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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
1:52 pm - Full Moon Tree of Life Pendant Trilogy

My Under A Halloween Moon tree of life pendant has been a HUGE success for me. People really love it. And in the past, I've offered other versions of the "full moon" style on a very limited, custom order basis. That, however, has changed.

Now you can also order two additional versions; Under A Full Moon (silver wire with a white moon) AND "Once In A Blue Moon" (silver wire with a blue moon.) This completes my full moon "trilogy" as it were. ;)

All three are now permanently available as made-to-order pieces in the shop!

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012
3:07 pm - Perfect Mother's Day Gift!

Thinking about Mother's Day? My handmade, personalized bird's nest pendant is THE perfect gift for Moms and Grandmoms. Pick 2-4 birthstone glass pearl "eggs" and I'll make a nest just for you.

A great deal at only $25, this is such a sweet way to celebrate family!


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Friday, March 30th, 2012
10:52 am - Help me reach 400!

I'm only 11 sales shy of reaching 400 sales in my etsy shop! I would love to reach this milestone, so I would appreciate help in spreading the word. Perhaps you can share my shop link on facebook, or tweet it or pin a favorite item or two?

More items available in the shop. And, as always, custom orders are gladly accepted as well! Thank you for your support.

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Friday, March 2nd, 2012
12:31 pm - March Tree (Aquamarine Gemstone Tree of Life in Silver)

My March Tree is hot right now! Featuring beautiful blue aquamarine gemstone chips (the birthstone of March), it's the perfect item for a lady with a March birthday. It's also a lovely gift for a Mother of a March child as well!

Beautiful, genuine gemstone blue aquamarine - the birthstone of March - brings the color of the sea to the sterling silver wire of this stunning, custom Tree of Life pendant.

Each one is hand crafted from non-tarnish, sterling silver plated wire and made to order. Like a real tree, each is unique and beautiful.

Just this week, this pendant has been featured in SEVEN beautiful treasuries!

The pendant is available for purchase HERE in the shop.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012
1:03 pm - New this week at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com!

Been hard at work making new items for the shop and today I got five new pieces photographed and listed!

Between two new trees - a multi colored Opal and a watermelon tourmaline - and two pairs of sterling hoops (rainbow gemstone and emerald green aventurine) and even a new pair of 14k gold threader earrings in a rainbow of color, there's a lot more variety available right now in the shop!

And, as always, I gladly accept custom orders so if you don't see exactly what you want, just ask! I'll be happy to make it for you.

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Friday, September 16th, 2011
3:46 pm - What's new at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com!

Well, first off, after spending the ENTIRE summer on medications trying to get myself safe enough for surgery, looks like my hysterectomy will be on October 5th.

For those who've missed the updates, I'm 34 and over Memorial Day weekend, I went into the ER in massive pain, only to discover my uterus is full of tumors. Literally pounds of them. So much in fact, I was unsafe for surgery. I have over $10,000 in hospital bills and trying to raise the final $600 I need for surgery. (Of a total of $2,600 total.)

I've been on UNPAID medical leave this whole time (my last paycheck was June 3rd) so trying to pay my regular bills has been a challenge, let alone raising EXTRA money for surgery.

So here's a look at what's new in my shop. Sales help me with living expenses, medical bills and surgery costs. All the info can be found here.

Even if you can't buy something, just passing on the link in your twitter, facebook, blog, etc. is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
3:32 pm - 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.We're still about $600 shy of of medical fundraiser goal for upcoming surgery, so promotion and support is really appreciated!

Click any image to go to the listing for more information and how to purchase!

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

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Friday, July 29th, 2011
6:05 pm

Hello! I'm new to the community, so I do hope this is alright to post here. I'm a student moving away to university soon and I desperately need money, but I'm also looking to de-clutter my life and help myself live up to the more Nomadic lifestyle ideals I've always admired. What that really translates into, of course, is a sale. So. Though it does hurt me, I'm parting ways with the things I no longer need. Please take a look if you can spare a moment!


1. I will ship to the US and Canada.
2. I can't cover the cost of shipping, but I can promise to make it as cheap for you as possible (unless you ask me not to)!
3. I have a camera, but it is incredibly broken. If you absolutely need a photograph of anything, I will do my best, but in all honesty it will probably not be very good at all. I recommend Aeclectic if you'd like to see any of my Tarot decks closely. :)
4. To order, ask a question, or just tell me I'm pretty ( ;D ), leave a comment here, send me a message on LJ, or e-mail me at yummybish AT gmail DOT com.


