Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Artist Interviews

I happy to announce that I will soon have some artist interviews from other artist and crafters. I am so looking forward to seeing how others work, what they like and who they are. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. And if you would like to be an interview-ee please let me know :-)

Love, Light, and Creative Blessings,

Friday, October 19, 2012

What the Hell is a Witches Ladder

What the hell is a Witches Ladder?? I get asked this all the time. So I thought I would make a short blog post about it :-).

Depending on which site you check you find that a traditional Witches Ladder is made from 3 cords, feathers and a series of knots. There are usually 9, 13, or 40 knots in a witches ladder. These witches ladders were used for spell casting with certain spells being woven into the ladder. 

In more recent years it has taken on a different meaning. According to the Llewellyn Encyclopedia the modern withes ladder is used to keep track of chanting or meditation.

My witches ladders are made with beads and wire instead of rope and feathers. I do say a charm/prayer over them before I put them together and one as I put the last piece together. Unless otherwise asked the charm is for peace and calm. All of my ladders are made with a calm and peaceful energy. If the energy or my attitude are not right well then I don't create one that day. If asked I will do a charm for protection, unconditional love, peace, patience or any number of other things. The one thing I will not do is any dark charms so don't ask ;-). An harm none remember.

I truly believe that what a witches ladder means and represents depends on the person buying the piece. I have had customers buy the 9 or 13 strands and hang them on their rear view mirror for protection. I have had others that hang theirs in their windows of their homes, while others carry then in their pockets. 

This last one is my personal pair. It is made with Amethyst and Fluorite and the charms peace and protection. I use it in my meditations, and wear it as a bracelet while I craft other pieces for my shop to help with energy. I am almost never without it and find it makes a great fashion accessory ;-). My hope is that others will find theirs just as special and meaningful. 

I hope this clears up some confusion ;-). And remember I can always custom make one in colors and stones of your choosing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Divina Diva Designs Sale

Divina Diva Designs

Divina Diva Designs

Divina Diva Designs is all about creating beauty, beauty in spirit, mind, and body. The Divina Diva is a divine woman who creates divine designs using a delightful assortment of beads. As a spider weaves a web of beauty, the Divina Diva beads a web of intricate designs made to soothe the soul.
Divina Diva Designs is having a sale from October 15th to the 29th enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. Just enter code: Divina20 The sale does not include custom item orders.

Here are a few of the items in the sale. There are many more once you visit the store. Remember, on checkout, enter code: 
Tree of Life 
Every Tree of Life is a unique piece of art made by loving hands in the Rocky Mountains. I let each piece lead and guide me into the final work of art that it becomes. No two pieces will ever be the same.

The Tree of Life represents many different religions and beliefs and helps to intertwine all of us into its branches. Whether you are Christian or Jewish, Taoist or Pagan this tree is for you.

Image Copyright 2012 Tracy Carroll

This beautiful handcrafted tree of life is a sun or dream catcher. It is crafted with tarnish resistant copper wire in natural brass, Red Agate and Citrine chips on a 4 inch ring. It does come strung with clear wire for immediate hanging.


Each pendant is a unique piece of art made by loving hands in the Rocky Mountains. I let each piece lead and guide me into the final piece of art that it becomes. No 2 pieces will ever be the same.

Image Copyright 2012 Tracy Carroll
My pieces are my art. I love the look of raw pieces, the difference between hard and soft, sharp and dull. It intrigues me as I hope it will intrigue you. This piece is made with pink dyed and striped mother of pearl shell and tarnish resistant copper wire in black. It is ready to be put on a chain and accessorize any outfit.


Image Copyright 2012 Tracy Carroll

22 Gauge Copper wire delicately Twisted, looped and attached to a hook earwire. It dangles nicely from the ear. A fun and funky addition to any wardrobe. I did try and make them as identical as possible but they are after all handmade so there are just very slight differences.

Witches Ladder

These enchanting beads are lovingly crafted with positive and calm energy. Each strand, whether it is a 9, 13 or 40 strand, is blessed by the Goddess as they are created. My hands are guided by the piece as it leads me through the process into the wondrous creation that it becomes. Every Witch’s Ladder is unique and handmade in the Rocky Mountains. No two will ever be the same.

Considering this strand for you, or possibly as a gift for someone else? I truly believe that each piece comes into existence for a certain person. It is my hope that the energies of the universe will guide that piece to its rightful home. If you are strongly drawn to this strand then it is likely the one for you or perhaps the right gift for someone in your life.

Image Copyright 2012 Tracy Carroll
This particular strand is a 40 bead strand. It is 18 inches long. It is made with Aventurine, Silver cat eyes and peacock beads with Silver accents. You have a Hamsa on one end and a sun on the other. This piece can also be worn as a wraparound bracelet with the addition of a clasp.

About the Artist:

I am a mix media artist whose favorite media's are jewelry design and photography. But you never know what you will find as I love trying new medias.I live high in the Rocky Mountains where I find constant inspiration with my husband, two children and a houseful of animal companions. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

Love, Light and Creative Blessings,