Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Baubles, bangles and beads
My new amulet finally arrived. You can see a better picture of it here.
People ask about my jewelry all the time. So here's the dope: I wear a collection of pieces crafted by Swedish artisan Temel Bahadir. Visit his galleries here.
I own this amulet (it is visible in this picture, along with an arrowhead that came from my great grandfather's farm in Independence, Ohio); and this toe ring (mine is cuff-style), which I am wearing in this photo. I also wear this ring and this bracelet.
Bahadir's jewelry is crafted from copper, silver and brass. I am attracted to the idea of energy between metals. When I finger the amulet, which I do often, it feels hot.
My brother owned a Rolex watch, of which he was very proud. Rolexes figure prominently in his fiction and I respected John for placing a high value on something that tracks time, the most valuable thing of all. After he died, I clutched his watch in my hands. It radiated the same heat and energy as my amulet does.
I wonder how long it will take for this new amulet to become imbued with my energy. I wonder if it will feel hot in my daughter's hand the day after I die.