I’ve been dreaming and designing one-of-a-kind Tarot amulets since this time last year. It took me several months of on-again, off-again work on techniques and prototypes to come up with something that I really, really like — but I’m so pleased with the final results.
Each amulet is one-of-a-kind, handmade and signed by me, and carries the energy of a particular Tarot card. I condensed the spirit of each card down into one simple word. For example, the Magician says “Magic,” the High Priestess “Listen” and the Fool, “Leap.” The amulets are made of polymer clay, gold leaf, sparkly mica powder and archival prints of Rider-Waite-Smith images. (I’ll make some amulets with Gaian Tarot prints eventually but right now I’m honoring St. Pixie – Pamela Colman Smith.)
We are both working hard to finish up a batch of Tarot amulet necklaces that I will take to sell at my vending table at the Readers Studio at the end of the month. (Each necklace sells for $75.00.) When I return, I’ll put some up on my site to sell too. Please let me know if you have a favorite Tarot card that you’d like to see made into an amulet necklace.
(PS I hear registration for the Readers Studio closes on Friday, April 17th. If you haven’t signed up yet, please consider joining us!)