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Simply check out with the coupon FREESHIP to redeem your free shipping. This coupon may be redeemed with other coupons in the same order.”

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Bead Sale! And minor update.

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So, we’re having a bead sale over at the etsy store! Here!  All crystal bicones and seed beads are currently going for 20% off. 

And as a special treat (because you guys are all super special) I’ve made a (special) coupon code for all my watchers: SPECIALFRIENDS10 for 10% storewide, with no minimum purchase.

hm.

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In other news, life’s been super hectic.  Getting married in a month.

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Sealed for all of time:

Burning hatred, ceaseless bile

Of the kin most Vile.

— inscribed upon the deepest chamber in the gloom of Tower Aileyris

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I have returned!  And am starting a new series: The Masks of Aileyr.  Not sure if they will all be pendants, but they are going to be little wire wrapped masks.  

:D  Highly stylised, and elaborately jewelled, of course.

Anyway, Eytuara is made with sterling silver wire and beads, pyrite, sunstone, iolite, labradorite, freshwater pearls, prasiolite, amethyst.  Don’t think I missed anything.

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To make way for new inventories such as The Masks of Aileyr and other possibly upcoming sets, I’ve put pretty much everything in the store on Massive, Epic clearance mode.  Check it out: http://amyriadvice.etsy.com

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I’ve put the store on a massive clearance, with many items reduced as much as 80%.  Making way for a new inventory this year!

Photos are just a few offerings of available pieces.  :D

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Labradorite cab, black spinel cab, green sapphire cab, 5 labradorite round beads, Argentium Silver wire, beads and jump rings.
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The reasons for the name are a secret, but that aside, I made this for my life’s true love. Wasn’t the first piece I made for him, and won’t be the last. There will be a Persephone later. 

Anyway, the other intention of this piece is as an amulet for restoration and healing:

Labradorite: To calm anxiety and relieve pain.

Spinel: For control and to speed healing, and also grant the wearer strength for self-healing.

Sapphire: For clarity of mind and to help achieve our ambitions or desires. Helps to heal the nervous system, and green sapphire in particular is very restorative.
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I’ve got tons of lab with Avera:  http://averastudiosupplies.etsy.com

Labradorite cab, black spinel cab, green sapphire cab, 5 labradorite round beads, Argentium Silver wire, beads and jump rings.

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The reasons for the name are a secret, but that aside, I made this for my life’s true love. Wasn’t the first piece I made for him, and won’t be the last. There will be a Persephone later. 


Anyway, the other intention of this piece is as an amulet for restoration and healing:


Labradorite: To calm anxiety and relieve pain.


Spinel: For control and to speed healing, and also grant the wearer strength for self-healing.


Sapphire: For clarity of mind and to help achieve our ambitions or desires. Helps to heal the nervous system, and green sapphire in particular is very restorative.

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I’ve got tons of lab with Avera:  http://averastudiosupplies.etsy.com

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Paua Shell, faceted black spinel, golden sheen obsidian - and all wire is 1/10 silver filled, the clasp is sterling silver.
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Sedna is the Inuit Goddess of the animals of the Sea, who is considered malevolent to humans, and greatly feared. Offerings are made to Her in an effort to win Her over and ensure plentiful hunting.
Sedna is believed to live under the Sea in a house of whale-bones and stones, and rule the realm of Adliden or Adlivin, where the Dead go to cleanse themselves of the sins of their lives.
Source (and to read about Sedna’s legend) : http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sedna.html - 12 November, 2012
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What’s it with me and primordial sea goddesses?  What can I say, they speak to me.  Tiamat was a dear one to me, too…
Well, I love Sedna.  Tragedy woven by desperation and betrayal, that’s a helluva legend.
So I made five unique (albeit similar shaped and sized) pieces for this collar, and I suppose there might be a number of possible interpretations for it - the sea creatures that sprouted from Sedna’s mutilated hands, obvious from the abalone shells, or with the netting, said creatures caught (or slipping between) fishermen’s nets (or would those be fish scales?), the small, shiny beads like pearls dancing on the edges of the nets - or might I think of the entire piece as Sedna’s domain, her dwelling in Adlivin?
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In other news, both A Myriad Vice and Avera Studio Supplies have gone into Christmas sale mode.  Do stop by.  ;)

Paua Shell, faceted black spinel, golden sheen obsidian - and all wire is 1/10 silver filled, the clasp is sterling silver.

