Sunday, July 28, 2013
In my last blog entry I told of how I came up on these Power Wands. I can't really explain it much other than to say that I wanted to do a real wand. I then go about my business. At some future time, the answer just pops into my head. That is the nearest thing I can come up with. I've done this for a long time in solving engineering problems and other things. So now I had a shape and a material that I liked. Next came the shaping needed and I had no experience in doing any of it. I knew that selenite is soft. Soft enough to scratch with your finger nail which gives it on the Mohs scale of a little over a 2. I tried using a Dremmel tool with a sanding disk and the results were very dusty and imprecise. It did work with a learning curve involved. I produced a general shape. I also found out that Selenite is water soluble and I used this property to use water as a polishing agent to get a really smooth surface. I also learned that i could cut it with a mitter saw tool I had in my garage and it would give me the right angles that I needed at the ends. I was satisfied with the shape and looks of it. I did not pay attention to a perfect finish as I do not believe it is necessary for the energies to flow. I also prefer to work with raw shapes in crystals. Natures beauty. In doing research, I found out that copper has amplifying properties when it is in contact with selenite. Immediately I thought of antennas. I thought that maybe I wanted to use a copper sheet to cover one side of the selenite. I quickly found it expensive and then How would it be attached? I hit on a piece of solid copper electrical wire and quickly went to work. I tried to flatten out the wire and it was not aesthetically pleasing and the glue just refused to work. After many tries I decided to use the springiness of the wire to hold it on the crystal. Copper is soft but the more you work it the harder it becomes. To soften it again you must heat it. It took a while to figure out how to bend it to the correct shape and this is what I had.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I wanted to make a wand. A real wand. It soon followed that I came upon a special mineral called Selenite. I became very drawn to this mineral because of its beauty and special properties. Its easy to work and shape. It was not immediately evident but I would soon find out. I then looked on the Web to see what people were making as wands and there were some interesting things done, some were just plain weird and nothing attracted me. It became apparent that I clearly did not wish to make the same kind of things as on the Web. Some of the directions people took their wands went down a pathway that I clearly did not want to follow for obvious reasons. Some of these wands were beautiful works of art by some very talented individuals. There is someone that is close to my designs but the maker has not taken it as far as I have. See, I'm an Engineer by training and I look at things in different ways. Wave guides, electro-magnetism, etc. The energy spectrum of the Universe is limitless in both directions up or down in frequency. One of my favorite people Nicholas Tesla knew this.
I started an online store at Etsy where most of my work can be viewed and purchased by people who are drawn to these items. My journey started a few years ago when I got interested in Tibetan Prayer Wheels. I learned how they are constructed and built several, in 3 series based on core technology. I've made traditional paper cores, microfilm, CD, and DVD cores. The largest one is 68 Trillion prayers on about 110 DVDs.