Vendor Show Checklist

What to bring for your first vendor show? What do you need when you’re doing a show, farmer’s market, or craft fair? There’s so much to remember, it can be hard to keep track of everything you need. Whether this is your first show or you’re a seasoned vendor, this guide is to help give you ideas of what to bring for a successful show.

Bare Minimum
tent (you know how much I love mine!)
weights
folding tables
tablecloths
displays
signage/banners
folding chairs (or taller director’s chair so you aren’t hidden behind your display!)
business cards (I use GotPrint.com)
credit card processing (get a free square reader with the first $1,000 processing fees free of charge!)
small bills for change (cash sales)
tarps (for bad weather/cover your tables)
shopping bags for sold items
product!

Personal Comfort:
drinks
snacks
cooler (I bought mine at costco but I LOVE it and it folds FLAT for storage!)
battery operated fan (and batteries!)
cooling towels /sweater (depending on temp)
anti fatigue mat to stand on (not mandatory but nice to have)
advil/tylenol/immodium/allergy meds
first aid kit (you should have this in your car at all times anyway!)
sunscreen

Backup Essentials:
tape
duct tape
scissors
rope/cording
paper towels
pens
paper
napkins/tp (don’t knock it! I’ve been at a show that ran out of tp in a porta potty before and I was glad I had my own!)
portable cell charger/battery backup
outdoor extension cord (I always have one just in case)
extension splitter (to plug more than one item into)
wet wipes (often no running water at outdoor events)
tool kit (screwdriver, pliers – little things in case of break or repair! You should keep this in your car anyway!)
extra price labels
safety pins (I like the larger size)
clamps (Clip down a blowing tablecloth, or clip two things together; I’ve needed this more times than I can count!)
bungee cords (again in a variety of sizes and SO useful!)

Other Good Ideas:
small mirror (if anything that needs trying on)
individually wrapped mints/candy (for customers – I find it helps draw people in. Nothing that melts outside!)
bed risers to lift tables (can be helpful to make tables higher so people don’t have to bend down)
rug for booth (totally optional)
decor/decoration/ways of making booth more appealing/pretty
storage totes (locking) to carry your supplies
dolly or flat rolling cart (I have this one since it folds flat) or utility wagon for transporting items from car to booth.
solar lantern (in case it rains and you need light or if setup/breakdown is in the dark)
waterproof led rope light (I string these along my tent frame to illuminate inside in case of rain or dark)

Also check out part 1 of new vendor guides: So You Want To Vend at Craft Shows? (Part One: Basic Supplies – Tent) which discusses how to select a tent, what to look for, how to use tent weights effectively and suggestions of items I like and use.

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Tree of Life Suncatchers

Silver anodized aluminum wire wrapped tree of life 8" suncatcher with rainbow glass fire cracked beads, perfect garden art, or handmade wall art for your home. By PhoenixFire Designs.

After years of customer inquiries, we finally have made some brand new, extra large tree of life SUNCATCHERS! These amazing, wire wrapped trees are handmade, just like their smaller pendant cousins, but in a massive 8″, 10″, and 12″ scale!

Silver anodized aluminum wire wrapped tree of life 8" suncatcher with rainbow glass fire cracked beads, perfect garden art, or handmade wall art for your home. By PhoenixFire Designs.

Silver anodized aluminum wire wrapped tree of life 8″ suncatcher with rainbow glass fire cracked beads, perfect garden art, or handmade wall art for your home. By PhoenixFire Designs.

Tree of Life Suncatchers look amazing in a sunny window in your home, or a beautiful and unique accent to your backyard garden. Need unique accent for your rustic wedding, or inspiration for a woodland wedding? Or maybe you just need a perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. Well, look no further!

Read about the process that went into developing from scratch an entirely new technique to scale up for these large tree suncatchers on our sister blog, here:

ve been making small, necklace sized tree of life pendants for over 10 years now and in fact, I’ve become quite well known for them! But I’ve had people inquiring about larger, decor versions of them for a long time; a suncatcher for your sunny window, or to hang as garden art in your backyard.

Well, I’m happy to announce I’ve finally done just that!
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…or jump straight to the Suncatchers and Garden Art category on PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop to snag your very own, one of a kind garden art!

Let us know what you think! Since this is a new product, we’d love your feedback and your ideas of how you’d like us to expand this concept.

