Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SKuLLFLaKe Ornament

SKuLLFLaKe Ornament, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

More holiday fun!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gothic Frosted Assorted Ornaments

Check out our new dark sparklies!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snowman Skelly

Snowman Skelly, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

50% OFF Black Friday - Cyber Monday!!

Receive 50% off 
your entire order instantly
when you use the code "Holiday2010"
at checkout.
Black Friday through Cyber Monday


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Up to our eyes in glitter...

We've been working like little pixies in our "Fairy Sweat Shop"...gearing up for the holiday season. 

Here are just a few of the items we've been working on...


And for the darker know that's where the cookies are, we have...

Death Becomes Her Votive

 So be sure to check out our shop for more holiday gifts and decor.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another Crafty Clay Shoppe customer

In our Clay Shoppe on Etsy we are so very blessed to provide craft tools to such an array of amazing artists. Just look what Diane of Diane's Addiction has created using molds from The Clay Shoppe by Ametista! She is a talented precious metal clay artisan jewelry designer. Turquoise and semi precious gemstones is what you'll find in her shop. Diane loves making all kinds and types of jewelry, so we're sure you'll find something that you like.

We excited to see what Diane will be making next!  We invite you to view more amazing work created by our loyal customers.  To view the fabulousness click here.  

Are you a Clay Shoppe customer?  Want to have your work featured here?  Let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this post and we will contact you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Crafty Clay Shoppe cutomer creations


In our Clay Shoppe on Etsy we are so very blessed to provide craft tools to such an array of amazing artists. Just look what Arja of Arjas Uni Finnish Handmade Jewelry has created using molds from The Clay Shoppe by Ametista!   She is a talented polymer and precious metal clay jewelry designer and artisan hailing from the long arctic winters of Lapland and fueled by the nightless nights of the Finnish summer when the sun doesn't set.

Her work is a fusion of influences from nature, art of the ingenious Sami people of Lapland and Kalevala folklore to Celtic aesthetics, Steam-punk and contemporary design.

We eagerly look forward to seeing more work from Arja!  We invite you to view more amazing work created by our loyal customers.  To view the fabulousness click here.  

Are you a Clay Shoppe customer?  Want to have your work featured here?  Let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this post and we will contact you.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Party Giveaway WINNER!!

Before we announce the winner, we would just like to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful contestants for taking the time to play and especially for sharing so many of your wonderful Halloween traditions! We truly enjoyed reading all of your posts!

Our winner was chosen via a random number generator at

And so...without further ado...we give you...our lucky winner...

CONGRATULATIONS to Sandy of California for being our Practical Magic Blog Party Giveaway winner!!

Again, thank you all for playing! We hope you all have a magical Halloween season and we hope to see you back here for our next giveaway. Be sure to come come back after the holiday to see pictures from this year's Halloween bash!

Brightest blessings,
Carrie & Kathy

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Come join us tomorrow...

 We had a fab day at the Summerlin ArtWalk! Gorgeous weather and so many nice people. 

We'll be back at again tomorrow...from 10-5 offering HUGE DEALS on our jewelry and dark home decor...see you there!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Trails Village ArtWalk Fall 2010 
Saturday & Sunday 10 until 5
Free Admission & Parking 
1970 Village Center Circle VON's & Starbucks Shopping Center across from the Summerlin Library

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Countess & Count de Goth

The Countess & Count de Goth, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

New Dark Decor coming to Ametista's Etsy shop this week!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gather Witches all for the Practical Magic Blog Party...

Look what we found my pretties...
We’ve joined with other Witches and Witches at Heart around the world to present you with this amazing chance to Win some of the most Magical Prizes to be found anywhere this Halloween Season! 

Here’s what we’re offering...
...For the Kitchen Witch, this gorgeous set of hand crafted, Italian glass Oil & Vinegar bottles, embellished with dark vines inspired by our favorite movie...Practical Magic.

 All you have to do for your chance to win is leave us a comment here and tell us about your favorite Halloween tradition...please be sure to leave your contact information so we can reach you if you’re our lucky winner! We will be using a random number generator to pick our winner. We ship worldwide, so all are invited to enter the drawing.

A favorite Halloween tradition around here is our greatly anticipated annual Halloween Bash. It is our absolute favorite time of the year! Using craft, the help of our Sister Witches and a whole lot of laughter, we transform the house in to a darkly decorated delight!

