- Before explaining the meanings and effects, I will introduce the green Osaka Tonbo beads (lamp work beads).
Osaka lamp work bead, which looks like fresh green, is the color I recommend from early spring to summer.
It's a bead which you want to wear in the season when the fresh green is eye-catching.
It is made using an expensive glass called "Kujakuao (Peacock Blue)" in Japanese. The beautiful green like peacock feathers has been called Kujakuao since ancient times. It's a color worn by people of the wealthy class.
Green gemstones are scarce and valuable, and the representative one is emerald. Green is considered a noble color not only because of its rarity but also because it's difficult to wear. Only wealthy people could afford to dress to match their green jewelry.
Even today, green jewelry tends to be avoided. "I want to wear it, but I don't know how," seems to be the reality for many people.
Takashi recommends wearing it with a pure white dress or shirt. Also, traditional Japanese clothes. Choose simple combinations and let the green jewelry be the centerpiece of your outfit.
To make it easier to remember, craftsman Takashi gave it a modern name of "Cotton green".
- What does green symbolize as a color?
The color green symbolizes health and nobility.
Lampwork beads are handmade glass crafts, not natural stones. Since ancient times, it has been believed that lampwork bead has multiple meanings and effects, slightly different from natural stones which are called power stones.
It is a completely unisex color which also looks good on men, so it's suitable as a gift for men. I'm sure you will be torn which to choose between blue and green. Blue symbolizes calmness, strength and sincerity, green symbolizes health and nobility. Please choose a color which suits the person you want to gift it to.
- Meaning and effects as lamp work glass beads
Lamp work beads are made by a technique called lamp work and burner work, which melts glass with a high temperature flame. It is said to give creativity, vitality and possibility because the power of fire is used and formed by human intention.
Not only that, it has been believed since ancient times that sparkling glass has the power to ward off evil spirits, and has been used as a talisman and amulet.
The StudioWAZA artist Takashi makes lamp work beads facing the flames while wishing for the happiness of the future owner. I hope good luck will come to everyone who chose my lamp work glass jewelry!
Click the pictures below to see the meanings and effects of other colors of Osaka Tonbo dama beads.
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