11 Feb 2016
in Art, Brighid
Tags: auction, black salt, Brighid, flash sale, goddess, Imbolc, pagan, pentagram, recycled, sari yarn, spiritual, The Healer's Touch
So this beauty is ending in just about two hours, and I’m shocked that it’s had just two bids. The current high bid is just $40, and this set by The Healer’s Touch easily has a value of $100.
I’ve been really busy this past week, catching up on chores, getting a pile of packages ready to ship out by Monday, and being forced to rest after pushing myself too hard. We’re finally caught up on laundry and fairly well stocked with groceries, which is really nice. I’ve been working on some new protection talismans, and I am pretty smitten. These are all handmade on metal rings with recycled sari silk yarn. Some have highfired ceramic pendants attached, which can be used as essential oil diffusers. All have a wee vial of black salt with a twist-off top, so that you can empty and refill the vial when/if you choose to do so. I’m not quite done with these yet, but I’d love to hear what you think of my works in progress! The photo with multiple pieces shows some of the variety so far; the close-up is truer to the actual colors of this gorgeous rainbow sari yarn!
Pentagram Protection Talisman with Recycled Rainbow Sari Silk Yarn
Pentagram Protection Talismans with Recycled Rainbow Sari Silk Yarn
I also just realized that I hadn’t posted our Imbolc projects here. We were incredibly glad and grateful to be able to stash away some supplies to make Brighid’s crosses and dolls for the first time this year. You can see my first cross and our dolls below. My doll is on the left; AJ’s is on the right and makes me think of Janis Joplin channeling Brighid, hehe. Obviously the dolls aren’t very traditional, but we had fun with them and these were wonderful bonding experiences, with the Lady and one another. As soon as I have some spare energy to devote to them, I’m planning to decorate my crosses a wee bit with some of this lovely sari yarn.
Brighid’s Crosses for Imbolc
Brighid Dolls for Imbolc
It is my hope that I’ll be able to get some new jewelry posted in the coming days, as well as adding the first batch of pentagram talismans to my shop. In the meantime, there’s a flash sale happening now! You can find more info here. I generally post to Facebook and Instagram fairly quickly when I have new goodies, and I try to post here regularly as well.
Thanks so much for your support!
01 Feb 2015
in Brighid, Holidays, On the Cheap
Tags: Brighid, deal, flash sale, gratitude, holidays, Imbolc, Pacific Northwest, pagan, sale, simple pleasures, special, The "Home" Project
February begins with Imbolc — which, to me, is all about new life, new beginnings, and gratitude for the little things that bring us joy. So I decided to share something that I’m grateful for each day this month, and I invite you to share what you’re grateful for in the comments for each of these daily posts on my Facebook page, or right here on the blog. (If you’re on FB, your interaction with my posts goes a long way to help boost my signal to the feeds of other page fans!)
Today, I am incredibly grateful to have woken up with an empty sink. I was exhausted but still managed to empty the sink before bed. This can be tough thanks to chronic back pain and illness — especially when I’d much rather be working on jewelry! — but I’ve been working hard to stay on top of it. I’m incredibly grateful and a wee bit proud of the fact that I’ve done a pretty good job of it since we moved in. (AJ would help, but the poor guy’s dealing with a flare-up of an old hand injury and I won’t let him.)
A lot of my gratitude right now has to do with the amazing help we’ve received on our journey to finding and making a real home. Our dishes came from the dollar store, the storage containers from the grocery store, and everything else in this photo was purchased via our Amazon wish list. Since your support has led to every single purchase we’ve made in our new home, YOU all helped make this possible. Thank you so much, from the bottom of both of our hearts!
Much love and a blessed Imbolc to you!
(PS: There is a flash sale happening in my shop right now! Save 20% on everything through tomorrow night.)
16 Jul 2014
in Art, Brighid, Handmade Jewelry
Tags: aventurine, Baubles & Blessings, beaded necklace, blessedbaubles, Brighid, Brigid, calcite, carnelian, Celtic, crystal pearl, Esther Remmington, fire, goddess, golden, knotwork, OOAK, pagan, Swarovski, The "Home" Project
The pendant, featuring Brighid Herself, was made by Esther Remmington Fantasy Art from a tiny archival quality print of her original art.
The necklace features golden Swarovski crystal pearls, faceted aventurine beads in multiple shades and sizes, rich carnelian in two sizes, large golden calcite beads, golden Swarovski crystal pearls, silver plated spacers and pewter Celtic knot beads.
04 Jul 2014
in Brighid, Handmade Jewelry
Tags: art, aventurine, Baubles & Blessings, blessedbaubles, Brighid, Brigid, Celtic, Esther Remmington, fire, goddess, golden, green, healing, luck, Swarovski
This piece was made during a shift tending Brighid’s Flame. The pendant, featuring Brighid Herself, was made by Esther Remmington Fantasy Art from a tiny archival quality print of her original art.
The necklace features golden Swarovski crystal pearls, tiny faceted green glass crystals, faceted aventurine beads and shimmery dark gold Preciosa seed beads.
Aventurine is generally considered a stone of luck. It can be helpful for dreamwork and maintaining a positive state of mind. Green aventurine is a calming stone, helpful in bringing about inner peace. It has wonderful healing energy, useful for ailments of the eyes and lungs. Use green aventurine to balance the heart or third eye chakras. This is an all-around wonderful stone, helpful in so many ways!
07 May 2014
in Art, Brighid, Supporting Other Businesses
Tags: Baubles & Blessings, blessedbaubles, Brighid, Brighid's cross, Celtic, handmade, Ravyn's Nest, small business, trinket box
Hubby and I recently received a care package from a very sweet friend, and this darling Brighid’s cross trinket box from Ravyn’s Nest — thoughtfully painted and lined with some of my favorite colors — was included for me. I was (and still am) quite touched. While Ravyn has not posted on her FB page recently and her shop says that she is not taking custom orders at the moment, she does have quite a few lovely pieces listed. ♥
01 May 2014
in Brighid, Energy Work
Tags: Baubles & Blessings, blessedbaubles, Brighid, Brigid, candle, Celtic, flame, flamekeeping, goddess, Kildare, pagan, sacred fire
Brighid’s Flame is incredibly sacred for many of Her people, whether they be nuns, priests, priestesses, flamekeepers, Her children, devotees… My husband and I, both devotees of Brighid, have a wee candle lit from a candle that was lit from a candle which was lit from Her Flame in Kildare in Ireland. It is said that Her Flame is held in the wick of every candle lit from it.
We would love to share our bit of Her Flame with you. This service includes shipping you a wee candle (a Chanukah candle, a little bigger than a large birthday candle) lit from ours. We/I will also say a prayer for you while lighting your candle, and then burn a tealight candle for you on our altar. This will be done on Sundays, during our flamekeeping shifts or on other holy days.
We aren’t doing this to capitalize on our goddess or turn a profit — we’re just asking for a few dollars to cover our supplies and as an energy exchange, a small gift for a gift.
At least $2 of each $5 purchase from this listing will be added directly to our moving fund. You can read more about what else I’m doing to get us to the Pacific Northwest here. I plan on offering actual handmade and decorated candles once we have found our way to the Pacific Northwest and are no longer in transition.