Friday, March 30, 2012
Update: My two creative fire pendants have officially sold! Thank you so much fellow Etsy friends!
I finally did it! I got my spell bottles in my Etsy store! There are only four available and I have no idea when I am going to have the time and energy to make more so that makes them a limited edition item.
Want to try making your own? Here is how I did it...
On Imbolc I made two oils: one cinnamon and the other lavender. I used canola oil because it is so very neutral. I kept them in the dark for weeks to help them infuse. I would go in and shake them and commune with them on a regular basis, asking for the cinnamon to bless the oil with its fiery good creative luck and bring ghostly paranormal and psychic energy to the lavender oil.
When I felt the oils were ready, I started doing research into the components that I wanted to utilize.
For the Supernatural Spell Bottles I decided to add a shard of quartz crystal and three elderberries. Quartz is a natural magnifier and elderberries like to stir up paranormal activity but they also have the power to protect.
I used Ice Resin to seal the bottle shut, used black hemp to attach, in this case, gypsy bells to the pendant. Bells naturally draw out spirits to the ghost hunter.
For the Artist's Creative Fire and Success Spell Bottle Pendant I focused on heat and prosperity. I added 6 pieces of agate to the bottle and I really, just really wanted to add a foodie element. I went into my kitchen...
... and came back with a glass bottle of red pepper flakes!
Dare I add them to the oil? What would it do if I did? Nobody else does this... So I have to do it!
It turned the creativity spell bottle a dark amber orange which matches the chunk of amber my Mom brought home on her trip to Latvia! The oil has continued to deepen in colour over time and looks gorgeous.
I am thrilled with how my spell bottles turned out. It was a lot of work, took a ton of time, but I did it! I made the most magickal bottles I possibly could and hope that they find the right home.
Let me know if you try making them yourself! I would love to hear how they turned out.