Storm Born Child
The Sea Witch
Above the boom and the roar of the waves you might hear her
A Siren's song..compelling and enchanting
The Sea Witch sings
And hearts will break
And souls will tear
From flesh and bone
To dance within the pounding foam.
For some, the sea has a hold on the heart and soul like no other..
A sea fever
Of stinging salt and screaming wind
No more content to stand and watch
Upon the shore.
Being..or becoming a sea witch is much mire then playing with shells and dreaming of the ocean.
A bond must exist..between the witch and the sea..
A irresistible bond that cannot be ignored
To be with the sea
Besides the sea..upon the sea
Out of sight of land
Only then will you truly know her.
And the sea witch must love her moods
And her fury
Both have their uses
Most sea magic is worked on the turn o'the tide.
A window for change
At time when the sea is neither one or the other
Neither here nor there
Neither coming nor going
A short period of confused energy as the tide turns
The perfect opportunity for making magic.
Note her moods..and use them in your magic
The rage and fury of the storm
The concealing, deceptive sea mists..
The hung tide
The incoming tide
The outgoing tide
And the turn o'the tide.
The serene ebb and flow..ebb and flow
Learn to hear her song..and use it in your magic.
This is not just water.
Is the Sea...
Below is a collection of sea washed woods
Drift woods..for the Sea witch.
We do not use unidentifiable woods, for us the inherent nature of the woods underlies and shaped the influence of the sea.
And the sea in turn adds dimension to the wood that is not found in land woods...depth..mystery and movement.
The element of water and all it's associations comes with driftwood..
The Body of Water..Laguz..the source of all primal power..unformed, unshapen..but full of potential.
And with it come the allies..the things of the sea..the literal and the metaphysical.
Another world awaits you
And it is unlike this world
It has no solid form..no shape.
Instead it is constantly restless..moving..flowing, dissolving and forming.
And the water is deep..fathomless
And in it you must swim.
If you wish your magic to be fluid..spontaneous..unconstricted..then driftwood you must have
But don't fight it..don't try to swim against the tide..
Rather go with the flow
Wherever it takes you..
It is said that to summon the spirits of the sea, one must first go to the four points..
Where land and sea and sky meet..
When the moon rides high
In a cloudless sky
And the path of light
Is laid out before you.
And there light a wake fire
Say your words
Make your gifts
And watch and wait..
Our own Mermaid's Rock is such a place
Where land and sea and sky meet
Where before you lies a path of light
And a wake fire burns
Both day and night.
Below is selection of hand crafted genuine Welsh coast driftwood wands.
From the temperamental Irish sea..and the cold Atlantic surge
These are no pretty tropical beach wands..they are scur sticks..storm born children
Full of raw energy
Whilst fine splits and dents are part of the nature and character of driftwood, we do not use any wood that is not sound and fit for it's purpose
10% discount on all orders totaling over £100 excluding shipping
Say your words
Make your gifts
And watch and wait...
Double Terminated Driftwood Ash
Beautiful dark stained driftwood ash
A double termination piece with classic ash wood gnarls.
Measuring. 43 cms in length by 5.5 cms in circumference.
Double termination Driftwood Ash £24.00
Power and Presence Driftwood Ash wand
Wonderful old driftwood ash..a strong, sturdy piece with classic ash wood gnarling along the length.
Dressed in turquoise blue and red, with matching trinkets .
This piece measures 38 cms in length and just over 7 cms in circumference.
Power and Presence Driftwood Ash wand £22.00
I wish I could
I wish I might..
Excellent strong driftwood ash wand..
Heavy graining and profuse predominant gnarling, measuring 37 ins in length by 6 cms in circumference.
Driftwood Ash £18.00
Twisted Driftwood Ash
Wonderful twisted strong ash wood wand,.
Paler colouring streaked with darker markings, and classic sh wood gnarling.
This piece measures 39 cms, excluding the natural bends and curves, by 6 cms in circumference.
Twisted Driftwood Ash £19.00
Twisted Driftwood Ash 2
A wonderfully contorted piece.
Older wood, paler in colour with classic dark gnarling.
