...Of those who have responded with things they own and/or have found, I am wondering if they might go back and give some examples of how they might use those items in future spells, if they haven't already done so...
...anyone can say "I found a rock", but the Craft is about the application. The thread specifies "ingredients", so . . .
Good point, J, thanks! I was on the train of thought that the little things that are common to many may seem unique or exotic to others, especially those new to the craft, but you bring up a valid point. Action counts for everything and I got a bit off topic or just didn't really back it up. I can do that, lemme see...
The snakeskin is being used in a glamour spell. The shedding of old skin is the thought process there.
Finger/toe nails, hair, tears, blood, skin, urine are tag-locks for both boon and bane and as many other threads mention, urine and iron to "mark my territory", as it were. Obviously not the only protections I use but a general idea of some methods I have, or do, use them for.
I'm using the petrified wood in a spell designed to "petrify" the actions of a certain person, were certain criteria not met. It should take one full lunar cycle for me to slowly spell it out, as she can be really dense, like petrified wood (I don't usually have the patience this will take, but the situation is delicate and I'm determined. Normally I would do something more harsh, and probably off the cuff, because I'm pretty lazy, I want instant gratification (always) and this little twat pisses me off to no end! ). A more intense working, hex or binding, etc. just doesn't fit this situation and will potentially hurt innocents. It is what it is. We'll see if she can behave. (Think about petrified wood: it's endurance, it's change from wood to stone, the decay of organic materials, the iron oxides (mine's reddish brown, which could be relevant for color or other things, but I'm leaning toward it's commonality with the iron and oxygen in blood), not to mention the pure amount of time it takes for it to "become", relevant to how long this will last if she doesn't comply. There are so many other things but I'm not willing to go any further into it here.
Wex (I think): I know the thread you're talking about, thank you, and in my own disjointed way, I was referencing it . For anyone wishing to see what those particular items can be used for, they can look up the thread, as it contains much valuable information, ie: using pepper packets for a hex on the go or honey to sweeten someone's disposition toward you. Lots of good stuff there. I too use birthday candles to burn, but I have also used them to make a quick effigies. Crayons make for a quick candle in a pinch too but the wax from either can be used as a lubricant of sorts to "smooth" out something prickly or "rough" or to use as a "filler" (thing ridge filler, bondo, etc...). Don't know if that makes sense to anyone else.
We have some very craft witches here, pun fully intended.
Edited because the editor won't allow me to use what I wanted to without unwanted emoticons coming up! Ugghhh!