The solid copper sculpture is hand shaped in a rustic modern design capturing the free form spirit of the piece. I used a Lentil shaped Cech bead that looks like a tekite as the center of the hand. It gives a feeling of the curved & flat planes of a hand. The structure is wrapped in yards of 24g wired for strength and to convey the way the energy travels on the piece.
The Big Blue bead is appox 38mm Hand Made Artisan Lampwork Bead. I left a open lip above this bead to add another gem or crystal. The Dangle is a machine facetted Rock Crystal 10mm Bead. The crown is a 10mm Bicone of AB Swarovski Crystal.
The Copper Healing Hand measures 4.5″LX2.5″ W. The Bale is big enough to fit over most clasps or a thong of rawhide:)
This is for sale $55 on my ETSY Page –>X<–Click the spot and be whisked away to the wonderful land of owning 🙂
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Tagged #jewelry, artisan made, Bead, charms, craft, Crystal, etsy, gemstone charms, healing hand, OOAK, Quartz, Shopping, Swarovski
All winter I feed this yellow cat.
This is a cat with a life style and he has the scares to show it and claws – kitty has claws
This cat stays in front of a Paint Contractors office and warehouse. I met the people there and they are friendly and being as it is winter they do a skeleton crew and are not there often. Buddha Kitty braved the wet storms and was loyal to his adopted place. The Winter Rain has turned into slightly warmer Spring Rain and Kitty is not hungry any more. I continue to get strange downloads of Gemstone Critters. This is a Sacred Fish. It’s just a name don’t fret so.
It made me feel Artistic to make the Sacred Fish 🙂 I flew the Hand and the Fish together and I was feeling way artsy.
So Kitty is only here on the weekends now. Another Critter is Breaking Through. I am planning my trip to Portland to see my Sister, Bjoy. We intend to make ORMUS as a trial run before her big trip to the ORMUS Fest. I am not sure what they will be doing but whatever it is it will be Alchemy and all that Jazzy/Cool-Beyond-Tin Foil-Hat-Stuff. Until Next time.
Glad you are here
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Tagged Art, artisan made, Cat, Claw, copper, Fish, gemstone fascinators, gemstone fish, gemstone sculpture, handmade, Hello Kitty, wire, wrapped
I had made these hands for decades and I had a thought about making one full size.
So much for keeping it simple. I was so involved I lost track of time and when it was finished – I was amazed. I had no idea how meditative the making would be.
I used a lot of gemstones, Rock Crystal rounds, Chalcedony, Citrine. Coral. Pyrite, Pearls, Amazonite, facetted Crystals, Swarovski crystals to name a few. It became complicated. Then I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it.
This is the back of the structured hand. It reminded me of the needlepoint I did decades ago. I loved the way the weaving of the tiny copper wires made the finished piece pleasing on both sides. The Natural Carnelian was so beautiful in the sunlight. I love these copper sculptures so much and this hand is working it’s magic spell everyday now. The project has given birth to many critters – some are recognizable shapes but some seem to be – different. More like a spirit ornament. I’ll post them as they emerge. If you are making something like this would you like to share the pictures here? I would love to see them! Here is another shot of the Gemstone Healing Hand.
If you would like to talk to me on my Facebook Timeline –>X<–Click the X and away you’ll Zoom then we can share our designs. I would like that. Just let me know by leaving a message 🙂 then I can friend you 🙂
Thank you for being here
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Tagged #jewelry, Amazonite, ancient healing arts, Chalcedony, copper sculptures, Crystal, Gemstone Jewelry, gemstone ornaments, gemstones, hand, handmade, healing hand, Pearl, Quartz, Shopping, Swarovski, symbols
Why am I in this thing called a tizzy? What is a Tizzy? How Can I get Out of This Tizzy? Seems to be a Vortex of Anxiety here. This how I combat a tizzy: I reach into my medicine bag and hold this!
Gratitude is the Gateway
One of the great things about this gemstone is that it is here at all. How many years does it take to create a fossil? The fact that someone found this gemstone, cut it, faceted it, put a hole through it, sold it, I bought it, made it into some thing you can wear, and now it is posted on a worldwide device that alerts you to its existence. WoW – now this bead wants to say
A Fabulous Fossil – Coral – All The Shades of Calm – Great for your Medicine Bag. The structure of coral looks like a Tootsie Roll. All Beautifully stacked in neat columns. This Softly Faceted top drilled Bead is smooth to the skin.
This is a Custom Made Piece so it is sold. It was made to slide over a 3mm leather necklace with a small lobster claw clasp. And, I can make this so it slides over the clasp and rests over your pearl or gemstone strand making a Pendant Enhancer! Just tell me the size (mm) of your necklace and I can make you a Rustic Modern Look for any of your classic necklaces.
- coral (ananyamai.wordpress.com)
- The Herkimer Diamond (looksgoodonya.com)
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Tagged #jewelry, anxiety, beige, brown, Color, Coral, earth tone gemstone, enhancer, enhancer for pearls, fossilized coral, fossils, Gateway, Gemstone, gemstone slide, medicine bag, rustic modern jewelry, Shopping, Tootsie Roll
Are You Obsessing?
Obsessed with a particular behavior? Is It Healthy? Why are You Attracted? Why the interest Now? These are questions you are asking about something that has caught your attention.
It is about the time and the times of your life. Stages are like doors they open we go through with some trepidations but we go through the doorway. On the other side we discover new things and we busy ourselves liking them or not.
