Thursday, 9 June 2016

A busy year

Well I haven't posted for a while. I have been very busy throughout the year creating some new pieces and commissions. Here are some of my newer pieces from Moonscrafts. I have also set up a new branch of MoonsCrafts called Reclaiming the Witch which I will tell you about in my next post.
Lady of Avalon Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Lady of Avalon Ritual Necklace on Apple wood -SOLD

Changing Woman Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Changing Woman Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts - SOLD

Oshun of the Sweet Waters Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Oshun of the Sweet Waters Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts

Goddess Ixchel Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Ixchel Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts - SOLD

Goddess Aphrodite Ritual Cord from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Aphrodite Ritual Cord from MoonsCrafts - SOLD

Goddess Morrigan Ritual Cord from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Morrigan Ritual Cord from MoonsCrafts - SOLD

Goddess Sekhmet Staff on Sycamore
Goddess Sekhmet Staff on Sycamore - COMMISSION

Goddess Staff on oak with Amethyst
Goddess Staff on Oak with Amethyst - Commission

Goddess Brigid Staff from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Brigid Staff - Commission

Thursday, 18 June 2015

All eyes on Glastonbury


I am very soon off to my first event for the year, the Wytches Market in Glastonbury. In preparation for this I have been making some new pieces exclusive to events, based around the 9 Goddesses of Avalon. Here are some completed and in progress pictures of what I have been making )0(

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 Artha, the She Bear Goddess Ritual Cord


Swan Goddess Staff from Moons Crafts
Swan Goddess Staff on Willow

Cerridwens Cauldron from Moons Crafts







Sunday, 1 March 2015

Jewellery and Ritual

In the craft ritual is integral to our practice. The point of ritual is to create focus and intent from which we can manifest magical changes. There is an argument for an against ritual tools. Ritual tools provide focus and collect energy, storing it, almost like a grimoire themselves. Part of ritual tools are jewellery, that which is worn on the body, in the same way as a cloak will pick up the energy from the ritual, so will your jewellery and more so because it is adding to your own personal energy field and often magnifying it. The ritual jewellery i make is designed to lend itself to specific practices. So for instance, many of my items are goddess specific, so when the witch/magician/sorcerer is working with their own deity, a specific piece dedicated to that deity will act as a focus or magnifier, and so here are my latest necklaces. All are magically correct in their associations for each specific goddess or god, by this I mean that the wood, colours and crystal have all been picked due to their direct association with a particular god or goddess. This is found via extensive research into mythologies.
Here are a few of my latest ritual necklaces.

Hel of Helheim Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Hel of Helheim on Ash with black moonstone, snow quartz, snowflake obsidian, black agate, porcelain.

Airmid of the Healing Herbs Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Airmid of the Healing Herbs Ritual Necklace on Lavender with clear quartz, peridot and amethyst.
Goddess Rhiannon Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Rhiannon Ritual Necklace on Hawthorn with rose quartz, white frost agate, crystal and morganite.
Rauni the Rowan Witch Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Rauni the Rowan Witch Ritual Necklace on Rowan with picture jasper, red jasper, vintage wood, peridot, bronzite, clear quartz.

Goddess Bast Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Goddess Bast Ritual Necklace on Sycamore with lapis lazuli, carnelian, malachite and black obsidian.

Sun Goddess Saule Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Sun Goddess Saule Ritual Necklace on Rowan with sunstone, bronzite, vintagge wood, carnelian, crystal, clear quartz.

Sappho Ritual Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Sappho Ritual Necklace on apple with amazonite, green jade, turquoise, chrysocolla, white jade and vintage glass.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sculpting the Goddess

So, I felt like a little bit of experimentation one evening. I had had this lump of clay sat in the cupboard for about two years, so about 3 weeks ago I decided to make a fox goddess, followed by a crow goddess. Then I made a hare goddess and a deer goddess. I didn't want to make the typical goddess with the spiral on her belly, as it is overdone but I wanted to make a comment on the goddess and her animal associations. In my work I often look at wood and crystal associations but have never concentrated soley on the very primal relationship between the goddess and her animals. As a result, the sculptures have come out very primal, almost shamanic. Within the clay I have blended appropriate herbs and the sculpts are between 4.5 and 6.5 inches tall at present, however, as i get more confident I am sure they will go bigger. Air drying clay is easy to use but very hard to smooth out at present so I think my sculpts look rough, however they will bet better hopefully. Here are some pics of the unpainted and painted ones I have created so far, and if you like what you see come and like my Moon Sculpts page. Enjoy )0(

the Fox, Crow and Hare Goddesses by Moons Crafts
First 3 Sculpts - the Fox, Crow and Hare Goddesses 

The Deer Goddess by Moons Crafts
The Deer Goddess 

Crow Goddess by MoonsCrafts
Began as the Crow Goddess but became a representation of Morrigan.

