This Week at PhoenixFire Designs

Some updates, some new additions and some restocks!

I have some new pieces that need to be photographed and listed such as a blue lapis tree, a dark green aventurine in brown wire tree and some new peacock feather pendants! Look for those in the next few days.

Also! I’m running a very special, very limited time discount. I don’t do that often! Save 10% off your entire order with code FBFANS10 – but hurry, this weekend only! All these and more available in the shop!

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Apple Tree

My popular Apple Tree had previously sold out but another has been created and is now available again in the shop!

This lovely piece features genuine peridot leaves (the birthstone of August) and is accented with ruby red jade apples nestled in the branches. Finished in non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire, this fun tree is a playful take on my normal tree of life pendants! A great gift for a teacher too.

Apple Tree - Tree of Life Pendant Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver

Available while it lasts HERE in the shop! Only one in stock.

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!

Almost 400!

I’m only 11 sales shy of reaching 400 sales in my etsy shop! I would love to reach this milestone, so I would appreciate help in spreading the word. Perhaps you can share my shop link on facebook, or tweet it or pin a favorite item or two?

More items available in the shop. And, as always, custom orders are gladly accepted as well! Thank you for your support.

Peacock Feather Inspiration Wire Wrapped Pendant

I normally do wire wrapping (especially my tree of life pendants) but I had a customer ask if I could make a pendant that was like a peacock feather but in the same style as my trees. I really wasn’t sure how that was going to work but I gave it a go and here’s what I came up with.

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I used 26 gauge non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire and tiny, Japanese seed beads in several colors. I tried to get the general color pattern of a peacock feather but of course, it’s a little abstract. I know if it were actual seed bead work, it could be almost photo-realistic, but this is supposed to be more wire style.

I think it came out pretty good. It was a lot of work and lots of little fiddly bits due to managing all the seed beads at the same time. But I’d love some thoughts on it too since it’s something different for me. Feedback, suggestions, etc. appreciated!!

Purple Agate Geode Slice Tree of Life Pendant Fluorite Gemstone Sterling Silver Wire

It’s been over a year since I’ve offered one of my award-winning agate slice trees but I’m happy to report, I have one up on the shop right now!

A stunning amethyst purple agate geode slice is the base for this wire wrapped tree of life pendant featuring green and purple fluorite in sterling silver wire.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. This is an even more complex piece from my normal ones as I built a tree “growing” up an agate slice base. Non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire frames and encircles the slice and is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree.

The leaves are in the complimentary gemstone, fluorite. Formerly called fluorspar, fluorite has a wide range of colors and is a beautiful stone because often more than one color occurs in a single piece. I’ve selected a purposefully staggered color of stones ranging from the palest green to the deepest amethyst purple to give the piece vibrancy and beautiful spread of color.

This pendant is approximately 2.5″ H x 1.75″ W not including bail. This is a bold, statement piece. Keep in mind that this is a natural stone and is not a perfect oval. Part of the charm of this piece is that it is truly one-of-a-kind by Nature.

I’ve offered a handful of agate slice trees in the past but it’s been about a year since one was available. They are labor-intensive to make and thus a rare item on the shop. If you like it, please do not wait as duplicates are not possible due to the unique nature of the materials used. This piece is literally unique and absolutely one-of-a-kind and of course you will receive the exact pendant shown.

With the colors and tones used (the deep purples very much like amethyst) it would also be a great gift for someone born in February. Amethyst is the birthstone of February and this definitely has that kind of colorway and feel to it!

Available for purchase HERE. While it lasts!

Apple Tree

After a long time gone from the shop, I’m please to say my Apple Tree has returned!

No forbidden fruit here! This adorable Apple Tree Pendant features genuine Peridot Gemstone leaves with faceted Ruby round apples set in brown wire.

Apple trees always remind me of Autumn as a child growing up in rural, Western Pennsylvania. My uncle had a farm and an apple orchard. Each year, my Mom would climb the trees and toss apples down to me to gather in laundry baskets (which always did double duty during harvest season!) Nothing was every better than an apple fresh from the tree on a crisp, fall day!

Pendant available HERE in my shop.

Recent Shop Updates

I’ve added a few things in the past week or so to the shop and thought I’d just do a small post showing off the newer pieces.

As always, I appreciate any links, or tweets or wall posts, etc. of my shop and/or items. In other words, if you want to share anything, THANKS! 🙂

Click any image to go to the listing for more information and how to purchase!

All items available in the shop along with many others. And, as always, custom orders gladly accepted!

Treasury Feature – Peridot Tree of Life

My Peridot Tree of Life pendant in brown wire has been featured in not one, but TWO beautiful treasuries!

‘Trees of Ages’ by beauty4600

Tree of Life Pendan…


48in x 30in Commiss…


Family Tree – Gift …


Enchanted Arbor — …


Whimsical GreenTree…


Bonsai 4 – exotic s…


Green Tree of Life …


Welcome Change (rus…


Leather Bracelet Cu…


Wool Armwarmers wit…


Simple Tree Art Pen…


Knowledge – Tree Pe…


Green Celtic Eterna…


Large Green Abstrac…


Wire Tree Of Life S…


Winter Tree Ceramic…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Symmetry’ by Lorilan

CLEARANCE – Symmetr…


Chi-light Extra Lar…


Tiffany Style Three…


Small Tandem Bicycl…


Architecture Letter…


Victorian Pointed A…


Tree of Life Pendan…


Pair Of Jadeite Egg…


1960s Vintage Wayfa…


Three Arm Ornament …


Jane Austen – Mr Da…


Three Stone Jade Pe…


Three Vintage Croqu…


Orbital drop neckla…


Son and Daughter Ne…


Ripples in the sand…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Pendant available for purchase HERE in the shop!

Peridot In a Row Necklace

Seven beautiful, micro-faceted peridot gemstone rondelles are strung in a row on a delicate sterling silver plated chain to form this simple, modern necklace.

Peridot is a natural, semi-precious gemstone in the most amazing green color. The birthstone of August, it has been considered sacred and a symbol of purity for thousands of years. It was considered a stone of Springtime and a gift of Mother Nature by the Ancients. It is a stone of lightness and beauty and is said to enhance wellness in the spiritually aware. Peridot, while possessing a uniquely vivid tone of green has some natural variation in it.

This lovely necklace is simple but elegant. The peridot cluster is approximately 1″ long and the total length of the necklace is 16″. It’s finished with a lobster claw clasp.

Necklace available for purchase HERE.