This piece measures 38 cms in length by 6 cms in circumference
Twisted Driftwood Ash 2 £22.00
Pale Driftwood Ash
Smaller very pretty paler ash wood wand, with classic dark driftwood markings, and a curved "handle" and one set of dark gnarls towards the tip.
Measuring 33 cms in length and 5.5 cms in circumference.
Small Driftwood Ash £15.00
Large Driftwood Elder.
A classic driftwood elder wand.
A larger piece, with a slight bend to her, classic elder gnarls and a deeper colour naturally created by the sea.
This piece measures 47 cm in length and 5.5 cms in circumference
Large Driftwood Elder £22.00
Finfolken Allies 1
Wonderful hanging harm of driftwood ivy.
Twisted sensuous shapes, abstract marine forms glimpsed on the edge of vision..
This piece measures 35 cms in length, and is 11 cms at it's widest.
Charged with the Laguz and Othala staves
Finfolken Allies 1 £22.00
Storm Born Child Seahunt
Beautiful ash wood..with that curious "leopard seal" marking..
A ruthless and efficient hunter..and a formidable beast
With razor sharp teeth ..
This piece measures 35.4 cms in length and just over 4.5 cms in circumference , on average
Dressed in black and green with gold fittings, green faceted Czech crystal and obsidian.
Charged with the Thurisaz stave.
Storm Born Child Seahunt £25.00
Fine Driftwood Honeysuckle 1
Very pretty naturally wavered driftwood honeysuckle wand.
A lovely piece, with classic gnarling measuring 32 cms, excluding the natural curves.
Driftwood Honeysuckle 1 £15.00
Driftwood Honeysuckle 2
Another gorgeous piece..a stronger wand, subtly wavered and measuring 32 cms.
Driftwood Honeysuckle 2 £16.50
Driftwood honeysuckle 3
Twisted and turning..a wonderful piece, dark stained in parts by the sea.
Measuring an overall length of 33.5 cms, excluding the natural curves.
Driftwood Honeysuckle 3 £15.00
Driftwood Forked Ash
A curious piece, classic gnarled ash, with a set of gnarly old forks...washed smooth by the sea.
A lovely piece.. cheeky with it..a regular Jolly Jack Tar..measuring 43 cms in length, 5.5 cms on average to the shaft and with a span of 5 cms between the forks.
Driftwood forked Ash £22.00.
Natural Driftwood Ivy
A wonderful piece and a good strong wand.
Old English Ivy wood, beautifully wavered and washed smooth by the sea.
This piece measures 36 cms in length and 6 cms in circumference.
Natural Driftwood Ivy wand £19.00
Twisted Driftwood Ash
A lovely piece..ash wood stained dark by the sea.
contorted by nature.
A satin smooth wand with classic ash wood gnarling.
Measuring 34 cms in length, excluding the natural bends and twists, and 5 cms in circumference.
Twisted Driftwood Ash £18.00
Totally wonderful large driftwood elder forked wand..
With curious "barnacle" like gnarling to the top of the shaft.
Perfectly straight in the shaft
And dressed with frosted green glass and shell pearls.
This piece measures 53 cms in length, 5.5 cms in circumference to the shaft with a span of 10 cms between the forks.
Storm Gate £30.00
International tracked airmail
Small driftwood ash..one of a range of curiosities from the sea.
A distinctive piece..with a large bulbous handle or eldritch gnarls and knots..
This wand measures just over 26 cms in length and just over 4.5 cms in the shaft.
Curious Driftwood Ash £18.00
Fine Driftwood Ivy
Dainty finer wood..with deep classic ivy markings to one side..smooth to the other.
Stained a warm golden colour by the sea.
This piece measures 34 cms in length and 4 cms in circumference
Fine Ivy driftwood wand £14.00
Twisted Sisters 1
Unique twisted driftwood ivy wand..
Twisted Sisters 2
Less contorted..still devoted.
Another unique double ivy wand..again terminating in that serpentine head.
Coloured by the sea to a warm golden brown.
This piece measures 31 cms in length and 4 cms in width at it's widest.
Twisted Sisters 2 £39.00
Driftwood Birch Sea serpent.
Lovely little Northern Sea driftwood birch sea serpent wand.
Beautifully coloured wood..washed dark by the wind and the waves, with characteristic birchen graining and gnarling,.
Set with one red faceted stone..blind to the other side.
