Treasury Feature – Antique Gold Bird Nest Necklace

My Antique Gold Bird Nest Pendant and Swallow Charm Necklace was featured in a Treasury yesterday!

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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Pendant is available for purchase HERE.

Huge PhoenixFire Designs Shop Update!

So I’ve spent the whole afternoon updating my shop! Wide variety of items in a range of prices. Here’s a peek at some of the items available. Click any image for more information about the item and how to buy it.



There’s much more at the shop so take a look. Also, any and all links, tweets, posts to facebook, etc. are greatly appreciated! We’re about eight weeks into this medical nightmare with more to go so keeping momentum and continuing to spread the word is so important.

Thanks!

Lariat Style Necklace featuring Bird Nest, Dainty Bird Charm and Leafy Branch

Dainty little bird charm, bird nest and leafy branch come together with chrysocolla gemstone “eggs” all set in sterling silver to make a lovely lariat style necklace.

I started with a delicate sterling silver plated link chain. I next added accents of chrysocolla gemstone which is an amazing stone of blue and green swirled together. (Each bead looks like a little mini planet Earth.) Then I added a leafy branch connector. The chain slips through the last leaf in a faux lariat style and from the chain dangles a bird nest with three additional chrysocolla “eggs.” Below the nest is a flying swallow bird charm. The whole necklace is finished with a toggle clasp.

This asymmetrical design allows you to adjust how you wear it. You can wear it shorter and closer to the neck with a long dangle of the nest, or, you can wear it longer on the neck with a shorter nest dangle. It’s very versatile and allows you to pair this piece with many different shirts and necklines as a result. The total length is 18″

It’s such a sweet little necklace and the color of the chrysocolla is so pretty. It’s just a great piece in it’s simplicity and style!

Available for purchase HERE in the shop.

Custom Bird Nest Pendant

My Custom Birdnest Pendants are a really simple and lovely way to celebrate family and friends. By selecting 2-4 birthstones, I can make a piece that’s special and meaningful just to you.

Here’s a recent example I made for a customer:

This one features May (dark green for emerald), July (bright red for ruby) and August (the spring green for peridot). This was a Mother’s day gift and her Mom just loved it. Each piece is unique and completely personalized. It’s made with non-tarnish silver plated wire and glass pearls. (Glass pearls are a nice option too for those who are vegetarian and/or vegan since they’re man-made and thus, cruelty-free.) They’re great gifts for Moms, Grandmothers, family (siblings, cousins, etc.), or even just friends. Maybe you just want one made in color(s) you like!

Want a cute bird nest pendant made unique just for you? Available for order HERE in the store!

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.

Mother’s Day

One of the things about being a jewelry designer is that there’s a lot of opportunity to make gifts for people instead of buying them. For example, this Mother’s Day, I made my Mom a custom Family Tree pendant with my birthstone, my sister’s birthstone and her birthstone. I tend to work in silver primarily, but Mom is much more of a gold woman, so I picked up some 14K gold-fill wire just for her piece. (Gold fill is pure gold in basically a thick plating. With gold $1500/oz right now, even though it’s not solid gold all the way through, it’s still gold, and thus, not exactly cheap!)

The gemstones are April – White Topaz (substitute for diamond), May – Emerald (genuine), and August – Peridot.

Mom has been wearing it every day since she reports and has even gotten compliments on it when she was out for lunch the other day. Something like this is a unique way to show family ties and to remind her of the three of us together.

I’ve made Family Trees for other people as well, so if you want one made for yourself – in silver, gold, with chips or rondelles, small or large – just drop me a note. I’m happy to work with you on something custom that’s meaningful and beautiful for your enjoyment.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Mother’s day is less than one week away! Still time to get something custom, personalized and meaningful like my birdnest pendant. Handmade with the birthstones of her kids/grandkids it makes a special piece she’ll cherish.


(You can choose between 2 and 4 pearl colors in any combination you would like. The first example shows April, May and August and represents my sister, myself and my Mom. The second is a customer’s selection and features March, April, October and December.)

Get yours with the personalized birthstones of your choice HERE

Seven Eggs In A Basket

Or, well, a nest really but who’s counting? Oh wait, I was that day. A friend of mine wanted a custom bird nest pendant made to represent both the kids and the daughters-in-law as well. Which made for SEVEN eggs in one little nest. I have to be honest, at first, I wasn’t sure it was possible. But I pulled it off. And it came out pretty darn cute:

She liked that the nest was a little crowded because that’s really how her Mother-in-law’s home is; full of people and love. So it worked out to be perfect for UK Mother’s day. (Which is celebrated in April rather than May here in the States.)

Where there’s an idea, there’s a will and a way. And this is just one example of how I’m happy to take an idea – like starting with this and making it a seven birthstone egg pendant with a swallow charm that was the perfect, custom gift. So let me know what I can make one-of-a-kind for you!

Peas In A Pod

Four green aventurine gemstone “peas” are nestled in a sterling silver plated “pod” making a cute little pendant!

The pendant starts with non-tarnish German sterling silver plated wire which is shaped and hand hammered to make a peapod shape. Then I wire wrap four beautiful green aventurine round gemstones to make the pea themselves. (Using non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire as well.)

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight and is a heart chakra stone. They have a lovely little bit of variety and color variation in them making them look very organic.

This would be such a cute piece for a Mom or Grandma. (Especially with Mother’s Day coming up!) It’s also a fun pendant for a gardener or farmer. I could see someone who has a backyard garden just loving something like this!

Pendant is approximately 2″ in height from bail to tip. It’s approximately 1″ at it’s widest point. Note: I can also make a version with more or less peas – email me for details and custom listing!

Available for sale HERE

Custom Bird Nest Pendant Bracelet

I had a request to make a bird nest pendant with one pink and one blue Swarovski glass pearl; one each to represent a boy and a girl child. In addition, there is a sterling silver butterfly pendant to represent the Grandmother that has passed away. I completed the bracelet with a heart toggle clasp – just a little extra touch to show the love of the piece.

Here’s the finished result:

I do offer Customizable Bird Nest Pendants HERE on my PhoenixFire Designs shop @ etsy. I can also make pink/blue (girl/boy) pendants by request as well as other items such as this bracelet. You have an idea, I’ll make it happen!