The Magical Number 7 - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

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The theme for this week's Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade is "The Magical Number 7."  Throughout the history of mankind, the number 7 has been seen as a number with special magical and / or spiritual significance.  Here are some examples:

  • The number 7 is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest.
  • Used 735 times in the Bible (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God's word. 
  • Seven circles form the symbol called “The Seed of Life”:  six circles symbolize the six days of creation and the central circle symbolizes the day of rest.
  • The number 7 is the sacred spiritual number, “the energy of the mystics."

 

Mexican Folk Art Bracelet, Tejana Collection, in Orange, Red and Blue Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry 

 

The number 7 is found throughout daily life in many different ways:

  • Isaac Newton identified the seven colors of the rainbow as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
  • There are seven days in a week and seven notes to the diatonic scale.
  • The opposite sides of a dice always equal the number seven when added.
  • It is common superstition that saying the word “seven” is bad luck at a craps table. Players refer to the number seven as “it”. Some players may even refer to seven as “the devil.”
  • Seven is the number of dwarfs in the fairy tale, Snow White: Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy.
  • Roy Sullivan (1912 –1983), a U.S. park ranger in Virginia, was hit by lightning seven times and survived them all.

 

 

Rustic Boho Dark Copper Earrings with Red Coral and Rhyolite, Earthy Pink, Red, and Brown Stones Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet

 

Even more interesting facts about the number 7:

  • In Japan there are Seven Lucky Gods who sail in a ship called Takarabune.  They arrive in town every New Year and give gifts to all good people.  Children will often receive red envelopes decorated with the Takarabune. Inside they find gifts of money.  
  • In Hindu weddings, the bride and groom walk around the holy fire seven times while a priest reads mantras.  After they have walked around the fire seven times, they take seven steps together and recite a vow for each step.  
  • There are seven Cherokee clans.  On the Cherokee flag, the seal is surrounded by seven yellow seven-pointed stars.  A black star in the corner represents all those who died on the Trail of Tears.
  • Seven people have been beheaded privately on Tower Green within the walls of the Tower of London, Anne Boleyn being the most famous.
  • Nitrogen (N) has the atomic number 7

 

As you might have guessed by now, the choices for this week's blog post are the seventh item in the artist's IndieMade shop.  All of the items are handmade and most are one of a kind creations  I hope you enjoy these featured items and will visit the shops of the artists for even more handmade beauties.

 

 

Hand Knit Merino Wool Fingerless Gloves in Cranberry and Charcoal Blend, Celtic Knot Handmade by Nancy's Knots, Lace and More

 

 

Diamond Shaped Wire Earrings with Dangling Bead Link Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories

 

 

Copper Butterfly Wing, 1 Pair, Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign 

 

 

Black or White Scottie Dog, Westie Terrier Key Fob / Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

 

 

Mookaite Earrings with Lampwork Glass in Dark Yellow and Red Handmade by LInda of Linda Landig Jewelry

 

"Storm of Life" Original Painting, 16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas Handmade by Jacki of ChristieCottage

 

 

"Heart of Space" Multi-Colored Dichroic Fused Glass Heart Pendant Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

 

 

Valentines Frosted Pink Lampwork Glass and Fuchsia Crystals Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful handmade items and learning something about the significance of the number 7 through history and in daily life.  If you enjoyed the post, please leave a comment - it will make my day and the artists featured.  And any promo will also be greatly appreciated.

 

SHADOW DOG DESIGNS
Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
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Comments

Lucky seven!

How lucky it is to be able to enjoy these beautiful treats! The seventh item is certainly a good one! Thanks so much for sharing all the exceptional handmade work!

Thanks!

Thanks Catherine for a fun post! All these items will be shared on my blog tomorrow with each item's tweet for new tweets

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Spectacular Seven

Thanks for sharing my earrings. As usual your posts is facinating!

Thank you!

Having been born in the 7th month, this is one of my favorite numbers. ;-)

Thank you for including my Scottie dog key fobs in this interesting blog post. Have pinned each item and shared the post.

Significance of 7

I had no idea of all the different superstitions about the number 7. Very entertaining post as always, and thank you for including my orange Tejana bracelet.

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