Step Away From The Credit Card! Making Your Ritual Tools.


Hey there folks,

I have been a Pagan now for about five years now, when I first set foot on my path I was so excited about making my own tools and I always had a fantastic sense of achievement and great connection to everyone of them.

As time wore on, I started to explore the vast array of Pagan shops, stalls, and festivals, and online stores, and…Ok I admit it, I have fallen prey to the bling! I have no will power! Oh why do they make it so easy to spend money online?

Traditional wooden wands with gold accents, fancy silver ones with crystals, intricately detailed pewter dragons, hematite wands with fine pentacles along the shaft! There is just so much Pagan bling out there, it just looks so good and I always, always think I need it. I am glad to see that Pagan crafts and craftspeople are doing so well but I can’t help but think that all this commercialism has taken us even further away from the natural landscape that we are trying to reconnect to.

I am determined to get back to that joy and enthusiasm that I felt when I handcrafted my own tools.

So here it goes, I am going to make a wand that is beautiful, practical and powerful. But I am going to put in place some boundaries to curb my capitalist leanings.

1.I must not spend any money.

2.I am not allowed to cut down off any branches, it must be from a fallen tree.

3.It has to be all my own work.

The first rule, no money means no money. Nothing, not one pound.
The second rule, I know myself, I will just getting impatient and cut off a branch to speed up the process, but this is about listening and letting myself be guided. The third rule, this rule is pretty much a given, I want this to be all my own work so that I can have a connection to it and be proud of what I have achieved.

So, here I go!


3 Responses to “Step Away From The Credit Card! Making Your Ritual Tools.”

  1. 1 smoo February 26, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    If anyone has any tips about wood working or stories and pictures of your own, you can send them to me and I will post them for you. Email me at

  2. 2 Two Witches March 4, 2007 at 1:15 am

    I wish you well in your quest ….

    May the right branch fall at your feet at the right time

    I’ve been Wiccan for almost 20 years …. and I still fall victim to the bling from time to time ….


    Mama Kelly

  3. 3 smoo March 7, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you Mama Kelly I hope so too!

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