Beadfreaky inspiration & spare spoons!

In the past handful of days, I’ve taken inspiration from the gorgeous pendants made over at Beadfreaky, as well as some spoon pendants and charms. Here’s what’s come of that so far. 🙂

The above pieces have been listed in my shop — where you can still save 25% on all regularly-priced ready to ship pieces through the end of the month with the code “HELLO2016” — and the piece below is now up for auction.

Amethyst Meditating Goddess Prayer Bead Necklace

I’m also excited to share these new spare spoon pieces! The first two are in my shop; the others are listed in the fundraiser.

I’d love to hear what you think of the new goodies! Thanks so much for reading. ❤

Blessings,
Bri

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New goodies!

First, I am super excited to share my new fibro warrior/spoonie pendants. I’ve made the first batch with purple ribbons, but the ribbon color and cord color/type are customizable. Check out the listing in the fundraiser for more info.

Fibro/Spoonie Warrior Necklace

I’ve also added several auction items donated by ZenithJade Creations, all starting at just $1 plus shipping.

And some sweet new lightweight wooden pendant designs, too.

I also made a beaded piece for the shop a few days ago. I’m very pleased with how this one turned out, so sparkly and sweet! Remember, you can use the code “HELLO2016” to save 25% on all regularly priced ready to ship jewelry in my shop. (In other words, the coupon is not applicable to pieces in the “special deals” section or custom items.)

Sun Goddess Prayer Beads

I’d absolutely love to hear what you think of the new goodies. Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday!

❤ Bri

MMJ, new jewelry & spoons!

Hello, friends!

Our Facebook fundraiser is still puttering along, and I’ve added a few new new rewards. I’ll be adding even more new goodies over the next few days.

So far, we’ve raised $70 in the first week of January, and I have had one shop sale for $14.50. My visit to renew my MMJ recommendation today, along with gas money for the friend who took me, has us tapped out completely… But the good news is that the new provider was super nice, and I’m all set for another year.

We do have more medical appointments coming up, as well as a dwindling amount of CBD tincture, so I’d appreciate it so very much if you’d check out the above fundraiser, consider getting a grab bag via our GoFundMe page, check out the shop — where you can use the code “HELLO2016” to save 25% on all regularly priced ready to ship goodies — or help spread the word about any of the above.

If you’re not moved by any of the items in the fundraisers or shop at the moment, I’d appreciate it so very much if you’d consider whether you might be able to help with a health-related or clothing item from our wishlist. Neither of us has anything resembling appropriate clothing to wear out in cold, wet, windy winter weather except for one heavy skirt. Neither of us owns a coat or even a jacket, just hooded sweathshirts. My only shoes are sandals. I’d be more than happy to send you a gift code in return; just send me a PM on Facebook or email me.

Oh, I almost forgot! I got these awesome antique spoon bowl pendants in the mail today, and I can’t wait to show you what I’m going to do with them! I am so excited. 😀

Spoon Pendants

Many thanks to everyone who has been supporting us in our move, trying to help us stabilize, and/or supported my business. Y’all really, truly mean the world to us.

Warm wishes and bright blessings,
Bri

Appointments up the wazoo!

Poor AJ has been incredibly unwell lately. Though I slept fitfully for twelve hours, I managed to make him an emergency appointment for tomorrow in my half-sleep — and then to call the pharmacy before the cut-off to have meds we just realized we need refilled stat delivered today, since we won’t be here when the delivery guy would be on his rounds tomorrow. Since we can’t ever seem to get all of our meds on the same schedule and we have somewhat major transportation issues most days, I can’t even begin to express how grateful we are for a pharmacy that delivers. I’m also so grateful that our prescriptions have no co-pays with Medicaid, so we don’t have to stress about whether we have funds available when they’re due. Now we just need to make an actual organized list of when they’re all due for refills so we don’t have those “Oh crap!” moments.