Gift Ideas for Someone Special

Rose Gold Rainbow Moonstone Necklace Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Wire Wrapped Jewelry by PhoenixFire Designs

It’s always hard to find the perfect Christmas gift. Every year, each holiday season, people struggle to find gifts for all the people on their gift lists. (Also check out our Gift Guide for some of the hard to shop for people such as teachers, coworkers, and more here for more suggestions and ideas!)

The hardest though can definitely be the people most important to us; our loved ones such as wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters and family.

You always want to go the extra distance and get something extra special for the people you love the most and finding something they truly love and can enjoy can be difficult. Well, don’t worry! Because PhoenixFire Designs is here to help!

For more than ten years, we’ve offered amazing quality, luxury and beauty with our line of 100% handmade, artisan jewelry. Each piece is made by hand, from scratch by me personally. This ensures not only that each piece will be unique, but that there’s real love and a decade of skill in each pendant. I’ve worked hard to hone and refine my techniques to provide you with lasting jewelry of superior beauty.

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What do I get my wife for Christmas? / What do I buy my girlfriend for Christmas?

I have a whole line of high-end, luxury, designer gifts in my shop that are perfect for the extra special people in your life like your wife, girlfriend, significant other, mother, partner, daughter, sister or someone who loves unique artisan jewelry. Made from the most premium precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones, these are the creme de la creme of beautiful gifts.

Tanzanite is uniquely gorgeous gemstone, with a striking blue-violet color. It’s a popular gemstone for it’s rare beauty and it’s the kind of gemstone you can give as a gift for someone who understands quality and is looking for something special and unique.


14k gf Yellow Gold Tanzanite Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

Chrome Diopside is an even more exclusively rare gemstone. It’s not something a lot of people know about and few own. Because it’s found only in remote Siberia, Russia, it can only be mined a handful of months each year when the ground unfreezes long enough to access it. It’s the most stunning emerald green color. All natural and not color enhanced in anyway, this amazing green gemstone is unlike anything else in the world.


14k gf Yellow Gold Chrome Diopside Tree of Life Pendant Necklace


These striking Full Moon tree of life pendants feature massive 16mm natural, blue flash rainbow moonstone coin beads I have custom cut just for my PhoenixFire Designs shop. Each is handmade to order in either a striking black wire, or an eco-friendly, recycled Argentium sterling silver that is nickel-free and slow to tarnish with all the beauty of traditional sterling.

Eco Friendly, recycled Argentium Sterling Silver or Black Wire Wrapped Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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What to buy a trendsetter gift for Christmas? / What’s a unique, luxury gift for Christmas? / Designer gifts for Christmas?

Rose gold is an amazingly hot trend right now. All the fashionistas are wearing rose gold. Rose gold is what you get for someone who loves fashion and style. And my breathtaking natural rainbow moonstone tree of life pendant in 14k gf rose gold wire is the perfect culmination of both classic style and modern trends.


14k gf Rose Gold Rainbow Moonstone Tree of Life Pendant Necklace


Ombre or a color gradation from light to dark (or dark to light) has been a popular on-trend look in fashion for several years now. You can also get this effect with gemstones such as my 14k gf yellow gold Ruby tree of life pendant. With shaded ruby ranging from a pink sapphire through to the deepest crimson red, this tree spans the stunning range of precious ruby gems.


14k gf Yellow Gold Ombre Shaded Ruby Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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What to buy for someone who likes dainty or simple jewelry? / Dainty Jewelry gift ideas? / Simple, elegant jewelry gift ideas?

Some people prefer smaller, dainty jewelry. Understated jewelry, simple elegant necklaces, everyday jewelry, or classic, timeless style jewelry. My miniature freshwater pearl tree of life pendant is the perfect example of that. Timeless classic pearls in a small, dainty, elegant 14k gf yellow gold setting.

Miniature 14k gf Yellow Gold Freshwater Pearl Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

Or maybe you want a gift idea under $30 but still want something of quality. Perhaps you just want to find a pair of really lovely earrings. These blue sapphire earrings are in .925 sterling silver with Shepherd’s Hook wires accented with a silver ball and are just simple enough to convey elegance and beauty but classic and timeless enough to wear everyday, from day to night.

Sterling Silver Blue Sapphire Simple Stacked Gemstone Earrings

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This is just the tiniest sampling of handmade jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry, tree of life pendants, full moon trees, glow in the dark jewelry, 14k gf pendants, gemstone earrings and more found in the PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop! Please feel free to browse our catalog or contact us to get something custom made to order!

