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finding the right Starzyia jewelry for your gift recipient has never been easier

Earth Mother gift guide

for the Earth Mother archetype

In preparation for holiday shoppers, I created a little catalogue for my business Starzyia, to help handmade shoppers find the right jewelry to suit their gift recipients, I hope you find it helpful and inspiring! Everything is handmade and will be lovingly wrapped and sent around the world from my home in Australia. My holiday shipping deadlines for 2013 (for pre Christmas delivery) are 1st December for orders outside of Australia, and December 17th for Australian domestic orders. You can find my jewelry in store at etsy and madeit

The Earth Mother featured items are all available in my etsy store, except Tree of Life With White Duck (madeit) and Running Hare Brooch with Epidote (madeit)

The Woodland Wanderer collection is created to enchant the woodland enthusiast in your life – she loves to stroll through the woods, loves the wild birds and animals, and the designs are available in the Starzyia etsy store

romantic cottage chic gift guide

for the romantic cottage dweller

This collection is handmade especially for the romantic cottage dweller – she lives in, or would love to live in a shabby chic cottage with a floral garden – these designs are available in the Starzyia etsy and madeit stores, with new designs added as often as possible.

romantic fench inspired jewelry

romantic French pendants by Starzyia

Does her heart skip a little beat for anything French? Well I have some beautiful, unique, French inspired jewelry so you can tell her how you feel in French! I have French jewelry sections in both my etsy and madeit stores.

beach jewelry gift guide

jewelry for beach lovers

If she is a real free spirited beach lover, then how about some nautical jewelry to treasure always? The jewelry featured above is from my etsy store, and as it will soon be Summer in Australia, I’m bound to add a few more interesting designs to celebrate!

I am thinking about designing my first range of beatnik jewelry, and I have lots of other styles already available in store, I honestly have something for every woman in your world, if she is your friend, your sister, your mother, your girlfriend, your wife, your daughter, your grandmother, your boss, your teacher, your co-worker, she is someone who matters to me too as I have all these wonderful people in my life and they inspire me to create every piece.







Starzyia Christmas in July: giveaway and sale

Starzyia etsy Christmas in July Sale

Starzyia etsy Christmas in July Sale

The thing I love about Christmas in July (CIJ) is that I’ve recovered from last holiday’s spending and am ready to start pacing myself tucking away the goodies I’ll need for this holiday, and I mean it this year, I’m doing it! I’m also giving you the chance to start doing that, my mailing list members have had the VIP treatment and started their shopping on the 1st July, now its time for everyone else – the sale is open now and finishes August 1st (2013)

You can find handmade symbolic, traditional, and healing jewellery and give something that is meaningFULL and inspiring. Its also worth remembering that you can get some wonderful, romantic, OOAK jewellery from my French collection that will serve as anniversary, engagement, birthday, and Valentine’s gifts and I’ve been blessed this year to have seen some of my romantic pendants go out as 10th Wedding Anniversary gift and Mother’s Day – I love to know this and am so grateful the feedback I’ve had from my gorgeous customers this year.

To shop in my CIJ sale, visit my etsy store Starzyia

You can save 15% on orders over $15 with the coupon code: CIJ15

You can save 20% on orders over $30 with the coupon code: CIJ20

Mailing list members also enjoyed an extra sale coupon of up to 25%

Speaking of my mailing list, here is the Christmas in July prize which one lucky newsletter reader will receive…

Victorian Rose Garden - Fairy Tale Prize

Victorian Rose Garden – Fairy Tale Prize

All members of the Starzyia mailing list will be entered into the draw (using random.org) to win the CIJ Prize Pack which has been inspired by The Victorian Fairy Tales. One lucky reader wins the lot: Victorian Rose Garden jewellery set – kilt pin brooch and earrings; And They Lived Happily Ever After pendant; Fairy Tale bookmark and gift tag set (4 tags); and shipping to either Australian domestic or international location. The draw is being held on July 25th, so if you want to win just sign up before then (now would be a good time, hint hint) and you can do that using the newsletter tab here on the blog (look under my banner image). I will only ever send members one email a month, which is a free newsletter giving you a heads-up and head start on all sales events, bigger discounts than the public and exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else.

Good luck everyone!


Feel Good – new Starzyia jewelry designs that are positively joyful

feel good pendant range from Starzyia madeit store

feel good pendant range from Starzyia madeit store

I’ve been busy designing and creating a range of feel good pendants that combine inspirational quotes with altered art and they’ve already launched in my madeit store, Starzyia, and are currently on sale to coincide with paid advertising (sale ends Monday)
I’ve created these because it is more important than ever to me to know that my customers are feeling wonderful and thinking positively or are giving gifts to others that will make them feel that way too. We can all use a gentle reminder of how special we are and what the world has in store for us that is amazing and worth persevering for.

Pictured above are:

Keep Faith “keep your faith in all beautiful things”, pink edition (I have created the design in several other colours coming soon)

Be Yourself “be yourself, that’s when the magic happens”, purple edition (more colours to come in future)

The Wisdom of Tea “tea is steeped in wisdom”

A Thing of Beauty “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”

Japanese Proverb Pendant “fall down seven times, stand up eight”

jewelry for your true love by Starzyia

jewelry for your true love by Starzyia

And for your true love, there are some new romantic pendants that will make beautiful and original gifts.

