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So, today’s project was to finally make some more mini besoms. I’ve been meaning to do it for months now, but I kept putting it off because it was such a hassle to cut the grass for the bristles. Today I thought of a better way to do it, so I went ahead and tried.
- I started off with this: a bundle of silver bluegrass, a pair of scissors, and the two handles that I’d cut previously.
- I cut one piece to the length that I wanted, then I bundled a bunch of pieces together and cut them to match. I repeated this process many times.
- An hour later I had this: Over 470 cut bristles.
- I also had this: all the leftover stuff. I have no idea what I’m going to do with it, but something tells me that it has use.
- Here I have nine bundles of 50 bristles each. I’m ready to start making besoms!
- Another hour later I’ve finished two brooms. Here they are with the original. I just need to let the glue dry now.
I would have made more, but I don’t have any more handles cut yet. I’ll have to go out to the shed and bring in some of the mesquite branches and cut them. I’ve been meaning to bring them in to make some wands anyway, this will give me a reason. Honestly, I’ve been putting off a lot of crafting because things haven’t bee selling, but I need to stop doing that. I need to make beautiful things and just have confidence that the universe will bring me customers who want them. I do make really nice stuff, there have to be people who would love to take my creations home. Maybe tomorrow I’ll make the rest of the besoms, and possibly get started on wands.
Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter