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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Finally ... "Freya's Ride"




Last May, I had written a post about my latest wreath project depicting the Norse Goddess, Freya and her cats called, "Freya's Ride."

This particular project took a bit more time to finish than most of the others I have created because of all the detail involved. In order to portray Freya correctly, I had to find a figurine of a warrior goddess somewhere. I looked in every craft and children's store I could think of and then it hit me ... a hobby store! You know, the really "serious" hobby stores where folks who like to play D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) buy their game accessories. The statue that I found was one which I needed to put together myself. Hubby helped me with that part ...

  Freya in Her chariot

Then, along with a medium-sized wreath, I needed to gather together a few other items such as something to use for a chariot, ribbons, long-haired cat figures (Norwegian Forest Cats), a couple of silk red roses, and some other things which are associated with the Goddess Freya ...


I used a silver gel pen to color the cats gray/blue



After the glue dried and I had colored Freya's letters for Her name, I tied two thin light-green ribbons around the cats for reins/harnesses and glued my Freya figurine to the chariot which I had added last ...



Other decorations added to Freya's wreath include: Roses (a goddess of love), sacred animals (lynx and falcon), Her associated rune (Fehu which is inscribed on the yellow jasper), the Sun, and the ribbon colors of red, yellow/gold, and black.


Freya, as well as being known as a Triple Goddess, is also a warrior goddess. She is shown here wearing a suit of armour and holding a sword in one hand and a shield in the other while her enchanting Norwegian Forest Cats pull her chariot across the sky on her rounds and in battle.

I have decided that I am going to hang it up in (go figure, right?) the cat's room along side of my Bastet wreath.

"Egyptian Goddess Bastet: The History of the Cat"

To read more about Freya and her enchanting cats, please refer to my posts from my other blog, "Witch Cats" at 

http://witchcatsblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-goddess-freya.html

http://witchcatsblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-sweetest-cat-in-world.html

7 comments:

  1. Kim, your wreaths are so beautiful. You have a wonderful talent in putting together these meaningful beauties~

    Hugs & Blessings

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    1. Thanks, Jan!!! I really enjoy making them! I guess I will keep creating them until I run out of ideas! LOL!!!

      Blessing to you,

      Kim

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  2. Kim, beautiful!! I love this wreath! Well done ;o) Very creative! You are so talented at putting these wreaths together! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Much appreciated Stacy!! Thanks so much, my sister! ;)

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  3. Kim - really love these wreaths especially the one to Bast . Wondering how much you would charge for one like that
    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! I have never actually tried to sell them yet, but it would depend on how big the wreath (small, medium, large, extra large), the materials used, etc. The Bast wreath you are asking about is extra large and (taking into consideration how much it cost to make it) would probably sell for around $45-50. A medium I would sell for $25 and a small $15.

      ~ Kim
      :)

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