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Days of the week planet symbol bracelet, way better pic! thewickedgriffin.com or etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #thewickedgriffin #pagan #witch #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #wiccan #occult #astrology

Days of the week planet symbol bracelet, way better pic! thewickedgriffin.com or etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #thewickedgriffin #pagan #witch #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #wiccan #occult #astrology

Can’t help myself, have to post another. This green tourmaline is just so pretty!! And this is the one that will be for sale. #thewickedgriffin

Can’t help myself, have to post another. This green tourmaline is just so pretty!! And this is the one that will be for sale. #thewickedgriffin

One for me, and one for you :) Green Tourmaline prong set in sterling silver. #greentourmaline #crystals #thewickedgriffin #pagan #witch #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #tourmaline

One for me, and one for you :) Green Tourmaline prong set in sterling silver. #greentourmaline #crystals #thewickedgriffin #pagan #witch #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #tourmaline

I should be ashamed…but I’m not. Just a sign of creative madness, who has time to clean that up?? Some day soon, I suppose :) #madness #messydesk #creativeinsanity #thewickedgriffin

I should be ashamed…but I’m not. Just a sign of creative madness, who has time to clean that up?? Some day soon, I suppose :) #madness #messydesk #creativeinsanity #thewickedgriffin

What shall I do you you, my pretties?? #greentourmaline #crystals #pagan #witchesofinstagram #thewickedgriffin #tourmaline

What shall I do you you, my pretties?? #greentourmaline #crystals #pagan #witchesofinstagram #thewickedgriffin #tourmaline

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thewickedgriffin:

Rune bracelet for @philosofikhal is now complete. Hope you love it, I sure do! If anyone else is interested, you can get your own custom bracelet at thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #runes #runestones #runestones #pagan #wiccan #witchesofinstagram #vikingrunes #viking #artisan #thewickedgriffin

((Maybe it’s weird, but seeing this bracelet got me thinking about something.  It seems to me, to truly be good at Potions, you would have to be good at (or at least have an working knowledge of) just about everything else.  I mean, think about it.
Astronomy - Knowing how the stars align and what those alignments can mean when brewing a potion could be incredibly important.  It might even make a difference in the potion’s potency, or whether or not it works at all.
Charms - Although not as strongly needed, I could see the possibility of a charmed object making the brewing of potions more efficient - like a a stirring stick that stops your hand at precisely the right spot, or a cauldron which heats at exactly the desired temperature.  Again - something you could purchase, but probably cheaper to do the enchantments yourself - especially given that Potions is already a rather expensive pursuit.
Defense Against the Dark Arts - This one is a lot like charms.  Knowing the best and most efficient ways to take down certain creatures when harvesting potion ingredients certainly isn’t a bad thing, and keeps you from spending more money.
Herbology - Knowing how to grow and harvest different kinds of plants seems sort of essential, doesn’t it?.  And even if you’re buying your ingredients rather than growing your own - knowing that something planted during the full moon might have different effects on a potion than something planted on a new moon could be beneficial, too.
History of Magic - This one’s kind of a given, I think.  If you don’t know what the wizards who’ve come before you have tried, then you might wind up simply repeating the work of others as you work towards whatever potions you’re trying to make a reality.
Transfiguration - While I’m not certain it would be wise to use transfigured ingredients, it would be something interesting to dabble with.  To see if a potion which calls for Eye of Newt has any side effects if you use a transfigured newt rather than a real one.
Study of Ancient Runes - What if having certain runes carved into your stirring stick or your cauldron had additional effects on you completed potion?  Or, like in the photo above, if you wore a bracelet (or rings) carved with specially selected runes on the hand you used to stir your potion or cut your ingredients?  While combing magics can be hazardous, it certainly seems like it would be something interesting to experiment with.
Arithmancy - How could the study of magical numbers NOT be important to a potion?  This would help you have a better understanding on how long to brew something, or how many times to stir it.  And knowing that if, for example, you put in the same number of robin’s eggs as you do troll toenails, whether or not they’ll cancel each other out.
Care of Magical Creatures - This one is kind of a given, too.  Just like with DADA, if you know where to go and how to collect ingredients yourself, you don’t have to pay for someone else’s.  It might also help in the sense that if a certain potion calls for pixie skins - a working knowledge of this study would raise the immediate question of which pixie skins would work best.  The assumption being, of course, that different environmental factors in the pixies’ habitats might alter their skin, and therefore alter the spell.
Divination - This is the only class where I really didn’t see too much of a connection.  The only exception being, if you were intentionally focusing on potions meant to aid in this area.  For example, if you wanted to create a potion that would give a witch or wizard a single prophetic dream, or something along those lines.  Even then, it’s a stretch, I suppose, and I don’t imagine potions like that would be easy to make, if possible at all.
But seriously - look at that list up there.  When anyone in the books is described as being good at Potions, you KNOW that they’ve got to be good at quite a few other things, as well.  It’s actually pretty impressive when you stop to think about it.  Not saying you’d HAVE to be good at them all to make good potions, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.  And, especially if you’re trying to craft new potions - things that no one else has made before.  That, in particular, is something I’ve thought about a lot, since Gail’s main purpose in life is to create a potion that will fully cure her brother and others like him.))

