Vote for PhoenixFire Designs as Best Handcrafted Jewelry in Tampa Bay!

Black Wire Wrapped Natural Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant by PhoenixFire Designs

PhoenixFire Designs was “Best Handcrafted Jewelry” runner-up last year for Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” contest. This year, you can help me take the win! And since we are celebrating our 10th anniversary on etsy this year, it would be amazing and extra special to take home the title too.

Vote PhoenixFire Designs for Best Handcrafted Jewelry in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay contest! Support our 100% local, 100% handmade from scratch tree of life pendants. Celebrating 10 years on etsy!

It’s SUPER easy to vote! Just go to HERE, enter your email address and pick PhoenixFire Designs under the Best Handcrafted Jewelry category. (Hint: we’re the first “p” in the category so you can just hit your letter “p” and we’ll come up!)

Scroll down to the bottom and click SUBMIT.

It’s that simple! One vote per email address. Now through August 16th.

PhoenixFire Designs is a 100% handmade from scratch jewelry business. I am not a reseller, I don’t have things manufactured in China and I don’t sell mass-produced junk. Every single item I sell is made by my two hands right here in my Tampa studio. Please help support my one-woman owned business and vote! Thank you for your support!

Craftster Best of 2014 Winner

{update} Hey! I’m a weiner! 😉 – TWICE!

Craftster Best of 2014 Winner
I'm a Craftster Best of 2014 Winner!

My Rainbow colored Anthropologie Necklace knockoff won in the “JEWELRY AND TRINKETS: Beads: Completed Projects” category!

Rainbow colored Anthropologie Necklace knockoff by PhoenixFire Designs - Best of Craftster 2014 Winner!

Rainbow colored Anthropologie Necklace knockoff by PhoenixFire Designs – Best of Craftster 2014 Winner!

Awesome! 😀

So I just realized, I actually won TWICE in two different categories!! My Dead Man’s Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean ALSO won in POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY: Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects category!

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest with dual skeleton key from Walt Disney World

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest with dual skeleton key from Walt Disney World

I blogged about the creation process of it HERE.

Weeeeeeeeee! Double awesome! 😀 😀

Ginger is a finalist!

So obviously, I’m most known for my jewelry. But I am an avid shutterbug in my spare time. A photo of my fluffy kitty, Ginger, was recently selected as a finalist to be used as ax example image in the sample and calibration kit sent with orders from iPrintfromHome! I’m really excited because not only is it my adorable kitty, but I’ve never had a photo of mine be recognized for anything. (Not that I’ve ever entered any photography contests but you know what I mean.)

(If you like the picture, voting is open to the public via giving a “LIKE” to the picture HERE on facebook. I’d appreciate the votes!)

What’s funny is this shot is her “helping” me take jewelry photos. I set up my studio lights and she stuck her face in them and after rubbing the bulb a bit, sat down and I caught this quick shot. Believe it or not, this is just my living room but the brightness of the lights made for the background going all blacked out. This photo isn’t even edited; it was just one of those perfect moments right out of the camera!

(Ginger was found abandoned in a canal on the side of a busy street when she was about 6 weeks old. I was originally going to foster her but wound up falling in love and she wound up joining the family. 😀 Now, she’s just over a year old and has turned into the most beautiful, long haired cat and it’s hard to imagine her very humble origins!)

I love my kitty and I always thought this was a great shot of her, so it’s even more exciting that it was selected as a finalist! I’m proud too that I’m growing as a photographer when I get a shot like this. ;D

Vote for Ginger HERE on facebook!

Celebrating 1000 Sales in my Etsy Shop

I’m so honored to report I’ve reached 1,000 sales in my etsy shop!! Thank you to everyone who’s supported me in reaching this milestone. It amazes me to see how far I’ve come in the year and a half since my surgery and the hardest experience of my life. Just goes to show that good things can happen even in the face of your greatest hardship.

Contest!
In thanks, I’m giving away an Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life pendant in your choice of wire color! This is one of my most popular pieces. It retails for $50 but one lucky winner will get it free!

Want a chance to win? Simply LIKE PhoenixFire Designs FB Page, comment and SHARE the contest image for a chance to win! I will pick a random winner on Friday, May 3rd. One entry per person please.

Discount Coupon Code!
Can’t wait? Want to buy something now? Save 10% this week only on ANY purchase in the shop with code 1000SALES.

Thank you for your continued support!

Moon Treasury

My Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Tree of Life pendant was featured in a great all-moon treasury today!

'moon love' by DawnEstelleDesigns

All things moon!

