Solstice Blessings!

Hello. Yes, I am still alive. So, summer solstice on Wednesday here in Perth was 42C/107F, which was just the best day (not) and why I hate summer this heat is appalling. So I didn’t do any ritual because who has the energy to do ritual when it’s that fkn hot? Not me. But I did ritual yesterday morning, with a bunch of other ADF solitaries, watching a livestream of a winter solstice ritual, so that scratched my ritual itch for now.

I’m still in that stage of figuring stuff out, but I’m closer to done than I was before, and I’ve done morning ritual to Sobek-Heru today for the first time in a long time. I also built a shrine for Isis, and it sits on the southern wall. I’ll do full shrine postings and photos at a later date, probably in January once the dust has settled. Maybe I’ll even do a full room tour, though I’ll have to do some cleaning first, I have stuff everywhere right now, and that won’t change once Christmas and my birthday hits. But that’s a job for later.

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Shrine Kit – Greek God Poseidon – Sea Chest, Artwork, Prayer Beads – Gold and Blue

I was actually going to sell the beads separately, but I felt it made more sense to sell them all together, which is why the second image doesn’t include the beads. This is for those who have had better experiences with Poseidon than I have. But it is a beautiful kit, and would make for an excellent mini altar set-up for those with little space, or to take with you. Either the chest, or the art, could sit on a desk at work without drawing undue attention to themselves as pagan shrines.

This is a mini devotional shrine kit for the Greek God Poseidon.

The small papier mache treasure chest is painted with gold acrylic paint, and decorative paper has been used to embelish the box. It has a layer of varnish to protect it from damage.

The 4in x 4in canvsas is a paper art piece made with one of the same pieces of decorative paper used for the chest. This piece is titled, ‘The Gates of Poseidon’.

The prayer beads are made with turquoise, sodalite, and black onyx, with a silver dolphin charm. The beads were chosen to represent the colours of a stormy sea, and are beaded together semi-randomly.

In the chest, there is a small ceramic offering dish, a tealight, and two frankincense incense cones. There is enough room to fit the prayer beads inside, as well as any other little trinkets you might want to include.

The entire kit contains:
– one painted and embellished papier mache chest
– one 4in x 4in canvas paper art
– one set of prayer beads
– one ceramic offering dish
– one tealight
– frankincense incense cones

Everything will be packaged securely to prevent damage during shipping.

If you are interested in purchasing this shrine kit, please check out the listing on Etsy.

New: Portable Shrine Kit – Kemetic Shrine Kit – Offering Table Lid – White and Gold

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I have been experimenting with votive offering tables for a while now, and I think this is the one that is rendered best. Perhaps it is because I drew it with a paint marker, rather than with actual paint. I can see where my strengths lie.

This, and another three boxes, I got at my op shop. $1 each. They’ve scrubbed up nicely, I think. Also, it’s not visible and I forgot to add it to the listing, but the felt backing for the altar tile is black. But anyway. The paint marker is shiny af, and I want to play around with that some more. I like the effect.

This is a small portable shrine kit designed for Kemetic pagans, polytheists, and assorted other Kemetic types. The box itself is made of papier mache, painted white, with gold paint marker along the edge of the lid. The inside is also painted with gold acrylic paint. The box has been varnished to give it a protective, glossy coat to protect it from damage.

The box measures 11cm x 11 cm x 4 cm, or 4.3in x 4.3in x 1.6in.

The lid, drawn on with gold metallic paint marker, is an original design inspired by the ancient offeirng tables, and enables the box itself to be used as a mini altar for ritual, if a small shrine is all you can use.

The design has the hieroglyph for heaven/sky at the top, an ankh in the middle, and the hieroglyph for offering at the bottom. Between them are renderings of pots for offering water or beer, tiny incense burners, the glyph for water, and the two circles represent offering bread. In this way, the offerings represented can be used as votive offerings, perpetually given to the gods if you aren’t in a position to offer physical offerings due to travel or other situations.

It is small and light enough to use as a portable shrine, and there is room to add other items, or to take them out and completely customise what it contains to suit your own needs. It can also be used as a mini shrine on its own, if you do not have much room.

