I have made quite a few Pagan, Wiccan and other magical items. As the craft of pyrography is such a traditional one, it seems particularly appropriate for the making of magical tools. It also encompasses all the five magical Elements - the natural wood and leather can be taken to represent Earth, the smoke of the burning Air, the polish applied is based on Water, and the hot iron perfectly embodies Fire... I think the artist's touch gives it the final Spirit element.My good wishes go along with every item of any kind that I make, and I speak a wish for their faithful service over every magically-intended piece as I begin work. If there is something special you wish me to say over a piece as I begin, I am more than happy to do so, to seal it to your use.
Almost all the wooden items are hand made from solid sycamore taken from renewable sources, and all the leather items are hand-made in top-quality vegetable-tanned leather. Prices depend on the size and type of item, and on the complexity of the design. Take a look at the Sales & Events page for an idea of pricing, or contact me (with no obligation) with details if what you'd like. (Note that I only post pictures of commissioned magical items with express permission of the person commissioning them.)
You can see more recent items here on Flickr. There are also some pagan items available from the Atlantis Bookshop and Treadwells' Bookshop, in London.
This "Pocket Altar" was the first of it's kind - a prototype of a new idea. It is already sold, to AutumnMoon, but more will be available at the Halloween Festival, in October 2005.
AutumnMoon says : "It is so beautiful, when we go away I will now be able to take it with me and have an altar no matter where I am. A truly portable altar - what a great idea you had."
The "Pocket Altar" can be made with many varieties of tokens for the Lord and Lady, the Elements and the magical tools, depending on what suits the user. Here are some examples, commissioned by members of Dragonswood and The Forest.
This Pocket Temple was made for a follower of the ancient Egyptian traditions, with a set of tokens representing the ancient Egyptian gods and Goddesses, the four Winds, and a special scarab symbol for Quintessence.
FireMage says : "all I can say is wow! That's amazing work! They are so detailed!! I knew you were good from the examples of your work on your site but I never realised just how good! I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks! Rather stunned by your skill,"
These Pocket Altars were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
This Pocket Altar was the first one commissioned to be made in colour. The tokens are coloured with artist's acrylic paints, and varnished to protect them.
Rai says : "It's perfect, just what I was looking for, you have done a wonderful job"
These Pocket Altars were made for sale at the Atlantis Bookshop.
This Pocket Altar was commissioned at the Halloween Festival.
More varieties of Pocket Altar, this time made for the Pagan Network Conference 2006.
This pretty Pocket Altar is made with fairies forming the Elements.
This magical altar was made on commission, showing a pentacle wreathed in ivy leaves, surrounded by the phases of the moon. It is 10" across, (and hence too large to scan easily!) made of sycamore. It is finished in varnish, to make it easy to clean.
It's shown here with just the pyrography, and with the coloured finish, done in artist's pencils.
Nicky says : "Oooooo it looks fab! I love it!"
This large wheatsheaf altar is available for sale.
This altar was commissioned to some very specific requirements, to reflect it's user's leanings.
This Altar is currently for sale at Treadwell's Bookshop. .
This altar was commissioned as a rework from an earlier design.
This magical altarplate was made on commission, with dragons flanking a central pentacle. It is unfinished, in natural sycamore.
Willow says : "The plate and keyring are just amazing, you have done exactly what I wanted - thank you ever so much. You should be very proud of your work as you're very talented. I will be telling everyone I know about your work as it's amazing! Thanks again, take care."
This is another commissioned altar, with the pentacle's points marked with the five Elements and surrounded by Ashlie's favourite herbs. The person who commissioned this did not pay for it, nor have it delivered, and it has now been reworked for another person.
This small celtic knotwork altar is available for sale. You can see here how I first pyrographed the design, then shaded the interlocking loops.
Divination, runes, totems and luckpieces
This maple ply ouija board has guardian dragons at the corners, and comes complete with a solid sycamore triquetra planchette. It is polished with a special French oil gloss finish, and the planchette has a natural beeswax polish so that it slides smoothly. This is available for sale.
This set of Futhark runes was commissioned for divination, and comes complete with a natural leather drawstring bag. They were finished with natural beeswax polish. Runes can be made with a symbol on the reverse of every rune, if desired.
