Forum => Announcements => Topic started by: Xepera maSet on July 31, 2018, 06:21:48 pm

Title: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on July 31, 2018, 06:21:48 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/DBH0ivc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lCfAeFl.jpg)
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on August 12, 2018, 02:03:07 am
(https://i.imgur.com/XKt5Ggk.jpg)
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Onyx on August 12, 2018, 02:16:43 am
Fuck Yeah
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: W_Adam_Smythe on August 29, 2018, 08:39:52 am
This looks beautiful.

I know I am just coming back after a long absence, I will be doing a re-intro. But where do we get these?
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Sutekh on August 29, 2018, 05:53:00 pm
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I know I am just coming back after a long absence, I will be doing a re-intro.

Its great to have you back! :)
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on September 04, 2018, 02:23:22 am
(https://i.imgur.com/Fr1iDD1.jpg)
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: NatashaSetesh on April 22, 2019, 11:36:58 pm
I want to buy one
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on April 23, 2019, 01:34:26 am
Oh :( this project. This is on hold, none of the makers have been able to make a high enough quality pendent. One pealed, one looked ghetto as hell, one was literally sideways, and one you couldn't see. Then I bought a house and furniture and an engagement ring and haven't had the money for the project. Started a new job today though so soon!
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: idgo on April 23, 2019, 04:58:18 pm
If you hate having free time but like getting funding for your project, there's always the option of running a Kickstarter. Money is no longer an excuse to put off projects like this, though time and energy always will be.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Onyx on April 23, 2019, 06:41:49 pm
We've never asked for any money, and when it comes to finances I've footed the bill for this entire website myself.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Inlustratus on April 23, 2019, 07:38:53 pm
Well, selling high quality (and stylish) pendants isn't that cheap.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: idgo on April 23, 2019, 09:06:36 pm
We've never asked for any money, and when it comes to finances I've footed the bill for this entire website myself.


Ah, perhaps I misread Xepera's implication, with "Then I bought a house and furniture and an engagement ring and haven't had the money for the project", that finances were the primary reason for the lack of progress on the particular project of producing and distributing pendants.

FWIW, if an appropriately anonymous means of contribution were set up, I would happily chip in for hosting costs.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on April 24, 2019, 01:36:01 am
On pendents yeah, @idgo (http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=221) . We take on different things. Onyx gets all final say on the forum for instance with, like, ONA stuff because he literally owns it. Pendents was something I took up but, to my disappointment, it's been far harder to get a good product then I thought. I was expecting to buy a couple but it ended up being many different versions with many makers. I'll try to post the ones I kept. I finally have a good job with decent pay though, we're getting settled, it'll happen eventually.

That said, the idea of willing contribution is certainly interesting. Still makes me feel a bit dirty but let's chat.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Onyx on April 24, 2019, 02:01:22 pm
Quote from: idgo
FWIW, if an appropriately anonymous means of contribution were set up, I would happily chip in for hosting costs.

Thank you but there is no need for contributions toward the website at this time. I also recognize that participants in our project pay their own way in terms of data-plans, ISP's, computers/phones, and time.

@Xepera maSet (http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3) , I was trained in artistic jewelry-making by one of the best, and given the detailed nature of the current insignia it turned out well, although I intend to re-paint my own with flat-black enamel.

A while back I had the idea of releasing high-resolution versions of some of the artwork we've made (for banners or whatever), and perhaps providing stereo-lithography files for 3D printing medallions, etc. Not yet sure about a proper license or if there is really even a need for one.










Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Onyx on April 25, 2019, 04:04:41 am
@idgo (http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=221) sorry I conflated things. I've never used the service but your idea of using Kickstarter seems like a good one when it comes to material symbols of the O.S., I'll look in to that and perhaps similar approaches.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: NatashaSetesh on April 25, 2019, 02:15:15 pm
Oh :( this project. This is on hold, none of the makers have been able to make a high enough quality pendent. One pealed, one looked ghetto as hell, one was literally sideways, and one you couldn't see. Then I bought a house and furniture and an engagement ring and haven't had the money for the project. Started a new job today though so soon!

