Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - A Witch’s Companions
After spending time appreciating our magickal buddies last week, get ready to roll up your sleeves- it’s time to get crafting and enchanting this week!
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Amulets & Talismans
An amulet is worn to ward off negative influences, creating protection. Meanwhile, a talisman draws near the desired thing, creating attraction. A lucky charm could be considered both an amulet (if it’s meant to protect the wearer from harm), and a talisman (if it’s meant to bring good fortune).
From Spells8: Enchanting Jewelry Guide
Amulets and talismans are often crafted as original pieces to either attract or protect against a certain intention. They can also be made by enchanting an object you already have. The enchanted object would then be either an amulet or talisman depending on the witch’s intention set while casting.
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This week’s challenge is about exploring Amulets & Talismans - but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
From Spells8: “Pocketful of Wealth” Abundance Talisman Pouch
This challenge is all about amulets and talismans- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
Like sigils, amulets and talismans hold magick over a period of time- even when you aren’t casting, they are working for you! Not only are they highly beneficial, they are also very easy to make. For this challenge, consider making your own amulet or talisman (and activating/consecrating them if you so choose!)- they can be created either from scratch or by enchanting an object you already have
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The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore amulets and talismans in another way, please feel free to do so!
For additional ideas and inspiration, feel free to explore the coven’s entries to previous crafting challenges:
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
From Spells8 Nazar: Evil Eye Protection
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
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For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
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A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
From Spells8: Love Attraction Talisman Charm Bag
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Craft an amulet to defend and protect,
Or take a talisman to help you collect.
Both are charms that will help you succeed,
With them at your side you’ll have all that you need!
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