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New this week at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com! [23 Jan 2012|01:04pm]

memoryanddream
Been hard at work making new items for the shop and today I got five new pieces photographed and listed!





Between two new trees - a multi colored Opal and a watermelon tourmaline - and two pairs of sterling hoops (rainbow gemstone and emerald green aventurine) and even a new pair of 14k gold threader earrings in a rainbow of color, there's a lot more variety available right now in the shop!

And, as always, I gladly accept custom orders so if you don't see exactly what you want, just ask! I'll be happy to make it for you.

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What's new at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com! [16 Sep 2011|03:47pm]

memoryanddream
Well, first off, after spending the ENTIRE summer on medications trying to get myself safe enough for surgery, looks like my hysterectomy will be on October 5th.

For those who've missed the updates, I'm 34 and over Memorial Day weekend, I went into the ER in massive pain, only to discover my uterus is full of tumors. Literally pounds of them. So much in fact, I was unsafe for surgery. I have over $10,000 in hospital bills and trying to raise the final $600 I need for surgery. (Of a total of $2,600 total.)

I've been on UNPAID medical leave this whole time (my last paycheck was June 3rd) so trying to pay my regular bills has been a challenge, let alone raising EXTRA money for surgery.

So here's a look at what's new in my shop. Sales help me with living expenses, medical bills and surgery costs. All the info can be found here.

Even if you can't buy something, just passing on the link in your twitter, facebook, blog, etc. is greatly appreciated!






Thank you for your support!

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Medical Fundraising for Needed Surgery [09 Jun 2011|12:45pm]

memoryanddream
You can follow the progress of visits, current health, etc on my blog with my hysterectomy tag but this is just a summary of the situation. The full details can also be found here: http://giveneyestosee.com/blog/hysterectomy/

Memorial Day Weekend I went into the ER after two days of non-stop severe pain. Many tests and an overnight stay later, it turns out that my uterus is full of tumors.I have multiple softball and multiple baseball sized fibroid tumors and equally large cysts. The total mass is approximately the size of a basketball.

I was on a fast-track for a hysterectomy when my OB/GYN discovered that it was worse then initially believed and I'm too high risk for surgery. High risk is 250 grams of tumors. I'm at over 1,200 grams. I am now on a shot to induce medical menopause in order to attempt to shrink the tumors prior to surgery. The larger the tumors, the more complicated and lengthy the surgery, the more time I will be under anesthesia, the more complications and blood transfusions I will need. So we're trying to get them shrunk at least half.

I work a part-time job that does NOT give me insurance. I also do NOT get paid for any time off period. So I’m already out two weeks of pay with many more to come. (When I do have surgery, I'll be out 4 weeks in unpaid recovery as well.) I have already applied for and been denied financial and medical assistance by the state. I’m asking anyone who can help for your support as a result.

I need a total of $2,600 just to pay my OB/GYN, $1,400 of which must be up front before the surgery. This does NOT include the hospital, anesthesiologist, radiology, etc. It also does NOT include the fees for the office visits and tests pre-op. (I’ve already spend $463 on those as of June 7th)

I have set up a Donation Fund here: http://tiny.cc/hysterectomy

I am also trying to promote my own store front as replacement income during this period: http://PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com/

My friends are also helping me set up a second shop full of donated items. You can find that here: http://PhoenixFunds.etsy.com/





If you could look around and see if there's something you'd like to buy, pass on my links, donate a hand crafted item, craft supplies or a vintage item for the fundraiser shop or make a donation - any of it would be helpful and appreciated. The more people pass on my information, links and story, the more I can hopefully raise the funds I need.

Thank you for your support!

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Stunning micro faceted citrine tree of life pendant [23 Feb 2011|02:37pm]

memoryanddream
I was able recently to purchase some absolutely stunning AAA-grade, micro faceted rondelle citrine gemstones. This citrine is shaded in a lovely range of colors from clear, through a champagne tone, into a dark, amber honey shade. It’s clear, flawless and sparkles like crazy. I can't say enough about how lovely these gems are! Grin Using sterling silver wire, I took these gorgeous gems and made the most amazing Tree of Life pendant.



Citrine is a semi-precious stone in the quartz family. Citrine has been called the "stone of the mind" and is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". It's said to bring luck to those in sales by placing a piece in the cash drawer. Citrine is also used as an alternative to the November birthstone, Yellow Topaz, due to it's similar color. The pendant is approximately 1.5" by 1.25" in width making it a lovely size.

I love when I can work with super luxe stones. In my budget it doesn't happen often enough so it's always so exciting for a bead-hound like myself. It's available for purchase HERE.

As always, custom orders also available as well!