Now ladies there are many prizes to be had and you don't want to miss out so check out The Practical Magic Blog party page for a complete list of Party Participants. (scroll down their blog page - the list is located on the right hand side.) 

The Party is in full effect from September 25, 2010 thru October 25, 2010.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New gift boxes and goodies included with our MoNsTeR bOxes...

Every Ametista MoNsTeR bOxes now comes complete with gift box, certificate of authenticity and a story scroll, telling the tale of how we captured or (otherwise acquired) that particular box.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ametista Dark Decor now available at....

Spirit Within U is a fabulous zen boutique located at 4780 W. Ann Rd. Suite 4 in North Las Vegas.  They are dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality aromatherapy, wellness and spiritual products.  They offer Tarot readings, Intuitive healing, Aura photography and many other spiritual workshops.

We are very excited to have our dark decor at this boutique.  When you walk in the door, you instantly feel peaceful calming energy radiating throughout.  The owner and staff are wonderfully helpful and extremely kind.

Saturday, August 28th, beginning at 11AM there will be Aura photography available including comprehensive reports on your photo.  This is not only fun but can be a very enlightening experience and one we highly recommend.   

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cthulhu Apothecary Bottle

Cthulhu Apothecary Bottle, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

Our latest custom order...Cthulhu

Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft in 1926. The first appearance of the entity was in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu" published in Weird Tales in 1928.

Cthulhu is one of the central Great Old Ones of the Lovecraft Mythos. It is often cited for the extreme descriptions given of its hideous appearance, its gargantuan size, and the abject terror that it evokes. Cthulhu is often referred to in science fiction and fantasy circles as a tongue-in-cheek shorthand for extreme horror or evil.

After its first appearance in "The Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu makes a few minor appearances in other Lovecraft stories.[1] August Derleth, a correspondent of Lovecraft's, used the creature's name to identify the system of lore employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors, the Cthulhu Mythos.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

13 Hour Clock

13 Hour Clock, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

Everyone could use an extra hour...don't you think?

Spider topped apothecary jar

Spider topped apothecary jar, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

Spider topped apothecary jar

Spider topped apothecary jar, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.

This one sold before we could get it on the shop...don't worry...we'll make more!

Winged Heart apothecary bottle

We've been away for a bit...busy with shows and trade show booths and getting ready for Halloween. So here's a peak at what we've been up to...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Picking your brains...

No it's not that bad really, we just need your input before we buy our domain name...thanks!!

What's your definition of "home decor"? What sort of items come to mind?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Learning is fun...

...that is if Megan of Etsy's FFTF&B has anything to do with it. Megan's shop, "From Fragments To Furniture & Beyond"  is a shop for kids of all ages. She specializes in fun educational toys with special needs kids in mind and creates fun ways to encourage speech, motor skills and sensory stimulation. She also makes things for kids in general and those who are a kid at heart.

We are especially pleased to show of her latest project, these colorful numbered dominoes, not only because Megan is a fellow Handmade In Vegas Team member but because she commissioned a custom domino mold from our Clay Shoppe to craft these little lovelies.

 Her entire store is an explosion of color and excitement and well worth checking out. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

An exciting custom order...

We may  have mentioned...on a number of occasions...that we enjoy taking custom orders in our shops, well this recent order ranks among our favorites. Our commission was the perfect combination of creative challenge and preferred subject matter...fairies! But since the photos and words of Ryngan, our inspired customer, tell the story so completely...

  "I am delighted to recommend The Clay Shoppe. I found them online through Etsy. I loved their unique range of products and contacted them regarding a customised order. I was very impressed by their willingness to accommodate my requests. 

I'd seen that they produced handmade moulds for creating fairy wings; however I was after a very particular mould shape and colour to use a part of a miniature set (depicting 'The Iron Fairies'). The mould is centre stage with a series of miniature miners engaged in smelting and casting fairy parts to assemble the magical 'Iron Fairies'. 

Having identified Carrie and Kathy's artistic flair, I commissioned The Clay Shoppe to produce the mould. I left it to their experience with the colour mixes and use of metallic pigments to produce four variations of an 'antique weathered cast iron look'. I asked for four to give them the artistic freedom to try out different ideas. 

When the moulds arrived in the UK (very quickly I might add) I was hard pressed to chose between them - they had really out done themselves! 

The mould fits seamlessly into the set and really brings the scene to life. I would recommend any collectors of 'Iron Fairies' to get in contact with Carrie and Kathy at the Clay Shoppe."   

Best regards,


For more information on Iron Fairies, check out their enchanting website at
 You can also check out  Iron Fairies on these Facebook pages

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hand of Destiny...SOLD before it hit the shop!

Hand of Destiny, originally uploaded by ametistagirl.
New...coming to the shop this week!

Monday, May 17, 2010

And the winner is....

 Congratulations to "Robin" 
of Massachusetts! 

She's our May drawing WINNER
and the recipient of a Wild Things Wear
original artisan necklace entitled,
"Dancing Flowers"
a handmade PMC Silver art pendant with Citrine & Tiger's Eye.

Thank you, everyone who participated and thanks for all the lovely comments!sure to check back in June for another FAST FUN FREE Giveaway

Friday, May 14, 2010

If I were a...

I saw this on another blog I follow and thought it was cool.  So here are my answers....

If I were a month, I'd be mysterious October.
If I were a day, I’d be Wednesday.
If I were a time of day, I'd be the witching hour.
If I were a font, I'd be Carlson Mt.
If I were a sea animal, I'd be a Dogfish shark. 
If I were a direction,
I’d be North.
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be a Victorian wardrobe.
If I were a liquid,
I’d be Moscato.
If I were a gemstone, I'd be a Amethyst.
If I were a tree,
I'd be an Ash.
If I were a tool, I’d be a Swiss Army Knife.
If I were a flower, I'd be a violet.
If I were an element of weather, I'd be a storm.
If I were a musical instrument,
I'd be my voice.
If I were a color,
I’d be deep violet.
if i were an emotion, I’d be full of them.
If I were a fruit, I'd be a chocolate dipped strawberry.
If I were a sound, I’d be the waves on the ocean.
If I were an element, I’d be water.
If I were a car,  I'd be an Audi R8 .
If I were a food, (see fruit).
If I were a place, I’d be the place between sleep and awake.
If I were material,  I'd be a silk sarong...and I'd look fabulous!
If i were a taste, I’d be sweet and salty.
If I were a scent, I’d be Nag Champa.
If I were a body part,
I’d be where passion lies.
If I were a song,  I'd be "Crazy"...the Kidney Thieves remix.
If I were a bird, I'd be a Raven.
If I were a gift, I’d be the one that keeps on givin.
If I were a city,  Portland, OR.
If I were a door, I’d be ancient and locked.
If I were a pair of shoes, I wouldn't be on my feet...
If I were a poem,
I'd be "A
Messy Room" by Shel Silverstein  

Friday, April 30, 2010

Exciting giveaway - Enter to win...Last weekend...don't miss your chance!

We've extended the contest to give you this weekend to enter for your chance to win!.

We proudly present this beautifully unique piece of artisan jewelry from Wild Things Wear valued at $68.00.  This is her precious dancing flowers necklace. Hanging from beautiful rust colored leather, this fine silver pendant has been given a pewter patina for an antique look, yet a high polish finish. Citrine and tiger's eye gemstones dangle from the pendant. The leather is attached to a sterling silver chain, with the total length 18".  Citrine will give joy and love to the owner, and tiger's eye promotes balance and strength to get through difficult phases of life.

Laura of Wild Things Wear, started making fine silver and gemstone jewelry, and combined it with her passion for art, creating wearable art jewelry! Each piece is unique and organic, and she loves using recycled materials.  To see more of Laura's work visit...!/pages/Austin-TX/Wild-Things-Wear/121101257902591
Here is an example of a beautiful Precious Metal Clay piece that Laura created using our Heart Locket mold.

To enter simply...

1. Tell us what you love about this piece and why. Leave your comments right here at the end if this's that easy! You don't have to sign up for anything or even have a Blogger account, you can still leave comments by selecting the "Anonymous" button.

2. PLEASE be sure to leave your contact information, either your email address or Etsy shop if you have one, so we can reach you when you win! (If not, we will move on to the next person who DID leave their contact info.) The winner will be contacted on or after May 17, 2010. If after 24hrs if we haven't heard from that winner, we'll pick another winner.

3. We will draw the winner's name on Monday May 17, 2010 after 5pm/pst.

Laura ships worldwide so ALL are welcome to participate in this fabulous drawing! Good luck everyone!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Orange you glad we posted this?

Check out this orangesom Etsy treasury put together by ebogie  ...



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