Loitsu is the Finnish word for a spell, an incantation. Loitsu Crafts is the shop of my incredibly talented friend Renée, and how fitting it is - she came to Finland from the other side of the world, yet all of her creations sing the songs of ancient Northern magic. And right now, her shop needs your support. Please visit LOITSU CRAFTS to help my dear witch friend.
Oddly enough, they all come to my work too (except the barista at Barnes).
This one guy was wearing a Mjolnir necklace, and I complimented it. He thanked me and told me it meant a lot, because it’s a symbol for his religion. Then he followed that statement with “but I feel you already knew that.”
A young lady was in my shop today and was asking about tea, and talking about lavender and aromatherapy, and I noticed her moon tattoo on her left forearm. I told her it was lovely, and she thanked me and told me that she loves the moon. She leaned across the counter and whispered “She gives me strength.” I told her I felt the same way, and she got all happy and said “So you know!” and I really feel like we just had this connection about it without having to come out and say (in front of the other guests in my shop) that we’re witches, or we study the occult, or any of the like.
At Barnes, the young man at the cafe had a beautiful Amethyst necklace, which (you guessed it) I complimented and asked if it was Amethyst. He was quite surprised and happy that I knew, so he told me all about the shop in town where he got it, and a few other hole-in-the-wall places between Naples and Fort Myers that sell things like crystals and herbs and incense. Places that don’t have websites and aren’t on yellow pages or the like.
I have had so many experiences where one of us compliments the other on our jewelry, or a tattoo, or a piece of clothing and it launches us into a conversation about the occult, or witchy things, or even just Paganism, but neither one directly says that it’s what it is. We help each other out, give each other little tips and tricks (and sometimes I will tell people which teas I use for spells and incense and baths) and we go our separate ways. I like to think that they think of our exchange at least a little, because these exchanges give me a type of energy that I quite enjoy, and they make my weeks more fun and full of color.
I really like your coffe shop pagan Sam (yaay! For more Sam in your style). Just one question. Does he have something special about his hands? I noticed that his body has a normal skin tone but not his hands.
Yes, that’s due to his magic. In the regular pagan gods verse Sam occasionally gets blood sacrifices, which give him a massive power boost. But there are negative consequences which affect him phyiscally. This is how his hands look like in the regular pagan gods verse:
Since his magic is bound in the coffee shop AU his hands are just a pale grey. :D
companion: ok literally what the fuck you doing mate what the hell is fenugreek and loomi and why do you have five things of bay leaves and ninety-seven bottles of cinnamon and does anyone eVEn uSE ANiSE like shit man who are you gordon ramsey
The pendants I have made so far that will be used as vessels when I open my spirit companion shop at the end of the month! Excuse the less that the best photos here, my pendant stand has yet to arrive -_-…
I have a pretty big obsession with labradorite and rainbow moonstone, though I wasn’t able to catch their impressive flashing in these photos…sadly. I am fully up to suggestions for other types of cabochons to look out for as my next pendants, especially for anyone potentially interested in custom conjures. Once my jewellery stand gets here and I can open my shop, I will be selling these for 20 dollars plus the cost of materials and shipping. In saying that, I would really appreciate anyone that takes a moment to let me know what their favourite designs are!
These pendants are made using two different types of wire. Some of them are made using nickel plated copper, which doesn’t tarnish and gives them a natural antique silver appearance. The other wire is a tarnish resistant silver coated copper, which can tarnish but less so than bare silver. It’s quite a bit brighter than the former, so I find it only suits certain types of stones. Also just as a metaphysical tidbit, silver has a higher amount of energy conductivity than nickel, which I find with the more quiet and docile stones/spirits, it can sort of become a energetic sponge that drowns the spirit and stone out. Copper is higher than nickel in conductivity as well, but since it’s coated it’s not apparent. In that case I tend to use silver wire only on the stones I feel have the strongest energy. As for the stones, from the first image starting with the large red pendant, dragon veins agate, rainbow moonstone, rainbow hematite, labradorite, labradorite, opalite, spectrolite, labradorite, dragon viens agate, blue goldstone, labradorite, opalite, labradorite, rainbow moonstone, amethyst, rose quartz, dragon veins agate, geode, and blue cats eye.
Anyway most of these vessels are not attached to any spirits yet, but a couple of them are spoken for already. Sometimes when I am purchasing a stone, and especially wrapping it, a spirit will come to me with an interest in the stone and I will usually let them grow accustomed to its energy before doing a binding. :D Can you tell which pendants these spirits have already been working with?