looking at the hands of fate

Posted: January 25, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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The-Hands-of-Fate-in-rosewood-frame-webjust having a look at the Hands of Fate in an old rosewood frame on some red tissue paper
The-Hands-of-Fate-on-white-silkon old white silk
have added some more bits of significant magic, a boar’s tooth on the gardener’s hand is mirrored with boar bristle vibrissae stitched into the fingertips and the elbow edge of the sleeve on the dreaming hand, along with the copper blue wing bone of a fruit bat that was electrocuted in the power lines 11 years ago, the last of the Italian murrini star beads, and a good clear single point crystal with a beaded lace hilt
the old steamer trunk tray at Drunk on the Moon may work purrfectly or perhaps making a red (or old ivory) silk lined box out of cardboard covered in black leather… these are the sorts of decisions I love making!

  1. Ooh a new word. I got the gist of it but did check out the dictionary for vibrissae! Must be the week for it as I had to also check the meanings of cadastral and esculent this week. All lovely words to roll around one’s tongue. Thanks.

  2. dotti says:

    absoluteness in gorgeousness! Beautiful Mo

  3. grace says:

    love you making these decisions and letting us watch/listen….went to Drunk to look
    for tray didn’t see, but there is an oh so totally great little table thing, lock box on legs?
    curving lady legs? It would be too much, but to see the hands of fate in THAT….to
    open it and see them there inside….love the little movie in my head of this

    • Mo Crow says:

      Drunk on the Moon has to move everything around in his storeroom out the back to get to the steamer trunk tray, will go back in when he repoens on Thursday to see if it works. Love the locked box on cabriolet legs but it’s too small, those gloves are extra long with their fingertip extensions and I don’t want to fold them…

  4. handstories says:

    more and more in love with these…a bat wing bone…and those finger tips shooting out their energy…

  5. ravenandsparrow says:

    These have turned out so well! I’ll be interested to see how they are displayed.

  6. I love everything about this. Gloves. The embellishments. The name. The power shooting out from the fingertips. Pearl buttons that obviously have authority issues. Everything, I tell you.

  7. I was here the other night but too tired to write—–you’ve DONE this SO DAMN WELL! I’m awed.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good words Michelle, am having fun making the display box, Drunk on the Moon unburied the steamer tray trunk and gave it to me but it’s too warped and stained to use so I made one from craftboard and am about halfway with tearing up and collaging my 40 year old copy of the The Gardener’s Catalogue inside and out!

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