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ArtLog: December Shiny Sale! - ALL DONE, THANKS!
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Hi! I'm Elise, otherwise known as Lioness. In case you don't already know me, this is what I do*, and I'm having a December shiny sale. The sale will continue until it's done, which will probably happen on the evening of Sunday, December 9. (That leaves me enough time to ship things before I go off to New York.)

SALE IS DONE! All unsold shinies now go back to full price.
Thank you, and you should be seeing an email with totals soon.



Named Necklaces ON SALE:

"Consensus" necklace: glass, fiber optic bead, sterling silver. $295 More views here. $235 $210 $180

"In Leaf-Light Triumphant" necklace: chrysoprase, glass, sterling silver. $300 $240 $220 $160

... "Margaretta on the Shore" necklace: quartz with inclusions, labradorite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About 41.5 inches long. $305 $244 $230 SOLD

"Mrs. Dragon, In Her Garden, Midsummer" necklace: glass and sterling silver. $195 $155 $140 $75

"Sea-Maiden, Sea-Monster" necklace: paua shell, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $320 $256 $230 $200

"She Used To Keep A Potion Shop" necklace: chrysoprase, glass, stone, sterling silver. $320 $256 $230 $150

"Strategy and Tactics Among the Mermaids" necklace: aquamarine, chrysoprase, prehnite, dyed shell, glass, opal matrix, lampwork glass, sterling silver. About 45 inches long. $270 $216 $200 $175

"Table of Correspondences" necklace: turquoise (some stabilized), dyed magnesite, stone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver, and scholarship. $380 $280 $224 $200 $180

... "Turning" necklace and earrings set: surprising colors of aquamarine and chrysoprase on sterling silver. More views here. $155 $124 the set SOLD

"The Waters of Twilight Are Endless" necklace: glass and sterling silver. This one is sold by the inch. In this particular sale, at this particular moment, it's $4 $3 an inch, and clasps are $6. I keep adding beads in the middle so it grows, so there's always more of it. I think there's eighty feet of it in the world so far. Something like that, anyway. Someday I'd love to get together at a convention with many people who have pieces of it, have them all label their piece, and then hook them all together and stand inside the circle and take a picture. SOLD: 24" with a clasp, and there's still plenty left

"When Ma'at Was Young" necklace: glass, cloisonne, dyed magnesite, lampwork glass, agate and carnelian, sterling silver. $265 $210 $195 $170 ... and there are two pairs of earrings (sold separately below) which harmonize with this necklace; you'll know them by the "Ma'at" in their names.


Necklace-Crowns ON SALE:

"Modern Enchantments" necklace-crown: vintage plastic, color-treated pearls, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. More photos here, including a nice one of Lynne Thomas with it at the Hugo Awards. $400 $320 $300 $280 $250

"A Recipe for Magic" necklace-crown: glass jar with cast resin and glitter and zinc alloy spoon charm, glass, aquamarine, blue lace agate, prehnite, peruvian opal, stone, chalcedony, sterling silver. More photos here. $600 $480 $375 $325 $295 $150 and no that is not a typo.


Katabasis Series pendants ON SALE

This is the series based on "Katabasis: Seraphic Trains" by Sarah Monette, a.k.a. truepenny. The story itself was sparked by a necklace called "Why Do You Linger?", which has been involved in a number of different stories by Sarah. "Katabasis: Seraphic Trains" is an intricate and many-folded story with twenty-four little section headings that are themselves the lyrics to a song, given out of order.

... wings, torn from cloudy moths - pendant of brass, glitter and brassy wings in resin, glass. $70 $56 SOLD

those cold mirrors - pendant of brass, with brass stampings (you see the lighthouse; if you hold the bottle just right you can see the brass lightning bolt cast in the resin), glitter, resin, and glass. $100 $80 $65

long-held breath - pendant of sterling silver, quartz crystal and glitter in resin, glass, zinc alloy, and base metal stampings. $80 $64 $50 $40

singing home the rooks and ravens - pendant of copper, resin, glitter, brass, and glass. A pencil, a measuring stick... $70 $56 $45 $40

dead leaves - pendant of brass, copper, zinc alloy, resin, glitter, glass. And exquisite manners. $95 $75 $60 $50 $40


Named Pendants ON SALE:

... "Alien Romance" pendant: chrysoprase, glass, sterling silver. $42 $34 $30 SOLD

"Dinos of the Desert" pendant: Faceted mookite, coprolite slab, sterling silver. And yep, coprolite is fossilized dino poo. Be the coolest science teacher at your school if you're wearing one of these. $50 $40 $30 $25 $20

"Future Present" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver. $26 $21 $17

