Christmas Restocking

My jewellery-making has been rather lax of late, while burlesque consumed my time and soul, but since it will now be a few months before I can be in another show (*cue sad sniffle*) and since Christmas is just around the corner, it seemed like a good time to get busy again, so there are finally new pieces over at Persephone’s Pendants, including for the first time earring sets (making my shop name faintly dishonest, but I think I would sooner lie than spoil the nice alliteration) …

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Please let me know if you would like more or closer images of any of these pieces (including the ones not yet listed), and also I am of course happy to make custom pieces as long as the stone is one I can source locally. The price of custom pieces will depend upon the value of the stone.

These pieces will be available on Facebook for one week, then it is high time I moved the remainder over to Etsy and launched my shop there: a plunge I have been putting back for some time, since a local shop – Crystals and Clocks – very kindly offered to display various pieces from my first batch among their stock. Alas, sales there have also been very quiet (and while I am quite certain I am getting better at this craft, it would be nice to have some positive reinforcement … not to mention cash to restock materials, so it is more than high time I took things properly online).

Prices: pendants are £8-£12 depending on complexity of wrap, earrings alone are £12, pendant and earring sets are £20 (though open to near offers on all).

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Persephone’s Pendants

Writing, modelling, dancing, and game designing have all been uneventful subjects of late, alas, and since transitioning is pretty well done and dusted (other than ongoing speech therapy classes) there won’t be much news on that score either. However, I haven’t been a complete layabout, and here is the evidence …

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(Some examples of my work, resting on my altar.)

Persephone’s Pendants* (currently based over on Facebook) began life as another of my myriad hobbies that got out of hand. A friend of mine introduced me to various witchcrafty arts last year, including Tarot reading (which I also adore) and spellwork involving crystals. I started making pendants such as these when I was looking for a way to wear some of the crystals I had used in my spellwork. My first idea was to buy plain spiral cages, but only finding these for sale in a high street shop for six pounds apiece, I decided it would cheaper and more fun buy some wire and teach myself. Having thus made a few for my own personal use, I then decided to keep on doing it as a very small business venture.

My original intention was to start an Etsy shop, but after half of my first batch sold to friends and friends of friends within a day of being announced, I have put that on hold until I have more stock made up, and I will just be keeping in touch with potential customers through my Facebook page and possibly this blog for now. Please look out for updates there. My typical price range is £8-£10 (based on the size of stone used, and complexity of design).

I also take requests for specific stones, design types, wire types, etc. Bespoke pendants need to be priced a little higher, though, to cover the cost of sourcing specific stones (I tend to buy in batches, so I may or may not have a particular stone free to work with at any given time).

Incidentally, In case anyone else buys these for magical purposes, all stones are cleared vibrationally in my Tibetan singing bowl.


* Named less for the Greek Goddess of the Underworld and more for my burlesque stage persona

 

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