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« on: February 25, 2011 07:02:41 AM »

My crooked old farmhouse is chocked full of faeries. Seriously, those little beggars are everywhere. Other people seem to have difficulty seeing them though so I made some Faerie Spying Stones. Holed stones that, when looked through, reveal the wee folk!



A true and proper Faerie Stone is a natural stone in which a hole has been formed by the elements. But theres a great deal of power in your thoughts, and the energy of making, so you might just be able to catch a glimpse if you create your own.



Now, these aren't a new idea. Most good books on faeries will include something about them, one is used in The Spiderwick Chronicles, witchy folk can check out Raven Grimassi's book Hereditary Witchcraft which gives an Italian version.



Here's how to make your own...



1. Take a big pinch of air dry clay. About a tablespoon will do.



2. If you like, gather some herbs and petals the faerie folk might like.
(Ppssst, petals/leaves are optional.)



3. Combine the clay and the flowers.
Be careful not to add too many (like I did) or your clay will crumble when dried.



4. Form the clay into a sort of rounded disc.



5. Poke a hole in the middle.



6. Smooth the disc with a wet finger.
(Note: this disc does not have petals in the clay, petal'd clay will not be this smooth but will smell dreamy)



7. When they are dry you might want to sand them down a little bit.



8. Give them a runny coat of an earthy coloured paint.



9. Use a stiff paintbrush or toothbrush to splatter paint onto the discs.
Using two or three different shades, form layers of colour which will give your
stone a natural look. Be sure to do both sides!



10. If your splattering looks too harsh mix up a milky, runny blend of paint
and give your stones a light wash.



11. Continue to make light layers of paint and splatters
until you are pleased with the look of your stone.



12. Give your Faerie Sight Stones a protective coat or two (or 9) with some sort of sealant.

That's it! Now embellish like a crazy lady! Wear around your neck on a length of ribbon or hang it by your front door so that its always on hand for peeking at the faerie folk.



BTW Especially good times to try and spy faeries through your stones are: noon and midnight, mid-summers night, twilight hours, May Day, Halloween. Some say that you need to walk backwards and recite a specific chant too!



Most important of all, remember the spirit in which these are made. Sharing with friends, giving as gifts, making as a group project, leaving for strangers to find is absolutely encouraged. Selling these is not so nice and may just irk the faerie folk and you seriously do not want them mad at you. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011 07:18:52 AM »

i'd like to believe that there are fairy folk hiding somewhere around my oh-so-urban dwelling...maybe i need one of these to help me find them!  thanks for the tute, awesome work as always Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011 07:34:03 AM »

Was wondering could you use potpourri for these?  I have a few special friends that would love these, as they believe in faeries.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011 07:43:10 AM »

Was wondering could you use potpourri for these?  I have a few special friends that would love these, as they believe in faeries.

You could, I would just crumble it up really well and don't use as much as I did or the clay will be really brittle.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011 07:49:19 AM »

Love them! Particularly the bluejay and oriole feathers Wink. Perfect for spying fairies in Southern Ontario Cheesy.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011 08:51:54 AM »

oh wow! i love this idea. im definitely going to make  my mum one for mothers day.
she loves all thing fairy
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011 05:52:07 PM »

Knickers, these are wonderful. Sigh.....You know I love them!
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011 08:58:07 AM »

What wonderful stones you have, love the one with the feathers Cheesy I think I need to buy some air dry clay just to make this Cheesy lovely tutorial, and funny
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011 11:39:16 AM »

They look lovely. I especially love that you added flowers to some of the clay. Cheesy
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