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Celtic Folk Wheels
Green Man
Tree of Life - color
Click here to see bead detail ("Green Man")
5" - $14.00
   7" - $18.00 
Celtic Cross - green
      Kells (Tree of Life)
     What is a Celtic Folk Wheel?
     It is a piece of hand-crafted folk art conceived by me, based on the same concept as the Native American "dream-catcher" and the Pennsylvania Dutch "hex sign", but with a unique, distinctly Celtic twist.

     Each image represents something from Celtic culture, tradition, legend, or mythology. Most are either original designs or original reproductions of traditional ones. A select few are copies of works created by renowned Celtic artist George Bain, "borrowed" with the deepest respect for his artistry, each rightfully acknowledged. And of course, acknowledgements must also be made to those original artists whose gifted hands helped form the very foundation of Celtic history and culture.

     It's circle shape corresponds with the spiral, a primitive design form dating back to the Paleolithic Age. It is found in the art works of almost every ancient culture, but it was the Celts who gave it dimension and life. Early tribes decorated their shields and livery with it, carved it into stone monuments and ornamental jewelry. Later, following the introduction of Christianity, monastic scribes produced manuscripts filled with illuminated art of unparalleled beauty and mastery, all profusely embellished with spiral art. It is symbolic of eternity, the endless cycle of life - a precept the Celts held sacred.  

     The three ribbons hanging from each wheel represent a Celtic tenet sometimes referred to as the "power of three"; triplication is a recurring element throughout Celtic art and ideology, especially with regard to deities. The mother goddess, for example, is often portrayed as three separate entities, each representing one of the three stages of womanhood: maiden, matron, and crone. Other Celtic triads include the continuity of time (past, present, future), the order of the universe (earth, the heavens, and the underworld), and the cycle of life (creation, growth, destruction).

     The beads that embellish each ribbon are nearly all made from natural materials (glass, clay, wood, and metal). They are hand selected for each wheel, and are meant to honor the ancient Celt's deep understanding and abiding respect for the natural world, their remarkable skill in metal and stone work, and their profound appreciation for beauty.

     Every image contains a trace of the ancient past. Behind each one lies a story, and within each story dwells a myriad of tradition, a spark of wisdom, a hint of mystery, and of course...just a wee glimmer of Celtic magic!


The images displayed on this page are products of the artist's individual talent and love for her craft. Each one represents hours of research, conceptual development, and patient labor.

Please respect her right to protect them. 
         7" -  $18.00 
     5" - $14.00
     8" -  $20.00 
   8" -  $20.00 
Autumn Green Man
     7" -  $18.00 
     5" - $14.00
    8" -  $20.00 
Available ONLY 
through Celtic Crossworks!
Tree of Life - brown
PRICES SHOWN include shipping and handling (within the continental U.S) using USPS flat rate priority, based on single orders. (For multiple orders see below). Delivery is usually made within 5 - 7 days from when your order is received. I will let you know via e-mail (if you provide me with your address) once your order is in the mail, and provide you with a tracking number.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I will ship outside the continental U.S. but international orders can only be processed using an e-invoice (provided through Paypal - no account required).  E-mail me for details.
MULTIPLE ORDERS: If you wish to order more than one notify me by e-mail and I will adjust prices to reflect a single shipping rate. Payment will be arranged by e-invoice. (see International Orders, above)
THE DESIGNS...
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Ornaments

Although most images are shown without ribbons and beads, be assured every Folk Wheel comes with them! Beads tend to vary according to availability.
For a closer look at each design, click on its thumbnail image
For a closer look at each design, click on its thumbnail image
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5" - $14.00
6" - $16.00
5" - $14.00
   7" - $18.00 
   7" - $18.00 
   7" - $18.00 
   8" -  $20.00 
Tree of Life - gray
5" - $14.00
   7" - $18.00 
   8" -  $20.00 
Celtic Cross - blue
5" - $14.00
   7" - $18.00 
   8" -  $20.00 
     Each "wheel" is meticulously hand crafted using quality cotton fabric, double sided satin ribbon,  and individually selected beads. They are made by heat-pressing an image onto a piece of fabric, which is then stretched over a wood embroidery hoop, embellished with ribbons and beads, and preserved and protected by several coats of "satin" decoupage finish. 

They come in a variety of diameters from 4" to 9", depending upon design, all signed and dated on the back. The sizes offered are the ones I generally make them in and usually have in stock, but there is some flexibility - if you'd like something in a size not available here, send me an email and I will try to accommodate you!
Compass, blue
Compass, green
Offered in 4" ONLY
4" $12.00
 Rowan
5" - $14.00
7" - $18.00 
Faerie
    5" - $14.00 
     7" -  $18.00 
    4" - $12.00