Bird Nest Pendant in Champagne Glass Pearl with Pearl Dangle Accent on a Silver Figaro Chain

Adding new items to the shop to help pay for my medical bills. Here’s one of the newest creations!

A little spin on my typical bird nest pendants, this one features a four egg nest in champagne colored glass pearls but also has a dangle accent of additional pearls. It’s set on an 18.5″ Figaro chain.

I started with a simple bird nest. Non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire makes up the nest and nestled inside are four glass pearls in a champagne (taupe) color. Dangling on one side of the nest are two chains accented with more matching glass pearls in two sizes. The dangles hang asymmetrically off the one side for a neat accent.

The pendant is set on a sterling silver plated Figaro chain measuring approximately 18.5″ long. It’s finished with a lobster claw clasp. The bird nest and dangle measure approximately 3″ long.

This piece could easily be a bridal jewelry item with it’s pretty champagne tones. It would look lovely with a wedding dress and could symbolize the start of a new life together. Pearl is also the birthstone of June so it might make a nice gift for someone who’s a June baby. And, bird nests also make lovely gifts for Mothers and Grandmothers as well. Or, maybe you just like it and that’s perfectly fine too!

Available for purchase in my shop HERE.

Medical Issues and A Call For Help

Well, it’s been over a week since my last entry here and what a hectic, frightening and difficult week it’s been. Sunday, May 29th, I was in the ER after two days of unbearable abdominal pain. I was admitted that night. Many tests later, it turns out my uterus is just full of tumors. More specifically, fibroid tumors and cysts. My uterus is the size of a woman 4 months pregnant. But of course, I’m not pregnant. There are multiple tumors which are softball sized and several which are baseball sized and cysts so large they can’t visualize my ovary for the mass in the way. All told, I have about a basketball size worth of masses in my uterus.

I’ve spent the week back-and-forth at the doctor having tests and preparing for an emergency hysterectomy. (I’m 34.) However, this week, the doctor determined that the tumors were larger then originally believed when I was in the hospital and now I’m too high risk of surgery. Anything over 250grams is considered high risk. He estimates I have at least 1,200grams of tumors. As a result, I now have to undergo a temporary, induced, medical menopause for two months. The tumors are fed by estrogen, so by artificially putting me in menopause, we slash the estrogen production in my body and hopefully, starve the tumors. I will still need a hysterectomy but we need to do this step first just so the surgery won’t be life-threatening.

I have, in addition to my shop of course, a part-time day job. The day job, however, does NOT give me any benefits and I do NOT have insurance. I’ve paid $415 out of pocket so far in the tests just to the doctor’s office and the fee just to pay my doctor will be $2,000. (Not including the hospital stay or the anesthesiologist.) In addition, I’m already out about seven days of work unpaid and when I have the surgery, I will be out a month unpaid.

I really need to spread the word as much as possible to help raise the money for the surgery (I need a minimum of $800 down just to schedule it) and to off-set the loss of wages through this period. I’ve already tried and been turned down for every medical assistance program you can think of because Florida really has crap for help. I work and I pay taxes but I fall in the cracks of the very narrow eligibility window this state offers. You can keep up with my treatments, fears and progress on my person blog under the hysterectomy tag as well.

ANYONE who can help me raise funds, I can’t tell you enough how much your help means. Also, anyone who helps me keep my sales up on my shop which will help offset my lost income would also be a huge aid. If you can just pass along my link even – in blogs, in twitter, on facebook – just getting the word out and bringing attention to the shop helps so much.

I’m doing everything I can to get through this impossibly scary period right now but I can’t do it alone. Your support is so appreciated right now.

Hysterectomy Fund





Custom Bird Nest Pendant

My Custom Birdnest Pendants are a really simple and lovely way to celebrate family and friends. By selecting 2-4 birthstones, I can make a piece that’s special and meaningful just to you.

Here’s a recent example I made for a customer:

This one features May (dark green for emerald), July (bright red for ruby) and August (the spring green for peridot). This was a Mother’s day gift and her Mom just loved it. Each piece is unique and completely personalized. It’s made with non-tarnish silver plated wire and glass pearls. (Glass pearls are a nice option too for those who are vegetarian and/or vegan since they’re man-made and thus, cruelty-free.) They’re great gifts for Moms, Grandmothers, family (siblings, cousins, etc.), or even just friends. Maybe you just want one made in color(s) you like!

Want a cute bird nest pendant made unique just for you? Available for order HERE in the store!

Bubblicious

So, for the second day in a row, my Bubble Tree has been featured in a bubble-themed treasury!


Bubbly Bubble Fairy Per…

$10.00

Brazilian Bubble Silver…

$13.50

Magic Bubble Tree Joy B…

$10.00

Brooke Gothic Couture P…

$15.99

Pink Bubbles Faerie Art…

$64.97

Leaning House of Bubble…

$65.00

Bubble Tree 2 – Brown a…

$40.00

Stained Glass Transom -…

$365.00

SALE Vintage Fairy Bubb…

$8.50

b is for bubbles

$18.00

RUBY RED AND BRONZE FLO…

$45.00

Bubble Vase

$35.00

Rub-a-Dub a dragon in a…

$20.00

Bubbles Flower Pot (Sma…

$18.00

Bath Time – Little Girl…

$12.00

Vintage SHEET MUSIC – I…

$3.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Pendant is still available for purchase HERE.

Bubble Treasury

My Bubble Tree was featured in a fun, bubble-themed treasury today!


Medium Sterling bubble …

$138.00

Silver Bubbles Ring

$64.00

Bubbles necklace with e…

$250.00

Hand-Printed Crib Sheet…

$35.00

French Bulldog Bubble B…

$18.00

Handmade Earrings, Clea…

$24.00

Summer Fun Bub…

$100.00

Dancing Bubbles Pearl B…

$58.00

Double Bubble 75th Anni…

$20.00

wasp and bubbles tee, A…

$26.00

Teardrop Cluster Silver…

$19.00

BUBBLE PARTY 5×7 Archiv…

$8.00

Laundry with Bubbles Vi…

$15.00

Basic bubble ring – 14k…

$30.00

PATTERN – Bubble Bath M…

$4.00

Bubble Tree 2 – Brown a…

$40.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Featured pendant is available for purchase HERE.