Just Listed on My Etsy Shop: Sterling Silver Athena Devotional Necklace

The stirring opening lines of the “Homeric Hymn to Athena” evoke the Goddess so beautifully:

“I begin to sing of Pallas Athena, the glorious goddess,

bright-eyed, inventive, unbending of heart,

pure virgin, saviour of cities,

courageous,

Tritogeneia.”

My devotional jewelry tribute to Athena, available for sale on JackalMoonDesigns, features a stunning sterling silver replica of an ancient Greek drachma as the pendant, depicting Athena in profile on the front and Her totem symbol of the owl on the back. (The coin pendant was something I bought directly in Greece while perusing the wares in a Thessaloniki market in 1998!)

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New Devotional Necklaces for Sale on JackalMoonDesigns!

I’ve had a spate of creativity with my hands lately, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve uploaded 5 listings of gemstone bead devotional necklaces to my Etsy site, JackalMoonDesigns! Check them out: devotional necklaces to Macha, Hekate (my pieces in honor of Her sell out quickly!), Odin, and Cernunnos! And a spiffy copper pentacle necklace with turquoise and amber rounds out the offerings.

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Sekhmet, Odin, and Frigga Necklaces Now Available in my JackalMoonDesigns Etsy Shop

As the holiday shopping season gets underway in full force here in the States, I’d like to encourage people to please support small businesses and artisans, especially in esoteric/metaphysical communities. I’ve had my Etsy shop, Jackal Moon Designs, active for exactly half a year now and I love creating pieces that help support Polytheists, Pagans, Magicians, and Shamanic Practitioners in strengthening their connections to their Holy Powers.

I’ve recently ordered a slew of pendants depicting various Deities and Spirits and will be uploading new beaded gemstones pieces on a regular basis. I’m announcing three that are new to my shop as of yesterday and this morning, reflecting the work of my crafty little hands over the weekend. They’re long, texturally rich pieces and one is made to honor Sekhmet, one to honor Frigga (depicted in the featured image for this post), and one to honor Odin. I accept a variety of payments on my Etsy site and ship worldwide. My pieces make great one-of-a-kind gifts or you can keep them for yourself! (Do note that I take requests for custom pieces if you don’t see the Holy Power you serve represented in my shop!)

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27-inch-long Sekhmet devotional necklace featuring a 1.5-inch-long brass pendant of the Goddess with wings. Stones included are 18 x 13 mm mookaite jasper, 9 mm rainbow moonstone, 13 mm tiger iron, and 5 mm Czech crystal bead spacers. Mookaite jasper is thought to be a healing and grounding stone, connected to the root chakra.

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My Frigga necklace is 24.5 inches long and the brass pendant of the Goddess is 2 inches long by 0.75 inches wide. The gemstones include cognac and milk amber chips of various sizes, Kingman boulder turquoise rondelles (9 mm) 18 x 13 mm mookaite jasper ovals, and kiwi/sesame jasper rondelles (10 mm).

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My Odin necklace measures 26.5 inches long and the brass pendant is 1.75 inches tall by 0.75 inches wide. The gemstone beads include 10 mm labradorite spheres, 13 x 18 mm blue iolite ovals, kiwi/sesame jasper 10 mm rondelles, 10 mm quartz crystal beads flanking the pendant and 14 mm amethyst beads on either side of the no-fuss brass lobster claw clasp.

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Thanks for taking a look at my site and please remember to shop small this holiday season!

Blessings bright!

New Ritual Jewelry Pieces Uploaded to JackalMoonDesigns: My Etsy Site

Well, if rowdy Mars opposing transformative Pluto conjunct the ambitious Capricorn full moon last night (based on my time zone) has taught me anything, it’s that I can get worked up into a devotional jewelry-making frenzy. I worked on three Mjöllnír (Thor’s Hammer) necklaces alone, two featuring striking sterling silver pendants and the third a bone one. All told, I made four necklaces in the span of a conventional workday. The bone pendant Mjöllnir, which was cool because it depicted Jørmungand, the World Serpent, coiling around Thor’s Hammer, sold as soon as I made an announcement about it to my Facebook friends and uploaded photos. So I have three necklaces I’ve added to my Etsy site, JackalMoonDesigns–have a look and let me know what you think! Continue reading

Sacred Crafts: Devotional Jewelry

One of the things I love to do in my spare time, especially during cold winter days when I’m feeling like a crafty domestic diva, is create ritual jewelry. I typically make necklaces out of various semiprecious gemstones beads, and these necklaces are anchored by a “statement piece” pendant. For the most part, I make these necklaces as gifts for people who are dear to me. I choose the gemstone beads carefully, thinking of the energetic properties each stone bears on its own and in combination with other stones and metals; the result is some sort of metaphysically themed piece of jewelry. Continue reading