02 Jan 2016
in Handmade Jewelry
Tags: Art by Starla Moore, Baubles & Blessings, cbd, chronic illness, chronic pain, fundraiser, MMJ, moon, owl, pagan, pentagram, spiritual, sugar skull, tree of life, witchy
I had a few spoons available for easy work tonight, so I made some adorable new thank you gifts for the fundraiser happening now over on Facebook. Included among them are some exclusive pendants made by Art by Starla Moore just for our fundraisers last year when we were working to move from Tennessee to the Pacific Northwest; I’d misplaced the last few and just found them again. Perfect timing!
Wild Irish Spirits: Triquetra & Angel Wing Necklaces
Baubles & Blessings-Exclusive Art by Starla Moore Pendants
Copper Tree of Life Necklaces with Gemstone Cabochons
Crescent Moon Necklaces with Swarovski Crystals
Owl Treasure Necklaces
Sugar Skull & Pentagram Necklaces
Hubby and I are both disabled. I have fibro along with PCOS and a number of related issues, while he is still on his diagnosis journey. We are both only able to work from home, and we are blessed that he has a steady part-time job to which he telecommutes. It’s been a pretty rough few months for us with a shockingly dead holiday season for my shop. We’re working hard to find ways to cover things like transportation to our many medical appointments, small personal/hygiene needs as they arise, meds not covered by insurance (particularly CBD tincture, which adds up at a $30 bottle weekly), and food for the portion of the month our SNAP benefits do not cover.
Your support — whether through purchases via my shop, contributions to our fundraisers or helping to boost the signal on Facebook or elsewhere — is so very much appreciated and makes a huge difference!
Much love and many blessings,
27 Apr 2015
in Handmade Jewelry, On the Cheap
Tags: amethyst, aventurine, beaded jewelry, bohemian, butterfly, coupon code, handmade, handmade jewelry, hippie, last minute gift ideas, Mother's Day, Native American inspired, necklace, owl, pagan, pentagram, rutilated quartz, spiritual, tree, tree of life, witchy
Aside from Michelle’s custom owl prayer beads, these beauties have been added to the shop! Any of these would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift; the code “MOM” will take 20% off your order through the end of the month. ❤ I’d love to hear what you think of the new additions!
28 Mar 2015
in Handmade Jewelry, The Home Project
Tags: beaded jewelry, bracelet, colorful, copper, corvid, crow, earthy, flowers, fundraiser, glass crystals, GoFundMe, green, handmade, hippie, jewelry, Julie Fain Art, key, nature, necklace, owl, pagan, pentagram, picture jasper, pink, sneak peek, spring, tulips, witchy, wood
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.
Here 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,
01 Oct 2014
in Handmade Jewelry
Tags: Baron Samedi, bat, butterfly, copper, fandom, Frozen, garnet, Halloween, handmade, jewelry, lepidolite, lotus, ohm, owl, pentagram, raku, Samhain, skulls, snowflake obsidian, spoonie, Steven Universe, tree of life, wolf
Apparently, I’ve been just terrible about posting new pieces here on WordPress since my last auction ended. I’ve been a busy Bri most of the past couple of weeks, so it’s definitely time for a massive photo update. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately… Many of these pieces are still available in my shop, as are a few different variations of things like my owl bracelets and spoonie earrings.
I’d love to hear what you think about the new pieces! Which is your favorite?
Also, I’d still love for you to submit your questions for my next Q&A post! 😉
04 Sep 2014
in Customer Feedback, Fan-Submitted Photos, The Home Project
Tags: auction, autumn, bat, beaded, blue goldstone, ceramic, copper, coupon code, Esther Remmington, Facebook, fall, glass crystal, goldstone, gothic, Halloween, handmade, jewelry, owl, Samhain, seasonal, serpentine, starfish, tree, tree of life, unakite, witchy, wolf
I’ve been busy at work on new jewelry, still with a heavy emphasis on seasonal items. Lots of witchy, halloweeny and autumn hues in this batch! The coupon code “BACK2SCHOOL” is still in effect through the 8th, and will take 15% off all jewelry in your order. If you see something in my shop that you’re in love with, don’t hesitate to snatch it up, as my September auction starts tomorrow. I may start posting items as soon as midnight, which means that anything in my shop could be deactivated and added to the auction. While this could mean a deal, it could also mean that you’d be outbid or miss the end of the auction. I’m not taking custom orders right now and most of the supplies I have on-hand are in small amounts, so in many cases, what I have is what I will have for the foreseeable future. I’d hate for any of you to have your heart set on a piece that is calling to you and then end up missing out.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been working on since my last new item round-up… And a few customer appreciation pics, too! Thanks to everyone who’s made a recent purchase and/or sent in a pic. Your support means the world to us! More