Monday, November 15, 2010

portable shrine for safe driving.

My dear friend had a little bump with her new car, not her fault, someone else drove into her, fortunately it wasn't too much damage, but she started to feel really insecure driving. So she asked me to make up a protection charm for her.

The charm itself is made from apples and cinnamon that has been cooked and moulded, with lots of protective energies built in, and then dried until hard. But it wanted to be in a shrine, so I made this one from a little mint tin.

I covered the front and back with fabric and ribbon and added various amulets and talismans for good luck and protection, including a tape measure, to inspire her to always judge distances properly when driving! A hanging loop means she can hang it in the car, or stow it away in the glove compartment. Its tough to see in this picture, but the tin was lined with a map of Budapest, that I picked up while I was there.

Lets hope she likes it!