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hell is empty. all the devils are here.... shakespeare

hell is empty. all the devils are here.... shakespeare

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2nd attempt, tree of life pendant and dream catcher

Much better! Yes practice makes perfect! Not perfect, as anything handmade, but I am very content with my end result. Now back to doll making....

The Legend of the Dreamcatcher
Long ago when the world was young an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In this vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi the spider picked up the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life; how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and onto adulthood. Finally, we go to the old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle. "But," Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "in each time of life there are many forces; some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they'll steer you in the wrong direction, and may hurt you. So these forces can help or can interfere with the harmony of Nature."
While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web. When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, "the web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, make good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will go through the hole."
The elder passed on his vision to the people, and now many Indian people hang a dream catcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured in the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the center of the web and are no longer a part of their lives.

how to make a dreamcatcher: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First attempt at Tree of Life Pendant

I am very disapointed, its not what I envisioned... My first attemt at a wire tree pendant and it completely sucks! I was very disapointed. But I shall not desist. I will give it another try, they say practice makes perferct, right!? I wiill post my 2nd attempt tonight. I never thought jewelry making could be so dificult, especially since my hands hurt often, I feel like I have carputonal. My hands even hurt when I straighten my hair! But I love jewelry making even though I'm a novice. I know I will get a lot better! At least know where my flaws are on this one, where to begin... lets see... the stones are too big, my coiling needs to be tighter, I forgot to show some roots....  Lets see how it goes tonight!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Etsy Shop open!

Please visit my etsy shop!!!! I have new stuff listed!