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Triskele or Celtic Triple Spiral Pendant


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.


Oh Janet - I am deeply sorry

Oh Janet - I am deeply sorry for your family's loss. Your mother-in-law sounds like she was strong, special, warm, and nurturing.
Big, warm hug to you.

She was!

Thank you Christine. I was very lucky to have her in my life.

beautiful post

What a beautiful tribute to your Mother-in-Law and the wonderful influence she had on so many lives! It is so hard to see go those people in our lives that we lean on most, and turn to for advice and inspiration. But it sounds as though her spirit lives on through the ones she touched. Truly beautiful post Janet

lives on

Thanks Cynthia. It was difficult to write for emotional reasons, but also to say everything I wanted to say. I settled for short as the rest is in our hearts.


Love these sentiments about your piece... 'balance' has been at the forefront of my mind and daily practice lately. Your weave so many special elements into your work - nice to read about it as well. I also love the positive, loving sentiments honoring the life and spirit of someone who was so special to you and your family. It sounds like she left a beautiful legacy. xoxo -- Julie


I like that Julie! - honoring her spirit... I think about the magical, the mythical, and the spiritual a lot now. I'm happy I am living a life now that allows me to have the time and actually feeds my work. I was so lucky to have her as a mother-in-law for many reasons, not least of all the boy she raised to be my man. ;-)

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