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The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace
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The Blue Charm: Rustic Hoodoo Charm Amulet Necklace

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For this amulet necklace, I've basically deconstructed a classic rural Southern-style conjure bag, aka a mojo or toby, and made jewelry out of it.

This is backwoods conjure the way it used to be. It's miles away from the shiny city general store with imported spices and soaps and fabrics. This is the part of the country where floorwash is made with chamber lye, not ammonia and certainly not Florida Water. New curtains come from recycled worn-out clothes, and those clothes come from recycled flour and feed sacks.

Old barn and field gear provides tiny scraps of leather. Copper, brass, and steel are scavenged from derelict machinery and buildings. Scraps of fabric -- saved in an old cookie tin with thimbles and thread -- tell 50 years of stories in a square inch: palest blue silk of a once-treasured gown; crisp white poplin once someone's Sunday best; a thin strip of woven blue and gold once a hair ribbon won at the county fair. Whether passed on or simply moved on, those who once owned these bits and scraps are no longer here. And nobody was listening for their voices before you and I got here. Not everybody can hear them, after all.

This necklace is for those who can - or who want to. It's for the medium, the storyteller, the card reader, the local historian, for the mad prophet, the family memory-keeper, the soothsayer. It's for those who live too much in their own heads and those who don't live enough in theirs, for those who want to remember and those who cannot forget. It's for magpies of myth, keepers of scraps, and weavers of visions, those who can read the narrative in excavated brick or crumbling beams or rough-loomed fabric remnants. It's for those who don't go the long way round to avoid the cemetery at night and who aren't afraid to slow down and chance hearing whispers in the wind.

You could call it a psychic vision mojo but there's much more here than just that. It's not just about what you see or want to see - it's also about what you've left, what you saw while you were gone, what you brought back home with you when you finally returned, and how it honed but also changed your vision. It's as much about homecoming and weaving together discrete threads as it is ancestral memory or dreaming true - though it touches on and can be used for all of those things.

Accordingly, the "pages" formed by this miniature assemblage feature tokens and talismans for blessing, for clear vision and memory, for soothing of mental and emotional distress, and for opening the way, unlocking mysteries, and taking wise counsel. Both lunar and mercurial, it's a token and badge for the traveler, the blessing of a coin and a sympathetic ear found along the way, and protection from potential predators and even the benign but annoying overly-curious accidental companion.

True to theme, this necklace has been nearly a year in the making. And while I don't have to make my clothes out of flour sacks -- which is good, 'cause they don't sell flour in cloth sacks too much anymore! -- I've definitely made a turn back towards the handmade and away from the storebought and drastically altered my relationship with consumer goods since I moved out here. 

I make lots of things more slowly now. There's a payoff for that, I'm finding. But it does mean that I never make more than a few of these charms a year, and never the same style or type of charm twice in a year.

So I've been putting this necklace together bit by bit, waiting for the right scrap or bit of bone or dried root to cross my path, and once it had taken shape, waiting for it to tell me, finally, who it is and what it does. Among its many bits and parts you'll find blue glass evil eye beads, a vintage coin from India, shells, milagros, and a piece of wire-wrapped devil's shoestring root.

This old-school amulet should be fed every week and kept near you. You certainly don't have to wear it constantly - in fact, it'll probably start to wear out pretty quickly if you do - but you should keep it near or with you as much as you can. It doesn't want to be put away into a box and brought out only on special occasions.

Feed it with an appropriate condition oil, liquor, or incense smoke depending on what you're using the charm for - and of course you can combine formulas and even switch them up as the need arises on an ongoing basis. I prefer incense and fast-evaporating alcohol-based dressings for this type of paket amulet or mojo myself, but you certainly can use condition oils if you like.

I've left a tiny little edge on the back flap unsewn so you can slide in a personal concern, petition paper, or your own charm. And as with any of my spiritual or saints' jewelry, rosaries, or other items, I'm happy to include your specific petitions or intent in my altar work as I'm getting this prepped to go out to you. Just use the mojo, paket, and pendant intake form to submit your personalization info after you check out.


LEGALESE: As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

Shipping/Handling/FAQs: Please click over to the Shipping/Handling/FAQs tab to read about handling times, shipping notification, and other terms of service, as your use of this site indicates your acceptance of these published terms, which include but are not limited to the following.

By using this site, you are stating that you understand and agree to our Terms of Service, including the following highlights:
  • handling times start at five business days minimum for all items  (excludes weekends and holidays)
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog
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HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. Why? Two reasons:
One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient and it takes a few days for more to arrive, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. 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.
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, stuff like that.
USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (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 all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.
LEGALESE:  As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, 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: Visit our blog for more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore and conjure. You can also sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news and subscriber-only goodies.
TL;DR TOS Highlights:
  • handling times start at five business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires 10 business days minimum
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions

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