fireflygirl777

Collage, handmade necklaces, artful expressions, love..

256 Sales

fireflygirl777

Collage, handmade necklaces, artful expressions, love..

256 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(172)

Announcement   Captured Fairies, soldered microscope and vial necklaces, vintage chanel bottle necklaces, custom badges,ACEOs,collage and encaustic paintings are some of the handmade items in this shop. THIS IS THE HOME OF HANDMADE FIREFLY PIECES. Items are original and come from the heart. If you want a custom name badge for your work or vacation group, wedding, party, etc, most of my soldered microscope or glass pendants can be customized. Note: International customers~ You are responsible for any duties or taxes your own country imposes. International shipping can be costly but if you are overcharged I will gladly refund any overages. See policies.

Why buy handmade? For a start, handmade pieces are so often unique and one of a kind. They come from the heart and soul. One can almost feel the artist's inspiration in a carefully crafted piece. Also, with some communication, especially in a custom piece, you are able to add your own inspiration in with an artist's. From this often springs even BETTER ideas and work done. Welcome! Never hesitate to communicate!

Check out my feedback from my customers: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/fireflygirl777/reviews?ref=shop_info:

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2017

Captured Fairies, soldered microscope and vial necklaces, vintage chanel bottle necklaces, custom badges,ACEOs,collage and encaustic paintings are some of the handmade items in this shop. THIS IS THE HOME OF HANDMADE FIREFLY PIECES. Items are original and come from the heart. If you want a custom name badge for your work or vacation group, wedding, party, etc, most of my soldered microscope or glass pendants can be customized. Note: International customers~ You are responsible for any duties or taxes your own country imposes. International shipping can be costly but if you are overcharged I will gladly refund any overages. See policies.

Why buy handmade? For a start, handmade pieces are so often unique and one of a kind. They come from the heart and soul. One can almost feel the artist's inspiration in a carefully crafted piece. Also, with some communication, especially in a custom piece, you are able to add your own inspiration in with an artist's. From this often springs even BETTER ideas and work done. Welcome! Never hesitate to communicate!

Check out my feedback from my customers: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/fireflygirl777/reviews?ref=shop_info:

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Teressa Terry

Teressa Terry on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is another beauty from Margaret's shop. As with the "Journey" pendant, this one is also very well made and a wonderful reminder to imagine whatever. Margaret really is the Firefly Goddess, too. I haven't seen fireflies here in four years, and the evening after I received her package, the woods were full of fireflies. Pure magic!

Teressa Terry

Teressa Terry on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little art card! The details are wonderful and it is full of sweetness and light. I've been wanting to start collecting ACEO's and this is a perfect card to start with! Thank you, Margaret!

Teressa Terry

Teressa Terry on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is pure magic! I love everything about it: it's beautifully made, and has wonderful energy. It's a gift for my niece and I know she will love it. Margaret (fireflygirl) is so much fun to work with, too. She's a really special person.

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About

When It Gets Dark Enough You Can See the Stars.*..and Fireflies

My shop opened with barely a creak of the door in 2007. All my life I had sought expression in creative ways, even including poetry (some published). I jumped headlong into decoupage about 20 years ago, studied it intensely, and created quite a number of rather excellent pieces (notice the humility!), most of which were sold in shops locally at that time. The pieces had at least 100 coats of varnish and were polished to perfection. However, I began to fear the fumes of the varnish might induce health problems.

Art cards and collage captured my attention, then soldered necklaces, captured fairies in jars and salt shakers....I began to create my little beaded fireflies in glass vials with secret messages in them. I cannot seem to settle on just one form of expression!

I live in a remote and at times lush area of countryside which is alive with many animal and bird species . Out here one feels close to nature and to the wildlife, which further inspires.. The quietude creates an almost zen-like place in the mind. And that is the place where ideas begin!

I keep thinking of new ideas to try and keep gathering items to use in my projects. Many times they are simple earthly items such as stones or feathers or a flower or twig.

