Handbook For the Recently Deceased

I did a Halloween swap on Craftster and one of the items I made was a version of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased from the movie, Beetlejuice.

Here’s a screenshot from the film:

This thing reads like stereo instructions!

And here’s my version:

So how did I make it? Step-by-step behind the cut!
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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!

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!