My lovely partner in the Imbolc swap listed “jewelry” on her questionnaire and also “functional items” so I thought of making a dual purpose necklace for her.
This mojo pouch is small enough to be purely decorative but large enough to carry a stone, a key, a note, even a stick of lipbalm or a small tin of mints.
To honour the season, I chose fabric that represents the conifers that stay green throughout the year as a reminder that the earth still holds life through the long, cold winter. Inside is a piece of shibori that I hand dyed with a group of other crafters and have been making a point of using for special projects. I embroidered a rising sun on that as a reminder that the light is coming, even if we can’t quite see it all the time.
The acorn is a nod to the traditional priapic wand, a symbol of… erm, “fertility” .