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

Catacomb Culture

I am particularly fussy about skulls and using them as decor/utensils/accessories/what have you. I find they can, more often than not, look too kitsch...and kitsch isn't something that sits well with me at all. I'm the sort of person who will gag at the sight of a skull/rose (often you'll find a gun there too...)… Continue reading Catacomb Culture

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

Thrifting In The Dark : Black Iron Hanging Candle Holder

Thrifting is in my blood, so I know that when I see something special, and it's affordable, I do not bloody hesitate. Hesitate and I lose it.  Guaranteed. When I saw this black iron hanging candle holder on sale for 35 krona (about £3.50) I immediately pounced, knowing that if I left it, just for… Continue reading Thrifting In The Dark : Black Iron Hanging Candle Holder

Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance

I received word this morning about a forthcoming book. A very fucking important forthcoming book - Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance. I swiftly went to investigate - meant I was late for work, but it didn't mater though because books are everything - and it immediately dawned on me that Becoming… Continue reading Becoming Dangerous : A Book About Ritual And Resistance

6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

I always need more poetry in my life. Always. I do read poetry online, and I'm immensly grateful for poetry online. But it can't give me that same strong sense of deep satisfaction that holding a book and reading from it does. It used to be easier to indulge my curiosity when there was that… Continue reading 6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need