Auction Ending, Protection Talismans, Flash Sale & Imbolc Projects

So this beauty is ending in just about two hours, and I’m shocked that it’s had just two bids. The current high bid is just $40, and this set by The Healer’s Touch easily has a value of $100.

"Dark Angel" Intricate Goldstone Necklace & Earring Set by The Healer's Touch

I’ve been really busy this past week, catching up on chores, getting a pile of packages ready to ship out by Monday, and being forced to rest after pushing myself too hard. We’re finally caught up on laundry and fairly well stocked with groceries, which is really nice. I’ve been working on some new protection talismans, and I am pretty smitten. These are all handmade on metal rings with recycled sari silk yarn. Some have highfired ceramic pendants attached, which can be used as essential oil diffusers. All have a wee vial of black salt with a twist-off top, so that you can empty and refill the vial when/if you choose to do so. I’m not quite done with these yet, but I’d love to hear what you think of my works in progress! The photo with multiple pieces shows some of the variety so far; the close-up is truer to the actual colors of this gorgeous rainbow sari yarn!

I also just realized that I hadn’t posted our Imbolc projects here. We were incredibly glad and grateful to be able to stash away some supplies to make Brighid’s crosses and dolls for the first time this year. You can see my first cross and our dolls below. My doll is on the left; AJ’s is on the right and makes me think of Janis Joplin channeling Brighid, hehe. Obviously the dolls aren’t very traditional, but we had fun with them and these were wonderful bonding experiences, with the Lady and one another. As soon as I have some spare energy to devote to them, I’m planning to decorate my crosses a wee bit with some of this lovely sari yarn.

It is my hope that I’ll be able to get some new jewelry posted in the coming days, as well as adding the first batch of pentagram talismans to my shop. In the meantime, there’s a flash sale happening now! You can find more info here. I generally post to Facebook and Instagram fairly quickly when I have new goodies, and I try to post here regularly as well.

Thanks so much for your support!
❤ Bri

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Save 25% through Friday night!

Hello, lovelies! I want to make sure that you all know that you can save 25% on all ready to ship pieces in my shop through Friday night; just use the code “FLASH25” at checkout. Spend $50 and I’ll even refund your full US S&H charge. I also try to include little gifts in all of my outgoing packages… Right now, those gifts are sodalite tumbles and randomly-selected tea. 🙂 Click here to visit my shop and get your browse on. Most of the pieces in the collage are still available, as are some pieces not shown here.

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Today only, save 33%!

2015-03-29-Flash33From now until midnight Pacific time, use the code “FLASH33” to take a whopping 33% off your non-custom order from my shop!

We’ve got a friend visiting from out of town this week who’s offered to help us run errands Monday afternoon, so we’d like to be able to afford to do so and stock up on a few things that are normally difficult for us to come by! This would help us out a lot, as many of the buses here stop early and I have to do a lot of walking — with chronic pain and a cane for back support — to run certain errands on a regular basis… I love walking when I’m feeling up to it, but don’t always feel up to it when I need to do it. Anyway, that’s why this particular whopper of a discount will only be available for 24 hours. 😉

There are still earrings available in my shop that have been marked down as low as $4.99. You can use the code on them as well!

Here’s a look at some of the new pieces that I posted yesterday; as I type, all of them are still available. I’d love to hear what you think! Which is your favorite?

Simple pleasures, big gratitude & a blessed Imbolc!

February begins with Imbolc — which, to me, is all about new life, new beginnings, and gratitude for the little things that bring us joy. So I decided to share something that I’m grateful for each day this month, and I invite you to share what you’re grateful for in the comments for each of these daily posts on my Facebook page, or right here on the blog. (If you’re on FB, your interaction with my posts goes a long way to help boost my signal to the feeds of other page fans!)

2015-02-01-GratitudeToday, I am incredibly grateful to have woken up with an empty sink. I was exhausted but still managed to empty the sink before bed. This can be tough thanks to chronic back pain and illness — especially when I’d much rather be working on jewelry! — but I’ve been working hard to stay on top of it. I’m incredibly grateful and a wee bit proud of the fact that I’ve done a pretty good job of it since we moved in. (AJ would help, but the poor guy’s dealing with a flare-up of an old hand injury and I won’t let him.)

A lot of my gratitude right now has to do with the amazing help we’ve received on our journey to finding and making a real home. Our dishes came from the dollar store, the storage containers from the grocery store, and everything else in this photo was purchased via our Amazon wish list. Since your support has led to every single purchase we’ve made in our new home, YOU all helped make this possible. Thank you so much, from the bottom of both of our hearts!

Much love and a blessed Imbolc to you!
Bri

(PS: There is a flash sale happening in my shop right now! Save 20% on everything through tomorrow night.)

Save 30% this weekend!

I’ve just shared a new flash deal on Facebook! If you can’t see the post embedded below, click here to check it out. Please show this post some love to help boost my signal to other interested folks. Thanks so much for all of your support!

Flash deal… And hello to Instagram!

2014-0825-Flash19Eek, I almost forgot to share this here! Through Wednesday night, use the code “FLASH19” to take 19% off all regularly priced jewelry in my shop. You can click on the image to be taken to the main page and peruse my new seasonal additions, as well as some very well-priced clearance pieces. I’m going to the post office at the end of the week, so all new orders placed during this offer will ship then, and every package will include a free gift!

In other news, I’ve started posting to Instagram! If you’d like to follow me there, here’s a handy link. 🙂 Huge thanks to the sweet friend who sent me her old iPhone just so I could start using Instagram.

For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, my next fundraising auction for The Home Project is coming up September 5-9. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here. I’m starting to get really excited, and I hope to see you there!

Wishing you all many blessings and hoping that your week is off to a wonderful start!

Love,
Bri

New Raffle & Recent Creations

There’s a new raffle running over on my Facebook page! This piece, named after the movie “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” — and its spirit of perseverance, strength & remaining true to oneself — features a limited edition key from Art by Starla Moore, created just for The Home Project & not available anywhere else! Perfect for showing your GLBT pride or love of diversity, balancing chakras, or wearing simply because you like it. This key will help unlock our dreams, and hopefully yours as well!

Click on the image above for all of the details if you’re interested in participating. The first prize is the piece pictured, as well as a $20 gift code for Baubles & Blessings. There will also be two $20 gift codes for my shop awarded to runners-up. Tickets start at just $3! You may also claim a free ticket with any purchase of at least $25.

I’ve also been adding new pieces to my shop recently. I’d love to hear what you think of these new pieces! I announced a flash sale on FB yesterday; use the code “FLASH20” to take 20% off all non-clearance items for the next 17 hours! The sale ends at midnight Eastern time; pieces that are specifically part of The Home Project are exempt, but ALL sales will add to our fundraising effort! While some of these were custom orders and a few have sold, many are still available in my shop.

 

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