Pictured above:

She Walks in Beauty “she walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies and all that’s best of dark and bright meets in her” available in the Starzyia madeit store

He Fancies Her, ooak vintage upcycled French-English dictionary, fancy, affection, he fancies her, one only available in the Starzyia etsy store

My True Love “my true love hath my heart and I have his”, pink, available in the Starzyia madeit store

It’s In His Kiss, song lyric pendant in French and English, one available each in my etsy and madeit stores


So hopefully this will be spreading more positive energy, enjoyment, and inspiration from my heart to yours.

Coming Soon: I will be writing more about grief healing, connecting with your loved ones who have passed, and how I think calling cards and signs from your late loved ones work.

Thanks for you support, Starry

Starzyia handmade Mother’s Day specials, save 15%

Starzyia etsy store Mother's Day

Starzyia etsy store Mother’s Day

Although I’ve been a bit busy, I haven’t forgotten Mother’s Day and here I am with a few examples of what you can find for mother or grandmother in my etsy and madeit stores, with 15% off until the day after Mother’s Day. Plus I really recommend my etsy store gift certificates if you are worried about delivery in time for the special day – my gift certificates land in your email inbox in under 24 hours, and are available as $20, $30 and $50 value.

To save 15% in the Starzyia etsy store, use the coupon code MOTHERLOVE15 at checkout.

If you are on my Starzyia mailing list you would have received a 20% discount code, so I highly recommend signing up for the next one! I only ever contact you once a month, that’s my promise to you.

Starzyia madeit store Mother's Day

Starzyia madeit store Mother’s Day

To save 15% off in the Starzyia madeit store, just fill your basket with items you love, the storewide sale is all set up, and you can see the original and sale price of each item.

I hope everyone is planning something special for this beautiful day, being together, or telling someone how you feel is still the best way of celebrating or commemorating.



Found on Folksy, September 2012


handmade, vintage ephemera guest book


Sew Amy on folksy has a wonderful range of handmade, vintage inspired offerings that I love.

twinkle twinkle little star, shelf block

I love the shelf blocks and wooden signs that are created by Little Chalk House

lavender and spice filled leaping grey hare

There is something so joyful and liberating about the sight of a leaping hare like those created by billowing raincoats

blue and grey ducks apron

large lilies pin cushion brooch

A sweet offering created by Wychbury


I hope this inspires you to get out and buy some handmade loveliness!

Living & Creating: the challenges and perks of taking part in a photography challenge


You Will Always Be Loved


Well, what could possibly be keeping me so busy in the midst of winter, which is my traditional slow period for my online shops? I’ll tell you, I’m taking part in the Maddabling 22 Day Photography Challenge this is, as you might have guessed, a 22 day event involving photography where participants take a photograph a day, everyday, on a set theme chosen by our gorgeous hostess Maddo. I agreed to take part before the list of themes was published, and I have to admit I was daunted when the themes were later revealed… gulp… some very cryptic themes because they have come from album titles from the 1990’s Indies music scene. After a slight freak out, I decided I was up to the challenge, and at only day 9 (plenty more puzzling creativity to come) I am so very glad.

I have taken photographs of things I never would have bothered with before, and most importantly I have challenged not just my camera skills, not just my editing skills, but my creative thinking and passion for assembling or designing a shoot.

On day one (theme: Around The House) I built a house out of paper, then made confetti stars to circle around it – these were ever so painstakingly arranged one at a time with tweezers. I had to figure out a paper pattern template myself. So my craft skills had a work out too.

The Party House

I have since played with the physics of effervescent drinks and floating drinking straws (for the theme: tilt); dissected a seed pod and had a wonderful time discovering unexpected structure within for the theme: pod; and dug out my old vinyl EPs for today’s theme: The Three EPs.



Blue Lines


And if you are curious, my very top photo, You Will Always Be Loved was my tribute to the theme: XO

So I can already thank my lucky stars that I took part in this challenge, as by the end of it my skills – technical and imaginative – as well as my portfolio will have grown tremendously. If you would like to keep track of all the contributed photographs please pop into Maddabling’s blog

And, finally, I am going to be sending out a Starzyia newsletter once a month via email, if you would like to subscribe please do so, I’d love it!





Living & Creating: Starzyia Winter 2012 smilebox

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Its been a mostly very fine and sunny winter – translation no cloud cover at night makes the night and mornings very chilly! Of course it has been quite wet all at once too, mostly when I have to walk the dog. Yep, Fizzy doesn’t just run himself silly in the backyard, he and I both need a real brisk walk each day (sometimes two), and we love to go down by the river.

With some early signs of spring, I am almost ready to pass the fall-winter baton on to my northern hemisphere friends, and I’ll be glad to receive your spring-summer baton but without the heat waves please!

Living & Creating, photo shoot on a Saturday


Sunshine & Spice Earrings

Butterfly & Leaf Earrings


A little taste of some of my 16 new items the subject of my photo shoot today…. phew, a good day’s work done!

You can find my creations in my Starzyia stores online at etsy and madeit

Happy Weekend everyone.