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« on: January 13, 2006 06:31:01 AM »

I KNOW you crafty folks can help me. I have been asked to be the guardian for a friend's baby. (Think godmother) except they're pagan. I wanted to get the baby something to give to her at the ceremony. Her name is Jade and i tried searching the meaning online but all it means is green gemstone. The only think i could come up with is a framed name plaque with her name is pretty script and possibly using green gemstones as decorations, perhaps making flowers out of them... who knows.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006 06:41:44 AM »

Congratulations!

I have made similar plaques. I chose a poem, wrote it in calligraphy and then framed it in a shadow box with dried flowers. Depending on what stripe of pagan they are, there might be a positive saying from their tradition that you could write in.

Another idea is an heirloom (not necessarily complicated, just meaningful) blanket made of a natural material. What would be really nice is 100% cotton fleece in earthy colors (or a color symbolic for you or them - green for her name?). My sister recently got my kids sweaters made of this material, and it's great. Another option is a crocheted or knit wool or cotton blanket if you do those crafts.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006 06:59:22 AM »

I cant sew or knit or crochet but i can make cut and tie fleece blankets lol.

 ;DThe shadow box idea is brilliant! my mom bought me about 6 empty 8X10 shadow boxes for Xmas and I forgot all about them!!! That would be perfect! I am frantically searching for a poem relating to her name but I'm not having much luck.... I like the idea of finding a posiitve pagan saying or blessing or something... You've given me a lot to think about-- thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006 12:51:35 PM »

Hi,

A little blessing I sing to my little one each night is.....

Goddess my shield, my encircler,
Each day, each night, each dark, each light.
In my lying, in my standing,
In my waking, in my sleeping.
Goddess be my strength everlasting.


Or a nice Mother Earth blessing

Pray to the Moon when she is round
Luck with you shall then abound
What you seek for shall be found
In sea or sky or solid ground




And don't forget the simple 'Blessed be'!

I am sure I can think of many many more that were either said to me as a child- or that we say to Morven!

Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006 07:26:16 PM »

I wanted to get the baby something to give to her at the ceremony. Her name is Jade and i tried searching the meaning online but all it means is green gemstone.
Perhaps this description of Jade (the gemstone) will give you some ideas.  Some wonderful images of how different cultures thought of the stone...
"The toughness of jade is remarkable. It has a strength greater than steel."
"this gem is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful and the precious. It embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, yet it also symbolises the female-erotic."
"In ancient Egypt, jade was admired as the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. In other regions and cultures too, jade was regarded as a lucky or protective stone."
"And in gemstone therapy it is said that jade 'stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, while also having a balancing and harmonising effect.' So this beautiful gemstone brings us joy, vivacity and happiness all at the same time."
 
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006 07:28:23 PM »


"The toughness of jade is remarkable. It has a strength greater than steel."
"this gem is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful and the precious. It embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, yet it also symbolises the female-erotic."
"In ancient Egypt, jade was admired as the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. In other regions and cultures too, jade was regarded as a lucky or protective stone."
"And in gemstone therapy it is said that jade 'stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, while also having a balancing and harmonising effect.' So this beautiful gemstone brings us joy, vivacity and happiness all at the same time."
 

I like these a lot, I'll definitely try to work these in. Thanks  Cheesy
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