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.
An artist manifest her idea into a painting
and wanted the design to be re-created as an amulet.
To accomplish the effect for this custom Dream Catcher Amulet,
I was requested to cut stones into delicate shapes.
Unfortunately some stones simply do not hold up well
when cut into tiny shapes:
the corners get caught
or easily chip due to their nature.
Dream Catcher Amulet
For this Amulet,
I had to shape Turquoise into a star shape:
however turquoise crumbles easily
once it gets small enough.
She also wanted a small crescent moon of Lapis Lazuli,
also a problem.
Once the design was developed for the piece
I had suggested we shape the amulets “face”
to provide the stones to be set from the back,
giving the illusion of the various shapes
and still keeping the integrity of the stone and setting:
this gives the amulet a much longer lifetime.
A blood stone was also set below the frame of the catcher,
it too has a special custom setting
individually cared and cast for the amulet.
With Phoenix and stones set into the “web” and hoop of the Dream Catcher
(matching the sketch she developed and sent to me),
the Amulet was complete
and now resides in her private collection.
Should you wish to have a piece of your own design made specially for you,
please visit my How to Order Custom Jewelry page.
Polished Agate is an amazing mineral, it reveals shapes and patterns which appears like tiny scenes. I came across a green agate and found layers of deep water in the sedimentary layers. Shaped like a water-drop, it seemed appropriate to frame it with sterling waves and crown the amulet with a sculpture of a Sea Spirit. The Lady of Oceans Amulet is hung with a back bail, a kind of loop hidden behind the head of the spirit, making the piece appear to float on a chain or cord. This one of a kind amulet was purchased days after completion and resides in a private collection.
If you would like a one of a kind amulet (or pendant) inspired by the images in your favorite stone, please visit my how to order custom page.
An amulet of two of the most favored of sea creatures, the Dolphin and Manta Ray. While they are not commonly seen together in the wild, the two graceful creatures seem to glide through the water as if dancing.
Dolphins are extremely intelligent sea faring mammals: able to communicate with whistles and clicks. They also have a culture: something long believed to be unique to humans. In May 2005, a discovery in Australia found Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins teaching their young to use tools. They cover their snouts with sponges to protect them while foraging. This knowledge is mostly transferred by mothers where knowledge is generally passed on to both sexes. Using sponges as mouth protection is a learned behavior.
The graceful Manta Ray is a filter feeder (plankton, fish larvae) with no stinger (like the Sting Ray) and has at times been refereed to as a “devil fish”, however they are considered gentle and often seen in captivity at water parks such as Sea World.
Combining these two sea faring creatures, the Dolphin arched behind the Manta as if cresting for air; the Manta swims below in a graceful arc. For those who love the sea and wish an amulet to combine the gentle social creatures, this on is for you!
Fire and water have a tendency to cancel each other out,
yet we see this surprising combination in a multitude of forms.
The balance of a caldron over a fire is a great example:
the element of fire is beneath a body of water,
an elemental balance between forces:
the fire too low and the caldron will remain cold;
the fire too high and the water will boil over and extinguish the flame.
When working with opposites,
it is a question of balance:
heating the water until it goes from liquid to a gas:
transforming it as Elemental fire often does.
In a grand scale: stars
are a liquid-fire (plasma) form of Hydrogen
(the most plentiful substance in the known Universe).
Through heat and pressure the “gas” becomes liquid flame
and crushes the molecules into new forms of matter
only to explode out into surrounding space as a Nova.
Cascading into the surrounding space as iron,
gold and many other forms of mater.
We see this time and again:
leaves immersed in the medium of water
with the aide of fire’s trans-formative qualities to make a simple cup of tea.
The Moon Flame Amulet
On a cold winter evening,
I found myself musing over the mixture of images:
the flame of transformation
and the Moon representing the tides of our watery oceans
sculpted a tiny piece:
a crescent moon gilded by flame
solidified in sterling silver:
the Moon Flame Amulet.
The flame is “almost” many things..
do you see a face?
a figure dancing in the light?
The Moon Flame is ever-changing…