Bridget's Mantle

Friday, February 25, 2011

For February I chose to represent Bridget's Mantle.  I wasn't going to use this Goddess, since She featured in last year's February project, but here She is anyway!  Since Her mantle is an important part of both Her Christian and Pagan mythology I chose to just render it.  I used some of the batik fabrics left over from last year's projects.  I even left the inner lining fabric out on Imbolc Eve to be blessed by Her!  The beads I used are almost all glass, except for the peridot chips on the front, and the metal knot bead that is used for the clasp.  I used some branched fringe (one of my first attempts!) on the front  and I was happy with the way it looked.  The design on the back depicts a manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.) branch with flowers.  Many manzanitas bloom at this time of year and I associate their honey-scented white to pink blossoms with Bridget.  This one probably won't work as a pendant, but it might work on an altar!


robin michelle said...

Wow that's really nice honey! I like your fringe too. It's nice the way you did the last picture in the flowers!

Lody said...

This piece put a smile on my lips - so cute.:)

Marty S said...

Your description of your beading was very interesting. It's a pretty piece. I love the photo you took outside.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Anonymous said...

So delicate and lovely!

Trish said...

Unusual and very pretty project! I like how you used the beads....really sets the mantle off!

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