Holiday Gift Guide

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There’s a lot of pressure this time of year to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from your friends, family, coworkers – the list can be overwhelming! So I’ve put together this guide to help offer up some handmade suggestions for all the holiday gift ideas you’ll need for a successful holiday season!

Remember to think outside the big box and shop small! Not only will you get more unique items, and one-of-a-kind gifts, but you’ll be supporting individuals rather than larger corporations.

Today I’ve gathered up a range of Christmas gift selections for you to help give you ideas for all your handmade holiday gift giving this season! Click any link for more information or browse the entire PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop for many more ideas and options! And, as always, feel free to contact us for something custom made, personalized or one of a kind made just for you!

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What do I buy my kid’s teacher for Christmas?

Not everyone will look for teacher’s gifts but for those who are looking might enjoy a play on the traditional “apple for teacher” idea! Why give your child’s teacher a single apple when a whole apple tree is a much more whimsical and fun take on the idea. This fruit tree also serves a sweet representation of planting the seed of knowledge and watching it bloom.


Apple Tree of Life Pendant with Peridot Leaves and Ruby Red Jade Apples

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What do I buy for a knitter? / What’s a good gift for a crafter? / What is a good rustic, handmade Christmas gift idea?

Handmade yarn ball ornament. These are perfect for knitters or fiber lovers! They’re also a fun way to celebrate handmade and have a rustic, country Christmas style for your tree.


Yarn Ball Ornament, Christmas Tree Decoration for Knitters

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What do I buy my Mom? / What’s a good gift for a new Mom? / Christmas gift ideas for Moms?

When it comes to getting a gift for Mom, why not celebrate her and her family? By getting her something unique, customized and personalized with birthstones of her children, it becomes extra personal and special. Or, if she’s a new mom, why not get her something sweet to announce the new addition to the family?

Nowadays, many new moms are often given what’s known as “push gifts” or “push presents” as a way to celebrate the birth of the new baby; marking the momentous occasion of the birth with a gift to celebrate nine long months waiting for the new arrival!

For the Mom who prefers a more dainty, understated necklace, this unbroken circle or eternity pendant personalized with family birthstones makes a wonderful and sublte way to celebrate family.

Dainty Circle Family Birthstone Necklace

For the first time Mom or new Mom, why not a sweet bird nest pendant, announcing It’s a Girl! or It’s a Boy! with a little pink or blue egg nestled in the wire wrapped bird’s nest?

It’s a Girl Bird Nest Necklace


It’s a Boy Bird Nest Pendant Necklace

For the mom with a larger family, how about a Family Tree? Handmade from scratch and customized with your choice of branches and birthstones, each tree is a unique representation of your family! You can even have a multigenerational family tree including grandparents, parents, and grandchildren all together in one beautiful and deeply meaningful pendant.


Birthstone Family Tree of Life

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What do I buy for a friend or coworker as a stocking stuffer? / What do I buy someone who loves Christmas? / What’s a fun and lighthearted gift?

What about something fun and seasonal like a pair of miniature Christmas tree earrings? They’re dainty enough to be easily wearable and yet colorful and vibrant and will bring seasonal festive fun to your everyday wardrobe! They’re also a great gift under $25!


Czech Glass and Swarovski Crystal Miniature Christmas Tree Earrings

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What do I get for my Yoga Teacher? / What do I get for my Massage Therapist? / What’s a good gift idea for my Yoga instructor?

It’s important to really find something unique and special for yoga instructors, your masseuse, lightworkers, healers or the ladies in your wellness center or spa. More so than most, a big-box, mass produced item just isn’t going to cut it. These women have a different mindset and greater appreciation of the artistic.

Perhaps something celebrating chakra or the spirituality of a rainbow of colors – each with a deep, whole body meaning.

Chakra Rainbow Gemstone Full Moon Tree of Life

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What do I get for the hard to shop for person? / What’s a unique Christmas gift idea? / What do I get someone who loves space, astrology, astronomy or celestial images?

There’s often that one person on your list who’s very hard to shop for! The person who defies conventional gift ideas, or who has broad, unique and diverse interests that are hard to pin down to a single gift. In those instances, I say you think outside the box. Opt for something really unique and special; something no one else is going to have; something that will draw attention, attract a sense of wonder, and provide a sense of awe.

Might I suggest my glow in the dark full moon tree of life necklace? It’s just unique enough to be special and yet be the perfect gift for so many people on your holiday shopping list.

