Devotional Jewelry, Event, Vending

Frederick Pagan Pride 2019!!!

This was our first year vending Frederick Pagan Pride, and it was a really good show for us! There was lots of interest in our products and we ran into a lot of friends (including Monika Healing Coyote)! The Acorn Sprout even “helped” at the table, creating toy car tableaux.

There was sooooo much prep work involved in getting this much jewelry made, but it all came together in time for the festival! We learned a couple of things, too – I think for NoVA we’ll use fewer bracelet racks and more bowls, because people seem more likely to buy the reiki bracelets if they can interact with them first. Practically everything we sell is reiki-attuned and enchanted, and it really makes a difference!

Here’s the whole family, with Aleja waving to… somebody?

Also, we now have more than two dozen deity bracelet designs, from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian), Hellenic (Ancient Greek), Norse (Aesir and Vanir), and Gaelic (Tuatha Dé Danann) pantheons, and we have a half dozen more on the drawing board! As always, if we don’t have the deity you’re looking for, or if you want a bracelet for a specific aspect of a deity, please don’t hesitate to ask! We love doing custom work!

The Etsy Shop is still on vacation and will be until we have a chance to do inventory following NoVA Pagan Pride, but if you want something, send us an email and we’ll accommodate you as best we can! Locals can come see us in Fairfax, VA on September 28th at NoVA PPD! We’ll be restocked on all the jewelry, and Aleja will also be doing divinatory readings that day!

Devotional Jewelry, Etsy Shop Update

Vanir Devotional Bracelets!

We made these for NoVA Pagan Pride Day in September, but I hadn’t gotten around to blogging about them or uploading them to the shop until now!  October was a crazy month, ya’ll, and now I’m playing catch-up.

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Clockwise from top left: bracelets for Freyr, Freyja, Nerthus, and Njord

 

Like most of our bracelets, these are made from a variety of stone beads, many of which are semi-precious, pearl knotted on durable nylon cording, with metal toggle clasps.  The Freyr bracelet is made with red tiger’s eye, chrysanthemum stone, and mahogany obsidian.  The one for Freyja has golden tiger’s eye, red agate, and rutilated quartz.  For Nerthus, we chose kambaba jasper, moss agate, and bronzeite.  The bracelet for Njord has larvikite, dumortierite, and sodalite.  The tiger’s eye, bronzeite, larvikite, and dumortierite all have flashes that are not readily caught in a photograph, and the greens in the kambaba jasper are much more brilliant in the sunlight.  Overall, though, the above images are a fair rendering of the stones used.  The findings are all gold-colored metal, and the difference in coloring here is not as pronounced in person; here it’s largely due to environmental reflections in the photographs.  Each bracelet also includes a single glass bead to ease the use of the toggle clasp.  These bracelets are approximately 8 inches long, and we can make them longer or shorter to better fit you, if requested.

All four are now available in the Etsy shop for $40 each, and we can make stretchy versions of them for the slightly cheaper price of $25 (due to the less intensive labor process and fewer materials), so do inquire if you’d prefer that style!

Also, since we’ve started to expand our devotional bracelets out to the Celtic and Germanic pantheons, who else do you want to see?  Let us know!

Devotional Jewelry

New Bracelet Style!

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We’ve been selling the top style, with toggle clasps and pearl knotting, for a while now, but just this past weekend at NoVA Pagan Pride Day, we unveiled a new version, on stretchy cord!  They seemed pretty popular, probably due to the ease of wear, and maybe because of the slightly lower price point!

They won’t all be in the Etsy shop just yet, because we’ve only made a few so far, but if you’ve had your eye on a bracelet you think you’d prefer on stretchy cord, drop us a line!  We can either stick a custom listing in the shop or send you an invoice with Paypal.  We’re always happy to do custom orders, especially when we’re going to be rolling out the product later on anyway!

What do you think?  Which style do you prefer?  And what other types of devotional jewelry do you want to see in the future?  Necklaces?  Earrings?  Drop a comment below or send us an email; we’d love to hear from you!

 

Etsy Shop Update

A New Toy!

This has been a rough week in Casa Serendipities, so I don’t have a long and thoughtful post for you, but I thought perhaps I could show you a new toy I got recently!

Check this out! It’s a portable light box mini photo studio thing!

And that means better photos of jewelry coming soon to an Etsy shop near you, as soon as I have enough time to fiddle with that camera on a tripod and figure out the best settings.

Hopefully soon – as long as we stop having revolving door colds, ugh. For now, this lil witch is enchanting her herbal tea and taking elderberry syrup…

Etsy Shop Update, Other Updates, SALE!

Valentine’s Day Sale!

I have two things on sale in the Etsy Shop for Valentine’s Day!

First, these reiki-attuned bracelets, featuring rose quartz, lilac amethyst, and blue lace agate with glass pearls:

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Link Here!

 

And second, the 5-card and 9-card Love and Relationship Tarot and Oracle Card Readings!

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Link Here!

They’ll be back to their regular price after Valentine’s Day, but right now they’re 15-20% off!!!

