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Author Topic: What do you wear?  (Read 166401 times)

Offline kathleen

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2009, 07:43:52 pm »
i've had several different Bast pendants/amulets over the years.  two have had to be retired due to wear and tear! my current one is not really Kemetic, but She liked it enough to claim it, and i think it represents Her well: it's a happy, dancing cat, done in silver from an illustration design by Edward Gorey.  i wear this every day.  i also have a tattoo of Her on my right arm.

additionally, i have a pendant of polished amber etched with an image of a jaguar, which i associate with Sekhmet and wear when i feel i need to call on Her for strength or healing.

i also wear a ring that bears a yin yang symbol because it reminds me of the balance of Ma'at.
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Offline Darytessekhmet

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2009, 06:42:43 am »
Thank you all for your responses.  I have enjoyed reading them and seeing the pics.  I currently wear ankh earrings, and a sekhmet museum reproduction necklace with matching earrings.

http://www.museumstorecompany.com/product_info.php?products_id=2627

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2009, 07:34:48 am »
Zat: I love how your shirt in that photo looks like a collar necklace. :D

Sibuna: Your dog tag is freaking awesome!
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Offline Shezatwepwawet

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2009, 08:37:50 am »
I love the dog tags too. Would you be able to make more?

And thanks Dog. I rather like that shirt for just that reason. :)
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Offline Tai'awepwawet

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2009, 10:01:27 am »
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I love the dog tags too. Would you be able to make more?


This, oh yes.
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Offline Bezenwepwy

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2009, 11:52:48 am »
Glad people like my dogtag, when the idea for it popped up into my head, I just knew I had to run with it! I didn't etch the pieces myself however, so I can't make more. I used one of those places which does custom laser etching/engraving on various sterling silver items for weddings, graduations, etc. I just provided them with the files for my two logo-style graphics.
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Offline KiraSekhmet

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2009, 04:33:22 pm »
where did you folks with the cartouche necklaces get them made?

I've been toying with the idea for quite a while, but was warned it might be bad form -- I can't quite remember why.  however, I've been wanting one for about a year. :)
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Offline Munefmontu

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2009, 05:10:42 pm »
my cartouche came from  The Pyramid Collection. There overpriced IMO but the pendant is beatiful and very detailed.

I think the "bad form" idea as I understand it is because the cartouche is reserved for royalty. However, I also understand the cartouche to be an extended shen, a symbol of divine protection and eternity. I thought it would be ok to wear as my mother gave it to me...and who better to offer such a symbol than your mother?
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Offline kathleen

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2009, 05:13:19 pm »
Quote from: Pharess
and a sekhmet museum reproduction necklace

http://www.museumstorecompany.com/product_info.php?products_id=2627





that's beautiful!!!    :D
Redheads are descended from cats. --Mark Twain

Offline Bestekeni

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2009, 05:28:49 pm »
I wear a gold cartouche ring on my left index finger as part of my "can't leave the house without" gear.  (Other "can't leave the house without" gear: glasses, underpants)

I regularly wear a necklace given to me by Taji: Brass Bes pendant, carnelian beads. Another piece I wear more infrequently is a blue-glazed bone necklace that I picked up in Egypt that has some personal connections now.

Sometimes I wear this chunky scarab ring my mother bought for me, but it's too unwieldy for daily use.
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Offline Sekhmetyanu

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2009, 01:41:34 am »
I mostly wear my Ankh necklace. It's silver around a silver chain. I like it a lot and I toy with it often when I'm thinking. I don't have a picture of it, but I keep it out almost always. It feels odd to put it under my clothes.
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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2009, 09:23:44 am »
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I think pendants/amulets have influenced human gestures of a certain type. I strongly suspect that when people talk and wish to make an emphatic point, or they get flustered or upset and they reach for the base of their throat or top of their chest and put their hand there, they're drawing on ancient genetic memory of reaching for the comfort of an amulet. So, there's something to this if I'm right.
Meant to reply to this earlier. I compulsively touch my ankhs and my chalice (and my Nut necklace before it broke) when I'm thinking, nervous, happy, upset, reverent. If I don't have knitting in my hands or my jewelry around my neck, my hands tend to fly around looking for something to do, even if it's just playing with my water bottle cap. I don't know if it's genetic memory, an instinct for ritual, an energetic tie to particular pieces, or years of wearing special necklaces while fidgeting, or what, but it's definitely comforting to touch them during those emotional and contemplative moments. Necklaces I don't wear often, or with symbols that aren't as significant, don't have the same draw to touch them.
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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2009, 12:02:59 pm »
I think this is also the origin of "worry beads" so common in the Middle East and Mediterranean. I also think there is something to the idea that something very dear to a person, that they wear often, becomes imbued with a tiny part of that person. I can't quite describe it, but you know when you get a feeling while handling a cherished heirloom.

Everyone has some beautiful jewelry here.
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Offline Djehutyendy

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2009, 01:42:45 pm »
I have an ankh pendant I got years ago that I wear about 50% of the time. When I'm not wearing that, I'm wearing a Djehuty pendant that Setjat gave me. It's like a dog-tag with Djehuty engraved. I love it. I like this better than my ankh because it's like a comfort pendant. I also have scarab earrings that I wear every once and a while. They are really heavy, so that is why I don't wear them often.
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Offline Siwy

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Re: What do you wear?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2009, 04:22:42 am »
I ordered my cartouche while I was in Dallas at the King Tut exhibit, but I believe Egyptian Marketplace may sell them, or Egyptian dreams does.
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