Blessed Moon Artifacts

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free Gift through Sunday 11/22/10 from Arena Creative!

The remainder of this week your purchase at
will net you a free gift.  There are lots of stationery card sets, thank you card sets and one lucky customer will get a intro pack that has cards, earrings and aceo in it!
All you need to do is make a purchase in my shop and an extra goody goes into your package!
Just mention "Blogger free gift" in the comments on your Etsy check out!
Thank you!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The twelve pendulums of summer

In the process of listing a new collection for my magick shop - a set/series of 12 one of a kind pendulums, each with it's own focus. Here is one of them:

I've listed 5 of the 12 thus far -the others should be up tommorrow. =) I've held off listing these for a few months - wanted to have them soak up the energy of Samhain!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Back to business

Hi all,
I am back to Etsy now and also creating my website. I'll be posting again more often!
Valerie Arena

Friday, June 25, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discount

Inventory is smaller right now due to summer shows, what is in the shop at is 50% off for SBS!
Purchase and check out... if you pay in full I will refund  you the discount.  If you wish to wait to pay - check out and  I'll send you a revised paypal invoice.  

Orders $10 and up from my supply shop will get a nice bonus bag of goodies and destash.

Say you saw it here on BLOGGER!
Valerie Arena

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discount

take 50% off any order over $10
Sale good through 11:59pm Sunday 6/20/2010
Pay and I'll refund the discount or wait for a revised invoice!
Thank yoU!
Happy Weekend!
Valerie Arena

Saturday, June 12, 2010

BIG Saturday Blog Shoppers Discounts June 11-12-13

50% off any purchase at
50% off any purchase at

Yes 50% off 1 item or 20 items.... your whole ORDER is 50% off.
Cart what you want, check out, don't pay yet... send me a message and I will send you a revised Paypal invoice!

Thank you !!! 
Valerie Arena

Friday, June 4, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discount


I'm having a moving sale!!!!!

40% off any order over $10 at (my supply shop) or (my vintage shop)

30% off any order over $10 at  (jewelry, stationary, art, prints, aceos and more more more!)

This sale is good on June 5th and June 6th.

You can send me a "convo" on etsy and I can send you a revised invoice from Paypal, just shop, check out and leave me a message in your etsy invoice or via etsy convo with the word "moving" in it and I will send you a revised invoice.  If you check out and I see the word "moving" in your invoice or you convo me I will refund your discount via paypal if the order has been paid for already.  Your choice!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Travels

Arena Creative will be doing a few shows this summer. 
Please come out and see our items in person!
Let us know you saw the blog or are an Etsy person!
We will have a different variety of items at each event,
with special items catering to the theme and audience of each event.
Here's where we'll be:

17, 18, 19, 20
Noxen, PA
Rattlesnake Round Up

Market on the Pond
Dallas, PA

Carbondale Art, Music and Wine Festival
Carbondale, PA

ProjektFest 10
Dracula's Ball

On a personal front, we are currently considering relocating to Delaware, looking for a good place to live and work.

Have a happy summer!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discount Memoria Day Weekend!

Tons of new items listed in my Arena Creative shop!

Specials this weekend:
Ball chains with glass pendants are only $12.99, Snake chains with glass pendants are $15.99

25% off anything with turquoise (gem, color) - convo me for price change or check out/pay and I will refund the difference.

in my supply shop:
30% off your entire order.  convo me for price change or check out/pay and I will refund the difference.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discounts!!!

New in my Arena Creative shop this weekend:

Happy Saturday all!  Specials offered here are good until 12:01AM Monday 5/17/2010

at enjoy 25% off your entire purchase. 
at enjoy 35% off your entire purchase
at enjoy 45% off your entire purchase!

(Shipping is not subject to discount)

To take advantage of these specials you can check out and alert me that you have checked out and I will send you a revised paypal invoice, or if you opt to pay in full I will refund the discounted amount.

Any questions, please convo me!
Valerie Arena

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Blog Please visit

 I'm developing a new blog focusing on weddings and bridal needs.

Please come by, I'll be featuring various folks who can help your wedding day be extra special!


Please follow!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The worst disease in the world is hate.

