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Who we are
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What we do

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spellboundjewellery.co.uk
Who we are
We are SPELLBOUND; Peter and Karin; a husband and wife team. I am a Sagittarian fire sign and Karin a Virgo earth sign; signs considered incompatible by some people but by others an interesting and creative, if sometimes, volatile combination!
Though not self-sufficient, we do grow some of our fruit and veg. and love our flowers and though possessing a van and a computer, feel we are following in the footsteps of our ancestors; preserving some of the " old ways", whilst accepting some of the "new", and in the process, being inevitable, drawn into an inescapable love and reverence for Nature, Her wonders, Her beauty and Her magic!
We are, in fact, as I suspect many of you reading this are, spellbound. Spellbound by it all!

Welcome to our world, to your world, to the world of our ancestors, to the world of our children. The World of The Spirit.
Oh and, by the way, we make jewellery!
What we do
Karin and I have been etching and designing in brass and copper for 25 years and for even longer, interested in and studying the World’s Ancient Cultures i.e. Egypt, Mexico, The Celts, Neo-lithic etc. It is to these people that we look for our inspiration and designs.
Karin researches and draws the designs which I then etch onto brass and copper sheets; cutting out and finishing the individual pieces by hand. Karin then repossess her work to enhance and complete it with her bead and wire work.
Designs & Symbols
"Our designs are primarily based around the beliefs and symbols of The Ancient Cultures of The Earth."
Symbols in themselves are just objects or marks made on other objects and as such are just pieces of wood or metal. However when used as a focus point for concentrating one’s mind , energies or resolve they can have a very real influence.

Again they can convey our feelings or wishes when presented to someone else as in a "get well" card or a key-ring for "safe travel" for instance.
All symbols are dynamic, not static and open to evolution and change to conform where appropriate to their environment and time.

Thus Karin’s drawings are sometimes copied faithfully from ancient sources, but sometimes modified or re-interpreted as the occasion demands.

The meaning of individual signs or symbols is therefore often a matter of debate, preference or need, and open to different interpretations.
WHAT ARE SYMBOLS?
Symbols are objects, concepts or representations of the same which convey meaning.

By wearing or displaying a symbol we associate ourselves with that meaning and make others aware of that meaning and association.

Symbols in short are a reminder of what we believe in, what is important to us or what we hold dear.
DO SYMBOLS POSSESS POWER?
CONFLICTING MEANINGS OF SYMBOLS
We at Spellbound neither favour one particular belief nor guarantee the authenticity or "effectiveness" of any of our designs, but rather believe that all genuinely held believes emanate from The One Source of Divinity which encompasses us all and that any benefit gained from a symbol is dependent on the sincerity and belief of the "user".
The key phrase being "………if it works for you…….".
www.spellboundjewellery.co.uk
We live and work nearby the river Isis in a late 18th. Century farmhouse, which we share with our son and daughter, cats, horses, and dog, with a wide variety fauna and flora as neighbours. The absence of high buildings meaning we have (weather permitting ) unlimited access to the paths of the Sun, Moon, Planets and Constellations