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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gazing Jar

Once completed, I found myself gazing into this jar, the flipped image reflected in the suspended glass ball draws me in. I thought it might make a great gazing/meditation jar for personal reflection or to just plain escape!

Legends abound about the mysterious powers of gazing balls for example, staring into a globe may create an experience of "oneness" with the universe. In addition to bringing about happiness, good luck, and prosperity, gazing globes were thought to ward off evil in many forms, from spirits and witches, to illness and misfortune. Perhaps these were symbolic in nature--if you find yourself staring into the globe, you can see anyone/anything coming, nothing can sneak up on you!

Made with a thrift store jar, found glass ball, wire, glass beads, Sharpie embellishments.


  1. I LOVE this!! I just started massage therapy school 2 weeks ago, and we have a meditation class. Ohhh, I'd love to make one. GORGEOUS!

  2. Hi Indie Grrrl! Oh my goodness...by now you are probably through massage therapy school!!! LOL (Congrats!) Don't know how I missed your comment all this time, but I sure want to thank you for visiting my blog and especially for your kind comments!

    All the best,