Holding the Moon

Posted: November 10, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time

Holding The Moon Mo17
46cm circumference
weathered shell found on the beach in North Carolina, vintage electric blue leather, clay & bone beads from Africa, vintage glass beads, Lapis Lazuli, Gütermann blue upholstery thread, vintage linen thread
detail of weathered shell, love the glyphs written by the sands & sea

  1. such deep magic Mo – this is a dream…

  2. dinahmow says:

    Something about this…

  3. Pamela Bernstein says:


    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Pamela))) just needs a little more tweaking with tweezers to get all the binding a bit straighter, looks like a sunny morning so should be able to get some better photos soon!

  4. Nancy says:

    Ooh La La…I love it Mo!

  5. Thank you for such wonderful images of this beautiful piece . . . the elements fit so well together.

  6. Sue McQuade says:

    Exquisite colors – if we only knew what was etched in the barnacle

  7. ravenandsparrow says:

    That is a barnacle? Ours never erode to such an evocative flat talisman. They turn into rings. Beautiful work, Mo.

  8. Els says:

    This is soooooo lovely !!!
    (you keep going, Mo 😉 !)

  9. arlee says:

    oh my, powerful simplicity

  10. Hazel says:

    What a beautiful find, and making.

  11. Margaret Johnson says:

    Oh WOW, sooo beautiful!!!!…..ox

  12. “Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.”

    “The ancient city of Ur has a thriving trade in lapis as early as the fourth millennium B.C. The name is international, from the latin, “lapis”, which means stone, and from the Arabic, “azul”, which means blue. When lapis was first introduced to Europe, it was called ultramarinum, which means beyond the sea.”

  13. Louise Watson says:

    Love it! Reminds me I have a fossil stone that needs making up into a necklace.When you get your machine working i could pop over for tea and show you. I made some wrapped necklaces a while back using blanket stitch- the stitch spirals around the cord. Anyway It is beautiful and hope you make more!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Louise))) would love to see your work over a cuppa! Theree’s many more makings for talismans and amulets waiting patiently but for now it’s time to start making the xmas cards, the Silly Season has begun!

  14. shemann says:

    a stunning piece Mo, I can just imagine the energy flowing from the necklace

  15. gsoweaver says:

    Beautiful! I’m from eastern NC and collect these worn shell fragments. They are not barnacles, but thick shells that have been tunneled and etched by other sea creatures such as starfish and worms. Usually they are clam shells. They then get pounded and polished by the surf and sand. Most people walk right by them but I think that they are the most beautiful finds on the beach. I love this piece and the wrapped and beaded strand that you hung it from.

  16. Christina says:

    Exquisite….has its own language and meaning….way beyond words. Brings the Mystery of sea and moon a little closer .

  17. jude says:

    nature is the supreme mark maker!

  18. deemallon says:

    the proportions are beautiful

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