Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Apotropaic bling

NEVER OUT OF STYLE: ALEF BET Jewelry : Protective Bling.
It’s a brand new year, and we’re all trying to be optimistic. Casting an eye over the headlines makes this a difficult process. Even the sunniest souls among us can’t help but feel that the world is, at least, occasionally, a random, scary, dangerous place.

My advice: pile on the apotropaic jewelry. My favorite source: Alef Bet jewelry (www.alefbet.com), created by a Los Angeles-based mother-daughter design team which produces deliciously wearable, modern interpretations of ancient protective amulets.
Additional posts on modern use of ancient magical traditions are here and here.