The standard blub:

38 year old Pagan female who lives in Florida with her guy (aka “Love”) and three cats, loves Disney, reads fanatically, tinkers in photography and believes growing up is overrated.

Born May 16, 1977 and lives in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida.

Deals with several chronic health concerns and previously worked for years in professional capacity in office environments. (Administrative Assistant, etc.)

May 2011, found out I had nearly 3lbs of tumors in my uterus. Had a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) on October 5, 2011.

Accidentally started the I am Obamacare movement/meme shortly after. Was permanently laid off from my then day job during recovery from surgery. (They said there was no job for me to come back to.)

Decided to focus on running my artisan jewelry business, PhoenixFire Designs full time and have been doing so since November 2011.

PhoenixFire Designs Offering world-famous wire wrapped Tree of Life Pendants, original unique Tree Jewelry, handmade Birthstone Jewelry, Mother's Jewelry, Bird Nest Necklaces, Steampunk jewellry, Bride, Bridal and Formal items and More! Custom Orders always accepted. Please feel free to contact me with your ideas!

Self portrait of Miss M. Turner of GivenEyesToSee.com wearing a PhoenixFire Designs Tree of Life Pendant

C’est moi, Miss M. Turner circa 2015 wearing a famous PhoenixFire Designs tree of life pendant featuring a blue flash labradorite full moon.

A bit more detail…

I have been making jewelry as a hobby since 2000 and began selling it to fund the hobby since 2001. In 2006, I opened my etsy shop. I also have updates of my current jewelry, as well as examples of custom pieces on my website, www.TreeofLifePendants.com. You can “Like” my PhoenixFire Designs page on Facebook to keep up with new listings, coupons and sales. I am very passionate about my jewelry and every single item is made 100% by my two hands from scratch.

I am also a hobbyist photographer. I currently shoot with a Canon T4i and drool over various lenses (which can be found on my amazon wishlist.) I really enjoy macro photography but I just enjoy so much about it and there’s always something new to learn.

I am a big reader and always have a book in progress. I prefer “urban fantasy” or what they often term “paranormal romance” but not the bodice ripper books, more the vampires, werewolves, witches in the modern world with a little bit of romance thrown in for fan service. LOL You can see what I’m reading on my Goodreads list.

After 15 years together, my guy (“Love”) and I finally made it official privately though we plan on a small family wedding to allow our loved ones to celebrate with us sometime in 2014.

Our best friend, Rand, passed away on March 13, 2010. He was like a brother to Love and I. I knew him 12 years and Love knew him even longer than that. This was the first death of someone so close to me and it was very sudden, unexpected and really has been extremely difficult. The grief was almost unbearable. You can read the whole thing here. (It defaults to newest entry first. You’ll need to go to the older posts to read in chronological order.)

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