Friday, May 28, 2010
In this listing one set of phallic blossom's concretions with assorted vintage agate beads, recycled copper disk, copper and sterling silver 4mm beads and a tektite meteorite specimen. This is ornament for your vehicles rear view mirror.
All three stones have been wire-wrapped in 20 gauge sterling silver round wire. BOTH phallic specimens stable and durable, one measures 3 1/4" and the partner phallic measures 3" and the tektite measure 1" square".
These solid but also delicate concretions are made of fine sand and clay, they have been sculptured and solidified by nature 10 000 years ago.
The originality and the unique forms of these rare stones are a phenomenon proper to Northern Quebec, especially on the bottom of the big lakes with a glacier origin. These specimens are found in the soft deposits of the Quaternary in the pounds having occupied the depression of the retreat of the glacial front.
The face of the concretion is usually smooth and regular; the other face is often rough with puffed-up spheres. The irregular lines on certain stones are caused by traces left by miniature worms or organic remains, as if the earth wanted to keep them in memory...
When the first Algonquin’s came up the river towards Northwestern Quebec a long time ago, they picked up the pebbles from the shores and they carried them as good luck charms when they went on fishing or hunting expedition. Lovers offered the most beautiful stones to their loved ones. The biggest specimens occupied a place of honor in their homes, or according to the legend, these stones assured protection against bad spirits. They also brought good health and prosperity to the occupants of the premises.
The etsy shopper will receive both phallic blossoms, the tektite and the black leather strap to secure to your mirror.
NOTE: If an etsy buyer did not want this item to be listed in their "items" purchased. I will and I can cancel this listing and then re-list as a "special order" with no photos and little (or no) clinical description. This would provided a secret transaction and anonymity.
Item will be shipped Priority Mail in a handmade gift box from my "ecovintagevegan" shop.
Monday, May 3, 2010
In this listing 24 hand made, hand built gift boxes for your treasure's, craft's or gifts. Made from 12 x 12 inch scrap booking card stock and die-cast stock shapes. Glitter, foil, blossoms and butterfly embossed pattern paper. Matching bottoms, durable and sturdy for all your creative uses.
This is a eco-friendly design and the construction is so simple. Each box measures 4 x 4 x 2" and each has been meticulously folded, scored and center point glued with a shape to complete a ready made hand built box. The boxes are empty inside. But ready for your fine creative treasure's. Conveniently each box is left "un-marked" by ecovintagevegan, allowing you take claim for these large gifted wonders.
This American style of folding paper, yields from the turn of the century, where lady folk congregated to make and reproduce these little boxes from post cards and birthday cards.
Certainly easy enough for everyone to assemble, but why? when I have done the work for you.
Etsy shopper will receive all 24 boxes for the listed price.
Gift box fits nicely in a white plastic 12 x 18" folded shipping mailer and can be shipped safely in the U.S. for under $1.80. (NOTE) My 4 x 4 x 2" boxes do not fit into a 8 3/4" x 5" USPS $4.80 shipping small box.
Priority Mail shipping for United States. First Class or Parcel Post with insurance also an option. Refund credited to your PP account directly on overages.