🧧 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Amulets & Talismans

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - A Witch’s Companions :raven:

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! :sparkles:

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

Amulets Talismans Charms Enchantments Challenge

:red_gift_envelope: :pentacle_tarot: Amulets & Talismans :wind_chime: :magic_wand:

What is the difference between an amulet and a talisman?

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…

CHALLENGE TIME!

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From Spells8: “Pocketful of Wealth” Abundance Talisman Pouch

STEP 1 : Magickal Goodies :pentacle_tarot:

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.

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Make Your Own Amulet or Talisman :red_gift_envelope:

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 :sparkles:

How to Charge and Activate Talismans and Amulets
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How to Make Sacred Amulets and Talismans by Enchanting Jewlery
How-to-enchant-jewelry

Make a Talisman (or Amulet) with Runic Magick
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Talisman Spell Jar
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Protection Spell - Enchant an Amulet
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Hag Stones and How to Use Them
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Magickal Symbols for Protection Amulets
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…And More! :raised_hands:

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! :blush:

For additional ideas and inspiration, feel free to explore the coven’s entries to previous crafting challenges:

:heart_hands: HandCrafting
:pentagram: Sigils & Symbols
:purse: Making Objects Magickal
:hocho: Creative Crafting

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:


From Spells8 Nazar: Evil Eye Protection



STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

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! :blush:

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.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

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! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: 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! :bowing_woman:


Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( Time Converter: 2023-06-06T05:00:00Z)

(Note that the time zone is CET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)


Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

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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Picture from Pixabay

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 :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: 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 :hugs:


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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Blessed Be! :red_gift_envelope: :sparkles:

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How exciting I really like using amulets and tailsmans. For one recently I got a tattoo and Tatoos can be used for example, a tailsman and amulet they are interchangeable but technically, they serve opposite purposes. Tailsmans to bring something towards us, or charge to push or keep things away. Here’s an easy road map to keep from confusing the to the words, tailsman and toward both start with a T where is amulet in a way both begin with a a. Written by Dameon Echols High Magic :magic_wand: Since I want to charge my tattoo I wonder how to do that!? Any good ideas!? Ideally I am a Witch so most witches watch the position of the moon and the moon looks as though it is Waxing Gibbous which means the moon is growing so I can bring forth a particular concept of Hecate which is her Triformis energy which brings about the shapeshifter which is at the top to bring the healing powers I need to push forward! Please :pray:t4: give me guidance Hecate and help me to focus on my dreams and desires!


I am going to add some more details to this tattoo! But I definitely want to charge it and use this as a tailsman and amulet.

Jeannie

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OMG!!! I love this challenge and the timing is so perfect. Im not sure if id said anything or just thought it but having amulets or talismans to carry or wear has heen on my mind latelt for different intentions n tgis is just blowing my mind away right now tgat this challenge has come at just the right time :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:yes im very excited as you can probably see :joy::joy::joy:

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Oh dear, this is something that I’ve been planning on doing but now I have a deadline :confused: :laughing:

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Protection amulet or charm amulet
Ever since Man appeared, he has been wearing them in different ways
Feathers, animal teeth, jewelry, tattoos and even clothes
My talisman is read with the ritual of the 4 Elements from entities and earthly dangers The Witch’s Sword

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This is perfect timing for me! :clap:

I can’t wait to share what I’ve got!


@Jeannie1 – Your tattoo is beautiful, and you’re right! I think you can use a tattoo as an amulet or talisman. I would create a spell oil for whatever purpose you want and then use that over the tattoo. You can either rub the oil in or create a sigil that works to activate and charge the tattoo specifically. Draw the sigil in the oil or with moon water over your tattoo and tada! :tada: An amulet or talisman is created!

@Phoenix_Fire – I can’t wait to see what you create!

@Nixi – You’ve got a whole week for the challenge :heart: but do it whenever! No deadline here :blush:

@AIRAM – That’s such a beautiful necklace! :heart_eyes: I love the sword with the flowers – I bet the energy and protection from that is amazing.

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Another interesting challenge. I’m with you @Nixi!

@Jeannie1 your tatoo is gorgeous!

@AIRAM I love your necklace. That’s beautiful.

Guess what I found on Amazon Unlimited.

Amulets and Talismans: Unlocking the Power of a Magical Talisman, Amulet, or Charm and How to Choose, Make, Cleanse, and Charge Them (Spiritual Magick) Kindle Edition

by Mari Silva (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

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I’ll quote Halloweentown again, it’s not one of my favorite movies I swear :laughing: “See time works differently here” with go go go it’s like Wait it can’t be Tuesday, wasn’t yesterday Friday?

It’s even stranger now that I’ve been down so long

I’ll try to set a small goal for myself, I’m not very good at that, to at least getting the what and the how at least mostly figured out. Right now I know that even that might be aiming too high

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@Jeannie1 oooh I looove that tattoo!! It’s perfect! :heart_eyes: :pentagram: :black_heart:

Haha! Sure I can see your excitement & that’s beautifully contagious! :hugs: I think I am myself in looove with this one! :wink: :woman_mage:t2: :broom: :sparkles: :two_hearts:

Haha yeah…sometimes our lazy as hell brain needs a deadline to finally do the things we love so much & have always wanted to do! :smiling_face: :hugs: :prayer_beads: :sparkling_heart:

@AIRAM ooooh WOW!! I am simply smitten by that necklace!! :heart_eyes: :star_struck: :cupid: Gosh it’s pure beauty & magic! :sparkles: :revolving_hearts:

