Celebrating 1000 Sales in my Etsy Shop

I’m so honored to report I’ve reached 1,000 sales in my etsy shop!! Thank you to everyone who’s supported me in reaching this milestone. It amazes me to see how far I’ve come in the year and a half since my surgery and the hardest experience of my life. Just goes to show that good things can happen even in the face of your greatest hardship.

Contest!
In thanks, I’m giving away an Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life pendant in your choice of wire color! This is one of my most popular pieces. It retails for $50 but one lucky winner will get it free!

Want a chance to win? Simply LIKE PhoenixFire Designs FB Page, comment and SHARE the contest image for a chance to win! I will pick a random winner on Friday, May 3rd. One entry per person please.

Discount Coupon Code!
Can’t wait? Want to buy something now? Save 10% this week only on ANY purchase in the shop with code 1000SALES.

Thank you for your continued support!

Lots of PhoenixFire Designs Shop Updates

Busy day in the shop today! I got a ton of items listed – both new and previously sold-out and now restocked pieces!



Click any image for more details and purchase info. Also check out the rest of the items in the shop and don’t forget you can Like PhoenixFire Designs on facebook too.

And of course custom orders are always welcome!!

Thank you for your support!

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.


The main page of artbeads.com

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!

New At PhoenixFire Designs

I’ve been busy making both new items, as well as new versions of previously sold items. But I’ve been lax about posting those updates here in the blog. (Though I’ve posted some on PhoenixFire Designs Facebook page. It’s a good resources to get more up-to-the-minute updates. 😉

But onto the nice, shiny pretties!



Click any image to go to it’s page for more information and purchase details. Many more items also available at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com. And, as always, I also take custom orders!

A Peek at New Trees

Here’s what I’ve been working on the past few days. These trees will be listed in the shop in the next few days! (Well, the Blue Moon is available right now and the next person to buy one gets this piece!)

The neat thing is that two of these trees – the green in silver wire and the Blue Moon – were made on-camera during my interview with CNN! He wanted to film me making items and photographing items and going about my jewelry business duty. So someone will get sorta famous pieces! 😉

Of course, don’t forget to check out all the offerings in the shop and remember, I also gladly take custom orders!

Four Relisted Tree of Life Pendants

Earlier this week, I was busy relisting my trees! So busy in fact, I forgot to post over there that they were live. D’oh! I posted on the PhoenixFire Designs Facebook Page about the update but didn’t make an entry.

garnet tree of life, red (orange) carnelian tree of life, dark (emerald) green aventurine tree, mutli watermelon tourmaline tree of life pendant

January Tree (garnet), Red (orange) Carnelian Tree of Life, Dark (Emerald) Green Aventurine Tree and Multi Watermelon Tourmaline Tree of Life Pendant.

All four are in stock, ready to ship! As always, these items, plus many more items, plus custom orders are available in the shop.

New at PhoenixFire Designs

Still time to shop and receive your handmade jewelry for the holidays!! Listed a lot of new items in the shop the past few days, so please take a look. Don’t forget, I also customize!



Don’t forget you can also “Like” PhoenixFire Designs on Facebook!

This year, it’s more important than ever that I have a good holiday season in the shop. With being laid off and with $10,000 in medical bills, my sales are the only thing keeping our head above water. I appreciate your support. Even if you just want to blog, link, tweet or post about the shop on fb, that helps too.

Thanks and happy shopping!

Steampunk Clockwork Bee Pendant and Brooch

Newest item in the PhoenixFunds Medical Fundraiser Shop is this cool steampunk item! Highly detailed metal bee charm is decorated with clockwork gears and tiny little genuine ruby gemstone accents making a very cool steampunk pendant or brooch.

This piece has a pendant loop to be worn as a necklace and it also has a pin back so it can be worn as a brooch. The bee’s back has been altered to include Swiss clockwork gears, parts and other steampunk touches. The vintage watch is Swiss movement with seventeen (17) natural rubies and made by the Crysler Watch Co.

Total length is approximately 1.45″ long and just a little short of 2″ at it’s widest point. Unique, one-of-a-kind piece!

All proceeds for this item go towards medical bills and upcoming surgery expenses so your support is greatly appreciated. This and many other neat items are available in the PhoenixFunds Medical Fundraiser Shop!

Phoenix Fire – Gorgeous Fiery Gemstone Cluster Dangle Earrings

Fiery colors of reds, oranges and yellows, these cluster dangle earrings are all genuine gemstone set in sterling silver. Inspired by my shop’s names these remind me of Phoenix Fire.

I started with a faceted lemon quartz teardrop briolette which I wire wrapped with non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire. Above it, a cluster of micro-faceted rondelles in semi-precious garnet and shaded citrine gemstones nestle together. Each rondelle is on a sterling silver, ball-tipped headpin. The earrings are finished with .925 sterling silver French ear hooks.

The earrings measure a little more than 1.25″ in total length from hook to tip. They sparkle and catch the light like crazy! This warm, rich color combination is perfect for summer and is very vibrant.

I loved these stones and this style so much I made a pair for myself personally! Every time I wear them, I get so many compliments. They’re a perfect size where they’re noticeable but not overbearing. You can wear them both with jeans or for a special occasion.

You will receive the exact pair shown and it’s the only one I can make at this time as I used my entire supply of gems on this pair.

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.