Friday, August 28, 2009

Chrysanthemum Stone

Congratulations to Kate W., who is our winner of the Septembris contest!

I received a couple of correct guesses for Chrysanthemum Stone, but the majority of you guessed Bloodstone. I have never worked with that stone before, though I am familiar with it. Perhaps I need to acquire some for future projects, eh?

There will be at least one more contest listed here before the end of the year so keep your antennae up! I will also be posting a Black Friday and holiday sale the day after Thanksgiving. Stay tuned!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Atlantis Rising

I just found out that my Atlantis necklace was featured in this lovely oceanic Treasury! :)

Elements & Artifacts Autumn Collection!

I finished my autumn collection! Autumn is the highlight of my year, followed closely by Halloween and Yule, so this was a dream to create and photograph.

My Halloween collection will be up sometime between the first day of Autumn and October 1st, and I promise my resin leaf pendants will be in that update since they didn't make it into this one. :)

Feel free to contact me if you need something reserved or held until payday, or if something you love has been sold.

http://elementsandartifacts.com





Autumn's Branch
Tangled branches of shadow
wrinkle crisp lines in
the September air.




Autumn Sun
The autumn sun burns brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.



Black Oak
Listen ...
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees
And fall.




Sugar Maple
Listen ...
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees
And fall.




Acorn
The oak sleeps in the acorn.



Indian Summer
The Indian Summer is said to be the dead summer's soul, returned in autumn with a final blaze of warmth.



Chrysanthemum
Never have I seen a more breathtaking array of autumn colors than in the full bloom of a chrysanthemum.



Mabon
Revel in the bounty of this harvest, which is also a festival of the wine deities. As such, it is also a time of mischief and merrymaking!



Lughnasadh
Middle summer; the first harvest.



Autumn's Lullaby
Sleep away the night
As leaves fall beyond your window.
Gold and red swirls of delight,
Where the feet of Autumn dance,
Faerie-like on the ground,
With whistling winds blowing round..



The rest are at http://elementsandartifacts.com!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Septembris Contest!

What if a necklace like this could be yours for free? The winning prize of this contest is a variation of the necklace shown below, with the same antique brass chain and maple pendant, but a different gem stone. Can you guess the stone?

Your hint is that it is named after an autumn flower that is often said to facilitate the slowing and enjoyment of time.



Send your guess to stardust@aliciadabney.com by noon PST on August 28th! Please place Blog Contest in the subject line. Correct guesses will be entered into a randomized drawing for the prize!

Good luck!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Autumn Preview

I've already finished up my "leaves" portion of my autumn jewelry collection, which will go live on September 1st, so I will confirm that both the resin and the skeletal leaves will be returning again! They are even better this year than last! Old examples of those things: