I’ve Opened A New Shop : True To My Wyrd

Last week I spent about 50 hours prepping designs and setting up my new shop True To My Wyrd, which explains the deathly silence here. But let me tell you, I hadn't had so much fun in fucking ages. I actually felt guilty because I was enjoying myself so bloody much, eventhough the majority of… Continue reading I’ve Opened A New Shop : True To My Wyrd

If You Need Me, I’ll Be In The Shade

Summer and I don't get along. We haven't got along for years. But this year is different. In years gone by I've been capable of going outside. This summer I've rarely left the apartment, thanks to the catastrophic heatwave baking the planet. When I do go out, I keep to the shade. I cook otherwise.… Continue reading If You Need Me, I’ll Be In The Shade

50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

I am forever being confronted by those 100 AWESOME THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE!!!! lists. But rarely, if ever, do they contain something that I would actually want to do before I stagger from this mortal coil. I would not, for example, like to drive a Porsche stupidly fast around a race track. Nor… Continue reading 50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

Never Forget Who You Are : 10 Of My Favourite Witchcraft Inspired Necklaces

The resurgence of witchcraft in recent years has been something remarkable to witness. Every day, or so it seems, another blog, or magazine, or subscription crate is being cracked open and revealed to the world. And this widespread surge of creativity is deeply inspirational. One aspect of this re-birth that I've been unable to ignore… Continue reading Never Forget Who You Are : 10 Of My Favourite Witchcraft Inspired Necklaces

See What I See

I've been using Pinterest a fair bit recently. I find it to be a healthier alternative to Instagram. There's more of 'the good stuff' there, and I tend not to find myself pining for the old days, before the word 'selfie' was thought up by a drunk Australian. When I go there to gather inspiration,… Continue reading See What I See

Wear Your Source Of Light Around Around Your Neck : 10 Of The Most Desirable Clear Quartz Necklaces

Since I was about seven years old, I've had an affiliation with crystals, feeling a particularly strong connection with clear quartz. It might have had something to do with its connection to ice, for quartz is also known as  the ice crystal. Little did I know when I was so small, how bit an impact… Continue reading Wear Your Source Of Light Around Around Your Neck : 10 Of The Most Desirable Clear Quartz Necklaces

Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

It was way back in 2012 - the year before Wyrd Words & Effigies launched - that I encountered Osteal, provider of earthy talismans from woodswoman Amanda Joe. I remember I bought a deer vertebrae necklace from her (thus starting my obsession with crafting my own jewellery from bones) and wore it to death. My… Continue reading Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

I Went Smoke Grey For A While

For my 31st birthday (which came around back in September) I thought about buying myself a blender. But instead of being a responsible adult, I purchased a couple of wigs from Amazon store Flouriding.  Basically, I really wanted to know how I would look with grey hair....I've also been wanting to progress with my self-portraiture,… Continue reading I Went Smoke Grey For A While

Below

It was thanks to Haute Macabre that I was introduced to Below....'A lifestyle shop for the rest of us.'  I have talked about dozens of lifestyle stores on WW&E over the past several years, but Below  - which was born on All Hallows' Eve 2013 - looks to be one of the most special. Offering… Continue reading Below

6 Tote Bags For The Darkly Inclined

Totes. I'm obsessed with them. I always, always, al-ways have one on my person. I love it that while a tote bag is precious, it's not so precious that you can't stuff it into your rucksack or get it dirty or misshape it with too heavy library boots. Since 2015 I've been using my Norwegian… Continue reading 6 Tote Bags For The Darkly Inclined