This was originally an amulet,
a rather large one.
I have made several versions of the Green Man over the years,
however this is my favorite.
Some time ago
I tried as an experiment
to see how this would look
as a ring with a leaf pattern for the shank.
Sometimes when you look up into the forest’s branches,
one can see images like faces in the leaves.
In the elder days,
that “face” was said to be a vision of the Green Man.
This “Spirit of the Wood”
was revered through out the Celtic lands
as a manifestation of the Woods themselves,
an aspect of the God. Later,
lore has it spoken of the Green Man through out the legends of Arthur.
This is my own interpretation of the Lord of the Trees,
bedecked with acorns and leaves.
Green Man Ring
In this version,
I used malachite as the forehead’s stone.
I also brightened the leaves I used for the setting.
Shown here with Malachite,
also available with lapis lazuli or Carnelian.
Each is made as ordered: so when you get one,
it will be made specially for you.
It is not a small ring:
the face is 1 3/8” from leafy beard to the top.
To get your Green Man Ring,
please go to my Green Man Ring Page
See more on my Rings Page
I have already produced the Ouroboros Ring for some time,
however a gentleman wanted to have something specially made
touching both his Celtic Heritage and his love for the Ouroboros:
the Ouroboros Penannular Brooch!
Ouroboros Penannular Brooch
The Worm Himself
A solid three dimensional carving ,
a fully detailed with a traditional diamond scalded spine.
Unlike a Ladies’ Penannular,
this is a solid ring with a “free” pin.
By his request I created the pin without a head like a sewing needle.
It is worn with the ring of the Ouroboros placed on the cloak
(or Great Kilt)
with the needle piercing the material underneath (after bunching it up a bit!)
the ring thus securing the Brooch and cloak together.
This is a one-of-a-kind piece
with no mold taken for reproduction,
if you wish to have something similar made
(or anything of the kind) simply ask!
Epona or the Gualish “the Great Mare”
is the protector of horses, donkeys, and mules.
A Roman goddess of fertility,
Eponia and her horses
were leaders of the soul
in the after-life ride much like Rhiannon of the Mabanogian.
Unusually considered a Celtic deity,
most of whom were associated with specific localities,
the worship of Epona
was widespread in the Roman Empire of the early centuries.
The Epona Amulet
Among many songs and stories
both classics and modern fiction,
Epona was celebrated in Llewellyn’s novel:
The Horse Goddess.
A Celtic woman who possesses a curious talent.
When her community attempts to force her to be a druid,
she runs away.
Her adventures become folklore
in time she is herald as a Goddess.
Through out my life
I was drawn to the image of a Goddess of Horses
and decided to create an amulet
expressing my love for all Horse-Women
and the Goddesses they are.
The Epona Amulet is a portrait of a Mare and the towering Goddess,
each looking in different directions
denoting their ability to see farther than most,
understand better than many.
A bas relief sculpture
of the Goddess of Horses
is presented with mane and hair of each
illustrating the blending
of Her manifestation.
Blessings to all who see and know the grace of Epona.
From more Goddess Jewelry, please visit my Mythicals Page
This is a god of the Old Celtic lines
Cern means “horn” in Old Irish
and related to similar words carn
in Welsh and Breton,
and is the origin of Kernow,
meaning horn of land.
The depictions of Cernunnos
are strikingly consistent:
and portrayed as a mature man
with long hair
and a beard wearing a torc
to denote nobility.
He often carries other torcs in his hands
to signify wealth and prosperity.
He sits and cross-legged in meditation.
The Amulet of Cernunnos
The Horned God
reflects the seasons of the year
in an annual cycle of life,
death and rebirth.
is the guardian of the forests,
the defender of the animals
the source of the deep forest wisdom,
and the male aspect of creative energy.
He is called upon for vital,
non-violent masculine divinity.
In the Wheel of the Year,
His time is between Samhain and Beltane
as the Goddess’ time is between Beltane and Samhain.
During these High Holies,
they come together
in a balance of energies,
union and blessings.
I created an interpretation of Cernunnos Amulet as depicted on Gundestrup Cauldron.
The Celtic design dates from the La Tene period.
Here he is shown holding a serpent in one hand
signifying knowledge and connection to the Ancients;
and a tork in the other,
the symbol of holding power in the world of mortals.
This piece is 5/8″
and can be worn as a pendant
and may also sit like a statue on your shelf
or where ever you wish!
