A couple of weeks ago, I made some new necklaces during slow days at the parking lot. All of these new necklaces are for sale.
The necklace on the left is made with brown and natural hemp and has a serpentine pendant. Serpentine is believed to help the wearer feel more in control of his or her life. It aids meditation and spiritual life. This necklace is 20 and 1/2 inches and costs $16, including postage. The middle necklace has an ornate little key on rainbow hemp. It is 18 and 1/2 inches and cost $12, including postage. The necklace on the right boasts a metal boot on earth-tone hemp. It is 19 and 1/2 inches and cost $10, including postage.
This necklace is a St. Christopher medal on natural hemp tied in a spiral design. It is about 19 inches and costs, $10 including shipping. I couldn’t find a stamp saying what the medal is made of, but the bail is stamped “France.”
Here’s a closeup of the front of the medal. I suppose that’s the Christ Child being carried by St. Christopher.
This is a closeup of the back of the medal. I think it says something like, St. Christopher, protect me. I’m Catholic. In the event of an emergency, call a priest.
I took all of the photos in this post. Thanks to my friend in New England for sending me the key, the boot, and the St. Christopher medal and encouraging me to work these trinkets into my art.
I don’t only make collages to sell. Sometimes I make collages as gifts. I made this one for a friend recently.
My favorite part of this one is the tiny green padlock. The lock was given to me by another friend. He sent me two packages containing interesting little trinkets. The lock and its keys were included in the first package, and I was excited to work them into a collage. Here’s the result.
The quote is from the song “Already Gone,” popularized by The Eagles. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Already_Gone_(Eagles_song), the song
was written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlund and produced by Bill Szymczyk.
It’s my favorite quote in rock’ n ‘roll and a favorite subject for collages.