The Hare Goddess Sculpture from MoonsCrafts
The Hare Goddess from MoonsCrafts

My facebook page has changed as well for my other creations and you can now find me at www.facebook.com/MoonsCraft.




Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A busy year

It has been so busy this year I have neglected my blog completely. I have been experimenting quite alot and I think my biggest success of the last six months were my sculpted staffs, so here are some pics.

Morrigans Eel Staff by MoonsCrafts on Blackthorn
Morrigans Eel Staff by MoonsCrafts on Blackthorn

Anubis Staff on Alder by MoonsCrafts
Anubis Staff on Alder by MoonsCrafts

The Fox Staff by MoonsCrafts on Alder

Friday, 23 May 2014

Staffs, sticks and wands ...

It's been quite a while since I posted on here. MoonsCrafts has been really busy creating alot of commission work. I have been creating quite a few staffs and wands so here are some of the ones I enjoyed making the most.
Fire Dragon Staff crafted from Rowan with red jasper from MoonsCrafts
Fire Dragon Staff crafted from Rowan with red jasper crown - COMMISSION
Crow Goddess Staff crafted from Willow with black obsidian crown from Moonscrafts
Crow Goddess Staff crafted from Willow with black obsidian sphere and sculpted crow feathers. In Stock.

Spiral Goddess Staff crafted from willow with Green moss agate sphere from Moonscrafts
Spiral Goddess Staff crafted from willow with Green moss agate sphere, velvet handle and extensive leaf and spiral detail.

Goddess Walking Stick crafted from Crack willow from Moonscrafts
Goddess Walking Stick crafted from Crack willow with extensive pyrography and standing 33 inches tall. COMMISSION

Tarot Walking Stick crafted from willow from Moonscrafts
Tarot walking stick with the entire 22 cards of the major arcana spiralling from bottom to top ending in the world on the handle - COMMISSION

Lunar Cycles Wand crafted from birch with quartz tip from MoonsCrafts
Lunar Cycles Wand in birch. Extensive pyrography throughout with my own take on the triple goddess - Rehomed

Witch's Moon Birch Wand with onyx tip from MoonsCrafts
Witch's Moon Birch wand. Raven in birch tree in pyrography with black onyx tip - COMMISSION

Sunday, 9 February 2014

2014, a year for the Goddesses

I've been very busy since Yule. i have found increasingly more requests for goddess specific items which i love creating because I get to learn about the many goddesses out there but it also reinforces my own path which has been inspired by the beauty of the goddess and many facets of her personality which manifest differently in cultures across the globe. here are some of the goddess pieces I have made recently...

Brigid the Bright One Goddess Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Brigid the Bright One Goddess Necklace crafted from White Birch with copal amber, white frosted agate, peridot, carnelian and crystal.

Konohanasakuya-hime, the Japanese Cherry Blossom Goddess Necklace  from MoonsCrafts
Konohanasakuya-hime, the Japanese Cherry Blossom Goddess Necklace crafted on cherry with rose quartz, white jade, ruby and white frosted agate.

The Morrigan Goddess Talisman from MoonsCrafts
The Morrigan Talisman. This talisman is crafted from Blackthorn which Morrigan on one side and the Raven on the other.

Corra, Scottish Goddess of Prophecy Talisman from MoonsCrafts
Corra, Scottish Goddess of Prophecy Talisman which is crafted from Hazel. One one side shows Corra and the crystal ball, on the other is the crane which Corra is said to shapeshift into.


Goddess Rhiannon Ritual Necklace by MoonsCrafts
Goddess Rhiannon Ritual Necklace, fully jeweled in pinks, reds and cream and finished with a rose quartz hummingbird and an apple mini wand pendant.


Arianrhod of the Silver Wheel Goddess Necklace from MoonsCrafts
Arianrhod of the Silver Wheel Goddess Necklace crafted from hazel with vintage crystal, white jade, clear quartz, crystal and opalite.