Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tiny ornaments to wear or adorn a wee tree!

Stamped Brass Ornament Earrings from Barbe Saint John and ImpressArt

I created these little "Star Sparkle" ornament earrings for ImpressArt. They are currently listed on the ImpressArt Facebook fanpage, along with a number of other wonderful winter themed project ideas. 

These are super easy and fast to make up and make GREAT Holiday gifts!!! The stampings are brass so you could torchpaint, enamel, patina, paint, or antique them before assembling.  You can also switch the ear wires for an ornament hook and make them to adorn a desk top tree.
 You can get the stampings, stamps, hammer and block from PJ Tools online or possibly a local craft shop.
Add your own beads and earwires or ornament hooks!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Elegant copper planchette necklace by Spectral

Shop for your friends or yourself this weekend! All jewelry, antiques and oddities in the Spectral Etsy Shop are now 20% off . This offer it good through Monday and I am ALSO including free 1st class shipping on all jewelry items!

There are new planchette pendants and mini Ouija necklaces listed just in time for the holiday shopping weekend. Please feel free to spread the news!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Weekend Shopping Sale

Because Protection Doesn't Have To Be Boring

There's no reason your protective amulets and talismans can't be colorful and sparkly. Hamsa's have been around for thousands of years and are protection against the evil eye and bring prosperity.

I have a few in the shop now (click here) and more will be listed later today. Created with a vintage hand charm, doll eye, rhinestones and lots of personality, each are one of a kind.I have a VERY limited stock of the hands. If you love one, get it while you can. Be sure to put it on your Etsy or Amazon wish lists and tell Santa (or Krampus) that you deserve one!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lot's of New Pretties in the Spectral Shop!

Start your holiday shopping early! I'm creating lots of goodies for your holiday gifting needs. 

First up - don't forget fingers need adornment love too. 
Vintage Medical Illustration Statement Ring
A fun, vintage medical illustration ring - "Internal Highway" size 6. Mixed media and one of a kind! 

 A little something for the Goddess in your life. 
Hera Peacock Feather Necklace
Do you know the story of how peacock feathers got their "eyes"?  Hera And The Eyes Of Argus necklace. 

Have a special ghost hunter or paranormal lover you need a gift for?
Tesla Spirit Communication Statement Necklace by Spectral
Tesla's Spirit Radio Necklace would be a fantastic gift.  This ode to Spirit Communication devices is as bold and unique as the man who inspired it. 

 If you need something a bit more understated and traditional, this might be the one for you. 
Sacred Heart Reversible Glass Locket Necklace by Spectral
Elegantly expressing faith. This Sacred Heart and Infant of Prague necklace is reversible with a swivel bail, making it two necklaces in one!

All necklaces come in a gift box, ready for giving!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Trying to Be More Social

Social networking-It's a necessary part of crafting a business. I kinda fell off the bandwagon the last year or so. Not good timing because I had just started Modernist Metal then closed Saints and Sinners but decided to keep doing bespoke art jewelry as Spectral.  Now, I need to bust my tail again to get it going.  You don't make money if you aren't hustling and juggling. 

So I'm on a couple of new social network sites. If you're on Ello, you can add me HERE.  

A friend just turned me on to a new site called tsu.  Their site is different because you can actually make money from the ad revenues by posting.  It takes having a large "tree" of friends and doing a good amount of posting-but worth a try. You can read more about them HERE.  If you'd like to join that network, please use my link and friend me.  

See you on the internet!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Would you like a Ouija?

I've been making a number of creepy cute Ouija board necklaces. Each are hand crafted one at a time. They are cut from sheet metal, then etched, sanded, aged, lacquered and attached to chain.  I have a variety of Small and Larger ones in brass and copper.  Perfect for the occultist or paranormal lover!!!  

I currently have a few up in the Spectral etsy shop and for local Clevelanders you can see them in person at Goddess Elite in North Olmsted. 

I also wholesale these (along with all the Spectral jewelry items)as well. If you have an established shop, gallery or boutique and would like some please email me for details.  If you know of a shop that should be carrying Spectral, please let me know!!! When they buy, I'll reward you with a free piece of jewelry for the sales lead!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Catch Up-the Good, The Sad and The Unexpected

Lots of things have happened the past few months, some awful, and some good. The Sad-My beloved furbaby, heart of my heart and constant companion Bettie became paralyzed at the beginning of summer. We had hoped she would regain some use of her front legs but she went from walking and tripping to not walking at in all in about 2 weeks time.  The next 6 weeks were basically hospice care for her as the paralysis quickly consumed her body. We got a harness to 'walk" her so she could do her business outside, got a stroller, slept in 2 hour shifts to wake up and turn her over, give her water, help her poo or pee, etc.... The decline happened so MUCH faster than we had hoped or had read/talked to with other pet owners.  Unfortunately, we had to help her cross over on Aug 27th.

I still get a huge lump in my throat, talking or writing about it. Happily, I can look at a photo of her and smile now instead of falling apart. I miss her so much everyday, I have my other babies, but she was such a part of me I feel such a hole.  She does visit me in dreams occasionally and in spirit.  I've heard her bark, snore and do her snort noise when she wanted picked up.  I know she is just a thought away but I miss her physical being so very much.

The Good- I have officially closed Saints and Sinners. I spent too much time over the last year trying to market old stock jewelry, excess supplies, etc... that I wasn't spending the time I wanted on Modernist Metal, do the occasional creepy cute, odd/dark mixed media jewelry for my line called Spectral or 100 other things I wanted to do or try.I finally just sat down, picked a date and decided it was time to forward.  Sept 30th was the date! I still have a TON of stuff left over, but I no longer have the stress of selling it over my head. And that feels great!!! LOL

The Unexpected- I have been going to Development Circle since March or so at a local store called Goddess Elite.  It's taken a while for me to publicly call myself a Sensitive, then Empath and finally Medium.  I've had this ability aall my life but for whatever reason didn't accept it.  The Universe had decided when I moved here 4 yrs ago that I was GOING to accept it no matter what LOL.  So finally, I am.  A few weeks ago I started doing Medium, Empathic and Intuitive Oracle Card readings at the store and online.  I really enjoy being of service and helping people connect, heal and move forward in their lives.

I'll post more about paranormal, spiritual and jewelry stuff in later posts. I just wanted to get back to blogging.  Thank you for the emails asking if I'm still here-I am!!