And I can’t wait to share whatever I will craft/enchant, either! :grin: :face_holding_back_tears: :sparkling_heart: I am also really excited to see everyone’s entries for this one! :hugs: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@Ostara Omg! I am definitely gonna check this out sweetheart! :heart_eyes: :blush: I am a literal and real ebook hoarder, I guess this is something I definitely need! :innocent: :open_book: :sparkles: :people_hugging:

I guess I am going to take this witchy challenge & make my very first amulet/talisman!!! Okay, I remember I did make those amulet earrings riight? :blossom: Soo maybe a second one? :blush: :dizzy: I will be looking in all the possible ways given here to make it! :smiling_face: :star_struck: :sparkles:

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Just have to get another tat. Left arm Yin, receive, talisman - Right arm Yang, send. amulet. And it’s a great excuse to get another tat :rofl: :purple_heart:

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This challenge is so interesting because I’ve loved the idea of having/creating a talisman or amulet but had yet to do it. With this challenge, it has pushed me to finally go for it! I decided to consecrate my wedding ring and charge it with extra love & peace when worn. It’s something I wear every single day, and for that I’m grateful because there’s no chance of me forgetting it. I also found a super cool necklace at a craft venue a few weeks ago, and I plan on consecrating it too! The necklace drew me in immediately (and it was a bit pricy) but I just had to get it. Had people telling me it’s an evil eye, but I saw it as exactly the opposite! It’s my divine eye giving me guidance, and it’s the perfect item (imo) to consecrate! Thank you so much for the fun challenge this week and for pushing me to do my very first spell!!! :heart:


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Oh! Your wedding ring is just…surreal! :face_holding_back_tears: :heart_eyes: :ring: Also, I loooove your nail paint! :wink: :green_heart: :nail_care:t2: It’s something like mint green right? :smiling_face: :hugs: And woow, what a shiny and beautiful necklace! I love the way you say “it’s my divine eye giving me guidance!” :blush: :innocent: :sparkles: Congrats on your first & awesome spell @amandakay! :partying_face: :clap:t2: :sparkles: :pentagram: Blessed Be :yellow_heart:

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Aww, thank you so much! I prefer more simple wedding rings, so I’m really glad you like it! I think it’s beautiful as well. :two_hearts: You’re correct on my nail polish color! I like to pair it with white or chocolate brown, but decided to just do the mint this time. :blush: I’m so happy to have finally done my first spell, it’s such a great accomplishment! Blessed be :sparkles::heart:

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@amandakay You’re welcome sweetheart! :hugs: :sparkling_heart: Oh well, I can only imagine what a beautiful combination that would be, of three different nail polishes! :wink: :smiling_face: :nail_care:t2: But as I said, this one plain solid mint green shade is just as pretty! :heart_eyes: :green_heart: Very happy for your accomplishment hun! :people_hugging: :heart: Blessed Be & Stay Magickal, always!
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Perfect timing! I ordered the yellow jade crystal dragon skull as the first piece of my collection. I plan to make it a talisman to draw in the elemental qualities of air when I use it to cast a circle. :dash:

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** hi Megan, and you are absolutely right making an oil would be great way to charge my tailsman and amulet.!!!

I was thinking about using a Circes oil to charge it because she was really good with her sorcery.
Or on spelling 8 there’s a Let’s Make A Love Oil! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


I am pretty sure I have everything to make this potion :test_tube:

I absolutely love your sword I am in love with a sword. I see, what a good protection amulet!

Ostara thank you, for your adoration!!!:blush:

Shadowweaver

Oh I did use my left arm for my tat thank you for this knowledge!

amandakay- what a wonderful way to bring love into your marriage. I am so excited let me know how it goes.! That is wonderful and I think I want to try that Thank you for sharing.!!!:green_heart::black_heart::green_heart:


I really like this button it reminds me to keep my boundaries and I am charging this before I go to work because I will need it!

I am a caregiver so I am taking Danburite to work to use as a amulet to help others bring there life force back! I will use the danburite so I won’t use my energy force.
Jeannie

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Wow I did not know that Damien Echols wrote a book! Or that he practices magick. I definitely will be looking into that.
Also, your tattoo is absolutely beautiful. :heart:

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Yaaaaay, another challenge where I can make something!!

I’m going to make a talismanic spell jar to help with my intention of losing weight and becoming more physically fit again. I absolutely need to get back into strength training to help shed some pounds and to reduce my injuries. :muscle:t3: :green_salad: :running_woman:t3:

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haha I totally relate – it’s like where did time go, ya know? One day it’s Friday and then I turn around and it’s already Thursday again. And you can quote Halloweentown all you want! I have a shirt that I got from St. Helens, OR, when we went with our family a few years ago to their Halloweentown Festival. It’s orange and it says “Being normal is vastly overrated!” :jack_o_lantern:

Small goals is all you can aim for!

I can’t wait to see what you do! :heart:

It does kind of look like a Nazar :nazar_amulet: Evil Eye Protection:thinking: but also like the All-Seeing-Eye! Either way, I like your jewelry and I think the pieces are beautiful!

Ohh, I bet it’s beautiful! :yellow_heart: I can’t wait to see it!

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This’ll be nice. I’ve had an amulet/talisman my whole life. As a child it was a camel necklace (we lived in the middle east at the time so it worked), then as a teenager it was an RSC badge (royal shakespear company, again it fitted as now in England), now its my “benny necklace”, named by my husband as he says I’m benny from the film The Mummy, as this amulet/talisman represents alot of different spiritual paths. :joy: See what happens if I try and create a new one, for Spells8 (Ive not put a picture of my amulet, its camera shy :joy::thinking:). Blessed be to everyone. Love all the wonderous designs. So creative and magikal. :heart:

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