Double Pod Amulet

September 20, 2008

Today I finished this pendant with two “nesting” iron pods.  It’s simpler than the four pod tri-metal version that I made earlier this year, but powerful in the same way, and makes a similar rattling sound.  It was going to be a clapper for one of my triangular bells, but it is so nicely wearable by itself that I decided to leave it as it is, and come up with something else for the bell.  An appropriate amulet for this time of year, when the pomegranates are ripening and splitting open, the black devil’s claw pods are ripening as the vines wither, and the dark places in the earth call the most invitingly, and I seek out forest hollows, shadowy cliffs and rock outcrops, and water creeping half-hidden among tors.