Four Relisted Tree of Life Pendants

Earlier this week, I was busy relisting my trees! So busy in fact, I forgot to post over there that they were live. D’oh! I posted on the PhoenixFire Designs Facebook Page about the update but didn’t make an entry.

garnet tree of life, red (orange) carnelian tree of life, dark (emerald) green aventurine tree, mutli watermelon tourmaline tree of life pendant

January Tree (garnet), Red (orange) Carnelian Tree of Life, Dark (Emerald) Green Aventurine Tree and Multi Watermelon Tourmaline Tree of Life Pendant.

All four are in stock, ready to ship! As always, these items, plus many more items, plus custom orders are available in the shop.

Butterfly Art

In addition to my Jewelry, I’m also crafty in general. I enjoy a wide variety of crafts and craft projects and I also engage in swaps on Craftster as a way to keep my creative skills sharp.

So I recently made some wall art for a swap which featured butterflies in a rainbow of color inside a shadowbox. I love how it came out.

I used a combination of card stock and scrapbook paper. The card stock butterflies I folded to bring their wings up, as if in flight. Some of the scrapbook ones I doubled, putting one directly on top of another to give it a 3D effect. Because of the depth of the shadowbox frame, there’s plenty of room for them to “flutter” their wings.

It’s a fun take on a traditional specimen or botanical print. No butterflies are harmed in the making of this one! 😉 I think I’ll be making some more to offer for sale in the future, so feel free to contact me if you’re interested!

Updates for PhoenixFire Designs!

As usual, I’ve been updating PhoenixFire Designs lately and I’ve added some new items and restocked some previously sold items. Here’s a look at what’s new and back in stock in the shop!


Dew Drop Necklace

Glowing blue micro-faceted Rainbow Moonstone Briolette is nestled on a verdigris patina brass leaf charm. On a sterling silver plated chain of 18 inches.

Summer Tree

This pendant is like summer in it’s fullest, more verdant abundance. The stunning rich, emerald color of dark green aventurine gemstone is set in sterling silver plated wire.

Steampunk Penny Farthing Brass Bicycle Necklace

This Steampunk necklace features a vintage inspired Penny Farthing bicycle charm in brass, accented with watch gears, roses, butterfly charm and crystal on 18″ chain.

Also, back in stock…


And, as always, custom orders welcome! All these and more available in the shop!

Trees in Progress and Finished

Thought it might be interesting to share some photos of pendants being made as well was their final images. The in-progress shots are just quick shots from my cell phone, so forgive the low quality. But, as you can see, last week, I had a whole batch of trees I was working on. These were made over two days for orders, restocks and swaps.

And here are what some of those finished pieces look like:

Here is another tree in progress with it’s finished version

As you can see, it takes a lot of tools and time to make a completed pendant! I put a lot of love and care into each of my pieces and I hope it shows when you receive it.

You can shop for these and other pendants HERE in the shop!

Steampunk Penny Farthing Necklace

This Steampunk necklace features a vintage inspired Penny Farthing bicycle charm in brass, accented with watch gears, roses, butterfly charm and crystal on 18″ chain.

This piece starts with a large, decorative Penny Farthing bicycle pendant in brass (or antique, aged gold color) measuring 3″ at it’s widest and 2.5″ at it’s tallest.

I have then embellished it with several accents including a large aqua/turquoise blue rose on the front wheel, genuine watch gears on the smaller back wheel (including a genuine, precious ruby in the clock movement), and a tiny Swarovski crystal in the gears.

There is also a butterfly charm added to the front wheel and two chains dangling from the bottom. The chains are mixed metals; one is a textured brass chain, the other, a silvery black metallic. Small, matching flowers in aqua/turquoise and orange/peach hang from the chains.

The pendant is finished with a 3-in-1 bronze chain and spring ring clasp with a total length of chain plus pendant of approximately 22″

It’s fun, whimsical and has a nice Victorian/Vintage style and feel.

Available in the shop HERE

Custom Gold and Peridot Set

I had a customer contact me in regards to a pair of 14k Gold Vermeil and Peridot Bali-inspired earrings I had made and sold. She really loved them and wanted another pair just like them. In addition, she wanted a bold, matching necklace and bracelet. We discussed her vision and I showed her my ideas and off I went!

I recently finished the set and I think it’s stunning.
custom 14k gold and peridot bracelet earrings and necklace set handmade bali inspired

custom peridot and 14k gold vermeil bracelet

bali inspired 14k gold vermeil and peridot necklace

This is a big, beautiful, set featuring very high-end materials. Vermeil is pure gold over sterling silver, making it beautiful and wearable. The peridot is all micro-faceted and in a stunning, rich, Spring green color. Together, they are just exceptional. Every piece of gold, from ball-tipped head pins, the detailed spacers, to clasps to chain is real 14k vermeil gold or better. The giant focal pendant is 23k vermeil gold!

This amazing set is an example of a luxury custom request. The buyer wanted something truly special and I was excited by the chance to create something so lovely. If you’re interested in your own custom order – be it high-end like this, or something within a budget – please don’t hesitate to contact me. I love creating unique, personalized creations!