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Personalized Sterling Silver Pendant - A perfect gift for under $25! [03 Dec 2010|12:01pm]

memoryanddream
A bird's nest has a lot of symbolic meaning including protection of the young and nurturing new generation and life. A nest is a home and a shelter and a Mother bird dedicates herself to the protection of her precious eggs. This process is celebrated in this piece.

Sterling silver plated wire that is treated to prevent tarnishing is woven to form the nest shape and glass pearls in your choice of color(s) are nestled safely within.


Available for purchase here!


You can choose between 2 and 4 pearl colors in any combination you would like. The first example shows April, May and August and represents my sister, myself and my Mom. The second is a customer's selection and features March, April, October and December.

Ideas for choice? Children's birthstones, grandkids, siblings, parents, friends - any combination that is special to you. Would even make a remembrance or memorial piece for loved ones who have passed.

Plus, your order ships for only $1 in the US!

*Please Note: As glass pearls are completely man-man, they are 100% vegetarian/vegan friendly and a great alternative for those who prefer cruelty-free jewelry options.

Bird Nest Birthstone Pendants HERE and Tree of Life Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets and more also available in the storefront!

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Newest items, personalized options and $1 shipping sale! [18 Nov 2010|10:37am]

memoryanddream
There's something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! And custom orders gladly accepted!

Etsy
PhoenixFireDesigns

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New items at the PhoenixFire Designs Etsy Storefront! [19 May 2010|03:41pm]

memoryanddream
Several new items from last week and today are live on the PhoenixFire Designs Etsy Storefront!







Click any image for larger pics and purchase information!


I'm also still offering FREE SHIPPING on all US orders ($1 Canada/$2 Everywhere Else) on all items in PhoenixFire Designs Etsy Storefront!

As always, I also GLADLY take custom orders, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have something unique or special in mind!

Thanks for your continued support.

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"...paganism and witchcraft were never intended to receive the protections of the Religion Clauses" [19 Feb 2010|06:18am]

nebris
[ mood | militant ]

"In one of their first arguments to the court, the defendants said that certain “traditional” faiths are first tier faiths and that those faiths were meant to have equal rights and protections under the United States Constitution, but that all of the other faiths were second tier faiths, and were not meant to have the same equal rights and protections under the United States Constitution as the first tier faiths.”

Via Patrick M. McCollum; et al., v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; et al.: The current case, which has been in litigation for five years, and is currently before the 9th Circuit, centers on the State of California’s “five faiths” policy.

Read More...and cross post!

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New items and FREE SHIPPING on all jewelry! [10 Feb 2010|08:01pm]

memoryanddream
Etsy
Buy Handmade
PhoenixFireDesigns

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New stuff in Botanica [15 Jun 2008|09:55am]

vescha_sur
I have made some new things this week. Take a look!

A Rosary for Vodou Lwa, LaSirene, Saint Martha.



A Rosary for Vodou Lwa, Papa Legba, Saint Peter.



And a love charm/amulet.

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New Addition to Vescha Magickal and Spiritual [05 Jun 2008|08:09pm]

vescha_sur
HI WITCHY'S! I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I HAVE A NEW ADDITION TO THE BOTANICA ONLINE 
MOJO BAG, CANDLE AND BATH- CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR INTENTIONS

IT'S NEW AND I AM JUST GETTING AROUND TO PROMOTING IT, ANY OTHER WITCHES OR PRACTITIONERS OUT THERE THAT MIGHT BE FOLLOWING A SIMILAR PATH IN ROOTWORK AND HEALING WORK FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME A BUZZ ON MY LIVE JOURNAL! I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS, SINCE I HAVE BEEN PRETTY SOLITARY MOSTLY UNTIL RECENTLY AND STARTED GETTING OUT TO THE PUBLIC BRINGING MY CRAFT MORE OUTWARDLY TO THEM FOR THE SAKE OF GOOD HUMANITY! LOL.
RESPECTS,
REV. VESCHA.SUR

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Привет! [17 Mar 2008|11:36pm]
kjk_123
Привет всем!

Я тут совсем не долго, давайте знакомиться!

Вот, если что, мой адрес: kjk123@inbox.ru

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Just saying hi for the 1st time [08 Feb 2007|10:42am]

witchfest_coa
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intro... [18 Nov 2006|01:01am]
datura_shadows
i guess i should probably do this at some point. i joined this community a few days ago, and am really looking forward to being a part of it. i'm not sure that i'll have all that much to contribute to begin with, as i am just beginning my journey. i've always considered myself an atheist or an agnostic. my husband is a buddhist, and i've done a lot of reading and research on various relions and spiritual beliefs, only to find that none of them "fit" me. however, this is different...from the moment that i stepped into this realm (pagan & wiccan), i've felt at "home". i'm still very much a beginner, and i'm still trying to find my specific path, but i do feel that i am finally pointed towards the direction of the paths that are meant for me. and it feels good - really good.

anyway, my name is kym, but for all intents and purposes, please refer to me as "datura". i'm 32, married, have a 13 year old son and 8 indoor cats. we recently just moved back to northwest ohio from michigan to care for my elderly parents. currently, i am just beginning to study the very basics. i've picked up several books, visited a spiritual "variety" store not too far from here (where i've collected quite a few items to aid in my study), and i've also signed up online with magicka shool, tarot college, witch school, and the pagan college. i'm not certain as to the quality of any of these, but i figure they will at least give me a general base from which to start.

i guess that's it for now. i just wanted to say hello and to introduce myself. i'm sorry if you see this cross-posted to some different communities - i've joined a lot as of late, and i'm not feeling up to writing a seperate intro for each one.

i'm really looking forward to being in this community, learning from all of you, and hopefully making some new friends that take me seriously throughout this learning process. if you have any questions for me, ask away - i'm pretty much an open book.

i hope this finds everyone well.

~datura

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well met [25 Aug 2006|12:54pm]

explicitreality
[ mood | happy ]

Well met, I just found this community, and I'd like to "meet", if even virtually, fellow witches/mages...magical practitioners. I have a wealth of knowledge, and a vast number of questions....Is this the place? The solstice came and went....it's now nigh on september...the next Celebration is, of course, Samhain! Yay! Any recipes? Any celebrations? Any ideas? I'd love to see what traditions are like around the world...and maybe localize a celebration (I'm moving to the Tacoma, wa area).. to introduce myself a bit: I'm a student, and working on my little shop to create and sell wares and lotions. I have been "out of practice" for a long while, and I feel the call of magic these days... what are some of the highlights of this community? Any suggestions for the newbie? *curtsy* Be Blessed

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Merry Meet [19 Jul 2006|05:54pm]

jinx_victim
[ mood | chipper ]

Hey everyone! I'm new here and thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm 20, female, and I live in New Zealand. My beliefs are an amalgam of Trad. Witch beliefs and Wiccan beliefs. Not enough of these beliefs are solely Wiccan for me to call myself Wiccan, so despite my belief in, and love of, the Lord and Lady, I just call myself a Witch.

I'm Solitary, and although I'd like to have more witchy friends, I don't really work well with others as far as rituals go. I suppose i just haven't had the opportunity to interact with other people's energies enough.

At the moment I'm studying Shamanism (and I adore it!). After I've temporarily quenched my thirst for Shamanic information and skills, I'll look into Druidism.

MM and BB

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what do you do for solstice? [21 Jun 2006|11:19am]

ladyinfidel
how do you celebrate today, if you do anything?

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Handmade Rune Sets [16 Jun 2006|02:55pm]

memoryanddream
I recently made my first set of runes as a gift for a woman's pagan swap circle. They were so well received, that I've decided to expand my site - PhoenixFire Designs - to offer them for sale. These sets are entirely handcrafted and no two sets are alike. I can easily customize them to whatever color you'd like. Each set comes with full-color symbol meanings and large pouch for storage.


This is a pearlescent white with gold set.

And here are two other sample colors, though I can do any color you'd like. (No extra charge.)


I hope anyone who's interested in runes, or who have wanted a set would consider ordering ones that are handmade rather then mass produced. Each set is made with loving care.
http://phoenixfiredesigns.com/runes.html

By Pagans for Pagan! :)

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Brainstorming for Potential Wicca Manuscript [13 May 2006|04:46pm]
silverrosenf
Greetings!

I am currently working on some ideas for a Wicca "how-to" manuscript on Career related practices, prayers, and magic. I would love to test the idea with some folks......I've done some market due diligence and there isn't really one volume devoted entirely to the idea. However, I don't know if this is because there is limited appeal or because it just hasn't been done (I know there have been similar books, E.G. Silver Ravenwolf's Spells for Abdundance.....)

So I have two questions:

1. Would you purchase a book on this broad topic for your library?
2. What sub-sections/issues/topics would you like to see covered?

Thank you in advance for any thoughts you might have on this.

Rose

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GRAND grand opening [08 May 2006|07:32pm]

markxiii
SAN DIEGO PAGANY-GOODNESS!
I told everyone about Tree of Life's opening, now I'm telling everyone about the GRAND grand opening party this Sat, the 13th.
There is going to be food, free stuff and prizes, and in the evening diana_might and Alex will be doing a full moon ritual.
EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!YES, THAT'S RIGHT FREE!!!
The funness will be going on all day, so come by anytime.
See ya there,
-stella
http://treeoflifestore.com/
x-posted everywhere cuz I'm being a whore like that.

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