Introducing Silver Metal Mantras! Angi's new Duir-inspired line of jewelry. All pieces are HAND CRAFTED in the USA --not mass produced in China, so you are getting a true original, each created individually by a silversmith. Sterling silver and 14K gold are the only metals used.
Angi describes the inspiration:
I love words, especially those with spirit, essence. I long ago gave up on the idea of tatoos, for if I started with my favorite quotes I'd have run of skin by puberty. So I started wearing inscribed jewelry and laughingly referred to them as "my silver tatoos"--they don't age, fade, wrinkle or require needle application. And if one reminds you of an old flame it's removable without surgery. When people started asking me where I got them I passed out business cards of the artist, but soon I was fielding requests for quotes from my writing and films. So finally, the two inspirations meet. On the body.
I named them Silver Metal Mantras for the meaning of each word:
Metal - met·al:
1. such a substance in its pure state
2. the state of being set in type
3. basic character; mettle.
4. also, mettle: courage and fortitude
Mantra - man·tra:
1. a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as a prayer
2. sacred verbal formula repeated in meditation or incantation such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
In a world where current events, politics and news-on-the-street can distract you from your true essence, leading the mind to forgetfulness and the heart to despair, it's more important than ever to remember who you are! Like the Tibetan Prayer Wheels which allow the wearer to be physically mindful of their prayers, sending them out into the world with a spin of the wheel, Silver Metal Mantras allow each wearer to touch their truth and remember their essence. The old adage is true: what we think on grows and Silver Metal Mantras allow us to think more often on what we know to be true. They are touchstones, of meditation, encouraging each of us to remember who we are.
It requires mettle to invoke magical thinking in such times. Keep your prayers visible, your magic touch-able.Wear your heart on your sleeve! With Silver Metal Mantras.
~The Introductory Line~
All sterling silver, on a 16" inch chain.
Fencepost style is $65 and available with the following inscriptions:
Open the Duir
Believing is Seeing
Hammered Circle Necklace is $75 and available with the following inscriptions:
Always Settle for More
Dream Wide Awake
Life Book Necklace is $145 and is available in the following inscriptions:
Once Upon a Time is Really Here and Now
I Am a Fairytale in the Making
Duir Necklace is Sterling Silver with 14K Doorknob. $75
Sterling Silver and stackable! Available with single side engraving or double sided.
Single side bangles are $69 and are available with the following inscriptions:
(not all are pictured)
Never let reality get in the way of your dreams
Make your life come true - find the fairy tale in you
Thoughts become things - choose glorious ones
I am the Duirwaigh to all possibility - a dance on the field of dreams
Double side bangles are $79 and are available with the following inscriptions:
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Knock at the Duir bangle
Side 1: Leap - Soar - Explore - Remember your dreams and unseen things
Side 2: Sing with rapture - Dance like a dervish - And when imagination knocks, open the duir...
Impossible Things bangle
Side 1: Think big! Dream bigger! Live biggest!
Side 2: Impossible things happen every day
Side 1: Living my legend
Side 2: Because once upon a time is really here and now
Side 1: Always settle for more
Side 2: More truth - More grace - More laughter - More presence - More wings where there were wounds
Side 1: I am a bohemian rhapsody
Side 2: I sing for truth, beauty, freedom, but above all, love
Side 1: Amen abracadabra amen
Side 2: I am a breathing miracle - a walking, talking practical magic
The entire line will debut on the Duirwaigh website in mid November. Quantities are limited for Christmas delivery. Inquire here.