I’m holding onto summer for as long as I can with this heavily embellished mermaid design! The base is done using - the appropriate named - Mermaid’s Tale by Sally Hansen. Check out the tutorial on how to recreate this look here!
Who doesn’t love mermaid nails, honestly? Here’s a quick rundown on how to recreate my glittery, gaudy mermaid nails! If you decide to give this a go for yourself please tag your photos here and on Instagram with #looknyanails so I can see all of your lovely recreations!
Making your own charm is as easy as baking a cake, with no baking.
First let’s explore what makes a charm a charm.
charm [CHärm] n.
a collection of materials placed into a color specific bag used to send and receive specific vibrations from the universe. A satellite dish if you will. Carrying these little bundles of magic with you everywhere you go is one of the easiest ways to communicate your wants and needs with the universe.
Step One: Figuring out your intentions
Every charm has a specific intent behind it. Without one, it’s just a bag of rocks and dirt. Figure out what you need the most in your life right now. This could be anything from romantic love to quick cash to even inner peace
Step Two: Understanding the skeleton
What in the world do skeletons have to do with charms? Well, the skeleton of a charm is essentially the building blocks you need. All of the really powerful charms I have made have come equipped with a leafy green, a flower, a base, a bag, and a mineral.
The leafy green is a plant material. This can be dried herbs or simple green foliage from a specific plant that gives off good vibrations through its leaves.
The flower is there to work with the other leafy green and encompass a specific property all in one bundle.
The mineral is there to push out the signal. Incorporating crystals and rocks add an antenna to your satellite dish.
The bag is a little string draw satchel that is a specific color depending on what your intentions are (green for money, pink for love, etc). Every little satchel is just a method for energy to be carried around. The longer you are with it, the more energy and intention you put into it.
Now last but not least is the base. This is something that can absorb any negative energy but can also add a little substance to your charm bag. The base is tricky but very versatile. A majority of the time rice is a really good base but things like garden or graveyard dirt can be used.
Step Three: Research
I’ve found the easiest way to accomplish this step it to work backwards. Instead of looking for a specific material that you need for a charm, figure out what the materials you have already do and see if they apply. You’d be surprised how versatile a lot of materials are. A lot of good resources can be found on the internet if you look up “(Material name)’s magical properties”. Just those three words can give you a solid amount of websites to read. On top of that, you can check out the WiccanInk page. If you’re not on mobile, there are links at the top labeled “Herbs”, “Color Magic”, and “Stones” (conveniently hyperlinked here for you as well).
Step Four: Cleansing and charging
This is arguably one of the most important steps in this process. You can have the best material combination in the world but if your crystal isn’t charged, then it isn’t going to work. Take the time to purify and charge all materials before adding them to any magic work, let alone charm work. Here are some good cleansing methods and the best way to charge any item it to leave it out in the sun for a full day.
Step Five: Putting it all together
At this stageyou have gathered all your materials, cleansed everything, and charged it with your intent. You can now add the ingredients to the bag. The order I like to use is base, mineral, leafy green, then flower. You can do it anyway you like but I’ve found that this method just looks prettier. When you are adding all the ingredients be sure to visualize yourself succeeding in whatever part of your life you want to improve. Do this work in front of your altar and away from the rest of the world. Find a quiet spot in your head so you can really focus on your life needs.
Take your time. Work with your charm. After a little bit you will be able to feel the energy it is giving off and you will realize every charm has it’s own personality. At the end, tie three knots in the cord to tie up the bag and with each knot think about what you already have. For example if you’re working on a charm to improve your wealth, think about three instances where you are wealthy enough. Thank the universe for the instances and understand that you can still receive more.
Following these steps will hopefully lead you to successful charm work. Take your time and remember everything needs practice.
Double sided Smash bros charms we sold at smash! The Lucas and Ness in particular turned out really well in my opinion! the PK fire is transparent : D Hopefully we’ll be selling these online soon! My mum kept referring to the “Marth and roy” charm as “Martha roy”
86. Ravenclaws are notorious for spending class time doing homework for a completely different class. For example, they secretly brew potions during herbology class, and practice charms during potions. Professor Snape bans this after one first year makes his cauldron start floating in the middle of a demonstration