Sunday, May 13, 2007

Celtic Fusion

Riverdance, the well known Irish dance show is coming to nearby Philadelphia. I didn't get tickets but I thought about the show for inspiration in making some new jewelry pieces. Since summer is upon us with the heat of the sun, I thought about the opening dance in Riverdance called "Reel around the Sun". The early celts worshiped the sun as a deity.

I found some small pewter Celtic sun charms. After I made the necklace with the sun pendant, I thought it looked a little like southwestern jewelry. Next I made a turquoise necklace and some bracelets with liquid silver but I just had to add a celtic knot to keep it Irish. It turns out Celtic jewelry and southwestern jewelry work well together. So I'm calling my new jewelry Celtic Fusion.

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