✦ Olde ways of winter collection ✦
After a rejuvenating hibernation spent steeped in inspiration, I’ve finally returned to the workbench to guide you on a journey through a winter woodland, with magic and tradition teeming forth from each naked branch, snow-covered path, crackling fire, and frosted burrow. Throughout time, across lands and culture, there exists a trove of tales we tell to contextualize these darkest and coldest days of winter, to reduce fear, to increase light, to remind us of our ability to persevere, and to lay bare the inherent magic within the dark. From ancient Celtic tales of a wandering giantess crone, to the Victorian practice of growing lily of the valley indoors at Christmas, from wondrous fables of the red and white Amanita Muscaria mushroom, to mysterious Druidic rituals involving evergreen mistletoe, I’ve gathered a cornucopia of seasonal symbols to forge into potent talismanic jewels, featuring a gemstone palette of moonstone, garnet, petrified wood, and quartz. Whether the winter of the earth or the winter of the soul, we all must traverse our days of dark and cold. These pieces are meant to serve as sources of personal power, lights in the darkness, and reminders that even the most seemingly barren times are not so barren at all.