Divination, Etsy Shop Update, Social Media Update

2018: Looking Forward

Having finally gotten past the holidays and life and colds that erupted at Casa Serendipities over the past month or so, it’s finally time to look forward.  I did a number of personal divinations for the New Year’s Day this year (that full moon!) and out of those I’m synthesizing personal themes for each month.  This month, my theme is “An Inspired Beginning”.  There was a lot I tried to accomplish last year, but I set my goals too lofty, having no idea how hard pregnancy, childbirth, and raising an infant was going to hit me.  Now the Acorn Sproutling is 8 months old, and we’re really settling into a rhythm that I think is going to leave me a good amount of time to focus on Serendipities in a sustainable way.

To that end, I’m going to try and keep on top of posts here – hopefully at least one a month – and also posts on the FB page and the (new&improved) tumblr blog.  So if you’re active in either of those places, give us a follow, yeah?  You may also have noticed the brand new Buy Me a Coffee button in the navigation bars – that takes you to a donation website, and it’s how I take tips when I do free divination on tumblr (which I’m planning to do every Dark Moon).  So if you want to support us financially, but don’t have need of any of our services right now, use that!

In the Etsy shop I’ll be working on those divination listings that still need photographs and write ups, both new decks and new spreads.  And check out the yearly divination spreads if you haven’t done one of those yet.  My 12 month overview helps keep me on track and focused and mindful all year long, and the shorter 7 card spread gives you something to focus on for various arenas in your life (work, family, etc).  Or focus on what you need to let into and out of your life (which is also good for any time you’re at a crossroads) with my New Leaf spread!

Blessings to you and yours as we enter 2018!

Etsy Shop Update

It’s Sacred Space Time Again!

This is going to be a really fast little update, because it’s time for Sacred Space Conference again and we’re in a flurry of activity preparing for it, over here!  It’s always a great time and a great chance to stretch what we know and what we do to even greater heights.  The conference itself is held in Hunt Valley, MD, every March and is hosted by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a group of local Wiccan covens.  They aren’t the only group represented at Sacred Space, however: ADF druids and Troth Heathen Kindreds are well represented, and there are always quite a few solitaries of various paths amongst the attendees.

Sacred Space is also the place that the dream of Serendipities first started to become a reality, so it’s our own little new year in some ways.  Last year, I gave a short overview of all the workshops and rituals I attended and I’m planning on doing the same again this year, so look for that next week after we get back!

The Etsy shop will briefly be on hiatus while we’re away – I’m not shutting it down, but I will be putting up a notice that normal turn around times will be extended.  One more quick Etsy teaser: I’ve acquired a new tarot deck!  And it’s a beauty… stay tuned for a new listing some time this month!

Etsy Shop Update, Other Updates, Social Media Update

Updates!

Well, the shop tumblog is now up and running!  So if you’re on tumblr, please be a dear and give us a follow!  Right now it’s mostly posting Etsy shop listings and updates, but no more than 3 posts a day, we don’t want to spam anyone.  In the future that will probably be the fastest place to learn about anything new going on in the shop besides Etsy itself!

Speaking of Etsy, our seasonal coupon went live this past weekend!  Use coupon code YULETIDE2016 for 10% off anything and everything in the shop!  Code is valid through the 2nd of January.

Also coming up soon (hopefully by Yule): rune readings are FINALLY going to be in the shop, at approx $2/rune.  These are going to be pulls, not casts, but I’ve gotten some good feedback on my free rune readings on tumblr, so I think I’m now confident enough to offer them for sale.  I use the Elder Futhark, on slices of wood, and I’ll be included pictures in those readings, just like with the cards.

On the reiki side of things, we’re finally more or less open for business (though we may get a zero gravity chair to replace the one we’ve been using, for additional comfort) and I’ve updated the Facebook Page with the street name – when you book an appointment I’ll be more than happy to give you the entire address and parking directions, but we’re working out of our home and I don’t really want our home address plastered all over the interwebs.  I’ve also added “Services” to the FB page, with approximate prices so you have an idea, though divination and jewelry are still primarily sold through the Etsy Shop.

In the realm of upcoming things, Glasreo and I will be attending a Soul Retrieval workshop in January which is very exciting and should meld well with our reiki practice, so stay tuned to hear about that (and maybe book a reiki session for the spring to get some of your lost soul pieces back, *winkwink*) and hopefully I’ll be blogging weekly again from here on, now that we’re all moved into our new place!

Etsy Shop Update, Other Updates

Brief Updates…

Everything is now listed in the shop!  I repeat, everything is now listed in the shop!  😀

Also, I’ve figured out a better way to ship physical items, so shipping is now down to $6 instead of $8 (mostly, I’ve figured out how to use Etsy’s postage thing).

Glasreo and I have been doing a lot of in-person reiki recently, so if you are in the DC/MD/VA area and would like that thing, send us an email, please!  We can travel nights and weekends traffic permitting, but there’s no travel charge if you come to us (obviously).

 

Things in the works:

  • Probably more blogs on reiki adventures.  There are so many I could type up!
  • More tarot spreads in the shop for specific themes, like Spirit Communication, Deity Identification, etc (if you have a suggestion, please leave a comment below!)
  • Probably a Celtic Cross Spread because people seem to expect it
  • I’m getting pretty damn good with runes and as soon as I finish my current course of study, rune pulls will probably be up in the shop…
  • I’m starting to learn Ogham and Lenormand, because one can never learn too many forms of divination, right?  (Right!)
  • Glasreo is working on a lithomancy system of His Very Own, which is exciting, but may take a while…
  • Other stuff!  Probably!  Maybe we’ll vend a Pagan Pride Day in the fall!