These Earth Dog charms and the many crafted for previous years are bejewelled for a reason.
A talisman, charm or totem is an object that is said to bring luck or have magical powers. I started making these mementoes over 15 years ago to mark the Asian New Year. As a Feng Shui Design consultant, it seemed fitting, that when celebrating and writing annually about the animal of that year, I would make a small object with its image as a memento and give away.
Over time these mementoes took on a new meaning. The design and style of each, taken from the ruling zodiac animal was an intentional creation. I began infusing my own blessings, wishes and intentions into the pieces. It became a labout of love, time and dedication. At one point about 8 years ago, I started to do various things while making them. I would crush quartz crystal to infuse the piece with its energy and properties. A few years later I started to bead them with semi precious stones. The stones I chose aligned with the presenting elements in order to balance them.
Sometimes the elements of the year are at odds with each other. For example, in the Fire Monkey year of 2016, the Monkey’s base element Metal was compromised. As Fire melts Metal, it created a weakness in the ‘core aspect’ of the Monkey’s energy.
The Earth element was needed to create a balance. Fire feeds Earth, and Earth feeds Metal. These three form a triad of harmony and instead the Fire of the Year melting base element of the animal, Metal, Fire energy serves Earth Metal. Earth was added with color and stones in each piece.
With this use of crystal, stone and color to balance and harmonize, these pieces took on a more intentional energy and became Talismans. Made by hand with love, prayer and intention each one would bring that to those who had them.
Now they are offered with the activation and personal directive based on the birth information of the recipient. A limited number are made based on numerology. This makes each piece unique yet similar in its intentions. Using personal directional information, the location to hang them in a home or office is determined.
Some pieces from past years …..
A limited number of Earth Dog talisman are left, go to this link for more information, and drop me an email if you are interested.