Friday, April 3, 2009

Chase the Dog Star

I'm a bit fascinated by the mythology of the Dog Star at the moment. I had just finished making a new Magic Vial Pendant inspired by the Sting song, "Valparaiso" and about the repeated mention of various terms for Sirius. "Chase the Dog Star over the sea. . . . Cross in the sky, star of the sea. . " and had found out that Sirius actually has more mythology and legends about it than any other star, except our own sun!

So this is Magic Vial - Sirius. Criss-crossing Sterling silver wire, around blue fluorite and lapis lazuli with two Andromeda flowers, because Sirius is really a binary star system and not just one star.

The wiki article alone is fascinating! Wiki on Sirius


So, of course, I had to see what other Etsy Sellers had. Searching "Sirius" however, mostly just turned up Harry Potter references. "Dog Star" at least had one good and relevant result!

Olivia Moon has a Canis Major Constellation Pendant. It's a lovely kind of vintage-style artwork, with all the stars represented inside the body of the Greyhound, framed and even has a small vanity mirror on the reverse side! So it's classy and useful!

She currently has 4 for $11.00 a piece.

4 comments: said...

That's an interesting looking vial.

Audrey said...

I like the vial too!! Very cool - also love your shop. So many interesting items.

Izile said...

Thanks guys!

Bellissima said...

Your magic vial pendant is so unique! Really different - and lovely!