From Amulets by Merlin
~ Jewelry of DNA ~
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
is a molecule that encodes
the genetic instructions
used in the development and functioning
of all known living organisms and many viruses.
Along with RNA and proteins,
DNA is one of the three major macromolecules
essential for all known forms of life.
DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints,
recipe, or code, containing instructions needed
to assemble other components of cells.
Metaphorically DNA may also be considered
as a way to keep and transmit information
or perhaps messages in small and compact places.
Featuring the classic shape of DNA I make a Bracelet:
each link is separately cast
with tiny interlocking hinges
allowing it to flow smoothly over your wrist,
all done by hand.
Perfect for Microbiologists and other folks who work with the tiny encoders.
If you wish to have a DNA Bracelet created for you
Please visit my
DNA Bracelet Page.
I also make a DNA Pendant, DNA Earrings and a whole DNA Collection!
The Grape vine has often been considered
one of the Gifts of the Gods.
The Fruit provides nourishment,
the fermented grape offers wine,
the leaves are more than edible –
those who have enjoyed dolmathakia
can attest to their flavor.
The vines have been used in art,
fuel and in the creation of garlands
and other decoration.
One-of-a-kind Grape Vine Brooch
The Grape Vine Brooch features the fruit,
leaf and vine
with a sturdy brooch back.
This pin is a one of many unique,
free-form piece I have made in the past.
Should you wish one like it,
please visit my How to order Custom Jewelry and Sculpture Page.
View more custom jewelry and sculpture in my Gallery of Custom Works
The Awen is an ancient design used by the Druids of Olde.
This symbol has been recognized and harnessed by the Neo-Pagan movement
to symbolize the emanation of the Light,
brought into manifestation in the material world.
In his research Isaac Bonewits wrote about it’s use and lore:
In his words:
“The sign of “the Three Rays” is used by members of the United Ancient Order of Druids, the Ancient Order of Druids, the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, and many other followers of Druidry. It can be seen as symbolizing Sky Father Energy in balance with the Earth Mother energy of the Druid Sigil, as well as any of a thousand other sets of three ideas.”
Winter Awen Belt Buckle
both an Winter Awen Amulet and this Belt Buckle.
A Druid from the East Coast who loved the original look of the Awen
designed by Isaac,
however he wanted to have a different version.
From his description I changed the leaves from Oak to Holly and included the berries.
I exchanged the acorns for pine cones and the staves match the cones with pine wood.
In the original design, the central “ray” of the Awen is exposed,
here in the new Winter version,
the Holly covers the stave and it appears below.
This additional feature reflects the idea
of how the light is obscured in the Winter
only to re-emerge “un-looked for”;
the Triumph of the Light.
The Winter Awen Belt Buckle is three inches tall
and may be modified to fit the belt of your choosing,
simply place the size of the belt on which you wish to mount
in the “special instructions” option of the page when ordering.
If you wish,
I can enamel the berries for a more festive look,
(as seen in the image above)
To get your copy of this piece,
please visit the Winter Awen Belt Buckle page.
More Awen and other Druid designs may be found on my Druid Jewelry page
Few would argue about the power of music.
Many times in my life
I have heard music which inspires images,
sensations, new ideas…
My earliest memories tied
to a piece of music,
whether it be a song,
a sonata or
instrument playing in the distance.
Now I listen to music when I am carving,
sketching or sculpting;
it provides more than a background.
More a flux helping
to merge ideas which would not normally go together.
The Transcendence Amulet
is about the power of music.
Combining a Treble
(or “G” clef)
over a five point star.
The Star is a universal symbol
which represents the Ideal:
more than the sum of it’s parts,
it symbolizes the balance of the elements in unity with the spirit.
The Treble Clef enhances the star:
it’s center a spiral moving up,
ascending beyond the Ideal:
The Transcendence Amulet
is for musicians and people who love music
whether it be a Doxology or a drinking song.
If you wish to own one,
please visit my Transcendence Amulet page.
For more music Music Jewelry please visit my Music Jewelry Page
The Gemini Pisces Amulet was commissioned as a one-of-a-kind, sterling silver piece with the two signs of the zodiac woven together. The symbols are textured with “wind and water” to enhance the design.
In her words:
“This piece is incredibly personal for me. It represents the beauty and duality in a harmonious twin sign. It further symbolizes the deep bonds I have with my husband and also my best friend who are Pisces. This gorgeous amulet is a tangible expression of my identity I now wear daily. Thank you Kirk!”
For more background on the meanings of the various Astrological symbols, I have the complete Zodiac amulet collection with descriptions and insight on my Zodiac Amulets Page.
If you wish to have something special made for you, please go to my how to order custom page
This was originally to be a “repair job”….
A client asked me to fix a piece she had worn for many years. As does with most things, it wore out in some places and broke in others. After spending some time with it I spoke with her about simply “re-doing” the pendant, however instead of duplicating the piece, I altered the design.
The stones are in the same configuration, an amethyst positioned above the top point of a double terminated Quartz and an opal mounted in the front. The alterations were in the metal. These were simple bands of silver. Replaced with a new design: the setting of the quarts is now a lantern with vines and leaves growing all around it, creating settings for the other stones. The handle of the lantern is again wrapped in vines and leaves.
The result is a heavier piece, but used as a pendulum, the extra weight gives it more of a “swing”. Shown here it is mounted on a fresh chain.
This one of a kind Crystal Lantern now is in a private collection. If you wish to have something unique made for you, please visit my How to order custom page.
The Faery Star Amulet with earrings!
A great combination for those who love the Faery Star:
this includes a chain for the pendant.
Faery Star Collection
The Faery Star is based on Faeids called Faeidism
which consists of the rites, rituals, practices, and wisdom
of those who live a path in life seek to be in touch with the Faery realm.
Faeids commonly wear the Faery Star or Elven Star
as their symbol.
This is a seven-pointed Star was thought to be given to humanity
by the Fae representing the connection to the
World of Faerie so they may recognize each other.
The piece is 11/16” (or 18mm +/-) with a tighter weave in the center
than the Heptagram Amulet, giving it a more organic feel,
perhaps the kind of star a Faery would make,
light weight and partially domed,
a deep carving,
framed in a circle and including a chain with matching earrings.
To get your copy of the The Faery Star Amulet Collection,
please visit my Faery Star Collection Page