Merry meet everyone!  I just wanted to brag on myself just a tad today on my latest bracelet project I completed.  I recently purchased and read "Paganism: An introduction to Earth centered religions" by Joyce and River Higginbotham. 

It's a good book for beginners like me who are starting their journey down a new path.  It's basically an overview of the main principals of the faith, the holidays, a little history, and a few meditations and magickal workings for you to practice. 

One project that's listed in the book is to make a necklace (obviously I chose to make it a bracelet instead) that is a reminder for you that you are connected to the Earth and the elements, as well as to remind you to open yourself up to the magick around us all.  Each bead represents something different.  I used: Agate for Earth, citrine for air, a pearl for water, and a small basalt (lava rock) bead for fire. I also used an agate bead that's been dyed purple for spirit, a pink bead (I forgot what it was, I bought it a while back lol) to represent connectedness with everything, and goldstone to represent my openness to magick.

I used black and white string to represent the balance of the light and dark halves of life, and tied 9 knots at the beginning and end of the bracelet as well as 3 in between each bead. (I used square knots because they just look cool.) 

As you are making this, the book instructs you to meditate on the the meaning of each bead and the entire [bracelet] too once you're finished. 

Anywho, I just wanted to show it off, and wonder if anyone else had read this book and done this as well.  I've been wanting to make this for a while, but only just recently finished gathering the beads I wanted.  (Also I didn't have any incense either lol.  You need to cleanse each bead first with the elements.)

Blessed be my friends!  Have a wonderful day.  )O(

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Comment by Holly Dittfurth on March 7, 2014 at 18:08

Thank you Ivy.  I'm sure your bracelet will be gorgeous :)  I wish I had a kiln too.  I took an art class back in high school and got to make a few pottery pieces using the school's kiln, it was fun. 


Comment by Ivy on March 6, 2014 at 5:19

The bracelet looks lovely! and you've inspired me to follow suit....i've been meaning to make my own beads using clay...i just have to find a place that will fire them for me (i wish i had a kiln!).  Once i have the beads made i'll try to turn it into a bracelet as lovely as yours :)

Comment by Holly Dittfurth on January 18, 2014 at 0:00

Thanks! :)

Comment by MoonCrone on January 17, 2014 at 21:51

Wow, that's very pretty.  Thank you for sharing xx

Comment by Holly Dittfurth on January 17, 2014 at 10:38

I got most of them from the Michael's craft store in town, and the agate (dyed purple) stones I got from a local hobby shop in town.

Comment by Moon Beam on January 17, 2014 at 6:39

Where did you get all the beads to make it?

Comment by Holly Dittfurth on January 16, 2014 at 22:56

Thanks Sara, that means a lot! :)  There aren't a whole lot of crafts in the book, actually there are two - this bracelet/necklace one and a 'beliefs braid'.  I haven't done that one yet.  The majority of the exercises listed in the book are meditations and mental in nature, if that makes any sense lol.  But it's a great book for beginners.

Comment by Ms. Witch(Sara) on January 16, 2014 at 14:51

This is beautiful Holly! Are there a lot of crafts listed in the book? You can make your own incense on the cheap usually. We will have to chat about that next time we talk. I am so proud of you for using your craft to make something that reflects your beliefs and will always be special to you. blessings!

Comment by Holly Dittfurth on January 16, 2014 at 11:41

Thank you! :)

Comment by Moon Beam on January 16, 2014 at 6:38

very beautiful!


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