Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Halloweeny: A Pendulum and Board

Happy Halloween and Samhain Blessings, darling friends!

I finished off one last Halloween project to share with you. A pendulum and board (I've also seen it called a pendulum map).

Halloween has long been believed to be an ideal time for telling fortunes and divination. I have an old book from 1912 called "Games For Hallow-e'en" that is filled with games to divine ones future... especially in matters of love. Ooh lala!

While playing with resin I had this idea to incorporate herbs for their magickal properties. Making a pendulum filled with psychic enhancing herbs seemed ideal.

So, while pouring my resin into the mold I added crushed herbs, spices and roots that are believed to boost ones ability to divine the future. While some may not agree with using resin or other non-natural materials in their craft, I say "Why not use every tool at your disposal?" Shake it up, baby!

A length of gold chain, findings, a sun charm and the pendulum is ready to answer all my pressing questions.

I had an entirely different vision for the pendulum board, but things didn't work out as planned.

A gradient of blue hues was used to paint a wooden hexagon. Then I took to the computer to come up with a design and used my Silhouette to cut it out of gold vinyl... then I went back and adjusted the whole design because my lines were too thin, stars too small and lettering all wrong. 

In the end, I'm super happy with this little piece and will ask it all sorts of questions by candlelight this evening.

Will grocery prices continue to spiral out of control?

Am I on Santa's 'nice' list?

Will my husband take me to 'wing night' on Thursday?

You know, all the big important questions.

Have a beautiful Halloween, my friend. May all your fortunes be good.