This is my lunitsa pendant with the addition of a sterling silver moon bead. The pendant and bead are forged on the full moon only. I have an altar in my shop and make offerings to the moon of oils of night blooming plants, of clear spirits, and of silver. I ask for the moon's blessing for each pendant. When I'm forging the pendant, I chant into each one while the metal is hot a blessing of the moon, that it guide the owner through darkness, and that darkness guild, as best suits the person, and that night and the mysteries of the moon provide protection from harm. I quench the bead and the crescent in rain water I collected which I capture the image of the moon in each full moon. As with all my work, each piece is unique and made to order.
Photography: Blackthorn Photography (http://www.blackthornphoto.com)
Earrings: Wolftea Creations (https://www.instagram.com/wolfteacreations)
Model: Ilana (5'3" for reference)