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How To Make No-Sew Conjuring or Mojo Bags — Part Three The Good Fortune Pin Packet

Silver RavenWolf Pin PacketHow To Make No-Sew Conjuring or MoJo Bags Part Three
A Four Part Series of Creative Magick
The Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2012

The Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

I often prefer working for Good Fortune and Luck rather than money because the word “money” carries such negative feelings and connotations  in these difficult times.  Good Fortune, however, is just what it says, and opens your door to endless possibilities of joy, laughter, stability and more.  This project can be worn as jewelry, and uses a Braucherei Pin (see earlier article) to affix the packet to clothing (or where ever you desire).  Just as with the other projects in this series, before you begin, think about the positive feeling of Good Fortune and tap out the rhythm/sound pattern.  The picture below shows the supplies used.

Silver RavenWolf supplies Good Fortune

Supplies for Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

Green Cloth (you can choose a different color if you like)
Yellow Cloth (for appliqué circle — this circle represents the field of magick)
Green Clover Appliqué (again, you can choose a different design if you like)
Steam Iron
Sizzix Machine (to make the circle — this is optional and just an idea)
Double-sided Fusible Webbing
Double-sided Fusible Seam Tape
Brown Paper
Holy Water or, in this example, I used Florida Water
Dried Herbs and Roots — Chamomile (Success); Lucky Hand Root (Success, Good Fortune, Luck); Devil’s Shoestring (to trip up de Devil of debt); Oak Moss (protection and holding on to the good fortune you have — also a blending herb); Allspice (an attraction vehicle).
Embellishments — I used glittering studs with the Bedazzle machine, but you can use anything that sparkles (to encourage lighting up good fortune) including glitter glue, powdered glitter, sequins, shiny beads, etc.)

The basic design of the Good Fortune Lucky Pin is that of a small, cloth envelope.  In the picture below, I’ve used a 4×4 inch piece of green cloth, although you can use any size you like.


As with the other projects, a steam iron helps to speed the process along and keep the folds nice and crisp.

Step One.  Gather all your supplies together.  Sprinkle them with blessed Florida Water.  (You can make your own Florida Water or purchase a small bottle on the net — price runs about three dollars for a small bottle, six to seven for a larger one).  Bless your supplies in the name of your deity.  Charge all objects in your own words (with clear intent) with what you wish to accomplish.  Instruct the objects to work together for the purpose you have given.  I often run the palm of my right hand over all the objects in a circular fashion, imagining the energy of the objects blending in a colorful mass that changes to pure, white light.

Step Two:  Prepare your petition and herbs. I ground the herbs only enough to mix them, as I didn’t want any powder falling out of the finished pin.  As I mixed them in the clear bowl, I simply chanted “good fortune” and imagined whomever might own the pin be happy and smiling, filled with joy.  For the petition, I cut a circle out of a brown paper bag, then wrote Lady Bried’s chant in a circle —

Gold and Silver
Coins Galore
All are coming to my door!

Then I added the Wyn Rune in the center.  The petition is finished with the drawing of three equal-armed crosses on the bottom to seal the charm.  You can add glitter to the petition, if you like, or select a different chant and other success runes or bindrunes.

Step Three — Add embellishments to the front of the green envelope (side opposite the flap).

I had fun visiting several craft and sewing stores looking for just the right embellishments for the pin I wanted to make.  In the example, I found a clover appliqué for the focal point and added a yellow cloth circle and affixed glittering studs with a Bedazzle machine.  To get the perfect cloth circle I actually used a Sizzix machine (normally used for paper crafts), as shown in the pictures below.  To apply the yellow cloth circle to the green cloth, I used double-sided fusible webbing.  I ran the webbing through the Sizzix machine, too, so that my yellow circle and the webbing would match.  All I had to do then, was steam press the circle to the green cloth.  Takes seconds!

As a note, Sizzix has several cutting templates that might fit your magickal mojo needs, including a small envelope type, as shown in the picture below.  Sewing stores actually sell a similar machine for cutting cloth for quilt pieces and other sewing projects.

Step Four:  Stuff the pin with the  herbs, paper charm and a small amount of batting.

After adding the herbs and paper charm, I used a little batting to make the pin puffy so it would look more like an eye-appealing ornament that could be worn anywhere.  To close the envelope flap and keep the herbs and batting inside where they belong, I used a little fusible webbing double-sided seam tape.