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Sedna is the Inuit Goddess of the animals of the Sea, who is considered malevolent to humans, and greatly feared. Offerings are made to Her in an effort to win Her over and ensure plentiful hunting.

Sedna is believed to live under the Sea in a house of whale-bones and stones, and rule the realm of Adliden or Adlivin, where the Dead go to cleanse themselves of the sins of their lives.

Source (and to read about Sedna’s legend) : http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sedna.html - 12 November, 2012

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What’s it with me and primordial sea goddesses?  What can I say, they speak to me.  Tiamat was a dear one to me, too…

Well, I love Sedna.  Tragedy woven by desperation and betrayal, that’s a helluva legend.

So I made five unique (albeit similar shaped and sized) pieces for this collar, and I suppose there might be a number of possible interpretations for it - the sea creatures that sprouted from Sedna’s mutilated hands, obvious from the abalone shells, or with the netting, said creatures caught (or slipping between) fishermen’s nets (or would those be fish scales?), the small, shiny beads like pearls dancing on the edges of the nets - or might I think of the entire piece as Sedna’s domain, her dwelling in Adlivin?

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In other news, both A Myriad Vice and Avera Studio Supplies have gone into Christmas sale mode.  Do stop by.  ;)

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Oh, and: Christmas Sales @ Avera / AMV

It’s that time of the year again, I guess.  For personal update, scroll down, but otherwise, some Sales to announce:

As always, A Myriad Vice goes into sale mode, a little later this year than usual actually.  XD

Coupon Code is SEASONALGIFTS2012, for a storewide 15% off.  I’d previously had a sale period and didn’t actually re-raise my prices, so there are some Awesome bargains right now, notably, the Whimsy Pendants - great stocking stuffers.

Also, it’s a good time to pick up the lockets, for those interested.  ;)

http://amyriadvice.etsy.com

On the Avera Studio Supplies end, the same Coupon Code: SEASONALGIFTS2012, also a storewide 15% off.  I swear it’s not because I’m lazy.  XD

I’ve recently put up a Load of cabochons - notably gorgeous, full-faced flash smaller labradorites (although the larger labs are still where it’s all at, for me).  Seriously, have a look:  LABRADORITE!

But tons of other cabs, too - tiger iron, jaspers, azurite, mookaite, black star sapphires, rutilated quartz (clear as water!), and some others.  A fair few faceted gems, too, affordable shinies.

http://averastudiosupplies.etsy.com

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So, a bit of a personal update.  Sorta.  I’m still working (my ass off) on getting Avera’s website up, but once that’s good to go, it’s going to be Awesome.  The store itself will stock higher end gems than the etsy store, a fair few worthy of collections (notably my ammolites, my gorgeous ammolites!) - some of AMV’s work, but significantly, the Goddess Collection works will be available there.  Speaking of which, I have a Sedna to post here…  :D

I am also looking for interested artisans who might want to be featured by Avera (at the very least, for free in blog articles and feature galleries).  Contact me if you are one such artisan.

Wait, that wasn’t very personal, I guess.  Er.  So, I’m getting married probably in February or March next year?  And, ah, I’ll be flying off to Toronto in 10 days to be with the fiance for the year’s end.  Will be back in mid-January, but in any case, should hopefully be able to post something every now and then.  Not sure what projects I’ll get up to while I’m there.

