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º* Moon Braid Tutorial *º

I love the moon! I saw this as a post forever ago or else I would link the original source but I cant find it

But his is my version! So I hope you like it

What You’ll Need •

§ Black/white/grey (or silver) yarn/string/ribbon etc (I sat mine in the full moon night overnight and sprinkled it with moon water :3 but this is totally optional) So, most of the colors of the moon
§ Items that appeal to your God/god/goddess/deity/ect. (I used stones/shiny things/a pretty moon earring that I lost the other one xD)
§ (optional) Incense, tea

How To º

Okay, so this is about artistic freedom! You can weave, knit, crochet, braid, or anything else. However I weaved mine, Black, White, then Grey. However or simplicity I’ll tell you how to do the braid 

Take your black, white, and grey strands and tie them together at the top
∞ Then braid!
∞ As you braid you should be in a relaxing space, this is the time to light some incense and brew some tea, you want this braid to remind you of good times. 
∞ If you have beads weave ‘em in
∞ Take the time to pray to whatever you believe in and thank them for making/supporting the moon!
∞ Once you get to the end you can tie it or leave it as is for a fringe 
∞ Finish decorating however you like

Witchy Meanings ⦿

Protection ~ Gratefulness ~ Help With Wisdom ~ Calming ~ Help with Moon Magick ~ Strength 

And whatever meanings that relate to the extra things you put on your braid/the incense you used/the tea you brewed 

Made by @ohnoregrettio/ @spell-bound-life (same person two accounts :3)

Knot Magic, A Summary:

A fantastic, lowkey way to practice witchcraft. Knot magic involves knotting (oh really?) strings, shoelaces, ribbons – basically anything that can be tied – while focusing on your intention. For example, you could make a friendship-bracelet-style amulet for protection, focusing on protection with each knot you make. A great way to get an extra boost is by using colour magic when you pick out strings, enchant some beads, weave in corresponding symbols and bless and charge your amulet. There are no limitations to knot magic. Whatever your intention, you can make something to help you achieve it. It’s also inconspicuous as *heck*. Literally everyone wears some sort of woven bracelet. And even if you don’t want to make a bracelet per se, you can tie your shoelaces with knot magic before starting your day, make a study-aiding bookmark or focus on your intention while plaiting your hair and tying ribbons in it. The ideas are endless, it’s completely secret and you are making it yourself - therefore imbuing your own creation with your own energy and making it that little bit extra special, powerful and personal.

- From my grimoire. Blessed be, everyone!

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Magical Sea beads

Quick technique for making beads for jewellery or making you own witches ladder.

The first step in making a ladder is selecting the right beads. Rather than simply picking up some from a hobby craft store I wanted something with a little more energy behind them so I made my own.

I selected the following for my contents;

Brown sea glass
Clear sea glass
Green sea glass
Pink shells
White shells
Brown shells

Technique:

It’s actually quite easy to make, just mix the resin as instructed on the container (most are simply mixing two ingredients together for 3 minutes.)

Place the objects into a bead mould, pour in the resin and leave for instructed time (in my case 18 hours. Push them free and enjoy.

As I had some mix left over I simply added some glitter and made some glitter beads for other projects.

If you follow a different path why not use flowers or plants instead, be creative and have fun.

A Winter’s Day - Thorin Dabble

A short oneshot written for @lucife56 ! Thorin rediscovers the meaning of winter with the help of Fili and Kili.


He was meant to lift axes, not hammers.

He was meant to sweat from training, not the forge. He was meant to rule in decadence, not labor for meager coins. He was not meant to be bothered by the approach of winter.

And yet, there he stood, a hammer tied to his belt, the back of his shirt soaked with sweat, his limbs frozen, his fist clutching his pay. Thorin looked up to the sky and glowered, challenging the gray clouds scowling back. Winter has come to pound on his weather-weary door and smother the fields with his coat of snow. Must be an elf, the bastard.

