The turtle has few predators, which gives it an innocent energy. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures. Animal symbolism of the turtle includes: creation, patience, strength, longevity etc.
After I saw one sea turtle, swimming around our boat, I decided to make one. Here it is!
Beading instruction for the Turtle Pendant has 30 pages with a lot of photos. Step by step.
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