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The Lucky Number 3 - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

I am not by nature a superstitious person, but I have a real affinity for the number 3 (even more for 33).  For centuries, it has been revered as a lucky number.  I also knew it had many, many religious connotations, such as the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in the Christian faith - St. Patrick used a shamrock to teach about the Holy Trinity.  It also describes the three attributes of God:  omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. In Hinduism, the number 3 represents the three gods:  Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; and Shiva, the destroyer.  The number 3 is very important in Buddhism and represents: the Buddha, the  historical Buddha Shakyamuni; the Dharma, the Buddhist body of teachings; and, the Sangha, the people who follow the teaching of the Buddha.

 

And here are just a few more of the symbolism of the number three that I found:  

  • Three is the first number that forms a geometrical figure – the triangle.
  • Three was considered the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding.
  • Three is the number of time: past, present, future; birth, life, death; beginning, middle, end
  • In many tales, heroes and heroines are often offered three choices or three tests. They overcome difficulties on the third try.
  • The Borromeam Rings are three rings that are interlocked and represent strength and unity.
  • Only three primary colors are needed to mix most other colors; red, yellow and blue.
  • Number three is lucky for Sagittarius (there you go - I'm a Sagittarian!).

And the list goes on and on . . .

Because the number 3 is considered a lucky number, I decided that this week's Wonderful Handmade Wednesday would feature the third item in the Indiemade shop of artist friends.  Who knows?  Maybe the artist will get lucky and the item will sell.  I certainly hope so!  Enjoy the following handmade beauties:

 

Paisley Shaped Leaf Copper Textured Component, 1 pair, Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign

 

 

"Sunny Side Up" Polka Dotted Dichroic Glass Fun Dangle Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

Goth Skull Pewter Drops and Lampwork Halloween and Day of the Dead Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

Heart Shaped Jasper Pendant on Silver Chain Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage

 

 

Rustic Boho Spiral Pendant in Brown Ceramic Handmade by Linda of LindaLandigJewelry

 

 

Gemstone Rainbow Earrings with Quartz Crystal Points and Sterling Silver Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles as My Feet

 

 

Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

 

 

Bronze Mykonos Boho Chandelier Earrings with Blue Czech Glass Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry

 

 

Autumn Splendor Colors Hand Knit Shawl Wrap in Wool /Silk / Polyamide Blend Handade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More

 

 

Blue and White Two Tone Large Hole Lampwork Nugget Bead with Cubic Zirconias Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these lucky handmade selections!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

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Comments

Lucky 3

What a fun post - I learned something about the number 3 in history and culture and saw some great handmade goods in the process. Thank you for featuring my rainbow gemstone earrings for your lucky number 3 collection.

Three is good!

Three is always a good number. It is a tripod and stability comes with three. These are wonderful finds and I think that no matter the number, the discoveries of every item in these shops will be sure to please!

Number 3

Number 3 brought up some beautiful Handmade items. Thank you!

Neat listings

Great listings.

Love all of these wonderful

Love all of these wonderful items, such rich colors. Thanks so much for including my wrap. All items shared and twitted.

Handmade beauties!

Thank you for including Penny and our Halloween ruffle! Have pinned each item. Happy sales to all!

Wonderful

I have tweeted post and all items and had the post as one of my tweets on today's Twitter Tree

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Thanks!

Magical Three

The number 3 is indeed lucky for me, 3 dogs, 3 cats at one time, 3rd marriage (TMI?). It all works for me, and I use the number 3 most often in jewelry for dangles, sometimes for multiple focal pieces. Catherine, you always choose such interesting pieces to feature, and I thank you for including my earrings.

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