Category Archives: My Life

Time For An Introduction: Pristine & Primrose!

So, does anyone remember back a few years ago when I was purchasing supplies to open my own Polytheist jewelry shop?  I did manage to get those supplies, but nothing else panned out for me at that time.  Then, in early 2015 I *almost* opened the shop, but had a major setback that put it off again.  I ended up giving everything I’d made at that point to my Deities and calling it quits.

Well, everything happens for a reason, and now I’m in a much better position for this endeavor than ever before.  In fact, I’ll be opening my actual storefront location fairly soon (it’s the same location where the FTSOA is located, though the public shrine opening was setback for reasons), so I won’t have to rely solely on online sales.  However! Online is still where I hope to make a name for myself and my brand, so I am finally gathering the courage to share it with you all here!

You’ve been my friendly and supportive base for all of my (sporadic) blogging activity for the past six years, so it’s only natural that I’d want to give you the most full glimpse of what I’ve been devoting the majority of my time to this last month.  If you’ve looked at my header menu, you’ve probably seen the link Pristine & Primrose .  It goes to my shop blog, where you can see pictures and listings of my work to date. Links in each listing will carry you to a specific item’s shop listing, where you may proceed to purchase, if you choose.

To date, I have around twenty-three listings, with more being planned and on the way in the coming weeks.  And I’m very excited!  This is truly my happy place.  Ten years ago, I was routinely making and selling my jewelry designs locally, but I never made a real business out of it at that time.  It was just what I loved to do.  Now that I have two children to inspire and support, I want to take my love of fine beaded jewelry (and other items) to the next level, specifically designed for Polytheists and Pagans!

So, check out some of what I have to offer, below, and be sure to “like” us on Facebook!

Thank you for reading!  I hope for many years success, by Hermes’ grace (Hermes is the Patron of Pristine & Primrose, and has been from the beginning), and your favor, especially!

****Also, please add a $10.00 USD shipping fee for domestic shipping within the United States, which covers Insured Priority Mail Shipping, to ensure that your purchase arrives safely, and in a timely manner.  I do not offer International Shipping at this time, but plan to work that out eventually.


Hekate Wall Plaque Icon

$234.00 USD

Polymer Clay – Unpainted

A lovely icon of Hekate to hang in your shrine space, or to prop up on Her altar. With obsidian beads set as Her eyes, She holds a torch, as well as a snake.

She would make a lovely gift for Hekate, to adorn the Goddess’ sacred space, or to instead be filled with your love and devotion, as a proper icon.


Queen of Heaven and Earth

$129.27 USD

Hail Hera, Queen of the Gods! Created specifically to house Her glory, this gorgeous necklace features crystal quartz, lapis lazuli, rose quartz, opalite and ruby jade.

Honor the Queen by wearing this piece, to showcase both Her loveliness and your devotion. Or, gift it to Her during your next ritual or ceremony, and receive Her many blessings.


Wine Offering Icon Adornment

$65.52 USD

This beautiful adornment features amethyst, fluorite, garnet, and ruby jade, and would make a thoughtful gift for any Deity, especially those associated strongly with wine, or the creation thereof. The adornment is easily draped and adjustable for oddly shaped icons.

Alternatively, it can also be worn as a bracelet.


Raven Spirit Vessel Necklace

$266.96 USD

Created with a raven spirit in mind, this vessel necklace features a silver tone brass raven skull pendant, silver tone spacer beads, crystal quartz nugget beads, brush painting jasper, obsidian, and sapphire jade. It would make a lovely gift and home for your familiar spirit, so they may remain close to you in all possible ways.


Lucifer’s Caress

$165.88 USD

This elegant choker necklace was made specifically at the request of Lucifer, to go to one of His own, hopefully, though anyone who wants to may purchase it.

Featuring rutilated quartz, obsidian, white jade, and pyrite colored hematite, it will gently hug the curve of your throat, accentuating your own natural sensuality.

As a beautiful statement of your relationship with Him, wear this necklace with pride, grace and confidence.


Again, thank you all for your readership, and for your future business! May your Gods and spirits bless you, always!

~ Columbine

Onward, Toward Phoibos

Things are changing in my cozy little world with Apollon.  I’ve gotten comfortable, I’ve gotten used to the ways in which I have related to Apollon for these last seven years.  Knowing Him has always before been like riding the edge of a massive storm, or being sucked into it. He has been harsh, never mincing His words or holding back in His actions.  He’s taught me so much under the epithets I’ve primarily interacted with Him as.  But, although those parts of Him are still here and are still of great importance to our unique relationship, now is the time for them to step quietly back, and to allow a new aspect to receive my primary devotion.

It was a year, perhaps two years ago, that I received an oracle from one of my Sisters, wherein Apollon had announced His intention to shift the dynamics of our relationship.  I did not fully understand this intention, at the time.  I was content, as I always had been, with dwelling in the midst of Apollon as Despota, Krysaoros, Telchinios and Lykeios.  I thought there would be no need for me to further understand Him as Phoibos (Phoebus, as my Roman Sister had said in the oracle).  But I was wrong.

