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

The Art Of Catherine Hyde

It's been one of those days today. You know the sort. The sort that leaves your bones weary and you find yourself fantasizing about crawling into bed. As I wind down with some decaff Yorkshire Tea (my supplier in England shipped some over) I'm savouring the soul calming art of Cornish artist Catherine Hyde. “She… Continue reading The Art Of Catherine Hyde

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

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

Sound Of The Day : NYIÞ

It was back in 2015 that I first talked about mysterious Icelandic project NYIÞ but today I re-discovered this massively important band. I'm currently at that point where I'm ransacking the pages of Google, trying to find out as much as I can about what the creepy as shit ambient endeavour has been up to… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : NYIÞ

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

Sound Of The Day : Nachtzeit

I didn't realise that my head needed some black metal heavily influenced by the primitive sound of the old days...but when Nachtzeit popped up on my Bandcamp search, and it was actually massively listenable, I was so god damn appreciative. The project Nachtzeit is manned by the Swede behind ambient OMBM project Lustre, and its… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Nachtzeit

5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

As some of you may know, I was fully intending on re-launching Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine this year, however, it was not to be, at least not in 2017 anyway. I did receive some exceptional submissions of writing and art, and I felt awful that I wouldn't be able to publish them in printed… Continue reading 5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

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