Pele is the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and her name (and fearsome reputation) popped into my head while I was making these. They are substantial and stunning...some of my best work both jewelry wise and photography wise. Put them in the shop today after some internal debate. Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I don't see many other designers using it often, so I do. It's warm and comes in so many shades. The translucence of it is magical.