I got all this awesome swag from Elisa Freilich, which I absolutely adore! Want your own pack that you can call your own? Check out her Esty store SilentEchoBoutique where you can purchase signed copies. I’ve also heard she always likes to add in a something little extra special into your package, which is a double bonus that she doesn’t have to provide. Elisa is definitely one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I cannot express my gratitude, nor thank her enough for all that she has given me. She spent well over $50 (the shipping cost $20) on me from the kindness of her heart!
A few of you guys have request me to post a photo of my bookshelf in the past, and today I decided to reorder some of my books, so I thought why not post a pic of it when I'm done?
I may not have a lot compared to some, but it is still quite the collection in my eyes!
This is part II of my Christmas present that came along with my Mortal Instruments Charm bracelet. My friend also bought this off Ebay, but for only a dollar, which is extremely cheap and affordable! The chain is quite long, but can easily be shortened.
This is my entire Shadowhunter Chronicles collection so far
I own double copies of The Infernal Devices due to the fact that I had previously owned two large print editions of Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince and required the final novel Clockwork Princess to complete my collection. My sister bought me the final book as a gift, but it was the small print edition, and was unable to return it as she had lost the receipt. I had still planned on purchasing the large edition of Clockwork Princess, but when I went back to Target, there were none left available for purchase. As the months went by I realised that I would never get the chance to purchase the edition I wanted as they were no longer being printed that particular size, so I had to suck it up and purchase another copy of Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince once again but a smaller edition. About a year later, I happened to return to the same Target (where the Clockwork Princess I had wished to purchase dissappeared) and found the missing large print Clockwork Princess. I'm guessing that packed it away only to finally decide to bring it out back on the shelves. And that is the 'exciting' story of how I ended up with double copies of The Infernal Devices.
I only own the first book to the manga series of The Infernal Devices and wish to purchase the rest if I ever get the chance!
I downright refuse to go near the comic book version of The Mortal Instruments.
There are two different versions of Tessa's clockwork angel that I own. I paid my friend Holly to order me one from eBay back when the cheapest was around $20. Now the cheapest is only a dollar, which is definitely worth it in that case. The one from Ebay is made from a low quality metal, and I found that after months of wearing it and keeping it stored in a velvet pouch, it started to collect heaps of grime and change to a permanent pinkish colour and some parts would darken to a dark brown with splotchy spots. The other clockwork angel is purchased from HebelDesign, which I absolutely adore! You can read my previous review I wrote which includes extra pictures.
One of my other friends Catherine got bought me the signed copy of City of Heavenly Fire for my birthday which means a lot to me as The Shadowhunter Chronicles is my favourite series of all time and has been for over 2 years! Inside the cover jacket was an extra poster.
Hanging from the cover of City of Heavenly Fire is my runes charm bracelet which Enara got for me last Christmas. You can view my previous review I wrote which includes extra pictures.
I bought my shadowhunter family rings from HebelDesign as well. I own the Blackthorn, Carstairs, Fairchild, Herondale, Lightwood, Morgenstern and Wayland. family rings. I mainly wear my Morgenstern ring as it looks gorgeous on my middle finger, and happens to be the smallest ring out of the seven. I'll be posting a review of my purchase of the family rings in a few weeks including close ups of each ring!
I made the brown box with the Angelic Power rune from wood back in year 8 as part of my school project. It took a month or two to complete, and I absolutely love it! (Though I regret writing 'Since 1234' on the box as I had stuffed it up by using a thicker marker) The box has a rough feel to it with a couple of scratches and uneven ridges including a few dents to give off an ancient feel.
On top of the bookmarks are these cute little rune charms that I also purchased from Hebeldesign. You can read my previous review I wrote which includes extra pictures.
The bookmarks are printed on canvas (which I my dad did for me). I use them all time, and they make really good bookmarks as the do not break or bend as they are floppy.
I love my collectors edition of The Shadowhunter's Codex that I purchased for half price. I love this special edition as the book is nestled in a gorgeous soft-touch slipcase with gold foil and embossing on the case. Inside the book is also soft-touched and foiled with gilt edges, a golden headband, and a golden ribbon-perfect for a studying Shadowhunter to mark their place.
