Charm Bracelet Alchemy Occult Esoteric Wicca Altered

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 16, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

The Alchemist

I love this bracelet. It brings together so many of my passions - ancient and secret society, mysticism, occult symbols, wicca, gothic, alchemy and just plain strange. This is one of my "story" bracelets w I create the message and motivation behind each element and how it enlightened the original (fictional) owner. So the story below is pure fantasy on my behalf. If you are an expert in the esoteric, yes, t will be glaring historic and symboloic inaccuracies but allow me some artistic license and enjoy!

This is a unique piece that could not be replicated even if I wanted to. Every charm bracelet I make has a distinct personality. When I'm making a bracelet I "hang" the bracelet from a model making clamp. It is really a 3 dimensional sculpture that is going to be hanging and moving continuously. So it does have a "front" and "back" and is made in three tiers. They should be worn with the "outside" facing down so the charms cascade over your wrist and back of your hand. From the large pendant pieces to the smallest crystals - every element must fit and work together. I buy vintage jewellery to find lots of interesting one off charms, pendants and chain. This is a bracelet that will be noticed and commented on - guaranteed! I hope it goes to a special owner who will wear it everyday.

The features (starting one end and working clockwise):

Smooth wood bead and chain from antique Rosary A remnant of her first belief system. Padlock charm (one sided) She must keep her knowledge under lock and key always. Genuine marble bead and silver tone bead cap It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline. Vintage metal cage Often used as a binding / capturing object. Genuine vintage black cotton tassel with brass cap Just a trinket from her mother. Solid brass knot charm All members of her order / coven wear it to symbolise their eternal bond to each other. Small gold tone skull key (two sided) This indicates she has trained in the dark arts. Three brass stars The stars of Orion's Belt - very important to the ancients. Copper tone frame with the Tetragrammaton symbol image Four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh) or JHVH (Jehovah) the name of God. Very powerful protection symbol in kabbalah and esoteric teachings. Hand carved antique bone filigree bead with star cut outs This was given to her by her mentor and former high priestess as her love of astronomy and astrology became apparent Hand carved tribal wood bead A gift from the sharman of the Dogon Tribe of Africa, whose secret traditions center around the star system Sirius Metal and glass tube with the image of the six winged angel Seraph or Seraphim on parchment One of a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament), in Isaiah. Later Jewish imagery perceived them as having human form, and in that way they passed into the ranks of Christian angels. In the Christian angelic hierarchy, seraphim represent the highest known rank of angels. Thick solid brass charm which is the Hebrew symbol for writing This indicates she is her guild's scribe. Tiny ceramic gothic gargoyle This is just a cute trinket from a Master Stone Mason. Small firepolished bead Large genuine Iron Pyrite bead The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for luck. It's associated it with the sun, and with fortification and strengthening of the mind. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire". Iron Pyrite is used as an energy shield and blocking out negativity from various sources. It can help to o vercome inertia and feelings of inadequacy, energizing the area w you place it and helps you to see behind a facade. It is also used to heal lethargy and fatigue and can increase the oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the circulatory system. Vintage Mother of Pearl button It signifies faith, charity...