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Despite being separated by continents and centuries, Loki and Coyote share common traits as "tricksters" in the tales they inhabit, using magical transformative powers to impart knowledge, challenge social order and trick the unwary. Carl Jung used archetypes as descriptions of human psychology, and Joseph Campbell used archetypes to identify our common mythology and storytelling. Some dismiss archetypes as consolidations of prejudice perpetuated by oppressive hierarchies, much like fairy tales or morality stories that served to chasten those straying outside social conventions. Patterns of dark and light, opaque and translucent, and large and small are found in these 15" and 32" companion necklaces. Translucent opal rondelles are spaced with delicate Miyuki glass seedbeads, mixed with pale blue dyed quartz and opaque deep blue lapis lazuli. Rough and smooth, dark and light, long and short: the contrast of opposites are like the simple characters pulled from old tales. The short necklace has a sterling silver magnetic clasp and may be doubled as a bracelet, and even the longer necklace with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp can be a multi-wrap bracelet. Cost: $64.00 USD
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