Carry It With You
My Medicine Bag
This is a Medicine bag with a Moss Agate. I call it my Warrior Stone. When faced with a new project or a sadness in life I gather my bag and look for this stone. It reminds me when I wear it or hold it in my hand to
Look for the Mystery and Find the Adventure
This bag is under $10 the Moss Agate Gemstone Pendant is Niobium wrapped with a Big Bale to fit over most clasps and is available at my ETSY Web Store. If You want to Own This check out my web store –>X<—Click Here If It isn’t there check Here–>X<–this is my Facebook Timeline (I’m liking it there) and comment on any ‘ol thing I posted and Let’s Talk
Thanks 4 Being Here 🙂
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Tagged Big Bale, Business, Chalcedony, Flickr, gemstone energy, green, medicine bag, Moss Agate, Niobium, pendants, Quartz, WETCLOUD, what is a medicine bag
What Is A Healing Hand?
A Symbol for People who Care to Help Others.
I have been making these for years but decided to make them for my ETSY shop too. This one is copper, bone, a cowry shell, Swarovski Crystals, and a 14mm Hessonite Chalcedony. They will be decorated or plain and will range from $3 – $30. This one was custom-made and sold for $27 and is 5″ long.
- Rainbow Dragonfly Pin (looksgoodonya.com)
- Jim’s Doodle (looksgoodonya.com)
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Tagged #jewelry, copper sculpture, Crystal, etsy, Flickr, hamza, Handcrafted, handmade jewelry on etsy, healing hand, personal jewelry, Swarovski, swarovski crystal, WETCLOUD, what is a healing hand?
Never Far From Home
I painted this dragonfly at rest because I am compelled to express the way I feel about my home and the comfort and protection that is there for me. The way you feel is a bird of Emotion empowering you to create your life. Name your winged bird and see it create for you the desires of your heart. My Dragonfly Heart is safe at the Waters Edge.
Rainbow Dragonfly made with Swarovski crystals. Center crystal vintage Pagoda. Wire mesh wings with brass pinback. This is a 2.5″ long with a wing span of 3″ crystal sculpture.
This is loosely but securely lashed to the pinback. This will make it easy to use as sculpture or in another art piece.
Thank You for Being Here
Born In Water
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Tagged #jewelry, broach, dragonflies, etsy, handmade on etsy, Jewellery, Swarovski, swarovski crystal pin, totems
In Case You Didn’t See the Moon Last Night
Your Soul's Journey
So I shipped these yesterday
to my girlfriend Susan Critelli and God knows the Post Office is the most horrendous place to be stuck in line at. So I got it to a science – I made sure to get my labels-address-custom declaration-shipping materials just right. I timed the ebb & flow of the lines – I was prepared. I dash in front of someone going through the door but I hold it for them 🙂 and the race to the line begins.
Buddha Contemplates Scripture
I Made IT
I am third in line. Seriously. I am a winner dude. I smile inside and I await my reward. I will give myself two fat thumbs up on this one 4sure. I get to the counter and I stack the boxes and padded parcels next to the scales. The woman in gray and blue behind the safety of the counter – picks up the customs declaration and a package from another pile – compares the addresses – looks at me and says with a frown of bewilderment and a slight shake of her steel-gray bobbed hair – “These addresses don’t match.” I being determined to win this volley say, without a trace of guile i swear, “The box is going to Canada the envelope goes to Jersey.” She (her chest pocket declares her name is Shirley but she may have stolen the shirt) says with a smooth smile that never reaches her eyes, “My mistake, so sorry.” She rites the packages in her hand and says is a well oiled voice, “Anything liquid, flammable, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?” I realize she did not say that last part and I try to get ahold of my thoughts before the Theatre Of The Absurd starts its downward roll. I say cheerfully making sure my eyes never leave her face, “Not today.” My upward trill to the last syllable signaled an insider joke but I know immediately my attempt at humor is received as a signal of weakness and she loses no time in the frontal attack. She picks up the neatly labeled enveloped and says, “Did you want to send this Priority Mail?” “No,” I answer, “Delivery Confirmation 1st Class.” Simple statement not too many words can’t be misconstrued – wrong. She says, “This label is a Priority Label.” I volley, “I removed the Priority part,” and, I swear to God this happened, she starts to rip the label off the package. I know if I show weakness now I will lose the war so I say, “Can you use another label and just cover that one over?” She continues her rip, I continue in a slight panic, “That might damage the address and I don’t know it by heart.” She obviously has no heart as she looks me in the eyes daring me to lunge at her throat with my bare hands over the counter barrier, “I have done this a couple of times before don’t worry you know your return address if that gets damaged.” She is now in complete control and I am wondering if God really wants Patients to have its reward or if it is something some wicked man just put in the Bible to screw with our heads after all. She (who now must be obeyed) slides the naked envelope to me with a Sharpie pen and says with the voice of a commanding general, “I think the one end is a fine point,” and she smiles the Face Book Smile. OMG. I didn’t bring in my reading glasses and I have to write on a padded envelope with a fine point Sharpie???? By this time the line is backed up to the doors and strangers are boring holes of Hell Fire between my shoulder blades because I am So Stupid as to not know how to get through a Post Office Line without engaging the Government Worker. I slide the naked envelope back and she says, “Oh is this right or do you want to check it?” I retort with the ease of the vanquished I have nothing more to lose, “Could you check it please, I don’t have my glasses.” “oOo My”, she chuckles, “You did great without your glasses we have some spare ones around here you should have said something.” I smile, “I guess that will teach me to try to get through the line fast.” She smiles back, “We all have good intentions.”
That’s OK, Shirley, if that is your real name, Shirley. This is only the beginning of the Holiday Wars. I live another day to fight another battle. I never forget, Shirley.
Thanks for being here Please go here now and buy a really great piece of gemstone –>X<– Jewelry from Me 🙂
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