... "Going There In Dreams" pendant: agate, base metal beads, sterling silver wire. $50 $40 SOLD

"Gopis of the Spaceways" pendant: Pilbara jasper, transfer-printed plastic bead, gf bead and wire. $58 $47 $37 $32 $22

"The Inventor Takes A Mate" pendant: ocean jasper and sterling silver. Yes, she does. $43 $34 $27 $25

... "Keep Looking" pendant: pyrite in matrix, sterling silver. $25 $20 $16 $11 SOLD

"Like Noplace You've Seen" pendant: stone, gold filled bead and wire. $59 $47 $36 $32


Named Earrings ON SALE:

... "After the War" earrings: stone, glass, sterling silver. $28 $22 SOLD

"The Angelic Debates" earrings: dyed magnesite, seraphimite, sterling silver. $28 $23 $20

"Another Pirate's Moon" earrings: glass and sterling silver. Arrr. Shiny! $22 $18 $15

"The Archaeologist's Vineyard" earrings: stone, glass, sterling silver. $23 $19 $16

"Breakfast with the Kelpies" earrings: stone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $38 $30 $23 $14

"Dancing With the Tides" earrings: aquamarines with inclusions, glass, sterling silver. $29 $24 $20

"Daughter of the Forest" earrings: stone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $24 $20 $17

"Definitely" earrings: glass and sterling silver. (A bit heavy, these are.) $17 $14 $12

"Dragon's Diplomacy" earrings: stone and sterling silver. $30 $24 $20

"Dragons of the Woods" earrings: stone and sterling silver. $28 $23 $20 $16

"Fae of the Western Slopes" earrings: mookite, glass, sterling silver. $21 $17 $14

... "Five Things the Nightingale Said" earrings: dyed chalcedony (?), Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $30 $24 SOLD

"A Flask or Two of Fire Spirits" earrings: agate, glass, sterling silver. $24 $20 $17

"Heard It Already" earrings: stone and sterling silver. $26 $21 $18

"Imperial Stormcloud" earrings: labradorite, glass, sterling silver. $25 $20 $16

"Invitation To a Mer-Girl's Birthday Party" earrings: chrysoprase, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. Yeah, I've been getting the goooooood chrysoprase lately. $65 $52 $44 $35

... "Learning the World's Name" earrings: dendritic agate, mookite, sterling silver. $28 $23 $20 SOLD

"Like the Tides" earrings: cloisonne shell, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $21 $17 $15

... "linger" earrings: These are superlight earrings of glass and sterling silver. They will need careful handling, as otherwise the superlight earwires will bend. That said, they're supercheap: $3 $2 $1 SOLD

"The Long Way Home" earrings: silverleaf jasper, glass, sterling silver. $28 $22 $18 $15

"Lucky" earrings: glass and sterling silver. Heavy, these are. Must be because they're full of luck. $23 $18 $14

"Ma'at's House" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $19 $14 $12

... "Ma'at's Voice" earrings: Swarovski crystal, glass, lampwork glass, sterling silver. $30 $24 SOLD

... "Natural Histories" earrings: mookite, sterling silver. $26 $21 $18 $16 SOLD

"A New Sort of Enchantment" earrings: glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $26 $21 $18

"The Ones Who Built Sanctuary" earrings: aquamarine, dove-gray dyed shell, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $30 $24 $20

... "playful" earrings: These are superlight earrings of glass and sterling silver. They will need careful handling, as otherwise the superlight earwires will bend. That said, they're supercheap: $3 $2 $1 SOLD

"Prairie Remembered" earrings: greeny-brown aquamarines, glass, sterling silver. $34 $28 $23 $19

"Queen of the Circus" earrings: Peruvian opal (?), Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $30 $24 $20 $18

... Shining Star #1 earrings: $25 $12 $9 SOLD

... "Spring Moon Magic" earrings: opalite glass, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $25 $20 SOLD

"Stone Seas" earrings: pietersite, glass, sterling silver. $23 $19 $15

"Thoughts of Another Ocean" earrings: dyed chalcedony (?), Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $25 $20 $18

"Upon Closer Examination of the Circumstances, More Was Revealed" earrings: quartz, glass, labradorite, sterling silver. Sneaky purple-ish flash. Now you see it, now you don't. $35 $28 $24 $22 $20


New shinies:

"And Every Light A Blessing" earrings: blue and green goldstone glass and sterling silver. $25 $20

"Audience with the Sybil earrings: Botswana agate, sterling silver. $30 $25

... "The Bells of Avalon" earrings: opalite glass, sterling silver. $25 $20 SOLD

"Breakfast with the Fisher King (Three of Cups)" necklace: rock crystal cylinder beads, shell, lampwork and other glass, quartz oval with tiny inclusions, brass, sterling silver. About 56 inches long. $210 $180

