New At PhoenixFire Designs

I’ve been busy making both new items, as well as new versions of previously sold items. But I’ve been lax about posting those updates here in the blog. (Though I’ve posted some on PhoenixFire Designs Facebook page. It’s a good resources to get more up-to-the-minute updates. 😉

But onto the nice, shiny pretties!



Click any image to go to it’s page for more information and purchase details. Many more items also available at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com. And, as always, I also take custom orders!

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

Whimsical Swarovski Crystal and Silver Dangle Earrings

Highly detailed Bali style sterling silver plated beads are accented with several tones of blue and grey Swarovski crystal and crystal stars that dangle from silver chain.

I started with sterling silver plated Bali beads with a decorative pattern of flower petal like swirls and grape-like dots. These handcrafted beads are purposefully oxidized to bring out the depth of the pattern.

On top is an AB Swarovski crystal in Montana Sapphire; a blue-grey hue. Underneath, is a faceted round crystal, then three lengths of dainty sterling silver plated chain. A faceted blue-grey round, a small capri blue bicone and a clear crystal star dangle from each of the three chains. The earrings are finished with sterling plated leverback hooks.

The earrings are a total length of approximately 3″ long. They shimmer and sparkle because of the natural movement of the chain and the high refraction of the crystals. The Bali beads give it a look of a prayer bead to me. It has a mystical, Eastern feel and yet is also fun and whimsical.

Available HERE in the shop!

Lariat Style Necklace featuring Bird Nest, Dainty Bird Charm and Leafy Branch

Dainty little bird charm, bird nest and leafy branch come together with chrysocolla gemstone “eggs” all set in sterling silver to make a lovely lariat style necklace.

I started with a delicate sterling silver plated link chain. I next added accents of chrysocolla gemstone which is an amazing stone of blue and green swirled together. (Each bead looks like a little mini planet Earth.) Then I added a leafy branch connector. The chain slips through the last leaf in a faux lariat style and from the chain dangles a bird nest with three additional chrysocolla “eggs.” Below the nest is a flying swallow bird charm. The whole necklace is finished with a toggle clasp.

This asymmetrical design allows you to adjust how you wear it. You can wear it shorter and closer to the neck with a long dangle of the nest, or, you can wear it longer on the neck with a shorter nest dangle. It’s very versatile and allows you to pair this piece with many different shirts and necklines as a result. The total length is 18″

It’s such a sweet little necklace and the color of the chrysocolla is so pretty. It’s just a great piece in it’s simplicity and style!

Available for purchase HERE in the shop.

Treasury Feature x2 – March Tree

My March Tree (Aquamarine Tree of Life Pendant in Sterling Silver) has been featured in TWO treasuries last night and I wanted to share.

The first is a neat idea – birthstones! Twelve items, twelve months represented.


Small dainty red ga…

$16.95

Antique Style Deco …

$38.99

March Tree – Tree o…

$45.00

big 14mm round bloo…

$6.98

Silver Hand Hammere…

$57.00

Crystal and pearl n…

$30.00

Steampunk Bracelet …

$165.00

4th of July Clearan…

$159.20

Vintage milk glass …

$59.00

Opalite and Sterlin…

$13.00

AQUAMARINE N’ S…

$165.00

Turquoise Waters

$25.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

And…also in a stunning gallery of wire work. These are great examples. In fact, the treasury name is “Wrapping Masters.” I’m flattered to be part of the collection.


Forest fairy- OOAK,…

$65.00

Dive in- OOAK Glass…

$40.00

Tree of life- OOAK,…

$50.00

Red and Black Jaspe…

$180.00

Blue Lace Agate Pen…

$95.00

SUN and MOON Face H…

$19.95

March Tree – Tree of Life

$45.00

Faceted red tiger e…

$80.00

Brown steampunk ova…

$35.00

Silver and amber br…

$30.00

Goth wire wrapped h…

$30.00

Black and aqua blue…

$40.00

Dark and Mysterious…

$16.00

Graceful Heart

$15.00

Bronze Dragon Scale…

$75.00

Tree of Life Lapis …

$33.11

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Thanks so much to both treasury creators for including my pendant!

Pendant available for purchase HERE!

Custom Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

I made this piece as a Mother’s Day gift. Her mom wears a lot of blue and brown and that’s a great color combo together so I ran with it. I used some Swarovski crystal accents, genuine Swarovski crystals in round and bicone and finished it with a Swarovski clasp. It’s pretty enough for a special occasion but can also be worn everyday to work or just out for the day.

As always, if you have an idea for a unique, truly one-of-a-kind piece, just email me! I’m happy to discuss what you have in mind and make something special just for you.

March Tree – Blue Aquamarine Tree of Life in Silver

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.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Hand hammered silver 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.

Aquamarine is a natural, semi-precious gemstone in lovely tones of delicate blue. The birthstone of March, it is said to help you be in touch with your spiritual being. Known as “Water of the Sea” because of it’s color, aquamarine been used by sailors for centuries to protect them on the water. It’s also been long used as a strong meditation aide and when worn as a necklace, it is said to calm and sooth the nerves.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.