A few years ago
I was commissioned to make a combination of the two astrological signs
Gemini and Pisces woven together as an amulet.
Since then I have re-carved the piece several times
on the request of several people.
Due to the popularity of the amulet I have decided to develop a new collection of these blends.
I call them Asto-Blends.
A combination of every possibility would be gross (144),
so to develop this special line,
I will be creating these designs as people request them.
If you wish to have a special blend made for you
please visit my How to order custom Jewelry page;
should you wish to have a copy of the first of the Astro-blend series,
please visit the Gemini-Pisces Amulet page
“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
The Note Amulet
inlaid crushed turquoise
giving the note a touch of the blues
Music is ancient:
One of the oldest ways to communicate is through music.
We find instruments in tombs, illustrated in paintings and sculpture,
written about as far back as 2000 BC and expanded upon
in every culture on the planet.
Music is powerful:
Those who suffer physical ailments
attribute listening to music as a way
to ease suffering and calm the nerves.
In recent studies,
music is credited in increasing brain matter,
developing sacred and serene spaces,
elevating the poorest of us to fame and stardom.
Music is inspirational:
Both listening to music and playing it
has been found to raise the heart and inspire great works of art,
science and literature.
Music has been harnessed by religions
and story telling all over the world.
In celebration of Music itself, I have created the Sixteenth Note Amulet.
This is a sixteenth note
(the two flags on the stem marks the interval)
and contained within the dot is inlaid crushed turquoise
giving the note a touch of the blues.
One inch tall with a bail behind the flags.
To order, please visit my Sixteenth Note Amulet Page
More music Jewelry may be found in my Music Collections Page
Brand New from Amulets by Merlin! A piece of jewelry celebrating the universal symbol of Music
for singers, musicians and lovers of the musical arts!
Treble Clef Amulet
A clef (a french word meaning key) is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes. Placed on one of the lines at the beginning of the staff (five lines stacked upon each other), indicates the name and pitch of the notes on that line. This line serves as a reference point by which the names of the notes on any other line or space of the staff may be determined.
The Treble Clef’s curl wraps around the second line up on the staff indicating G above middle C, most commonly used in the staff for piano. It is one of three kinds of clef used in modern music notation: F, C, and G.
One inch tall, this three dimensional Treble Clef Amulet has a bail behind the top loop so the pendant looks like it is “floating” on your chain or chord. This small pendant is a great way to celebrate your love for music! Whether you play an instrument, sing or simply love music, the Treble Clef amulet is perfect for the music lover in your life.
In my line of jewelry, I have a Yin-Yang Amulet.
Wrapped around the edge is the Ouroboros and for the “two spots”
signifying the Light in Darkness and Darkness in Light I placed pentacles.
This amulet has been a part of my line for many years,
quite popular when I was traveling from one festival to another.
The combination of these three ideas in one piece provided an amulet
quite broad in meaning and focused for a particular kind of person.
Recently I received a request to modify the amulet.
Although she loved the idea of the combination she wrote:
“I am more drawn to the Ankh than I am to the Pentacle,
is it possible to replace the Pentacles with Ankhs?”
As I specialize in custom,
I was glad to do it!
And so, the most recent version of this complex amulet has the Ankh replacing the Pentacles: a Custom Yin Yang Amulet.
If you like what you see in my Jewelry Line,
but want a modification,
Write me and let me know what changes you wish and I will be happy to do so.
Modifications are only a small fee,
but with alterations the piece becomes a one-of-a-kind!
For more information on Custom,
be sure to visit my How to order custom page
Two serpentine dragons in one amulet, facing each other and holding a stone between them; the settings are in the shape of dragon’s teeth. Their wings frame the piece touching on top and below. Their claws weave their magic between them.
Twin Dragons Amulet
This Amulet of Dragons is about a balance of energy suspended in mid air. Fierce dragons are known to fight each other, however these twin dragons hold their own space to provide a balance for each other: recognizing their differences, they support each other in flight, speaking to each other they credit each others perspective. They are the balance of opposites, yet seem exactly alike: their scales, position and movement are dissimilar and because of those differences, support each other. This amulet is a reminder of how opposites attract, how different views expand perspective and how diversity strengthens us all.
The Twin Dragons Amulet is one and a half inch tall amulet is designed for a stone set between each other and comes with an 18” chain permanently attached at the wings.
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.