The Day of the Moon

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Silver crescent moons and pale blue, pearl-like beads. The colors of our Sterling Silver Pale Moon ear cuff and Earring collection reflects the beauty of the moon. The series comes in many styles that can be mixed and matched.

Earrings that make your Mondays special days

Mondays can be days of chaos at the office, hustling kids off to school and planning projects tackle for the week, but your Moon-day evening is your own sacred time. Treasure it, especially if you are nocturnal or it’s just your wind-down-from-the-day-time at home.

Center and ground yourself and all that crazy energy so you can find a place of peace and serenity. For me, Saturdays are that time, especially when I can see a setting crescent moon on my back porch, surrounded by plants, trees, incense and candles. This time is for the feminine in anyone and everyone. Nurture it with what floats your boat on a moonlit evening.

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Complimentary Colors that match

Make it made even more special when you dress for the occasion. Cool whites (like the moon), dark blues and blacks always harmonize with lunar energies. Even better when you can go to the beach and walk its sandy shores with the lulling surf in the background! Pick something loose-fitting that floats on the breezes and is comfortable. Take time to reach down to the sand or earth and dig your hands in, calm your mind and listen to your surroundings. It has much to tell us if we would only stop and listen.

The book Spell Crafts reminds us blue is for healing, peace, psychism, patience and happiness. The color of the water, symbol of the ocean, sleep, twilight and the sky. To the Zuni Indians it was used to represent the West, Land of the Dead – our final resting place, along with the setting sun. Whenever I can catch a setting sun and start out my time with the moon that night, it is always a good meditation!

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How to Make a Keepsake Charm Pendant

During the 2014 Southern California Bead Shop Hop, the Make n Take project at A Rolling Stone Beads in Redlands, CA was a necklace centerpiece which consists of a small photograph in a frame. There were pages of beautiful retro images featuring nature, bird’s nests, etc., but when I saw the page of Disney Frozen images, the one of Elsa somehow reached out, grabbed my hand and I was sitting down making not one but TWO necklaces! Here’s how we did it:

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A Necklace Fit for a Princess

I was contacted by a mother in England back in June of this year to do a necklace for her daughter. She wanted something special for her to wear to her prom. It gave me the opportunity to craft a matching necklace and earring set to an earcuff she was also purchasing from me. It was a great opportunity to experiment with weaving silk ribbon in through chain. The ribbon used here is actually two pieces – one plum and one caribbean blue. The pictures don’t do it justice.

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Celtic Purple Earcuff and Matching Earring in Sterling Silver & Niobium

Both mother and daughter were very happy with the result. Her feedback was “They arrived today and they are lovely! Thank you so much! – Mary”

Handfasting Renewal Vows custom work

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By far this year the most beautiful and meaningful jewelry set we have done was created for Martha on the East Coast of the U.S. for her handfasting renewal ceremony with her wife. The dress was breathtaking – and a last-minute second choice after she received her first choice dress which was a “scary print on a t-shirt”, as she described it!

As well as contributing to their perfect day, Martha’s order helped me push the boundaries of what I could do, guiding me into the realm of a new, beautiful idea of what is possible with wire-wrapped earcuffs.

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New Customer Favorites in our Etsy Store

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Want to see what people really like in our store? If you are attracted to the sacred symbols of the Celts, Egyptians and the moon and dragonfly, I think you’ll like this selection of Customer Favorites in our Etsy store The Ears Have It

Rainbows for Peace

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It’s funny how you can wrack your brain over a design for days and somehow the simplest design ends up meaning so much to so many. And you know what? That’s okay.

This one is nothing new – in fact, I’ve had it a couple of years, but it always amazes me how many I sell. Symbols and colors are powerful to us as a race. Even as a child, I loved rainbows and peace signs long before rainbows were taken as a symbol of the Gay Pride Movement. They were – and are – a thing of beauty, just like the diversity in nature and people on our planet. They should be treasured and protected – always.

Events page is up

Hi all. Our events page is back up and already we are planning to have a table at Clockwork Couture in Burbank, CA in August. They created the event as soon as news was released that Doctor Who would be back on our screens with fresh, new episodes with a fresh, new Doctor starting then. We will have Doctor Who-inspired art pieces for purchase. You will also be able to watch us as we work on them AND we will also have the patterns for sale if you want the pleasure and satisfaction of beading them on your own. Come sit down and get a lesson or two when you purchase our kits with all the supplies you will need; needles, thread, beads and patterns. All you need to supply is the time and energy.

We also hope to be working on Tardis cosplay parasols as well as have some kits for the available for purchase.

Previews

Scarf Lariat in Progress

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Wednesday’s Pick – Fresh Water Pearl Ankhs

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A while ago we showcased our first Egyptian Ankh earcuff and earring sets on an appropriate day of the week – Wednesday. A variation on that design using fresh water pearls came to us when we saw these stunning royal purple pearls. How could we resist recreating these popular beauties with such beautiful, new gifts from the ocean. We couldn’t!

To remind our readers, the Ankh has powerful associations including the Symbol of Life, Immortality, Spiritual Reflection, The Three Upper Chakras, The Masculine God, Divination, Regeneration, and as a Symbol of Magick. However you incorporate it into your worship – and you don’t even have to be an Egyptian Pagan to use it, it will be sure to bring you the power built up over it’s 2,500 years as one of the most well-known totems on Earth.

Monday’s Lunar Pic – Silvery Moons

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The moon and silver have been associated with each other since the first woman walked the cool Earth and gazed upon her quiet, serene beauty. Its lunar surface, reflected back to us in silvery light, was so obviously opposite from the garish light of the sun that she had to be its polar opposite; cool as opposed to the sun’s heat, quiet and as reflective as the water she drives in Earth’s tides. The tides that whisper in a woman’s womb each month, so of course the moon was feminine in nature. Wear her with quiet pride, with love, with the secret sign to all those women that know that Moon imparts all her Sacred Mysteries to her human daughters.

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Day of the Sun – Amber and Gold

After running around like a mad person today, by the time I sat down to list items for Saturday, the clock had turned it into Sunday. Guess the Gods had decided they could wait as I crashed for a two-hour nap as soon as I got home from San Gabriel Bead Company. If you are a bead whore as bad as I am, you also squeed if you went in these past three weekends and saw all the local Southern California bead stores were participating in their annual So. Cal Bead Shop Hop.

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Pegged as American’s largest bead shop hop, I wish I hadn’t been so busy the last two weekends and taken advantage of the fun of  running from bead store to bead store to bead store with my fellow bead whores. We are already planning next year’s attack of the hop with much looking-forward to.

So, quickly (so I can go back to bed and dream of beads), three new items are up in the Etsy store this early, early morning; Striped Amber Faux Earring Triangle DropsStriped Amber Faux Earring Drops and our beloved Copper Feather Drop Earcuff.

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Why these particular ones? Well, Amber is a color sacred to the Sun and to Sundays. Copper may be a moon color, but the Copper Feather Drop sports a gold feather at the end and you don’t have to be a MoonWitch or a SunWitch to figure out gold has been the color of the sun since dirt. Feathers have many associations in European folk magic, but since there are no real gold feathers, this one can be symbolic of whatever you want. Stop by the store and check them out. They are reasonably priced for great impulse buys that won’t kill your pocket book – $5.95 & $7.95.  Have fun shopping!