The new series of magic talismanic jewels is ready, just in time for Halloween. The fine stripy patterning is ambiguous and intriguing, the colours primal (all is dyed with tannin and iron, some of the oldest dyestuffs known to man) and the hammered silver glimmers darkly.
Last week I spent hours looking at the patterns while sewing and at night kept dreaming about hawks, owls and nightjars with soft barred feathers and wolves with mottled grey fur.
Some of the necklaces are very bird of prey-like. There is a bracelet, brooches a small talisman bag and two 'feather' necklaces on long chains. The latter are a particular favourite.
I will start listing them in the Big Cartel shop on Thursday.