Step Five:  To finish off the pin, and provide the pin itself so that you can affix your pin packet to clothing, I used one of my Braucherei empowered pins (see earlier article).

Silver RavenWolf Good Fortune Pin Packet

Step Six:  The last, and final stage of this pin project is your magickal empowerment process, where you clearly state what you want, raise the energy around the pin, blow your breath across the top of the pin three times, then seal the working by drawing three equal-armed crosses in the air over the pin.  Your project is now ready for any additional spellwork or ritual you desire!

If you don’t like the way I empowered this pin, you are certainly free to use your own techniques.

Project Length:  If you make only the pin packet — five to ten minutes after gathering supplies.  If you also make the Braucherei Pin — fifteen to twenty minutes total.

When To Make This Charm:  On a New Moon, during the First Quarter Moon, on a Sunday (Success), Thursday (Jupiter Day), or Friday (Venus Day).  In the planetary hours of the Sun, Venus, or Jupiter.

As an experiment, I used this Lucky Pin Packet in combination with a lottery spell.  I won a very modest sum and bought gifts for acquaintances in the service industry that often help me.  This project is great for a coven craft night as it doesn’t take long to design.  I understand that since I started writing these How-To articles, many folks are getting together to have their own Witches Night Out with their friends, and making various craft projects.  Very cool!

Join me for the next installment in this series — The Success Bag!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within.

So be it.


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How To Make No Sew Magickal Conjuring MoJo Bags – Part Two

Today's Article -- How To Make a Circle of Protection Conjuring Bag

How To Make No-Sew Conjuring or MoJo Bags
A Four Part Series of Creative Magick  — Part II

by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2012

In the first part of this series we talked about vibration and rhythm, and how they play into the construction of your conjuring bag.  Every thought you have is important.  Your thoughts either hinder or assist the energy that is in and around the bag you make, regardless of its purpose.  Most importantly, the enthusiasm you have for making the bag from collecting the contents, to construction, decoration and empowerment significantly affects the outcome.

Today’s article focuses on the construction of a bag for protection.  This bag can function for protecting people and animals or warding property from theft, or weather.  The focus is entirely up to you.

A notation must be made here that if you feel you are in physical danger or in need of some type of protection, you should take the appropriate actions that are available to you in our society — and seek profession assistance.  Making a conjuring bag to solve the problem in no way negates the help from a qualified professional.  In Braucherei we teach that all tools are valuable tools.

The Circle of Magick Charm Bag for Protection

In Part One we discussed the sound or rhythm of a thing, concept, or idea.  We talked about your emotions, and how they play an important part in your magickal applications.  What might be the rhythm/sound pattern of protection?  Close your eyes and think about that.  Tap out how you feel when you experience safety and security.  Got the right rhythm?  Good.  Keep this pattern in your mind as you make your protection bag.

The Circle of Magick Charm Bag uses black material.  Black here is used to banish negativity, and exemplifies the void from which all things are born.  Black is the still-point, the moment of emptiness before the breath of light.

The supplies used in the example bag are:

Black Cotton Cloth — I used a 9 x 9 inch piece of cloth
A small plate (about 6 inches in diameter, although you can use larger)
A piece of white paper
Sewing Pins
Black Marker
Piece of brown paper bag on which to write your desire cut in a square shape (about 3×3 inches)
Ribbon to tie the bag shut
Scissors to cut the pattern, cloth, and ribbon
An amethyst crystal point (for transmuting negative energy — not shown in picture)
Black Onyx or Black Tourmaline Gemstone (for protection)
One white Stone to represent Spirit
One unlit match (the sulfur on the tip of the match adds to the protection energies)
Protection Herbs of Your Choice — I used lavender, rosemary, cinquefoil, nettles and a High John Root.  You may also like to add cloves or other protection herbs of your choice.  The root in this example is important, as many practitioners believe that the true power of any plant is in the root system.  To have the piece of the root is to be able to access the totality of the power in the herb.
One small square mirror — to deflect negativity
Holy Water or Blessed Water
Ribbon — I used purple and black 1/8 inch ribbon
Embellishments of your choice for the outside of the bag — I used a Sterling Silver Pentacle, black beads, a safety pin, bells to ward off negativity, a tiny bottle filled with black glitter & grave dirt of an ancestor, and skull beads to indicate the help of the beloved dead.  You may wish to add a symbol of a deity, angel, or totem animal to the outside of your bag. The embellishments on this type of bag are just as important as the content.  Take your time choosing the decorations that speak to you and feel right for your purpose.