Glow in the Dark Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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What do I get for someone who loves steampunk? / What to buy someone who loves peacocks or peacock feathers?

How about a hand trimmed, natural peacock feather inside a copper glass vial? It’s a striking piece and every one is unique. They are real attention getters and a great gift under $50!


Steampunk inspired Peacock Feather Copper Vial Locket Necklace

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What do I get someone who loves owls?

I have the perfect suggestion: a full moon tree of life pendant with a copper owl nestled in the branches! It’s available in multiple wire color combinations too! Would also be a wonderful gift for a Harry Potter fan – I know I love the owls including Hedwig! – and an owl full moon tree makes a magical gift.

Opalite Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life with Copper Owl

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What do I get for someone who loves wolves? / What’s a good wolf Christmas gift?

Wolves are always a popular motif and there’s any number of unique wolf gift ideas out there. But what about something truly different? I have a handmade, glow in the dark full moon tree with howling wolf charm pendant which combines a love of the night sky, the full moon and the beauty and majesty of a lone wolf singing out into the night.


Howling Wolf Glow in the Dark Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Necklace

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I need a Christmas Gift Set / What’s a good jewelry set for Christmas? / Easy, ready to give gift set for Christmas?

Sometimes, it’s just easier if a gift is already nicely put together into a gift set. Especially a coordinating jewelry set where you know all the pieces match. A pendant, a necklace and matching earrings – all in one, all ready to give. Even gift wrapped if you prefer! I have a few gift sets all combined together into one easy to purchase listing. These bonus gift sets also are a great value, giving you not only a gift wrapped and ready to give set, but an instant 10% savings vs buying separately!

My number one best-selling opalite moonstone full moon tree is available in this instant savings gift set, complete with necklace and earrings with optional faux bois woodgrain gift wrap for easy gift giving.


Holiday Gift Set, Opalite Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life pendant, matching chain, and coordinating earrings

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Check out the PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop for many more ideas and options! And, as always, feel free to contact us for something custom made, personalized or one of a kind made just for you!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Do you realize that Mother’s Day is less than a month away? So what do you get for Mom? What are good gift ideas for Mother’s Day? Today, we’re going to look at some handmade gift ideas for her to help you find the perfect gift for mom!

First off, think of something unique and handmade. Moms love custom birthstone jewelry for example. And my Custom Birthstone Bird Nest Pendant makes a sweet way for a Momma Bird to carry around the birthstone colors of her baby birds! 😀

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Or, if you have a bigger family or are looking to celebrate an entire family, why not look to my Family Tree of Life pendant? Made from up to 12 personalized gemstone birthstones, arranged in the order of your choosing. This wearable artisan pendant is the perfect way to celebrate family.

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If you don’t want something with birthstones, there are a lot of beautiful, elegant and luxurious= options to really show Mom just how special she is! Treat Mom to something extra special. Diamond jewelry for Mother’s Day is perfectly appropriate for example! 😀

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So when you’re trying to find the perfect gift for Mom, want to give mom something OOAK and special, need to give her something truly meaningful, and want the uniqueness of a handmade piece of custom jewelry, come to PhoenixFire Designs and shop our gorgeous collection of handcrafted artisan jewelry. Don’t see what you want? No problem! We’re always happy to customize, personalize or work with you to make the perfect, one of a kind gift!

Give her something meaningful and thoughtful that she can cherish. PhoenixFire Designs has offered quality, beauty and luxury on etsy since 2006! Shop with confidence.

What’s New from PhoenixFire Designs

I’m hard at work stocking up for the upcoming holiday season as well as getting some new and relisted tree of life pendants in the PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop! Here’s a peek!

This handcrafted, wire wrapped tree of life pendant features a labradorite full moon. Labradorite (also known as Larvikite) has the most amazing blue flash and inner blue fire to it as the light hits it. It often looks like merely a grey stone but then as the light hits it, the chatoyancy within gives it an inner glow ranging from blue, to green to a yellowish flash. It’s a really stunning stone.

Handcrafted, wire wrapped blue flash labradorite blue moon full moon tree of life pendant by PhoenixFire Designs.

Handcrafted, wire wrapped blue flash labradorite blue moon full moon tree of life pendant by PhoenixFire Designs.

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This beautiful celestial moon and stars tree of life is hand wire wrapped in silver plated gunmetal wire and features a crescent moon and hematite stars. This is perfect for lovers of the night sky! Each black lip shell moon is hand cut and has a unique color and iridescence to it.

