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GoldMouse Everything Must Go Sale

You read that right! My double-sided shrink charms need to go! I’m selling bundles at special discounts to try to sell out of them so I can make way and raise funds to upgrade to acrylic! Some designs may also be updated upon the switch.

If you want to take advantage of this sale, you have to order them by IM’ing my blog @goldmouse and order at least 2 charms. But hey, everything’s knocked down in price guaranteeing you get one charm on your order free!

Not sure if something’s available? check back to the original post where I’ll have updated the images as charms sell out.

  • 2 for $6 $4
  • 3 for $10 $6
  • 4 for $14 $10
  • 5 for $18 $14
  • 6 for $22 $18
  • 7 for $26 $22
  • 8 for $30 $26
  • 9 for $34 $30

And if you feel like donating, you can click on the donation button on my blog.

Sale goes on until I completely sell out!

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hello!!!!!!!!! if you guys have ever wanted to make printed shrink plastic charms then this is something you should see!!

i wanted to make some charms for myself after seeing kaiami’s tutorial on how to make printed charms.

the brand kaiami mentions is ink-jet grafix, but we only have ink-jet shrinky dinks in my area and im too impatient to buy from online haha fdja so i just went ahead and bought the shrinky dinks white inkjet paper, i thought it would work the same. (it was $14 for 6 sheets, a little pricey…)


1st attempt: followed the instructions exactly as they were told in the package. i printed the original artwork on the paper, cut it out. put it in the oven and they shrank really weird?? i didnt expect this at all. the image stretched out drastically and pretty much ruined the charm. not sure why this happened!! i tried to position the charm differently in the oven… etc, the same problem still occurred!!! this isn’t supposed to happen at all. shrink plastic is supposed to only scale to about ¼ of its original size, without distorting it or anything.
at this point this product was already useless to me, but i had like 5 more sheets left and didnt want to just throw them away so i tried to see if i could try to sort of make it work by stretching out my images wider….. since the original ones stretched out vertically in the oven.

2nd attempt: tried to stretch out the digital image on sai and printed that instead!! (picture above) but i ended up stretching it a little too much. in the oven it did stretch it back up though, but it still looked weird when it was done.

3rd attempt: tried to stretch the image a little less. it sorta worked!! it isn’t perfect, but it’s not too noticeable. but overall the trouble and hassle of having to distort your image isnt worth it, especially since it ruins the artwork quality as well. the plastic shouldn’t be messing up in the oven in the first place.


quality: i don’t really like the quality of these!! but according to kaiami’s tutorial, i think all ink-jet shrink plastic are supposed to have a grainy texture. these are also sorta bendy and weak. definitely not a very sturdy choice of charm!!i did try to coat them with some mod podge and other things, but it pretty much just sinks into the grains. it just makes everything glossy, but the texture is still there.

anyways if you wanna make ink-jet charms, dont use the shrinky dink brand!! i haven’t used grafix before, but it seems like it actually works.i think ordering custom acrylic charms or plastic charms is a lot better though, especially if you’re considering selling stuff.


there’s some pretty bad reviews of these on michaels website
they all seem to have had the same issue. i shouldve read these before i wasted $14 :-((

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I want to make a quick post while I have the moment. I do plan on taking better pictures after my con this next weekend. (These will be available at SF comic con con)Starting September 5th I will have these and a set of Final fantasy 7, as well as Steven Universe Gem fusion charms listed HERE: –> http://fayefoxart.storenvy.com/collections/1180062-charms

So excited for these charms! After having some not great experiences in the past with other companies I really am impressed and happy with @acornpress! Not only have they replied to my massive amount of questions and emails, but their quality is really great. They really have gone up and beyond in service and I am excited to order more. Thanks :) 

50 Simple Charms
  1. Basil at the door, windows, or scattered in the home will increase money.
  2. Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep evil from your dwelling.
  3. Eat a pinch of Thyme before bed, and you will have sweet dreams.
  4. Place chips of Cedar wood in a box with some coins to draw money to you.
  5. Carry an Anemone Flower with you to ward against illness.
  6. Hang a bit of Seaweed in the kitchen to ward evil spirits.
  7. Keep a jar of Alfalfa in your cupboards to ensure the prosperity of your house.
  8. Burn Allspice as an incense to draw money or luck to you, as well as speed healing.
  9. Cut an Apple in half, and give one half to your love to ensure a prosperous relationship.
  10. Carry an Avocado pit with you to let your inner beauty shine outwardly. Avocado is also an aphrodisiac.
  11. Strawberries are an aphrodisiac.
  12. Place a piece of cotton in your sugar bowl to draw good luck to your house.
  13. Celery is an aphrodisiac.
  14. Place Almonds in your pocket when you need to find something.
  15. Scatter Chili Peppers around your house to break a curse.
  16. Carrying a packet of strawberry leaves will help ease the pains of pregnancy.
  17. Scatter some sugar to purify a room.
  18. Throw rice into the air to make rain.
  19. Carry a potato in your pocket or purse all winter to ward against colds.
  20. Eat five almonds before consuming alcohol, to lighten the effects of intoxication.
  21. Place a pine branch above your bed to keep illness away.
  22. Chew celery seeds to help you concentrate.
  23. Carry of chunk of dry pineapple in a bag to draw luck to you.
  24. Ask an orange a yes or no question before you eat it, then count the seeds: if the seeds are an even number, the answer is no. If an odd number, yes.
  25. Eat olives to ensure fertility.
  26. Toss Oats out your back door to ensure that your garden or crop will be bountiful.
  27. Eat mustard seed to ensure fertility.
  28. Place Lilacs around your house to rid yourself of unwanted spirits.
  29. Eat Lettuce to drive lustful thoughts from your mind.
  30. Rub a Lettuce leaf over your forehead to help you sleep.
  31. Add Lemon juice to your bathwater for purification.
  32. Eat grapes to increase psychic powers.
  33. Carry a blade of grass to increase your psychic powers.
  34. Smell Dill to get rid of hiccups.
  35. If you place a Dill sachet over your door, those who wish you ill can not enter your home.
  36. Place cotton on an aching tooth, and the pain will ease.
  37. Burn cotton to cause rain.
  38. Place pepper inside a piece of cotton and sew it shut to make a charm to bring back a lost love.
  39. Carry a small onion to protect against venomous animals.
  40. Eat grapes to increase fertility.
  41. Place a sliced onion in the room of an ill person do draw out the sickness.
  42. Place an onion underneath your pillow to have prophetic dreams.
  43. Place morning glory seeds under your bed to cure nightmares.
  44. Walk through the branches of a maple tree to ensure that you will have a long life.
  45. Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it around your house to dispel evil.
  46. Smell Lavender to help you sleep.  (Lavender makes me fall asleep so fast).
  47. Hang a pea pod containing nine peas above the door to draw your future mate to you.
  48. Eat a peach to assist in making a tough decision.
  49. Carry peach wood to lengthen your lifespan.
  50. Carry a walnut to strengthen your heart muscle.
How to Enchant Items

To enchant an item is to infuse it with magickal energy. This energy can come from a variety of sources, including planets, crystals, herbs, or even yourself. 

Some individuals use the words “enchant” and “charm” synonymously as a way to describe the process of infusing something with energy, but for the sake of this post and due to my own beliefs, you enchant something and it then becomes a charm. Alternately, a charm can be something with its own innate energy, like a crystal or herbal amulet. 

The process of enchanting is extremely versatile and there are many ways to do it successfully, so long as you keep your intent clear in your mind. My personal preference when it comes to enchanting items is to allow 12-24 hours (overnight or a full day) for the item to be infused with energy and become a charm - although, this is completely left up to the individual spell-caster. 

Here are a few ideas on how to enchant items, in no particular order:

  1. Surround the item with crystals of corresponding intent
  2. Surround the item with herbs of corresponding intent 
  3. Place the item in a jar filled with herbs that represent your intent
  4. Place the item in front of a candle and meditate on your intent 
  5. Anoint the item with an oil, charged water, or crystal elixir of corresponding intent 
  6. Hold the item in your hand(s) and visualize it filling with the appropriate energy 
  7. Hold the item in your hand(s) and speak your intent aloud
  8. Craft a sigil or symbol to keep near the item in an envelope or sachet
  9. Sew, stitch, or carve a sigil into the item (thanks @stormbornwitch !) 
  10. Write your intention on paper and keep in an envelope with the item 
  11. Pair the item with a corresponding runestone or tarot / oracle card in an envelope 
  12. Take the item and put it in a box with other items that represent your intent such as crystals, herbs, talismans, amulets, etc. 
  13. Bury the item in soil with herbs and/or crystals that match your intent (please don’t put salt on your lawn though, unless you want dead grass)
  14. Pass the item through incense smoke that matches your intent 

edited on 5-30-2016

Dear baby witches

You do not have to be wiccan to practice witchcraft. You do not have to be religious at all to practice witchcraft. Witchcraft is just that: a craft, a practice.

Witchcraft can be anything YOU want it to be! It can be complex spells and curses or something as simple as wind chimes in your window and spices in the your cabinet.

Do not let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do with your practice. No one single person can dictate how we practice.

If you want to curse, then curse. If you don’t, then don’t! If you want to work with stones, plants, animals, fire, or even technology then go for it! There is no reason why you can’t!