These animal totems, Rabbit and Bear, have Zuni heartlines drawn in a smooth style on one side, and in a traditional zig-zag design on the other. They are available for sale.
These luckpiece runes were made for Wicca UK, a wiccan discussions group. They all have pentacles on the reverse.
This maple ply ouija board was commissioned for divination, and comes complete with a solid sycamore triquetra planchette. It was finished with natural beeswax polish, to enable the planchette to slide smoothly. The symbols were chosen to suit the personality of the user.
This set of Reiki tokens was commissioned as an aid to the user's healing work.
This set of runes, with forget-me-not bag, was made on commission.
Claire says : "Beautiful!"
These magical aromatherapy hangers are intended to fragrance the air with aromatherapy oils. To use one, lay the hanger flat, carefully drip the oil(s) of your choice onto it, and wait a few moments for the oil to be absorbed into the wood before hanging it up, and not hang it against anything that could be damaged by the oil. The oils then make a nice effect as they diffuse outward, into the wood.
Some of these were made for Wicca UK, a wiccan and pagan discussion group. Others were made for sale at the Pagan Federation Conference, in Nov 2005, where Autumnlady from the Dragonswood discussion group has kindly offered to sell them for me. These have a protection charm written around the edge.
These aromatherapy hangers were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
For more items like this, look on the Household and Other Items page.
This rubberwood chopping board, decorated with ivy leaves is available for sale.
This unique clock shows a pentacle wreathed in ivy leaves, with the phases of the moon marking the hours. It is made of sycamore, 9" across, with a quartz clock movement.
Rain says : "The clock and key ring arrived today... what can I say... WOW! They are wonderful, thank you so very much. We love them."
These spoons and spatulas were made for the Pagan Network Conference 2006. One or two are still available for sale.
This Herb board, decorated with a variety of herbs and complete with mezzaluna knife, was sold at the Phoenix Picnic.
This box, decorated with complex Celtic knotwork, was made on commission as a birthday gift. It measures 7" x 5", and is made of sycamore, finished with wax polish.
Susan says : "Thank you so much, I love it, it's amazing! You are fantastic!! My gran is going to be so happy, I can't thank you enough! I will definitely recommend you to everyone!".
These egg-cups and bookmarks were made as a gift for Roedean School's 2005 charity Auction of Promises, supporting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Down’s Syndrome Association, and the Pioneer Homecare and Emergency Medical Service. I didn't expect the girls at Roedean to contact me, much less to ask for items with this kind of theme!
Victoria, the Charity Prefect, says : "Wow! Thank you so much! Everything looks fabulous!"
This herb board was made on commission. It is made of rubberwood, and comes complete with a mezzaluna knife. The person who commissioned this did not pay for it, nor have it delivered, and it has now been reworked for another person, with a new inscription on the reverse.
This bangle was made for sale at the Halloween Festival.
This Swedish breadboard and butterspreader, decorated with cornsheaves, is available for sale.
These Egg cups were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
This utensil box, complete with spoon, was commissioned as a handfasting gift for Drew & Woody.
Sam says : "Thank you so much! It's really beautiful. They'll both be really blissed out by the pressie, I'll pass on lots of good words about your work at any opportunity."
These herb boards were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
This pen block was commissioned as a leaving gift. Justin is a member of the Quiche Commandoes LARP group, so the celtic motifs seemed appropriate for him.
Asma says : "Thank you for a superb piece of craftsmanship - you created a perfect memento for our colleague to remember us by!"
These kitchen items were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
This house sign was commissioned as a Yule gift by a Pagan household.
This bowl, decorated with the 20 Ogham plant and tree correspondences, was sold at the Phoenix Picnic.
This plaque was made on commission, as a protective wall-hanging.
These plaques were sold at the Pagan Network Conference.
This plaque was made as a surprise gift for AutumnLady, the founder of Dragonswood magazine, to thank her for the article she ran about me and my work.
These plaques were made for sale at the Halloween Festival.
This plaque was made as a gift for Jon at Pentacle Magazine, in thanks for all his help...
These plaques were made on commission for different people, all as protective wall-hangings.
These plaques were made as seasonal gifts for my friend Rain.
This dragon clock was made on commission, as a gift for a person named "Dragon".