Black Silver Moon tote, eco-recycled fabric bag, metallic foil screenprint, very pretty in person, luna - alittlelark
MOON heather grey SHIRT super SOFT unisex t shirt all sizes xs-xxl - TempleofCairo
Full Moon Pendant - Full Moon Necklace - Full Moon Jewelry - Glass Photo Pendant - Gift Bag Included - BazingaJewellery
Wood Moons - porkchopshow
Isle of the Floating Moon Print - andykehoe
Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Black Wire Wrapped Opalite (Luna Lunar Night Sky Mystical) Holiday Gift Idea for Her - PhoenixFireDesigns
SURREAL ART PRINT blue moon girl dreaming dreamscape dead tree landscape grass medium wall decor 8x10 - shawnaerback
Original phases of the moon lunar eclipse space edible images hard candy lollipop - 6 pc. - MADE TO ORDER - VintageConfections
Purple moon art quilt made with hand painted fabric - FabricandStitch
Werewolf Howl at the Moon Wolf Sterling Silver Necklace FREE SHIPPING - MoreEverything
Moon from Space Round Mousepad - ImpressionsExpress
Antique map of the Moon, Antique world maps, ancient maps, jamieson plate, 24 - mapsandposters
Under The Moonlight - Elephant and mouse under a full moon - Signed Fine Art Print - blue nursery art for kids, children, sleepy time - paintedbliss
Full Moon Clock - CyberMoon
Iphone 4 and 4s case featuring the moon - Huffoto
Full Moon Fabric Wall Decal - JanetteDesign

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Check out all the items or buy the pendant here!

Featured Shop Interview

I am featured today HERE today on the Original Self Taught Artists blog!!

Featured Shop-Interview with Ms. M. Turner from PhoenixFire Designs

Original Self Taught Artists (or OSTAT) is a great team on Etsy centered around those of us who are, well, self-taught artists! 😉 It’s a very friendly team focused on helping each other and promoting fellow artists.

I was interviewed a couple weeks ago and my feature is live today on the blog. In it, I talk about my shop, my creative process, how I got started, tips for new shop owners, my hobbies and more. It’s a really great article and I hope everyone will head over and take a read.

Thanks to OSTAT for the chance to share my story and I’m honored to be featured on the blog!

Jewelry Design Star Winner!

I won the Artbeads.com Jewelry Design Star! My Halloween Moon Tree of Life Pendant was the winning design. My feature on Artbeads.com is live today.

My feature on artbeads.com for being the winning designer!

Congratulations to Miss M Turner!

Artbeads is proud to present our Jewelry Design Star, Miss M Turner! The owner of PhoenixFire Designs has turned her hobby into her job and her passion, which all started 12 years ago when she started beading. Since her first attempt at making jewelry (when she bought all of the wrong things!) to now, Miss M Turner’s craft has evolved. She enjoys working with gemstones and wire to create Tree of Life pendants, which has become the design she’s best known for. It’s still her favorite design to make. Since starting her Etsy store in 2006 and focusing on it full time, she is dedicated to ensuring that her customers walk away with a smile every time. See more beautiful jewelry from PhoenixFire Designs on Etsy. You can also catch up on what’s new on their blog and Facebook page.


The main page of artbeads.com

The winning design!! Click image to purchase.

I am so excited and honored to have won! Thank you to everyone who voted for my pendant and to my wonderful customers for your continued support!

March Tree – Aquamarine in Silver Tree of Life Pendant

My March Tree is hot right now! Featuring beautiful blue aquamarine gemstone chips (the birthstone of March), it’s the perfect item for a lady with a March birthday. It’s also a lovely gift for a Mother of a March child as well!

Beautiful, genuine gemstone blue aquamarine - the birthstone of March - brings the color of the sea to the sterling silver wire of this stunning, custom Tree of Life pendant.

Each one is hand crafted from non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire and made to order. Like a real tree, each is unique and beautiful.

Just this week, this pendant has been featured in SEVEN beautiful treasuries!

The pendant is available for purchase HERE in the shop.

Halloween Spooky Hutch Treasury Feature

My spooktastic (and adorable) Miniature Halloween Spooky Hutch has been featured in a witchy treasury of goodies.

‘Almost time to start brewing. ; }’ by KGrahamStudios


Handmade Miniature Hall…

$100.00

Pentacle Wise Witch SAP…

$23.95

Moroccan vintage potion…

$648.00

potions, 5×7 photograph

$12.00

Love Potion… Gothic V…

$35.00

Healing Elixir Potion -…

$17.50

Cauldron Above Campfire…

$120.00

Glass Flask Purple Poti…

$30.00

Medicine and Potion Bot…

$2.99

Meanie Stitch Head Poti…

$25.00

spell. potion bottle an…

$170.00

Wicked Witch POPPY poti…

$20.50

Magical Miniature Potio…

$5.00

LILY and HERMAN potion …

$20.50

Wooden custom Potion ca…

$39.95

20% OFF CLEARANCE Cryst…

$13.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Spooky Hutch available HERE for purchase!

Great Finds Feature

Well, my Under A Halloween Moon Tree of Life Pendant continues to be honored in Treasuries (14 so far as of this writing!) and today it was also selected as a “Great Find” for the theme “Awesome Autumn!”

You can vote for my tree on the left-hand side by selecting “PhoenixFire Designs” and clicking vote. The top three winners will be featured for an additional week. If you get a moment, I would appreciate your vote!

And, as always, the pendant is available for sale HERE in the shop!