…ho boy.  Helluva year.  A Great year.  :)

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Oh ho ho… fun. Been a while since I did a storied piece. Mmmm.—————————————————————————————There are stories that are timeless: older than any lore, memory or vision. Some do survive in the fickle hearts of men, in myriad guise - where the characters and places are seen in the eyes of those who find them; but others remain lost and buried, perhaps purposefully. The story of the Elemental, and her Silver Knight was one such, for the sorrows of Krixaliea: the monster of the Deep.Once, they believe, all men knew the water. They were not restricted from the seas, rivers, lakes or oceans by the feeble, slow bodies that they know today, that struggle and gasp for breathe when deprived the surface. They roamed as they pleased, but for the gifts bestowed upon them they would return to the realm of their goddess every year, to show their love and receive her blessing. Men knew the value of their exchange; affection with detachment, gifts without possession… the peace they had, maintained by these tenets, was won in blood and tears long ago.Perhaps, the realm of Krixaliea might have remained, if not for the obsession of the lover who desired her, and desired beyond what he could bear.On that day, every year, the elemental goddess would bestow upon one knight a boon of his choosing, in exchange for a bond to his senses until the next year. Possessing no senses of her own, it was her means of touching the world, and part of the exchange was that the chosen knight would forget - and be unaware of - their bonding. The tragedy was of Ayreth - the lover who was last before the realm fell to ruin. When he was chosen, he asked of the goddess that he should not forget, that he should know her presence as she shared his touch, for there was no higher honour and no experience worth more to remember.Unaware of the danger, Krixaliea agreed, and for a brief time they travelled the world in contentment. But Ayreth was a compassionate man, and felt most keenly; and when he failed to protect an innocent, or witnessed an injustice beyond his right to correct, his pain was acute. The goddess would comfort him, and in time he grew to see her as more than the elemental, and suffered when he resisted the pull of his growing attachment. As the end of his year approached, Ayreth begged her not to leave him, knowing that she could not stay.In desperation, on the eve of the day she was to leave, Ayreth - despite Krixaliea’s pleading - stole into her shrine, and found her charm. The anulet was said to give anyone who possessed it control of the elemental goddess. Ayreth reached for it, and in terror, Krixaliea tore him asunder from within, and her shrine was desecrated with the blood of the one knight who had loved her enough to fear losing her touch.Distraught, the goddess sealed the shrine. She was absent the next day, and would not be found. When - finally - they managed to open her shrine again, they found nothing within except two silver charms: her anulet, which no longer resonated of her, and a second, simply inscribed “Ayreth”.Gradually, men lost their affirnity for the water. For their sorrow, the story was hidden away except in snatches of memory sometimes seen through the eyes of a great roaming sea monster, its cries a lament for ages past, and more lost.—————————————————————————————A pair of bracelets for the sweetest couple I know. "Krixaliea" is kyanite, peridot and clear quartz beads in silver-filled wire and fine silver rings, with sterling box clasp. (Would use all one type of silver material, but didn’t have the right thing in the right type…)"Ayreth" is black spinel, lapis lazuli, labradorite, and golden sheen obsidian - in the same metals. 

Oh ho ho… fun. Been a while since I did a storied piece. Mmmm.

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There are stories that are timeless: older than any lore, memory or vision. Some do survive in the fickle hearts of men, in myriad guise - where the characters and places are seen in the eyes of those who find them; but others remain lost and buried, perhaps purposefully. The story of the Elemental, and her Silver Knight was one such, for the sorrows of Krixaliea: the monster of the Deep.

Once, they believe, all men knew the water. They were not restricted from the seas, rivers, lakes or oceans by the feeble, slow bodies that they know today, that struggle and gasp for breathe when deprived the surface. They roamed as they pleased, but for the gifts bestowed upon them they would return to the realm of their goddess every year, to show their love and receive her blessing. Men knew the value of their exchange; affection with detachment, gifts without possession… the peace they had, maintained by these tenets, was won in blood and tears long ago.

Perhaps, the realm of Krixaliea might have remained, if not for the obsession of the lover who desired her, and desired beyond what he could bear.

