Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

I first learned of the 'Mari Lwyd' through Anne Pilling's The Beggar's Curse, where it is introduced as 'Old Hob'. This curious Welsh practice is not only the preferred manner of ringing in the new year there, it is also the origin of the Hobby Horse; a staple of the children's playroom.

During New Years Eve, the Mari Lwyd is escorted around the village houses, where it recites begging rhymes in a manner similar to Halloween trick or treating:

Old Hob, Old Hob, give him a tanner, give him a bob!

We hope your new year will be as strange and wonderful as this old Welsh tradition! Happy New Years!

Creative Avenues

Which designs would you like to see in 2018?
1: Abstract/Natural Forms
2: Gods & Goddesses
3: Insects
4: Mythical Creatures
5: Something Else?

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Harken to the Angels

Seven archangels to guide and protect you:
Michael, the Warrior.
Gabriel, the Messanger.
Camael, the Judge.
Raphael, the Healer.
Sachiel, the Wealthy.
Anael, the Joyful.
Cassiel, the Watchful.

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Pocket Lore

Our talismans & sacred symbols each include their own info cards. A library of lore you can fit in your pocket! If you're looking for meaningful gifts, or telling you're own life's story, have a browse through our symbol library.

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The Briar Puzzle...

One of our more popular pieces, The Briar Thorn, is also a fiendish puzzle! For those of you who would like the cheat sheet showing how to braid it back together,  just see below.