When we create our Tree of Life we use natural gem stones (Peridotite, Agates, Tourmaline…), faceted glass, glass pearls, wooden beads…basically, anything we could incorporate! Each Tree of Life that we create is done one at a time. No mass production so each Tree of Life is unique.
"The concept of a tree of life is a widespread mytheme or archetype in the world's mythologies, related to the concept of sacred tree more generally, and hence in religious and philosophical tradition.
The expression Tree of Life was used as a metaphor for the phylogenetic tree of common descent in the evolutionary sense in a famous passage by Charles Darwin (1872).
The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree."
Wonderful conversational piece! Mixed tourmaline chips Tree of Life pendant with 16 gauge copper coated aluminum & 24 gauge copper wire. Wire wrapped in a "free-form" style. Overall dimensions approximately 2-1/4" x 3". Chord is included. Actual photo illustrated.