I love the imagery of Autumn – the warm colours and misty tones that nature provides. Autumn really does come in a blaze of colour. I wanted to include some photo’s that I’ve taken as this time of year has taken hold of the UK. You’ll find many of them on my Instagram account- so if you have instagram, make sure you’re following me and don’t forget #AHW17 so I can see yours too!
As I’ve really gotten in touch with my inner crafting witch, there’s a few projects that I’ve been working on especially for Samhain that I would like to share!
Samhain Inspired Bracelet.
I’ve loved crafting my jewellery pieces recently. I’ve learnt some new techniques as well as got a feel for working closer with semi precious gemstones so it only felt natural to craft a bracelet for Samhain. My bracelets double up as prayer beads so it’s important that I embrace the energies of the season for it to resonate right for meditational purposes. I was excited to make this beauty – the one pictured here is the one I made and fell in love with. It contains black agate and has a feel of autumn as well as Samhain. I loved this creation a little too much to let it go – which surprised me as originally this was the bracelet that was to go into the prize giveaway for All Hallows Week. Instead, I’ve crafted a second bracelet that is for the giveaway.
As the Wheel turned, my altar got a refresh in preparation for Samhain. As my altar was already set for Autumn from Mabon, it wasn’t a full cleanse- just a smudging before adding some Samhain decorations to the altar to better represent this time of year. I smudged this time with palo santo wood- I found it hard to burn but effective in cleansing the energies in my room to better build the energies for Samhain. My runic candle is still on the altar from my work with runes in August and the spell I crafted to reach the goals I am aiming towards.
My ancestral altar is one that I’ve worked on this year. Not much has changed for the moment- but expanding my Goddess altar has meant that I’ve had to re-home my ancestral altar when I recreated it again this year. There is still work to do on this – I want to show a bit of TLC to my newly inherited storage box, re-cover the top and paint the wooden frame again. For now, a black cover sits over the altar to form the base of my ancestral altar – you can read more about my altar in yesterday’s blog post.