New baubles & fundraiser ending!

Now that hubby’s been bouncing back a bit, I’ve been able to jump back into beading mode, and I’ve got some unique new baubles to share with you. Here are the pieces added to my shop yesterday, along with a custom necklace.

After another few days working on pieces for the shop — some of which may also end up in grab bags next month — I’ll be focusing on catching up on custom orders again. I’ll also be going to the post office this coming week and will be announcing a flash sale for tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you’re looking for a deal.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHere are the new pieces that I worked on last night! I’ll be listing them in my shop today… As each item is listed, I post them on Twitter and Pinterest. I try to keep up with Instagram as well, but sometimes I fall behind because I get frustrated typing on a little touchscreen. I also post the new pieces to Facebook within 24 hours of being added to my shop, but I have to spread those out or none of my posts are seen by anyone, so they’re not usually posted immediately after the pieces are listed. So you have several options for following along!

I’d love to hear what you think of these pieces, and which is your favorite. (My reach on Facebook has been sinking again, so if you have a minute to join the conversation over there and perhaps show some of my other recent posts some love, that would mean the world to me.)

Our fundraiser has just a few days left, and the prospects for meeting our goal are not looking good. If you’d like to take a look, please visit the campaign page and consider whether you may be able to contribute. There are some awesome rewards available for everyone who does! I’ll be planning another fundraiser soon, most likely in the form of a sale event or auction, to help us get the funds that we need to replace AJ’s work laptop and get a platform so that our bed is no longer a mattress on the floor. (We are incredibly grateful to have a decent mattress, but it’s hard for us to get up and down with a mattress on the floor, both having chronic pain.)

Thank you all for being here, being you, and being awesome! I am so blessed to have such an amazing network of friends and supporters, and I am so grateful that you’re here.

Much love and many blessings,
Bri

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Auction ending today!

Oh my gosh! I have been so busy and scattered that I completely forgot to post here about the auction I have running over on Facebook, which is ending tonight… A little over 17 hours from when I’m typing this. Most of the pieces are still going for less than half their retail prices. I’ll be shipping all auction wins out next week. At least 2/3 of the proceeds from the event will help ensure that we can afford to move into an apartment in January, so please consider bidding generously, rather than sniping, if you do participate. (Why not all of the proceeds? It’s been a crazy slow couple of months while we’ve been dealing with all of this cross-country move stuff, and we’ve gotta eat!)

Here’s a wee sample of what’s up for grabs over at the auction! Hop over to check it out for yourself and see all 45 available items.

New pieces listed today!

I’d love to hear what you think of this new bunch of pieces! There’s a little something here for a variety of styles. 🙂

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLet Go & Let Love In: Rose Quartz Necklace with Faerie Art Pendant

This lovely necklace features sparkling pink glass crystals, rose quartz and shimmering lime green seed beads, with a gorgeous art print pendant by Esther Remmington. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is just about 24.75″.

Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra. It can help open us to all forms of love; its energies are useful in boosting self-confidence and self-worth. Rose quartz is a powerful but gentle healing stone and can specifically help with encouraging self-awareness, dreamwork, trust, harmony and dispelling negativity. It is also often used in fertility magic.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMjolnir Necklace with Glass Crystals, Tiger’s Eye & Howlite Skulls

This striking necklace features ruby red glass crystals, tiger’s eye, howlite skulls and black seed beads, with an ornate pewter Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) pendant. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is just about 25 1/8″.

Tiger’s eye is a great stone for protection; it is used to protect against the evil eye or Mal Occhio/Malocchio. It aids in clear thinking, insight, mental focus, patience, balance and strength. It is also very useful as a grounding tool.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAmber & Howlite Necklace with Ornate Key Pendant

This sweet and simple necklace features amber chips, howlite and shimmery clear Preciosa seed beads, with an ornate key pendant. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is just about 20.75″.

Amber has wonderful metaphysical properties, including strong healing and protection energies. Wear to rid yourself of negative or funky energy, help yourself find emotional balance and allay fears. Amber is a solar “gemstone” (it is actually fossilized tree resin) which positively radiates warm, soothing energy; it is actually known for turning negative energy that it absorbs into positive healing energy. It is often associated with the sacral and solar plexus chakras but can be used to help heal and balance any part of the body. Traditionally, amber has been used to seal a deal, including marriage, and has been carried by warriors and lovers for good fortune. It is used to foster unconditional love and heal emotional wounds. May help ease symptoms of digestive disorders, respiratory ailments, fibromyalgia and many other health concerns.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSkully Key Necklace with Snowflake Obsidian & Black Glass Crystals

This glam necklace features extra-glossy black glass crystals, snowflake obsidian, howlite skulls and black seed beads, with an ornate key pendant. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is just about 25.75″.

Obsidian is a fantastic protection stone; it repels negativity and helps dissolve confusion and untruth. Obsidian aids in healing traumas and emotional wounds, including those from past lives. It is a stone of strength, compassion, honesty and clear sight. This is also a stone connected to death and rebirth, and its energy can aid in divinatory practice.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLovie Dovie Daisies: Necklace with Howlite & Rose Quartz

This lovely necklace features sapphire blue glass crystals, black-splattered turquoise glass beads, rose quartz, howlite and shimmery clear Preciosa seed beads, along with a polymer clay daisy pendant from LovieDovieMomma Creations. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is just about 25.25″.

Howlite is a stress reliever, used for easing insomnia and quieting the mind. It can aid in astral journeying and gaining insight. Howlite is also useful for correcting negative behavior and absorbing anger. Additionally, this stone can foster patience and greater awareness.

I’ve also listed some earrings and bracelets. Visit my shop to find the listings for these new pieces.

Fimo Flower Bracelet with Purple Glass Flowers & Silver Accents

This piece features fimo flower beads with shimmery clear Preciosa seed beads, Tibetan silver suns/daisies and purple Czech pressed glass flowers.

Fimo Lotus Bead Bracelet with Hematite & Pink Swarovski Crystals

This piece features fimo lotus flower beads with hematite (both magnetic, to promote circulation, and non-magnetic) and dazzling pink Swarovski crystals.

Nature’s Heart: Bracelet with Aventurine, Copper & Shell

This piece features aventurine, brown shell discs, copper spacers and faceted Czech glass beads.

New Listings & Coupon

I’ve listed my newest batch of pieces. I’ve posted nearly 20 new pieces in the past few days, and most of them are still available in my shop. Since we’re trying to raise funds to make our suddenly impending move to Seattle happen, I have a new offer available for you… Use the code “SEATTLE” to save 15% on all non-clearance ready to ship pieces!

Thanks so much, as always, for all of your support! ♥

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