The Amulet of Cernunnos
For more amulets of Gods and Goddesses, please visit my Mythicals page
I met my friend Kevin in the late 80s.
Among his many talents,
he creates Knot work designs.
Kevin typically creates very complex,
free form knots
and then tools them into leather
for his garb
for the Society of Creative Anarchism
of which he is a part.
The Celtic Cross of Joy
Unlike the typical border work
of a more standard,
Kevin’s style is to create broad sweeps
and then tiny inter-weaving
to populate a design
or free form shape.
Creating knots of one,
two and three strands,
depending on the use of the knot
and can become very complex
because One is not using any formulas
or pre-made patterns.
I had asked him to design a cross for me
and he smiled.
“I will design this knot
and teach you how it is done
so long as we call the amulet:
for my friend” he told me.
He had not seen her in years
yet wanted to dedicate the design to her.
He drew it in one sitting:
smiling the entire time.
It is an eternal knot:
one strand from beginning to end
forming a cross
with the circle of spirit in the center:
the “Empty Cross” (He is Risen) design.
“she won’t mind” he told me;
“Think of it as a compromise.”
Kevin isn’t Christian!
And so I present to you a
To see more of my Crosses, please visit my Crosses Page
A few years ago I created Jewelry for Isaac Bonewits.
He created renderings of several designs
and sent them to me to create
for his special line of Jewelry.
Dagda’s Club Amulet
One of them is Dagda’s Club.
In his Words:
“Show your devotion to the manliest god of them all: the All Father, the Good (at everything) God, the fabulous Dagda!
“Fiery father of the Gods of Erin, the Dagda is the Supreme Druid, the Mightiest Warrior, and Danu’s Most Fertile Stud. His famous club could kill or resurrect, depending on which end He tapped you with.
“Honor the Dagda by wearing this silver or bronze amulet, designed by Isaac (includes the ogham letters for “Dagda” on the back).”
This represents the Irish All-Father’s magical club,
which was a Druid’s wand,
a warrior’s weapon,
and a Healer’s Blessing of fertility.
Entwining snakes embossed on a club,
topped by three tri-spirals.
A back Bail allows a hidden yet sturdy way
of wearing it on a chain or cord.
Script of the artist “Bonewits”
and producer “Merlin” of
Amulets by Merlin found on the back.
Isaac’s Amulets are a beautiful combination of design,
comfort and concept.
You may purchase these amulets through my site.
Each piece purchased Isaac’s Household receives a royalty
to both help extend his legacy promoting good will
and clarity to the world.
To learn about Isaac Bonewits,
his writings and more,
you may visit his website.
If you would like something special made
please visit my How to Order Custom Page
Several years ago m’Lady Tony designed a piece that combines the three stages of Womanhood:
the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone.
The idea was to develop the three aspects
into a single shape: the Astrological symbol of Venus.
Maiden Mother Crone Amulet
At the foundation is the Maiden.
She sits cross legged at the base of the piece,
creating the anchor of Womanhood
she holds a chalice that contains a flame
an element that symbolizes transformation,
a promise of the future’s ever changing opportunities.
In the center is the Mother
pregnant she fulfills the promise
and instructs the maiden with her accumulated wisdom of her own maidenhood.
In one hand the bud of a rose;
the other the blossom
symbolizing beauty and passion,
the possibilities that fertility offers.
She is flanked with the stems of the rose illustrating life itself.
Above the Mother and below the sickle moon is the Crone.
Her hair flows into the spider web that encloses their backs
the network of accumulated lessons
of the lives that came before
brought to generations of Women for eons.
With arms outstretched
she holds the wisdom
and reveals the destiny of those who seek her.
The symbol of Venus
is the cross of matter below with the circle of spirit above,
reviling the core concept of Venus
Spirit over Matter: the symbol of love itself.
In its purest form,
Love is that direct link between spirit and matter
without the need for demonstration,
condition or interpretation.
Women hold the very essence of humanity
the ability to carry within them
both the seed of life that brings the next generation
and the wisdom to bring to their children
the knowledge of a better life.
The Maiden Mother Crone Amulet
is a potent piece created as both an amulet
that may be worn but also a focus of life itself.
Although intended to be worn by women,
it also is designed for small alters dedicated to life.
A good gift for girls who have achieved womanhood;
a talisman for the new mother
or for one who has achieved the status
of Wise Woman.
For more goddess jewelry, please visit my Mythicals Page