The Cure
Indie Arie (listen to it if you get a chance)

There’s a girl who was raised to believe that love is suffering

She grows up and the man like a father gives her a wedding ring

Now she walks around up constant companion, our resentment, fear and sadness

The lack of laughter turns to cancer, this song is dedicated to her

The worst disease in the world

It’s not cancer, it’s not aids

The cure will not be found

By any physicist or scientist

Cause any cure living every single one of us

The worst disease in the world is hate

And the cure for hate is love

Oh love, oh love, oh love

Picture this:

There’s a boy who was abused when he was 12 years old

Now guilt lives in the pit of his stomach and even though he’s grown

He believes he deserves to be punished, now he lives his life past and reckless

Searching for love, helpless, this song is dedicated to him

The worst disease in the world

It’s not cancer, it’s not aids

The cure will not be found

By any physicist or scientist

Cause any cure living every single one of us

The worst disease in the world is hate

And the cure for hate is love

Oh love, oh love, oh love

It may seem

When I’m looking at the world through those kind of glasses

I believe that it’s so simple but sometimes it looks complicated

God’s love is like sunshine not be recognized

The most powerful energy in the universe

And all we have to do is use it

You may think

That there’s nothing in the world that you can do but that ain’t the truth

The fact of the matter is the battle world begins with you

Be the best person you can be

Pass those values to your family

And when you pray for those you love

Say a prayer for humanity

India Arie "The Cure"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sale on Incense Burners now through Mothers Day!

We've taken 50 percent off our incense burners for that hip Mom or anyone that loves to burn a nice stick of incense!

Were $24, now only $12! Handcarved! Comes with a little sampler of incense (see product description)
Have a great weekend and a great Mothers Day!

Arena Creative

Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Specials!

Short and sweet Saturday Blog Shoppers Specials: (Good til 11:59PM Sunday May 2nd)  Take 40 percent off any bracelet or anklet! Take 30% off anything in the ORiGINal ART section (art, prints, aceos, anything in the first category in my shop.)  Take 10% off any order $10 or higher, 20% off any order $20 or higher, 30% off any order $30 or more, 40% off any order $40 or more. Take 33% off ANYTHING in the store!

How it works: Put item(s) in your cart, check out , pay and I will refund difference
convo me with the item(s) you want and I will adjust the prices to reflect the discount.
Discount is on purchase price only, does not apply to shipping.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers Special April 24 2010

Saturday Bloggers, welcome.....
My special this weekend is......
20% off any entire order in or

In 40% off anything with COPPER or the color Copper (subject to broad interpretation hee) (no limit on number of items)

In 50% off any EARRINGS!!! (no limit on # of earrings you purchase - all will qualify for 50% off)

These sales are not good with any other offers. These specials can not be combined on one item. Higher discount where applicable. (i.e. copper earrings would be 50% off)

Just convo me for the price adjustment - these sales are good until 12:01AM Monday4/26/2010 I will honor any convos sent prior to that time. I will be on throughout the weekend, and will alert you when the price has been changed for you.  You can also go ahead and check out, pay in full with Paypal and note you would like your discount refunded to you via Paypal.

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

and now for something a little different...

these are some lovely and artistic bowls, aren't they? however...look at the description... I did not know that those things came in small, medium and large....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special Discount

Saturday Blog Shopper Specials
Lots of various specials today!  Say you saw it here!
 You can check out and pay and receive a refund on these specials (put Saturday Blog Special in the notes to seller)  or you can convo me with the item(s) you want and I can adjust the price before you purchase the items! Many new items added this week!

Here's the weekend specials!
In the Arena Creative shop:

25% off anything/everything in my new section:
 Stationery, Thank you cards, greeting cards, notecards, blank cards, birthday cards, cards, notes

20% off anything/everything in my new section:
Original Art, Art, Prints, Aceo, Asian Art, Paper Craft Art, Multimedia Art, Paintings, Oils, Acrylics, Extreme Art, Photography

In the Suppliez shop
25% off your entire purchase (shipping excluded)! (no limit on # of items)

In the Somethingolde shop
30% off your entire purchase (shipping excluded)!(no limit on # of items)

Happy Shopping! Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

And the winners are!

And the winners are....
4th place, $10 credit in my somethingolde shop evans451
3rd place, $10 credit  in my suppliez shop ctnyarnid

2nd place, $10 credit in my arenacreative shop  cjohuls
1st place, goodie destash box and $20 credit in any shop   soulinchains

I'll be emailing the winners right now!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Feeling so NOLA

Feeling/mourning being away from New Orleans the past couple days.  Its withered hand clutched my heart and never let go... My two trips there were filled with visions and feelings. I hope I can go back again someday perhaps to live for a few months, to feel it more fully.

My feelings have inspired a few new pieces that I created yesterday, have a look:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Specials!!!!

