India: Rainbow Necklace with Quartz, Amethyst, Czech Glass & Art Pendant by Windy Paints

I don’t often post single pieces on the blog in their very own post anymore, but this one is special.

India Clarke was a transgender woman who was murdered this year. An alarmingly high percentage of violence perpetrated against members of the GLBTQ community occurs in the form of attacks on trans women, particularly trans women of color. The violence against these women — and the too-frequent loss of life — is beyond unacceptable, and this is my small way of trying to draw attention to the issue.

I will be donating $5 from the sale of this piece to TWOCC, Trans Women of Color CollectiveVisit the shop listing here for more info or to purchase.

The beads are a mix of shimmery clear Czech glass seed beads, faceted fire-polished Czech glass beads in rainbow colors, tiny quartz beads and large chevron amethyst. The pendant features a tiny hand-painted piece of art by Windy Paints, sealed under a glass cabochon.

Amethyst is a type of quartz. It is calming, harmonizing, and good at drawing peaceful energy. It is a wonderful healing stone, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Amethyst can be used to aid in all kinds of psychic work, including enhancing one’s intuition. It can be used to protect travelers and to ward off psychic attack. Like garnet, amethyst was often worn or carried into battle as a protective amulet. Helpful with past life recall. Really, amethyst is just a generally wonderful all-purpose stone!

Quartz, also known as rock crystal, is the most universally known and plentiful mineral. Quartz enhances the energy of other stones around it and is also excellent for use in finding balance, clarity and harmony. It is also used for healing, channeling, clearing negative energy and protection. Its energies can aid in meditation, divination, channeling, manifestation and more.

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New additions to the shop… And free shipping!

These beauties are all new to my shop, and they’re all quite reasonably priced… Plus you can get free US S&H through the end of the month, on any regularly-priced order of at least $15! Just use the code “FREESHIP” during checkout. 🙂 I’d love to hear what you think of these new pieces!

I also have a wee favor to ask. If you’re on Facebook, could you pop by my page and show my recent posts some love to help keep my voice heard? (Many folks also find it useful to friend or follow my public personal account, where I share posts from my page to boost the signal.) Thanks so much for your support!

If you’re one of the folks frustrated with the new FB algorithms and how they affect what makes it into your feed, please remember that I’m also on Instagram, Pinterest (which I haven’t been great about posting to lately) and Twitter… And I’ll have a brand new email newsletter that you can sign up for soon!

❤ Bri

Chakra Prayer Beads Giveaway & 13k Fan Celebration

Hello, lovelies! Now that things are finally settling down a bit for us, I’m gearing up to FINALLY celebrate reaching 13,000 FB page fans! Since I was born on the 13th of November and 13 has always been my lucky number, I’ve really been looking forward to this.

First up, I’m giving away this lovely rainbow necklace/prayer beads, featuring a sweet hand-painted chakra pendant by Windy Paints. I always love working with Windy’s pendants, and I was so glad that she wanted to take part!

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Enter here. Good luck!

This contest will close for entries at 11:59 PM PST on April 21st, 2015. The winner will be announced and contacted via email within 72 hours.

Next week, I’ll be giving away another piece made with a stunning pendant by The Healers Touch – A Journey In Healing! Keep an eye out for that, as well as game nights and some other fun stuff that I’ll be announcing soon, along with my active fan rewards and fan appreciation winners from the past few months. Lots of prizes and fun to come over the next six weeks!

Please remember that your interaction with the giveaway post — and others on FB — helps boost our signal. 😉 Thanks so much for being so amazingly supportive!

Coming soon… Giveaways!

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It’s been a while since I had a giveaway for y’all, so I’ve decided to rectify that by giving away TWO collaborative pieces in the second half of April! Here’s a sneak peek at the prizes that I just finished up tonight,,,

The piece on the left features a fancy beadwork leaf pendant by my friend Tracey at The Healers Touch – A Journey In Healing. This necklace combines labradorite, peridot, serpentine, gold freshwater pearls, glass crystals, metal accent beads, and pressed glass Eye of Providence beads.

The necklace on the right features a sweet hand-painted chakra pendant by my pal Windy over at Windy Paints. This piece combines faceted Czech glass beads with clear quartz and pewter accent beads.

I’d love to hear what you think! Which of these are you most excited about entering to win? Keep an eye on my Facebook page and/or my posts here on the blog over the next week for more info on how to enter both contests… And while you’re at it, please pop over to my co-conspirators’ FB pages to show them some love, too!

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.

 

Throwback Thursday

Good morning, sunshines!

While I work on waking up and remembering how to focus my eyes properly, here’s a piece for Throwback Thursday — this is one of the first rainbow pieces that I ever made. It looks like 3 here because it was stretched to fit around the tree, but this bracelet was actually 5 rows of rainbow awesomeness! Like many of my recent TBT pieces, this one was from 2011.

I would love to hear what you think! 🙂

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