Monday, November 29, 2010
Blue Star of Avalon Fiber Art
Medicine Wheel Cuff with Fluorite.
From the Medicine Woman Fiber Art Collection. Inspired by nature, magic and the ancient mysteries of Avalon.
The novel "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley is one of my favorite books to read over and over. It is the story of the legend of King Arthur told by a woman. (For the record, the mini series for TV was horrible!) This piece was inspired by the reverence of nature by the priestesses of Avalon.
This freeform crocheted wrist cuff is made from recycled wool in shades of earth-toned browns. A blue enamel star sits in the center of a crocheted medicine wheel of indigo blue with a sea-green border.
Five fluorite beads representing the five elements, fire, earth, air, water and wood are also in the medicine wheel. The colors of the fluorite range from purple to green. According to folklore, Fluorite was once thought to be the "home of the rainbow" due to the crystal's wide range of colors which many times grow intermingled or side by side. Sea shells, glass beads, and fluorite beads are scattered around the entire cuff.
Italian yarn of with hues of blue, white and a touch of yellow was used to embellish this bracelet with hanging fringe, giving this piece a bohomeian look.
Wear this unique art to wear to brighten up an ordinary pair of jeans or with your favorite Winter Solstice holiday outfit. Be the Lady of Avalon. Believe in the magic of this winter holiday season.
This is a slip on piece and will fit most wrists. It is about 7 1/4 inches around and can be made smaller.Two dark blue crocheted strands surround the top and bottom of the cuff so that it can be made tighter when pulled and tied. Or you can let them hang for a more dramatic look.
Gently slide over hand. Lightweight. The cuff width is about 3 inches wide. Shipped USPS priority mail with insurance. Click here to see this piece the Planet Calamari Etsy Shop
Made with love and magic in my Planet Calamari studio located in Salem MA studio. Visit our website for more art and jewelry at www.planetcalamari.com