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%!

 

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New Pieces & Shipping

Good morning, sunshines! I’ve been working on lots of new goodies, so I wanted to share some of them with you before I catch some sleep this morning. 🙂 Most of the following pieces are currently available in my new shop! Use the code “GRANDOPENING” to take 30% off your order through the 15th, and remember that 10% of all sales will be donated to a pair of great causes this month — True Colors Fund and an autism-related org to be announced.

I’ll be heading to the post office tomorrow, unless inclement weather causes a delay, and will be back to my normal schedule of shipping every 1-2 weeks. Orders placed by midnight tonight (Pacific time) will ship tomorrow. Thanks for bearing with me the past few weeks while I’ve been especially low on spoons!

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday!
❤ Bri

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

Trick or Treat: Necklace with Glass Crystals, Bats & Skull Key

This sweet necklace features glass crystals, hand-painted tiny bat beads, opaque black Preciosa Czech glass seed beads and a skully key pendant. All findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver.

The total beaded length, including the lobster clasp, is approximately 21.75″.

Metaphysically speaking, glass represents transformation, as well as communication, rebirth and the blending of elements. Think of how glass comes to be, with sand (earth) being formed into a new material with the use of fire, which cannot exist without air.

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.

Halloween Collection: Ruby Red Necklace with Obsidian & Skull Key

This piece features rainbow obsidian chips, large black obsidian beads, silver-lined ruby red Czech glass seed beads, silver-plated skull beads and spacers, and a skull key pendant. (The skull beads flipped upside down here and I didn’t realize it until I’d put my makeshift photo studio away, but they move freely and do not stay as they’re shown.) The findings are silver-finished steel or Tibetan silver. The total beaded length, including clasp, is approximately 24.5″.

For full details or to purchase, click on the image to visit the shop listing.

The color silver is often associated with goddess(es), the moon, psychic development, fluidity, insight, reflection and money.

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.

The color red is associated with the root chakra, physical energy, passion of all varieties, grounding, independence, courage and confidence.

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!

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