Sunday, November 30, 2008

All That Glitters Gold for Christmas Sale


Lothlorien Crystal Forest Earrings



Ive been having SOOO much fun marking things down and putting them in my HOLIDAY SALE section on Etsy. I went sort of random in my choices, but also decided to include some of my favorite Christmas colour schemes...here are some from the Glittery Gold & Sparklies colour range (aka Lothlorien Crystal Forest Collection;)





Lothlorien Crystal Forest Necklace



Fairy Lights Magic Forest Ring



Midsummer Night Fairy Arm Cuff/Bracelet


Thursday, November 27, 2008

I mentioned a sale the other day...

Now through Monday, Dec 1st, I am offering %20 off all gift certificates in my shop. A $25 gift certificate is only $20, $50 is only $40 and so on. I also have some individual items marked down in my HOLIDAY SALE section just for fun. Although the gift certificates will only be on sale for 4 days, I will keep the sale section open and add new items every so often throughout the month of December.



For more fun, three of my Etsy Teams are having sales~

KC Etsy is a diverse group of crafters from the greater Kansas City Area- find our sale items by searching kcetsysale on Etsy, or just click the logo below:



Wire Artisans Guild of Etsy is having our first ever team sale. This is shopping with an international flavor- we have members worldwide participating in this weekend sale- from Sweden to Australia, Poland to the USA, we are a diverse bunch! Search wagteamsale, or click on the avatar below for a list of participating Wire Artisan shops:




Etsy Bloggers Team (last but not at all least) is having a HUGE sale, with over 50 Etsy shops participating. Click on the logo below for a list of shops and their featured savings:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Can you kiss your elbow?


When I was a young I read a story about a girl who could kiss her elbow, and it turned out that meant she was a fairy!! Even if you cant, pretending to be a fairy is almost as fun as being one;)

I just listed my Fairy Princess Gift Set- perfect for any little girl who ever dreamed of being a fairy princess. This set includes a tiara, magic wand and an arm cuff/bracelet in your choice of colours.







Did I mention that Im excited its almost CHRISTMAS? (yes, I know a million times already). In additon to my fairy gift set, I also have bubble wands, mobile phone charms and other fun fairy accouterments available in my shop for stocking stuffers.

~COMING SOON: GIFT CERTIFICATES~


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why Yes, I'll Have a Sale

NO crazy stressed out shopperistas?
NO crazy stressed out drivers?
NO forever long lines to stand in?

WOW!
Thanksgiving weekend shopping on the internet
sounds like a magical place to be!

!!I THINK I'LL HAVE A SALE!!
(details to come...stay tuned;-)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Breath of Heaven

The Breath of Heaven ear cuff is one of my older designs, but I thought I would feature it because (in case you hadnt noticed;) I love Christmas!!


This ear cuff was originally created to bless a very special Christian wisewoman friend of mine when she became an elder. I was also inspired by a lovely Christmas song called Breath of Heaven, which speaks to me of Mary's transition from Maiden to Mother by the 'breath of heaven'

The design features a Lapis Lazuli drop. Lapis is the sapphire of biblical writings and it is said in Jewish legends that the Torah was given to Moses on tablets of this stone...it has thus come to represent the Word of God and, by association, the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).

I also included garnet to represent redemption, amethyst for the royal priesthood of the believer and a heart of rainbow moonstone to signify Light and the delight of the new covenant announced by the angels as "Peace on Earth".

Spirals were often used in ancient Celtic artwork, and represent journeys of the spirit.

This cuff is still available in my Etsy Shop, but may not be for much longer..I am almost out of the gorgeous moonstone heart beads and havent been able to find a new source for them. (If any of my beady friends know where I can find them please let me know:)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is it Christmas Yet?

Im having fun getting ready for Christmas!
Here is my first tiara for the yuletide season-
The Holly Wreath Circlet.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Over the Hills and Far Away

!!MUSIC BREAK!!
Its been far too long since I had some music on my blog...so to remedy that, here are three different songs with the same name. I was looking for something to post from You Tube when I came across the Gary Moore song Over the Hills & Far Away-a wild and wonderful celtic rocker. Then, looking at the links I realized that there were at least two other songs with the same name that I love just as much, so here they all are:



This is the Gary Moore song...the video is pure 80's, but the drumming is mesmerizing and the guitar is incredible!



