Saturday, October 4, 2014

Temporarily Closed

Moonlight Eternal is temporarily closed. If you visit either shop, you will see they are both 'on vacation.' This is because in late July, I moved to Oregon; my boyfriend and I are currently living in the small town of Cave Junction. Since we do not plan to stay here, most of our things are still in storage. My boyfriend is looking for a job, and when he gets one, we will likely move to Medford or Grant's Pass. Once moved in, we will be able to get our belongings out of storage, and I will be able to go through my inventory of beads and finished pieces. Then I will be able to reopen my shops, something I am eagerly anticipating.

You may be wondering when that will be. Unfortunately, I do not know. We had previously thought we would move by October, but that has not happened. I wish I could give everyone a better idea of when I will reopen, but even I do not know that information myself. I am hoping to be open for the 2014 Christmas season, but I can not make any promises.

I will be sure to let everyone know when Moonlight Eternal opens through all outlets available! Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for the email list (to the right). If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment on my blog, Facebook page, or email me. I will be holding a grand re-opening for my shop, in honor of opening in a new state (I was previously based in California).

If my shop will not be open for the 2014 Christmas season, I will be sure to let everyone know in a new blog post. If you would like to order jewelry for Christmas (custom orders), please email me and let me know by December 1st. I will post more information on custom orders for Christmas in a blog post to follow. I will probably not be creating many Christmas ornaments, but if I do, or make decor or jewelry, I will post pieces here on the blog that are available for purchase (with a link to buy through paypal) if my shop has not yet reopened.

In case you were wondering...

No, I am currently not working on jewelry or crafts. We are still getting acquainted with our new home, looking for a more permanent residence, and I am still going through the channels to obtain Oregon's equivalent of a seller's license.

Yes, I do plan on selling at craft fairs in SW Oregon, but that will have to wait until 2015. If and when I have a schedule of any craft fair appearances, I will be sure to post that here, among other places.

Yes, I will sell new items when I re-open (things other than jewelry, I mean), but they may not necessarily be available for the grand re-opening. I am still working on formulas. Some of the things I would like to offer (no guarantees!) include all-natural cleaning supplies, all-natural bath, body, and skincare products, and a wider variety of holiday decor. I am currently working on vinegar and/or baking soda-based cleansers with all-natural botanical additives and scents (orange clove is in the works as I type).

If you have questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I will let everyone know when I re-open, or of any delays, through this blog and other social media. Thank you for reading, and for your patience as Moonlight Eternal continues its relocation to beautiful S. Oregon!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday Sale!

I am having a Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday sale, starting now, where everything in my shop will be 30% off! No coupon needed. This is the best deal of the season, and the rest won't get better, so buy now! This includes everything, jewelry, ornaments, headpieces, keepsake boxes. All of it is on sale. And remember, through December 31, all jewelry (excluding ornament earrings) ships free, no coupon necessary!

Here are some previews of jewelry I have made, some are listed, some aren't, keep checking back to see when your favorites are live.

These angel earrings can be found in my shop. 

These should be in my shop very soon.

These white Christmas tree earrings can be found in my shop. 

These jingle bell earrings can be found in my shop soon.

The following aren't in my shop yet, but will be soon. I just made these over the past two days and took pictures and edited them today. 

Christmas gift earrings.

Champagne Christmas tree earrings.

Candle earrings made with all Swarovski crystal.

White Christmas tree earrings made with Czech pressed beads.

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving with lots of good food! I am able to have two Thanksgivings this year, one on Thursday and one on Friday. We'll spend Thursday with my boyfriend's family, and Friday with mine. Hope everyone enjoys their feasts! Don't forget, 30% off until Monday!

Friday, November 15, 2013

25% Off My Entire Shop!

From 11/15-11/17, everything in my shop is going to be 25% off! I mean everything, jewelry, keepsake boxes, even ornaments. This is a great time to buy ornaments!

I will be having a sale every weekend until the 2nd of January, with a break around the time when it is too late to order for Christmas delivery. I won't tell you what sales, though, they'll all be a surprise!

A few updates. I've been working on holiday jewelry. So far I have a white Christmas tree, a green Christmas tree, a sparking angel, and some jingle bell earrings. Look for these to be listed soon.

I am working on, but have not yet finished, a mistletoe necklace and earring set, holly berry earrings, and candle earrings.

I have also made more wine glass charms. These are not holiday oriented, just fun. They are made with bells and like colored seed beads. I have gold, hot pink, blue, turquoise, and other colors. Those will be a fun addition to any party.

I am hoping to finish some napkin holders in time for December. I am awaiting the supplies. I am also awaiting supplies for another green Christmas tree (which will be different than the first), a holly berry necklace, and gift earrings.

Please check Moonlight Eternal soon for the Christmas tree earrings, angel earrings, and jingle bell earrings.

Thank you, and stay tuned for more sales and specials throughout the Christmas season!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Updates

I added five new items in October to my artfire shop, all of them wine glass charms. Wine glass charms are perfect for the upcoming hosting season, because they simply slip onto a stemmed glass and then you know which glass is yours. Now if you set your glass down to go to the bathroom and come back to find that there is another glass just like yours next to it, you'll know which one is yours because of the wine glass charm!

Four sets are Christmas or holiday themed, and one set is Hanukkah themed.

This set is made with Swarovski crystal round beads in green, red, silver, and gold.

This set is made with Swarovski crystal bicone beads in red, green, gold, and silver.

This set is made with red Czech Christmas tree beads. The accompanying colors are gold, red, green, and silver, also in Czech glass.

This set is made with green Czech Christmas tree beads. The accompanying colors are gold, red, green, and silver.

This set is the Hanukkah set. It is in blue and silver.

Wine glass charms are easy to use. Simply pull the long piece of wire out of the little hole. Fit it around your stem, then put the wire back in the hole. Don't worry, the wire won't fall out; these are very secure. When you're finished, simply repeat the process and store for your next get-together.

I've been adding items to my Etsy shop. Nothing that isn't already in my Artfire shop, just adding things so my shop isn't so empty now that it's holiday shopping time. I've added a few of the wine glass charms, and some more ornament earrings.

For November, I plan to make Christmas and holiday themed jewelry, like Christmas tree earrings, a mistletoe necklace, and wreath earrings. I already have a lot of Christmas and holiday themed jewelry in my Artfire shop, so you should check it out.  I have ornament necklaces as well as earrings, bracelets, all sorts of earrings like holly and poinsettias and snowflakes, earring and ring sets like snowmen, and a lot more. So definitely go have a look and see if there isn't something there already that you like.

Don't forget my Christmas ornaments! These are one of a kind creations that you won't find anywhere else. I have glittery ornaments, ribbon ornaments, sequin ornaments, and Victorianesque ornaments.

And coming soon for the holiday shopping season, I am going to offer free shipping on all jewelry (except ornament earrings and necklaces)!! Please note, this is only applicable to jewelry, not to ornaments, headbands, or keepsake boxes, etc. Wine glass charms already have free shipping. You'll be able to see what does and doesn't ship free in my shop, because there will be a little banner on the side that says Free Ship. This is coming soon, I am still working on it, but it will debut in November. Watch my Facebook page for all the updates, and don't forget to join my mailing list (to the right of the page)! I will have many sales and specials in November and December, so don't miss out. Come join us today!

As always, thank you for shopping and reading Moonlight Eternal. Stay tuned for many updates in November. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

If You Love Bargains...

I don't have many updates for August, I've been busy working on recipes and formulas. A lot of the bath salts have been purchased, but I'll be sure to post the rest as soon as I can. But I thought I would post this because I know I love bargains!

If you love cute clothes for women, children, maternity and plus sizes; if you love shoes, handbags, and accessories; if you love useful appliances and kitchen accessories; if you love bedding, bedroom, and bathroom accessories; and you love getting discounts... You'll love Zulily. It's a discount site that sells all that and more. You can get amazing discounts. I've bought clothes that retailed for $70 for only $19.99. There are name brands and off-label brands, some are more well-known than others, but everything I've bought has been high quality. And in the few short months I've been a member, I've purchased a lot. Simply use the link above and register as a new customer. It's that easy. Every day, they'll email you the sales that are going on that day; there are new sales every day. And not just a few, a lot. I'll warn you now, the site is geared towards mothers, so there's a lot of kid clothing, but there's more than a few sales every single day for regular women's clothing, and plus sizes, too. Along with maternity wear and nursing accessories.