His brightness is deep and powerful, and incendiary.  It is also warm and compassionate.  I think that warmth and compassion may have been two of the things most obviously lacking in our relationship.  To say that He has pushed me hard in the seven years that I’ve been exclusively His would be the grossest of understatements.  I have come to love Him in His harshness, to appreciate His care and concern, to revel in His possessiveness, and so now, as those lessons have become so deeply a part of me, He moves toward a new set of lessons, from a different part of Himself.

Like casting a light onto what no longer serves His fullest purposes, He shows me that it is not acceptable for me to become stagnant within His familiar forms.  It is time to move onward, toward Phoibos, to celebrate His light, to see through eyes unclouded.  What I will find there, I do not know.  I couldn’t even venture to guess.  It is dangerous to look directly into the sun, so perhaps my attention is better served by acknowledging that which He illuminates– to turn myself in the direction of His nod, or His gaze.  And perhaps, in so doing, in allowing His light to envelop me, I may In fact better notice my own shadow, casting darkness in my wake.  And perhaps I will learn to understand and accept myself in my totality, for that shadow is a part of me.

Divinatory Services Page

My Divinatory Services page is up, and there you will find all of the information needed to order one of several Tarot or Pendulum options. This is a permanent page, and I will be available for all of these readings, year round, unless I decide otherwise.

But of course, since most would prefer not to click a link to get to another page, I have included all of the relevant information in this post, as well.

Thank you so much in advance to any who seek my services.


To order a Tarot or Pendulum reading, please click on the Buy Now link for the one you want, and after payment, email your ONE inquiry (per reading) to LaurelColumbine(at)gmail(dot)com. With your inquiry, please include the title(s) of your reading(s), and your preferred name, along with the name that shows up via PayPal, so that I may properly identify you.

Please allow for one week (7 days), before receipt of your results.


Insights & Solutions Reading (13 Cards) – Helps with getting to the root of an issue, and determining a forward course. — $50 USD

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Thirteen Moons Reading (13 Cards) – A look into the future, thirteen Lunar Months ahead. — $50 USD

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Freestyle Reading (7 Cards) – For when you don’t have a specific question, and would just like to know what the Cards have to say. — $25 USD

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Past/Present/Future Reading (3 Cards) – A quick look into your current situation, how it formed, and where it leads. — $12 USD

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Yes/No Pendulum Reading – A yes or no answer to a yes or no question. — $5 USD

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Divination is Happening!

After a good long break of about a year and a half, I am once again offering paid divination, via the Tarot.  There were unforseen car maintenance issues which drained funds that were allotted for rent, and now I have to make it up fast.  There are also other happenings and surprises that I am not ready to talk about, but the more I earn divining, the faster I can make the necessary arrangements, which will lead to me revealing my secrets!  So, if you need a reading, look no further.  And if you’re simply curious, tell your friends and help me meet my goals!

My 13 card reading, which takes an average of two hours of concentration, is valued at $50 USD.  This is the spread I am offering right now.  Others will come later.

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Please email your ONE question to LaurelColumbine(at)gmail(dot)com, with the header “13 Card Tarot”, along with your preferred name and the name that shows up in PayPal (this is especially important for me to properly identify you), upon initiating payment.  Please allow up to a week (7 days) for receipt of your results.

And if you are someone who has received my services in the past, put out the good word for me, if you please!  I need to pay my rent!  And I really want to tell you what else is going on, but I can’t do that until my finances are stable!

Thank you to everyone in advance!

Pythias’ Day

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I love the turning of the wheel, and the ascent of the spiral.  I love how each year brings me round to my most dear celebrations, leading me down familiar currents, even while I know each drop of water in those currents is new to the stream, having never traveled there before.  The current remains familiar, though it is not, and can not be the same.  I love how time unfolds, like a wild blossom in the sunlight.  We can know what flowers will bloom in the clearing, even while knowing none of those flowers have ever bloomed there before.  So it is with the holy days.  We know them, and yet we do not know them.

Today is a holy day in my personal practice.  The first day of November is and has been the day when I give praise and thanks to the Pythias, each for their guidance of the world and their dedication to the Lord Apollon, and also for their mentoring of me for the past several years. They always speak to me loudest on this day, while filling my space with their presence.  I welcome them, and their cryptic whispers as they flit across my mind.  This is a day of many gifts– the gifts I give them, and the gifts of oracle I receive.

Today, they whisper to me of change.  A welcome sort of change.  A needed sort of change.  Something that shakes up my life in the most beautiful way.  I have heard their voices speaking and felt their fleeting touch.  I have seen their shapes in shadows and bands of light.  The veil is thin, and they have come to visit.

I know this day, and I do not know it.  I never know how their presence will manifest, or how they will affect my life.  I only know that they will come, and that they will be honored.  A long time ago they took me into their care.  I am not one of them, but I am a part of their legacy.  I am mindful of this whenever I preform the art and task that is my gift.  But never am I more mindful than on the first of November, when the Pythias remind me upon whose path I walk, and why.  For that, and so many other reasons, they receive my offerings.