Whilst surfing the net for a link to sheela-na-gigs, I stumbled across another jewellery site with items to put on my wish list, which I will do immediately upon finishing this entry. Its called Celtic Impressions and they do some lovely items including a spiral ring, triple spiral bracelet and pendant. Its a shame that the ring doesn't also come in silver, as I no longer wear gold. Though, I did notice there was a triple spiral ring available in gold. What's wrong with silver?
Anyways, I have spent a good hour browsing their site. I love their 2000 B.C-Newgrange collection and, especially, the Kerbstone and Dolmen pieces. If only I could win the lottery.
I adore the tripal spiral motif, so much so I am thinking of having it tattooed on my left shoulder - the right one is already occupied. Of course, I have to wait for the recommended tattooist to return from a sabbatical. Its very hard to find anything that incorporates this motif in the way of household items or jewellery. Odd, as it simple and quite beautiful.
I do like pieces that are inspired by the pagan art of early Europeans. I have no idea why - probably because it is so rare; the modern world having abandoned these old stylings as "quaint".
A lot of the pieces from Celtic Impressions remind me of the unique style of jewellery to be found in the Outer Hebrides and in the Orkneys. I am looking forward to seeing what the Sheltand Isles have to offer in the way of designs when I visit there later in the year.
As I do wear silver, its often hard to find modern, unique pieces. Its all a bit "ethnic" for want of a better word and looks rather cheap. That's why I love the designers to be found in the celtic countries. I just wish I had the funds to acquire more pieces.