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Pi Xie or Pi Yao – Mythical creature for Good Luck & Fortune

Pi-Xie or Pi-YaoLimited Edition Xia Shi Liu Li ~ Pi Xie (Pi Yao) signed and numbered 2102/2800. Feng Shui

Comes in original box with documentation

Signed on the bottom and numbered 2102 of 2800

Measure 4″ wide x 3″ high

Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. Never been displayed

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I bought this beautiful Mythical creature in 2014 from an eBay Seller.  The pronounciation for “Pi Xie” and for “Pi Yao” can be found under “Pinyin Pronouncer” on this page   HERE .

I have sourced this magnificent ornament / protective sculpture as coming from a beautiful shop in China, called Shanghai three fir Ltd ( ?? ) ( or Xia Shi Liu Li ), in Shanghai, China.  I paid $105 AUD for her.  This included $30 postage!

The artificial crystal as raw material, adopts the dewaxing casting technology, modern technology and the perfect combination of classical culture, is the traditional and the avantgarde art matched immersion. Works of crystal clear, magnificent changes, has won the domestic and foreign art award, chosen as national leaders to exchange gifts. 

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Vintage Dalmation Dog Brooch

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Here is my beautiful 3-D Dalmation Dog brooch I bought from Elaine’s Antiques & Collectibles   in April 2013.

The eyes and nose are done in shiny black enamel, while most of the goldtone body is covered with pave crystal clear rhinestones.

Black rhinestones represent the spots. All stones are clear and present, and the clasp opens easily and fastens securely.  This piece measures 2 1/8″ tall and 2″ in diameter, at its widest point. This unsigned brooch is in very good condition.   This piece always gets attention whenever I wear it.

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Mayan Bead Art – Sale on – ends midnight 21 Jan. 2013

Jose Reanda

Mayan Majix are having a sale with 30 percent off their amazing bead art animals !!  You can see I am the proud and delighted owner of a large table art turtle.  See my post below please for more information about her.   Please support Jose Reanda if you feel inclined to do so, with this great sale.  Thank you.

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Mayan Bead Art by Jose Reanda – Animals

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Imagine a table piece made from hundreds or thousands of tiny coloured beads !

Jose Reanda began learning to weave, under his mother’s tutelage, when he was 13 years old. In his late teens he began weaving with beads and later became a founding “beader” in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. He taught the art to others and is considered one of the driving forces behind this growing cottage industry. Skilled beaders are able to earn about 3 times more than they would by doing day labor work in neighboring and the effects on family health, education and so much more has been huge.

Jose’s work is unique and represents some of the finest bead work anywhere in the world. Each piece can take from one day to one week to create and no two are identical.  Mayan Majix is supporting the work of the bead artists.  Each purchase goes a long way to support Jose and his family.  Jose’s subjects include mythical and endangered animals.

Beading has revolutionized the lives of many people in this area, and is now an important artisan industry in Santiago Atitlan.   I have just broken into my savings, because I fell in love with this little turtle – and I want to support the Mayan family.   So, this cute little guy is swimming its way gallantly across the oceans just to get to me !!

Please look at the 2 links below, and consider supporting Jose’s family in Guatemala, or asking others to do so.  Thank you.

Mayan Majix – bead Table Art – Turtle

Mayn Bead Art – Dragons & other

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