Freshwater Pearl Tree for June Brides or June Babies

My Freshwater Pearl Tree of Life Pendant is once again back in stock in the shop. This stunning tree sold out a couple weeks ago but I’ve created another and it’s ready for shipping!

Using about 7″ of the most stunning, high-quality freshwater pearls, this tree is perfect for June Brides or June Babies. Pearl is the birthstone for June and of course, this piece would also be an amazing bridal showpiece.

Only one available, so first-come, first served on this truly lovely pendant!

Freshwater Pearl In A Row Necklace

Eight of the most stunning freshwater rice pearls are strung in a row on a delicate sterling silver plated chain to form this simple, modern necklace.

When I saw these beautiful pearls I knew I had to snag them. They are some of the absolute most beautiful pearls I’ve ever been lucky enough to work with. Very high quality and luxe.Though an undyed soft white/ivory color, the pearlescent nature of them gives them hints of blue and pink depending on how the light hits them. Just stunning

The pearls can move and rotate as strung on the silver wire allowing them to naturally shift, making for a dynamic piece when worn. Sometimes, they may all lay flat, others they may alternate. Gives the necklace a lovely, organic movement to it.

Think how amazing this would look for a bride wanting something simple, clean and modern. It would also work for a maid of honor or bridesmaid piece. And, since pearl is the birthstone of June, it would also just be a lovely piece for everyday wear as well.

The pearl length measures approximately 1.25″ long with the total length 16″ The necklace is finished with a lobster claw clasp.

Necklace available for purchase HERE.

Swarovski Crystal Baroque Pendant Dangle Necklace

Stunning Swarovski crystal baroque pendant is the focal point of this dangle necklace. Featuring clusters of AB crystal on Figaro sterling silver chain.

Swarovski is world-renowned for it’s stunning crystal. Made in Austria, it’s the best crystal in the world. I use it exclusively in this stunning piece.

I started this pendant with a 22mmx15mm Baroque Pendant in AB finish. Then I made clusters of AB xillion 4mm bicones for a total of 4″ of dangle. The clusters graduate in size from 5 at the bottom, to four, three and then two. The dangle is then attached to a 16″ Figaro chain plated in sterling silver. It’s finished with a toggle clasp accented with additional AB Swarovski crystals.

The AB Finish (“Aurora Borealis”) is amazing and gives the crystal an inner fire like no other. As the light hits the crystal you get an explosion of color across the whole rainbow spectrum. Fiery orange, blues, greens, yellows – as the light plays across the crystal, it changes with each motion and just amazing when worn.

I made this necklace with a bride’s big moment in mind. Think how amazing the AB Swarovski crystal will look around her neck as she walks down the isle. Every camera flash will make the crystal come to life.

This pendant would also be perfect for a special event or formal occasion where you want to really shine. Though simple in style, the elegance and amazing quality of the crystal make it something special.

Available for purchase HERE.

Huge PhoenixFire Designs Shop Update!

So I’ve spent the whole afternoon updating my shop! Wide variety of items in a range of prices. Here’s a peek at some of the items available. Click any image for more information about the item and how to buy it.



There’s much more at the shop so take a look. Also, any and all links, tweets, posts to facebook, etc. are greatly appreciated! We’re about eight weeks into this medical nightmare with more to go so keeping momentum and continuing to spread the word is so important.

Thanks!

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





Chalcedony Rainbow Moonstone and Apatite Briolette Drop Pendant Necklace

A huge, faceted aqua Chalcedony briolette is accented by rainbow moonstone and apatite rondelles and hangs as a teardrop pendant from a sterling silver Figaro chain.

This beautiful piece starts with a massive sea foam green Chalcedony faceted heart briolette approximately 18mm x 18mm. It’s then wire wrapped in non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire. Accents of rainbow moonstone and blue apatite faceted rondelles on sterling silver ball tipped headpins surround the center focal stone. It hangs on an 18″ sterling silver plated Figaro link chain and is finished with a lobster claw clasp.

This is a gorgeous piece. Very feminine and just lovely. In fact, I ordered an extra of these beautiful Chalcedony briolettes for myself! The color is so soothing and the moonstone and apatite just harmonize so well together. It’s just a lovely pendant.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.

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.