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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Chakra Tree of Life Pendant on: June 14, 2014 08:13:05 AM


I made this with the traditional seven chakra colors of the subtle body in mind. It also happens to be a pretty rainbow! Cheesy



I used all natural gemstones: amethyst, tanzanite, blue topaz, peridot, citrine, (orange) carnelian, and garnet.

See larger pic/more info in my blog: http://www.treeoflifependants.com/rainbow-chakra-tree-of-life-pendant/
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / It's a Girl! / It's a Boy! little baby bird nests on: June 14, 2014 08:02:52 AM


I've made bird nests for awhile now but those almost always had multiple eggs. (Sometimes I'll do ones with birthstones and such.) But then I was inspired to make simple, one-egg bird nests with a single blue or pink glass pearl egg. I was thinking of new moms who would want to have something to help announce and celebrate the new addition to the family. Grin





You can see larger pics in my blog: http://www.treeoflifependants.com/new-baby-birds-nest/
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dexter "Slice of Life" Charter Boat Tour Shirt (with blood splatter!) on: June 13, 2014 12:37:15 PM
I made this for spikefan in the Movie/TV swap!



Inspired by Dexter and this pinned shirt, I made a reverse version on white so I could add blood splatter. (It only seemed fitting!)



I made with a freezer paper stencil I cut out by hand with an X-acto knife. This is only the 2nd stencil shirt I've ever done and much more detailed than the first one I made. I was really happy with how it came out!

Larger pics and supplies used found on my blog: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/blog/2014/06/dexter-blood-splatter-slice-of-life-shirt/
14  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Dead Man's Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean on: June 13, 2014 12:16:53 PM
I made this spikefan for the Movie/TV swap. It's inspired by the Dead Man's Chest belonging to Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.


(You can see the key I purchased at the PotC attraction at Walt Disney World to go along with it.)

I was working off this pinned inspiration piece: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Dead-Man-s-Chest-FINAL-79994029

What I did was start with a plain, unfinished wooden box from Joann in a pirate chest style. I didn't want to use polymer clay because I didn't want to have to put a wooden box in the oven. (Seemed like a risky idea. Google said some people do it but there can be shrinkage and issues with water being released from the wood which can cause the polymer clay to come off.) I needed something air dry so I looked into options.

After some experimenting, I wound up with LaDoll Air Dry Stone Clay to add all the embellishments and details. I had never used it before but it was just like real clay and I was able to slightly wet it to blend, push and smooth it out as I sculpted it on the box.





I put it up on a shelf for about 4-5 days to cure. When it was done, it was hard and perfect. La Doll can be painted with just about anything, so I used several colors of regular acrylic paint to give it aging and weathering. Accents with a gold metallic Sharpie finished it off.





Even though I had never done anything like it before, it worked out really well. I quite liked the product and I was really pleased with how it turned out too!

Larger photos and more details can be seen here in my blog: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/blog/2014/06/dead-mans-chest-from-pirates-of-the-caribbean/
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Moonstone Faerie Dreamcatchers on: May 28, 2014 02:32:21 PM
I got an email with a request for a custom piece for an author. In her book, a character has a pendant in silver with a rainbow moonstone that's transformed by fairy magic. She had a rough sketch for me to use as inspiration so I just grabbed some wire and set about to see what I could make.

I wound up making two versions for her; first one with a more dense web and the other a more open web. Both use a 10mm natural rainbow moonstone at the heart.



She loved them both and ultimately went with the more open weave version. She found me because of my rainbow moonstone tree of life pendant.

(click for larger)

I made these using the same wire wrapping techniques I use in my trees. I didn't have a pattern or a plan; I just sorta grabbed some wire and went where it took me. In honor of the source of inspiration, I'm calling them "Faerie Dreamcatchers" since they have a bit of Native American dreamcatcher style to them, but also a little bit of a fairy star/spiral as well.

This is an entirely new design for me and I like it! I think I'll try some more.

