04 Nov 2016
in Handmade Jewelry, On the Cheap
Tags: 50% off, deal, gemstones, giveaway, grab bag, handmade, jewelry, makeup, pagan, sale, witchy
Hello, friends. Apologies, again, for being so quiet over here… It’s been a really rough year for me pain-wise, and I just haven’t been able to keep up as much as I’d like. I’m working on trying to take better care of myself so that I can regain greater health and be more on top of things, starting with shipping approximately every 7-10 days whenever possible. Delays may still happen when I am particularly unwell, but extended delays should be much more rare than in the past.
Hubby and I have birthdays coming up on the 9th and 13th, followed by the 2nd anniversary of our arrival in the Pacific Northwest and the 6th anniversary of the first seeds being planted for Baubles & Blessings. So much to celebrate! So, until 11:59 PM on the 13th, save 50% on the jewelry in my shop with the code “HAPPYBIRTHDAY”. (Items in the fundraiser category are excluded, as they are already priced to move. All funds from these items go straight to my MMJ fund.
Lastly is this amazing giveaway… One lucky winner will receive the goddess prayer beads, gemstone grab bag, and all of the makeup and beauty items shown. The contest will close for entries at 11:59 PM on November 30th.
Thanks so much for all of your support, darlings! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.
28 Jan 2016
in Art, Handmade Jewelry
Tags: agate, amethyst, auction, Beadfreaky, butterfly, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, goddess, handmade, handmade jewelry, hot pink, jewelry, lotus, lupus, purple butterfly, quartz, rose quartz, sale, spare spoon, spoonie, tree, triquetra
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. 🙂
Amethyst & Purple Butterfly Prayer Beads
Cedar Tree Prayer Beads with Mountain Jade & Czech Glass
Sweet Spring Green Lotus & Clear Quartz Prayer Beads
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.
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.
Spare Spoon Necklace with Rose Quartz & Dyed Agate
Spare Spoon Necklace with Purple Mountain Jade & Czech Glass
Simple Spare Spoon Pendants
Spare Spoon Bracelet
I’d love to hear what you think of the new goodies! Thanks so much for reading. ❤
28 Dec 2015
in Handmade Jewelry, On the Cheap
Tags: coupon code, deals, fundraiser, gemstone vial, goddess, GoFundMe, hamsa hand, handmade jewelry, pagan, pentagram, sale, special offer, spiritual, tree of life, triquetra, witchy
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.
Bronze Pentagram Earrings with Snowflake Obsidian Cabochons
Black Tourmaline & Onyx Vial with Pentagram on Maroon Organza Cord
Amber, Citrine & Sunstone Vial Pendanty with Feather Charm on Organza Cord
Bronze Pentagram Earrings with Tiger’s Eye Cabochons
Bronze Triquetra Earrings with Onyx Cabochons
Moonstone & Pearl Vial Pendant with Moon Charm on Organza Cord
Labradoirte & Moss Agate Vial Pendant with Moonstone on Black Organza Cord
Hope Necklace with Mixed Gemstone Vial & Ribbon Charm on Pink Organza Cord
Moonstone, Pearl & Quartz Vial with Pentagram on White Organza Cord
Shiny Silver Om Cutout Pendant with Howlite on White Organza Cord
Bronze Tree of Life Earrings with Howlite Cabochons
Mixed Gemstone Vial with Triquetra & Goddess Charms on Pink Organza Cord
Shiny Silver Lotus Cutout Pendant with Rhodonite on Organza Cord
Hamsa Hand Pendant with Onyx on Maroon Organza Cord
Mystic Heart Pendant with Onyx on Maroon Organza Cord
Bronze Pentagram Earrings with Unakite Cabochons
Bronze Pentagram Earrings with Red Jasper Cabochons
Bronze Triquetra Earrings with Rhodonite Cabochons
Mystic Heart Pendant with Rhodonite on Organza Cord
Moonstne, Pearl & Quartz Vial with Angel Wing on White Organza Cord
Amethyst & Garnet Vial with Goddess Charm on Black Organza Cord
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). ❤
16 Dec 2015
in General Updates, Handmade Jewelry, On the Cheap
Tags: chronic illness, chronic pain, Facebook, fundraiser, grab bags, health, jewelry, medical, personal, sale, Sjogren's, spoonie, spoonies
I apologize for being so quiet over here. I’ve been sick, dealing with a lot more pain than usual, and I just haven’t had energy to keep up with a bunch of sites. Since Facebook is where most of my customers and fans are, that tends to be where my default attention goes. (You can also join my Facebook group.) I’ll try to be better about updating here in the new year.
