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!

Custom Creations

I make a lot of custom items for people. Here are a couple of the most recent ones.

Inspired by a rainbow colored Anthropologie necklace, I made this for a Craftster swap. I hand hammered non-tarnish brass wire into shape, drilled holes in the bar and then used gold-plated wire to wrap the Czech glass beads onto the bar. It’s finished with gold plated chain.

Craftster Best of 2014 Winner
I'm a Craftster Best of 2014 Winner!

Anthropologie inspired rainbow necklace in non-tarnish brass wire and gold plated chain.

Anthropologie inspired rainbow necklace in non-tarnish brass wire and gold plated chain.

This piece was a custom take on my Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant with a mini 6mm natural moonstone and a scattering of emerald rondelles in the branches. Created in .925 sterling wire.

Custom rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life with scattering of emeralds.

Custom rainbow moonstone full moon tree of life with scattering of emeralds.

I always enjoy making custom pieces! If there’s something you’d like made for you, feel free to send me a message through my etsy shop.

Limited Edition Full Moon Summer Collection

Inspired by Fantasy and Sci Fi, each piece in the LE Summer Collection is whimsical and has bright, bold colors. Not limited by reality, these pieces are fun and unique! From Vampires, to Faeries to Mermaids and more, this collection is whimsical with it’s vivid color combinations and dream-like design.

Available for purchase here in the shop!

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!

Moon Treasury

My Opalite Rainbow Moonstone Tree of Life pendant was featured in a great all-moon treasury today!

'moon love' by DawnEstelleDesigns

All things moon!

Black Silver Moon tote, eco-recycled fabric bag, metallic foil screenprint, very pretty in person, luna - alittlelark
MOON heather grey SHIRT super SOFT unisex t shirt all sizes xs-xxl - TempleofCairo
Full Moon Pendant - Full Moon Necklace - Full Moon Jewelry - Glass Photo Pendant - Gift Bag Included - BazingaJewellery
Wood Moons - porkchopshow
Isle of the Floating Moon Print - andykehoe
Rainbow Moonstone Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Black Wire Wrapped Opalite (Luna Lunar Night Sky Mystical) Holiday Gift Idea for Her - PhoenixFireDesigns
SURREAL ART PRINT blue moon girl dreaming dreamscape dead tree landscape grass medium wall decor 8x10 - shawnaerback
Original phases of the moon lunar eclipse space edible images hard candy lollipop - 6 pc. - MADE TO ORDER - VintageConfections
Purple moon art quilt made with hand painted fabric - FabricandStitch
Werewolf Howl at the Moon Wolf Sterling Silver Necklace FREE SHIPPING - MoreEverything
Moon from Space Round Mousepad - ImpressionsExpress
Antique map of the Moon, Antique world maps, ancient maps, jamieson plate, 24 - mapsandposters
Under The Moonlight - Elephant and mouse under a full moon - Signed Fine Art Print - blue nursery art for kids, children, sleepy time - paintedbliss
Full Moon Clock - CyberMoon
Iphone 4 and 4s case featuring the moon - Huffoto
Full Moon Fabric Wall Decal - JanetteDesign

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Check out all the items or buy the pendant here!

Cherry Blossom Tree of Life Pendant in Rainbow Moonstone and Swarovski Crystal

Rainbow moonstone is accented with tiny pink Swarovski crystal bicones in this Cherry Blossom inspired Tree of Life Pendant.

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.

Rainbow Moonstone is of course associated with the Moon and with the Goddess Diana. It’s a powerful stone said to protect those of a sensitive nature and bring good emotions to the wearer. The moonstone is said to help one perceive that which “is” and is an excellent choice for meditation or self awareness. Because of it’s tie to emotions and the moon, it’s said to be a woman’s gemstone. Rainbow Moonstone also features a unique inner fire of color and as it catches the light, it shifts through tones of blues and a natural iridescence.

Hidden among the moonstone are eight tiny genuine Swarovski crystal bicones in a warm pink. This gives the piece a look of a Cherry Blossom tree in bloom. It was this image that inspired this pendant. The cool, icy feel of the moonstone and the warm, rich pink crystal just plays off each other really well and makes for a great contrast of Spring and Winter.

Available for purchase HERE.

Ruby and Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone Heart Earrings in Sterling Silver

Precious gemstone Ruby (birthstone of July) is paired with mystical Rainbow Moonstone in these chandelier style sterling silver earrings in a heart shape.

For these sweet earrings, I started with a .925 sterling silver heart finding. From that, I have five dangles of gemstones. Each dangle is on a sterling silver ball-tipped headpin and features genuine, natural precious ruby gemstone and natural semi-precious moonstone rondelles. They are finished with sterling silver hooks and measure a little over 1.25″ from the top to the bottom of the longest drop.

These are lovely earrings. The sweetheart shape makes them equally wearable everyday or for a special occasion. A gift for a July baby, someone you love or just as a special treat for yourself!

About the Gemstones Used
* Ruby is one of the rare, precious gemstones (along with Emerald, Diamond and Sapphire.) Ruby is known as the most powerful gem in the universe. To own a ruby is to know contentment and peace. Given as a gift, ruby is the stone of friendship and love. It’s also associated with vitality and royalty. It is the birthstone of July. The rubies used in this piece are 100% natural gemstone, grade A+ Micro faceted rondelles.

* Rainbow moonstone is an amazing stone that’s almost impossible to photograph. The stone is “alive” with natural iridescent fire and a color shift towards blue in various types of light. Moonstone is of course associated with the Moon and with the Goddess Diana. It’s a powerful stone said to protect those of a sensitive nature and bring good emotions to the wearer. Because of it’s tie to emotions and the moon, it’s said to be a woman’s gemstone. It is also an alternative birthstone for June. (Traditionally pearl.)

Available for purchase HERE.

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 Ruby and Moonstone Tree

Another example of a custom piece. She wanted something with June and July birthstones. June is traditionally pearl, but instead of pearl, she wanted something a little more “gem” looking. I researched some options for her and ultimately, we went with Rainbow Moonstone. It’s a really lovely, semi-opaque stone with an inner fire that sparkles and catches the light.

I think this is just a lovely result. Ruby is one of four precious gemstones (along with Diamond/April, Emerald/May, and Sapphire/September) but I was able to find some gorgeous ruby rondelles for a reasonable price and paired them with the rainbow moonstone button beads. The tree is set in sterling silver wire.

One of many examples of birthstone trees and custom Family Trees I have made lately. Want one of your own? Email! I’d love to make something personal for you too.