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I will include a little incense grab-bag with every purchase just to say thank you! If there's any scents you absolutely can't stand, tell me and I'll make sure not to include them. :)

**Any purchase of $50 or more will get some sort of special bonus!**

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
5:22 pm - Huge PhoenixFire Designs 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! Custom orders and quantity orders are always welcome!

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.


Originally published at Given Eyes To See. You can comment here or there.

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
6:51 pm - PhoenixFire Designs Shop Update

Well, we're about 7 weeks into this unpaid medical leave bit and I'm getting nervous about the ever-decreasing balance in my account. I've been trying to get new items listed inbetween medication side effects, a/c failures and doctor's appointments so I thought I'd profile some of the newer items and available items to help drum up sales and attention to the shop.

All these and many more available in the shop. Remember, I also gladly accept custom orders too! If you have an idea for something or like something but want it changed or something that has previously sold, drop me a note. I'm happy to discuss options with you!

I'd also appreciate anyone passing on my shop link too since the more it gets out there, the more likely I will get sales. More in the works too so keep checking back.


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Thursday, June 9th, 2011
12:44 pm - Medical Fundraising for Needed Surgery

You can follow the progress of visits, current health, etc on my blog with my hysterectomy tag but this is just a summary of the situation. The full details can also be found here: http://giveneyestosee.com/blog/hysterectomy/

Memorial Day Weekend I went into the ER after two days of non-stop severe pain. Many tests and an overnight stay later, it turns out that my uterus is full of tumors.I have multiple softball and multiple baseball sized fibroid tumors and equally large cysts. The total mass is approximately the size of a basketball.

I was on a fast-track for a hysterectomy when my OB/GYN discovered that it was worse then initially believed and I'm too high risk for surgery. High risk is 250 grams of tumors. I'm at over 1,200 grams. I am now on a shot to induce medical menopause in order to attempt to shrink the tumors prior to surgery. The larger the tumors, the more complicated and lengthy the surgery, the more time I will be under anesthesia, the more complications and blood transfusions I will need. So we're trying to get them shrunk at least half.

I work a part-time job that does NOT give me insurance. I also do NOT get paid for any time off period. So I’m already out two weeks of pay with many more to come. (When I do have surgery, I'll be out 4 weeks in unpaid recovery as well.) I have already applied for and been denied financial and medical assistance by the state. I’m asking anyone who can help for your support as a result.

I need a total of $2,600 just to pay my OB/GYN, $1,400 of which must be up front before the surgery. This does NOT include the hospital, anesthesiologist, radiology, etc. It also does NOT include the fees for the office visits and tests pre-op. (I’ve already spend $463 on those as of June 7th)

I have set up a Donation Fund here: http://tiny.cc/hysterectomy

I am also trying to promote my own store front as replacement income during this period: http://PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com/

My friends are also helping me set up a second shop full of donated items. You can find that here: http://PhoenixFunds.etsy.com/

If you could look around and see if there's something you'd like to buy, pass on my links, donate a hand crafted item, craft supplies or a vintage item for the fundraiser shop or make a donation - any of it would be helpful and appreciated. The more people pass on my information, links and story, the more I can hopefully raise the funds I need.

Thank you for your support!

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011
10:44 am - New Goodies on PhoenixFireDesigns shop!

Some new pieces added recently! Some examples...

Sterling Silver Tree in March's Birthstone, Aquamarine

Sterling Silver Tree in February's Birthstone, Amethyst

Sterling Silver Tree in White Topaz (alternative for April's birthstone, diamond)

Peacock Feather in Miniature Apothecary Glass Bottle

And many more now available in the storefront!

And, as always custom orders welcome!

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
2:13 pm - Updates and New Pieces!

I've been doing some updates on my etsy shop and I wanted to share some of the new creations!

I've got an amazing Citrine piece, a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind Garnet briolette piece, a very popular new Aquamarine pendant (March's birthstone!), some new chain mail pendants and more! If you haven't checked out my etsy shop in awhile you should take a look around again!


And, as always, custom orders are GLADLY accepted. Also check out the PhoenixFire Designs blog for updates, custom orders and more!

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
2:37 pm - Stunning micro faceted citrine tree of life pendant

I was able recently to purchase some absolutely stunning AAA-grade, micro faceted rondelle citrine gemstones. This citrine is shaded in a lovely range of colors from clear, through a champagne tone, into a dark, amber honey shade. It’s clear, flawless and sparkles like crazy. I can't say enough about how lovely these gems are! Grin Using sterling silver wire, I took these gorgeous gems and made the most amazing Tree of Life pendant.

