Saturday, November 14, 2015

DIVINING PENDULUM GIVEAWAY for YULE & Winter Solstice - Witch, Wiccan and Pagans

Camille Eichorn -- you are the random winner of the diving pendulum!!! Please send me a message or comment (it will NOT be published) of the address you wish me to mail the pendulum too!!! :D Congratulations!  I will mail out the pendulum the first week of January (if I receive your address!)  (after the holidays) with tracking .
BLESSED YULE and Happy Winter Solstice! Thought it was high time I did a giveaway for all my friends in the Witch and Pagan communities.  Simply COMMENT below this post to be included in the free giveaway (I WILL ship overseas)(If you don't want your comment to be seen, put "don't publish" in the comment as I know some witches and pagans are not "OUT OF THE BROOM CLOSET" yet and I have all comments set to moderation) .  If you would like to JOIN my blog, I would love it!! but it's not required to enter the giveaway.  Winner will be by random draw.  I will do an announcement posting of the winner on December 20th and will message the winner for their address, if they do not respond in 7 days, I will draw another name -- so please check back between Dec. 21-Dec. 27).  

The winner will receive the handmade pendulum above.  It contains natural gemstones and a 925 silver chain.  This pendulum is approximately 13.5 inches long (roughly 34 centimeters) from tip to tip.  If you haven't ever used one there are several tutorial videos online and printables you can use as "maps" to get answers. "Maps" for divining are easy to find (there are  many online).  Here is one quick LINK .

(sorry, NO person I've actually talked to face-to-face is eligible to win - everyone else is fair game in the random draw. )

I will mail this pendulum in a little velvet bag.  It has not been charged and as with all the tools such as wands, amulets, and pendulums that I create, I make them while feeling no strong emotions.  I believe that aids in keeping them energy free and makes charging them easier.

This pendulum was made with:
*Snowflake Obsidian (the actual pointy pendulum) - a neutral protective stone known for amplifying clairvoyance while also providing protection against deceit
*.925 real silver chain - awareness and clarity - alchemists attributed silver directly to the female deities (Rosicrucian attribute it to Artemis, Renaissance alchemists to Diana, and Arabic alchemists invoked Manat when working with silver
*Smoky Quartz (there are 4 small pieces): an anchor, an intensely protective stone against negative energy
*Amazonite (the bluish green stone): calms the mind, removes negative energy
*Labradorite (the flat round dark stone): most consider it the most powerful of mystic stones aiding in the separation of earthly and ethereal realms and aiding in psychic development
*Natural Agate (the larger stone):  inner stability and clear unbiased judgment
*The crescent moon and pentacle charm and all metal findings (other than the chain) are made of alloy

Just a reminder, anyone is permitted to sell their Gothic, Witch, Pagan, Steampunk, Halloween items and advertise on my Facebook sales group JUJU CRAFTS

Monday, November 9, 2015

Making Witch Wands with 20 Year Old Green Eyed Salina, my eldest cat

Almost 20 years ago, my husband saved a tiny kitten by running off several children who had her pinned in the lower branches of a pine tree and were hitting her with large sticks.  We were so enraptured with her bright jade green eyes we never even bothered trying to find her original home.  She immediately joined our family and took over as nanny to our son.  Should I ever raise my voice to "her baby boy" I was immediately disciplined.  Once she even jumped and clawed my back.  I could get upset at other things, other people, even my husband (we did an experiment) and she didn't mind, just as long as I always had my emotions in check when dealing with our son.  She's never taken much interest in my crafting, whether I was knitting, paper crafting or making jewelry.  So today, when she came over, lay on the table and pulled a Lilac wood core wand that I was making for a Pagan friend under her head, (maybe I should research what Kyanite and Amethyst  does for kitties)  it was too darling to pass up, it was definitely time for a photo shoot.  I'm not sure the lady who ordered this wand is going to get it :) Salina its quite attached to it.

 Whenever I moved items around on the table she would pull this one specific wand back over toward her.  She had no interest in the other wand or items on the table, not even the twine.

I asked her if this wand "was her favorite", this was the look I got.  Says everything doesn't it?


 I was glared at when I suggested I should move it.  Looks like this wand order is going to take a little longer to fulfill.