Sunday, October 27, 2013


Administrating this blog/shop has not been particularly valuable, so this will be my last post.

You can BUY my wire wrapped jewelry here on ETSY:
Also please visit my friend Renee's shop on Etsy.  Many of her necklaces feature my pendants:

Finally, you can view the full body of my work, sold and un-sold on my Deviantart page: .  If you see something there which is available and not posted on my Etsy page, please email me at balthasarcraft (at) gmail (dot) com, and I will place it on Etsy for you if you are committed to buying it within 48 hours.  And if you are on DA yourself, feel free to say hello.

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Earrings and Ear Cuffs for Renee - Trade

Wire wrapped ear cuffs and earrings for a trade with the wonderful Renee Boyett of NayNayMacrame, because I am absolutely addicted to trading with her!  The far left ear cuff and the one two to the right of that and the earrings in the lower left all feature paper beads made by my good friend Alina, with whom I've also had the honor of trading.  The paper beads are perfect for earrings and ear cuffs, because they are incredibly light weight.  Those earrings and ear cuffs feel weightless!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sands of a Fairytale Earrings

These earrings were made to match a set of jewelry made by my friend Renee Boyett of NayNayMacrame. Here is the set:  We love trading with each other!  You should check out her Etsy page to see all the amazing macrame jewelry she has for sale!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Elegant Overkill

Catching up on stuff I haven't posted which is not for sale.  This is red calcite, aventurine, cat's eye, glass and pearls with copper wire.  It is awkwardly hefty and large, thus the "overkill."  I think it'd be more balanced if it had some kind of excessive beaded chain or such to go with it :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fear is the Mind Killer

This is a gift for my fabulous friend Renee of NayNayMacrame.  It was inspired by DUNE.  The central stone is sunstone, which shines like flecks of sand.  The wire is copper and gold plated copper.  The blue beads are there to represent the spice, and the curly bit in the upper part was meant to represent the worm.  The thing along the left-hand side is a claw (she sent it to me, so she knows what it came from--coyote?), here put in to represent the chrysknife/worm tooth.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Complementary Sea Glass Set

Two sea glass pendants I made quite a long time ago which hadn't found homes.  They have similar styles with the embellished black/copper wire, so I decided to give one to my best friend and keep the other as a set.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Too lazy today to post something for sale. This pendant is mine and includes tiger's eye, agate and glass beads in a brass wire setting.