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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
8:50 pm
Wolf Tooth Pendant Commissions
See here to reserve your spot!

You can also check out my store, The Relic Hound where I am currently doing a horse-themed jewelry sale to benefit Breidablik Temple: A Northern Tradition Sacred Space.

Some of my stuff, plus some of the more general aspects of the work I do with animal relics, can be found at The Relic Hound@DeviantArt.

Thanks for looking, everyone!
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
10:01 am
The Relic Hound Reopened
The Relic Hound

Polytheist/Pagan themed devotional jewelry, animal relics, antiques and antiquities. More stuff being added over the course of the week, including scrap fur, bones, and other fun things.

I'm also planning some fun projects using authentic Ancient Egyptian beads (their provenance from a licensed numismatist), bones and lots of wolf teeth. I also work on commission and such, so if you have something custom in mind, note me or send me an email (cynanthropos @ gmail . com).

Thanks for looking!

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
6:25 pm
The Relic Hound
Buy Handmade

I'm Solo, a transgendered (FtoM) Kemetic Pagan, animist/shamanist, and weirdo.

I have available in my little shop totemic and Animistic jewelry and other related creations, old relics, and other interesting things. Part natural history museum, part old Pagan shack. I also do custom orders, anyone interested feel free to check out my sold orders and things to see what I can offer. Any further info can be found here. A portion of proceeds from all sales go to various wildlife conservation and humanitarian charities.

Anything else, feel free to drop me a line at cynanthropos(at)gmail.com.

Thanks for looking!

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
9:50 pm
Faery Treats
Hello crafty pagan friends

Here is a link to my job and my joy.


We also have a Facebook group for anyone interested that links to upcoming events, new products and general fun: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54145021731&ref=ts


Monday, March 23rd, 2009
1:00 am
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
11:21 pm
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
12:11 pm
Bell & Besom Zine

Hey everyone! I'm creating an online zine for teen pagans and it will be ready soon! But I need your help! I need people to contribute and writers. Click below to go to the website where all the information will be. Stick around 'cause the first issue is set to come out May 31st!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
5:22 pm
WANTED:Coven Members
Hi all,
           I don't know if this has been done before, but I am looking for a group of people who would be interested in setting up a virtual coven, I would not classify myself as a Wiccan, more Pagan, but I do celebrate the sabbats and am an avid tarot reader.  I would like to set up an online community to discuss all things wiccan/pagan/new age, and perhaps this could eventually become a virtual coven tapping into the group psyche to perform spells/divinations etc.

If you are interested please post a comment, stating your age, location, sex, any special skills e.g. scrying/herbcraft etc and I will message you privately, Thanks.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
9:48 pm
Beltane craftiness!
I did my first witchy craft project today for Beltane! Nothing too fancy, but I made a flower headband and a nice flower basket that I used in my ritual. I'm happy with how they came out, especially the headband.

pictures!Collapse )

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, January 26th, 2008
6:46 pm
Monday, December 3rd, 2007
3:12 pm
Give Handmade Body Care Products for the Holidays
Hi everyone,

I make soap, candles, and pretty much anything you can think of that is related to body care or home fragrancing. To help with holiday gift giving, I have decided to offer free shipping for orders over $40 from holiday product offers page:


To get free shipping, you can either email your order to
starfireorders@verizon.net and I will send a payment request for the
total minus shipping cost, or you can checkout as normal, and I will
refund you the cost of shipping. Whichever you prefer.

Aside from the offers on that page, I welcome any custom requests as well. Scratch tickets for free products will be given out with all orders, and each order will receive an entry into my holiday raffle, which is for a box filled with holiday themed goodies.

Happy Holidays :)

Starfire's Creations
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:02 am
looking for instructions...

Newbie & First time request...