Which do you like better? The more densely woven one or the more open one? I'm torn so I wonder what the consensus would be! Cheesy
16  UNITED STATES / Florida / PFD at Bay Area Renaissance Festival AGAIN! (April 4, 5, 6th) on: March 31, 2014 10:37:51 AM
After a great weekend at the High Seas Adventure weekend at the 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival this past weekend,
I'm excited to announce PhoenixFire Designs was invited BACK to be a vendor again for the final weekend of the festival for the year, Huzzah to the King! THIS COMING WEEKEND! Grin

And, the final weekend is actually open THREE DAYS: Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 10am-6pm!





PhoenixFire Designs will be in the Special Events field. Just up the hill and over the Troll Bridge is where you find select, guest vendors.
And where on Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 10am-6pm! you will also find me! Grin

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is located at:
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Rain or Shine 10am - 6pm

Tickets available online or discounted at local area Walgreens, Circle K and Subway!

Hope to see you there!! Grin
17  UNITED STATES / Florida / PFD at Bay Area Renaissance Festival - March 29th & 30th! on: March 10, 2014 01:36:08 PM
I just officially confirmed my guest vendor spot for the High Seas Adventure weekend at the 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival Saturday March 29th and Sunday March 30th!


PhoenixFire Designs will be in the Special Events field. Just up the hill and over the Troll Bridge is where you find select, guest vendors. And where on Saturday March 29th & Sunday March 30th you will also find me! Grin

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is located at:
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Rain or Shine 10am - 6pm

Tickets available online or discounted at local area Walgreens, Circle K and Subway!

Hope to see you there!! Grin
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Weeping Willow Wire Wrapped Tree Scuplture on: March 07, 2014 06:22:02 PM
I made this for rockmygypsysoul in the Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap! One of the things on her list was a weeping willow tree. Everyone knows me for my wire wrapped tree of life pendants, but I have never actually done a 3D tree sculpture before. But I figured I'd apply the skills I have in wire wrapping for the trees and wing it.

Turns out that I HIGHLY underestimated the amount of time it would take to string all these branches with peridot. I used 5, 36" long strands of natural peridot gemstone or nearly 15 feet!! of it. Shocked No wonder it took me forever. Cheesy

To finish it, I bought a piece of petrified wood for the base. I thought that seemed appropriate. And here it is!








(standard size soda can for scale)

I was so happy with how it came out and she was thrilled with it. She's the one who suggested I enter it in the challenge so here it is!

I think I'll probably stick to pendants but it was fun to try something different and to create something so sculptural too. Grin
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Rainbow colored Anthropologie Necklace knockoff on: February 26, 2014 01:23:27 PM
I made this for luckdragon in the OWS 101 swap. It's a knockoff Anthropologie necklace and I used this tutorial for the inspiration. It is one of those deceptively simple things that wound up being really hard to replicate due to trying to find the exact right match color beads and such.

Mine:


Inspiration:


I used 12g non-tarnish brass wire that I hand hammered. Then I had to buy this tool that let me screw a hole in the hammered wire. (Turned out that was one of the hardest parts of construction because the more you hammer wire, the harder it gets and the more difficult to punch a hole in!) I scrounged the web to find appropriately colored beads and wound up lucking out on a mixed lot of fire polished Czech glass beads that, combined with a few random beads I had in my stash, allowed me to get the appropriate range of colors. (It's a lot of specific and odd colors!!) It's 26g gold plated wire used in the wrapping of the beads themselves. I finished it off with a 14k gold plated chain and clasp.

I was quite proud of how it came out! Grin

Another shot of mine:
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Shaded purple ombre tree of life pendant on: February 26, 2014 01:10:00 PM
I previously made shaded ruby and shaded emerald trees and then I realized I also had shaded amethyst on hand so I made one in a purple ombre as well.

These are micro faceted gemstone rondelles. Pricey but pretty! And since amethyst comes in a variety of depths of tone and color purple, it worked out really well.


As always, feedback welcome! Grin

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