I also rescheduled my medical marijuana recommendation appointment for the 7th. I’m really looking forward to being all set again, since my old one expired on Christmas Eve and I really need to keep my CBD tincture around so that I can function more like a normal human being as far as cooking, cleaning and getting my work done, even if I don’t have the spoons to actually make it out of the house most days. Another thing I am beyond grateful for is the fact that I can get the tincture from a dispensary that delivers to my house, though sometimes we’re able to stop by their local shop while we’re out at doctor’s appointments.

Our next appointment after that is to pick up our controlled substance prescriptions on the 15th, and then I’ll be making an appointment to get a cortisone injection in my knee once I’ve gotten the fluid down. The prospect of having the knee surgically drained just sounds like a nightmare, and it wasn’t nearly so swollen when I was religious about icing it several times a day and taking my full arsenal of anti-inflammatories — CBD and mullein tinctures as well as ibuprofen. So that’s one of my main jobs this week, to get that swelling down. I’ve been having trouble with my right knee since Thanksgiving, when I went up and down the stairs at our hosts’ house about 15-20 times in less than 24 hours, to get things from the guest room, tour the house, check on AJ when he wasn’t feeling well, and to use the bathroom. No matter how much I’ve babied it since then, it’s been a mess. I could barely even walk around the apartment until a friend got me a compression sleeve for it.

Whenever we have appointments, barring extenuating circumstances, we go together. We act as advocates for one another because all of this chronic illness stuff is scary enough without having to deal with any part of it — but especially the potential for bad news or not being heard — alone. I also have severe brain fog and his memory is still much better than mine, so he helps me remember things, while I help him stand up for himself. He’s not very good at doing that in general, just with me — which can be frustrating when it’s unwarranted, but I try to remember to take it as a compliment because it means that I’m the one person he trusts enough to always try to be his fully authentic self around, even if it isn’t pleasant for either of us in the moment.

We have all of these appointments to get to, $60 to pay for the MMJ recommendation, and sales have been super slow. I would appreciate it so much if you could take a look at this post and consider whether you might be able to help in any way. Tomorrow is also the last day to use the code “BYE2015” to save 20% on all regularly-priced ready to ship jewelry in the shop — and there are some great already-discounted pieces in the special deals section, too. If you’re in a financial situation like ours, word of mouth costs nothing and definitely helps!

I hope you’re having a good day, lovelies. I’m going to finally have something to eat, and then try to get some beading done. If I’m lucky, I may have some new goodies to post tonight or tomorrow.

Blessings,
❤ Bri

New pretties & special deals!

Earlier this week, I made and listed a whole bunch of simple, pretty pieces with gemstone vials and/or cabochons, all priced just $9-$12. Many of these are still available in the special deals section of my shop, along with some recently marked-down older pieces.

You can also still save 20% on all regularly-priced jewelry using the code “BYE2015” through the 31st, and don’t forget that you can snag a deal on a grab bag or a discounted gift code through our GoFundMe fundraiser. I’m also still looking for donations for our upcoming Facebook fundraiser, if you’d like to make a contribution there.

Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate (or not). ❤

Blessings,
Bri

New Jewelry

Since I’ve been so bad about posting lately, I thought I’d share some of my newest pieces. ❤ Many of these are still available in my shop, and there are some available items not included here. Check out yesterday’s post for a coupon code to save 20%!

Giveaway & auction extended through Tuesday!

Heya, friends! My Friday the 13th auction is still running and has been extended by 24 hours. It will end tomorrow night at 7:00 Pacific time, a little over 25 hours from now. All of the pieces shown in the collage are up for bid, along with many others. As I type, there are a dozen pieces without bids and many more with just 1-2 bids. There is also a door prize giveaway!

Not only will the proceeds from this auction help support a hard-working disabled couple with limited income, but we are also donating 10% of this month’s proceeds (after PayPal fees) to Nar Nar’s Voyages to help a little girl battling leukemia and her family in their time of need.

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