The Witching Hour
Crafter creator of magic since 2012
Located in the heart of the Vosges mountains, our little workshop likes to draw its inspiration from the magnificent landscapes that surround us, but also from the magic and mystery that lurks in these places. There is nothing more inspiring than a wisp of mist that intertwines in the immense fir forests that cover our beautiful mountains.
Passionate about occultism and paganism, we also like to adorn our creations with all sorts of esoteric symbols from renowned books, ancient grimoires, or sometimes invented by ourselves in an intuitive way.
Our greatest desire is to allow you to put a little sweetness, dream and magic in your daily life.
Who is behind The Witching Hour?
Behind the doors of the workshop
Everything always starts with a drawing, an idea scribbled on the corner of a page following a sudden inspiration.
This quick sketch is then coated on millimetre paper to define the exact dimensions of the future jewel, the most suitable location for stones or rings, all harmoniously and judiciously, since these elements will influence how the jewel will be held when it is worn. This drawing with rigorous dimensions will allow to create a 3D sculpture, the exact replica of the future jewel that will allow the creation of a mold through which the pewter can be cast.
Then there is a whole process to bring its shiny finish and black reliefs to the jewel. Only then the stones, rings and chains will be added. Every jewelry is totally handmade from the best materials. This is why we use a 97% pure pewter alloy, corresponding to European standards, and which does not contain any substances potentially dangerous for your health.
This pewter also has the particularity of being hypoallergenic, which means that the risks of being allergic to it are extremely low.
As our commitment to animal protection is very important, we make it a point of honour not to use products of animal origin, such as leather, fur or natural feathers.
Handmade occult supplies and decoration
All the esoteric supplies and decorative items are made in our small workshop, by us. All our designs are drawn or computer generated, before being engraved on the different objects we offer on the store.
Do you like stones? So do we!
The stones that are used to adorn your jewelry are usually natural and untreated (except from cutting and polishing).
Although this happens very rarely, we always specify on the products concerned page if the stones used are manufactured in the laboratory.
The search for quality natural stones is a big part of our work because it is not always easy to find reliable suppliers. Many synthetic stones circulate and there are many unscrupulous sellers who make them look like natural stones.
That’s where our knowledge comes in! Melliarine, creator of The Witching Hour, began studying lithotherapy in 2008 and has since expanded her learning to mineralogy to learn how crystals form.
All this combined with her personal use of minerals since all these years, allows her to recognize synthetic stones for the majority of minerals.
Thanks to her knowledge, Melliarine carefully selects the stones used for the creations of The Witching Hour, favoring as much as possible the minerals of grade AAA (the purest).
As for runes, Melliarine also selects stones of excellent quality, slightly larger than those found in rune sets manufactured industrially and/ or in Asia, and that can be found almost everywhere in esoteric shops. The reason for this slightly above average size is very simple: it makes them much more enjoyable to work with!