"Brother Moonlamp's New Garden" necklace: Brother Moonlamp is back! Glass, lepidolite, an interesting slightly chipped plastic rectangle bead, lampwork glass roses, sterling silver. $135 $100

... "The Caves of Space" pendant: stone and sterling silver. $20 $16 SOLD

... "Ceremony" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $30 SOLD

... "Chasing the Trace" necklace: rainbow picasso jasper, sterling silver. I've been saving these beads for a long time. This necklace is about science. I was watching shows about meteorite hunters when I made it, but really, it's about many kinds of science, and following data wherever it leads. $100 SOLD

"Dancing in the Sky" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $25 $20

"Doll With A Ghost In It: Found on the Shore" necklace: glass, aquamarine, opal chips, amazonite, fiber optic glass, new jade, agate, jasper, goldstone glass, other stone, and sterling silver. About 93 inches long. $315 $260

"Embroidered Lives" earrings: thermal color-change beads, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $30 $25

... "The Experiment" pendant: glass, resin and glitter, Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy key charm, sterling silver. $38 SOLD

... "Guarding the Door" pendant: stone and sterling silver. $35 SOLD

"Interviewing the Great Lizards" earrings: Laguna lace agate, fossilized dinosaur bone, sterling silver. $50 $40

... "Invitation from the Queen of Faerie" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $28 SOLD

... "Landscape With and Without Third Daughter" pendant: porcelain jasper, sterling silver. $25 SOLD

"Lavender Rose Fairy Says" earrings: lampwork glass, opalite glass, other glass, and sterling silver. $21 $16

"Look, It's Complicated" earrings: Laguna lace agate, fossilized dinosaur bone, sterling silver. $50 $40

... "The Map-Maker's Dream" earrings: bloodstone and sterling silver. $30 SOLD

"Mileposts on the Road Home" earrings: thermal color-change beads, glass, sterling silver. $32 $26

... "On Coming-Home-From-The-Sun Road" pendant: porcelain jasper and sterling silver. $28 SOLD

... "On the Varieties of Starfields" earrings: blue goldstone glass, green goldstone glass, sterling silver. $25 $20 SOLD

"A Really Elegant Riddle" hairstick: round bead made from a piece of meteorite NWA869, sterling silver wire, wood. $100 $90

"The Reward of Patience" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $21 $16

"Sense of Wonder" pendant: chrysoprase, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. $80 $65

"She's Different in the Mountains (Gratia Plena)" necklace: fiber optic roses and other beads, base metal silent bells, stone, glass, one old Trifari white glass bead, a hemetine ring, sterling silver. About 78 inches long. $315 $250

... "Sing a Song of Winter" necklace: glass and sterling silver. About 21 and a half inches long. $90 SOLD

"Skyhorse" hairstick: Canyon Diablo meteorite fragment, sterling silver wire, wood. $100 $90

"The Spacewoman Reflects" pendant: stone and sterling silver. $20 $15

"Splash Glass" hairstick: tektite fragment, sterling silver wire, wood. $85 $70

... "Still THAT Kind of Angel, Eh?" necklace: glass, mother-of-pearl, opalite glass, salvaged metal beads, Swarovski and other crystal, sterling silver, etc. About 124 inches long. $500 SOLD

"Tomas and the Spaceship" earrings: thermal color-change beads, Swarovski and other crystal, sterling silver. $30 $25

"Two Stories from Lascaux" earrings: Laguna lace agate, glass, sterling silver. $45 $37

"Two Ways to Travel Space" earrings: Laguna lace agate, fossilized dinosaur bone, sterling silver. $50 $40

... "Walking Into Forever" pendant: stone and sterling silver. $35 SOLD

"Weaving a Desert Story" earrings: thermal color-change beads, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling silver. $30 $25

... "What She Knows About Dragons" necklace-crown: stone and sterling silver. Oh, look, narrative jewelry! $210 SOLD

"Where They Are Now" earrings: Laguna lace agate, fossilized dinosaur bone, sterling silver. $50 $40

"Why Are You Vampires So Dang Pensive?" earrings: chalcedony (well, it's Botswana agate, but between stripes, so it's chalcedony), opalite glass, sterling silver. $18 $12

... "A Window For Our Lady of the Spaceways" pendant: color-treated cultured pearls and a lot of sterling silver wire. $85 SOLD

... "Wood Wise" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $15 $10 SOLD


YOU KNOW HOW I GET WITH THE MARKDOWNS. WHEE!
SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA TIME.



