rosary structure. The bone was collected from my Father’s land in West Texas, near Mason. It is sun bleached and clear of flesh and fur. It is definitely wearable.