at , San Jose, 95123 United States
Beautiful jewelry and ritual items lovingly handcrafted from wood, repurposed wood/glass items, and a variety of pagan & mundane vinyl decals & t-shirts.
I renewed my longtime love for woodworking in mid-2009, & have been handcrafting beautiful items out of wood since mid-2010. I began with ogam (Irish divination tools); after a friend requested that I make a set of runes for her in early 2011, I decided to start making them regularly as well. In March 2011, I launched a new line of pendants, followed in November 2011 by earrings and bracelets, and with the receipt of a scroll saw for the holidays in 2011, you can bet there'll be more new items coming soon! If you have your own wood that you'd like to have made into a set of ogam or runes or jewelry.. or you see an item that you'd like, but want it just a little different, be it a set of ogam/runes from different wood, or a piece of jewelry with a different wood/charm/design, do please message me (https://www.facebook.com/messages/100000932540903) & ask. I'm always happy for the chance to work on custom orders!
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Taking a break from burning some ooo pretty yew runes for some dinner.. then back to it. Once they're in finish, that'll be the last of the pre-Pagan Pride shopwork to accomplish (I can bring them along and pull them out of finish when I get there if I have to; from here they aren't on the 'must be complete before I leave at 5a on Sat' list, I just can't forget to bring them along lol). Then back to the workroom.. tonight and tomorrow are gonna be sheer shirtmaking carnage, I tell ya. \m/
Made my first banner ever tonight, and I would just like to say.. Damn, I'm good. *buffs nails* heehee :D Pics this weekend, after its debut. :)
~ liberty or death.. what we so proudly hail.. ~ Got some Metallica rockin' the workroom right now.. saw this tour at Cal Expo; killer show. :) \m/
Two and a half work days (give or take) left. Tick tick tick! :D Part of me is tempted to cancel my hotel reservation & sleep in my booth at the Pagan Pride venue this weekend just to get some semblance of a camping fix.. I'm having camping DTs since we had no ADF camping fest out west this year. Except for the fact that the forecast is for the 90's all weekend, and temps in the 90's + caitlin (who already has her own menopausal heat source these days, thanks) baking in the sun for 12 hours at a time + no shower for 2 days = um, no. *wrinkles nose* ;) Plus, my hotel has a hot tub, which will be lovely for evening soaks of the achy Arthritic Bits Crew after a day of vending. :) Back to it.. enjoy the day, friends! :D
Doing inventory and packing up stock (partly because it needs to be done, and partly because it's in the way of my workspace.. the workshop is a wreck lol). Each year I get a little better at packing things for ease of access/transportation and keeping track, but the actual inventory data entry part (or in my case, pencil and ledger paper) never fails to be tedious as snot. Lol At least the majority of the woodcrafts are packed up; now I'm creating item numbers for/labeling two dozen pendants.. one at a time.. whee! ;) Enjoy the day, and thanks for being part of Silkwood. :)
I got a commission last year from a friend to create a pendant from her late and beloved horse's tooth. I've been anxious to work on it but it hasn't been time yet, and yesterday I discovered why.. after tonight, it will have soaked up the rays of all three 2014 Supermoons. :D
I still think that bubinga sounds vaguely naughty. *snicker* It's sure pretty wood, though. :)
Black walnut ogam set, ash ogam set sans forfeda, and redwood rune set, all ready to be marked and burned at whatever stupidly early hour I wake up in the morning.. but for now, it's time for jammies for this achy bod. G'night, FB folks. :)
We'll be having a Raunchy Old Druids reunion of sorts in the Silkwood Artisans booth at Sacramento Pagan Pride this year.. at least in spirit, anyway. Silkwood's booth will feature select items from both Lori (omg homemade soaps FTW; the booth will be smellin' good!) and Brighde (this may be your only chance to snag one of her amazing stoles, in person!).. love my talented Raunchy sistahs. <3
Working on Labor Day, creating lots of pretties in preparation for Sacto Pagan Pride in <2 wks (eek!).. that's how we roll here at Silkwood, my friends. Enjoy the day! :)
The 'print a shirt for your group for omg-so-cheap' commercials concerned me for about a heartbeat.. then I remembered that after five years of regular washing, their designs will be cracked, faded, or just hosed.. and mine will look as good as the day I made them. Heat press vinyl designs can actually outlast the shirt, with proper care. :)
Happy with my work? I'd be ever so appreciative if you left a review & let others know about your experience.. thank you so much! :D https://www.facebook.com/silkwoodartisans?sk=reviews
Wowee, do I have a growing queue here! Another oracle set, in bay laurel.. my first ever younger futhark rune set, in yew.. an ogam set in [wood name censored because I'm going to surprise her with it].. a purpleheart elder futhark rune set.. a set of shirts for a friends' group's fundraiser.. a batch of decals for a different friend's band.. and some new fan club merch for the band I work for.. plus some manzanita work as soon as it decides to speak to me, and some other pending odds and ends.. w00t for busy caitlins!
Speaking of PantheaCon, Silkwood Artisans is closed until Tuesday, 17 Feb while caitlin gets her Druid on over at PCon. :)
Just spent all day doing inventory & updating labels and other tedious work before tomorrow's last fundraiser of our Grove's tenth anniversary year. Goodness gracious do I hurt (my arthritic bits haaaate it when my ADHD hyperfocus keeps me in one place for too long, & it's been about 7 hours), but at least I feel accomplished. :) I was hoping to make a bit of sawdust this afternoon, but I'm gonna go soak my achy skeleton in the shower for a bit instead. *lilwhimper* Hope you're having a great day!!
Psst.. fellow Makers.. what's everyone use for your online store presence, besides Etsy or Storenvy?
Burning the oracle set took forever (as is to be expected with a very first attempt at any design), but I'm very happy with how they turned out. Now they're tucked into finish for the night, & will be ready to begin their journey home to Emerald by tomorrow afternoon. :D
Emerald's bay laurel oracle set finally takes shape.. these are going to be beauts!!
*Please Note* Silkwood Artisans will be closed Thursday 8 January - Monday 12 January 2015, as caitlin will be out of state. Any orders placed after 3p Pacific time on Wednesday 7 January will be processed on Tuesday the 13th.
Working on some pretty special Brighid-dedicated candleholders for Imbolc, & wishing I felt well enough to hit the woodshop; Em's oracle set is calling me! Happy New Year, friends, and thank you for being here!!