As stated above, the only way to get something is to send me email at lionesselise@gmail.com and tell me you want it. Feel free to comment here in this post without worrying that you'll accidentally put dibs on something, because emailing is the only way to do that. Thanks! Enjoy!

Postage is $6.75 domestic priority mail, $14 Canadian priority mail, $17 rest of the world priority mail. If you're in Minneapolis/St. Paul, picking up your pieces in person can be arranged, if you'd rather. And if you're a member of Beads of the Month with a package coming, I can put any purchases from this sale into that package with no additional shipping, as long as we don't need a bigger box. (Oh, heck, if you buy enough that we need a bigger box, I'll ship it for no additional anyway, so go ahead.)


* Everything in the linked post headed "this is what I do" has already found its home.

Yay! New shinies, and it's lunchtime, so I get to look at all of them right now! :)

"What She Knows About Dragons" is the learning curve!

P.

I love Chasing the Trace. Also can't believe that no one has bought When Ma'at Was Young.

"Chasing the Trace" is another narrative one. I'm wondering how it would suit Zero Dark Thirty's protagonist.

I can't believe "When Ma'at Was Young" remains unsold, either. If I could wear those colours, I would snatch that shiny beautiful thing up in a hot minute.

So many beautiful pieces! Yay, shinies!

Are the round beads in "And Every Light a Blessing" blue sparkly? My monitor is doing odd things with colors today. The green comes through quite clearly, but I can't tell with the top bead.

They are. It's a very dark blue, and the sparkles are not as sparkly as the green, so it was tricky to photograph.

My friend Marje linked to your site. Very nice, original items you have!

I noticed that you mentioned you were having trouble with your website/host. Do you need a hand with a new website to simplify your sales? I'd be happy to help set you up with an e-commerce based Wordpress site that you can easily run yourself!

Dave Gutterud
dave@blueloonmarketing.com

Hmm! We Should Talk.

I like "Ceremony", which has earwires of a type I seldom see in your jewelry, though my wallet is glad someone else got to it first.

I have a few more of those earwires to play with. And I have ALL DAY tomorrow at the workbench. Bliss!

By the way, I really really like that icon!

Ohhhh, "Still THAT Kind of Angel, Eh?" is lovely. And the Brother Moonlamp piece!

PS: I wore Vulture Goddess today and got many compliments. :D

Edited at 2012-12-05 11:29 pm (UTC)

Oh, yay! How is she? She was a necklace that took a long time to find all the pieces for.

In excellent shape! You had warned originally that the necklace might bite because of the broken beads and sharp edges, but she never has. Not once!

I have many favourite beads in it -- the oval chunk of labradorite, the button, the bit of horn, the wooden skull bead, the caged opal, and so on. Of course I am also always a sucker for that aurora borealis coating on pretty much anything, and the metallics really sing. It's a happy-making necklace, and fearsome!

So not normally something I wear to work, with me in my sneakers at the elementary school and all that. Usually work is a Carnival Dragons or Intermediate Rose Magic sort of place, but today was a good day for something stronger.

Stronger is right. ;-) Vulture Goddess Knows No Pity. I do love her.

"Still THAT Kind of Angel, Eh?" is so making me think of Crowley and Aziraphale from Good Omens!

ooh, I love Walking into Forever!!

And Skyhorse makes me laugh with delight! :)

Isn't that meteorite bit interesting? It wants to run, I guess!

I very much like the combination of "Landscape With and Without Third Daughter" and its name!

The link to "Lavender Rose Fairy" is broken. (Removing the "index/" part makes it work, though.)

THank you! I will fix.

Those "Wood Wise" earrings look like little cartoon leafy forest people, which is awesome.

I am admiring "Audience with the Sybil": that Botswana agate is impressive.

Every time I wear "She Carries Them" (which is about once every month) I get so many comments and compliments, ranging from how goth it is (black!) to whether it's heavy to how very ME it is. :D I have a dozen of your pieces now (or so) but that's forever my favorite. I don't carry all of "them" as much as I used to, but I still do.

Oh my. "Breakfast With the Fisher King" is so... so... it looks so deceptively sparse and simple, but there is so much in there. It is PERFECT.

Thank you! I'm really, REALLY pleased with that one. It's been in the works for several years. Well, closer to seven years, let's just say. I finally realized which recent beads wanted to go in there, and finished it.

Oh that "claw" tektite made SUCH a cool hair stick!!

Oh, this isn't even that one -- I'm saving that one. Mwahaha!

It'll turn into something in a while....

I am still in awe of "In Leaf-Light Triumphant." *sigh*

And you've seen it in person so you know how much better in person it is, too.

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