A note about my customers: I have never had a bad one! The ones who come to me GET what I am trying to do and express. They notice that "Hope" is a recurring theme and they sense the joy I get when I create. I love to create tiny items with a lot of detail work, often with a secret message. I work with animal totems, lyrics from songs, snippets of poetry and quotes... I have lived in many places including two foreign countries which inspire me when I least expect it.

My work as a health professional for many years gave me many dimensions of the human spirit to appreciate and mirror. ..I have had many joys and sorrows and things to overcome and things to forgive (even of myself)...I have had a rich life-experience!

I have taken classes and worked alone studying as well. It is exciting to continue to learn, and if fills me with wonder!

Almost forgot! One of my collages won a an online contest recently!! I didn't know until after the fact because I did not go back to the site to check. Everyone had such wonderful items I did not think I had a chance!

Headline quote: Charles A. Beard
Poetry quote: William Stafford

Shop members

  • Margaret aka Firefly

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Slave To The Muse, Doer Of All Tasks

    The picture (portrait) is a picture that came from the era in my life during which I enjoyed, expressed, created and loved...I was much like the lilacs I am pictured against... Joyous, innocent enthusiasm and rich with color!

  • My Muse Assistant

    Designer, Curator, Inspiration, Trickster, Finder Of Lost Ephemera

    "I am your own way of looking at things," she said. "When you allow me to live with you, every glance at the world around you will be a sort of salvation." And I took her hand.~ William Stafford

  • Merlin

    Curator, Male Model

    Merlin the Magician was hired last week, in fact on or about May 9, 2014, his birthday! He stalks unwanted prey, gives opinions and suggestions, types, works his amazing magic wherever needed!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2017
Welcome, I am on an artful journey . I thank you for entering my shop and I hope that you leave here with a positive thought, an idea, or even one of my items. Know that customer service is my ultimate goal...I love to hear from customers or even browsers, so please do not hesitate to send me a message.

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Payment
Paypal and credit cards through Etsy within 48 hours after purchase. After that the sale will be cancelled and the item relisted. I will send you a message first, however.
Shipping
I ship by USPS, with Delivery Confirmation and in many cases, insurance. I usually ship on Tuesdays and Saturdays but will make a special trip if it is important to you. I do ship internationally wherever possible. I find many times that the actual cost for shipping internationally can be double or more the price shown in the listing Therefore when this occurs I will let you know what the actual price will be. At that point you or I could cancel the sale OR you could agree to get a Paypal invoice for the difference in the postage. If you have been overcharged I will refund the overcharge.

Any tax or duties by your own country are your responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Contact within me 3 days of receiving the item. After this communication, you will be instructed to send it right back in the original condition (at your expense) and upon receiving it, I will refund, less original postage. Custom orders are non-refundable. Custom orders are to be paid in advance.

Special Note about dolls: A note about buying dolls, especially vintage dolls: Dolls of this and most other eras eventually need upkeep. Part of the joy of doll collecting is filling those needs as necessary and preserving and sometimes even improving a lovely doll. Do not expect a NEW doll when she is 60 years or so old...The fact that a doll is still lovely after 60 or so years only shows that she has been fortunate enough to have been loved. It does NOT mean she will never need a repair or "work done."

My dolls are part of my personal collection. They will be sold "AS IS." They are described to the best of my ability and I welcome questions.

Here is a link to one of many doll repair shops that can improve most dolls :

http://www.az-ps.com/rosies/price-list.html

If the post office has damaged an item, and if it was insured - you can proceed with the postal authorities about getting your money back. If it was not insured, contact me and we will go from there. You will find I am easy to work with.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my items can be custom made. I very much enjoy making custom pieces. Contact me about it and I can quote a price, time frame, etc.

My designs are copyrighted. Many of my images are from my personal collection. The ones that are not from my personal collection are copyright-free but in the context of my design are copyrighted...I retain copyright even after the sale of each piece and I may use the design again in another piece. My designs are not to be copied without permission.