These symbolic beasties drawn from heraldic & alchemical archives float in celestial spaces ornamented with medieval woodcut stars. Over the summer and fall I collected shards of glimmering muscovite (or mica) that I found here and around our village of Ringville, my husband David and even our neighbors helped gather the treasures. (Once you find some, it is hard not to look!) This element brings an earthly balance ~ a grounding connection to Frog Hollow to each Amulet. Said to facilitate clarity in vision & mysticism, muscovite shards separate into shimmering leaves of transparent iridescence. After washing the mica in our stream, I carefully place a thin veil of layers over the image, bringing a mysterious pearly glow between the constellations and the protective vintage glass crystal cabochon.
the first three constellations
More to come!