"So let the world go, but hold fast to joy." - May Sarton
Throughout history, salty sailors believed that a tattoo of eight letters on their knuckles that read "Hold Fast" would bring them good luck and improve their grip while pulling on the rigging during storms and rough weather. Sailors are a superstitious lot, and they had rituals, piercings, and tattoos to ward off many types of evil. "Hold Fast" represents the defense of one's position securely in action, or to hold firmly to your beliefs and values, never wavering from your truth.
The Scottish tartan tradition uses yellow to symbolize crops, golden harvest, or home. Certainly, your home, and the hard work to feed your family there, is something precious to hold fast to.
In honor of this determination, OHM offers this luminous glass tartan bead from the clan McCTRISH. HOLD FAST! Perhaps, as you slide this gorgeous bead upon your bracelet, you'll feel yourself running barefoot and forever young in a waving field of golden grain.