Wire wrapped in silver plated gunmetal wire, this celestial tree of life features an iridescent black lip shell crescent moon and hematite stars by PhoenixFire Designs on etsy.

Wire wrapped in silver plated gunmetal wire, this celestial tree of life features an iridescent black lip shell crescent moon and hematite stars by PhoenixFire Designs on etsy.

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Halloween Sun and Moon black wire wrapped tree of life pendant. The “sun” in this piece is a type of natural opal. Though known as “brown opal” it comes in a variety of oranges, reds and brown tones. This gemstone is a rich, warm, semi-opaque orange and reminds me of the colors of Harvest and Autumn. The “moon” is a beautiful natural rainbow moonstone with a gorgeous little blue flash (or blue fire) as the light strikes it. Though hard to see in the photos, it will show up better in person.

Large, orange opal sun and small rainbow moonstone moon rest together in this black wire wrapped tree of life pendant by PhoenixFire Designs.

Large, orange opal sun and small rainbow moonstone moon rest together in this black wire wrapped tree of life pendant by PhoenixFire Designs.

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And finally, I’ve gotten some new photos of my #1 best selling and #1 most wished for item in my shop: Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant. Shown here wire wrapped in black wire, it’s also available in silver wire, brown wire, copper wire or gunmetal wire. This beautiful tree was inspired by a full moon peeking out from behind the bare branches of a tree at night.

Handcrafted black wire wrapped opalite rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life pendant - the best seller by PhoenixFire Designs on etsy.

Handcrafted black wire wrapped opalite rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life pendant – the best seller by PhoenixFire Designs on etsy.

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As always, these and many, many more are available in the PhoenixFire Designs etsy store. We also gladly take custom orders! Since everything is made by hand from scratch anyway, it’s never a problem to customize or personalize something just for you!

Handmade Halloween Jewelry & Accessories

Whether you call it Halloween, Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, Harvest or just Autumn, I LOVE this time of year! So it’s no wonder that I tend to make a lot of Halloween inspired jewelry in my PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop!

The most classically Halloween of these items is my spooky Halloween Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant. Handmade and wire wrapped in black wire with an orange harvest moon peeking out from behind the bare branches, this one just screams Halloween!

Spooky Halloween Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant with orange harvest moon wire wrapped in black wire by PhoenixFire Designs.

Spooky Halloween Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant with orange harvest moon wire wrapped in black wire by PhoenixFire Designs.

The single most popular item in my PhoenixFire Designs shop by far, is the #1 best selling and #1 most wished for Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant.

Though it is available in four wire colors (including silver, gunmetal, brown and black) the black wire wrapped version is the most popular. What I like about this piece is that it’s wonderfully suitable for Halloween and more gothic styles but it’s also striking and lovely enough to be worn all year long!

Black wire wrapped opalite rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life pendant has a spooky Halloween look but can be worn all year long! By PhoenixFire Designs

Black wire wrapped opalite rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life pendant has a spooky Halloween look but can be worn all year long! By PhoenixFire Designs

Another fun item that is inspired by Halloween but can be enjoyed throughout all seasons is my Glow in the Dark Blue Moon Tree of Life Pendant! This is one of several permenant glow in the dark necklaces I have in my shop and this specific tree of life pendant features a teal blue moon that is a glowing blue moon after exposure to light!

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Wire wrapped glow in the dark blue moon tree of life pendant, glowing blue moon, glow in the dark jewelry, glowing necklace by PhoenixFire Designs.

When I think about Halloween, one of my favorite symbols is owls. And I love Owl Jewelry which is why my Owl Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant is a subtle Halloween accessory. Wire wrapped in a mixed metal, two-tone combination of brown and copper, and featuring a large opalite rainbow moonstone full moon, a copper owl sits perched in the branches of the tree. This wise owl can almost be heard to call, “whoo?” on a chilly Autumn or All Hallow’s Eve night! (Also available as a Black wire wrapped opalite full moon owl tree and a Copper and Silver Opalite Moonstone Owl Tree of Life Pendant.)

Two tone, mixed metal wire wrapped brown and copper tree of life pendant with large opalite rainbow moonstone full moon and copper owl within the branches makes a spooky Halloween tree of life necklace! By PhoenixFire Designs.

Two tone, mixed metal wire wrapped brown and copper tree of life pendant with large opalite rainbow moonstone full moon and copper owl within the branches makes a spooky Halloween tree of life necklace! By PhoenixFire Designs.

