Gargoyle Statues For Home and Garden

Best Gargoyle Statues For Home And Garden

Gargoyle statues are not just for Halloween!

Nor is it just for mediaeval cathedrals and churches. Gargoyle statues are really neat! The original and very sensible purpose of these grotesque gargoyle statues was to protect cathedral and church stonework by channelling water away from the building and gargoyle statues tickled the imagination of medieval craftsmen. Today Gargoyles are so easily available in cast stone and resin and make a great Gothic feature in modern homes and gardens.

One famous gargoyle statue actually features in this image – the Lincoln Imp. You see him sitting with the mediaeval masons on their tea break! He is actually an indoor gargoyle who inhabits the rafters of Lincoln Cathedral and I will share the legend later!

Lincoln Cathedral gargoyle statues Lincoln Imp

The History and Function of Gargoyles – What were Gargoyles really for?

Gargoyles weren’t just waterspouts, in an era when ordinary people were ruled by a privileged few and controlled by fear and the Church, they served also to remind people of the terrors of Hell. If you are interested in the history of gargoyles then this book might be of some use.

The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity – And here he is, our friend from Notre Dame, on the cover of this book!

Winged Cat Gargoyle Statue Figurine Myth Fantasy – I have a weakness for these winged cat statues – one lives in cat corner in our living room! This little guy is made of cold cast resin,and looks awesome on bookshelves, end tables and nightstands. He measures 6 1/4 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 5 inches deep

A Persian Glow Poster
A Persian Glow Poster by persimew
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Stone Gargoyle Statues for Your Garden!

                 

To see more gargoyle statues for your garden you can follow these links:

Gargoyle Statues for Patio and Garden (USA)

Gargoyle Statues for Garden and Outdoors (UK)

Sands of time.. print
Sands of time.. print by SusieHawkins
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Little Stone Gargoyle Statues for Your Home

This novel timer is crafted in resin measures approximately 4.5 minutes – enough time for the average egg! Dimensions are (inches) L: 3.75 x W: 2.5 x H: 6.5

This gorgeous Ram Gargoyle is another resin miniature for the home. A must for gargoyle collectors!

Gargoyle statues were once sculpted on buildings to ward off evil spirits and bad luck – this crouching protector gargoyle is perfect for scaring away negative energy. Made of cold cast resin, 7 inches tall, 4 3/4 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.

Gargoyle Guardian Poster
Gargoyle Guardian Poster by ImagineThatDesign
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Hardly a gargoyle, but who could resist this little winged cat. Maybe more about those another day, but talking of cats it is about time I checked up on mine! Be back another day!

Hedgehog Jewelry Gifts for Hedgehog Lovers

Cute Cartoon Hedgehog Calendar
Cute Cartoon Hedgehog Calendar by persimew
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Gold and Silver Hedgehog Gifts for Hedgehog Lovers

Are you a hedgehog lover? Ifso, perhaps you are looking for gold and silver hedgehog jewelry gifts. It might be that you collect animal charms or that you just love these spiky little creatures, as I do. Well, here is a selection of some lovely little beasties I found today. Whilst the wild variety are out their making little ones before they are heading off into their hibernariums, these pretty jewelry hedgehogs can be seen all year round and make super gifts for teens and tweens or hedgehog fans.

Silver Hedgehog Jewelry Stud Earrings

For the girl who really loves hedgehogs!
Anyone who wears earrings and loves hedgehogs should take to these adorable hedgehog earrings. A super gift for a little girl

           

Silver Hedgehog Jewelry on Amazon – Amazon stocks some lovely hedgehog jewelry gifts!

These hedgehogs are all available in the USA, some may be available in the UK too.

           

Gold Hedgehog Pendants and Gold Hedgehog Charms

Gold coloured hedgehog jewelry and also real gold and gold plated hedgehogs.
           

Jolly Holly Christmas Prickles Card
Jolly Holly Christmas Prickles Card by persimew
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A beautiful hedgehog brooch:

A pretty Hedgehog necklace or two:

           

Hedgehog pandora charms:

            

A really classy gold hedgehog charm:

The cutest SilberDream Hedgehog Charm:

And for him? The cutest Hedgehog Cufflinks selection in the UK. A Hedgehog Cufflinks Selection for hedgehog lovers in the USA.

Last but not least, to see more cute hedgehog cards and gifts you can check out

Customized Handfasting Invitations

When planning your wedding or handfasting, you will want to choose appropriate invitations. I shall be brief here today! The beauty of Zazzle as a company is that these can easily be personalized. You don’t have to choose ordinary cards and write them out by hand. Today I am showing you just a few sample invitations from Zazzle.com, but remember you can also use the same company to design your own!

