Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brooches: Upcycling symbols, materials and meanings

Is this a modern day symbol for a spin cycle on a washing machine?
OR an ancient spiral symbol of potential power?

Is it a hash key?

Actually, pharmacists of former times used to draw this symbol (minus the buttons) on prescriptions, where the basic meaning was, May this be good for you

Isn't it interesting how symbols can be universal and survive through time and culture .
However, they are a language and we know that language is alive and changing constantly. Ask any English teacher  or parent of a teenager... EOD (end of discussion).

Consequently this invocation cross,  spiral of life, curled cross and cosmic orbit may just be a bunch of curves upcycled to make new brooches out of old felt. 

Regardless, my humble hash key does it for me.. T+ (think positive)! 


  1. Great Blog! I love recycled anything!!!!!!I am checking you out from Sassy Sites:)I am your newest follower:) Check me out

  2. Your blog is really neat! :) I'm here from the Sassy Sites linky party... I'm a new follower, and I would love for you to check out my blog too! :)

  3. Hi, Lynda! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)


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