Haha wasn't expecting the word ghetto in there. Were you trying to make it from surgical or stainless steel? The reason I ask is I think the steel is the best way to go as it does not discolor, looks just like silver, never tarnishes, and it's about half the price of silver (which now costs what gold used to cost) it keeps your investment down and profit up plus lol it's harder to sell stuff like that when it's hundreds , just a thought, and I really hope you stumble on a solution and decide let us know 👻 Thanks for reading and good luck in your endeavors👽Xeper
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on April 26, 2019, 01:24:31 pm
You know something I love about this organization? Openness
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Km Anu on August 20, 2019, 05:54:13 am
Pendants might be a task, but I can most definitely make us bumper stickers with sticker mule, I've done it for a lot of my old customers. Also, Snaptee is a very easy tool for designing t-shirts. I have a pretty dead store there, and wouldn't mind making another so members have merch to purchase.

When you look into snaptee, you will find it expensive (Like 35 bucks a shirt before shipping, and even more if you want a hoodie) but after comparing with local screenprint costs its about the same, but I live in Alaska and everything is more exspensive here. Really, these are things I have no problem setting up, but I wouldn't want to be the one handling money. Stickermule doesn't distribute by small order, but snaptee does. I'm nearly certain that snaptee pays out 10% to the designer so the shirt sells likely wont net much (Unless we sell a ton, maybe advertise outside of the forum?) but I've ordered from them before, and my customers have never complained about quality.

I know it isn't a pendant, but for many it may be enough.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Hapu on August 24, 2019, 07:47:30 pm
Is there a thread or article somewhere that explains your design for the Order of the Serpent pentagram? I'm sure a lot of thought went into your selection and placement of the five symbols.
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Km Anu on August 24, 2019, 08:28:37 pm
Is there a thread or article somewhere that explains your design for the Order of the Serpent pentagram? I'm sure a lot of thought went into your selection and placement of the five symbols.

Is this addressed to me? Is it in reference to my avatar?
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Xepera maSet on August 24, 2019, 08:44:44 pm
Is there a thread or article somewhere that explains your design for the Order of the Serpent pentagram? I'm sure a lot of thought went into your selection and placement of the five symbols.


From the statement:

"The insignia of the Order is a pentagram, representing that point of inner-consciousness where the individual Self exists. The pentagram is within a circle representing the physical shell of the Self, but the points of the pentagram do not touch this circle, symbolizing the continued separation between Self and Body. The separation of the metaphysical (pentagram) from the physical (circle) exists because the elements of both are independent and distinct from one another. Stemming from this pentagram are five symbols, from Norse, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, and alchemy. It is meant to represent the diversity of interests within the O.S. We are not simply a Setian, Thelemic, Asatru, Hermetic, Luciferian/Satanic, or any single approach, but a place for such individuals to help each other grow, and help share useful information."

Further, the symbols transliterated is "Draco"
Title: Re: First authorized and official Order of the Serpent pendant
Post by: Hapu on August 25, 2019, 02:01:44 am
"The insignia of the Order is a pentagram, representing that point of inner-consciousness where the individual Self exists. The pentagram is within a circle representing the physical shell of the Self, but the points of the pentagram do not touch this circle, symbolizing the continued separation between Self and Body. The separation of the metaphysical (pentagram) from the physical (circle) exists because the elements of both are independent and distinct from one another. Stemming from this pentagram are five symbols, from Norse, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, and alchemy. It is meant to represent the diversity of interests within the O.S. We are not simply a Setian, Thelemic, Asatru, Hermetic, Luciferian/Satanic, or any single approach, but a place for such individuals to help each other grow, and help share useful information."

Further, the symbols transliterated is "Draco"

Thank you.

Norse, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, and alchemy. That's a good cross-section.

I think I would buy merchandise that had that pentagram on it. For some reason I keep seeing it carved into a knife handle.