Czech glass beads in a dusky rose with a matte seaglass finish adorn a soft cotton crocheted necklace that's adjustable from choker length to 29 inches. Just attach the lobster clasp right above any of the beads crocheted into the cotton thread to get the length you'd like, or wrap it four times and attach it at the last bead for a bracelet.
Features an aluminum four way cross and a pewter St. Dymphna medal imported from Italy that I've painted in specialty enamels, fired, and then clear coated for durability.
St. Dympha is the patron saint invoked against mental illness and disturbance, anxiety, sexual assault, and epilepsy, among other things. Her reputation in folk Catholic practice has approached that of St. Jude, the famous patron saint of hopeless causes, as she is deemed to be able to intervene even in very difficult cases and work wonders for the faithful.
To find out more about her life, her fame as a saint, and devotional traditions associated with her, visit the blog and follow the tags.
The four way medal has images of Christ's Sacred Heart, the Miraculous Medal of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Christopher.
I like to do custom work, and it's a fairly simple matter to add or change medals or make a similar item with a different color scheme, so please feel free to message me if you have something in mind that you don't see. I'd be happy to discuss your ideas and/or put up a custom listing for you.
All spiritual and devotional pieces are made with care and intent with respect to traditional origins, lore, and practices, all of which I'm happy to answer questions about. If you have questions about customization or anything else, feel free to message me. I love to customize or custom-finish the altar pieces that have found new homes when I take them down from my altars they're residing on and package them up with prayers and blessings to send to you.
HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days and will be longer for custom-finished items and large orders. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, only decanting your oil order from the mother bottle and adding herbs and prayers after your order's come in, for instance. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.. There are plenty of other places where you can get 2-day turnaround. There aren't plenty of other places where you can be sure your order is getting that kind of personal attention from someone knowledgeable. And that personal attention is my goal.
Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line (yes, we have DSL) or the postal service just not coming here at all for a few days because a storm washed our mailbox into the ditch down the dirt road, stuff like that.
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use this oil as an anointing oil (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that I cannot possibly predict individual sensitivities or allergic reactions. All-natural does not equal hypoallergenic, y'all! If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education tab in the main menu.
LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios and/or for educational purposes in the study of folklore and popular religion. I use these items myself though - I don't sell anything I haven't used myself - and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.
MORE INFO / KEEP IN TOUCH: Find more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore and conjure, at our blog. You can also sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news and subscriber-only goodies.
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handling times start at five business days minimum for all items (excludes weekends and holidays)
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