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Welcome to DesJardins Jewelry. My designs tend to be simple but elegant, the kind of jewelry that elicits comment because of it's unique design but is simple enough to accent rather than dominate an outfit.

New: Lotus Pod Designs

Celebrating the spirit's ability to bloom in any circumstance

DesJardins Jewelry, beaded jewelry from semi-precious stonesDesjardins Lotus Pod designs feature custom cast silver pods set with semi-precious or sterling seeds. Garnet, peridot, labradorite, carnelian and fresh water pearl all lend their color and lustre to the organic shape of  Desjardins Lotus pod necklace or earrings.

In Asia, the lotus flower rising out of the swamp symbolizes the spirit's ability to bloom in any circumstance.. Desjardins Lotus Pod designs use the form of a North American lotus pod to portray the essence of the human spirit's ability to rise above adversity and flower.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Known as the 'graine voler' (seeds that fly) in Cajun country, because as the pod dries the seeds can pop up to 20 feet. They are often harvested for their seeds which have a nutty flavor.

Wherever there are wetlands, Native Americans used the North American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) as medicine and food. They used the seeds and root as a tea and to make a poultice to soothe inflammation. For food they ground the root into flour, cooked the spring leaves, baked the tubers, ate the young seeds raw or roasted, and boiled or ground the ripe winter seeds into meal. Sometimes they extracted an edible oil and made a kind of popcorn with the seeds.

 

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