Dressed with a fine blue cord set with brass and red coral.
This wand measures 30 cms in length.
Birchenwood Sea Serpent £35.
Ivy Driftwood Power wand
Beautiful big and strong driftwood ivy wand..
A gorgeous piece, naturally wavered and worn smooth by the sea.
Warmly coloured , measuring 40 cms by 5 3/4 cms in circumference.
Driftwood Ivy Power wand £32.00
Little Driftwood alder
Wonderful stuff..beautiful sturdy little alder wood wand..retaining his deep graining and classic alder gnarling.
Richly coloured by the natural pigments in the inner bark..and the wind and waves.
This piece measures 24.5 cms by 5.5 cms.
Little driftwood alder £22.00
The Old Man of the Sea
Driftwood oak wand..a lovely piece with characteristic oak graining and classic gnarling.
A really lovely piece, beautifully and naturally coloured by the sea.
This wand measures 36 cms in length and 5.5 cms in circumference.
The Old Man of the Sea £19.00
Wonderful large driftwood ash power wand.
A gorgeous piece coloured by the wind and waves..bearing trinkets of
sea shells, aquamarine and mother of pearl.
This piece measures 52 cms in length and 5.5 cms in circumference.
Master Mariner £22.00
International signed for
Fine Driftwood Elder
Lovely finer sea coloured elder wood..
Classic gnarling worn smooth by the sea.
This piece measures 41 ins in length and 4cms in circumference.
Fine Driftwood Elder £18.00
Classic Hazel Driftwood Wand
Lovely straight driftwood hazel..coloured by the sea and deeply grained with very subtle gnarling.
A beautiful piece with pretty watermarking to the tip.
This wand measures 33.5 cms in length and 5cms in circumference.
Classic Driftwood Hazel £16.99
Pretty little driftwood willow spirit waker
The moon..and the water.
Measuring 6.5 ins by 2 ins.
Driftwood willow spirit walker £10.50
Little Driftwood Elder
Curious little chunky driftwood elder.
Slightly curved with prominent gnarling and scarring to the top.
This piece measures 5.5 ins in length.
Little Driftwood Elder £11.00
Driftwood Elder 2
Fine driftwood elder with three sets of gnarls and deep graining, dark stained by the sea.
This piece measures 6 1/4 ins in length
Driftwood elder 2 £11.00
Driftwood Elder spirit walker
Fine old driftwood elder, with pronounced gnarling to the bottom .
Measuring 5 ins in length.
Fine driftwood elder £10.00
SEa Breeze white Poplar
Curious fine driftwood white poplar..with the classic sea serpent markings.
Measuring 7 ins in length.
Sea Breeze spirit walker £9.99
Sea horse, swift steed
Carry my soul
From shore to shore
And shore to shore
Wonderful smaller forked driftwood elder.
With two eyes set right in the middle of the forks.
The Lokan..or Lookout, derived from the old Germanic Lokjan....meaning to see...look.spy,
And of course. she's elder wood, a wood, that despite it's harsher aspects, is generally benevolent towards it;s user.
And of course closely connected to the sea..and travel and generally going abroad form the hearth.
A wood to bring you home again..safely.
This is a lovely piece, and curious, of course..with not only those beady little eyes, but numerous gnarls as well.
Measuring 25 cms in length with a span of 9 cms across the forks.
The Lokon £18.00
Safe Harbour charm string.
Lovely string of charms for those who go to sea in ships..or those that wait for them.
Composed of aquamarine, blue sponge coral, driftwood and Mykonos ceramic discs..with brass charms of an anchor, a dolphin,a starfish, a compass and a swallow..traditional sailors talisman for a safe return to shore.
This piece measures and hanging length of 38 cms.
Safe Harbour charm string £12.00
Sea Spirit Driftwood Ash Talisman
Strange little driftwood ash talisman..here showing both sides of the piece.
Naturally curved with gnarls and hollows and sticky out bits..
A lovely little piece with a very comforting feel to it.
Measuring 3 1'4 ins in length.
Sea Spirit Driftwood ash talisman £11.00
Ash wood Sea Serpent Jewelled talisman
Ash wood..with distinctive markings and deep green distressed glass with copper.
