Dang Celtic catalog.
As with most folks, I end up on a bazillion mailing lists and receive about 46 pounds of printed catalogs every week. Some I recycle without thinking, but something made me look through the Celtic catalog of goodies.
And now I’m hooked.
While I have yet to actually buy anything from the specific company that sent the catalog, I feel in love with several items — like the crystal ball, a delicious leather carrying pouch, and the Wheel of the Year.
Wheel of the Year Explained
The Wheel of the Year is a calendar that depicts the four Celtic fire festivals/holidays, with the two solstices and equinoxes.
- Samhain: Oct. 31
- YULE: Dec. 21, Winter solstice
- Imbolc: Feb. 1 (or 2)
- OSTARA: March 21, Spring equinox
- Beltane: May 1
- LITHA: June 21, Summer solstice
- Lughnasad: Aug. 1
- MABON: Sept. 21, Fall equinox
You can clearly see the link to holidays like Halloween, Easter, May Day and even Groundhog Day, especially if you like Imbolc being on Feb. 2 instead of Feb. 1.
A variety of Wheel of the Year versions are all for sale all over the web, but none had the exact je ne sais quoi for which I was searching. So I made my own.
- Antique steel wagon wheel found on eBay
- Sheet metal
- Wire and glue
- Paint, paint and more paint: Matte black, hammered black, hammered copper, aluminum and hammered silver, and paint markers in black, white, metallic gold and silver.
Love the style? Check out more rynski artski on Etsy.