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~KAREN HICKERSONORIGINAL TALISMAN JEWELRY~
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In Vodoun, or Voodoo, gris-gris resemble charms or talismans which are kept for good luck or to ward off evil.
The origin of the word is unclear, but some scholars trace it to juju, the West African name for fetish or sacred object. Juju may be a European translation for the expression grou-grou (hence gis-gris), or it may refer to the French word joujou, which meant "doll" or "plaything." Most of the African fetishes were shaped like dolls, and early Europeans on the African West Coast may have mistaken serious religious objects for innocent looking poppets.
The gris-gris became traditional in New Orleans, the American headquarters for voodoo, where they were used for various things such as attracting money and love, stopping gossip, protecting the home, maintaining good health and achieving innumerable other ends. At one time, every police officer was known to carry a gris-gris for protection.
Legends concerning the famous New Orleans Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau claim her gris-gris contained bits of bone, colored stones, graveyard dust (also called goofer dust), salt, and red pepper. Other more elaborate gris-gris were made of bird nests and horse hair weavings.
Since my mother's death I've created many Day of the Dead themed paintings, drawings, sculptures, shrines, and jewelry pieces. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican tradition for celebration andremembering loved ones who've passed on to the next life.
ORIGINAL SKULLS, CROSSES, SPIKES, SPIRALS, BELLS, HEARTS, FLOWERS, FOUND OBJECTS AND VINTAGE BAUBLESARE THE SIGNATURE ELEMENTS IN ALL KAREN HICKERSON BOHO STEAMPUNK ART JEWELRY
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I believe everyone should be able to own nice art, so I start my sales with very low opening offers. This is in no way a reflection of thequality orvalue of my work. It's just a way of leveling the playing field a bit. So go ahead and offer -- you may get a real steal!
Here's a unique KAREN HICKERSON GRIS-GRIS TALISMAN that will delight any MARIE LAVEAUor VOODOO aficiondo. This is my own design. Accept no immitations.
The Voodoo dolls shown here are samples. You will receive ONE (1) talisman gris-gris doll chosen at random. Each is one-of-a-kind, none are exactly alike -- all are special. The elements I use to create the dolls are bone, coral, turquoise, amethyst, carnelian, black onyx, aventurine, shell, lapis, jasper, quartz, pyrite, horn, salwag, buri, black coconut, seed pods, volcano lava, clay burial beads, wood, vintage glass beads, and mixed metals. The carved skulls of the dolls are ox bone (no animals were harmed). The talisman gris-gris doll is on a large silver bail which will fit most any necklace chain.
You'll receive a free necklace cord for your talisman pendant. You can choose between a black silknecklace or black corduroy necklace. Let me know your preference. Thenecklace measures 18" and has a lobster clasp,plus a1-1/2" extension chain with engraved signature tag, skulland star-- so sexy on the nape of the neck.
(I sell 22" black dog-tag-style metal chains, and 22" silver plated chains in my store.)
I've engraved my signature on this handcrafted jewelry, as I do with all my work.
Wear this talisman jewelry for love, protection,well-being, or whatever else youdesire in your life -- or wear it in remembrance of your departed loved
When you're not wearing it, you can display this original artisan jewelry on your Day of the Dead or Voodoo altar, or any place that could use an interesting conversation piece. It's wearable art!
Know what else is cool? FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM!
You'll get tons of compliments on your bohemian arttreasure whether it's worn or displayed, and as always, my work is guaranteed. :)
DON'T SETTLE FOR IMITATIONS.
When you see the KAREN HICKERSON signature, you know you're getting "THE REAL DEAL".
I have been a full-time, professionalsculptor and painterfor over 25 years.
I don't sell dish towels, pajamas, wood veneer, or high school yearbooks (and never will).
I have been selling my art, and only my art, on since 2003.
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Copyright ©2011 Karen Hickerson, the Self-taught Artist. All rights reserved.
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Karen Hickerson is a self-taught visionary artist who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). Her work is intricate and abstract, blending the organic with the industrial. Karen's art contains hidden symbols and messages that have special significance for her. Her works reflect her interest in the natural and built environment, spirituality, religions and ceremonies both ancient and contemporary.
Karen is an internationally collected artist with works displayed in the United States, Canada, France, Romania, Spain, Italy, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Australia, Sweden, Philippines, Brazil, Scotland, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus, Ireland, Austria, India, Netherlands, Russia, Croatia, England, New Zealand, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Japan and Norway.
Here are some of the comments received from Karen's collectors:
Beautiful mind indeed... Delicate outlandish art
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A very gifted artist who deserves your attention... EXCELLENT, EFFICIENT, FRIENDLY... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Karen is the real deal.
Intricate and well detailed paper drawing - powerful work with impact!
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Beautiful, amazing detail and composition! We love it!!!
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This Artist stuns with the sheer beauty if her work! Objects of pain and heart!!
Aside from being brilliant, this Artist has a heart filled with vision and grace.
a stunning artist so well made and amazing alot of love in her work so pleased..
Excellent seller and my number 1 favorite of all sellers.
Art is as fabulous as the artist. U R 2 kind, Karen. Thank you so much!
An exquisite and detailed work of art that reveals more with each glance.
EXCEPTIONAL High Quality Artist & Seller! Thank You Very Much!
A beguiling piece of work, & a real queen of her art, many thanks.
Magnifique, Karen est une artiste, MERCI
I cherish this Artist's work. She transforms the everyday into magic! Go and see!
Excellent individualism, quality and service from the best artist on E-bay
Beautiful! I'm thrilled to own yet another piece of Karen's artwork. TYVM
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This incredible montage of ideas, tears & laughter are a beauty to behold!!
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Love it! Wonderful/funky/interesting/unusual art - Thanks!
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I love everything you do. I'll keep buying. Thanks for the surprise!
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Another Masterpiece from a fave Seller!! What a clever creation! A++ Seller!!!!!
Karen, I LOVE your art!!! And as always, the best on e-Bay!!! Thanks a ton!!
Thanks for supporting original art
Love and peace ~Karen