Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Christmas in July sale

It's that time of year for my annual sale.  Enjoy 15% off with coupon code CIJ15

You can use the coupon on my website and/or in my Etsy shop

Thanks to all my wonderful customers who have been shopping my annual sale so far!  At the moment my Etsy shop is offering a wider selection.

Sale ends July 12, 2015

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Handmade nature jewelry

Today I want to share with you my nature inspired jewelry. Heron necklace I gave this beautiful brass pendant a blue patina finish and topped it with an opal turquoise glass bead. Last week I took it down to the Clark Fork River and shot pictures of it. Love the rushing water behind it! dragonfly necklace My best seller is this beautiful Verdigris Patina dragonfly. If you look closely you can see an ear of corn on the bottom wings. I love this charm so much because it reminds me of the Zuni Indian story of the Corn maiden and dragonfly. A short version is that the people were in the middle of a food fight and this really upset the corn maiden. A little boy made a dragonfly out of corn stalk and it really pleased the corn maiden. She forgave the people for their waste and to this day the dragonfly can be found fluttering about the corn. blue dragonfly necklace If you are in Helena, Montana my nature jewelry can be found at Frayed Sew. Also, the Arboretum in Flagstaff, Arizona carries my dragonfly jewelry. Of course, I would love you to visit my online shop too at Gypsy Moon Designs

Sunday, April 27, 2014

small hoop, big hoop, double hoop...Bohemian hoop earrings!

I love hoop earrings! Part of it is they make me think of my sweet Mom. If you ask her what type of earring she likes it is always big hoop earrings. So, today I thought I would share a variety of my designs on my blog here. Bohemian hoop earrings This design I created about six months ago, same with the one below. On the Bohemian hoop earrings with the mint glass, I gave the inner hoop a Verdigris Patina finish to. I love the combo of copper and patina. The mint glass has a cool glow to it is the sunshine! double hoop earrings Living in majestic Montana inspired the next two pair of hoop earrings. I dangled feather charms with a Verdigris and dark patina from the center of a hammered brass hoop...really like the rustic look mixed with the shiny brass. The deer are every where here in Montana...I love them so much, even though it makes gardening a challenge. bohemian feather earrings deer earrings For a couple of years now I have been designing these smaller hoop earrings. I love dragonflies and the Coptic cross reminds me of the 4 directions Native American symbol. dragonfly earrings Coptic cross earrings What I love about these hoop earrings are how light they are. I really love creating earrings that are big yet easy to wear. If you have enjoyed my designs, feel free to drop by my shop Gypsy Moon Designs. When you get there enjoy 10% off with coupon code BLOG10. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bohemian earrings with silk tassels

It's that time of year when I start to prepare for my Summer craft shows. When I saw these beautiful silk tassels from Rajasthan, India I just knew they had to part of my designs! gypsy earrings I hand painted filigree charms and on some I added little mirrors. Mirrors are said to ward of the evil eye by reflecting back bad spirits. bohemian earrings with mirror I have lots of curl hair and find earrings get lost in my long hair. I made a pair for myself and you could see them through all my hair. I found while wearing them that I often reach up and play with the tassel...they are so silky, how could I resist! boho earrings The tassels come in so many lovely colors...I especially love the hot pink. statement earrings I couldn't resist making a really long pair in green and purple! These would be a blast to wear to an outdoor concert. hippie grunge earrings I love to patina metal. So, on this big pair of earrings that I like to call Hippie Grunge I added some patina grasshopper charms and recycled silk sari fabric. The fabric had some flower sequins on it which add a cool summer look! This pair was so fun to create! colorful bohemian earrings My favorite color combo! I painted the filigree wheel in a two tone of blue and green, then added this neon green silk!!! Stop by my shopGypsy Moon Designs and enjoy free shipping! You can use coupon code FREESHIP. Good only within the U.S. Also feel free to follow me on Facebook to catch my newest creations. Gypsy Moon Designs on Facebook

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Handmade Valentine's jewelry

Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde

The day of love is fast approaching. I have been busy in my studio creating jewelry with heart charms that are hand patina-ed and pretty carved Mother of Pearl roses.
I really had fun creating this long key necklace. I'm a huge fan of Tom Waits and love his song Blue Valentine, so I just had to make a blue heart!
For the rest of January I will be busy creating Valentine jewelry so please drop by and checkout my Valentine section in my shop: Valentine jewelry. Happy day of love~ “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Laozi
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