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Canberra Handmade this Weekend at Epic

Ghost and Lola at Canberra Handmade Market at Epic this weekend

We cant wait to catch up with our gorgeous Canberra Ghost and Lola lovers at Handmade Canberra, this weekend at EPIC. The wonderful team at Canberra handmade have put together a fabulous group of Artisans, Designers and Makers who are all converging on the Epic Centre to show our respective wares.

Ghost and Lola will be leaving the sunny climate of Byron Bay on Wednesday to make the trip down to Canberra, so we are hoping it wont be too cold for us warm weather types.

Cant wait to see you Canberra!!!

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Odyssey, Sirens and Sweet Anchors

Vintage Necklace | Anchor | Bohemian Luxe Design | Artisan

Sea Spy Siren Necklace : We take a beautiful vintage carnelian glass heart and mount it on golden vintage filigree with long tassel and rose anchor.

Crossing, Odyssey, Voyage - the boat or ship is the vehicle of our mythical peregrinations. The ancient egyptians depicted the sun as conveyed each night in a bark ship over the abysmal ocean of darkness toward sunrise and rebirth, just as consciousness is conveyed over the nether seas of sleep.

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A Little Coppery Bow to Lighten your Senses

Bow Bracelet | Vintage Bohemian Luxe Jewellery | artisan handmadeBow Cuff | Vintage Bohemian Jewellery | Artisan Handmade

A stunning 1940’s Copper Bow with vintage Swarovski jewelled centre is perched upon an adjustable brass cuff.

Ribbons and bows are among the oldest decorative adorning materials known. Medieval and Renaissance patrons bought ribbons woven with gold and silver thread and made from silk and other rare fabrics from the Orient. Ribbons were so identified with luxury that, during the sixteenth century, the English Parliament tried to make the wearing of ribbons a right of only the nobility.

 

Real Size Women wear Ghost and Lola

Tassel Earrings | Vintage Jewellery | Robyn Lawley | Mourning Ring

Robyn Lawley, Super model, Ghost and Lola muse and spokesperson for all of us "Real Size " girls featured here in our Nightrider ring and Divine Earrings.

From ABC program Australian Story shown last night : "Australia's most successful plus-size model has hit back at criticisms some curvy models who appeared in a Sports Illustrated catwalk show sent an unhealthy message.

At size 14 and 185 centimetres, former Sydneysider Robyn Lawley said it was time an array of sizes were shown on runways.

"These are people we're talking about. They have feelings," Lawley said.

"I've met all the girls who did that catwalk. None of these models were unhealthy … they all work out."

Lawley looks forward to the day when the term "plus-size" is no longer used for models over a size-10.

"I've always been the person who says I hate the term plus-size," Lawley said.

"I hate the tag. I think you should shoot a whole bunch of girls, whatever size you need."

Ghost and Lola agrees!!!

See Robyn and her agent Chelsea Bonner here on Australian Story: 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/plus-size-model-robyn-lawley-weighs-in-on-runway-models/8790744

Don these Earrings and Do Green Things

Vintage Bohemian Jewellery Design | Statement earrings with Tassel

Beautiful Vintage 1950’s Golden Rose Lucite Cabochon with vintage lime Swarovski Crystal and tiny tassels.

 

Green is sacred to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who oversaw love and fertility. As well it is sacred to Islam, the colour of Muhammad’s flag, of the dome and the interior of his tomb and the green and white flags of his descendants. In ancient Egypt, green was a symbol of growth and of life itself and “to do green things” was an expression for positive, life –producing actions.

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Uncanny darkness and the New Moon

Vintage Dark Bohemian Necklace | Black Bead and Pendant Jewellery

Large vintage jet jewel hung from vintage glitter beads and vintage 80’s metallic square beads on vintage Lucite and aluminum chain.

The resurrecting Egyptian god Osiris is depicted with black skin. Black encompasses both the terrors and beauties of the underworld, black deities are ambiguous, chthonic and fateful. Black Mary, Isis, Persephone, artemis, Hecate possess the black womb of uncanny darkness and new moon.

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Silence is beyond both words and wordlessness

Vintage Bohemian Style | Long Drop Earrings | Artisan handmadeVintage Bohemian Luxe Jewellery | Artisan Handmade | Statement Earrings

Secret Love Earrings : A stunning vintage coral lucite rose is framed and hung from freshwater pearls with vintage rosary dangles.

"A Philosopher once asked the Buddha ; Without words, without the wordless, will you tell me the truth? The Buddha kept silent. Since real silence is beyond both words  and wordlessness, by this answer the philosopher was freed from delusion.

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Evanescent Eye Sheds Tear of Love for Ring

Cocktail ring | Vintage Czech Glass | Statement Jewellery | Artisan

Cocktail ring | Vintage czech glass | Statement jewellery | Artisan

Dragon Tear Ring : Vintage Czech glass tear from the 50's mounted on a golden shield with an adjustable filigree ring band.

As an image of the unconscious, the dragon moves in and out of psyche's darkness, showing only parts of itself, evanescent. The Greek "drakon" signifies aliveness, gleaming light and the eye that flashes fire and sees keenly, like the figurative "eye" of the unconscious.

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Silver is one of the Seven Sacred Bodies

Silver tassel Earrings, Long Drop | Vintage Bohemian Style | Artisan Design

Silver Screen Earrings : We took gorgeous vintage venetian glass mixed with faceted lucite beads and hung vintage silver tassels.

In Roman and Greek Mythology, the First Age was called Golden, the second Silver. Apollo, god of truth and light, teacher of medicine, carried a silver bow. His twin sister Artemis lost a hand in battle and later was given a silver replacement by the gods. In the shamanic religion of Bon-Po, a special river filled with silver sands is said to make anyone who drinks the water lovely as a peacock.

Islamic alchemy gives silver an important place physically and conceptually. Silver was known as one of the seven sacred bodies. Alchemical procedures were even defined in terms of silver, i.e. the silvering of other metals; the act of giving other metals silver-like qualities.

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The Snow Queen is at once both Magical and Dangerous

 Venetian Glass | Vintage Bohemian Jewellery | Artisan Handmade

Snow Queen Necklace : Vintage venetian glass and metallic beads with vintage chain and jewelled pendant. 

In many world cultures, snow becomes a “snow maiden “, a regal but remote form of the archetypal feminine who inspires passion only to drain from her lover the lifeblood of emotional warmth. Snow is glittering, twirling, blowing and transformational. It is ambiguously magical and dangerous. The snow queen’s beauty, like that of snow, is fascinating, but potentially dangerous to men.

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