Thorin sighed, donned his coat – already threadbare by now – and pushed himself to climb back home. Home. Laughable concept. The semi-precious metal in his hand bit into his skin as he tightened his grip. This should be enough for… something. Market prices still baffled him, so he let Dis manage the household. 

A few men nodded his way. Thorin nodded back. He continued his climb, thanking Mahal for strong, dwarven made boots. Once, he liked the cold season. Another laughable concept, that. People traveled less in the winter, fought less, spent less – no horseshoes for him to fix, pots to make, swords to forge. And everything was in short supply and expensive. And it was bloody cold. Thorin scoffed at the wind that weaved beads of snow into his hair and beard. Let her try. He sold all his finery long ago.

Mother would sing songs, comes the winter, and the cooks would bake deep fried sweets coated with honey and jam – stop it, his mind hissed.

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Great new design by My Beads 4 You. Made with superduo beads and seed beads. Great colors for all seasons. Will look great with all your outfits. measures 7 1/4 X 1/2 inches. Superduo turquoise Superduo limon tray (goldish/brown) brown metallic iris and bronze metallic luster Great gift or better yet TREAT YOURSELF! This listing is for the ready to wear bracelet only. DIY! if you would like to make a bracelet like this one I have a tutorial for it, Cathy Jean Superduo https://www.etsy.com/listing/150698435/pdf-beading-tutorial-beaded-bracelet The instructions are for a pink and turquoise bracelet but if you change the colors you can make it your own. If you like my creations please add me to your favorites and come back soon. Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your business. Cathy Check out my other beaded jewelry and tutorials. http://www.etsy.com/shop/mybeads4you?ref=si_shop
Fairy-Work Prep

Fairy, Faery, Faerie, whatever. Faery is English. Fairy is French but most common. Faerie is traditional in folklore.

I’ll be giving specific examples from my post about preparing to interact with the Fae! This may favor feminine-presenting witches however this post is completely non–discriminatory. I intend for this to give you ideas and inspire your own fairy witchcraft rituals! Take what you like and leave what you don’t! Here are some ways for you to further connect with the Fae through beauty:

Hair

  • clips. Pull your hair away from your face. They want to be able to study you closely, you must show confidence in that you have nothing to hide
  • shampoo. If you happen to make an impromptu visit to a place of fairies, be sure that you are fairly clean. Dry shampoo or just a tad of baby powder is a life saver if your hair is visibly dirty or greasy.
  • braid magic. incorporate spellwork and glamours into your beauty routine. Braid your hair with the intent to connect seamlessly with them. Envision the border between your two realms becoming intertwined with our physical world and the spiritual plane in which they live. Develop a similar symbolism for other hairstyles you prefer
  • decorate. Weave string, beads, and feathers into your hair. Coordinate the color or your hair ties to your intentions when meeting with the Fae. Add some hair chalk. Throw on a tiara. Bedazzle a headband. Clip in some flowers. Beautify your hair in ways that make your heart glow
  • infuse. Add oil to your hair if the ingredient represents your intentions. Argan oil, Moroccan oil, coconut oil, all of these are made from plants remember! Spritz a little solution of water and essential oils. Comb through a bit of moon water or other charged waters. Charge your brush on some crystals.

Face

  • makeup. This Cosmetics and Glamour post is a beautiful reference for all things Face related when prepping for the Fae
  • glitter. Duhhh. Limecrime.com sells Diamond Crushers that smell sweet and look even sweeter btw, ceck ‘em out. I have Choke (sheer pink/blue) and they just came out with an Acid Fairy one ;) (bright pink/blue)

Jewelry

  • necklace. I highly recommend a necklace of some sort when you venture out. A crystal talisman. A charmed pendant. A chain with jars for collecting materials, leaving offerings, or spell jars. A protective choker. Anything around your neck or near your heart that provides you with beneficial properties.
  • rings. I keep posting about this but I’ll say it again. Etsy has cute claw rings for sale and I’m all about using one on your finger to direct your energy in place of holding a wand. It frees up your hand and gives you one less thing to carry or conceal
  • bracelets. Fairies love bells. Find yourself a string of bells or Tibetan clapper bells, or just layer lots of bracelets/anklets together to produce a beautiful chime noise as you walk through the forest, garden, wherever

