Modern fantasy stories
rely on the old tales
of a race that existed
long before Mankind walked the earth.
European Lore refers to the race
as one that lived with one foot in the realm of Fairy
and one foot in the “mundane” world.
The old religion
based on the forces of nature
describes these stories
with images of sacred trees
that the very branches themselves
reached into the stars.
Elvin Moon Amulet
The Old stories
remind us of the truth hidden in fiction;
children’s stories hold the lessons of life
are only truly realized when we reach adulthood.
The impressions of virtue to the pure of heart
and to those new to life
captured in tales of elves and fairies
struggling to bring peace to a troubled world.
The Fairy Tale may at times
be more true to the heart
than the most mundane experience
because it harkens to a time when we could see
with our hearts
without the jaded perspective of a crushed hope.
To capture the feel of the Old Stories,
I developed the image of the Elvin Moon:
A tree with seven stars in the branches
and the roots resting in the cradle of a crescent moon.
This subtle image of the old perspective
is highlighted with a detailed root system
and matching branches.
The Elvin Moon Amulet
is intended to recall the days when Truth was apparent,
when Virtue was something to strive for
and when integrity was accepted
as the foundation of one’s life.
For more jewelry of Moons, stars and suns, please visit my Celestials Page
A classic sterling silver “class ring style”
with a custom tree embossed and centered in a convex frame.
The Tree carved in the head of the ring is a classic “Bonsai” style of California Oak;
twisted and spreading.
With the convex background,
textured for a full High Relief style carving,
yet flush enough with the surface so the art will withstand the test of time.
Custom Tree Ring
The One-of-a-kind ring was made specially for a client
who wanted the heavy feel of this classic style.
No mold taken for reproduction
and currently in a private collection.
If you wish to have something made just for you, please visit my How to order Custom page.
She loves the Dove and all it symbolizes.
For the love of home, family
and the Will to Be True to her Sweetheart.
Custom Dove and Wolf Amulet
He Loves the Wolf,
the courage, intelligence and vigilance
to protect what he cares for.
A Couple requested an amulet to symbolize their love together.
After approving the rendering:
Wolf and Dove was created as a one of a kind piece.
Within the talons of the Dove is set a Blood Garnet, beneath the wolf sings.
A bail placed behind the Dove
creating the illusion the piece is “floating” on a chain or cord.
If you have an idea but not an image to work from,
if you have a totem,
favorite animal or symbol
I can help you design your piece
so it will present the look and feel you want.
To have a custom piece made specially for you,
please visit my “How to order Custom” page.
the trees wake from the winter’s slumber
and over time
(in some places in hours!)
the put out shoots which develop into leaves.
Amazing things: leaves.
They capture sunlight
and use the solar energy to create food for the tree.
Transfer the air into usable material.
Some trees turn their leaves down when they sense rain approaching.
All through the summer,
leaves provide shelter for the animals
who inhabit the trees.
we sue the term “leaf”
to describes the pages of a book
and then again use the metaphor:
“turn over a new leaf”
in reference to “starting again, fresh and new”.
We eat them,
use them in all kinds of ways,
both the actual leaves and the ones we mimic.
One of my favorite pass times
is to watch the trees move in the wind,
to feel the air move
and hear the sound of leaves stirring in the branches,
creating ever changing patterns.
The leaf stirs the imagination.
Leaf Chain Earrings
In celebration of the Leaf,
I have created the Leaf Chain.
The earrings are three different leaves,
connected by soldered jump rings for security,
framing the face with a very organic look.
Because they are of a chain,
they move as you do.
Each earring is 1 1/2” long
with a Shepard’s hook earring finding.
Perfect for those who love trees,
leaves and Nature.
To get yours,
please visit my Leaf Chain Earring Page.
For more earrings, please see my Earrings Page
Fire is considered “Transformitive”:
under the right conditions,
it transforms wood to heat and light,
bringing an otherwise cold room to comfort.
Fire can cook food,
disinfect a tool,
melt metal so it may be re-shaped to a purpose.
When out of control
it can alter a landscape,
take lives and leave a wasteland.
As a symbol,
fire represents a quality of Transformation,
changing one thing to another
including altering one’s very thought processes.
It is no wonder the Ancients used Fire and a symbol
of primordial change.
Small tongues of flame leaping up to the ear
flashing in the light with your every move.
The links of flame from my flame chain
add a great accent to any flame amulets,
bracelet or fire creatures.
For more information, please visit my Flame Earrings Page.
More earring designs may be found on my Earrings Page
The Snake has been revered as a Spiritual Symbol
by many different spiritual paths.
The Egyptians use them as a symbol of royalty.
The Greeks referred to the Cobra as “ the Little King” or Basilisk.
Snakes may be found in the Caduceus of medicine.
The Ouroboros is a symbol of eternity
as it swallows it’s own tail.
The Snake Amulet
In the Study of Yoga,
the snake symbolizes Kundalini:
spiritual energy awakened and harnessed.
Although in some sectors,
the snake has gotten some bad press,
the snake has been viewed as a soul guide,
past life memories,
the wisdom of the Goddess,
Freedom from Religious prosecution
and many other ideas.
The Snake Amulet is focused
on the head and cowl of the Cobra,
it’s body disappears beyond sight.
the cobra’s tail disappears into it’s coils,
so too this image shows a snake “without a tail”.
Tongue out and watching your every move,
this snake is focused
and ready to strike if needs be.
To get your Snake Amulet,
be sure to visit my Snake Amulet page
More amulets of Nature may be found in my Flora and Fauna page
A friend of mine asked me to make a special piece for him.
He did some sketches
and after a little discussion
I was able to create the Trillium Amulet.
In his own words:
“I am very blessed by the people in my life. Several months ago, I was looking for a way to represent “Home”. I debated lots of different options most of which had “3’s” in them. Then I came across a post I sent to a friend explaining what a trillium flower was.
“This particular type of Trillium is native to the Great Smokey Mountains of Tn, Ky, NC, and Ga. I have always had them near me except when I lived in Nevada and West Tennessee. I have never know them in such abundance as where I live now in the house I share with Kaly in the foothills of the Smokey’s.
“The name of this species is Trillium Lutem, The Three Fold Flame. I then drew the sketch. Originally it was three circles representing the three worlds of Creation. I removed the center circle which represented Annwn, the Otherworld or the Triple Flame of Creation and replaced it with the Trillium Luteum.
“I sent this picture to my friend and master silversmith Kirk McLaren of Amulets by Merlin with a request that he produce it in silver for me. After some discussion and a bit of magick on his part, the master for the amulet.”
The Trillium Amulet is of solid sterling silver
featuring a Trillium Flower
framed in circles of light and vine
hung with a back bail for wearing with a chain or cord.
This piece is a limited edition amulet
available only to the person who commissioned it
and considered a “Private design”;
not available to the public.
If you would like a piece made specially for you,
Please visit my how to order Custom Jewelry page.