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!

Get yours here!

Handmade Craft Holiday Market

The Handmade Craft Holiday Market is THIS Friday and Saturday at Tampa Upcycle in Ybor!!

PhoenixFire Designs will be there as a vendor along with a bunch of other awesome handmade crafters and artists! Please share and tell your friends!! Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 7th 7pm-10pm
Saturday, December 8th 11am-3pm

Tampa Upcycle
@ The Roosevelt 2.0
1812 N. 15th St.
Tampa, FL 33605

http://www.tampaupcycle.com/events/
https://www.facebook.com/events/540428599317532/

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!

Featured Shop Interview

I am featured today HERE today on the Original Self Taught Artists blog!!

Featured Shop-Interview with Ms. M. Turner from PhoenixFire Designs

Original Self Taught Artists (or OSTAT) is a great team on Etsy centered around those of us who are, well, self-taught artists! 😉 It’s a very friendly team focused on helping each other and promoting fellow artists.

I was interviewed a couple weeks ago and my feature is live today on the blog. In it, I talk about my shop, my creative process, how I got started, tips for new shop owners, my hobbies and more. It’s a really great article and I hope everyone will head over and take a read.

Thanks to OSTAT for the chance to share my story and I’m honored to be featured on the blog!

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!

This Week at PhoenixFire Designs

Some updates, some new additions and some restocks!




I have some new pieces that need to be photographed and listed such as a blue lapis tree, a dark green aventurine in brown wire tree and some new peacock feather pendants! Look for those in the next few days.

Also! I’m running a very special, very limited time discount. I don’t do that often! Save 10% off your entire order with code FBFANS10 – but hurry, this weekend only! All these and more available in the shop!

Don’t forget, you can also LIKE PhoenixFire Designs on Facebook too!

Apple Tree

My popular Apple Tree had previously sold out but another has been created and is now available again in the shop!

This lovely piece features genuine peridot leaves (the birthstone of August) and is accented with ruby red jade apples nestled in the branches. Finished in non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire, this fun tree is a playful take on my normal tree of life pendants! A great gift for a teacher too.

Apple Tree - Tree of Life Pendant Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver

Available while it lasts HERE in the shop! Only one in stock.

Freshwater Pearl Tree for June Brides or June Babies

My Freshwater Pearl Tree of Life Pendant is once again back in stock in the shop. This stunning tree sold out a couple weeks ago but I’ve created another and it’s ready for shipping!

Using about 7″ of the most stunning, high-quality freshwater pearls, this tree is perfect for June Brides or June Babies. Pearl is the birthstone for June and of course, this piece would also be an amazing bridal showpiece.

Only one available, so first-come, first served on this truly lovely pendant!

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.