Handfasting Custom Invite
Handfasting Custom Invite by Shadowmagi
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Handfasting Invite
Handfasting Invite by Shadowmagi
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Tree of Life Jewelry

What a wonderful symbol of life! A powerful religious, spiritual and philosophical symbol to many, the tree is patient, still, strong and effectively eternal. There are trees older even than recorded history. A tree stands as a silent witness in the landscape to what has been and what will be. It is the nearest any living thing can be to eternal. The tree is friend and provides its shelter, its timber and its inspiration to us all. Its leaves, fruit and sap can often be used as food. A tree purifies the air we breathe, provides timber for homes, heat, and tools and produces and stores the Sun’s energy in its leaves and heartwood.

Tree of Life Rings

Here is a selection of Tree of Life rings that have great reviews. I hope you enjoy browsing through them!

Copper Tree of Life and Pentacle Rings designed for couples

Wiccan Green Man Jewelry Crafted in Bronze and Pewter

Here are some great Green Man pendants I saw recently on Amazon.

Pewter Celtic Greenman Pendant Necklace Green Man
Pewter Celtic Greenman Pendant Necklace Green Man
Pewter Celtic Greenman Pendant Necklace Green Man price

Bronze Green Man Greenman Pendant - Celtic Pagan God Jewelry By Oberon Zell
Bronze Green Man Greenman Pendant – Celtic Pagan God Jewelry By Oberon Zell
Bronze Green Man Greenman Pendant - Celtic Pagan God Jewelry By Oberon Zell price

Celtic Green Man for Growth, Pewter Pendant on Adjustable Corded Necklace
Celtic Green Man for Growth, Pewter Pendant on Adjustable Corded Necklace
Celtic Green Man for Growth, Pewter Pendant on Adjustable Corded Necklace price

Greenman Posters
Greenman Posters by briarmoon

And from Amazon UK:

Oberon Zell Bamberg Green Man PendantOberon Zell Bamberg Green Man PendantCHECK PRICE

Green Man PendantGreen Man PendantCHECK PRICE

Green Man Solid Pewter Pendant on Black Neck Cord. Gift Boxed.Green Man Solid Pewter Pendant on Black Neck Cord. Gift Boxed.CHECK PRICE


Pentacles, Pentagrams and Inverted Pentacles….

Learning about the meaning of pentagram, pentacle and inverted pentacle is complicated and some ideas are set forth briefly in this article about pentagram design jewelry. The ideas are not as synonymous with Wicca and paganism as you might think. These symbols have influences in several other world religions. Today, I wanted simply to present a few of the nicest pentagram and pentacle rings on Amazon.com for you to enjoy. Hopefully they will help you in your search for a special ring whether for handfasting or just for everyday wear.

Pentacle or Pentagram Fashion Rings on Amazon

Here is a nice selection of Pentacle Rings on Amazon. I thought these fashion rings were worth showcasing, but they are all available in the UK which is a bonus to UK readers. If you want to see more pentagram and pentacle design jewelry, or are based in the USA, the page Pentagram Design Jewelry might be worth a visit just CLICK HERE to see what is available in the USA.

Solid Bronze Chunky Pentagram  Pentacle Ring In UK Approx Size: P-Q
Solid Bronze Chunky Pentagram / Pentacle Ring In UK Approx Size: P-Q
This bronze pentacle ring makes a fashion statement. It is a bold design and very attractive.
Solid Bronze Chunky Pentagram  Pentacle Ring In UK Approx Size: P-Q price

JUSTEEL Hyde L'Arc Red Pentacle Gothic Alloy Ring VE391-9 Size 9 for Men - Size R 1/2
JUSTEEL Hyde L’Arc Red Pentacle Gothic Alloy Ring VE391-9 Size 9 for Men – Size R 1/2
Attractive Gothic Pentacle Ring in red enamelled stainless steel.
JUSTEEL Hyde L'Arc Red Pentacle Gothic Alloy Ring VE391-9 Size 9 for Men - Size R 1/2 price

Mystical  Magical Stainless Steel US Size 12 UK Size Y Engraved Pentacle Pentagram Celtic Tribal Symbol Comfort Fit Ring
Mystical & Magical Stainless Steel US Size 12/UK Size Y Engraved Pentacle Pentagram Celtic Tribal Symbol Comfort Fit Ring
Attractive comfort fit stainless steel tribal pentacle ring. The pentagram intersperced with tribal symbols.
Mystical Magical Stainless Steel US Size 12 UK Size Y Engraved Pentacle Pentagram Celtic Tribal Symbol Comfort Fit Ring price

Silver Rings – the qualities of silver are thought to be protective, calming, and money-drawing. Silver is said to enhance psychic abilities and is also associated with Lunar energies.

