Bast Cartouche Necklace

Inspired by the Goddess Bast (Bastet) of ancient Egypt! She began as the warlike lioness protector of Lower Egypt, but later became the more familiar house cat and protector of the home. Cats were sacred to her and many pets were mummified and placed in her care after death. She was also a Goddess of fertility, sex, and safe travel.

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The necklace features a pewter cat cartouche pendant (1 1/2 by 3/4 inches, not including bail) on a strand of golden cat’s eye, garnet, and carnelian with glittery faceted silver glass spacer beads. Necklace measures 25 inches in length. $47

As always, hold and layaway options are available! Check out my policies here and then send me a message through Etsy to set up terms.

I’m Back!

I was involved in a serious car accident back in August and so I haven’t been able to list new things in the shop or update here for a while. But I’m mending well now and can get back into my studio. So with no more ado:

Introducing animal spirit candles!

This project was born from my love of animals and draws from the mythology and symbolism associated with each to inspire the colors and scents.

Like all my candles, these are created using only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils (no fragrance oils) and each is made to order. They come in resealable glass jars and are available in three size options.

The current offerings are:

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Soy wax hand dyed gray-blue with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with brown, dark blue, and iridescent silver glitters. Scented with a blend of wild Scotch pine, red thyme, black pepper, cedarwood, helichrysum, vanilla, and vetiver—a musky, woodsy scent. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax hand dyed bright orange-red with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with red, burnt orange, and iridescent glitters. Scented with catnip, patchouli dark, helichrysum, myrrh, sweet orange, and vetiver—a sweet-and-musky scent that is both sensual and powerful. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax hand dyed purple-black with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with iridescent black and silver glitters. Scented with lavender, sage, patchouli, bergamot, fennel, and a touch of spearmint—a fresh, slightly sweet scent that evokes black wings and soaring flight. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax hand dyed light olive-green with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with green, brown, and iridescent gold glitters. Scented with patchouli dark, frankincense, myrrh, fennel, jasmine, and vetiver—a fresh, earthy, and mysterious scent. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax hand dyed deep burnt orange-red with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with burnt orange, black, and iridescent silver glitters. Scented with cassia bark, birch tar, black pepper, vanilla, and linalol basil—a hot, spicy-smoky scent. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax in a natural off-white with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with light blue, dark blue, copper, and brown glitters. Scented with camphor, cardamom, amyris, thuja, neroli, and vetiver—a fresh, slightly floral scent. $9, 12, 15

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Soy wax hand dyed dark chocolate-brown with a ½ inch wood wick, dusted with brown, light copper, and iridescent silver glitters. Scented with red thyme, amyris, thuja, bergamot, and patchouli—a musky, earthy scent. $9, 12, 15

Cat’s Protection I and II

In mythology and folklore, cats are often powerful, playful, and sensual—powerful protectors of those they love and fierce enemies to those who forget that cats have fangs and claws. In ancient Egypt, cat and lioness goddesses were among some of the most beloved and fearsome and housecats were thought to protect homes and families. In Norse mythology, the Vanic deity Freyja (Freya), whose domains were love, sex, and war, was drawn in a wain pulled by sacred cats.

Cat’s Protection Necklace:

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A long statement necklace with a cat’s eye gemstone pendant on a necklace of three strands braided together of cat’s eye chips. $40

Cat’s Protection II Necklace:

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Double-stranded necklace: the longer consists of a cat’s eye gemstone pendant on a strand of cat’s eye chips and rounds with green cat’s eye accents and the shorter contains five cat’s eye points on a stand of cat’s eye and green cat’s eye rounds. $44

As always, hold and layaways are available on these items. Just check out my policies and then send me a message on Etsy and we’ll work out a plan!

LAST CHANCE Jewelry

A few weeks ago, I decided not to relist several of my jewelry items and reduced the price. They’ll be leaving on 5/13 (this Friday) so if you’re interested in one of them, speak for them now!

Click on the links for full description and more pictures over on my etsy.

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As always, I’m happy to set up a hold or layaway for you if you want one of these pieces if you would like one of these items but don’t have the money now. You can see my policies here.

SALE: Playful Kitten

Over the weekend I added a sale section to my shop. I have several pieces that are coming up on their listing expirations that I’ve decided not to relist when they expire.

Hopefully they’ll find homes first!

Playful Kitten Bracelet:

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A sterling silver plated kitten-chasing-a-ball-of-yarn charm on a strand of Baltic amber chips, aventurine rounds, citrine nuggets, and lavender quartz rounds, with sterling silver plated faceted glass rondelle spacers.

Measures 7 1/2 inches in diameter and strung on professional quality stretch cord with the knots hidden. Was $24, now $19

I made this bracelet right after welcoming two shelter kittens into my life. I designed it to try to capture in both the fun color palate and in the metaphysical meaning of the stones that curiosity and wonder with which kittens face the world.

Hold and layaway are available on this item in accordance with my policies here. And you can check out my other SALE items here.

SALE: Solar Cat Bracelet

Over the weekend I added a sale section to my shop. I have several pieces that are coming up on their listing expirations that I’ve decided not to relist when they expire.

Hopefully they’ll find homes first!

Solar Cat:

Inspired by the several times I’ve found cats associated with light and the sun in various sources of lore and mythology: in particular, with Ra and many of the Goddesses who have been named as Eyes of Ra and with Freyja who is associated with growth and sensuality and has a chariot drawn by cats.

A sterling silver-plated cat charm is the centerpiece on a strand of citrine nuggets, bright orange Czech glass beads, amber-gold crackle beads, and small faceted silver-plated glass rondelle spacers.

Measures 7 1/2 inches in diameter and strung on high-quality stretch cord. Was $23, now $18.

Hold and layaway are available on this item in accordance with my policies here. And you can check out my other SALE items here.