Merry Beltane! Save 33% & get free shipping!

Good afternoon, lovelies!

First, I would like to extend Beltane greetings to each of you, from me and AJ.


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Wishing everyone Beltane blessings! We’ve shed the darkness of the winter and reawakened to the light half of the year. Today is a celebration of fertility and generosity, as both are important contributors to the abundance of the late summer and fall. In Medieval England, villagers would participate in a custom known as “bringing in the May”, in which they would go into the woods and gather flowers and greenery. The collections were used for decoration, as well as rituals involving protection. Beltane is one of the two times a year the veil thins, and it’s said that many would place rowan branches over their windows and doors for protection against unscrupulous visitors. It’s also said that, in some villages, flowers that were collected would be brought door-to-door and shared in exchange for delicious goodies, similar to trick-or-treating.

It was looked down upon for someone to be stingy with their food at this time, because the generous sharing of food, a sustaining substance, among the village was believed to be necessary “in order that the cosmic circuit of life’s substance may be kept in motion (trees, flocks, harvests, etc.).”* I believe in a similar concept, that it is through giving that we receive, and in this spirit, I invite everyone to join us in performing at least one act of generosity today. It doesn’t have to be monetary; give a few minutes of your time to someone who needs help with something, give of your heart to someone who needs some love, offer some extra patience to others while you’re out and about today. Come back to Baubles & Blessings later and share your contribution to the cosmic circuit of kindness and goodwill.

Bri & AJ

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Words: AJ Spellman
Image: Bri Crofton

*Williamson, J. (1986). The Oak king, the Holly King, and the Unicorn: the Myths and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries.

Also, since sales were so slow in April and only two people took advantage of my 20% off Mother’s Day offer, I’ve decided to go bigger for Beltane! 😉 Use the code “MERRYBELTANE” to save 33% on everything in my shop; spend at least $33 after the discount and I’ll also refund domestic S&H. Orders placed today will be shipped out tomorrow, in plenty of time for Mother’s Day delivery.

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This offer will be good for just five uses or until Sunday night, whichever comes first.

Thanks so much for being here, being you and being awesome!
❤ Bri


Imbolc giveaway now live!



The giveaway, with 9 prizes from 9 lovely artists, is now live! You may enter using the mobile-friendly link below.

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Imbolc Donation to Irish Premature Babies


I went ahead and made my Imbolc donation in Brighid’s name. I had a difficult time finding a charity that sang to my soul, but I knew this was it when I saw it. Having been born 6 weeks early and very sickly with a variety of illnesses ever since, I have an especially soft spot for Brighid’s midwife and mother aspects, and for preemies in general.

You can visit Irish Premature Babies here:

My sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to everyone who helped make this happen! Hubby and I are far from wealthy and can rarely afford to make monetary donations, but it means a lot to us when we can. I am hoping that we’ll also be able to afford to buy some food and pass it out to the homeless folks who tend to hang out nearby on the 1st and/or 2nd.

As always, sending much love and wishing you many blessings!

New coupon code!

If you missed my recent deals, you can now use the coupon code “HappyHolidays” to take 25% off your order! Made to order gemstone cabochon necklaces and ready to ship pieces ordered by Sunday WILL be shipped in time for holiday delivery in the US. (I will be shipping this week, and then once more on or before the 17th, so that packages will arrive in time for Yule/Christmas delivery.)

This coupon code is good on all made to order and ready to ship pieces listed in my shop, but does not apply to gift certificates or custom/reserved listings. However, as I type this, there are still four leftover $100 gift certificates that were listed at $70 for Small Business Saturday!