I’m trying not to go too overboard with photos but… I may not succeed
Let’s start with the biggest one first - my gemstone and crystal collection. You can see the bulk of the photos here but this little bowl sits on my desk currently.
Most of the stones/crystals are from my jewelry business, leftover supplies from when I made beaded creations. I still pick up rocks and stones that call to me during my runs.
Next would be my feather collection. Before anyone angrily @s me about this topic - I will put up this information. Yes, I am aware that in the United States possessing feathers from a species of bird protected by the migratory act, no matter how they were found, is illegal. And FWIW, most species in the United States are covered by that law. Here’s more in-depth information on it - https://foundfeathers.org/2021/11/23/collecting-bird-feathers-in-the-us/ . I do not sell any of my feathers, nor are they used in any craft/art project that I sell or give away. That being said , they are an item that I run across almost every time I step outside. They call to me. I don’t know what it is about them but it’s hard to pass one up when I find one.
I guess the next would be a newer collection for me. First fed by my magickal practice and then by my herbalism studies and training… herbs!
Semi-related is my pressed flower and plant collection.
Books in general but also specific magickal texts and herbalism texts. As well as my absolute love of blank journals waiting to be filled!
Terrariums(and one planted aquarium)
Dead bugs and bones that I’ve found (blurred for those who don’t want to view)
Tarot & Oracle Decks
Mini deity statues (with more journals behind them!
Random seeds and things
And not directly related to my practice but since I saw both of these while taking photos of the others…
and prints from the animals who’ve passed from my work
Too much? maybe so. Most of my collections, I make an effort to find free items or create the item myself so as to keep spending down some. In any case, I enjoyed sharing my collections and I hope you enjoyed peeking into my world of stuff.