for me, it begins with an idea, whether it is an idea that someoen asks if i can do or an idea that is from ‘nowhere’.
See the idea goes from mind/spirit energy to physical energy. when it comes to the physical part that involves materials… gemstones, metal etc. when i craft somethign for my shop its because i have the required materials avaialbel and have them ready to be used and for sale. Understand that currently Sterling wire – which is the bulk of what i work with – is running around 60.00 per ounce of wire – which is about 12 feet of 18g wire. that sounds liek a lot of wire when you are talkign abotu jewelry, but its not… Really its not.
I’m at the mercy of the silver market and well that just sucks. but anyhow I have the metal on hand to do things for sale right away. Unless I get diverted to other things liek customorders and weekends away.
Now I have always been flexible on payment and terms with my work but honestly with market prices i cannot afford that now. in the last 2 months i have had no less than 6 people request specifics and then either not give me a deposit, not pay for it at all. this leaves me with a supply shortage and becuase I sunk money ionto their projects “RIGHT NOW” I no longer havethe funds avaialable in my bank account. This time its the inability to restock in time for an event and that sux mightily but its at least not teh difference in eatig or not liek it can be froe some.
Bottom line here…. you can ask me to craft soemthign for you anytime
but unless you at LEAST give me supply cost UP FRONT I’m going to laugh you out the door…
and I have started a facebook group for heathen fundraising as well called the Super Secret (or not) Heathen Fundraising Page where one can find info and updates and is loosley associated with the Lokean League of Very Bad People (naturally) cuz you know we are evil like that… lol
YEsterday I posted a link to help raise funds for KveldufR and Sagadis to get to Trothmoot wiht the promise that we woudl be adding auctions for those taht wished to contribute in that way well… Keep an eye out becuase I will be adding them thru the day and week!
It’s not often that KveldufR and Sagadis are able to get to the US. but this year Trothmoot is in California and that is Sagadis’ home so it woudl be especially wonderful for her to be able to attend. Additionally KveldufR has done SOOOO MUCH WORK to “Clear Lokis Name” and bring the many unspoken aspects of Himself to light that his absence would be very deeply felt this being the first year that Loki will have a Ve at the event.
That said we are fundraising to get them here. We will be auctioning several incredible items in addition to the standard donation page. Please come back for updates as we fill in details!
As Mother to the Dead Hel is given care of those children that are stillborn or lost in miscarriage. This for me gives great comfort as both one that does Her work and as one that has Survived 9 pregnancy losses - 8 miscarriages and one vanished twin. 1 in 4 women have survived this kind of loss and this month is pregnancy loss awareness month.
I am reposting this to honor my friend Zarah. Zara is a good heathen woman. Zarahs son Draco Lucius was stillborn saturday morning. Draco was beautiful, They suspect a placental abruption. But what it was doesnt matter. What matters is that this is anothe rmother whos child never cried. This is a chils who rests in Helas arms.
This is a child who is loved
I got to go to the Macklemore concert on Friday night. If you want to hear about how that went, ask me, seriously, I want to talk about it until I die. The whole thing was great; but the best part was when Macklemore sang “Same Love.” Augustana’s gym was filled to the ceiling with 5,000 people, mostly aged 18-25, and decked out in thrift store gear (American flag bro-tanks, neon Nikes, MC Hammer pants.
Ad you all know I'm WAY far from being Christian. But I know and love a good deal of peopel that ARE. Good people.
This bloggers words are powerful, beautiful and very deeply heartfelt. I salute her for her words
After many changes in design and a near surrender of my wits She is Done crafted in copper and bronze Rings in both square and round rings and a large bloodstone as the centerpiece This piece is for Angrboda done to Her specifications and desires…