Clothing

  • Everyone’s closet is different so allow yourself to intuitively chose your outfit for the occasion. Avoid genuine leather belts and furs

Extras

  • Drink a fairy tea before aand/or after. You can find recipes on Tumblr. Scroll through my “faery/fairy witchcraft” tag or my “tea” tag. Here are a few for reference. 1, 2, 3
  • Take a fairy bath before or after. You can find instructions on Tumblr. Here are a few for reference. 1, 2,
  • Document your experience
  • Be prepared with fairy cookies or offering stones. Here are a few posts to reference. Offering stones, mine and Fairy Cookies
  • Bring a fairy sachet or construct one after with materials you collected from your visit. Here are a few for reference. 1, 2, 3
  • Carry crystals with you. Intuitively choose ones you think  the Fae will enjoy or search on Tumblr and Google for suggestions

And there you have it! A head-to-toe guide for your personalized fairy prep!

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s i n k [or] s w i m: a tale of lady pirates and merfolk

a collaborative effort by @stephanierabig and @zombeesknees featuring:

  • natalie dormer as captain harriet “harry” roberts:
    harry went to sea years ago because she’d always longed for adventure – and to find the sister snatched from her. as captain of the sappho, she’s constantly biting off more than she can chew, dueling men and rescuing slaves, castaways, and abused women at every turn. a hot-head and a fighter, her heart is always in the right place and she fully embraces the rowdy life of a pirate.
  • gina torres as first mate josephine “jo” duveau:
    harry’s lifelong and long-suffering friend, jo is most definitely the level-headed half of the pair. the more dangerous things are, the more stoic she gets, but she’s very kind and caring beneath her gruff demeanor, and just as invested in finding harry’s stolen sister, her first love.
  • jason momoa as kaimana:
    sweet, curious, and a little silly at times, kai lost his pod years ago and lived in seclusion until the sappho found his island during a typhoon. the merman is immediately taken by the crew, particularly their wild captain, and leaves them a number of gifts before finally revealing himself.
  • alicia vikander as agnessa:
    this refined beauty abandoned a noble life of privilege when she demanded to join harry’s crew – luckily, she’s skilled beyond tea services and curtsying. thanks to her twin brother alvar’s tutelage, she’s one of the finest helmsman at sea, able to navigate the most dangerous reefs and blockades without batting an eyelash.
  • q'orianka kilcher as mad maddie:
    maddie may be one of the youngest on the sappho, but what she lacks in age and wisdom she makes up for in wild energy and bravery. in fact, she goes quite berserk in battle, proving just as dangerous to her crewmates as to the enemy. no one knows much about her childhood or what makes her quite so mad, but everyone is very fond of her regardless.
  • luke pasqualino as francisco “lucky franky” cardinelli:
    franky hasn’t always been so lucky: when harry and jo first found him, he was a castaway-turned-slave with a very cruel master. but after harry won his freedom in a duel, he became an eager addition to the crew. as free with his physical charms as he is with his smiles, franky is a shameless flirt and womanizer, but he and maddie have a particularly strong bond in spite of it.
  • ruth wilson as wilhelmina:
    she may have only one leg, but that doesn’t keep will from her scientific pursuits. an amateur botanist and firm believer in mr. darwin’s crazy theories, she frequently engages in heated intellectual debates with the more religious or superstitious members of the crew.
  • gwendoline chistie as katherine:
    the muscle of the crew and covered in tattoos, katherine is as good-natured as she is strong. she’s also quite the lover, with a man (and woman) in every port.
  • fan bingbing as hope:
    the sappho’s resident mystic, hope is superstitious enough to make up for all of harry’s doubt and jo’s religious certainty. always dressed in red to ward off the evil spirits, hope has a talisman for every situation and any number of ceremonies to keep her crewmates safe.
  • arden cho as silence:
    a siren is nothing without her voice – or so they say. so what does that make silence? her muteness is the result of a sister’s betrayal and a deal with one of the most unscrupulous pirates on the waves, but she has since found shelter on the sappho and companionship with another blighted soul.
  • rosario dawson as isabelle:
    when a woman is thrown overboard and drowns, she sometimes becomes a mermaid. in isabelle’s case, the process didn’t go smoothly: her tail fused in a way that prevents her from swimming properly. she now relies on silence for her mobility, and acts as the siren’s voice in exchange.
  • melissa jaffer as miss euphemia darling:
    harry’s crew is more literate than most, but they still need someone to handle the bookkeeping and longer words: enter miss euphemia darling, a retired schoolteacher who woke up one day and decided she wanted some adventure. she can be quite the character, reciting poetry at the oddest moments and wearing elaborate dresses regardless of the weather.
  • caterina murino as zora:
    a former bar wench who grew tired of being ill-treated by drunken customers, she jumped at the chance to join harry’s crew. an incurable collector, she weaves coins, beads, shells, and charms into her skirts and necklaces and has a habit of dancing when she’s been at the rum.
  • christina hendricks as tessa:
    unlike her lover zora, tessa has no desire to go to sea. instead, she works at the sappho’s favorite bar at their favorite port and provides information every time zora pays her a visit.
  • dichen lachman as junia:
    unwilling to stay behind when her husband became a sailor, junia donned a disguise to join him. but when the crew found out and threw her overboard – killing her protesting husband in the process – she was rescued by kai and brought to the sappho. now she obsessively collects swords while plotting her revenge against the ship that so wronged her.
  • margot robbie as aveline roberts:
    aveline was going to meet her secret lover – jo – when she was snatched by slavers. harry tried to stop them and was nearly killed in the process. now no one can be sure whether she’s alive or dead, though there are rumors she was sold to a vicious pod of mermaids who may have turned her into one of their own because of her beautiful singing voice.
  • mads mikkelsen as captain wrath drew:
    once an ally, now a hated foe. wrath betrayed harry and almost sank the sappho in the process. when the full extent of his crimes becomes known, harry vows she’ll stop at nothing to see him hanged and his ship, the charon, sent straight to the bottom of the ocean.
13 - Body Modifications

