Thursday, October 31, 2013

Back up and running!

FaerieNotions' Gems is back up and running!   After a long break due to health issues, I am back to making great new jewelry items!   I find it appropriate that I start back up on Sahmain, the time of new beginnings.  I am yearning for a fresh new start on life in general.   So to celebrate, here's a coupon code!  FALL20 will get you 20% off anything in the shop!   And as always, free shipping to US and Canada!

And here's my latest and greatest!  It can be found here!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Sale!

Just in time for Valentine's Day!! What's the perfect gift for your lady? Why jewelry of course! Now through Feb.14th, you can get 10% off and free shipping to the US and Canada! Just use coupon code PINK10 at checkout in my shop! I also offer gift certificates! Stop by and shop today! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hand Painted Porcelain

I stumbled onto some beautiful hand painted porcelain pendants at the last gem and bead show. They are breath taking and really got my creative juices flowing! I have used 2 of the 3 I purchased and I couldn't be happier with the results. They really are stunning. The first, a delicate tree painted on a lovely green back ground and hung on a simple strand of black obsidian beads, finished off with a toggle clasp. The second, a fun patterned piece, black and white with gold flecks and tiny painted square spiral. This one is hung on a long necklace composed of tourmaline quartz, sunstone, and soft white howlite, with matching earrings. Both are very eye catching.

Black obsidian is well known as a grounding stone, bringing you to your center.
Tourmaline quartz banishes negativity while sunstone is known as a protective stone. Howlite is known for enhancing creativity and self-awareness.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

What's an ACEO?

An ACEO, or Art Card, Editions and Originals, is a miniature work of art that conforms to a standardized size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". They are highly collectible and sold at many online sites, such as Ebay and Etsy. The difference between an ACEO and an ATC, or Artist Trading Card, is that ACEOs were created solely for the intent to sell, whereas ATCs are intended for trading purposes.

ACEOs are a great way to collect art at affordable prices. They can be displayed in numerous ways. Mats and frames, ACEO wallets, or baseball trading card sleeves are just a few of the ways in which you can store and display your art collection. Some artists create their own unique holders for display.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Introducing BrokenMuse

I want to introduce my art shop, BrokenMuse. Art is a personal journey. Here I hope to share my art with you... I invite you to share in my own personal art and photography journey. I love to work in ink, watercolor and acrylic paints. My favorite is watercolor. I love the way it flows on the paper, sometimes translucent, sometimes bright and thick with color. Photography is another love of mine. There are times when I wish my eyes were cameras and that I could simply hook a wire up to my brain to download all the brilliant images I see on a daily basis. If I could REALLY show the world to see what I see, that would be truly remarkable indeed. Art and photography speak volumes to me, and I hope that I can portray my passions in a way that will touch and inspire you all. Welcome to my shop.

What's your favorite?

FaerieNotions wants to know.. what's your favorite stone? What stones would you love to learn about? Let me know and I'll do my best to answer them all! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great new bracelet!

Showing off my newest creation! This is a double strand bracelet :) Faceted fluorite gives off just the right amount of sparkle to dress up any outfit. It measures 9" in length and is finished off with a toggle clasp. It is believed by many that stones have metaphysical properties. Fluorite aids in organizing thoughts and smoothing out feelings of anger and depression.