The Lucky Spider

I spoke with a man who loved his craft, creating jewelry out of stones and wire wrapping found objects. He had a story for every piece he selected. He said his wife was the business savvy one in the pair. She had a logical brain and could handle the numbers. He just liked to create.

When I glanced at her, she was telling a story about one of the pieces she had made. It was a rock spider with legs and details made from wrapped wire. It sounds cumbersome, but it was delicately beautiful. The story originated from a Christmas family experience of finding a spider in their freshly cut tree one year. It turned out to be a lucky spider and she wanted to give other’s the gift of luck. So, she made the Christmas Tree Spider.