Spring Fairy Festival

2015-05-30-SpringFairyFestival-1We went to Crescent Moon Gifts‘ Spring Fairy Festival on Saturday, and we had such a great time! I thought I’d share a quick run-down and some pics with you… Apologies for my phone’s camera not quite being on the ball yesterday! (Click on any of the smaller images if you’d like to see the full-sized version.)

AJ took this pic of me before we headed out, modeling the pieces that I made to wear for the 2015-05-30-SpringFairyFestival-2event. Get a closer look at the pieces at the right… The faerie necklace is a duplicate of a recent design, but with garnet instead of clear quartz. It’s also got pink lepidolite, rose quartz, Swarovski crystal pearls and a cute ceramic faerie pendant. The spiral necklace combines copper, green opal, African jade, tiger’s eye, tiny moss agate hearts, green glass crystals and raku-finished ceramic beads. Both of these pieces are now available for purchase, but have not been listed in my shop. Please get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing either piece.

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We got to Crescent Moon after Little Bear‘s set had started, but were glad that we didn’t miss her entirely. I’ve been a fan of Little Bear’s on Facebook for a while and already thought she was awesome, but listening to her sing was such a treat!

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Then we went out to check out the booths, and one of the first things we saw was this adorable tree… Which I had to take a picture of because it reminded me of the wishing trees at some of Brighid’s sacred sites in Ireland. (As was the intent, I’m sure.) Of course that made me smile.

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The next performance we caught was Chronilus, who were fun. The lovely ladies dancing while they played were also a treat; thanks to April and Bev for their performances! It was so sweet to watch the little faeries following them around!

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AJ and I both fell completely in love with The Fire Inside, who played next on the outdoor stage. This awesome lady kept encouraging the wee faeries to get up and dance along, which tickled us immensely, We really hope that these folks come back to Tacoma in the somewhat near future and we get to see them again.

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Flair Entertainment wrapped things up for the evening, and they had most of the remaining crowd pretty enthralled. I was really impressed by much of their routine, especially the parts of the performance where they were dancing together. So much talent and confidence! We look forward to seeing them do their thing again in the future, as well.

2015-05-30-SpringFairyFestival-9We picked up some small treasures from the folks vending at the festival…

The shiva lingam stone and selenite heart sang to me pretty much the moment that I saw them in Crystal Quarry‘s booth. We picked up mini prints of a few of Rob Carlos‘ pieces, including the gorgeous purple dragon shown at the top of the stack.

Then we fell in love with the gorgeous magnet that we purchased from Herb Leonhard Art, and I’m hoping to also pick up some of his art print pendants to work with in the future. The beautiful scarf in the center spot was something I went on the hunt for because I have issues with energy in crowds, and I’d forgotten to bring something to cover my head. Gratefulhaven Batiks saved the day! The small Quan Yin figure is something we’ve been wanting to add to our altar for a while, and I couldn’t resist the mini I Ching coins from Crescent Moon… I’ll show you what I do with them later.

In order to help ourselves get healthier, we’ve been making a strong effort to cut out most processed sugar and quite a bit of carbs from our diets. We’re already feeling better in a lot of ways, but we couldn’t resist the call of a few sweet treats yesterday. It had literally been years since we’d had a doughnut, so we had to pop into Legendary Doughnuts, where we grabbed a Sex in the City — chocolate doughnut frosted with chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel, which we split for dessert last night — and a blueberries and cream doughsant, which we haven’t savored just yet. Back at the festival, we also picked up a mini loaf of banana bread and a delicious snickerdoodle from Forest Fairy Bakery, which we indulged in once we arrived home since we’d been standing and walking so much all day — we’d definitely gotten some exercise! The banana bread went right into the freezer for safekeeping.2015-05-30-SpringFairyFestival-8

When we got home, AJ wanted to snap a pic of how happy I was, So here’s that — you can just barely see my first sunburn of 2015. Thankfully, even though my chest and shoulders are crimson today, they look much worse than they feel. I’ll have to remember to pick up some sunblock soon!

Because we both have chronic pain and fatigue, we’re still recovering today… But was it worth it? Well, I guess I’ll let my smile speak on my behalf. (In other words, we’re looking forward to next year’s festival!)

Thanks to the folks who took advantage of my special offer the night before the festival, we miraculously had a bit of spending money after being ridiculously broke for most of May. It was so nice to be out and about, and to sort of temporarily forget our recent extreme poverty and just be able to support some local small businesses in our travels through the festival, since all of our urgent needs were actually taken care of for once. Thanks to all of you who have supported my wee business in the past two weeks and helped us do a complete 180 from the beginning of May! We may be broke again today, but our fridge is full, I’ve got a roast bubbling away in my crockpot, and we have a few days before we have to start worrying about meds again.

All in all, we had such a lovely day yesterday! Thanks for reading and allowing me to share our adventure — and some wonderful local performers, artists and small businesses — with you!

Much love and many bright blessings,
♥ Bri

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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.

New Pieces

After a very busy 2 days, this morning has seen 22 new items added to my shop! Here’s a peek, in no particular order… I’d love to hear what you think! (If you’re on Facebook, why not pop over when you have a sec to catch up on everything going on over there?) We are continuing to add at least 50% of all incoming funds from sales to our emergency moving fund, so every single sale is a HUGE deal to us. Thanks so much for all of your love and support, friends!

Rainbow Faerie Necklace with Soothing Howlite Cabochon

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Wear this bauble as a chakra balancing tool, as a talisman of harmony & joy, to show GLBT pride, or just because she’s pretty! 😉 Click here for more info or to order.

New Items!

Lots of new pieces in the shop, and more to come! ♥

Faerie Garden: Sparkly Prayer Beads with Aventurine & Amethyst

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Pretty bauble or prayer beads? You decide! This piece combines shimmery clear Preciosa seed beads, tiny faceted amethyst beads, slightly rougher dark green aventurine rondelles, tiny green Swarovski crystal butterflies, pale purple Czech glass flowers and a large new jade butterfly bead with a faerie pendant and “dream” charm.

Aventurine is generally considered a stone of luck. It can be helpful for dreamwork and maintaining a positive state of mind. Green aventurine is a calming stone, helpful in bringing about inner peace. It has wonderful healing energy, useful for ailments of the eyes and lungs. Use green aventurine to balance the heart or third eye chakras. This is an all-around wonderful stone, helpful in so many ways!

Amethyst is calming, harmonizing, and good at drawing peaceful energy. It is a wonderful healing stone, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Amethyst can be used to aid in all kinds of psychic work, including enhancing one’s intuition. It can be used to protect travelers and to ward off psychic attack. Like garnet, amethyst was often worn or carried into battle as a protective amulet. Helpful with past life recall.

For more info/pics or to order: http://bit.ly/1fOL8cs

Custom Faerie Necklace with Obsidian & Cherry Quartz

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Here’s another recent creation, a faerie necklace made for Chenieka with silver lined ruby red seed beads, opaque black and clear pink glass crystals, silver plated spacers, obsidian and cherry “quartz” glass beads. I love how this turned out, and I hope she does, too! ♥

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