Click the title of this blog and it will take you to my "Sale Items" section - there are currently 180 items in that section.  I am offering those who see this blog 40% off any and all "Sale Item" section items.
Simply send me a convo through Etsy with the item(s) you want and I will reprice them with the discounted 40% off and I'll convo you back to check out. 

Happy Saturday!  This special will run all day Saturday and all day Sunday 4/10 and 4/11 2010.
Ends at midnight 4/11.  Discount will be valid for any convo requests made prior to midnight on 4/11/2010. 

Come shop!

Your discount would mean that this item shown below would not be $10 but only $6!!

and this lovely necklace would not be 6.00 but only $3.60

Come browse through the 180 treasures in my Sale item section!
Have a great weekend!
Arena Creative

Studio Hot off the Press Friday April 9 2010

Both sets of earrings have the small silver caps on them now.
I changed the shorter 16 inch necklace (still 16 inch)
to be similar to the construction on the lime pop necklace.
another shot close up of the new one

Hot off the Press at Arena Studios for that Special Day!

Pictures of the work in progress:
Modifications to the long 18 inch necklace
silver chain
2 double pearl dangles
2 single pearl dangles
5 brushed silver floral dangles
lobster claw clasp

Earrings, created 2nd pair, added small silver cap to 2nd you like with or without?
pictures of loose caps shown in the photo as well.

picture 2

Made you two extenders/shorteners a one inch and a two inch
These can be used to lengthen or shorten your necklaces to give you the best flow and length. This will allow you to position them at the length that looks best for your dress!
You can lengthen simply by adding on a extender, you can shorten by clipping the lobster to anywhere on the chain.

The lobsters and chain match the necklaces.
Here is your 16 inch necklace
three brushed silver floral drops
12 pearl drops
silver chain with lobster claw closure

and here is a side by side of both

I had a great time working on these! I personally love the short necklace!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In the making for that special day

this is the 16 inch necklace and the center dangle is an additional one inch long bringing the front length to 9 inches from center of neck to end of longest pearl strand
The earrings shown with this piece have an upgraded sterling silver 925 stamped earwire (simple)
and the dangle is two inches long.
Here is an additional set of earrings that are shorter
The earrings have the upgraded 925 sterling earwires (same as above)
and the dangle is just over one inch long.
Here is a picture of the clasp on the back of the necklace.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What's new in the Arena Creative Studio?

Check out our new handcarved woodcraft incense burners!
Here's one that is Alice in Wonderland inspired.
Currently in stock are red mushroom, white skull, white black and silver peace sign, blue and white star, black and white yin yang and yellow flower varieties. We can custom make one for you as well! Just let us know via an email or convo on Etsy. These are handcarved, hand painted and handcrafted by RC Sprague.To check them all out go to to go to the listing for the mushroom incense, just click on the title above!
Here's my favorite, the mushroom!

And my 2nd favorite, the yin yang!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers April 3, 2010

Welcome Saturday Blog shoppers!
I've been busy listing new items in all my shops, please check them out!

This is a lovely recycled/repurposed "something old" piece.
The pearls come from a vintage thrift shop purchase, as does the chain.  The goldtone Vintaj flower accent near the clasp, the goldplated wires in the pearls are new. It's 7.25 inches and can be easily made larger by request.
Check out all the details on this lovely piece at:

many of my recent listings are recycled or repurposed goods!

The lovely earrings below are so unique and on sale today for this weekends shoppers!

Full details can be found here:

Buyers this weekend get a valuable coupon mailed with their order (for next purchase).
Selected items are on sale for this weekend. And we have a huge SALE section!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers March 27 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers!
come visit me at

I've got some specials in my Arena Creative shop just for you, some items marked way down!  Spring and Easter oriented items I took discounts on today!
I've got tons of new stationery items and jewelry items since last week (at least 50 new items!!!)

I'd also like to invite you to check out my other shops:

At suppliez you'll find a well stocked supply shop with great prices and very reasonable shipping! I just listed over fifty new items there yesterday!  There's new gemstones, findings, focals and more!

Somethingolde is a fledgling shop, I'm working on it, it's not got a whole lot yet, but it seems I list a bunch and it sells off pretty quickly. 

This weekend I'm sending out a valuable Arena Creative coupon with every paid order of any dollar amount from any of my shops!

