Do you feel lucky, punk?

Well do you? No! I don’t! The answer is no, I don’t feel all that lucky. Something around here’s got to change, and I think I know what it is. I don’t have enough figas. I really don’t! I have just the one charm for a necklace, and one jade figa that hangs in my bathroom. Not early enough.

Oh what’s a figa? You ask.

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This here, these are my figas. Only in the brain of the gently paranoid and inexplicably superstitious would a life change come down to the closed fist charms, the figas. But that’s where I’m at right now.

Though I just remembered my jade figa fell and broke a while back, I crazy glued it together, but you think that has altered it’s powers? I’m only partially joking with this question. I am not, for the most part, a superstitious individual. Nor am I some hippy who believes in the regenerative powers of crystals or any of that nonsense. But this feeling, that maybe some little thing will help, still itches under my skin.

The figa is a Brazilian thing. My first one was given to me a long time ago. Along with a coral tooth charm. It brings luck, protection and fertility. All things I need now. Conclusion: I need more figas.

This is the one I want.

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I found it on 1stdibs.com via Polyvore but it’s no longer available. So I’m going to make one.

First I’ll showcase some other options out there. These two just do not have enough figas for my needs but reading about the Made With Love Project I like their cause to raise money through the production and sale of products to provide a fair income for women.IMG_2794.JPG

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The bracelets are $30 to 40 bucks. Very reasonable.

This bracelet from Wicked Magpie on Etsy is interesting because it’s identified as Peruvian.

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Also available on etsy are the figa charms in agate, ebony, jacaranda, and other materials that vary in price. To make my bracelet though, I think I will first check out the SF Hobby Co because of my preference to support local independent businesses. Side note, that’s why I never post links to Amazon and I try to avoid chain chainstore links too. But Etsy is the best internet hub of small business, so I do post to them. In case you were ever wondering.

Wish me luck!

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3 thoughts on “Do you feel lucky, punk?

  1. At first I thought when I saw the word “figa” – I thought it was a new slang term in a rap song somewhere LOL But that’s very interesting! I never knew that about figas. I’m not superstitious either, but I’m always the first one to jump when there’s a scary noise in the house…. #fail

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