Citrine is a semi-precious stone in the quartz family. Citrine has been called the "stone of the mind" and is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". It's said to bring luck to those in sales by placing a piece in the cash drawer. Citrine is also used as an alternative to the November birthstone, Yellow Topaz, due to it's similar color. The pendant is approximately 1.5" by 1.25" in width making it a lovely size.

I love when I can work with super luxe stones. In my budget it doesn't happen often enough so it's always so exciting for a bead-hound like myself. It's available for purchase HERE.

As always, custom orders also available as well!

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
11:55 am - Happy Imbolg/Candlemas!

Hope you all have a good one.

Don't forget to show Brighid some love! ;)

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010
12:00 pm - Personalized Sterling Silver Pendant - A perfect gift for under $25!

A bird's nest has a lot of symbolic meaning including protection of the young and nurturing new generation and life. A nest is a home and a shelter and a Mother bird dedicates herself to the protection of her precious eggs. This process is celebrated in this piece.

Sterling silver plated wire that is treated to prevent tarnishing is woven to form the nest shape and glass pearls in your choice of color(s) are nestled safely within.

Available for purchase here!

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.

Ideas for choice? Children's birthstones, grandkids, siblings, parents, friends - any combination that is special to you. Would even make a remembrance or memorial piece for loved ones who have passed.

Plus, your order ships for only $1 in the US!

*Please Note: As glass pearls are completely man-man, they are 100% vegetarian/vegan friendly and a great alternative for those who prefer cruelty-free jewelry options.

Bird Nest Birthstone Pendants HERE and Tree of Life Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets and more also available in the storefront!

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010
11:42 pm - Sleep in on Black Friday

Who needs 2am alarm clocks, crowds, angry mobs and one-per-store teaser deals? Shop from the comfort of your own home ANY time day or night! Give the gift of original, handmade jewelry this season!


Heck, you can even shop in your PJ's. I won't mind.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2010
10:36 am - Newest items, personalized options and $1 shipping sale!

There's something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! And custom orders gladly accepted!


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10:13 pm - The Merry Meet... Pagans socially networking? Goodness! :)

My name is El and I wanted to invite you all to join in a brand new world wide pagan community project.

The Merry Meet!


Created by the Pagan Community, for the Pagan Community.

Where pagans, psychics and alternative spiritual types connect from around the globe!

Create your profile, make a group and forum for your coven, join other pagans and spiritual folk in intelligent conversation on our forums, share images, music and stories or simply connect with new and old friends.

You can even create and promote your events or your pagan related business!

The Merry Meet is here to bring together our community with Love, Joy and Wisdom. We're still brand new and slowly ironing out the kinks so please be patient with us!


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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
11:01 am - Two new Tree of Life Pendants available!

Rich Autumn Inspired Hessonite Garnet Tree of Life Pendant in Brown and Copper Wire
The warm, rich colors of Autumn are celebrated in this one-of-a-kind Hessonite Garnet gemstone Tree of Life pendant. Set in a chocolate brown square frame, copper wire is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the piece.

Garnet comes in various color groups. This piece uses Hessonite Garnet which is in the grossularite group. It ranges from honey-yellow, through orange-brown and into brown-red at it’s deepest colors. Hessonite Garnet is nicknamed, “Cinnamon Stone” due to this lovely color variety.

THIS PIECE IS ONE OF A KIND. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of this beautiful Hessonite Garnet and made this but I don’t have any left so it’s a one shot creation. Whether as a gift, or for yourself, this, unique, signature piece would be a great addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.

Available For Purchase Here

... and ....
Under A Full Moon - Tree of Life Pendant in Silver Wire with White Pearl Shell (Winter)
Every time I list one of these pieces, they sell out pretty quick. One thing or another has kept me from making another one so for months now, it’s not been available on the shop. But today finally there’s a new one listed!

“Under A Full Moon” is a unique take on the popular Tree of Life pendants I’m famous for. There are no “leaves” in this piece. Instead, it celebrates bare branches of a tree against a night sky.

Available for Purchase Here

Don't forget, the holidays are getting VERY close now! Why not get something unique, handcrafted and beautiful this year? We gladly accept custom orders and custom quantities so if you have an idea for something unique, just ask!

Keep your eye on The Etsy Storefront for new listings and the PhoenixFire Designs' Blog for custom orders and other unique creations!

Thank you for your continued support!

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