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.


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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!

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

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!

Halloween Moon – Treasury Features!

My Under A Halloween Moon Tree of Life continues to be honored with features in amazing Autumn and Halloween Treasuries!

‘A Festive Fall Harvest ‘ by LaurenBauschOriginal


Red Orange Raku Jar…

$75.00

Hand Blown Glass Va…

$60.00

Flower PotteryTile …

$45.00

I Love You To The M…

$35.00

Barn Quilt – Outdoo…

$40.00

Copper Bowl Large w…

$98.00

Under A Halloween M…

$50.00

Large LIVE Edge Cut…

$85.00

Multicolored summer…

$12.00

Brazilian citrine d…

$109.00

Road, Country, Rura…

$22.00

Still life 9, 8&quo…

$23.00

untitled

$450.00

Tropical Breeze Cha…

$17.00

Set of 3 Autumn, Fa…

$22.25

Baby blanket, Simpl…

$30.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Halloween Theme’ by BodycareLuxuries


HALLOWEEN LARGE Gli…

$34.00

Halloween Blackbird…

$22.00

Under A Halloween M…

$50.00

Orange Halloween Pu…

$28.00

Upcycled Wool Wrea…

$30.00

Halloween Pumpkin H…

$34.00

30% OFF SALE Le Cha…

$7.00

Burke the Adorable …

$19.95

Mini Handbag Pumpki…

$27.50

60s vintage orange …

$98.00

Felt Halloween Pump…

$4.50

Flying Bat 16 inch …

$26.00

Vintage Inspired Bl…

$22.00

Halloween Yarn Wrea…

$45.00

Autumn Pumpkins – F…

$12.50

Halloween Lollipop …

$7.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘!!!TRICK or TREAT!!! all you need for a party’ by CowDogDesigns


HALLOWEEN BLOCKS fo…

$24.95

Prim Lighted HALLO…

$32.00

Halloween Candle Pr…

$35.00

Under A Halloween M…

$50.00

Primitive Halloween…

$20.00

The Great Pumpkin H…

$11.00

Personalized Hallow…

$32.00

Halloween Spider Bl…

$55.00

Halloween Garland w…

$25.00

HALLOWEEN WITCH SHO…

$6.99

Primitive Mason Jar…

$9.50

Salems Pumpkin Carv…

$22.00

Halloween Spooky Ha…

$99.00

Lion Costume – Dog …

$55.00

Halloween Character…

$15.00

Halloween cake pops

$30.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on this piece! The pendant is available HERE in the shop!

Treasury Feature – Under a Halloween Moon Tree of Life

My Under A Halloween Moon tree of life pendant was featured in a great Autumn-inspired treasury!

‘It Can’t Be Far Behind…’ by oldnnewborrowednblue

Despite the hot summer temperatures, I felt a change today: an early morning coolness, crickets, slightly shorter days. The harvest will soon be with us and with it, frosty mornings and bright colors. Life is good!


SALE–Pumpkin Apple But…

$4.50

Adult Spiced Pumpkin Fa…

$425.00

SWEET HARVEST ACORNS Ar…

$10.95

4 Pumpkin Embellishment…

$4.00

slouchy hat and infinit…

$40.00

Fall Color Hydrangea Wr…

$95.00

Yellow Harvest Moon Whi…

$19.00

Under A Halloween Moon …

$50.00

Autumn colored silk ri…

$24.99

LDphotography Harvest M…

$20.00

Harvest Moon Mixed Hand…

$30.00

Autumn Harvest 15 Stick…

$7.50

Pumpkin Harvest,adorabl…

$50.00

Pumpkin Harvest Digital…

$2.95

Oak Apple Harvest . &qu…

$5.95

Silk Floral Basket Arra…

$80.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Here in Florida, we’re still WELL in the grip of summer, but it’s nice to think about Autumn! Pendant is available in the shop HERE.

Full Moon

I relisted two of my very popular Full Moon Tree of Life pendants. Both haven’t been available in the shop for months so last night, I remedied that and made one of each!


Under A Halloween Moon – Tree of Life Pendant with Orange Pearl Coin Bead in Black Wire
Happy Halloween! This Spooky Tree of Life Pendant with bare branches in black wire under a full, orange moon. Perfect for the season but wearable all year also.

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Once In A Blue Moon – Tree of Life Pendant in Silver Wire with Aqua Blue Pearl Shell
This is a unique take on the popular Tree of Life pendants I’m famous for. There are no “leaves” in this piece. Instead, it celebrates bare branches of a tree against a night sky.

Both are available right now in the shop. But only for as long as they last! This style is very popular but it’s kinda of a pain to make so I don’t make it often. It’s normally months inbetween availability to snag it when you can if you want it!

Tunduru Sapphire Tree of Life Pendant

Stunning Tunduru (Tundra) Sapphire in a range of reds, oranges and browns make up this gorgeous Tree of Life Pendant in Sterling Silver Wire. Tunduru Sapphire (also known as “Tundra Sapphire”) is like the most perfect riot of Autumn colors.

The Tree of Life is a concept that’s been featured in myth, story and legend literally all around the world. Since ancient times, people have used variations on the theme. Connecting all things – the realms of the spirit, the physical, the Divine and the mundane – the roots of the Tree and the branches touch all things and bring them together in harmony.

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.

Tunduru Sapphire (also known as “Tundra Sapphire”) is named for the region of Tanzania where sapphire and other gems are mined. Tunduru Sapphire is actually a mix of gemstones including andalusite, hessonite, sapphire and garnets of varying colors- pyrope, almandine, spessartite, grossularite, hessonite, rhodolite. This mix gives it the amazing color range that makes it so sought-after. Tunduru Sapphire contains both precious and semi-precious stones.

The Tunduru Sapphire gems in this piece are stunning. Micro faceted and a range of rich, saturated color. Just like the most stunning Autumn trees. Because the gems were so delicately drilled, I had to use a very fine gauge wire for this tree, giving it a more wispy, airy look.

The Tunduru Sapphires are AA+ grade gems and super luxe and I was able to get a very small amount at a relatively reasonable price – just enough for this single pendant. This is a one-of-a-kind piece and I used my entire supply on this Tree so you will receive the exact pendant shown.

Available for purchase HERE.

Phoenix Fire Cluster Dangle Earrings

I’ve been wanting to make a pair of phoenix/fire color earrings for awhile. And the nice thing about making jewelry is that I also get to make custom pieces just for myself sometimes too. This was my first time making something just like this but I think it came out really lovely and I hope to be able to offer some in this style (but maybe in different color schemes as well) in my shop soon.

For now, look how pretty! Lemon quartz teardrop briolettes and micro-faceted rondelles in garnet and shaded citrine. All set in sterling.







So lovely. And I’m just so pleased with the colors and how they look worn as well. Like I said, this pair I made for myself to learn the technique and figure out the logistics but hopefully soon I can offer some my shop as well.