One of my absolute fave Led Zeppelin songs with a nice memory attached...one night a long time ago after a Robin Trower concert, a girl friend and I were invited to a party by a beautiful TALL exotic-looking guy (I found out later he was from Turkey) that I had only just met and sort of had a bit of a crush on (guys taller than me are hard to come by, lol). Not being the sort of girl who follows guys to parties in neighborhoods she's never been to, I was a bit nervous at first. To my delight, when we got there it was actually one big jam session with a lot of really great guitar players, no orgies or scary drug dealers & the lovely Turkish lad played this song~I was definitely in love then;)



From the BBC television series Sharpe. This one is totally Ian's fault..I never would have discovered Sean Bean if it hadnt been for Ian and his Napoleonic wars fixation...but this is a great series and here is a delightful set of snapshots of the actor who is right up at the top of my "sorry honey, but I will always love a few Englishmen" list.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Moonlight Fairy Bower Collection



The fairy bower collection was one I had in my mind for a long time before I actually began to create it. I've almost finished the entire collection, so I thought it would be fun to put it all together in one post! I still want to do a "hair fancy" to go with this grouping, but everything else(including the all important MAGIC WAND;)is now for sale in my Artfire Shop.

































Friday, November 14, 2008

I DO so love Christmas


Even if its not quite thanksgiving..IM not complaining about the pretty decorations and the lovely colours and scents popping up earlier and earlier in the year-So when I was making this requested "Autumn Tapestry" ear cuff yesterday, it sort of morphed into a Christmas tapestry in my mind.

For Christmas I usually avoid the traditional red & green- I much prefer the icy blue an silver themes, or something with a deep plum and gold... but if you want to make it garnet and deep forest green and add some rich coppery tones..THEN it catches my eye. So what do YOU think..can this be a Christmas Tapestry ear cuff instead?

The Magic of Winter


I LOVE this treasury..and was delighted to find that my Ice Princess Tiara was included in it!! Thank you to my lovely soapy friends over at Heathen's Hearth for making me a part of the magic:) It is up til Sunday, so please pop in and see it up close!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oh My Fairy Stars


LOOK~ these adorable little fairies are actually carrying SEVEN POINTED fairy stars:-)! And I finally got round to making them into earrings...available in my Etsy Shop and coming soon to DaWanda and WinkElf

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Star for a Day



I had fun at a local craft show last Friday. It was at the hospital where my sister works, and one of her coworkers asked if I could "fancy up" a bubble wand for her to hang in her window. This is the result:)

We had some wonderful help attracting customers to our table...my baby niece(happiest baby I have EVER seen!) was the real "star" of the show:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Speaking of Grandmas...

...Mine is 92 today!!

!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!!


This is my Celtic Valentine 2 in 1 cuff that I dedicated to my grandma when I created it for an Etsy Challenge last year...I made my first ear cuff because my then 88 year old grandma wanted one and has always believed I could do anything- I couldn't disappoint her now could I?

Grandma is my best friend, and has always managed somehow to be very cool and yet still very grandma-ish all at the same time...she was the one I heard saying things were "groovy" when I was little, and I think she was the grooviest;-).

She 92 today and still going strong and my earcuffs have become the cornerstone of what is now a full time business for me! I wanted to take a moment here on her birthday to say:

!!THANK YOU GRANDMA! I love you:-)!!

Just for fun...here is a photo taken on her 89th birthday- no, thats not her Harley, it belongs to my brother in law..but the photo was her idea;-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Not Yer Granny's Edinburgh


Sort of a Wordless Wednesday..but My DH will tell you Im never wordless!

Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world, and I have some other lovely photos of it...quite like picture postcards actually. These however are the interesting ones!

We just survived one of the weirdest months I have ever been through..I promise to do a blog post on it once I get all caught up with things, but just to give you a preview, my wild October included Ian being stuck in Edinburgh unable to get back home due to a green card issue. That's been sorted now, he's home (YAY!!), and I can look back and happily recall the last time I got to visit Scotland. These photos were taken when I was there with Ian in 2005. You can click on the photo to go to the original Tabblo- that will allow you to read the very cool captions I wrote;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gypsy Starchild Ponders Election Day

Yes, I'm joining everyone to say
PLEASE VOTE TODAY!!!

And when the election is over,
my prayer is that no matter who wins,
we can all start working together as a country
to solve the problems that face us

In my humble opinion,the biggest problem over the past 20 years or so has not been this president or that, this congress or that...it has been the violent, vitriolic divide that has split our country in two.

So I ask everyone on both sides of this great divide:
love your brothers & sisters
in word, in deed, in prayer

Perfect Love Casts out Fear
Fear is What Divides Us.
Peace
Love
Joy Bubbles


:-)
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