The short comics by Cassandra Jean in The Bane Chornicles is gorgeous as always, as too are the Shadowhunter Tarot cards. You can read my previous review I wrote with includes an extra picture,
I bought this amazing master piece from Hebeldesign for only $97 (which is quite expensive, but totally worth it!). It is a must for every fan of Cassandra Clare's best selling series The Infernal Devices (Prequel to The Mortal Instruments). It is handmade from bronze and copper with actual clock gears to finish the authentic look. Unfortunately it does not tick!
I remember the nine days of suspense after this marvelous piece was shipped (to Australia). I would check the whereabouts of my clockwork angel everyday, using the tracking code supplied. I remember the Friday morning when I checked to see whether my pendant had arrived, and by golly gosh it had! I ran all the way down the hill to my mailbox (6:20 on a cold winters morning, still in my pajamas. Don't judge! I was exhilarated) and practically tore open the package in my excitement when I retrieved it. It was daintier than I had expected, and a reasonable size. I love it with all my heart and still can't believe to this day that it is finally mine. The bronze allows the pendant to tarnish giving it an aged look, with adds a nice touch (though I hate attempting at trying to clean all the tiny corners that I can't reach with my Sunshine polishing cloth that I also purchased from Hebeldesign). Though I am in love with this pendant, mine happens to have this one little demonic imperfection... That I hate. *glares at imperfection hauntingly*
But hey! It's handmade, so of course each pendant will have it's tiny little imperfections, some just bigger than others.
P.S. I have never seen anyone post a picture of the Clockwork Angel's back, so I thought I'd be the first!
My friend bought me this knock off of Hermione's Time Turner from Ebay for only a dollar. The writing on the edges is acceptable, but what do you expect when you buy something so cheap? The inscriptions on the Time Turner itself says "I mark the hours every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value unto you are gauged by what you have to do."
I got this cute miniature pocket watch back in 2013 from my friend for Christmas. It is so cute and beautiful and easy to get from both Ebay and Esty. I love wearing it around my neck from time to time, and never miss the chance to use it to tell the time. It's a shame that they didn't feature the watch in the movie as it is gorgeous!
I received this adorable rune bracelet from my friend last Christmas. The runes are so beautiful though I must say that the Agape (Love) rune looks quite big in comparison to the others. You can buy this bracelet off Ebay or Aliexpress.
If you're not much of a bracelet or anklet type of person, you can easily remove all six charms and fashion them into six individual necklaces.
My Shadowhunter Tarot Cards arrived yesterday and I just can't stop looking at them! They are absolutely stunning and beautiful. I adore Cassandra Jean's artwork. You can buy them off Topatoco for $2o or you can buy the deluxe collector's edition for $150.
The downside to these cards is that the Angelic Power rune on the black velvet bag is out of portion and incorrect, and they are also quite expensive for international buyers such as myself.
One of my friends were happy to order me something online off Fishpond, so I chose to order this baby. I must say Slughorn's wand has got to be my favourite of all. Oh! The irony of it. The entire wand design screams out SLUG! There is so much detail in the wand from the slugs head to the tip of its tail. I love how the wand itself is wavy like an actual snail trail with its hand painted silver trails to add to the touch. It sits nicely on its little name clip atop my bookshelf with of the rest my Harry Potter Collection.
You can also buy the wand from the official website at NobelCollection for a more affordable price.
My friend bought me a parabatai, an agape, and a fearless rune for my birthday when I started reading The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare back in 2013. These were my first pieces of fandom jewelry (if you don't count a Harry Potter necklace I got when I was very little, which I had lost unfortunately). You can get these from Hebeldesign.com. They're quite cute and dainty though they do bend easily as it is made from a soft metal and it is not intended for jewelry wear as it might not hold up well. I noticed that these charms are actually tow runes stuck upon one another to create a thicker layer. Each of the runes are made from a different mold, so some do vary in thickness as my love rune is quite thick and a lot stronger than the other two runes, especially the fearless rune as it quite bends easily. Though they aren't the best top notch quality, I still do adore them. After all what are you to expect when you buy the cheapest item on the website that is available? Hebeldesign has many other great items, which are a lot better quality as they are made from stronger metals and are intended for jewelry wear.