So whether you're pregnant, a mom, or don't have kids, you'll find something on Zulily. I'm inviting you using my link so you can become a member. Yes, I do get credit for this, but once you sign up, you'll be able to invite people and earn credit for yourself. If you're on Pinterest, I have a Board with a lot of cute finds from Zulily. I've purchased most of the items on there, but not all of them. Some of them I simply like, so I pin. For those of you not on Pinterst, I'm going to post some pics of the stuff I've bought, just as a preview to what you can expect to find. But trust me, there is so much more than what I'm going to show you. Shoes, dresses, skirts, tops, sweaters, vests, scarves, hats, bags, glasses, there are so many clothing options. And don't forget that they have home sales, too. I haven't purchased anything from that category yet, so I can't show you anything, but some of the things include knives, plates, glasses, storage containers, bedding, shower curtains, soap dispensers, shower caddies, computers (there's a sale today on HP touch screen computers), appliances like ice cream makers, toasters, coffee makers, hand and stand mixers (including brands like Cuisinart), things for entertaining like napkin rings and wine glass markers, mobiles and crib bedding for babies, baking pans of all shapes and sizes (including pumpkins, fish, and leaves), and so much more.



I bought this for $19.99 and it retails for $66. I bought this for $19.99 and it retails for $48. I'm wearing it right now, actually, and it's really soft and comfy.


Photobucket  I got this for only $9.99, it retailed for $18. Photobucket
 I paid $7.99 and they retail for $20. They're really nice, actually, they're soft and warm. Can't wait for winter weather when I'll need them. Photobucket I bought this for $16.99 and it retailed for $70. Zulily told me $32, but when it arrived, the tag on it had a suggested retail price of $70.
 I bought this for $19.99 and it retails for $43. It's really comfortable and soft and I love that it's hooded. Photobucket This guy was $8.99 and retailed for $12. Photobucket This one was $11.99 and retailed for $18.00. Photobucket This was $11.99 and retails for $24. Photobucket This was $16.99 and retails for $68. Photobucket This awesome cup was only $5.99 and retails for $10.
 This silk-pashmina blend scarf was $10.99 and retails for $35. Photobucket This shirt was $14.99 and retails for $40. Photobucket This maxi dress was $18.99 and retails for $52. Photobucket This ring was only $8.99 and retails for $20.

That's not everything I've purchased, but a lot of it. As you can see, all of it was a great bargain, all of it was at least 40% off, if not more. Usually more. Another great thing about Zulily is that you only pay shipping for one purchase, and it's as low as $5.99 (larger purchases like computers or strollers might have higher shipping charges, but I've never purchased anything big so can't say how much). So long as you ship the next order to the same address, the shipping is free for the rest of the day. I recommend buying one thing, paying the $5.99, then purchasing everything else you want in a separate order, with free shipping. If you purchase everything in one order, you'll pay a higher shipping charge and miss out on free shipping. On Fridays, you get free shipping for the rest of the weekend! Until midnight PST Sunday, you get free shipping if you buy anything on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So I really like that, too.

The main downside to Zulily is that you can't return anything. They don't keep an inventory at a warehouse or anything; you buy something and they send their order to the manufacturer, who then sends them however many whatevers they ordered. Then Zulily sends it to you. So Zulily is sort of the middle man, which is how you get such fantastic bargains. But the downside to that is that there are no returns. But so far, I've been happy with everything I've ordered, so it hasn't been a problem for me. The other downside of Zulily not keeping a warehouse is that it takes a while to get your orders. Zulily will usually tell you that something will ship in 2 to 3 weeks, but every order I've ever made has shipped before their projected shipping date. It probably takes about 10-14 days to get your purchase. Sometimes they have things that ship right away, but most of the time you have to wait. So if you're buying something last minute as a gift, keep that in mind.

I hope I've convinced some of you to join Zulily, it's a really fun place to shop. I've made 24 purchases since June, and that doesn't count what I want to buy today. Yes, I do get credit if you sign up and make a purchase, I'll fully disclose that. But once you sign up, you can invite friends and then *you'll* get credits. You can get endless credits, but you only get one credit per friend you invite. You don't keep getting credits every time they purchase something, just the first time. They say you'll get $15, but I just had a friend make a purchase and I got $20, so I'm not sure what's up with that, but know you'll get at least $15. So hopefully some of you will go check it out. Happy shopping!

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