Spivey’s deep connection to Tibetan Buddhist relics and imagery propelled a trip to Nepal to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, literally translated, the “Place of Devotees”. Partnering with a factory In the Kathmandu Valley she worked with Newari men, known for skilled craftsmanship, to create these unique completely hand fabricated cufflinks. Primitive jewelry techniques and tools give an old world feel to the collection.
The sacred images detailed on each piece are mantras or ritual objects used in Tibetan Buddhism that embody the concepts of compassion, union of wisdom, or the attainment of enlightenment. Utilizing these symbols is believed to help us regain our true identity as the observer, why not test it out and see if using these symbols changes an aspect of your life.