Ash worked in a body modification shop in the nicer end of town which specialised in enchanted modifications: earrings that could translate Elvish into Dwarfish, tattoos that moved, that sort of thing.

They alternated between working in the back, making jewellery and sketching out designs, and working at the till helping customers. It was good work, and they enjoyed it. Ash especially liked talking to the shop’s regulars, like the witch who came in every few weeks to see what amulets were in stock, or the dwarf with charms and beads weaved into her beard and tattoos covering her arms.

people talk about lifesaving art like it all needs to be high and fine and mighty and expensive and complex and conceptual and impossible

lifesaving fucking art is the stickers of animals or trees or the circus or a fairy tale on the walls of a children’s hospital that makes a tiny kid feel less scared and alone in an adult world

lifesaving art is the cover designs of those magazines like the big issue that homeless people sell to turn their lives around

lifesaving art is the tiny bits or embroidery or beading or weaving that people in remote parts of this world do as continuance of their thousand-year-old cultures that have been ripped away from them by capitalism and racism, so their children still run around with tiny parts of their identity on their clothing as they play games and survive

lifesaving art is anything that someone having the worst day of their life looks at and forgets for a moment; a newspaper ad blowing past on the street, a colourful candy wrapper they’ll eat from, someone else’s cool earrings

lifesaving art is what makes people look or listen or feel when they don’t know anything about composition or method or technique or postmodernism 

get away from me if you think the only important creative works are in giant gold frames or surrounded by security or in huge hardcover books that very few people can afford

lifesaving art is the stuff we barely notice