Giveaway Results, New Item Preview, New Rocks…

LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT, SHALL WE?

For both giveaways I made a list of the names entered with numbers next to the names. The drawing for the Koroit Dirt Drop Necklace was out of 24 names, the Buffalo out of 64. I used a random number generator to choose the winners:

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WINNER of Koroit Necklace:

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SARAH HAYWARD.

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WINNER of Buffalo:

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LAUREN PROPER.

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Congrats to Lauren & Sarah! You’ll be contacted to confirm shipping info. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Grazie Mille for the comments, compliments, shard stories, quotes, lyrics, and little diddys. We’ll have to see what I come up with next December!

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If you all didn’t notice, both shops are currently on VACATION. I had some panic last time that folks couldn’t “find” my shop on Etsy and thought I had been lost forever, so DON’T PANIC. They’ll reopen next week! Meanwhile I’m out on the road to see some good ol’Bluegrass banjo music. Speaking of banjos…..

*NEW ITEM PREVIEW*

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I’ve always liked some nice twang. While I listen to many, many different “genres” of music, I adore old Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass, Delta Blues, and old Country. Banjos in general are just neat. So, I’ve been bangin’ out some 5 string banjo-shaped pieces for keychains and little necklaces. They are out of thick copper and bronze in two different sizes. Each has my maker’s mark on the back, and a CUSTOM song quote or tittle on the front. There will also be a standard set of quotes to choose from. The key chains will be great for guys and gals alike, the necklaces shall veer slightly towards a steampunk fashion with antique watch faces for the banjo body, reading, “BANJO TIME”, on the back. These will be up in the shop for sale next week as a “first draft”at this new concept.

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BANJOS.

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These new goodies will also be in the shop next week:

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KingmanGoldPosts

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Also new will be one of a kind stacking ring sets, “The Cave Stack”. Each will feature two pieces of natural turquoise from a collectable mine. Each will have 4 rings in the stack total, often spur of the moment made stackers. These may be one shot items. They’ll all be patina rustic, echoing your inner cave dweller. The Cave Stack below features Castle Dome turquoise from the Southwest in a size 7.5. A set featuring Damele mine turquoise is also made up in a size 6, and a #8 Mine Cave Stack is currently in production in a size 8.5. These can also be custom made!

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NOW ON TO ROCKS.

Some sad news is I *WON’T* be heading to the fun and fruitful Tucson Gem Show this coming year. After getting slightly more organized this year, I’ve realized that I do have an extensive rock inventory that really does need to be used up before I buy oodles more. Because of this, I just snagged a HUGE, MASSIVE amount of natural old stock turquoise stones from a secret source of mine. In addition I’ve formed a couple of other selective sources for primo quality natural turquoise. A few days before I picked these out, the man I acquired them from had just had a mini summit of sorts with 5-7 different Mine *owners*, so this is pretty great stuff straight from their respective sources. Most are currently up for grabs for any custom orders (great for Cave stacking sets!). Feel free to inquire about any sizes, or custom ideas!

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^ABOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: rough Manassa, rough Damele, Skyline Mine, Snowville Variscite from Utah.

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That’s it! Hope everyone has had a Happy Holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Channukah, Christmas, Yule/Solstice, or what have you. See you all January First for Rock Appreciation Day!

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Mini New Item Preview

These lovelies will be in the main shop and in the plugs shop later this evening. Another item preview will be next Sunday~

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xx Stray Arrow

Nativango…

New pieces just in~double click any image for a larger view~

Silver and bronze leaf stacking rings now in the Etsy shop~get your own set with however many of each you’d like!



In the Gauged By Stasia Shop~

New tunnels featuring PURE recycled molten silver open circle blobs with gemstones~

pictured below is the current pair in 0 gauge (for sale in Etsy shop) and a commissioned pair in 2 gauge (NFS)~

New to the shop is another style of bronze 14 gauged tribal dangles for those who wear 14 gauges or to wear through tunnels~

Newly created for commission~

I recently was fortunate to make another pair of custom 0 gauge plugs for one of my favourite customers! These lovelies feature hand sawed sterling silver cherry blossom flowers with stamen curled over flashy 6mm faceted labradorite gemstones. From the petals dangle different colored Swarovski crystals!

~~~NEW FEATURED NECKLACE: THE NATIVANGO~~~

This one of a kind stunner features hand sawed and forged dangling charm elements. My freshly made Nativango (Native-Tango) tangles the layered look, a rustic vintage vibe, the gypsy charm element, and the Native gems for a complete package of sophisticated funk. Gems of labradorite, turquoise, sunstone and high quality natural White Buffalo Turquoise shown off in pure silver settings on sterling silver oxidized backings and rest on 3 layers of oxidized sterling chain. Little sterling hand sawed heart arrow charms and tags make this necklace’s spunk climb up your collar bones, and at 21 inches long it will comfortably fit a multitude of people! See the full description and details in my Etsy Shop!

 

 

 

~~~~~***IN THE WORKS***~~~~~

“At The Bottom Of The Sea Necklace”~

featuring a high quality designer cut fossilized coral stone and amethyst gemstone necklace of sea wonderment in sterling silver-to be rustically patinaed, with adjustable chain!

For The Ear and Finger…

New earrings in normal and gauged wear along with new fancies for the fingers…

Rings made of recycled pure molten silver and gemstones, in darkened rustic and bright white light silver!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New ~*Turquoise Crown*~ ring

The Turquoise Crown ring features a lovely *natural* turquoise stone from the rare and collectable Southwest turquoise Mine called “Crow Springs”. It is joined by a sweet 6mm faceted rose cut labradorite gemstone with some serious light green flashes to it (matching the turquoise). The back of the ring is stamped:
“A crown for a Queen” followed by my trademark, .925 for sterling, and the year (2011!).
Perfect for a queen, or just a gal wanting to be treated like one~see more info or grab it in my Etsy store! (link in upper right of my blog)~

 

 

New leaf shape stacking rings in sterling silver with little bronze leaves~sets of 3~

and *JUST MADE* Snowy Meadow Prairie Ring with dendritic jasper stone in rustic sterling setting~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Turquoise Ring~ “Said The Spider To The Fly”~ a ring with quotes from Mary Howitt’s poem “The Spider and The Fly” which starts with the line…“Will You Walk Into My Parlour, Said The Spider To The Fly”. This ring features a beautiful natural stone from the Kingman Turquoise Mine with the quote stamped around it in sterling…

 

 

 

New Earrings~

~Black Lava Silver Molten Studs, made of recycled pure silver and back with sweet little sterling earring backings.

~Moonstone Teardrop Dangles, little rainbow moonstone gemstones in blackened silver dangles

~Rustic Silver Leaf Posts, hand sawed of sterling and stamped with leaf designs, oxidized

 

 

 

 

Bronze Leaf dangles in gauges and for normal pierced ears…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~*JUST MADE*~ Bronze Tribal Dangles in 14 Gauge Silver,

and Wilting Flower Tunnel Gauges in bright silver and rustic darkened silver…

~*COMING SOON*~

~huge Spider ring featuring Mary Howitt’s quote

~Bronze Tribal Gauges in various designs