By Isabella @TheWandCarver
No, not about Mr Bowie, just thanking him for the tune stuck in my head at the moment. Who doesn’t love a bit of Bowie?
The changes I refer to are these: A rebranding of our shop and our blog.
I have felt for some years now that our name doesn’t really suit. It was taken onboard in a silly moment and for the lack of better names coming into my head, we have carried on with “Speaking of Witch Wands”. Pretty wordy if you ask me, and it doesn’t exactly describe our shop that well. Yes, we make wands – and I believe the reason we named it thus is because at the beginning, all we meant to sell were wands. That would never have kept us in jaffe cakes and tea bags!
A few years ago I found the word “wytchen” seemed to draw me. Wytchen tree or wood is associated with the Rowan tree. We sell Rowan crafts almost predominately from our shop. Talismans, ogham birth tree pendants, wands…. even jewellery. The word Wytchen also speaks to me as in numerolgy for the word suits me and my daughters down to the ground:
Talent analysis of Wytchen by expression number 8
“You have the power and potential to achieve great things. It is both your challenge and your birthright to gain dominion over a small part of the earth. Whatever your enterprise, you strive to be the best and most successful in your field. You are highly competitive and will not rest until you are satisfied that you have bypassed the opposition. You enjoy challenges and rivalry. You are a realist and a visionary planner.”
Inner analysis of Wytchen by heart number 5
“Freedom is essential for your happiness. You love change, new experiences, meeting new people, adventure and travel. You love the exotic, far away places. Variety is more than mere spice of life – you thrive on it. You are extremely flexible and adaptable. You have more curiosity than the proverbial cat. You have a sharp mind and a natural ability with words. You are a born communicator, clear, fluent, and imaginative in every area that interests you – which are many!”
Personality analysis of Wytchen by personality number 3
“You are highly attractive. Many men with a 3 Personality are very handsome; women are often strikingly beautiful. Your vibration is full of life. You are uplifting, inspiring, and charming. You are a fun person to be around. Your wit and sparkling personality make you the life of a party. You are extroverted and optimistic. You appreciate fine clothing and jewelry, and enjoy dressing up a bit. ” – from https://www.nameslook.com/wytchen/
I’ll be honest, I do not agree with the third paragraph as I have been mostly an introvert all my life and have never found myself as particularly attractive. Although, hind sight being as it is, when I see old pics in my 20’s I do rather think I was pretty enough then. We never appreciate what we have when we have it do we? But the last part – oh I do enjoy a bit of dressing up!
Off subject, sorry! but back on… So, the name we have chosen to represent us from here on is WytchenCrafts. The domain will change to wytchencrafts.org.uk for our blog here. We are going to start a dotcom away from Etsy which will be wytchencrafts.com and when we let the dust settle a bit, we will have our UK based wytchencrafts.co.uk. Lexi takes care of the .com as normal. Our Etsy shop will be renamed next week to wytchencrafts.
You may note that the banner has changed here already. I must systematically go through everything and change it now so I shall be a busy bee. I don’t know how this will affect finding older blogs yet but we shall see! And although I’m excited, I am also bricking it a bit as I am quite worried about losing a pretty good standing on Google and also afraid followers may not find us so I want to be particularly cautious about the blog site here. It took many years to get here and I don’t know if re-building will take a huge toll or not. I suppose we shall see.
Either way, I hope everyone will stick by us during all of this. I thank you for having done for all these years… a little more upheavel won’t be too bad 🙂
Warmest blessings to all whom this way wander x
the new web address will be www.wytchencrafts.org.uk
if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at Isabella@wytchencrafts.org.uk