In this kit, you will receive:
– 1 painted box, that fits everything in the kit inside it.
– 1 gold altar tile, depicting an ankh, ma’at feathers, and four stars in black, with a felt back
– 1 small white offering dish
– 4 mini myrrh incense cones
– 2 tealights

Everything will be packaged securely to prevent damage during shipping.

If you’re interested in purchasing this shrine kit, please see the listing on etsy.

New: Tiny Portable Shrine Boxes – Black with Gold Pentagram Design

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I’ve listed these two together, because they are, in essence, identical. They are tiny shrine boxes, with a tealight, and a single frankincense incense cone. These boxes legit came from my op shop and were, like, 40c each. I love working at an op shop. Except when it is 40C/104F, then I do not, because our air-con is terrible. But most of the time, I love it. :D?

Anyway, buy my shrine boxes they are tops.

(…Not literally, obvs. But you knew that, right? >_>)

This listing is for a single tiny shrine box, painted black, with a gold pentagram hand-drawn on the lid with gold metallic paint marker. The box has been varnished to give it a protective, glossy coat to protect it from damage.

There are two box shrines available.

They measure 6cm x 6cm x 3.25cm, or 2.3in x 2.3in by 1.2in. They are small enough to fit in your hand, and contain a tealight, and a single frankincense incense cone. Frankincense is a good all-purpose incense for many gods, as well as for spiritual and magical workings.

No incense burner is included, but there is enough room to fit a small metal one inside. It could also be used to hold any other small trinkets or spiritual items, or used for a magical spell. It would also work as a small altar table in a portable shrine kit, or to hold items on your altar or shrine.

Everything will be packaged securely to prevent damage during shipping.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these boxes, please see the listing here.

New: Pagan Prayer Beads – Egyptian God Amun – Ammonite, Black Onyx, Tiger Eye, Moss Agate

Set of beads made with an ammonite pendant, black onyx, tiger eye, and moss agate beads.

Set of beads made with an ammonite pendant, black onyx, tiger eye, and moss agate beads.

This is the other set for Amun I found tucked away in a box. I think I put them away because I wasn’t sure I liked the designs, but once I got them out again, I think they’re fine, and Amun doesn’t seem to mind, so. They’re staying as they are.

This is a small set of prayer beads for the Egyptian god Amun. The ammonite fossil charm resembles an ear, echoing the votive ears that were found in some of Amun’s temples, where people could go to leave their requests with the god, knowing He would hear them.

This seet of beads is made with alternating black onyx and tiger eye, along with four lage moss agate beads. They measure 18cm long, and the final knit is glued for added strength.

If you are interested in purchasing this set, you can see the etsy listing here. Any questions, convo me on etsy, or comment here.

New: Pagan Prayer Beads – Egyptian God Amun – Ammonite, Turquoise, Tiger Eye, Skull Beads

Set of beads fot the god Amun, made with an ammonite pendant, turquoise, tiger eye, and skull beads.

Set of beads for the god Amun, made with an ammonite pendant, turquoise, tiger eye, and skull beads.

I had actually forgotten I’d made this set, along with another ammonite set of beads, but now they’re up and ready to be bought. Amun liked the ammonite pun, hence they are His. He also wanted the skulls. I have no idea why. I guess this is what I get for letting gods design Their prayer beads.

This is a set of prayer beads for the Egyptian god Amun. The ammonite fossil charm resembles an ear, echoing the votive ears that were found in some of Amun’s temples, where people could go to leave their requests with the god, knowing He would hear them.

This set of beads is made with alternating turquoise and tiger eye beads, interspersed with skull beads. A single large moss agate bead balances the ammonite. The beads measure about 25cm long, and the final knot is glued for added strength.

If you are interested in purchasing this set, you can see the listing here. Any questions, feel free to convo me via etsy, or comment here.

Shedety Scriptorium Update

Well, I’ve varnished, and photographed, and written words, and while I still have a few photos I need to retake because I am great at blurry!, I’m just about ready to begin throwing new listings up over at Etsy. I did a sneak peek over at the shop blog, if anyone’s interested, and I’ll be posting each item there as it goes up on Etsy. So keep an eye on that blog if you want to know what’s available, and what’s coming up. I have, like, 22 separate things that need to go up, though some things, I think, could be combined into one listing. But anyway. I’ll get them listed over the next few weeks, just so it’s not a flood, but more of a gentle increase.