The Ideal Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring Made in America
The Ideal Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring Made in America
Made by native craftsmen and women with reclaimed silver to help the environment, as are many of Silver Dragon products. Available in US sizes 7-12
The Ideal Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring Made in America price

Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring with Genuine Garnet, 10
Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring with Genuine Garnet, 10
This attractive silver pentacle ring with garnet center is also available in other sizes.
Sterling Silver Pentacle Ring with Genuine Garnet, 10price

Wiccan Sayings and Gothic Cross Rings on Amazon UK

Amazon UK has a great selection of Pagan and Gothic jewelry, some of which might suit your Gothic Wedding plans. These stainless steel Gothic rings are really quite attractive and affordable fashion jewelry. Click through to see more sizes:

Urban HQ Stainless Steel Silver Layered Spinning Worry Ring with Celtic Medieval Gothic Cross Centre - US Size 09 - UK Size S
Urban HQ Stainless Steel Silver Layered Spinning Worry Ring with Celtic Medieval Gothic Cross Centre – US Size 09 – UK Size S
This simple and affordable Gothic cross ring has an elegant design and is available in lots of sizes – just click through to investigate other options if this size is not right for you, or if you need a matching pair.
Urban HQ Stainless Steel Silver Layered Spinning Worry Ring with Celtic Medieval Gothic Cross Centre - US Size 09 - UK Size S price

One thing you will find when investigating Wiccan jewelry is that silver features much more than gold. I think this relates to the calming powers of silver and how it is linked to the Moon, whereas gold is linked to the Sun and therefore would be better in a Druidic context – but that’s just my own opinion…

This “Blessed Be” ring is handcrafted to order from recycled sterling silver. Recycled jewelry is kinder to the environment and the quality is just the same as with newly mined and refined silver.

“So mote it Be” is also crafted in reclaimed sterling silver, reducing it’s environmental impact.

Wiccan blessing ring “So may it be” is crafted from sterling silver for its calming and peaceful properties.

If you are more interested in Pentagram Design Jewelry you can click through, or watch this site for further updates!

Blessed be!

Make your own wedding rings….

Make wedding rings? At first glance it might seem a strange idea, but on second thoughts it is a lovely one! Designer Richard Bett has been active as a jewelry designer in the UK for many years and his website Make Wedding Rings explore this concept further. I am a longstanding fan of Richard’s work and having known him since the 1980s as a friend I can testify to his friendliness, originality and competent craftsmanship.

Richard Bett was pioneering recycled jewelry long before it became fashionable. I had a friend who wanted a gold coffee bean pendant. She sent Richard some scrap gold (via me as she lived in Grimsby) and he melted it down and worked on this fine naturalistic pendant, arranged for its assay and hallmarking and charged a very reasonable fee that delighted the lady concerned.

Richard’s latest venture involves the couple being involved at any and all stages of wedding ring design. They may choose and supply the gold, give Richard directions on the design – perhaps design it themselves – Richard will then produce a workable design and once approved the couple can either choose to have it made, or assist Richard in making a wedding ring unique to themselves!

I think this is such a lovely idea, very personal, very hands on – and as a former jewelry making lecturer at art college, Richard has the teaching ability as well as the design and craftsmanship abilities.

If you are looking for something really unique and special to your handfasting or wedding ceremony, why not check out Richard’s website for yourself?

Make Wedding Rings

Ever thought about handfasting?

Handfasting, or pagan wedding cermeonies are fast becoming trendy in our part of the world. Think of a glorious Summer’s Day at a local beauty spot, a Wedding Party arrives and treks across the fields to an ancient grove of trees ringed by water. Surprised picknickers look up to see whole families in a mix of formal and renaissance clothing and they gather to bless the Druid circle in the shadow of a ruined abbey once host to wild rock festivals in the 60s.

Sterling Silver Handfasting Theban Pentacle Wedding Ring (sz 4-15)
Sterling Silver Handfasting Theban Pentacle Wedding Ring (sz 4-15)
A beautiful silver pentacle themed handfasting or wedding ring. Available in a wide range of sizes for his and hers rings.
Sterling Silver Handfasting Theban Pentacle Wedding Ring (sz 4-15)price

This open air ceremony was not just pretty or poetic. It made a statement about being in touch with Nature, for the old religions require no temples. The Goddess or the Light is within everything and the turning of the seasons reflects the story of life.

Sterling Silver Heart Pentacle Pentagram Wiccan Ring Amethyst (sz 5-12)
Sterling Silver Heart Pentacle Pentagram Wiccan Ring Amethyst (sz 5-12)
The amethyst in the center of this silver pencle ring is so pretty. The size range makes it possible to do a matching pair for his and hers.
Sterling Silver Heart Pentacle Pentagram Wiccan Ring Amethyst (sz 5-12)price

We sat and quietly listened to this beautiful ceremony, not wishing to intrude on a religious ritual that called nature its temple and the trees as witnesses. I will never forget that June day and I am sure my Australian friend thought we had planned it from the start. Of course, the Universe had planned it for us!

Copper Crescent Moon Pentacle Wiccan Pagan Pentagram Ring (sz 5-12)
Copper Crescent Moon Pentacle Wiccan Pagan Pentagram Ring (sz 5-12)
Copper crescent moon and pentacle make this a striking ring available in his and hers sizes.
Copper Crescent Moon Pentacle Wiccan Pagan Pentagram Ring (sz 5-12)price