I've continued with the Altars in a Jar line.
I have some for Mabon, Samhain, Halloween, and I want to do ones for Beltaine and Imbolc, but I dunno if I'll get to them...I can't seem to find exactly what I want...but I'll keep trying.
I even made one for a Sea Witch which I was in love with. I sold it to a gent in Coventry, England.
It has Gar Scales, Hermit Crab sand...hey it was on sale at work and a nice colour and designer/craft store sand is bloody expensive. There's also shells, sea glass and a vanilla scented candle. The one I REALLY wanted to use was a Yankee Candle one that was oceany scented but it wouldn't fit in...pfft.I bought the pretty blue jars at a yard sale on Federal Street. Woot! I bought her last two, so I can still make one up for me...
Another thing I made up was something I sorta stumbled over...I wasn't really looking and spent way too much, but it came out nice. It can be found in the Kiwi Shop.(www.akiwisilkie.etsy.com)
It's made of a metal and glass candle chimney that's painted to look like wood. It's a bit scratched up, but it added to the interest for me. There's styrofoam balls that are covered in various feathers, and some Cedar scented potpourri with some nuts and pods. This nifty goody is called "Thank Heaven for Little Birds."
There's a fruit bowl I made up for this past Mabon. It's also neat for an altar to Pan with grapes and leaves and a wine scented candle. I really like this one.
Another new project is a take-off of the Feathery Blessings bottles. I made ArchAngel Bottles and Zodiac Bottles. The ArchAngels are made with a gemstone, a feather piece, and Swarovski crystals. They've really come out nice and I've sold a few. The Zodiac Bottles are made with Gemstones that correspond with each sign.
I haven't gotten them all done yet, but that's certainly on the list.
So far I have Three of the ArchAngel bottles still listed, out of 15:
Tzadkiel, Ariel and Uriel.The rest I have made but not listed.
And I have 9 out of 12 of the Zodiac made and listed.
A couple of more new items are a Santiago's Cross Necklace. He DID give approval or I wouldn't have done it. Gracias Senor.
And Trias Magios (Three Magi for those not fluent in Greek) Ornaments.
Santiago's Cross, I made with a metal shell that I got at Michael's and a Sword Pendant that was marked down. I wasn't sure how I was going to use them, but it came together easily. I strung it on a piece of silk fabric.
The Trias Magios Ornaments are hollow hearts that I filled with a gorgeous purple and gold brocade fabric. Purple was a royal colour and Gold was one of the gifts that Gaspar, Melkior and Balthasar brought to the Christ Child. It also has Gold cube beads, and Frankincense and Myrrh resins that I snagged when I went to the St. Catherine's Taverna. Shh...I'll hafta turn in my witch license...They're alot friendlier there than at the place I got hitched and Mike got dunked in...and the Priest is cute too...
That's about it for now...time to watch the Steelers and Ravens...