Sterlng Silver, Copper
vintage skeleton key
I've always been drawn to Celtic art. Its symbols and knots are often found on their religious artifacts which range from pre-Christianity through the introduction of Christianity.
It's the meaning some of these symbols denote that capture me with their deep yet simple meanings.
The necklace I designed above features a Sterling Silver triskele or triple spiral. It represents balance, but more specifically the three stages of a woman's journey: maiden, mother, and crone.
I don't know if being a "mother" to dogs would work, but I certainly have embraced the nurturing path in my journey through life. I hope to do the title of crone justice, too. When does that start?
Another woman who I greatly admired that took each of these paths with a nobleness, strength, and a full heart was my mother-in-law. We are celebrating her life right now, as she has left this world and with all our hope we see her with my father-in-law once again. They were a true love match that was made before heaven!
I see her in my husband, his sisters, and her grandchildren. They all have her strength and strong desire to live a noble life.
I will greatly miss her loving support during difficult times in my life.