A circle of Maple Leaves made into a ring.
The Maple (In Celtic Lore) is a tree attributed to attraction
or a “drawing” in a very positive way.
In Celtic Arbostrology, much like Astrology,
yet based in Druid Tree Lore, the most common description is:
The Maple Tree
(Independent personality) – no ordinary person,
full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved,
good memory, learns easily, self-confident, hungers for new experiences,
sometimes nervous, has many complexities, complicated love life,
ambitious, proud, wants to impress.
April 11 – 20
October 14 – 23
Focusing on the best qualities of the Maple
one may harness the symbolism of the Tree in One’s life.
In it’s best aspect the Maple is a tree of Health and Longevity;
drawing helpful and positive spirits and energy.
Wearing the Maple leaf Ring will help One to focus on positive goals,
helping others to succeed and providing a nourishing environment for all concerned.
The Maple Leaf Ring
Solid, detailed and durable, each ring is made to order,
unusual rings sizes are no problem.
I provide the option for an inscription in the inside.
Price is provided is for sterling silver, gold prices upon request.
To order, please visit my Maple Leaf Ring page.
More may be found on Merlin’s Ring Page
Inspired by the Rider Deck,
this famous tarot symbol represents the solar aspect of creation.
The Sun provides light and warmth to our world,
it is not surprising that the Star was anthropomorphized with human like qualities.
In my article concerning the Sun Amulet in my Tarot series,
I described the concept of countenance of the Sun Card.
The solar globe is a ball of fire with no human like qualities,
yet we see a human face throughout various cultures.
We do this with most things:
a human face artistically inserted on things we find strange or incomprehensible;
in this way we may relate to it.
A smiling Solar Face beams down upon us
giving light and warmth to all.
A classic image of spring and summer,
beach bunnies, suntans, cool drinks on hot sand
and those who acknowledge the Sun God of Old.
This rendering of the Sun gently smiles upon us from beyond our reach.
The twelve rays represent the zodiac
ringed together to complete the Amulet.
To get yours, please visit my Little Sun Amulet page.
More Celestial jewelry may be found here.
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.
One of my favorite subjects is root and branch designs. When I received a call from a fellow who wanted a custom ring, his description was: “Please make me a Pentacle ring with roots stretching down the sides of the ring”, I was enthusiastic! After a quick sketch he “OK’d” through the mail (he doesn’t have internet); I created his Ring.
A Union Root and a Pentacle is a natural combination. The Pentacle (as describe in an earlier blog) symbolizes the balance and harmony of the elements, this combined with the natural formation of roots may represent the grounding effect of balance, the natural state of peace one receives in a forest and a sense of eternity one experiences in Nature.
Solid, Heavy Sterling Silver with a strong patina to highlight the contrasting shapes and accent the depth of the carving. This Unique, One-of-a-kind Root and Star Ring is now on the hand of a very happy Gentleman.
If you are interested in having a ring made just for you, please visit my How to order Custom page.
Much is written on the subject including node, mansions (or nakshatras), Lunation and more. For those who love Luna in her many aspects, I have created the Moon Phase Chain. Each link is carved front and back with craters of the lunar surface, each in a phase: full, waxing and waning, gibbous and crescent. Now available in a bracelet.
Moon Phase Bracelet
The moon has been a powerful influence for centuries. The Lore of humanity across many cultures attribute to the Moon many things: from Lunacy to the tides. Watching the moon in it’s phases is something we have been doing for centuries. Learn more about my: Moon Phase Chain.
To Order you Moon Phase Bracelet please visit my Moon Phase Bracelet Page.
A tree framed in its own root and branch,
suspended on a chain of moons: one full moon, one at it’s crescent.
Within the bark of the tree a face emerges.
Hidden in the branches are scattered stars carved to look like a part of the bark.
Living Circle Tree Amulet
This living circle presents how everything is connected:
life offering itself to Life,
containing the potential of greater things.
This Living Circle Tree Amulet was designed and created
as a fund raiser/raffle
for those who lost their homes in a hurricane here in Virginia, 2003.
If you would like something like this,
please visit my How to Order Custom Jewelry and Sculpture Page,
or simply email me for details.
This Bat ring has been one of my favorites for many years.
Light, simple and elegant, the thin shank is formed into the classic shape of a bat.
Originally created to accompany the the Bat Amulet,
this rendering of the Bat is different:
instead folded up tight and sleeping on a chain around your neck
the wings are stretched out to full length:
from tip to tip wraps across the finger.
The over all shape of the ring is sleek,
the widest point is only 7 mm tall allowing other rings to adorn your finger,
or shine “solo” on your hand.
If you are a big fan of Batman,
a lover of Vampire tales like Dracula,
Anne Rices’ stories like Queen of the Damned
or Trueblood’s television (or book) series,
this ring embraces them all.
To see and order your Bat Ring,
please visit my Bat Ring Page.