Friday, 28 October 2011

Samhain Celebrations

Chesterfield Pagans will be facilitating Samhain celebrations this year at the New Inn (229 Mansfield Road, Winsick,Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0JJ)

This is a bring and share event, so all who come should bring food for themselves and enough to share with others.

Cheril and Simon are hosting the ritual and ask that you all bring at least one tea light to be lit in rememberance of those who have gone before us.

Remember it will be chilly and although we will have a fire warm clothing is a must. Oh and most importantly....its......FANCY DRESS.....So please attend as your alter ego.....And if its dry enough DRUMMING!!!!! Oh and if each person/ couple/family could bring a carved pumpkin that would be ace, not compulsory but for the CARVED PUMPKIN COMPETITION it might be worth while just never know what you might win!

Wordage borrowed from Ginger;0)  For more info please see facebook - Samhain Celebrations and Chesterfield Pagans.  For those that have been to Hasfest before it is the same place.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Up the allotment doing some Ho Ho Ho ing, sorry is it a tad too early for Christmas jokes...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Copper Oak Leaf

Well the leaves are beginning to fall in earnest now that the days are definitely getting colder.  I picked an Oak leaf up on my way back from the allotment and impressed it into some copper sheet so that the detail of the veins of the leaf were left on it.  Then I cut round the shape of the leaf with my piercing saw and smoothed the edges.  I left a stem type piece of copper at the top which I have turned under to make a bail to hang the leaf from and then applied patina to give it some subtle colour.  It's lightly hammered on the back to give the reverse some texture as well and is a good solid piece of jewellery.  

It measures approx 7.5cm x 3cm.  

I'm going to make some more things from leaves I think.  There are a couple of other photos on my flickr