In the meantime, all outstanding orders have been shipped aside from two custom orders that I’ll be getting to this week. I’m working on taking care of the remaining grab bags from our GoFundMe fundraiser, which I have temporarily reopened because the usual holiday boost in sales did not happen this year. It’s the middle of December and I’ve had a little over $200 in sales this month. Ouch.
This is tough for us, because we’ve been so sick and weak that we’ve had to take cabs to doctor’s appointments, which have been plentiful as hubby and I are both working with our doctors to finally get to the bottom of our chronic health issues. I recently had positive ANA and Sjögren’s test results, so I’ll be seeing my new rheumatologist in a couple of weeks. I’m really excited to finally be working toward one or more official diagnoses and the potential for feeling better after a decade of getting progressively sicker, but also kind of terrified about what they might be and what treatment options are going to look like on top of the med cocktail I already take for PCOS and other issues.
If you’re not big on the grab bag idea, I also have a sale running at the moment. For the rest of the year, use the code “BYE2015” in my shop to save 20% on all ready to ship jewelry.
Want to show your support but can’t shop at the moment? Interacting with my Facebook posts would be super helpful in extending my reach. Word of mouth is also amazing advertising!
If you love my work but nothing in my shop at the moment is calling to you, please feel free to contact me about a custom order. I’m also happy to make payment arrangements if you’re in love with a piece that’s a bit outside of your current budget.
As always, thanks for being here, being you and being awesome! ❤
Much love and many blessings,
07 Nov 2015
in On the Cheap, The Home Project
Tags: auction, bargain, Baubles & Blessings, beaded jewelry, blessedbaubles, deal, free gift, free shipping, handmade jewelry, holiday gift ideas, sale, The "Home" Project, unique jewelry
We have not yet met the goal for our med fundraiser, so I am extending the offer through the 13th. Use the code “MEDS” to save 30% on any non-custom jewelry order in my shop. Spend $50 after the discount (not including S&H), and I will refund all US shipping charges.
I also have an auction coming up, from the 13th through the 16th. AJ’s birthday is coming up on Monday, mine is Friday, and the 15th is the one year anniversary of our arrival in Tacoma. We’re hoping that when all is said and done, we might be able to have our basic needs covered for the month and have something left over for some sort of birthday treat, like an inexpensive meal out or a visit to a movie theater. I’ll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for that.
I expect I’ll have some bargain-hunting holiday shoppers at the event. It’s a great chance to snag a deal or five while helping a hardworking disabled couple stay afloat. I generally list everything with a starting price at or below half of retail, and many pieces end up going for insanely low prices. If you enjoy my work but you’ve never participated in one of my auctions, I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you don’t have funds for this one, you’ll see how it works… And I’ll also be doing other fun stuff, like door prizes, this time around. 😀
Thanks, as always, for being here, being you and being awesome. I really appreciate you taking the time to see what I’m up to!
Much love and many blessings,
03 Nov 2015
in General Updates
Tags: cbd, chronic illness, deal, depression, free gifts, free shipping, fundraiser, grab bags, handmade, holiday gift ideas, jewelry, marijuana, MMJ, personal, sale
I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve updated here! I’ve been getting overwhelmed when trying to post an update, so I think the easiest way to get you caught up is to share a post that was published on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.
I have since gotten caught up on shipping, and I am planning to ship again at the end of next week. I also have a fairly quick turnaround time for most custom orders at the moment. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you’re interested in a custom piece as a holiday gift, to ensure that I am able to ship in time for whichever holiday(s) you may celebrate, and be sure to tell me in advance when your deadline is.
I also have a 30% off deal running through the end of the week! As many of you know, I am a medical marijuana patient. I go through about one small bottle of CBD tincture weekly. I can’t afford much, but the small amount that I take helps me function and get through most days without crazy amounts of pain. The policies of the dispensary that has delivered to me for months have changed, and I now basically have to order in bulk or pay exorbitant delivery fees for my usual small orders. So I’m looking to raise funds for three bottles, which would mean no fee.
At the same time, about half of the supplements and OTC meds that we take on a daily basis are about to run out. Neither of us will be able to function well if we run out of staples like OTC painkillers, decongestants and meds that help us avoid IBS flares.
We sincerely appreciate any and all help getting the word out about this fundraiser! I’m also running low on beading wire and may be running out temporarily, but I will do my best to get some new goodies posted while this event is happening, starting tonight. If you want to help but can’t afford to shop at the moment or nothing I have listed in the shop speaks to you, please remember that interacting with recent posts on my Facebook page helps a lot with boosting the signal. In particular, I would appreciate it so much if you’d consider liking, commenting on and/or sharing this post.
Thank you so much for your time and attention! I’m hoping to be fully back on the ball soon. 🙂