History of Gaia's Handfasting In 2004 my husband and I were handfasted in an

extremely tight budget, but the day was beautiful. Upon returning to the encampment,
it was realized that I had forgotten to bring our handfasting cord from the hotel room
when I showered. We ended up using a piece of Celtic ribbon.
With my crafty background, it was then that I designed my first Handfasting cord and,
at my sister's recommendation, I sold it on Ebay. With a year of Ebay taking usually a
third of any income potential, I decided it was time to make my own website. On
Imbolc in 2006, Gaia's Handfasting was born.

Custom orders
Custom orders can take 4-12 weeks depending on materials used and alterations to
designs. I have made cords and had them in the couple's hands within 3 days. I can
give you a better time estimate once you contact me to initiate your order.


Length and width of cords I will happily make your handfasting cord(s) any length
you request. Finished Cords In Stock and custom cords without length request will
generally range from 4-6 feet in length. Width depends on the ribbons/cording used
in your design.

The design process Once you decide on the style and colors for your cord, I will
loosely put the cord together and take a picture to make sure you are happy with the
colors and style. If there are any changes that need to be made, I will rework the cord
and send you another picture. This will continue until you are satisfied with the look
of your cord. Once the cord is complete, I will send you a final picture when I mail the
cord out.

Shipping
We standardly ship USPS Priority Mail, 2-3 business days, with a charge of $9.00 for
shipping & handling. International shipping cost and times vary (Most countries,
$15.00). I gladly ship FexEx Overnight for last minute orders or USPS First Class if
you have planned ahead.

Gemstone meanings
moonstone - love, protection, youth, Moon, water element.
sunstone - protection, sexual energy, health, Sun, fire element.
amethyst - peace, healing, love, courage, happiness, Jupiter/Neptune, water element.
garnet - healing, protection, strength, Mars, fire element.
amber - luck, healing, strength, protection, beauty, love, Sun, fire/spirit element.
snowflake obsidian - protection, grounding, divination, peace, Saturn, fire element.
malachite - power, protection, love, peace, Venus, earth element.
watermelon tourmaline - love, friendship, balance, money, health, peace, courage,
Mars/Venus, fire/water element.
aventurine - mental powers, luck, money, peace, healing, Mercury, air element.
mother of pearl - protection, wealth, Moon/Neptune, water/spirit element.
carnelian - protection, sexual energy, peace, healing, courage, Sun, fire element.
turquoise - protection, courage, money, love, friendship, luck, healing,
Venus/Neptune, earth element.
topaz - love, money, healing, protection, Sun, fire element.
hematine - healing, grounding, divination, Saturn, fire element.
peridot - protection, health, wealth, Venus, earth element.
clear quartz - protection, healing, psychism, Sun/Moon, fire/water element.
rose quartz - peace, happiness, fidelity, stimulate love, Moon, water element.
jade - love, longevity, wisdom, prosperity, healing, Venus, water element.
lapis - fidelity, love, joy, healing,Venus, water element.
tiger's-eye - money, luck, protection, courage, Sun, fire element.

Other gemstones available by request.

Charms
Many of the charms are available in copper or gold by special order. Other charms
available by special order as well.
If you are looking for something not pictured,
just ask!
1. bear - pewter $5
2. butterfly - pewter $5
3. dolphin pair - pewter $5
4. dragon - pewter $5
5. rabbit - pewter DISCONTINUED
6. wolf - pewter $5
7. small trinity - Pictured out of stock, sm, $6 & lg $12 silver or pewter available
8. Celtic Friendship knot - silver $30
9. Lovers Celtic knot - silver $40
10. Double Hearts Knot Point - silver $15
10a. Double Hearts knot - silver $15
11. knot - silver $5
12. knot - gold $5
13. triskel - silver $35
14. Cernunnos - DISCONTINUED
15. ankh - silver $7
16. claddagh - silver $15 (sm claddagh available in brass $5)
17. four leaf clover - silver $9 (sm four leaf clover available in brass $5)
18. tree of life - pewter $7
18a. tree of life spiral - pewter $7
19. tree of life - pewter $7
20. infinity - $33
21. earth - DISCONTINUED
22. pentacle - silver $13 (sm pentacle available in copper $6)
23. ohm - silver $9
24. feather - pewter $3
25. chalice - DISCONTINUED
26. chalice DISCONTINUED
27. sm Celtic cross - pewter $7
28. cross - pewter $5
29. cross - pewter (gold) $5
30. lg Celtic cross - wood $5
31. lambda - DISCONTINUED
32. Never ending Celtic knot - silver $30
34. flower Goddess - pewter  $6
35. flower Goddess - pewter (gold) $6
36. Celtic Goddess - silver $20
37. Lg Celtic Goddess - silver $45
38. Lovers - silver $30
39. Norse wind God - DISCONTINUED
40. heart - silver $18
41. world heart - wood $5
42. heart - wood $5
43. moon - wood $5
44. sun -  DISCONTINUED
45. moon - pewter $5
46. sun - pewter $5
47. sun/moon - pewter $6
48. star of David - silver $12
49. Norse Viking God - DISCONTINUED
50. sm Pan - DISCONTINUED
51. Celtic knot heart - silver $25
52. Celtic knot - pewter - $5
53. yin yang bead - Pictured out of stock, sm silver charm available $8

Not pictured:
Turtle - pewter $9
Greenman - pewter $7
Sparrow - pewter $7
Spiral heart - pewter $9
Infinity - brass $12
Rune - pewter $9
Double Heart - brass $12
Frequently Asked Questions