While I didn’t get to metalwork today (due to pet-sitting my sister’s terrier mix that loves to run as well as ruin things inside your home), I did manage to get some things done.
I did manage to finish my two new skulls – one begotten by trading (Thank you
BlueDruid) was the cat skull, which is something I’ve asked for in the past. Funny how when you cease to look, things just appear sometimes? The coyote skull is my other addition – and I’m thrilled with both. Finished at the new moon, I think they are fine vessels for Work. I also received seeds, a book from BlueDruid, and I was gifted a silver bowl, hagstone, and a skeleton key from my Hubs as ‘I love you,’ gifts. He’s awesome.
The reddening doesn’t show on these skulls for some reason – perhaps my ochre isn’t thick enough? They have been fleshed anew regardless, and tonight I will sing to them in the dark of the darkest part of the lunar cycle.
My duck skull is still ‘brewing,’ in the maceration process. It’s coming along nicely, but it’ll probably be another few weeks before it gets it’s hydrogen peroxide bath. Still hoping for a goose-skull, but not looking at the same time.
I also finished painting my latest addition to my tools – a center point, it’s a holder for my stange/staff as the World Tree, a center to an indoors crossroads. It’s light, so I can take it to the literal crossroads as well. Made from scrap steel, I think it’ll work well for it’s purpose. Tonight I’ll find out!
I made a skeleton key, hagstone, and mink vertebrea charm today also. I saw this site years ago (http://cornishwitchcraft.co.uk/images-tools.html), add that in with Sarah Lawless’ charms, I wanted to try my hand at making one for myself. Nope, just one – for me and mine only. So thanks to you who inspired me. My next project is to try to work with the lucky Chinese coins I was given while I was overseas in the Army. I don’t know what to do yet, but I’ll figure something out.
So tonight will be just me, myself, and I at the dark of the moon. It’s been a busy day sure, with the barbequed food we had, and the projects, but I still have that little knick in my shoulder to forge. I’ll get to it tomorrow, as I need to finish the last two mirrors for my store, and try to get the handles finished for my new knives.