Imbolc 2018 – prayer to Brighid

Shining Lady,
Inspiring, forging flame,
Soothing, healing heat.
May we ever
Find inspiration,
Strength and sanctuary
At your feet.

(c) Michelle Gilberthorpe, Northern Tamarisk, 2018

The main card is by artist Jo Jayson. The others are from oracle card decks – Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards and Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards


Shared: Brighid’s Cross & Brighid doll/ straw doll tutorials by Colourful Crafts

Discover Druidry had the links for these up on their Facebook page. They look like a nice project for crafty Pagans, so I’m sharing the links as well:

Brighid’s Cross tutorial – by Colourful Crafts

Brighid doll/ straw doll tutorial – by Colourful Crafts

Friday Finds – Brighid for Imbolc 2017

I thought a feature on some Brighid items would tie in nicely with Imbolc on the 1st February. With thanks to the artists for allowing me to add their wonderful creations to my Imbolc 2017 ‘Friday Finds’.
Click on the picture or the item description to go to the item’s Etsy page. Click on the creator’s name to be taken to their Etsy shop.

Something traditional:

Brighid’s Cross Wheat Weaving by BlueMoonWheatWorks (USA)wheat-brighids-cross_bluemoonwheatworks

Brighid Corn Doll by Positively Pagan (England, UK)brighid-corn-doll_positivelypagan

Something for gardens and gatherings:

Brighid’s Cross garden flag by MickieMuellerStudio (USA)

Something for your altar or sacred space:

Brighid Triple Goddess needle felt doll by celticsoulcraft (USA) Continue reading

Available now from my Etsy store: Nine-Flame Prayer Beads + P&P update

These beautiful Nine-Flame Prayer Beads are available now from my Etsy store!


The Nine-Flame strand is based on a Brighid’s Flame set I made for a friend. They  are perfect for connecting with Deities associated with fire and smithcraft, the blazing sun, or of the burning heat of the desert. Could also be used to connect with volcanic Deities, primal forces, or to act as a representative of the element of Fire.
Fire can burn away the old to make way for the new, so these prayer beads could be used in releasing ceremonies, as well as for renewal. After the dust has settled from the ashes of the old the new is born.
For writers and creators they could also be used to channel the flame of inspiration

Made of nine glass flame twist beads, 4mm glass beads and glass seed beads. Length: approximately 48cm. Weight: Approximately 45g
There is one strand currently available but I will be making a few more. How many depends on how long the flame twist beads last as I may be using some in other designs.

P&P Update: Etsy has a lovely little postage setting for the European Union. Since the cost of postage to the EU is the same throughout I have added this option. If you live in any of the EU countries you can now purchase from Northern Tamarisk without having to send a request for your country to be added to my postage list. It also makes it a lot quicker and easier for me, because otherwise I’d have to list each country separately.
As always, postage to the UK and USA remains.