Saturday Craft-Tacular - Pyrography Pendulum Board

Welcome to the final Samhain’s Sirens Saturday Craft-Tacular.  Today we’re finishing up our hauntingly good time with a visit to the spirit world.  A pendulum board is usually a piece of wood with words or letters on it used in conjunction with a pendulum to communicate with the spirit world.

The pendulum is held over the board and will sway back and forth in response to questions asked by the holder of the pendulum.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a wooden pendulum board using Pyrography.  

Pyrography is wood burning.   These design can be as simple or as complicated as desired.  Just as with any other craft the more practice the better the end result.

So let’s get started!

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Pentacle Pattern
Letter Pattern
Wood Burning Tool
Wooden Board
Poly coating


Select your pattern for the center of the board – I printed an image off the internet.
Cut out the dark areas to form the pattern.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Tape the pattern onto the board.
Outline the pattern with a pencil.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Tape the letters to the board if desired – I used some lettering from another project.
Outline the pattern with a pencil.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Using the Wood Burning Tool carefully outline the board design – Its usually a good idea to practice on a scrap piece first.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Fill in the design if desired.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

Stain board if desired.
Finish the board with a poly coating – This is usually a good idea to protect the board from spills.

Photo Credit - Renee Olson

There you have.  A super simple way to create a basic pendulum board.  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Head over to my Facebook page if you’d like to see more of my work.  I've had a fantastic time heading up the Saturday Craft-Tacular.   Have a fantastic Samhain!

Now on to the giveaway!!  Today’s giveaway consists not only of the pendulum board demonstrated today but also a quartz crystal pendulum. 

Here’s how to enter: You have until 6am EDT tomorrow to enter. Drawing is held by random number generation and winner will be notified in email (that's why you have to have an email address listed). Announcement will be made on the October 10th blog post at 9am EDT.

Note: These giveaways are open to the U.S., Canada and where allowable. Void where prohibited.
Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)

You MUST provide a valid email address to enter the contest.

1. Go to the Sosanna's Closet Etsy Page or Website. Find your favorite item, come back here, and tell us about it in the comment section. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway (make sure you link back here), come back and leave us a link to your blog or head over and LIKE the Facebook Page (1 entry) be sure to tell us you did.

3. Tweet about this giveaway (link to us, please), come back, and leave us a link to your tweet (1 entry)

Note: If you want your entries to count as separate entries, you must post them separately. If you post 1 comment with all of these on it, it will only count as 1 entry.

Canadian residents, by law, instead of the above, you must answer the following question to be eligible:

What is 13+1?

What's cool about being a Canadian? You automatically get 3 entries per giveaway for just answering 1 question! We still need your email address :)

with Loren Morris

This week, since the Veil is getting ever thinner, I thought you could have a tasty spirit. It won't strip your bones or take you to the Gates of Hell, but it will taste like an adult milkshake :)

Today's Mixed Drink is: Liquified Ghost

You will need:

1 oz. Vanilla Simple Syrup
1 oz. Cream
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Soda

Mix and serve in a chilled glass.

Remember, you have until Monday to enter this and yesterday's giveaway.

We're off tomorrow, but remember, you can still have fun tomorrow by reading The Sunday Stew at Kallan's Blog:
The Secret Life of the American Witch

See you Monday!


  1. I love the dragon egg from Sosanna's Etsy shop.

    1. Aww thanks Rebecca! When I posted those someone told me, that they weren't very realistic. I crack up every time I think about it! :)

  2. I have liked Sosanna's Closet on facebook.

  3. First, the Hunter Green velvet with the white roses scrunch hat is gorgeous. Those scrunch hats are going to be a hit! If ever someone puts on a fashion show with "For the busy witch who must look good while she helps organize events" theme, those scrunch hats should be featured!

    Second, thank you for posting the pendulum board tutorial. You made it look easy (as talented people often do -- it's only after the rest of us attempt the project that we find out it takes skill and practice to put out a lovely piece)

    Third, my favorite item on the Sosanna's Closet website is the lapis lazuli round pendulum (not on the esty site, (?) it is a lovely item).

    1. Thanks so much for your comments. The lapis I just took down as it sold yesterday. Those hats seem to be a wonderful addition to the closet. I have a cloak in that same hunter green material and it looks amazing together! Project Runway needs to have the Witch Edition!! LOL

  4. I love the mini clay dragons, mini goddesses, boot centerpiece, witch hats... I just like it all!

  5. Already liked Sosanna's Closet on Facebook. :)

  6. Yes, I am a follower! Are you kidding!? With your help, this October has been a gas (as the hippies use to say!)

  7. My current favorite on your Etsy page is the red witchy boot.

  8. I already liked Sosanna's FB page under Jonquil Alexia.

  9. Hi Renee,
    That board came out perfect! How pretty:)

    BTW- Just wanted you to know that there are a few comments on Friday's post that actually belong on yours. Here they are...(Didn't want Engie to miss out on her chance for your giveaway)

    Engie WillowOctober 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    My goodness! The Triple Goddess is absolutely amazing! It is beautiful. I will have to pick that as my favorite.

    Engie WillowOctober 27, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I blogged and still like Sosanna's Closet on Facebook (:

    Engie WillowOctober 27, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    My tweet.

    Engie WillowOctober 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    I still can't believe that this is the last week of October o: Time really flew by!

    Good luck to all!

  10. I love this board idea!
    13+1 = 14

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  14. The Witch's Hats are still my favorite from the etsy shop, but I have to say the Triple Goddess is mighty impressive!!!


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