Sunday, 29 April 2012

My Three Wise owls...

Owls have been unusually prominent in my life this past week...

On Monday a delivery of lovely beads from Golem Studio included a beautiful owl pendant that was quickly transformed into this necklace.

I posted pictures of this on Facebook the next morning and shortly afterwards I found out I had won a lovely 'Motley Owl' pendant by Erin Prais-Hintz in Lorelei's latest blog challenge. Not a bad start to the week!

On Thursday another owl came a calling when I found out I had also won this fabulous bead set by Rebekah Payne in a Tree Wings Studio blog giveaway. So now I have my own three wise owls.

Because of all this good fortune I googled owls to see if they had any connotations with good luck but it seems not. To the ancient Greeks and Romans they were a symbol of status, intelligence and wealth and in other cultures they were revered  as the keeper of spirits that accompanied newly freed souls from the physical to the spiritual world. In many cultures owls symbolise, intelligence, perception, wit and independence to name but a few so it's easy to see why we think of them as wise and somewhat mysterious then - apart from Erin's Motley crew that is!

Apparently if an owl has visited you, you should consider this as a great gift as animals are drawn to those who share the same energy and attributes as themselves. Well, all I can say is I'm more happy to share the same energy as my three little visitors although I'm not sure I match up on the wit and wisdom...

A wise old Owl sat on an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?
  -- Nursery Rhyme

Whilst on the topic of good fortune, last week also saw my first foray into selling in a bricks and mortar shop. I was contacted a few weeks ago by a local creative co-operative who have opened a little gallery-come-shop to promote local artists and handmade work. I took some of my jewellery in to show them on Wednesday and they seemed quite excited. As a result, they will be displaying and selling selected pieces from late next month. I've no idea whether it will be successful but it's a great confidence booster and I love the idea of my work being shown in a creative environment. So keep your fingers crossed for me and I'll post more information nearer the time...

Enjoy the rest of your weekends.



  1. Hmmmm, I wonder if that is some sort of omen....

    These owls are all fantastic! I can't wait to see what you make with them. Congratulations on the givaway wins!

  2. How wonderful, what a fantastic week you've had. The necklace is beautiful, I just adore owls

  3. Lucky Lady!
    Now go get a lotto ticket!-they say lucky things happen in threes!,
    Your Golem beads are stunning!

  4. Hi Lesley,
    Beautiful necklace I really like how you took the colors for the necklace from the pendant. You are a lucky Lady, congratulations on all the good fortunes that have come your way.

  5. Congratulations! You deserve it, for all your extraordinary good work ;)


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