These keyrings were made on commission for Autumnlady, to be given as gifts. Included here is one made for Autumnlady herself, as a surprise gift.
This child's nameplate and luckpiece were commissioned for a birthday gift for a boy named Rowan. They were specially cut and shaped from Rowanwood. The symbols on the luckpiece are all related to the Rowan tree.
This pouch was commissioned later, to hold the "Rowan" luckpiece above. It has Rowan's initials on it, plus a rowan sprig and a dragon symbol associated with rowan.
This hairclip was made as a gift for Roedean School's 2005 Charity Auction, supporting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Down’s Syndrome Association, and the Pioneer Homecare and Emergency Medical Service. I never expected the girls at Roedean to ask for dragons!
Victoria, the Charity Prefect, says : "Wow! Thank you so much! Everything looks fabulous!"
This leather bracelet with oak leaves and the Lady's triple-moon sign was made on commission.
Rain says : "The bracelet is really nice, great pattern. Thanks"
These hairclips were commissioned to suit the interests of the wearers, with the Compass Rose and a shamanic owl totem.
Mike says : "Hairgrips are fine! Well done as usual."
This purse with a wolf totem and the Lady's triple moon sign was made as a surprise.
Paula says ; I love the purse, I put it to use immediately. I love Wolves - thank you so much. I really love your work it is so beautiful and I really do mean that."
These bookmarks were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
These hairclips, hand-cut and with hand-shaped wooden pins, were made on commission.
This leather bracelet & keyfob set, with oak leaves and pentacles, were made on commission.
AutumnMoon says : "Fantastic, they are so lovely thank you so much. The bracelet looks amazing and the fob is brilliant. I am so pleased with what you have done you captured what I wanted perfectly. I have never had anything made for me before - I just love what you have done. "
This hairclip was made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
This keyring was made on commission for Autumnlady, to be given as a gift for a follower of Bast.
Izzy says : "Just received my key-ring - it's beautiful, thank you so much! It's really lovely!"
A guardian dragon coinpurse, symbolising the growth of wealth.
This leather bracelet was made on commission for the founder of Pagan Paths UK.
These bookmarks were made as Yule gifts.
This hairclip, with the 7-pointed "pleiadian star" or "elven star", was made on commission for Mike Crowson.
Mike says : "The clip is exactly what I wanted - thanks a lot."
This keyring was made on commission, with a protective pentacle.
Rain says : "Thank you very much again, it is perfect and we are so happy with it."
These medicine pouches were made on commission as handfasting gifts.
Louisa says : "They're lovely! And the shading on the triquetras is very much like the shading on my tattoo of the same thing. Perfect :-) These medicine pouches are very special items for our magical journey together, something that we will keep for life - we're very pleased with the result and that such a helpful and friendly person made them for us!
These hairgloves, which wrap around your ponytail, were specially made for myself and my sister by a leatherworker.
This purse and keyfob were made on commission for a lady who's an Aquarius.
These comb cases were made for sale at the Phoenix Picnic and Halloween Festival.
These keyfobs and tags were made for the Pagan Network Conference.
This keyring was made on commission, as a gift for a person fond of faeries.
These bookmarks were made for sale at the Pagan Network Conference 2006.
These pentacle keyfobs were made for Wicca UK, a wiccan discussions group.
For more boxes like this, look on the Boxes page.
This fairy box was commissioned as a gift. Lisa says : "IT'S PERFECT! That is so pretty Tracey. Very pleased with it! That design has come out so lovely - my friend will love it!! "
This whitewood box was made to hold my sister's aromatherapy oils, with guardian dragons.
This box, shown here with pyrography alone and when coloured, was ordered as a gift for a child's naming ceremony.
Elizabet says : "I love it !!"
These small round wooden boxes have matching celtic knot motifs of my own design on the tops & bottoms. The top design is reversed on the bottom.
If you would like to purchase an item, or commission something from me, please contact me with details of your requirements, or take a look at the Sales page for some examples. Designs on any item can be altered to suit your wishes, and I am happy to search for other designs to match your ideas. Please do ask me if there is anything you would like in wood or leather but do not see - perhaps I have one that is not pictured, and if not I will see if I can obtain what you are looking for.