Two dear friends of mine live in Las Vegas.
Periodically they “throw a little soiree” in their spacious home,
inviting some of the best hidden talent in town.
Traditionally, Solons were parties developed by the noble,
talented and well educated in Europe
(and championed by Thomas Jefferson)
who entertained each other with good food,
conversation and musical interludes.
For my friends in LV,
the concept is simple:
many of the professionals perform nightly
at the Mystere and other Circ de Soleil entertainments,
yet wish to expand their talent into new and inventive ways.
The result is beautiful: song and dance,
even visual art of paintings and sculpture are presented to each other
in a safe environment where all are experimenting
with new and unusual expressions of their talents,
even stretching into each others art.
They are so supportive of each other that the stretch into water ballet,
performance art of dance and original compositions.
The Solon Amulet
Years ago I visited my dear friend Luna Shimada;
a world class stage magician
residing in Los Vegas
with her (now ex) husband Dirk Losander and their children.
After a few days of catching up
I was able to speak with Dirk about a growing concern:
his Floating Tables have been copied by an inferior carpenter.
Dirk is also a world class Magician
specializing in his most famous “Bubble Magic”.
Aside from his prodigious efforts on stage
and well noted for his superior creation of the gadgets,
props and instruments of his trade.
Of his many pieces he is well noted for Losander’s Floating Table (TM):
his own invention.
Losander himself creates copies of these and other instruments of Magic
and sells them to others in his profession.
The Magic Seal
Losander Floating Tables
We developed a solution to his problem:
the creation of special shields to be inlaid into the tables
to ensure that each of the tables are genuine Losander Floating Tables.
After a few design considerations he decided on his logo sculpted in silver and bronze,
some with and others without moonstone.
Each shield is specially made and embedded insuring the one who purchases the table
is a Losander Table
with the privileges and guarantees
accompanying the genuine article.
Should you have a product or project in need of a special piece of art,
be sure to visit my How to order Custom Page.
Based on the molecular theories of DNA construction,
Amulets by Merlin has created a line of jewelry harnessing the double helix motif.
Instead of using the classic construction
of sugars and phosphate groups joined by ester bonds,
the pendant, bracelet and earrings
are made of silver (or gold if you prefer).
Using the classic shape of the balls and rods,
the pendant is over two inches long with the pattern moving up over the bail;
the earrings resemble icicles tapering down from the ear
and the bracelet is created
with tiny interlocking hinges
allowing it to flow over supply over your wrist.
The DNA Jewelry Collection
DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints,
recipe, or code, containing instructions
needed to assemble other components of cells.
Metaphorically DNA may also be considered as a way
to keep and transmit information
or perhaps messages in small and compact places.
Dina Emerson’s nickname is DNA
and upon commissioning a ring for her partner
we developed a DNA ring.
Originally intended as a “one of a kind ring”
for her “one of a kind Bo”
but we thought it an interesting idea
to extend the ring into a full line of jewelry.
A new ring design for public release is forth-coming.
Dina is a Force of Nature with the Art of the Theater:
on and off stage
she blends into the fabric of
Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère
as if conjuring the images with her voice.
Twice nightly she sings mezzo-soprano
across the theaters of Treasure Island in Las Vegas
and the miracle of Mystère manifests fresh as an opening night.
She is accompanied by the beautiful
Silje-Marie Norderhaug who carries the soprano.
With the blessings of Dina Emerson,
Amulets by Merlin now presents a full line of jewelry:
the DNA Sequence:
pendant, earrings and bracelet.
Perfect for Microbiologists
and other folks who work with the tiny encoders.