This Week at PhoenixFire Designs

Added a few items to the shop this week so here’s a quick look at the new pieces.

Chrome Diopside (“Russian Emerald”) in the deepest, richest emerald green is featured in this stunning Tree of Life pendant wire wrapped in sterling silver.



Soft, pale yellow faceted citrine rondelle gemstones are the centerpiece of this Tree of Life pendant wire wrapped in sterling silver wire.



Stunning Tunduru (Tundra) Sapphire in a range of reds, oranges and browns make up this gorgeous Tree of Life Pendant in Sterling Silver Wire.



These and many other items available the shop right now. Plus, I gladly accept custom orders. Consider something unique and handmade for the holiday season instead of something made in China.

Recent Shop Updates

I’ve added a few things in the past week or so to the shop and thought I’d just do a small post showing off the newer pieces.

As always, I appreciate any links, or tweets or wall posts, etc. of my shop and/or items. In other words, if you want to share anything, THANKS! 🙂



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All items available in the shop along with many others. And, as always, custom orders gladly accepted!

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.