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Post by Trollperle on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:10 am

I wish all of you a very happy Imbolc Group hug Daisy white First Sun 

Here in Skopje, the first daisies came out two or three weeks ago (they are a bit optimistic Smile ), now the snowdrops are in full bloom. But do not be fooled, this is actually the middle of winter and I always find the coldness in February much harder to bear than the one in December or January - for I long for spring and I can already smell it, and glimpse it and hear it in the odd bird here or there (too many cats in this city make for only a very few birds even in summer, but it was totally quiet up until two weeks ago). I want to wear light clothing in bright colours and sandals and not the dark and wooly ones I need at the moment so that I do not freeze my tush off Wink

Nevertheless, Imbolc stands for the return of light, for new beginnings. It is preceded on Feb. 1st by the feast day of Brighid, Goddess of Fire, of Smithcraft, Healing and Poetry, who is also the patroness of Imbolc. She of the two faces is a Goddess of Joy but also said to have invented „keening“ when her son was killed. Some say she and Sulis, the Goddess of healing waters and wells (I think Bath has been one of her centres for centuries) are two faces of the same Goddess - Fire and Water - which I find intriguing and fascinating.

Imbolc´s colours are white and red and black.

Here is my Imbolc bangle for this year:

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And even Hrist has geared up for warmer and friendlier times on this day:

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Brighid´s Cross was woven by Silverado, Hrist´s extra shield was forged by the Blond Viking.
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Post by kyhalfpt on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:33 pm

Both are gorgeous. Love the Imbolc bangle. Also really like how you have combined the faceted aurora--it looks magical and glowing there. I'm also longing for warmer, brighter weather.
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Post by Brightonbelle on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:40 pm

I too long for the Spring.  My Snowdrops are in bud but never seem to open and some of them seem to have vanished this year.   Crying or Very sad 

Both bangles bring hope to my life.  The little dangle is very lovely.
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Post by Anita on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Beautiful bracelets.  sunny flower 
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Post by SilverBells on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:01 pm

I too, am longing for Springtime - I have been wearing my spring bracelet too in anticipation for warmer, sunnier times. I adore both of your bracelets, they are beautiful. Wishing a Happy Imbolc to you too  sunny flower 
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:20 pm

I so want the silvers on the second bangle!!!
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Post by strike on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:34 pm

Happy Imbolc to you as well!  sunny 

Two lovely combinations to take you into the warmer weather. That's a beautiful lab you have Smile
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Post by stacecase on Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:06 pm

Both are stunning! I love the bold colors and meaningful silvers.
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Post by plumbun on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:35 pm

These are awesome! Hirst's colors and arms are amazing!
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Post by Catsworld on Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:02 pm

nearly missed those!
I am very much in love with the first one, have admired your dangle already last year, it is simply stunning!  sunny sunny sunny Love 

the second bangle is also georgous, that lab is amazing!  Love Love Love 
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Post by DblJJ on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:01 pm

Love them both but if I was forced to pick it would be the second probably because both silver beads are on the top of wish list.

 First Sun 
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:25 pm

The thought of Imbolc is giving me hope, I usually hate this time of year, but this sounds like a good reason to celebrate  Smile 
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