30% off deal extended; auction next weekend!

2015-11-01-MEDS5-ExtendedWe have not yet met the goal for our med fundraiser, so I am extending the offer through the 13th. Use the code “MEDS” to save 30% on any non-custom jewelry order in my shop. Spend $50 after the discount (not including S&H), and I will refund all US shipping charges.

I also have an auction coming up, from the 13th through the 16th. AJ’s birthday is coming up on Monday, mine is Friday, and the 15th is the one year anniversary of our arrival in Tacoma. We’re hoping that when all is said and done, we might be able to have our basic needs covered for the month and have something left over for some sort of birthday treat, like an inexpensive meal out or a visit to a movie theater. I’ll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for that.

2015-11-04-November-Auction-SqI expect I’ll have some bargain-hunting holiday shoppers at the event. It’s a great chance to snag a deal or five while helping a hardworking disabled couple stay afloat. I generally list everything with a starting price at or below half of retail, and many pieces end up going for insanely low prices. If you enjoy my work but you’ve never participated in one of my auctions, I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you don’t have funds for this one, you’ll see how it works… And I’ll also be doing other fun stuff, like door prizes, this time around. 😀

Thanks, as always, for being here, being you and being awesome. I really appreciate you taking the time to see what I’m up to!

Much love and many blessings,


New Pieces & Shipping

Good morning, sunshines! I’ve been working on lots of new goodies, so I wanted to share some of them with you before I catch some sleep this morning. 🙂 Most of the following pieces are currently available in my new shop! Use the code “GRANDOPENING” to take 30% off your order through the 15th, and remember that 10% of all sales will be donated to a pair of great causes this month — True Colors Fund and an autism-related org to be announced.

I’ll be heading to the post office tomorrow, unless inclement weather causes a delay, and will be back to my normal schedule of shipping every 1-2 weeks. Orders placed by midnight tonight (Pacific time) will ship tomorrow. Thanks for bearing with me the past few weeks while I’ve been especially low on spoons!

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday!
❤ Bri

New pieces!

I’ve just finished listing a small batch of new pieces in my shop!

Fundraiser & flash deal ~ save 30% today!


After hubby and I spent some sweet time together last night, I’ve been trying to take today off as well, but I’m wound so tightly right now, worrying about coming up with enough funds to make this move happen — and keep us fed and medicated at the same time* — that I haven’t been able to let go enough to relax for very long… So I made a deal with myself, made a pretty picture, and after I share it I’m going to take a grounding shower and try to break from the computer for a good, solid chunk of time.

You can click on the image above if you’re on Facebook and you’d like to interact to help boost my signal there.

If you haven’t checked out the event page yet, please click here to visit the FB event, or here to check out the page on WordPress. If you can’t contribute financially at this time, please consider boosting my signal to help get the information in front of people who would care (and possibly be able to help) but aren’t being reached by my posts because of FB shenanigans. Thanks so much for your support, friends!

If you’re looking for a deal, I have a flash coupon posted on FB — for another 10 hours, you can save 30% on everything in my shop!

* To be clear, all contributions to the moving fund go straight to the fund!

Coming soon to Baubles & Blessings!


Here’s some of what I’ve been working on overnight… I’d love to hear what you think! I need to place this weekend’s supply order and receive new clasps to finish and list these, so they’ll be available in the shop mid-week or so.

Left to right…
~ “Baron Samedi” bone & skull rosary-style necklace, black
~ garnet & glass crystal bat necklace, clear seed beads
~ obsidian, glass crystal & skull necklace with large pentagram/pentacle pendant
~ garnet & glass crystal bat necklace, black seed beads
~ “Baron Samedi” bone & skull rosary-style necklace, silver-lined ruby red seed beads

Feedback: Bryn


There just aren’t words for how much I appreciate my amazing family of regular customers, fans and friends. Your faith in me and my work is always such a huge honor. Thank you all, and thanks so much to Bryn for this lovely feedback — and the photos she sent in, which I’ll be sharing soon. 🙂

If you’re having trouble reading the text in the image, here’s a transcription: “I adore every piece of jewelry I get from Baubles and Blessings, and it is rare that I leave the house without wearing a piece of jewelry from this shop. The energy in these pieces is so positive and caring. It feels great to wear them. I get compliments as well! I really love this piece, I had my eye on it for a while before I bought it. I really love wearing it, it goes with everything. I am so glad to be able to get things from this shop, the seller is amazing. She genuinely cares and will make your buying experience so awesome. Whether you buy a custom piece or a ready to order. I loved the little gifts that came in my package, and there is always a little thank you note as well! 🙂 Thank you so much for making and sharing this wonderful art!”

I have lots of feedback from Facebook, and I appreciate that SO much! However, for some reason, I have over 1,000 sales and almost 600 ratings on ArtFire, but only 7 reviews. If you were logged into an account when you made a purchase from my shop and you haven’t done so already, I would appreciate it so much if you’d log in and write a review! Big thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to do so!

Sneak peek time!

I was not quite so prolific this morning as I was yesterday, but I’m quite happy with how the pieces I did finish turned out. I would love to hear what you think of these! Which is your favorite?


Left to right…
– pink & green aventurine necklace with hand-painted flower charm by Windy Paints
– Steven Universe-inspired necklace #1 (garnet, amethyst & pearl beads in vial; the hematite star is for Steven!)
– “Frozen in Time” necklace: blue glass crystals, rainbow moonstone, raku tree of life beads, pewter spirals, blue lace agate cabochon on tree of life; sealed magical “snowglobe” vial with quartz points, tiny gemstone beads, mugwort & glitter
– Steven Universe-inspired necklace #2 (see above)
– necklace with blue goldstone, aqua crystals, silver daisies & hand-painted flower charm by Windy Paints

I’ll be listing all of these in my shop tonight!

If you’re on Facebook, please consider visiting my page to check out what’s new and show my recent posts some love. Likes help my reach and are much appreciated. When you find yourself moved to comment and share, it really means the world to me, and it helps boost my signal even more! You are my village, and my wee business needs your support in order to survive and thrive, now more than ever!

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