I ask forgiveness up front for those of you who have already seen the pics of my new animal totems on Facebook. Feel free to read no further! Go have a glass of wine, read a good book, watch a good show. But for the rest of you who are not on Facebook, or who are not 'friends'.....read on. As you know by now, I am generally guided down the jewelry path by intuition and messages which I always thought were just my own thoughts swirling around in my head. I've learned, however, to pay attention when the same odd thought keeps popping up. So I took note when the idea of making animal totems kept coming to me. I put off the idea for quite a while, over a year or so, but it kept coming back like a song that gets stuck in your head. So over this past summer I made it a personal goal to take my animal drawings and turn them into a silver reality. (See my post from August 17 for more about the process)
Well, fast forward to today and darn if my little animal totems aren't my most popular items! I guess most everyone loves animals of one sort or another. I went to my first out of state craft show the weekend before last and it was clear that the animals were a hit. And on my other website, www.etsy.com/shop/aquillavermont, the animal totems are my best seller. And of all the totems, the mountain lion gets the most views. I wonder why that is? So, anyway, I won't take much of your time; thank you if you've read this far. But I wanted to share with you pictures of the batch I finished up last weekend. Enjoy, and PLEASE let me know if there are other animals that you think might make a great talisman.