What a post! And I agree, which is why I DO make such jewelry :) to enhance the energies, or more specifically, to call forth those energies into ones life. And what better or more personal way to do that than by wearing it as jewelry? Lately I have been creating what I would like to think of as ritual jewelry, to help one enhance the qualities of whatever ritual they may be doing, or to just simply use the jewelry as “tangible incantations”.

awitcheveryotherday:

thewickedgriffin:

Rune bracelet for @philosofikhal is now complete. Hope you love it, I sure do! If anyone else is interested, you can get your own custom bracelet at thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #runes #runestones #runestones #pagan #wiccan #witchesofinstagram #vikingrunes #viking #artisan #thewickedgriffin

((Maybe it’s weird, but seeing this bracelet got me thinking about something.  It seems to me, to truly be good at Potions, you would have to be good at (or at least have an working knowledge of) just about everything else.  I mean, think about it.

  • Astronomy - Knowing how the stars align and what those alignments can mean when brewing a potion could be incredibly important.  It might even make a difference in the potion’s potency, or whether or not it works at all.
  • Charms - Although not as strongly needed, I could see the possibility of a charmed object making the brewing of potions more efficient - like a a stirring stick that stops your hand at precisely the right spot, or a cauldron which heats at exactly the desired temperature.  Again - something you could purchase, but probably cheaper to do the enchantments yourself - especially given that Potions is already a rather expensive pursuit.
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts - This one is a lot like charms.  Knowing the best and most efficient ways to take down certain creatures when harvesting potion ingredients certainly isn’t a bad thing, and keeps you from spending more money.
  • Herbology - Knowing how to grow and harvest different kinds of plants seems sort of essential, doesn’t it?.  And even if you’re buying your ingredients rather than growing your own - knowing that something planted during the full moon might have different effects on a potion than something planted on a new moon could be beneficial, too.
  • History of Magic - This one’s kind of a given, I think.  If you don’t know what the wizards who’ve come before you have tried, then you might wind up simply repeating the work of others as you work towards whatever potions you’re trying to make a reality.
  • Transfiguration - While I’m not certain it would be wise to use transfigured ingredients, it would be something interesting to dabble with.  To see if a potion which calls for Eye of Newt has any side effects if you use a transfigured newt rather than a real one.
  • Study of Ancient Runes - What if having certain runes carved into your stirring stick or your cauldron had additional effects on you completed potion?  Or, like in the photo above, if you wore a bracelet (or rings) carved with specially selected runes on the hand you used to stir your potion or cut your ingredients?  While combing magics can be hazardous, it certainly seems like it would be something interesting to experiment with.
  • Arithmancy - How could the study of magical numbers NOT be important to a potion?  This would help you have a better understanding on how long to brew something, or how many times to stir it.  And knowing that if, for example, you put in the same number of robin’s eggs as you do troll toenails, whether or not they’ll cancel each other out.
  • Care of Magical Creatures - This one is kind of a given, too.  Just like with DADA, if you know where to go and how to collect ingredients yourself, you don’t have to pay for someone else’s.  It might also help in the sense that if a certain potion calls for pixie skins - a working knowledge of this study would raise the immediate question of which pixie skins would work best.  The assumption being, of course, that different environmental factors in the pixies’ habitats might alter their skin, and therefore alter the spell.
  • Divination - This is the only class where I really didn’t see too much of a connection.  The only exception being, if you were intentionally focusing on potions meant to aid in this area.  For example, if you wanted to create a potion that would give a witch or wizard a single prophetic dream, or something along those lines.  Even then, it’s a stretch, I suppose, and I don’t imagine potions like that would be easy to make, if possible at all.

