Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sacred Psychopomp

Sacred Psychopomp Necklace in Corvus

It's finally finished and I love it. For the spirit walkers and in honor of our favorite psychopomps, ravens and crows. For followers of the Morrigan, devotees to Odin and Huginn and Muninn, and worshipers of the Underworld and our dark goddesses.

Available in the Shop.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Totem Dolls

I'm finally breaking my blogging silence! I've been busy crafting away in my little hut and the internet has taken a back burner to stitching next to Joey while he plays video games. This fellow is one of my recent creations since I've been on a doll making and miniature kick lately and plan on starting up a small shop for some of them. Anyone who has been following me for long enough knows my love for miniatures and dolls.

He is a barn owl and while he currently remains nameless he is a messenger, psychopomp, and wise little critter as an owl should be. He is hand stitched in muslin from a self-drafted pattern and then painted with acrylics (trial and error for sure!). His feet are sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature, painted, and then sealed. I knitted him a little scarf from some wool and made him a lapel brooch with a carved bone skull and some copper wire. He wears an amulet of glass and resin beads. He stands at about 5 3/4inches tall and is made with a 1/12th dollhouse scale in mind (More on the dollhouse later!)

I have several other totem animal patterns in the works including a fox, rat, cat, and a rabbit. What's great about these dolls is that they can be catered specifically to your totem animal or spirit. Have some ideas? I'd love to hear them!