Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Madness Sale!

It wouldn't be right if I didn't follow tradition and offer a Holiday Madness sale at Elements & Artifacts! For the first time ever this sale comes with a new collection of stocking stuffers: sparkling Holiday Ornaments, ethereal Yule-Frost Orbs, and luxe showcased gemstones.

From now through Monday, November 26th, you may take 20% off your order with the coupon code YULE20. Please note that custom orders are not eligible for this discount. Since the release of new work is tied to a limited sale, there will be no reserves.

Thank you so much for all of the love and support for my work. It truly means the world to me! Just wait until you see what I have in store for 2013! *steeples hands*

I wish you all a wonderfully magical, joyous holiday season! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Madness is Coming!

The annual E&A Holiday Madness sale is coming just before Black Friday hits the east coast on November 22nd at 9:00 PT. The sale will kick off with new jewelry in the form of stocking stuffers, holiday ornaments, Yule-Frost Orbs, and luxe showcased gemstones. BE READY! There are no reserves and the discount will be 20%! (Please note that custom work is not eligible for the discount.)

My reserved queue of remakes and commissions has grown long enough that I am closing off further requests at this time. I will continue to set aside spare time, when possible, to offer this again in the future! Thank you all so much for this amazing response to my work! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yule/Winter 2012 Collection is here!

I'm very excited to present my Yuletide 2012 collection with over one hundred items! Working on this collection was difficult but rewarding as I sought to express all aspects of the season and festivities. There is also a lightheartedness that comes as this collection signals the close of another creative year of themed collections. 

My winter collection plays off of the duality and tension between the cold/dark and warm/festive aspects of the holidays and winter season. I sought to offer new work and old favorites, and was also afforded the luxury of time to experiment more than usual and learn a new style of wire wrapping, as shown in a recent blog post. I hope you love this year's collection!

Please stay tuned for some BIG announcements later this month! They're good ones and you won't want to miss them! *coughcommissionsandstockingstufferscough*

Monday, November 5, 2012

Yule/Winter 2012 Preview, Part II

Heads up! Here is another sneak peek into this week's Yule/Winter 2012 collection! Over 115 items in a wide range of colors, styles, and prices will go live at Elements & Artifacts on Wednesday, November 7th at 11:00am PT!

The Dark of December

Element: Earth

The Frostwind Legend

Ice Flower

The IceShard Dagger



Snow-Laced Evergreen

Snow Upon Snow

Emerald Garlands

Friday, November 2, 2012

Yule/Winter 2012 Preview

Brace yourselves! Here is a major sneak peek into next week's Yule/Winter 2012 collection! While the items in this preview are predominantly cool-toned, there are plenty of warm-toned pieces and a TON of earrings in a collection that is 115+ items! 

I'll announce details for the day/time of the update on Monday along with another major preview! Have a wonderful weekend!

Aurora Borealis 2012

 Dance of the Spirits
mystic quartz daggers

The Frozen Leaf
with a new wire wrapped embellishment drawn from my Solstice Dance pieces

The Ice Storm
dichroic glass layered PMC pendant

Lightbringer Ring
with patterned sterling band

Blue Winter Lotus

Passage of Winter 
with ombre shaded blue sapphires


Winter Forest
with bronze-infused emerald and pyrite

Yule Mandala

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Wire Techniques

I recently found myself with some extra time to try a wire tutorial that I had purchased but never used. It is taught and designed by Iza Malczyk and was both fun and challenging. You can see the tutorial piece  here:

What that tutorial did for me, besides teaching me something new, was open up a huge realm of possibilities. This week I found myself with an unheard-of amount of spare time, so I decided to take the newly acquired wire techniques and make my own designs. The fun and challenging part is that they are, for the most part, done in the moment. They are formed in a way that best showcases the stone's shape and cut and, for now, are one-of-a-kind. Even a duplicate gemstone center is likely to have variations in another pendant.

