Rainbow Stepping Stone Chain Mail #2

The first of this design sold, so I’ve made a second. It’s available once again in my etsy shop.

The flowing “Stepping Stone” pattern chain mail pendant in silver and rainbow colored rings hangs from a sterling silver small link necklace.

I created this handmade pendant using a mix of jump rings in both silver and rainbow colors. The rainbow cascades down and around the two center rings much like the flow of a river. Eleven different colored rings bring a full, vibrant color wheel to the piece. Starting at the top with red, orange, salmon, copper, yellow, teal, green, sky blue, purple (violet), fuchsia and pale cotton candy pink.

It’s strung on a 18″ sterling silver plated small link chain which is finished with a lobster claw clasp. Ready for immediate wear!

If you missed it the first time around, here’s another chance to snag it! Available in the shop HERE.

Treasury Feature – Spring Tree

My Spring Tree was featured in a Treasury entitled, “Natural Beauty” tonight! Lovely, eclectic collection that some how just all work together nicely.


GIDDYUP SEAHORSE Cork N…

$18.00

FENNEL Bag

$75.00

Pine Needle Dish with B…

$54.00

Spring Tree – Peridot G…

$100.00

Birch Wood Shavings Cra…

$5.00

Emiline – headband with…

$46.00

beautiful bird on a bra…

$275.00

California Olive Wood T…

$64.95

Original -Wedding Card…

$80.00

Robin Egg Soap Apotheca…

$25.00

My Vintage Bicycle Pill…

$29.99

Knit Infant Cocoon Pod …

$48.00

Custom Wedding Guest Bo…

$

Hand Stamped Family Tre…

$34.00

beach decor candle.hold…

$24.00

Personalized Family Tre…

$85.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.

Two New Chains

By popular request, I’ve recently started offering a small selection of ready-to-wear chains in my shop. I have had two silver options but I’ve just listed a copper and antique gold (bronze) option as well.

These two options are great for my brown wire and bronze wire pieces.

Hopefully, this helps when trying to find just the perfect chain to go with your new pendant! Copper available HERE and Antique Gold (Bronze) available HERE.

December Tree – Tree of Life Pendant in Natural Turquoise Gemstone and Sterling Silver Wire

Beautiful, genuine Turquoise gemstone – the birthstone of December – set in sterling silver wire creates this stunning, custom Tree of Life pendant.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Hand hammered non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire frames and encircles the pendant, and then sterling silver plated, non-tarnish wire is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree.

Turquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years. The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry and the name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

Native Americans of the Southwest also are well known for their silver and turquoise jewelry. Tribes such as Navajoes, Hopi and Zuni are most famous for their turquoise use. They started making silver and turquoise pieces started around the 1850’s and continue on through present day.

There are many imitation forms or dyed stones out there. They range from poor copies to good copies but all are much cheaper in price and quality. This is a 100% natural turquoise gemstone so buy with confidence.

Turquoise has natural variation and variety of blues and inclusions within it. It’s part of the beauty of the stone. Each pendant is fully hand crafted and thus one-of-a-kind. No two are ever alike. You will receive the exact pendant pictured.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.

Four Seasons Tree

All four seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter – are represented in this beautiful sterling silver pendant. With Peridot, Aventurine, Carnelian and Quartz gemstones as the colors of the year.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire frames and encircles the pendant, and non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire is then used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree. This Tree features four separate and unique gemstones to represent the Four Seasons.

Spring (Peridot) – Peridot is a natural, semi-precious gemstone in the most amazing green color. The birthstone of August, it has been considered sacred and a symbol of purity for thousands of years. It was considered a stone of Springtime and a gift of Mother Nature by the Ancients. It is a stone of lightness and beauty and is said to enhance wellness in the spiritually aware.

Summer (Dark Green Aventurine) – Aventurine comes in several colors. This particular color is one I just got in and it’s stunning. It has an inner sparkle to it due to the mica content in the quartz matrix. Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight and is associated with the heart chakra.

Autumn (Red Carnelian) – Red Carnelian is a natural gemstone with an interesting past. Originally it was strictly the property of the noble class and people of high social standing were often buried with this stone. Associated with the Second Chakra (the spleen), it is said to give energy, aide in the prevention of negative vibrations and calm the temper. It’s also known as an energy booster, red carnelian is said to draw energy flows to the wearer.

Winter (Clear Quartz Crystal) – Quartz crystal is a clear variety of quartz that was first found high in the frozen mountains of the Alps. Ancient people believed it was a form of ice crystals that would never melt. It is said to have cooling powers and is a romantic stone.

This Tree is a beautiful representation of the Wheel of the Year and would be a wonderful gift for anyone who is attuned to the seasons such as Wiccans, Witches, Pagans and other Earth-lovers or truly anyone who simply loves the beauty of each season.

The piece measures approximately 1.5″ in height (not including bail) and 1.5″ in width. This is only the second Four Season Tree I’ve offered so it’s making it’s repeat performance on this listing.

Pendant available HERE.

July Tree – Genuine Precious Ruby Gemstone in Sterling Silver Tree of Life Pendant

Stunning ruby micro-faceted rondelles are set in sterling silver wire to form a beautiful Tree of Life pendant. Ruby is a precious gemstone and the birthstone of July.

The Tree of Life is a concept that’s been featured in myth, story and legend literally all around the world. Since ancient times, people have used variations on the theme. Connecting all things – the realms of the spirit, the physical, the Divine and the mundane – the roots of the Tree and the branches touch all things and bring them together in harmony.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Hand hammered sterling silver plated wire frames and encircles the pendant, and then sterling silver plated, non-tarnish wire is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree.

Ruby is one of the rare, precious gemstones (along with Emerald, Diamond and Sapphire.) Ruby is known as the most powerful gem in the universe. To own a ruby is to know contentment and peace. Given as a gift, ruby is the stone of friendship and love. It’s also associated with vitality and royalty. It is the birthstone of July.

The rubies used in this piece are 100% natural gemstone, grade A+ Micro faceted rondelles. I use approximately 10 carets (!!) of the luxe, precious gem in this pendant. It’s just a breathtaking amount of ruby.

Measuring approximately 1.25″ wide by 1.5″ high (not including bail), it’s a lovely size both for everyday and special occasion wear. You will receive the exact pendant pictured. I bought enough ruby for one pendant so snag it if you love it!

Available for purchase HERE

Vacation Mode

My etsy shop is on vacation through Friday 4/22. Sadly, it’s not a real vacation – I’m not going anywhere personally! – but I didn’t want anyone to worry if they tried to visit and got an “uh-oh” page. The main site is still up and taking orders. And you can still email me at phoenixfire (AT) phoenixfiredesigns.com for custom pieces or anything you had your eye on in the shop.

Please pardon our dust. The etsy shop will be back in a few days.

Thank you for your continued support!

Seven Eggs In A Basket

Or, well, a nest really but who’s counting? Oh wait, I was that day. A friend of mine wanted a custom bird nest pendant made to represent both the kids and the daughters-in-law as well. Which made for SEVEN eggs in one little nest. I have to be honest, at first, I wasn’t sure it was possible. But I pulled it off. And it came out pretty darn cute:

She liked that the nest was a little crowded because that’s really how her Mother-in-law’s home is; full of people and love. So it worked out to be perfect for UK Mother’s day. (Which is celebrated in April rather than May here in the States.)

Where there’s an idea, there’s a will and a way. And this is just one example of how I’m happy to take an idea – like starting with this and making it a seven birthstone egg pendant with a swallow charm that was the perfect, custom gift. So let me know what I can make one-of-a-kind for you!

Peas In A Pod

Four green aventurine gemstone “peas” are nestled in a sterling silver plated “pod” making a cute little pendant!

The pendant starts with non-tarnish German sterling silver plated wire which is shaped and hand hammered to make a peapod shape. Then I wire wrap four beautiful green aventurine round gemstones to make the pea themselves. (Using non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire as well.)

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight and is a heart chakra stone. They have a lovely little bit of variety and color variation in them making them look very organic.

This would be such a cute piece for a Mom or Grandma. (Especially with Mother’s Day coming up!) It’s also a fun pendant for a gardener or farmer. I could see someone who has a backyard garden just loving something like this!

Pendant is approximately 2″ in height from bail to tip. It’s approximately 1″ at it’s widest point. Note: I can also make a version with more or less peas – email me for details and custom listing!

Available for sale HERE