I’ve been making a lot of little shrine kits of late, because that’s apparently the best thing to do with little tiny boxes. But I’ve also just picked up some red vinyl as well, and I want to play around with that and maybe try to make some hard-cover books with it. We’ll see. I think Hekate and Set would be interested in those if I managed to make something not shit. That, and it’s been too long since I actually made any books, so I want to make sure I can still do it. I’ve been practicing long-stitching books with leather pieces, so some of those might go up as well, once I get the hang of making sure the holes are even and in the right place. You’d be surprised at how hard that actually is. I need more practice. And perhaps more leather idk.

Anyway. It’s nearly Wep Ronpet. I might have a bit of paid work coming up, so that’s good. I still need to make new linens for the gods. And write rituals. And figure out what I’m doing for the High Day, because this’ll be my fourth DP High Day, and I can’t just skip it now. If anyone has any ideas for Hellenic New Year-ish festivals I could take inspiration from, I’m all ears. I’m so used to seasonal calendars that the non-seasonal nature of most Hellenic festivals and calendars is something I find very disconcerting. But I’ll get used to it, I think, once I have a set I’m happy with. Anyway. Imma go watch Zoolander and chill and think of more things to make.

Solstice Blessings!

I’m way behind on my Solstice preparations. But then I’m way behind on a lot of things, ngl. Christmas does that to me, I think, when I have to buy presents for several people, and catch up with all the shit I didn’t get around to doing because I was working full time. But anyway.

I think Solstice will be short and sweet this time. It’s meant to be 38C/100.4F tomorrow, and I can’t with lengthy complicated rituals in that sort of heat, particularly not if they involve candles. At least only four of my DP High Day rituals need to be COoR, and I’ve already done two of those, so I’ll take my leave to do something simple. I do have a simple liturgy I bodged up a while back that just involves water and I may do that instead. It may end up just being a general Theoi one, because I don’t have enough time to focus on writing something for any particular deity.

I am going away on Boxing Day (Dec 26), though, catching an 8am flight, so there’s a lot more on my mind right now than just Christmas. We’re going to Tasmania to have Christmas with my brother and his family, before having a holiday for the rest of the time we’re here.

I’ll also be closing Shedety Scriptorium on etsy, just while I’m away, and open it back up when I get home on Jan 6. Well. It might be Jan 7. But you get the idea. I’ve set up a shop blog over at shedetyscriptorium.wordpress.com, which I’ll be doing some work on when I get back. I ran out of paid work, and while I have some free time on my hands, I want to get working on my shop again. And hopefully avoid having to go back on the dole, which is not fun and I already had four years of that shit I do not want to do that again, so. Shop it is, for now. I’ve got some mini shrine boxes under way, Kemetic and Hellenic, and some beads to make, as well as make a few more books, so that’ll be January’s project. More on that in the New Year.

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Shedety Scriptorium Update – All the things!

I’ve spent the better part of most of today putting the last of the unlisted stock up on Shedety Scriptorium. I wanted to get it all up and out of the way so I could start to work on other things. Plz feel free to have a look. I’ve added a bunch of journals, one stray set of prayer beads, and some shiny round painted boxes that would make for a good portable shrine/altar.

I still have one outstanding box to work on, Hekate’s, because I don’t like the design I painted around the bottom lid, and can’t work out how to finish off the lid to match it, so I may just repaint those black, and start again. The Hekate’s labyrinth on the lid is totally staying, though, given how much time I spent trying to get it as perfect as it is.

I want to focus on making prayer beads for the next month or so, since I feel like I have enough books up there for the moment, and I don’t have the room to store much more than I currently have. (Unless you buy them and take them off my hands, that would be nice? :D) Anyway.  I need to make more Sobek and Bast beads, and I want to make more for the other gods in my life, and see how many I end up with by the time I’m done. If you have any particular deity/design requests, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do?