DesertTalismans

Sacred Adornments :: Artifacts of the Desert Dreamtime

Placitas, New Mexico On Etsy since 2008

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DesertTalismans

Sacred Adornments :: Artifacts of the Desert Dreamtime

Placitas, New Mexico | 1,122 Sales

Announcement    New! A lightweight lariat Spirit Beads necklace is in my website shop! Find it at deserttalismans.com or scroll down the shop page for the link...and go to deserttalismans on Instagram for the most current updates. All new items will be appearing from here forward in my website shop.

Desert Blessings,
Dawn

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Last updated on Nov 17, 2020

New! A lightweight lariat Spirit Beads necklace is in my website shop! Find it at deserttalismans.com or scroll down the shop page for the link...and go to deserttalismans on Instagram for the most current updates. All new items will be appearing from here forward in my website shop.

Desert Blessings,
Dawn

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About DesertTalismans

Sales 1,122
On Etsy since 2008

A sharp-edged and unconventional beauty

The desert has always called me.

I work with the textures, shapes, and colors of desert places, making talismans that are to be touched and worn as a connection to the desert in daily life. I create artifacts that honor the spiritual quality of the desert and hold that energy within them.

I see beauty in quiet things, worn things, weathered things...bones, rusted metal, spines. Earth and stone. The ever-changing clear light, the long horizons. All of these translate into my creations and give my talismans shape, but on a deeper level it is the spirit within the land that informs my work.

These pieces are born of tranquil days in the small sunwashed studio in my home. For over 20 years, it has been my center place, a sanctuary where I can watch the progress of the sun and seasons, the weather, and the many birds and animals that live here. I've seen snakes, jackrabbits, hawks, owls, coyotes, roadrunners, even bobcats from my studio windows which are almost always open to the high desert air.

My talismans are a part of my spiritual path and each one that I make is infused with blessing energy, made to honor the earth and the desert I love. Each piece is like a stitch between the worlds, helping to bring together and balance all in wholeness and beauty. They exist as points in a network of light and are intended to be conduits for beneficial spiritual energy to the wearer.

While my spiritual path can best be described as shamanic, it goes beyond any one tradition. Put simply, it is about working with energy and the communion between the dimensions of the spiritual world and our physical one.

My home and studio are ceremonial, sacred space. It is where I keep close to the spirit world, feel the gentle presence of the ancestors, and walk the spiritual path I have been on for over a quarter of a century. I smudge almost daily with burning sage, copal, cedar, or palo santo which helps create a beautiful energy in which to work.

+++ DON'T FORGET TO VISIT MY MAIN WEBSITE AND SHOP! You will find much more over there including complete news updates, photos, and blog. The link is just below. +++

Shop members

  • Dawn Wilson-Enoch

    Owner, Talisman-Maker, Photographer, Package Designer, Shipper

    I'm a lover of desert places, a creator of talismans, a bridger of worlds, a desert dweller. I live on desert light. My home and studio, shared with my cats Zia and Jasper, is in Northern New Mexico.

  • Jasper

    Studio Assistant

    A new member of our family, this little guy was adopted along with his sister, Zia, last year from Animal Humane. He's a sturdy friend and dedicated lap cat.

  • Zia

    Materials Inspection

    Named for one of the nearby Pueblos, Zia is small but very bright and inquisitive, and is the main reason I can no longer keep jewelry materials in the open. She was adopted along with her brother, Jasper, from Animal Humane last year.

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2018
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Custom and personalized orders

CUSTOM ORDERS: My work is one of a kind and I do not accept any custom orders, including requests to recreate previously sold items.

SORRY, NO RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED

Sizing details

The size of each item is given at the bottom of each listing. The only variations in size are for rings that are adjustable. See the listings for details.

Care instructions

Care instructions are provided at the bottom of each listing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are giftwrapped and carefully packaged for shipping. My packaging is a work of art in itself! It is almost entirely comprised of recycled and reusable material, and is stamped with designs I carved myself which are based upon ancient Southwestern rock art.

Wholesale availability

Sorry, wholesale is not available at this time.

Copyright

All items and images in the Desert Talismans shop are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form, or in any medium, without the written permission of Dawn Wilson