The Number 3 for Good Fortune - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade




From time immemorial, the number 3 has played an important part in everyday human life.  Three is considered the fundamental number, a synthesis of 1 and 2 representing the unity of heaven and earth.  Number 3 points to the intellectual and spiritual order, the divine qualities in the cosmos and in people. It is often viewed as a number of good fortune. In numerology, people with a number 3 personality are optimistic, creative curious, good-natured and helpful.  But they may also be naive and proud, with a tendency to exaggerate and give promises easily.


I was most interested in the “creative” part since so many of my friends are artists, working in many varied mediums.  I don’t know if the artists featured in this week’s Wonderful Handmade Wednesday have number 3 personalities, but they all definitely have a creative streak.  Below are the third item (as of when I wrote this post) in each artist’s shop.  I have also included fascinating, at least to me (because I am always curious, perhaps?), facts about the number 3 as they pertain to various cultures and to science.




Soft Olive and Navy Merino Wool Hand Knit Women's Shoulder Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More



Three is the number of the divine and is sacred in many religions:


  • In the Christian faith, the number 3, symbolized by the Trinity (Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer), means wholeness.
  • In Zoroastrianism there are three ethical principles: Humata - to think good; Hukhta - to speak good; and, Huveshta - to act good.
  • To the ancient Celts, Brigid is the Triune goddess, representing the three primary vocaions of Celtic society: healing, poetry and smith-crafting.
  • From the Buddhist tradition, comes “The Triple Gem” or “The Three Jewels,” which is the Buddha (the enlightened one), the Dhamma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community of followers).
  • Taoist believe in the Great Triad:  Heaven, Human and Earth
  • The holy mantra Om includes three letters (AUM) signifying three different states of development:  morality, concentration and wisdom




Mexican Earrings with Sterling Silver Spiral Hand and Colorful Casilica Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry 



  • The Number 3 is the number of good fortune:  “third time lucky.”
  • The Pythagoreans taught that the number three was the first true number.
  • Three is the first number that forms a geometrical figure – the triangle.
  • Three was considered the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding.
  • The Borromeam Rings are three rings that are interlocked.  If any single ring is removed, the two remaining rings will fall apart. This has been used as a symbol of “strength in unity” for centuries in many parts of the world.





Dog Paw Print Key Fob / Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



  • There are three primary colors:   red, blue and yellow
  • Do, Fa, and Sol are considered the three most important notes in music
  • The three divine principles: light, heat, and life.
  • The three types of universe: matter, astral (mental) and spirit.
  • The three types of matter are animal, vegetable, and mineral.



"Elfin Magic" Green and White Dichroic Glass Post Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



  • In tales throughout history, heroes and heroines are often offered three choices or three tests. They overcome difficulties on the third try.
  • Oak, ash, and thorn were called the fairy triad of trees. Where they grow together,it is still said that fairies live.
  • The Triple Moon / The Triple Goddess shows her three aspects as maiden, mother and crone.
  • If you catch a leprechaun and set him free, the Leprechaun will grant you three wishes.  
  • An old superstition from Great Britain states that it is lucky to find three whole grains in a loaf of bread.

I hope you enjoy the third item from each of these Indiemade shops.  Anyone will be lucky, indeed, to be gifted with one of the artisan handmade items.


Aqua, Teal and Turquoise Hand Knit Fingerless Gloves with Crocheted Cuff and Sides Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage 



Wire Wrapped Red Agate Bracelet Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Red, Gold and Brown Cermic Ammonite Pendant Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



Crocheted Skirt Swimsuit Coverup, Choose Color, Handmade by Chelle of Creations by Chelle



Golden Quartz and Sodalite Petite Drop Earrings with Copper Wire Wrap Earrings Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet




Graceful Goddess Copper Charms, 1 pair, Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign



Metallic Violet Copper Teardrop Earrings with Violet Opal Czech Glass and Amehtyst Satin Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 



I hope you have enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Great post

Very interesting. I know some of the number three things but not all of them. Great post. Thank you for including my bracelet, Catherine. Shared.

Such beautiful content and

Such beautiful content and treasures! Thank you for including my olive and navy shawl.


Beautiful Selections!

It looks like I'm the 3rd to comment today :-) Thanks very much for including my paw print key fob in this week's post! Have pinned each item.

Cool post

Tweeted all Pinned and tweeted some

Back again to do that

Thanks Catherine!


Spiritual Number 3

That is the one I am concentrating on today. So interesting to see all of your discoveries of the number 3 and how it is woven into the fabric of our lives. Thank you for all of your hard work, and for including my Mexican earrings too. Shared.

Thanks so much for including

Thanks so much for including my Crocheted Skirt Swimsuit Coverup item! Really interesting insight regarding the number 3!

I enjoyed this post about the

I enjoyed this post about the significance of three in our lives, creativity, spirituality, and culture. Choosing g the third item I. The featured Indiemade shops was a clever way to create a lovely collection. Thanks for including my golden quartz earrings.

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