I have moved…

Yup. I.am.moving. Discovering I have ads on my blog has made me decide to run for the hills. No likey the ads.

It’s going to take awhile, there’s much to move, much to set up, but… the new website and blog is launched. Under much construction, but… launched none-the-less. I am now residing …

… there.

Hope to see you there!

Later taters!

Lost Gods: Treasure Print Copy & Pendant Giveaway

Megan Derr has launched her first of the Lost Gods series giveaways. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

She’s giving away a print copy of Treasure (book 1) …

and the Lighthouse medallion I made for it…

Golden Lighthouse Medallion

You can find more info & pics on the pendant here.

Click here to be transported over to Megan’s for all the deets and to enter for a chance to win. ­čśÇ

Weekend Projects: Tourmaline Hoops, Wall Trees and more

As I usually do, I have many a project currently in the works; juggling them all at once. I’m working on turning my Tree of Life cabochon pendants into a much smaller earring size and the new bird nest pendants into brooches. I’m also teaching myself how to make hoop earrings, working on new bracelets, new necklaces and… more. ­čÖé

Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

I’m rather pleased with how the hoops are turning out. I got a beautiful strand of tiny faceted multi-colored Tourmaline a couple of weeks ago, and have been very anxious to use them. Wonderful little crystals of pinks, blues, yellows, greens, reds, purples…

Faceted Crystal Tourmaline Hoops

…every color of the rainbow. I just love them. ┬áThese last few months, Tourmaline has definitely become one of my favorite stones.

In and amongst all of that, the wall tree got some attention yesterday. You may remember my mentioning that a long while back. Poor tree hasn’t gotten my time in awhile. I got frustrated and had to set ‘er aside.

Yesterday, every time I walked by it, it called to me. Couldn’t seem to pass by without wrapping a branch or two. Finally I just decided to give in and I finished wrapping up all the branches I had strung so far, she’s currently looking like…

Wall size Tree of Life

…that.

As you can see, she’s a whopper. Much MUCH bigger than the pendants. Mucho.

I’m not in love with it yet, but…It’s coming along. I have some left over stones from the mix I bought, so I think I’ll try to weave those in; hopefully that will thicken up the trunk and fill in the canopy some more. No likey thin tree trunks and sparse leaves.

In the end I plan to antique it, which truthfully… I have no idea how to do on a large scale. Need to get a big glass… something… to fit it in.

I’ll worry about that part when I get there.┬áFirst, wrap and twist, twist and wrap.

Here’s me, off to play with mah shinies.

Adventures in… wall art. ­čśÇ

That rocks too.

Memorial Weekend Chainmaille Sale

Sales are fun. ­čśÇ So…I decided to have another one. My first evah… Memorial Weekend Chainmaille Sale.

Chainmaille SALE! ~ Coupon Code CM30P

This weekend only, 30% off of all my chainmaille bracelets in the Etsy shop.

I have several in stock; 5 bracelets,┬ádifferent weaves, several different metals…

Double Spiral Chainmaille Bracelet (SSF)

Head on over to the chainmaille section to check them out. Use coupon code CM30P at check out. Sale runs thru Monday.

*sale good on current chainmaille stock only, custom orders not included*

The Apple of My Eye ~ Updated

… and antiqued.

You may have caught the post on my new tree, The Apple of My Eye, the one that’s special for daughter.

I’ve given it to her already, mostly. She was very excited. She /totally/ remembers her special tree. The tree of what she called her “fairy land”.

I reworked it a bit. The shiny bothered me. Didn’t represent it right. So, antiquing we will go. ┬áNervous, as always, I held my breath and went to work on it. I’m glad I did. Now… it’s perfect.

The Apple of My Eye ~ Daughter’s Ruby Zoisite Tree

It looks much more like the old, gnarled, Crab Apple tree now than it did before…

The swing I wanted to make for her didn’t look right, so … no swing for daughter yet.

Maybe next time.

I hope she likes it the new way. Mama is a bit excited. *fingers crossed*

 

Tree of Life Bracelet, Bird’s Nest & I Ching Coins

I’ve been working on several new projects this weekend. My jewelry making is often a lot of trial and error. A LOT of trial and error.

This weekend’s trial and errors are┬ádefinitely┬áthat. I haven’t yet mastered what I’m wanting to make, but… they’re coming along.

I’m working on making a bird’s nest pendant. I wake up every morning to chirping birds and thought… hmmm, I wanna make a bird something. So… I tried…

Copper & Pearls Bird Nest

… a nest. I almost like it. *shrug* Not bad for a first try.

Another thing I’ve been trying tirelessly to figure out is how to make a Tree of Life Bracelet. This one is vera frustrating…

Lapis Tree of Life Bracelet

Tiny tree is tiny. Iz cute. I’m not in love with the bracelet. Not sure if I need smaller lapis beads, or… *shrugs* dunno. It’s coming along, but it’s not quite there yet.

I did manage to play with some resin, turns out you can use it as glue ­čśÇ I used it to affix an I Ching dragon coin to a jade donut…

Jade & I Ching Coin

I like that one. ­čÖé

I’m also working on some hoop earrings, cabochon Tree of Life earrings and, and, and… a few other things.

Always so many projects in the works over here.

 

 

 

Win My Hot Air Balloon Ride Pendant

Hot Air Balloon Ride ~ The Pendant: Sterling Silver with blue, yellow and white faceted Aquamarine.

Awhile back I mentioned that I had made “Hot Air Balloon Ride” for Lee Brazil and his special new release giveaway of The Man Trap. Well… it’s time.

Lee has his giveaway going over on his blog. He’s giving away the pendant and 3 ebook copies of The Man Trap. Head over to enter for a chance to win. ­čÖé