This is just the barest tip of the Halloween iceberg!! There are so many more Autumn Accessories, Harvest Moon Necklaces and Halloween Pendants and Jewelry in the PhoenixFire Designs shop just waiting to be discovered!

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How to use coupon codes on Etsy

Every so often, I run a sale or offer a discount code or coupon code in my PhoenixFire Designs etsy shop. And etsy itself doesn’t seem to have very helpful how-to or information on how to use discount codes or coupon codes. If you’ve been confused in the past or wondered how to use a promo code, here’s a visual how to to help.

It’s actually pretty simple but not obvious. There’s a little link, “Apply shop coupon code” right under the payment type in your cart. You click that, and a text field will open for you to type in the code. Hit “apply” and it will take the discount off automatically.

If the code is expired or invalid, it will let you know that too.

Add item to cart. Then click the "apply shop coupon code" link found under the payment options.

Add item to cart. Then click the “apply shop coupon code” link found under the payment options.

A text box will open for you to enter the code, then click the "apply" button.

A text box will open for you to enter the code, then click the “apply” button.

After you click "apply" the cart will automatically update to reflect the discount and new total.

After you click “apply” the cart will automatically update to reflect the discount and new total.

If the coupon code is expired, it will tell you that it's no longer valid.

If the coupon code is expired, it will tell you that it’s no longer valid.

Now, it’s very important NOT to put coupon or discount codes in the “notes to seller” field. The system does NOT recognize codes there and will NOT take the discount off for you. Sellers are unable to modify your cart or your order after you check out, so we can’t apply the discount for you. (For safety and security reasons, sellers do NOT get any of your credit card info, nor do we have the ability to process or modify your existing order in anyway or charge your card. Obviously, this is a safety feature for buyers but it does put limitations on what we as sellers can do after you’ve checked out.)

The “notes to seller” field is usually reserved for customization information, messages to include with gift orders, etc.

Finally, it's important NOT to put a coupon code in the "notes to seller" field as it will NOT apply the discount and sellers CANNOT apply the discount for you after you've checked out.

Finally, it’s important NOT to put a coupon code in the “notes to seller” field as it will NOT apply the discount and sellers CANNOT apply the discount for you after you’ve checked out.

Hopefully, this helps clarify how to use a coupon code, discount code, promo code or other discount when buying on etsy. As always, you can find our PhoenixFire Designs shop on etsy here!

Bird Nests Wrapped into Tree of Life Pendants

New! Tree of Life pendants with a small bird nest nestled in the branches of these handmade, wire wrapped sterling silver tree pendants make a unique Mother’s Tree celebrating family and children.

Tree of Life pendants with a small bird nest nestled in the branches of these handmade, wire wrapped sterling silver tree pendants make a unique Mother’s Tree celebrating family and children. by PhoenixFire Designs

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.

These pendants are handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire (made in the USA) encircles the pendants, and is then used as the roots, trunk and branches of the trees. These tree are bare of leaves like one would see in Winter, just stark and simple in their beauty.

Tree of Life pendants with a small bird nest nestled in the branches of these handmade, wire wrapped sterling silver tree pendants make a unique Mother’s Tree celebrating family and children. By PhoenixFire Designs

Nestled in the branches of each is a tiny little bird nest. There are “eggs” in each nest. A bird’s nest has a lot of symbolic meaning including protection of the young and nurturing new generation and life. A nest is a home and a shelter and a Mama bird dedicates herself to the protection of her precious eggs. This process is celebrated in these pieces.

These trees – and more! – are available in my shop.

This style is customizable! If you would like a customized version with different color eggs, different number of eggs, different wire colors, etc., send me a message with your desired changes. I will get back to you shortly with a price quote and estimated turnaround time.

Apple Trees!

My apple trees are back in stock! Available in non tarnish silver or brown, these adorable tree of life wire wrapped pendants have peridot leaves and ruby red jade apples. Too cute!

No forbidden fruit here! This adorable Apple Tree Pendant features genuine Peridot Gemstone leaves with faceted ruby red jade round apples set in sterling silver plated wire.

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.

The leaves are made from genuine Peridot gemstone. 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 does have natural, minor inclusions but this is just part of the character of the stone.

The apples are made from 4mm faceted jade beads. This is known as “candy jade” and is dyed to achieve uniform, deep, rich color. It makes perfect apples and the color really pops with the bright, Spring green of the Peridot.

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!

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