But seriously - look at that list up there.  When anyone in the books is described as being good at Potions, you KNOW that they’ve got to be good at quite a few other things, as well.  It’s actually pretty impressive when you stop to think about it.  Not saying you’d HAVE to be good at them all to make good potions, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.  And, especially if you’re trying to craft new potions - things that no one else has made before.  That, in particular, is something I’ve thought about a lot, since Gail’s main purpose in life is to create a potion that will fully cure her brother and others like him.))

What a post! And I agree, which is why I DO make such jewelry :) to enhance the energies, or more specifically, to call forth those energies into ones life. And what better or more personal way to do that than by wearing it as jewelry? Lately I have been creating what I would like to think of as ritual jewelry, to help one enhance the qualities of whatever ritual they may be doing, or to just simply use the jewelry as “tangible incantations”.

Leaf vine adjustable ring in copper or sterling silver now available at thewickedgriffin.com or etsy.com/thewickedgriffin #thewickedgriffin #leafring #vinering #knucklering #pagan #wiccan #witchring #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #elven #nature

Leaf vine adjustable ring in copper or sterling silver now available at thewickedgriffin.com or etsy.com/thewickedgriffin #thewickedgriffin #leafring #vinering #knucklering #pagan #wiccan #witchring #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #elven #nature

Personalized stitched Rune cuff bracelet, you can have the Runes on the outside or inside. Find at etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin and when I’m less tired, thewickedgriffin.com #runes #vikingrunes #viking #pagan #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #wicca #thewickedgriffin

Personalized stitched Rune cuff bracelet, you can have the Runes on the outside or inside. Find at etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin and when I’m less tired, thewickedgriffin.com #runes #vikingrunes #viking #pagan #witchcraft #witchjewelry #witchesofinstagram #wicca #thewickedgriffin

Getting ready for the season now, these were a big hit last year :) #thewickedgriffin

Getting ready for the season now, these were a big hit last year :) #thewickedgriffin

Custom Dog tag complete :) what do you think, should I make these as a permanent addition to my shop? #thewickedgriffin #runes #vikingrunes #viking #pagan #wicca #wiccan #witch #witchesofinstagram #dogtags

Custom Dog tag complete :) what do you think, should I make these as a permanent addition to my shop? #thewickedgriffin #runes #vikingrunes #viking #pagan #wicca #wiccan #witch #witchesofinstagram #dogtags

Somebody loves their dog :) they’re having a custom name tag made with the name in runes. #thewickedgriffin #dogtags #ilovemyjob

Somebody loves their dog :) they’re having a custom name tag made with the name in runes. #thewickedgriffin #dogtags #ilovemyjob

Ow, my forearms are sore! Probably a few thousand hammer strikes on 1.5 X 7.5 inches of copper for a custom order bracelet. Hoping it’ll be done tonight :) #jewelrymaking #hammering #texturing #metalworker #thewickedgriffin #ilovemyjob

Ow, my forearms are sore! Probably a few thousand hammer strikes on 1.5 X 7.5 inches of copper for a custom order bracelet. Hoping it’ll be done tonight :) #jewelrymaking #hammering #texturing #metalworker #thewickedgriffin #ilovemyjob

Solitary Witch ring now available at thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #solitarywitch #witch #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #pagan #wicca #wiccan #thewickedgriffin #occult #witchring #witchjewelry

Solitary Witch ring now available at thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin #solitarywitch #witch #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #pagan #wicca #wiccan #thewickedgriffin #occult #witchring #witchjewelry

Just got done making this ring, “solitary witch” :) will be available tomorrow, 8/11 on thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin still have to take my nice daytime “professional” pics. #solitarywitch #witch #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #wicca #wiccan #pagan #thewickedgriffin

Just got done making this ring, “solitary witch” :) will be available tomorrow, 8/11 on thewickedgriffin.com and etsy.com/shop/thewickedgriffin still have to take my nice daytime “professional” pics. #solitarywitch #witch #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #wicca #wiccan #pagan #thewickedgriffin