When Kestra first started in the world of Wicca Witchcraft, there were very few suppliers, all selling the same goods, most of which were marginal at best. As time went on, and more artisans got into creating items for Pagans, overall quality increased, however, as more "businesspeople" became involved, a significant number of outfits that were more interested in profit than product emerged, and flourished, peddling not so great product at not so great prices.
With the advent of the "instant store," many "Pagan Supply" websites began sprouting like mushrooms. It only takes a few times to notice that they all carry the same sub standard cauldrons, the same ritual candles, the same flimsy athames, the same looking chalices, altar bells, nag champa incense, and the like. These places often touted that they were "One Stop Shopping for Wicca Supplies." Sure they were, if you were not interested in quality, and only needed to use your ritual supplies once in a blue moon.
So how do you know the difference? Unfortunately, you don't until you order the products and take a look at them, or try to use them. By this time, your valuable time and money has been wasted. Kestra became quite annoyed with this practice, and after spending many hundreds of hours searching in person, on the Internet, in catalogs, etc. to find exceptional goods at good prices, she decided to pass this knowledge on to you.
You may have noticed that many sites offer the same ritual supplies and altar tools. You find yourself seeing the exact same cauldrons, chalices, athames, brands of incense, candles, and other supplies over and over again. This occurs when shops use only one or two suppliers. Many even buy an "all in one" shop with layouts and goods identical to the next Wiccan or Pagan webstore you see. Kestra got very tired of being offered the same old boring Witchcraft supplies.
Through months of preparation, including negotiating the best possible deals with true artisans who create limited numbers of hand crafted Wiccan and Pagan ritual supplies and altar tools, Enchanted Works appeared as a one stop Wiccan Webshop. Rather than one or two major suppliers, Enchanted Works has dozens of people who create the best ritual supplies and altar tools, each having been seriously scrutinized by Kestra for quality, reliability, and integrity. You will notice in a number of cases, your hand made altar tools take a long time to arrive. This is because they are made one at a time by dedicated artisans who insist on producing the best possible product.
This does not mean that we are perfect. Occasionally a product that we have examined and tested does not meet your needs. Sometimes even, the samples we were sent were of a different quality than the shipment we would receive for our customers. We used to not open the boxes from the manufacturers, expecting all of the items to be of the same quality. We quickly learned that we can't be so trusting, so now we examine almost every item before sending it on to you. Not to worry. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, just drop us an email and send it back. We'll credit your purchase right back to you.
Enchanted Works is dedicated to bringing you the best ritual supplies and altar tools that we can, most of them from Pagan artisans, or created by Kestra herself, at the best prices we can manage. We are always very interested in what our customers have to say. Comments, questions, concerns, suggestions, or just say "hi" to sales at enchantedworks dot com, or check out our Feedback Page. You don't have to have bought anything from us in order to provide us with helpful feedback.
Blessings from our home to yours.