I'm not exactly sure what it's called... (which is why I'm having a hard time googling it)
I'm looking for instructions for doing paper embroidery on pierced CDs
there's a couple of pics & basic description of what I'm looking for here:


I've been collecting mailer CDs just for this purpose (free ISP disks that you get in the mail), and now that I've got enough saved up to give this a go, I can't find instructions on what it's called or how to do it... (for instance patterns, drilling the holes, type of drill bit, how to brace/steady the CD, type of thread, how to finish back... etc etc)

I'm figuring with all you craft people I'm bound to find someone who knows what it's called & where to find the instructions...
(crossposted in the hopes that someone will be able to help)


Current Mood: confused
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
2:03 pm
Gale's Wholesale - Buyer Beware!
I am not a happy person right now.  I just got of the phone with the unidentified manager of Gale's Wholesale of Regina, SK.  

There's is a Gale's location in Winnipeg too and this is how I got to know about Gale's, seeing as Winnipeg is my hometown.  

I've shopped this craft goods wholesaler in the past finding just the right kind of silky black cord for my ceramic necklaces.  I ran out of said silky cord a few weeks ago, so needed to order more.  Gale's Wholesale will sell products to you at wholesale prices if you have a business, which of course I do.  According to Gale's Wholesale website, in order to qualify I had to spend a minimum of $50.  That meant I had to buy more than 2 spools of black cord because the wholesale price was $23.75 per unit.  I honestly did not need, nor could I afford, 3 spools, so I decided on 2 spools of black cord and 10 yards of black leather cord at $8.70 for a total of $56.20.  When it came time to check out, I realized that Gale's Wholesale does NOT have a secure server, so I called in my order.  The woman who took my order couldn't tell me what the shipping charges would be for my order, but that I would get an invoice in my package.  

I got my package last week.  There was no invoice.  I knew I would have to call them to get an invoice sent out since I need it for my books, and I still had absolutely no idea what charges were put on my card.  Yesterday I went online to my credit card account to see if that purchase had been posted, and it had.  Gale's Wholesale charged me $96.00 for a $56.00 purchase!!

Now calling became a priority.  They obviously had charged the retail price instead of the wholesale price. I double checked the prices again on their website and indeed the wholesale price was $23.75.  I called Gale's Wholesale while staring at the computer screen, at the price of the cord that was $23.75 and said, "I'm looking at the screen right now and it says $23.75."  The woman to whom I was speaking did not identify herself, but did say she didn't have a computer in front of her and that the entire mail order staff was out. 

Again, I said, "You've charged me the wrong price."  She put me on hold for over 5 minutes to find my invoice.  Once she had it, she insisted they had not made an error and read my invoice out to me.  I didn't want to go around in circles with her so politely asked her for the manager's name and when I could reach the manager.  She name her name was Brenda Heron and to call in the morning.  

I  hung up.  It was about 4:30 and still time before dinner to work in the garden, so I went outside and transplanted my Lungwort and Lillies and was just finishing up when JF drove into the yard.  We came into the house and the message machine was beeping.  I got a call while outside.  It was the same woman to whom I'd spoken earlier who read out my invoice charges again to me and assured me that they had indeed charged me the correct price for each spool of black cord - $34.00.  This was not a lot of help.  I would have to call Brenda in the morning.

I spoke to Brenda just now and Brenda heard my whole story and then offers that it's possible that the price had gone up.  Indeed it did!  It went up exactly $10.25 a spool on their website just yesterday afternoon!  Yes, they got my call, scurried over to the computer and changed the price to match their over-the-phone quote.  

While I don't doubt prices have risen, I do doubt they have risen $11 since 2002 when I bought my first spool ot black cord.  If the price hike is any indication of the true valuable of the product then I am buying stock in silky black cord tomorrow!  How could I go wrong with that investment?

Anyway, it's now obvious to me that Brenda doesn't know what else to tell me so she says, "You'll have to speak to the manager."  The manager?  I thought you were the manager, Brenda!  She passes the phone to me and guess who?  The same woman with whom I'd spoken yesterday who claimed the Brenda was the manager!!  I asked her name and she wouldn't give it.  All she said was, "I spoke with you yesterday."  

"Yes, " I thought, "Yesterday the manager was Brenda and today it's you?"  

She launched into reading the invoice again and I interrupted her to remind her that I was looking at the web page while I was speaking with her yesterday and I did not imagine, nor make up the price to suit me.  I was reading it off of the web page!   I also suggested that they had changed the web price after she and I spoke yesterday afternoon because when I checked the website again last night it had been changed!  She actually LIED to me and said that no one had changed it.  She said that the price on the web page was $34 when she and I spoke yesterday afternoon.  Then she very confidently challenged me to "prove it." 

I am not insane.  I know what I saw and I saw that the price was $23.75 per unit.  I was so angry I called her a liar.  She said, "I'm not accussing YOU of being a liar," in a way that suggested that if she wasn't accsuing me then I should refrain from accusing her.  

I asked for a refund of $22 on my card and she said no, I could send it all back but there would be no partial refund for the price difference.  Aaah, she admits there is a price difference!  Isn't that almost as good as admitting that she knew there were two different prices!?  I once again asked her to make the refund adding that if a refund was not forthcoming, the information about this would become public.  She told me that wasn't very nice.  I couldn't believe she actually said it wouldn't be very nice of me to blog this.  

So this is a warning to all of you artists and crafters out there who are thinking about shopping at Gale's Wholesale.  Beware!

Current Mood: angry
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
1:21 pm
New Auction Site
There is a new site i discovered while roaming on the net. This auction site is really cheap. It costs nothing to post an auction, then you only pay anything if your item sells. I thought i would share it here with everyone.

They have a coupon i think for $50.00 credit to your account if you sign up.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
12:23 am
blessing a craft
My friend and her BF are moving in together and I am making them a hurricane candle holder with their picture embedded in it as a gift to celebrate this next step in their relationship. I want to bless this item towards the long term success of their relationship but I am not sure how to go about it. In most of my candle making efforts in the past I have put the oils I desire into the candle, but in this scenario that is not recommended. Any ideas?Wording ideas as to what to say over the melting wax and the finished product would also be helpful.

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
6:03 pm
Historic Jewelry
Hello all!
I've noticed that people interested in recreating historically accurate jewelry and beadwork are scattered to the winds, so I created pastjewels in the hopes of bringing people together to share resources, designs, news, information and skills.

This will become a place to discuss all aspects of creating historically accurate jewelry!

Stop by if you're at all interested! :)
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
1:42 pm
Special Offers from Starfire's Creations
My name is Carrie (aka Starfire), owner of Starfire's Creations. I make quality natural bath and body care products and sell them at affordable prices. Everything I offer is handmade by me, with the best of care and ingredients.

Aside from my store web site, I also make exclusive offers for my mailing list subscribers only... but decided to extend these offers to fellow LiveJournal members this month. You can read about the offers here:


I try to keep my costs as low as possible for my customers, and free gifts are always included with orders. Among the gifts this month is a handmade air freshener, and I am also offering a jam-packed gift pack for $.01 with a minimum purchase of $30 or more (the item must be added to your cart for you to recieve it)!!!! This gift pack is a $30 value alone, and includes some wonderful products.

Mailing list offers change every two weeks, and always include unique items and fragrances. I also welcome custom order requests! :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
10:18 pm
Sacred Owl

I found this gorgeous pendant and decided to do something with it today. It's in the shape of a Great Horned Owl, similar to the species owned by Harry Potter (it's such a gorgeous bird in the movies), and honored by Athena the goddess of Wisdom, Crafts and War. Her owl was a protector of Warriors, and owls are discussed in dozens of myths and legends on every continent except Antarctica. In ancient Egypt the hieroglyphic image of an owl represents the letter "M". Owls really get around! :)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
9:20 pm
Quiet around here, isn't it?
I've always been interested in ancient cultures, religion, and costuming. Recently I came into my element with jewelry making, I'm even selling my work on etsy, an online marketplace of handmade goods (you might be interested if you've ever thought about selling your work). Anyway, I was poking around lj and found this community. :) It's neat, and needs more conversation :)

So, what are you currently working on?
Friday, February 9th, 2007
7:46 pm
New Work
I've posted some pictures of my new work here:  http://potbelly13.livejournal.com/
Come on by and take a peek.  Leave a comment too.
Peace and mud,

Current Mood: pleased
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