Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grimoire's Sneak Peek

The holiday season is in full swing now. We started our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales by knocking every item 15% off, plus offering free shipping on many orders. For free shipping at on orders over $100, enter coupon code 100freeship14. Enter coupon code 50shipfree14 for free shipping on orders over $50 at Check our shops' home pages; facebook pages; and my twitter page, Grimoire the Cat; for additional offers throughout the holiday season.
Our Stone of the Month for December will be goldstone. Goldstone can be found in a variety of colors, including blue, red, and green. We picked this delightful stone for two reasons. First, we thought the way it sparkles and shimmers when the sunlight hits it made it a perfect choice for this festive month. The second was for a more practical reason. With prices already discounted shop wide because of the holiday season, we wanted to take this opportunity to spotlight a stone we do not have available for sale. Be sure to check out Madame Z's post next week to learn all there is to know about this man-made, though still amazing, stone.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Sales on ETSY

Everybody at the Ravens' have been busy this past week getting ready for Black Friday sales. The last of the finished products, our repurposed light bulb ornaments, were listed yesterday.

They are available in both Christmas or Yule varieties. The Christmas snowpeople are holding the brooms and the Yule snowwitches are riding them. They are listed for sale at the shop, along with the other snowmen and beer cap ornaments. We also still carry several hand knit scarves and blankets in that shop, which make great gifts.

As well as, a selection of hemp baskets like this one, also a great gift idea!
Over at the other shop:, we still have several meditation/prayer beads available, and plenty of earrings.
For the littlest ones this Holiday season, we have embroidered baby bibs.
Okay, that last one is really over in our other shop, Raven Heart Designs, with the inappropriate baby bibs. I just wanted to add it to the post because it's one of my favorites!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fun with Beer Cap Ornaments

So the other day while attempting to photograph and list the newest creations, beer cap Christmas and Yule ornaments, I was blessed with WAY too much help from the other staff members.
First, Grimmie (who else) was under the mistaken impression that I needed assistance hanging the ornaments on the little prop tree.
Then, the newest member of the staff, Lady Fray, stopped by to supervise the photography session.
Of course, they could not be listed for sale without Grimoire's invaluable assistance.
Later on, Jezebel and Madame Z dropped by to lend a hand with pinning all the new items to Pinterest boards.
Thanks to (in spite of) all their help the new ornaments are now listed for sale at!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Madame Z's Corner: Tree Agate

Madame Z provides monthly posts featuring a different healing stone each month. She gathers her info from many different sources including the books: The Pocket Book of Stones; The Way of the Green Witch; Healing Crystals and Gemstones; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and Grimoire for a Green Witch; the websites: That Crystal Site; Wings of Spirit; and Healing Crystals for You; as well as relying on personal experience. Healing stones are not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with serious medical or emotional issues should consult with a health care professional. When purchasing a healing stone, it is best to buy the stone you are drawn to. Healing stones should be cleansed and charged periodically. We cleanse our personal stones at least once a month, and sometimes more often if we feel they need it. Cleansing can be accomplished by holding the stone in a stream of water. A natural stream is best, but since most of us do not have access to one, filtered water is a good substitute. Stones that include metals should not be placed in water because of the risk of rust. These stones can be placed in dirt or smudged with white sage. To recharge the stones, place in a sunny window or in moonlight for a few hours.

Our spotlight stone for November is Tree Agate. Like most green color stones, tree agate is considered a good stone for helping one to connect with nature. It is thought to reduce arrogance and to help remind one that they are a part of the whole. Tree Agate is believed to help one stay grounded; and also to have a calming effect on the nervous system. It is thought to bring a feeling of inner peace, warmth, and tranquility. Tree Agate has a gentle energy which works slowly to bring about change. This stone is thought to be most effective when combined with other stones, such as ruby zoisite or chrysoprase.
Physically, tree agate is thought to assist in cleansing and detoxifying the body. It is also believed to be beneficial for the feet and legs, and to aid the kidneys and bladder.
Magickally, tree agate is associated with wealth, wisdom, and self work. This delightful stone is even believed to be beneficial to house plants.
Tree agate is primarily a heart chakra stone, but is also associated with the crown and root chakras.
Our personal experience with tree agate tells us this is a very gentle and calming stone, It seems to bring a feeling of warmth, love, and patience to the wearer.
Cleanse tree agate with warm water and charge in sunlight.