I hope you'll check out all my new items!
Have a great weekend!
Valerie Arena

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saturday Blog Shopper Special! Be My Angel Polished Silver Bracelet

Welcome Saturday Blog Shoppers!
Normally $21.99 -- on sale today $15!
Today's special is located at:
and pictured below:

This week one of my photos/pieces is featured in an article on Handmade News
The bloodstone photo shown is one of my handcrafted pieces. This piece is currently available.

I recently had a Handmade Cafe feature:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers!

Hello and Welcome!

Scroll down to check out the giveaway blog I posted a couple weeks ago - it's going on til mid April to celebrate my first year on Etsy!  Any purchase from any of my shops = entries!

For my special Saturday Blog Shoppers!  I'd like to earn your business!  If you are a Saturday Blog Shopper and you make a purchase of anything other than an "intro pack" from Arena Creative this weekend please let me know you saw me here! I will be enclosing a special red envelope with special goodies!  Theres a fantastic valuable coupon in the red envelope, and other little treasures! Please either send me a convo after your purchase or make a note in the notes to seller or paypal that you found me on Saturday Blog Shoppers!

Thank you!
Valerie Arena

Featured in Cafe Handmade this week!

Click on the title to go to the article about Arena Creative, featured this week in Cafe Handmade!  Thanks to them!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Check us out! New Intro Packs in stock and more coming

These special intro packs will give you a taste of what Arena Creative does and what you can expect when you purchase!  Each special pack comes with a variety of items, including stationery, jewelry and an aceo.  There is also a discount coupon that is very valuable included when you purchase your intro pack!

This is a wonderful pack of goodies!
Intro Pack A

Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers! Specials for you!

Saturday Blog Shoppers.... I'm offering discounts on some special items! (discounts already reflected in new price)

These items have been discounted today ONLY for the Saturday Blog Shoppers!

Take a look at these lovely earrings!  25% off!
Now only $14.99! was $19.99

40% off today - now only $6, was $10

Beautiful Purple Swarovski and Gold chain set
50 percent off!!! Was $79, now $39 Special set!

For other great specials, check out the SALE section!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers! Check out my stationery items!

To browse my shopsimply click on the title of this blog. It will take you to the main page of my shop.  The sections are clearly marked and I have a huge B1G1 section going right now! 

If you purchase from my shop this weekend, mention that you are a Saturday Blog Shopper and I'll include something extra!

Have a great weekend!
Arena Creative

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers! Check out my stationery items!

Click the title of this blog to go to my shop!
Be sure to check out Saturday Blog Shoppers - link to the right!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My First Etsy Anniversary Giveaway!

April 14, 2010 will be my 1st year anniversary on Etsy.  Starting today 2/16/2010 any purchase in any of my stores will equal entries in my drawing.  Each dollar spent equals one entry.  There is no minimum or maximum entry limit when purchasing.  The drawing will occur on April 14th.  All purchase through noon on April 14th will be entered in the drawing, as will any twitters or blogs that qualify up to noon April 14th.

Another way to get an entry is to twitter an item from my store and send me a conversation here or in Etsy to tell me what and when you twittered.   An additional way to get entries is to feature something from my arenacreative shop in your blog or blog about the shop in general.  Each one of these is worth ten entries.

The first Etsy anniversary Giveaway prizes:
1st Prize:   A smorgasborg of goodies, 3 large prints, bead and jewelry supply destash, necklaces, bracelets, all the items shown in the pictures shown in this blog. AND a $20 shopping spree in one of my shops.  You check out with $20 in merchandise from one of my shops (shipping will be complimentary and your items will be sent with the other items.) and do not pay.  These items will be added to your goodies!

2nd Prize Pick up to $10 in item(s) in my shop and they will be sent to you free of charge.

3rd Prize Pick up to  $10 in item(s) in my shop and they will be sent to you free of charge.

4th Prize Pick up to $10 in item(s) in my shop and they will be sent to you free of charge.

Pictures of the special addition to the First Prize are included below.
Here's a list of some of the items included in this goodie package for first prize:
1 marble necklace
8x10 matted flag print
8x10 dragonfly collage print
8x10 dragonfly print
3 faux leather bracelets
1 silver plate vintage bracelet
1 large bag of mardi gras style beads
1 strand of small pearls
1 perfect work vintage button
1 bag of rose petals
4 black fabric with stars gift bags
1 wood and leather necklace
1 metal and cloth with hematite heart necklace
misc beads
4 pack tube with gemstones
1 princess style elaborate long necklace with crystals
1 wood and shell necklace

I look forward to the entries....let's get them started! Cheers!