A beautiful coin from Belarus
I started the journey into coin jewelry by first discovering the fun of collecting coins from around the world. Often I would find something special, it was a fun treasure hunt.
This coin from Belarus celebrates a tradition of Europe, Candlemas. Some celebrate with a festival of lights (candles)
It is celebrated on February 2nd, at the darkest time of winter.
For others it is either a Christian or Jewish tradition.
Regardless, this coin is a beautiful design and rather rare. Belarus only issued 3,000 of these coins in total, and I have made 3 of them into coin Jewelry.
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I always say there is a story to go with every coin. This one I love. When I worked at my local Humane Society, I went to a conference for Animal Shelters. One of the speakers indicated that if we could teach every cat to reach out and touch people, they would all get adopted. Problem solved!
It turns out that many people melt when a cat reaches out to them, and adopt the cat that "chose them." When I share the story, I often got confirmation from people that this had happened to them too. The pose on this coin always makes me remember all this and brings a smile to my day.
If you aren't aware, Stroma is a small unoccupied island off the northern coast of Scotland. No humans have lived there for over 50 years. I have read that this series of cat coins are actually "fantasy" coins sold to help raise money for the feral cat population that still lives there.
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This is such a fun design for a coin, and I am so glad I was able to find some of these to paint! Tuvalu isn't exactly a big source of coins, with less than 12,000 total population and out somewhere in the South Pacific between Hawaii and Australia.
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I love this coin from Cyprus, such a beautiful design and such a delight for me to paint it. Please watch the video and enjoy!
You can find it to purchase in my Etsy Shop: Click Here
For close to a decade, I have been fostering underage kittens for my local Humane Society. They can be as young as a day or two old, and then I foster them until they are old enough to be adopted at about 8 weeks old.
This is a slide show of many of my fosters, and I hope you enjoy seeing all these cuties!