This year the birthday faerie (She’s real, I tell ya!) flew to Eliora’s shop to fill her bag with symbols that sparkle to my witchy soul: an Inkwell and Quill to feed the heart of my storytelling, a Hammer for crafty empowerment, a Crabapple to honor the love between my Piano Man and me…
Extra Entries (one each):
The charms are part of a very special blade. I didn’t see it right away… I was too enchanted by how red, black, white, silver and a taste of transparency create balance that can be touched. Then, after the touching went on for a bit, I laughed with the kind of delight that can only be elicited by an artist and friend who pays attention: Eliora crafted the blade described in Thorn in Red!
Here is the quote: “The blade, embellished with a black cord and a silver chain… felt strange in my hand. Charms, which Mom had collected from every place she had visited while I was growing up, clicked-clacked against each other.”
In case that wasn’t enough mirth-full yum for one gift, Eliora and Debi—a friend we share *that sounds kinky, cough*—got together to kiss my wrist with more red, black skull and bone in the shape of a bracelet. I love the simplicity of the design. I can wear it all day. And yep, I have.
The last item in the birthday faerie bag is a clip. I attached it to my favorite purse as soon as I got it. This was supposed to be my 37th birthday gift to myself, but Eliora surprised me with it before I could buy it. I tend to hate surprises, but I love this hammer, polka-dotted heart, steampunk skull awesomeness so much that I might change my entire philosophy on surprise presents.
Eliora has a very satisfied costumer and an extremely happy friend. Thank you, Lori love. ♥
To emphasize the whole “satisfied costumer” bit, and because on May 5th I was way too sick to properly celebrate Five Years of Pagan Culture, here is a belated anniversary giveaway for my Wicked Darlings: The Morrigan Earrings (or a different item, from Eliora, of the same value):
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me which charm (attached to any of my three birthday presents) attracts you the most and why. Be specific. I’m wicked nosy.
Extra Entries (one each):
(No need to leave separate comments (I can count *hehehe*), but add links that apply)
(1). Be a Wicked Darling (follow Magaly Guerrero’s Pagan Culture via GFC)
(2). Share this post on Facebook
(3). Go ahead, share it on Twitter, too
(4). Visit Eliora; come back to tell me about a crafty piece you “liked” and why
This is an international giveaway (please check out Eliora’s “shipping & policies” for specific details). Open until the 28th of May, 2014, at 10:13 pm, EDT. The winner will be chosen using Random.Org. His or her name will be published on May 29th, 2014.