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Jewelry!
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:09:08 pm »
I am NOT a jewelry-maker. At all. I purchased this piece...but I didn't know where else to put a thread where we could share new or favorite pieces. So here goes:



I saw this at the booth of a vendor at NYC's Pagan Pride festival today, and it called out to me. It's simple--a big, black glass bauble (from something called the Sonora Witchcraft Market, apparently) turned into a necklace by mounting a medallion to the back. Flip it over, and there's a pentagram of protection.

I thought, "This will be awesome to wear when I'm reveling in the presence of Night"--my most sorcerous deity, a dark god of the unknown and the underworld. A good necklace for new moons and the winter solstice; you can bet I'll be wearing it for this year's Up All Night.

Thinking I should wear it for the upcoming new moon, I googled when that would be once I got home with it. It turns out, the exact moment of the new moon was within an hour of when I bought the necklace. I'm taking that as an auspicious sign.

So what are your newest or favorite pieces, particularly pagan-related? Show us your bling!
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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 11:46:36 pm »
I saw this at the booth of a vendor at NYC's Pagan Pride festival today, and it called out to me. It's simple--a big, black glass bauble (from something called the Sonora Witchcraft Market, apparently) turned into a necklace by mounting a medallion to the back. Flip it over, and there's a pentagram of protection.

Nice! I've seen something similar used as a wearable scrying piece.

A bit of an aside, but I wonder if that's The Sonora Market, Mercado Sonora, in Mexico City. That place is high on my witchy travel bucket list.

So what are your newest or favorite pieces, particularly pagan-related? Show us your bling!

You might appreciate my newest addition, purchased from a neighboring vendor at a small Ren Faire.  I managed to ignore its siren song for a good two hours, but in the end, it came home with me. The hilt is sterling wire wrap with a smokey quartz 'blade'.  It has an interesting energy about it, a bit edgier and more strongly liminal than is usual for smokey quartz (perhaps fitting considering the setting).  I suspect it's going to get a lot of wear for all of threshold work that I'll be doing between now and Yule.

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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 12:49:55 am »
You might appreciate my newest addition

Heck yeah! Work that sword imagery!

Not sure if it's what you intended, but at a glance, it reads as a cross. Which might be useful in some situations, not so much in others. But then, as we've discussed, some knights used their swords as improvised crosses as needed.
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The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 09:36:38 am »
Heck yeah! Work that sword imagery!

Not sure if it's what you intended, but at a glance, it reads as a cross. Which might be useful in some situations, not so much in others. But then, as we've discussed, some knights used their swords as improvised crosses as needed.

It is distinctly cruciform and you are correct, it will not be useful in some situations.

I have some very specific circumstances in mind for when it's going to be worn for workings - instances where the multiplicity of the symbol will actually be a door opener or useful as a symbolic touchstone fo the spirits I'll be working with. For me, it's a case of knowing the audience and speaking in a language that they can understand. Most of the human spirits (and living concerned parties) that I work with are more likely to recognize, be drawn to, and find meaning in a symbolic cross than in the other pieces that I typically wear.  If it works well for the intent that I have in mind, great.  If not, I have a piece that I love and will wear for its own sake.
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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 10:13:07 am »

So what are your newest or favorite pieces, particularly pagan-related? Show us your bling!

This is my current favourite piece - points for working out what it is and who it represents  ;D



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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 01:41:30 pm »
This is my current favourite piece - points for working out what it is and who it represents  ;D


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The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 02:01:41 pm »
This is my current favourite piece - points for working out what it is and who it represents  ;D



Corona Borealis, naturally ;)

My cornicello recently broke after a very rough 3-day stretch at work, I think it had just given out on all it could do to keep mal'occhio away that week. But, I used that unfortunate turn as an excuse to get the cimaruta pentacle I'd been eyeing on Amazon for over a year.


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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 02:52:54 pm »
The Pleiades?

Close!  It is a constellation :)

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 02:56:41 pm »
Corona Borealis, naturally ;)

My cornicello recently broke after a very rough 3-day stretch at work, I think it had just given out on all it could do to keep mal'occhio away that week. But, I used that unfortunate turn as an excuse to get the cimaruta pentacle I'd been eyeing on Amazon for over a year.



You know your stars!  Yes Corona Borealis or Caer Arianrhod in the Welsh mythology.

I've never seen a cimaruta pentacle before - very unusual and I can see why you had your eye on it.  I had one of Raven Grimassi's Cimaruta pendants years ago.

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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 07:42:19 pm »
Show us your bling!

I just stumbled across this site. I don't own one of these owl rings; I doubt I ever will, cuz, y'know, other priorities with my disposable income.

But DAMN.

https://elinagleizer.com/collections/owls

(She's even got different *species* of owls on her rings)
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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 09:37:23 am »
(She's even got different *species* of owls on her rings)

It's off topic for this thread so I need to PM you about a friend of a friend who apparently has 2 pet owls!
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 12:55:42 pm »
I just stumbled across this site. I don't own one of these owl rings; I doubt I ever will, cuz, y'know, other priorities with my disposable income.

But DAMN.

https://elinagleizer.com/collections/owls

(She's even got different *species* of owls on her rings)


On no! I m really tempted by some of those.....

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Re: Jewelry!
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 01:16:24 pm »
I just stumbled across this site. I don't own one of these owl rings; I doubt I ever will, cuz, y'know, other priorities with my disposable income.

But DAMN.

https://elinagleizer.com/collections/owls

(She's even got different *species* of owls on her rings)

I've seen her work before, it's breathtaking!
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