Construction of the Circle of Protection Bag

This bag is super simple to make.  As with the first example, Step One is the same.

Step One.  Gather all your supplies together.  Sprinkle them with holy water.  Bless all supplies and tools in the name of your deity.  Charge all items in your own words (with clear intent) with what you wish to accomplish.

Step Two.  Using the black marker, trace the outer edge of the plate on the white paper.

Step Three.  Cut out the circular pattern.

Step Four.  Pin the white paper pattern to the black cloth.  Cut the black cloth following the pattern.  Note:  I recommend a good, sharp pair of scissors for a neater edge.

Step Five:  Write your protection charm on the brown 3×3 inch piece of paper.  You can use any incantation. I chose to incorporate parts of the Lesser Banishing Ritual with the word “protection” written around the outer edge of the paper.  Be sure your name or your initials (if the bag is for you) are somewhere in the center of the petition.  Draw any runes or other magickal sigils on the petition, such as the Algiz Rune or the Wiccan Pentacle, for protection.  Finally, seal the paper charm with the drawing of three equal-armed crosses.  The petition can also be sealed with a magickal oil if you desire.

As a Note:  You may wish to use our Healing Circle Charm:  You can’t see me, you can’t find me, you can’t hurt me anymore! (which has a marvelous rhythm to it when you really get to chanting).  Or, you could recite a prayer to the Goddess Bastet or Sekhmet (by the way, Sekhmet likes red beer, candy, and Kyphi), as you work on the bag.

Step Six:  Place all items that will go into the bag in the center of the black cloth as shown in the example photo.

Step Seven:  Carefully draw up all sides of the bag at the same time.  Tie tightly with ribbon.  Draw three equal-armed crosses in the air over the bag to seal the working.  Add embellishments. Seal again. Your bag is now ready to be empowered for protection either through prayer and candlelight, or in a larger spell, or in a full ritual.

When To Make This Charm:  There are several choices, depending on what type of protection is needed from general to specific.  You can wait until the Dark of the Moon (right before new), build the bag on a Saturday, use the planetary hour of Saturn, etc.  The Moon in Scorpio is one of my favorite times for protection magick.  If Moon timing just doesn’t fit, you can use the Braucherei Formula of choosing Dawn, Noon, Twilight, Midnight, or Halfnight (3:00 AM).  Which time?

Which time feels right to you?  Then that’s the right time.

Re-empower your bag every thirty days (from moon to moon) until it looks ratty or you feel that it is time to make a new bag.

Project Length:  Once you have gathered the supplies — ten to fifteen minutes.

You can hang this magick bag in your car, by a window or door, carry with you on your person on in your purse, briefcase or toolbox, place on the altar with a photograph of someone or something you wish to protect, and more.  In Braucherei, the bag is sometimes put in a jar by the front door, or hung over the front or back door from a pair of open scissors (to cut the negativity of anyone walking in through the door).  How you use the bag is entirely up to you.

There is one last Braucherei (Pow-Wow) trick to this working.  If this bag is for you, take off the shirt your wore when making the bag.  Turn it inside out.  Open a dresser drawer.  Place the shirt half in and half out of the drawer.  Slam the drawer shut with gusto and yell as loud as you can “out!”.  Sounds stupid.  Actually works.  This technique can also be used for healing, as some Braucherei practitioners see disease as a type of monster that must be vanquished.

The Circle Bag construction can be used for a variety of purposes, not just protection.  For example, if you wanted to do a healing bag, you could choose white or green cloth.  Some practitioners prefer pink (the color of healthy flesh — particularly if you are working on a wound or healing after surgery).

Part Three of this series will cover a type of Good Fortune conjuring vehicle.  If you enjoyed this article, please let us know by using the comments section.  If you have a better idea, or would like to share with folks a special technique you have in making mojo bags, please feel free to do so.  If you have made a bag and would like to show us, you can always post photos on my Facebook Author Page.  We would love to see your projects.  We are a Magickal Village, after all.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within.

So be it.