Serene sounding Vegvisir glass wind chime made from a high fired white stoneware pottery 2000F.
This hand rolled 3 inch disc (8cm) was carved with the sacred Icelandic Runic symbol, the Vegvisir compass, fired, then glazed with various glazes to give the impression of stonework and fired once again.
Five strands of translucent fused and stained Bronze glass are decorated with Swarovski crystal glass beads, acrylic beads, glass crystal, clear quartz crystal chips and a larger Bronzite stone bead. The chime terminates in a glass and travertine marble mosaic square that I created.
Total length from top of hook to bottom is 16.5 inches long (42 cm). The hook is made of chainmail rings and steel.
*Each creation I make is unique and one of a kind, the photo above is what you will receive. Intensity of color may differ from a pc monitor to a smartphone.*
It is a Norse protection symbol, which has a deep meaning. The Icelandic word literally means ‘guidepost’ or ‘direction sign’. In modern popular culture the Vegvísir is often called Runic Compass or See the Way. It is often associated with the Viking Age, which is not correct: this symbol is from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’). The origin of this type of witchcraft is difficult to ascertain: to some extent it derives from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism, but also has a few connections with the ancient Germanic runic tradition. Vegvísir was drawn on one’s forehead with blood to prevent a person from getting lost.