Measuring 3 1/4 ins in length.
Ash wood Sea serpent jewelled talisman £12.00
Driftwood Ash Sea serpent Talisman
Lovely slightly curved driftwood ash..with that unmistakable sea serpent patterning.
Two larger gnarl;s..one on each side.
Measuring 9 cms in length.
Ash wood Sea Serpent Talisman. £9.00
Driftwood Ivy talismanic necklace 2
Beautifully shaped little ivy talisman, stained dark by the sea and set with gorgeous frosted green glass and brass..on a deeper blue single cord.
The talisman to this piece measures 10 ms in length.
Charged with the Laguz stave and abinding of Perthro and Ansuz.
Driftwood Ivy Talismanic necklace 2 £14.00
Sea Fever Driftwood Ivy talisman
Curious chunky driftwood ivy talisman..with a sea worn hollow to one side..deep graining to the other.
This piece measures 9 cms in length
Sea Fever 1 £12.00
Sea Fever 2
A larger piece, flattened and twisted with deep hollows and pronounced graining.
Measuring 11.5 cms in length.
Sea Fever 2 £12.50
Sea Fever 3
The largest piece ..and a beautiful thing
Twisted , deeply grained with a large hollow towards the tip.
Measuring 11.5 cms.
Sea Fever 3 £14.00
Willow Sea serpent talisman 2
Plain willow talisman, very pretty little piece measuring 2 3/4 ins in length
Willow sea serpent talisman 2 £7.50
Driftwood ash 1
Lovely wiggly, chunky little driftwood ash amulet.
Measuring 3 ins in length
Driftwood ash amulet 1 £10.00
Driftwood ash 2
Beautiful twisted driftwood ash amulet measuring 3 ins in length.
Driftwood ash 2 £10.00
Sea of Ice
Lovely old driftwood elder, naturally forked.
Set with silvered beads and faceted aquamarines.
This piece measures 8.5 cms in length with a span of 6 cms.
Sea of Ice amulet £18.00
Driftwood silver fir talisman
Wonderful, chunky little driftwood silver fire talisman on single blue cotton cord, measuring 7.5 cms in length and just under 5 cms in circumference.
Driftwood silver fir talisman 1 £10.00
Driftwood silver fir talisman 2
Another, slightly smaller piece , with a lovely arrangement of characteristic gnarls, measuring 7 cms in length.
Silver Fir Talisman 2 £8.50
Curious Driftwood Ivy Talisman
Strange driftwood talisman made of three pieces of ivy fused at the center
This piece measures 8.5 cms in length.
Recovered from the West Coast of Ireland..and the Atlantic Ocean.
Curious Driftwood Ivy Talisman £!2.00
Driftwood Ivy Crossed wood
And yet another piece from the same branch as those above.
One simple crossed wood, bound with blue thread and measuring 7.5 ins diagonally.
Driftwood Ivy simple crossed wood £14.00
Driftwood Oak Talisman
Lovely deeply grained driftwood oak, naturally wavered with one feature gnarl towards the top.
This piece measures 10 cms by 5.5 cms in circumference.
Driftwood Oak talisman
Driftwood Ash fiddlestick
Beautifully patterned driftwood ash fiddlestick in shades of cream and black.
Wonderful serpentine patterning, totally natural, created by the wind and the waves.
This piece measures a touch under 4 ins in length and just over 2 ins in circumference.
Driftwood Ash fiddlesick £14.00
Driftwood Ivy fiddletick
Lovely wiggly driftwood ivy fiddlestick.
This piece measures 4ins by just under 2 ins in circumference.
Driftwood Ivy fiddlestick £11.00
Driftwood Ivy 2
Another driftwood ivy..this piece measuring 4ins by just under 2 ins.
Driftwood Ivy fiddlestick 2 £11.00
Driftwood Ivy 3
Another ivy..very straight and very heavily grained.
This piece measures 10.5 cms by 5.5 cms.
Driftwood Ivy 3 £11.00
Water Nymph fiddlestick.
Very pretty little willow driftwood fiddlestick..with that classic sea serpent patterning.
A lovely little thing..with one gnarl toward the tip.
Measuring 8.5 cms in length and 5.5 cms in circumference.
Water Nymph Fiddlestick £10.00