BelladeLunaDesigns

Boho gemstone jewelry to bring magic into your everyday

North Carolina, United States · 762 Sales

BelladeLunaDesigns

Boho gemstone jewelry to bring magic into your everyday

North Carolina, United States 762 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(200)

Announcement   Handcrafted artisan bohemian jewelry, lunar inspired candles and tumbled gemstones crafted to bring magic into your everyday.

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2016

Handcrafted artisan bohemian jewelry, lunar inspired candles and tumbled gemstones crafted to bring magic into your everyday.

Sign up for my newsletter and receive 10% off your next order! Just go here: http://www.belladeluna.com/mailing-list-subscribe/

Visit my sister shop, Liber deStella for my book inspired jewelry and candles: http://www.liberdestella.etsy.com

Follow me on Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/belladelunadesigns

Be sure to 'Like' my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/belladelunadesigns

Sara McCormick

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Sara McCormick

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5 out of 5 stars
(200)
Annies Mum

Annies Mum on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another gorgeous necklace from this lovely shop! The color choice of the beads perfectly complements the brass charm and it all feels very organic, which I love. Well done, Sara!

Annies Mum

Annies Mum on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So glad I decided to get the entire set! The samples are VERY generous and only a small amount is needed, as they are long-lasting oils. I especially connected with bear, fawn, fox, and sparrow, but love them all!

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Gemstone pendants on their way to being finished!
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About

When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity. -Linda Naiman

I have been surrounded by creativity and the process of making and creating things my entire life. It seemed that no matter which way I turned, I faced the inspiration and foundation for what would eventually fuel my own desire to create. My Mother was a self-proclaimed artist years before she quit her full-time job to do what she loved: paint. Her hands and nails were often decorated with the evidence of her work, little splashes of color here and there. My Father, also creative in his own right, seemed to be a merry elf that escaped from Santa's workshop. He could make anything my brain could imagine. More often than not, my class projects would blow the other kids out of the water all thanks to my Dad. A solar system for a class project that rotated. A mouse trap car that had an engine. A model house made of stone with working lights inside. Each and every one of these were pure magic.
Because of this foundation, I always found myself flitting around between out creative outlet and other. Dance, piano, drawing, photography, writing, painting, sculpting, wood working, scrap booking... I tried it all. I was frustrated that I seemed to be, to varying degrees, good at everything I tried. That thought seems silly, doesn't it? But I wanted one thing I could truly call my own, one thing I excelled at.
Between my parents, I don't think I could have escaped this calling, because that truly is what it is. For years I avoided it, feeling like I had too many options and didn't know which route to pick. I was good at many things but I felt I didn't shine in one area and therefore I wouldn't stand out in the crowd. So I didn't pick up a paint brush. I didn't touch a camera. I quit collecting objects that I thought I would be able to use in one fashion or another.
Frankly, I quite being me.
And then tragedy struck. It always seems to do in these kinds of stories.
My Mother, who had battled cancer for more than 10 years, lost the fight.
It was when I was cleaning out her house, more specifically her painting studio, that I had no choice but to look at my own squandered creativity.
Her studio was like a haven for me. There is no other way to describe it. Paints, books, brushes, little pieces of inspiration scattered here and there. I knew as I was packing up all of her things that I wanted something like this for myself. That I needed something like this for myself.
So that summer is when Bella deLuna Designs was born. I started out with graphic design and slowly made my way back to photography. Then I picked up a paint brush again, which truly felt like coming home.
The more I worked, the more I felt comfortable not having one "area" that I could call my own and realized that maybe my strength was the fact that I could do more than one thing. It certainly fit my personality. I can get bored easily and I am constantly moving, jumping from one project to the next. In trying to force myself to claim one realm of art as my creative outlet, I was setting myself up to burnout. Having multiple areas, multiple creative outlets, ensures that I never get bored and I'm always, always, always, excited to tackle that next project.
This new sense of confidence also allowed me to explore new areas of art that I had only brushed the surface of in previous years. This is how I started working on altered journals and jewelry.
Today, Bella deLuna Designs consists mainly of my photography, altered journals and jewelry. Every day I find new inspiration and ideas that drive me and fuel the next project. I am always learning, growing and looking for ideas to spark new ways of doing things. I am touched and honored by every person who comments on my work, or purchases one of my pieces. Every thing I create speaks to a part of me and is an indescribable feeling having someone else love and cherish those pieces as well.

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  • Sara McCormick

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    Sara is a photographer and jewelry designer. She loves being creative in her spare time by writing, painting, gardening, crafting, graphic designing, picture collecting, journal painting and lots more!

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2016
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Care instructions

COPPER AND GREENING
Please note, some people have a reaction called 'greening' when they wear copper or brass and the skin turns greens. This is most often seen with rings, as rings are worn very close to the skin surface with little airflow. This is completely safe and natural and just means the piece contains copper. Greening is the process that occurs naturally when copper is exposed to air (kind of like why the Statue of Liberty is green - it's made from copper!). If the greening bothers you, you can use Renaissance Wax or Jewelry Shield to coat your piece where it touches your skin (so along the inside edge if it's a ring). Also wipe your jewelry piece with a soft cloth prior to wearing to help prevent the greening.

Care instructions

CANDLES
Please never leave burning candles unattended and keep them away form children and pets! Do not leave near anything flammable or near a direct air current. Keep wick trimmed to 1/8" and on a suitable candle holder.