We want to make our amulets accessible to as many people as possible. Items priced at $35 and over are eligible* for payment plans.* Please note: first payment must be made within 24 hours of reservation
Meet Aspen, a beautiful handsculpted mandrake baby! Aspen is so sweet with his playful expression, expressive eyes, and little limbs clutching his bounty of mushrooms!
His leaves are from vintage 1965 topiary, which adds extra rustic charm to this amazing fellow.
His tummy is accented with Swarovski crystal, and he comes suspended with even weight on a nickel free brass chain - 16/17" inches with lobster clasp.
"In the past, mandrake was often made into amulets which were believed to bring good fortune, cure sterility, etc. In one superstition, people who pull up this root will be condemned to hell, and the mandrake root would scream as it was pulled from the ground, killing anyone who heard it. Therefore, in the past, people have tied the roots to the bodies of animals and then used these animals to pull the roots from the soil.
Because mandrakes contain deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids and the shape of their roots often resembles human figures, they have been associated with a variety of superstitious practices throughout history. They have long been used in magic rituals, today also in contemporary pagan traditions such as Wicca and Odinism."
This piece is unique, handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind, lovingly made by hand. No molds were used.
Made of clay, Mushroom Maven amulets are strong, hand painted, and sealed with a high end sealant for many years of love and enjoyment. There are fragile elements, such as glass, stone, moss, or crystal. Special care must be taken to ensure there natural elements can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Treat with gentleness and respect— keep away from excess cold or heat, and store out of direct sunlight. Colors are as shown but may appear slightly different on screen. Water resistant, however, please do not submerge.
Amulets are lovingly packed and mailed in 3—5 business days once payment has cleared. Items are shipped with tracking. Once it leaves our hands, we can't be held responsible for a lost item. Please keep in mind that my items are shipping out of Canada. It generally takes 7—14 business days, but clearing customs can sometimes take more time.
If an item arrives damaged, please send us a photo of the damage, and we will take it from there. Please note—this is a high end jewelry item, and not a toy. Not for intended for children under 12.