I wrote earlier about the Triquetra Amulet and Earrings: simply meaning “triangle”; Triquetra refers to a variety of three-cornered shapes and evolved into a symbol of depth. This Celtic three cornered knot represents three-in-one: the Trinity.
To augment the Triquetra Knot I have added a woven circle: The Unity of the Trinity, the Circle of Love unifies all.
To combine the Amulet with matching earrings, I have created: the Merlin’s Triquetra Collection. Now you may order the entire set and added the option of your desired length of chain. The Triquetra Collection are for those who cherish what the idea of the Trinity in any of its forms: The love of family, their religion, the earth itself, or simply find the shape of the triangle pleasing to their eye.
I wrote earlier about the Triquetra Amulet: simply meaning “triangle” and has been used to referred to a variety of three-cornered shapes but has been evolved into a symbol of depth. To accompany the Amulet, I have created a set of earrings of the same design: the Triquetra Earrings.
Added to the Triquetra is a woven circle: The Unity of the Trinity, the Circle of Love unifies all. The Triquetra Earrings are for those who cherish the Trinity in any of its forms: The love of family, their religion, the earth itself, or simply find the shape of the triangle pleasing to their eye.
A Wheat Weave is a decorative are ornament
often seen on door posts, windows, shelves.
They many take the shape of Maidens
or knots of various shapes and sizes.
The Woven Spear is a specific form of the weave
comprised of two strands in a braid trailing down
from a top point
and is considered a symbol of fertility.
More commonly seen as stalks of wheat in a tight weave
that broadens at the base.
The Wheat Weave is often used as a house hold blessing.
Woven Spear Amulet
An Amulet of Fertility
Fertility was a desired force
harnessed in the Old Religions
due to the high rate of disease and death
and the tragedy of war.
Fertility was important for producing babies,
crops and farm animals.
In modern times,
fertility may seem like an “unwanted” force of nature
to those who are conscious of their family size
and caution of unwanted birth;
however fertility may be focused on one’s income
and the bounty of harvest of other kinds.
For the artist,
writer or musician
fertility has a direct relationship
to the production of their craft.
A fertile mind
will yield the needed song or story,
inspire the perfect painting
or even an idea
to change one’s life for the better.
In the spirit of “making things happen”,
I have created the Woven Spear Amulet. Like the Wheat Weaving of old,
it is a braid of strands that from a pointed top,
then appears to be of three strands
resolving into two points at the bottom:
the weave is a continuous strand.
Like most Celtic Knot Work, the piece may be used in meditation:
by following the strand with the eye,
one sees how the complicated pattern is a single strand,
like life itself.
For those who like the amulet
one may also purchase a matching pair of earrings of the Woven Spear.
This is for those who are looking to increase their objectives
whether it is of tangible material or inspiration.
I met my friend Kevin in the late 80s. Among his many talents, he creates Knotwork designs. Kevin typically creates very complex, free form knots and then tools them into leather for his garb for the Society of Creative Anarchisms (SCA) of which he is a part.
Unlike the typical border work of a more standard, symmetrical knot, Kevin’s style is to create broad sweeps and then tiny inter-weavings to populate a design or free form shape. Creating knots of one, two and three strands, depending on the use of the knot and can become very complex because you are not using any formulas or pre-made patterns.
I had asked him to design a cross for me and he smiled. “I will design this knot and teach you how it is done so long as we call the amulet: “Joy”, for my friend” he told me. He had not seen her in years yet wanted to dedicate the design to her.
He drew it in one sitting: smiling the entire time. It is an eternal knot: one strand from beginning to end forming the cross with the circle of spirit in the center: the “Empty Cross” (He is Risen) design. Though Catholic: “she won’t mind” he told me; “Think of it as a compromise.” Kevin isn’t Christian!
And so I present to you a cross dedicated to friendship and Joy.