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Just a reminder:  If you are planning on entering this giveaway, you have around a month left to enter.  Giveaway ends April 17th.

Want a chance to win any jewelry item in my stock for free?  Enjoy reading fantasy?

I'm hosting a giveaway.  

If you would like the chance to win any item from my Still for Sale gallery:… for FREE, you can enter.

You may or may not be aware I have written a book called Talystasia: A Faerytale for Grown-Ups: Volume I.  To enter my giveaway:
  1. Go to Smashwords and click "Buy" to get my book (no, it will not cost you anything).
  2. Click on "Apply coupon" on the next screen and enter coupon code SU75Q.
  3. This will allow you to download my book for free.
  4. Read it, and if you enjoy it, review it on either or  Please make sure to mention that you received a review copy in your review as per site guidelines.
  5. Send me a note and link me to your review.
And that's it.  You can enter twice by cross-posting your review.  I will run this giveaway through April 17th.  On that day I will use a random number generator to choose a winner, and then you can claim whatever item you want from my stock.  You get a free book out of it just by entering.  If this is useful to me, I will run a second giveaway for a custom item of jewelry.  If enough people enter, I may also choose a second winner for a custom item this time around.

Read more about Talystasia below.

This isn't your typical go-on-a-magic-quest-and-fight-dragons fantasy.  It's a dark, gritty drama with a fantasy backdrop where everything is just a shade off of familiar.  It's a story about violent, compromised people struggling to live and love in a world entrenched in moral ambiguity and spiritual emptiness.  Here is the short summary:

Talystasia stands divided.  An ancient wall runs down the city’s center, and for centuries, the Lorens and Telyras have vied for dominance.  But their endless feud is not the only schism that runs through these pages.  Here, loyalties are fractured and hearts and minds are also divided.  Will Andreas Telyra and Roselia Loren triumph on the war grounds within, or will they succumb to the cycle of violence and spiral even deeper into the dark?

Talystasia: A Faerytale for Grown-Ups, Volume 1 by balthasarcraft

Download it!

On Smashwords.  


Trading jewelry for points:

It's that time of year I'd like to renew my membership.  I am offering to trade jewelry for points.  If you're interested, please note me.  I need 2,396 points for a year's membership, which is equivalent to $30.  If you can send me the points, you can choose anything from my Still for Sale gallery… that is roughly equivalent in value (including two items, if they are close to $15).  This is a first-come-first-serve thing.  




FIND me on Etsy:…

If you want something that's posted here and isn't posted there and know you'll buy it within 24 hours, I will post it there for you if that's how you prefer to check out.  Just let me know.


My friend ChaosFay :iconchaosfay: is a brilliant macrame artist who makes fabulous necklaces at very low prices.  If you commission her for a necklace, I will give you 10% off on any pendant you wish to purchase from me.  We can combine your orders if you'd like as well and send you the finished result.  Here are some of the awesome necklaces she has made with my pendants:

When Maple Blossoms by ChaosFay  Brenna's 3 piece copper set by ChaosFay  Fearless Peacock by ChaosFay  
Demonic Ashes for BalthasarCraft by ChaosFay Soft Whispers for BalthasarCraft by ChaosFay Dark Desires for Balthasarcraft by ChaosFay Pixie Wiggles by ChaosFay Loyal to the Tardis by ChaosFay With Sweet Wine I Taste by ChaosFay
Sweet Blossoms by ChaosFay Gentle Currents by ChaosFay Garden Key by ChaosFay This baby's mine by ChaosFay Sunset Romance by ChaosFay
Frosted Flowers by ChaosFay Celestial Findings by ChaosFay Touch of Autumn by ChaosFay Riches of the Sea by ChaosFay Sands of a Fairy Tale by ChaosFay  OC Interpretation for Aryiea by ChaosFay Art Trade with Bandeau 2 by ChaosFay Into the Metal Forest by ChaosFay Sun on Bubbles by ChaosFay  Wedding Commission for ethereal-dancer by balthasarcraft Chunky necklace art trade with Aryiea by ChaosFay

Interested in trading or purchasing from me?  Aryiea has written up a review of me here:…
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  • Reading: Gormenghast
  • Watching: DS9
  • Playing: the fool
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H. J. Kyla Cardinalis
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Come visit me on Etsy!…

Welcome to Balthasar Craft - Reversing the Industrial Revolution one piece at a time.

I make hand crafted one-of-a-kind wire wrap, gemstone and sea glass jewelry! Every piece has a story, some unknown and waiting to be told, others hinting with soft secrets of unseen worlds. I create wire wrap pendants, earrings, ear cuffs, bracelets, chokers, and ornate head pieces with the inspiration of ancient times and times that never were ...

Gemstones, crystals, sea glass, shells, and other natural materials are used to create my unique jewelry, inspired by Mother Earth herself. My work is environmentally friendly and crafted with love and positive energy. Be at one with the earth, sea, air, and fire of Creation. Balthasar Craft is your natural jewelry store.

If you're interested in a custom made piece please contact me! I love to take commissions!

Renee Boyett of has used my pendants in
a number of her beautiful macrame pieces. When you purchase my work
and send it to her for a custom made piece, we will both give you 25%
off - 25% off the pendant, and 25% off the necklace she makes for you.
Contact me if you're interested in this. We'll be able to ship the
piece directly to her (for free!), and you can contact her with the
finer details of what you'd like to have, her price requirement, and
shipping cost for the finished item.

Remember everything is handmade and no two items will ever be exactly the same!

About Me: Kyla inhabits the magickal land of the Redwoods in the Pacific Northwest. The Balthasar is the soul of a living, self sustaining airship from beyond the stars, on a mission of hope to help bring to others the means to achieve their dreams. One day Kyla and her own crew of dreamers will sail this ship around the globe to the disenfranchised in need of resources or even a little encouragement - and do her best to provide both. Unfortunately even dirigibles from beyond the stars require human beings to give them form! My profits go not only into putting the next meal on my table, but ultimately into the construction of my lighter-than-air-craft! When you buy a product from Balthasar Craft, you'll have the joy of knowing you're contributing a bit of personal energy into yet another fabulous creation! One which will make the whole world a little more magickal.

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Please know that I appreciate EVERY visit, EVERY comment, EVERY favourite, EVERY devwatch. I may not get around to thanking you each personally for every favourite, but please know you have my gratitude! Alas my time is limited - but I do always respond to comments, and I do -always- support those who consistently support us.

"Art and life really are the same, and both can only be about a spiritual journey, a path towards a re-union with a supreme creator, with god, with the divine; and this is true no matter how unlikely, how strange, how unorthodox, one's particular life path might appear to one's self or others at any given moment." - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Current Residence: Redwood
Favourite genre of music: goth, industrial, metal, neo-folk, darkwave, many others
Favourite photographer:,
Favourite style of art: Self Taught, Pre-Raphaelite, Visionary
Personal Quote: when's my little blue box coming?

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