On that day, every year, the elemental goddess would bestow upon one knight a boon of his choosing, in exchange for a bond to his senses until the next year. Possessing no senses of her own, it was her means of touching the world, and part of the exchange was that the chosen knight would forget - and be unaware of - their bonding. The tragedy was of Ayreth - the lover who was last before the realm fell to ruin. When he was chosen, he asked of the goddess that he should not forget, that he should know her presence as she shared his touch, for there was no higher honour and no experience worth more to remember.

Unaware of the danger, Krixaliea agreed, and for a brief time they travelled the world in contentment. But Ayreth was a compassionate man, and felt most keenly; and when he failed to protect an innocent, or witnessed an injustice beyond his right to correct, his pain was acute. The goddess would comfort him, and in time he grew to see her as more than the elemental, and suffered when he resisted the pull of his growing attachment. As the end of his year approached, Ayreth begged her not to leave him, knowing that she could not stay.

In desperation, on the eve of the day she was to leave, Ayreth - despite Krixaliea’s pleading - stole into her shrine, and found her charm. The anulet was said to give anyone who possessed it control of the elemental goddess. Ayreth reached for it, and in terror, Krixaliea tore him asunder from within, and her shrine was desecrated with the blood of the one knight who had loved her enough to fear losing her touch.

Distraught, the goddess sealed the shrine. She was absent the next day, and would not be found. When - finally - they managed to open her shrine again, they found nothing within except two silver charms: her anulet, which no longer resonated of her, and a second, simply inscribed “Ayreth”.

Gradually, men lost their affirnity for the water. For their sorrow, the story was hidden away except in snatches of memory sometimes seen through the eyes of a great roaming sea monster, its cries a lament for ages past, and more lost.

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A pair of bracelets for the sweetest couple I know. 

"Krixaliea" is kyanite, peridot and clear quartz beads in silver-filled wire and fine silver rings, with sterling box clasp. (Would use all one type of silver material, but didn’t have the right thing in the right type…)

"Ayreth" is black spinel, lapis lazuli, labradorite, and golden sheen obsidian - in the same metals.
 

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I’ve decided I’ll try to update my tumblr more.  »;;

The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. Her name translates as either “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen,” and both epithets are entirely appropriate for her. The Morrigan appears as both a single goddess and a trio of goddesses. The other deities who form the trio are Badb (“Crow”), and either Macha (also connotes “Crow”) or Nemain (“Frenzy”). The Morrigan frequently appears in the ornithological guise of a hooded crow. She is one of the Tuatha Dé Danann (“Tribe of the goddess Danu”) and she helped defeat the Firbolg at the First Battle of Mag Tuireadh and the Fomorians at the Second Battle of Mag Tuireadh.

"Morrigan." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online.

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/morrigan.html

[Accessed June 15, 2012].

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Another of the Goddess collection. Jewelers Brass, with Onyx rounds and Golden Mica facet beads.

Somehow, a simple - but strong - chainmaille design seemed just perfect for her, and simply adorned with dark gem beads.

Oh, I’d be lying if I said the namesake character from Dragon Age: Origins didn’t also contribute to this inspiration.

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Oh, I decided to create a giveaway contest.  Basically, give me a prompt, and if it inspires me, I’ll make jewellery based on your prompt for you.

Three chances to win!  But I’ll probably also make some of the not-top-three, for the pure fun of it.  Might just decide to send these to the prompt-givers for cost, if they like it, anyway.

Post on the deviantArt journal to participate.  :D

Oh, and.  Have I mentioned I’m a pretty good jewellery artisan?

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one of my favourite jewelry artists and one of my favourite people

ILU so much.  <3

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Hi all!  :D

Over the past year, it appears I have accumulated some followers here, and many of you have given me valuable feedback, inspiration and encouragement in my craft.  It has rather been to my chagrin that I for the most part, have not been able to reciprocate in any meaningful way, beyond providing discount codes for my store.

But I’ve recently gone on an absolute locket-making frenzy, as many of you are aware… and being someone who has always loved lockets (they are jewellery even I will remember to wear), naturally I assume my followers, who apparently enjoy my taste, must also live in want of lockets as

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