Below are preview photos for the rainbow moonstone, green hydro quartz, and sapphire necklaces. They will be part of my coming Yule/Winter collection! Details to come!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Giveaway Winners

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my Elements & Artifacts anniversary in September! I had to reorder the free Spook-O-Ween note cards that went out in your orders not once, but twice! I am so grateful for all of your love and support.

I'll cut to the chase and announce the two giveaway winners. selected the winning numbers for me and I matched those with the orders that came in, the first order of September being number one and so on.

1. The exclusive 50% OFF coupon code goes to wemustntdwell Jenny C. and is good on any one order (of any size) before 12/31/12. I will contact you with your coupon code! 
2. The exclusive pair of wire wrapped earrings goes to beeviva Viva G. and I will contact you to get your preferences on gemstones, colors, and metal type!

Congratulations, ladies!

One last thing today: OCTOBER SALE! I have set more than 30 spooky Halloween earrings and pendants in the shop to just $10 or $12 for a limited time only. First come, first served. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Elements & Artifacts Halloween 2012 and Anniversary Celebration!

I am very excited to present my Halloween 2012 and Queen of Witches collection! Autumn is hands-down my favorite season and Halloween one of my favorite holidays and I am once again marking the anniversary of Elements & Artifacts with a celebration!

Elements & Artifacts turns four this month! I am also just shy of seven years of selling on Etsy! When I unveiled Elements & Artifacts and its conceptually themed creations, I had no idea it would grow and evolve in so many amazing ways. Thank you all for your excitement, referrals, feedback, comments, and support over the years. Every single thing means so much to me and your support enables me to continue this intensely creative work. 

To celebrate, I am offering the following celebrations which are valid now through September 30, 2012:

1. Every order will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one exclusive 50% OFF coupon code*, good on any one order (excluding custom work) through the end of 2012. 
2. Every order will be entered into a drawing for a chance win one exclusive pair of wire wrapped gemstone earrings*
3. While supplies last, every order will receive a FREE unreleased Spook-O-Ween blank note card. It was created this summer with ink, ebony pencil, and Prismacolor pencils on smooth bristol. I wanted to revisit the symbols and tropes of Samhain and Halloween in a fun, spooky cute way. I hope you like it!

4. Every package will include a secret coupon code. The discount can be used on any orders placed through the end of 2012. 
5. Domestic orders of $50 or more will automatically be upgraded from First Class to Priority at no extra cost. 

Thank you, once again, for all your love and support over the years! Enjoy your September, welcome Autumnal Equinox, and bring on the magic of Halloween! :D

*The two giveaway winners will be announced here and on Facebook on October 1st!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Preview: Spook O' Ween!

The Halloween 2012 and Queens of Witches collection will go live on Tuesday, September 4th at 11 AM Pacific Time! I will be celebrating four years of E&A and seven years of selling on Etsy by offering a September full of shipping upgrades, secret coupon codes, an exclusive FREE note card with new artwork titled "Spook-O-Ween", and two end-of-month giveaways! 

Here are sneak previews for Halloween Night, Bewitched Halloween Leaf, Dead Man's Hand, All Hallow's Eve, the NEW 2012 version of the E&A Sugar Skull, and Burial Shroud.

There are almost 150 items in this year's Halloween update: Queens of Witches, classic Halloween and Samhain themes, spider demons and goddesses, ghosts and haunts, chilling bones, spooky skulls and skeletons, winged bats, ancient fossils, iridescent leaves, haunted carnivals, vined pumpkins, Trick or Treat earrings, and so much more!

I'm so very excited to release the Kraken Halloween collection! Be ready! :D

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Halloween Preview: Creepy Crawlies!

This Halloween preview features spider goddesses and other creepy crawlies with Tangle Web, Spider Demon, Lolth's WebOver the Graves, and Arachne's Sentinel!

The new work will be available on Tuesday, September 4th as part of my E&A anniversary celebration for September! Full details on the September giveaways, swag, shipping upgrades, and more are coming soon! There will be one last preview on Friday!