If you follow me anywhere else, you’ve probably heard by now that the decision has been made to shut down the LunaSeas online shops. It’s been a good run, but over the last year or so, the shop has become more of a burden than a benefit. So, from now until the winter solstice, I’ll be busy packaging final orders, sorting through the inventory, and slowly shutting things down. My goal is to finish all of the behind the scenes work by New Year’s. End of era, but I’m not entirely sad to see it go.
The shop is dead, long live the shop!
While LunaSeas is being fitted for a coffin, I’m happy to say that I’m going to be able to invest much more time and energy into my other shop, Harvest Moon Designs. Unfortunately, it’s been sadly neglected over the last year or so. The shop is being revamped with a new look and I’ve bought a fabulous set of shop graphics from an Etsy vendor that sets just the tone I’m looking for (that’s the avatar on the left). I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots with mainstream crafts.
That’s all for now… and enough to keep me busy through the end of the year!
It’s been a mad, mad world lately, but I’m still here and still creating. I delved into my jewelry-making supplies the other day and have been playing with those. The results so far have been to make necklaces from a couple of hand wrapped pendants that have been too long without a home.
The first pendant is made of rhodonite, wire-wrapped with a bit of rose quartz and rhodocrosite, with a chain that features more rhodonite with red jasper lentil beads. This one has a sweet, peaceful feel to it.
It was a dark and stormy night when the second necklace came into being… no really, there was a raging thunderstorm going on. Since it’s a very calming, protective piece, it’s probably going to get christened “Weathering the Storm”. The pendant is made of blue kyanite and the accent beads include blue lace agate, opalite glass, iolite, blue glass, and denim quartz.
The jewelry making supplies aren’t just yielding necklaces, however. I’ve put together three new divination pendulums for the shop as well. A bloodstone pendant that has been laying around the craft room for years has finally found a home, as have a piece of green sea-glass and an oddly faceted gold stone. Sometimes, it just takes a while for a piece to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Me, I’m happy to have these guys on their way out of the nest.
P.S. If you like these, they are (or soon will be) posted to LunaSeas
on Etsy. Come by and buy?