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I am having a holiday clearance sale at my Etsy shop:… !

Everything (non-commission) is 50% Off through the end of January. Use the coupon code HOLIDAZE2015.

You may not use this discount on commissions.

Also, if you see something in my Still for Sale folder… which is not posted on Etsy and you want to buy it within 24 hours, please let me know and I will post it for you so you can use the discount.

Thank you!


RIP Tanith Lee

Most of you probably aren't familiar with Tanith Lee, which is truly a crime. She is positively one of the most wonderful authors in the entire world, an unrecognized genius, whose words are gems and whose sentences are goldmines. She is a shining star in my sky, and a few days ago, she died.

I made a pendant for her about a year ago, inspired by her novel The Birthgrave. I wanted to mail it to her, but never heard back. She fought several hard battles with cancer, which I assume is the monster that slayed her in the end. I never got to say "thank you" to her for her amazing work.

But she's still a shining star in my sky, and will be forever.

If you haven't read any of her books, I urge you to do so. I don't know what inspires me more, her exquisite prose poetry or her persistent refrain of rebellion and the search for authenticity and individuality. I hope that someday she gains the recognition she deserved in her lifetime, and that her spirit lives on somewhere as magickal as the worlds she put on the page.


I wrote a book!

This isn't your typical go-on-a-magic-quest-and-fight-dragons fantasy. It's a 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.


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
Celestial Findings by ChaosFay Touch of Autumn 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:…
  • Listening to: KMFDM
  • Reading: Gormenghast
  • Watching: OUAT
  • Playing: the fool
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: tea


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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Porsheee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Student Writer
Happy birthday! Is your birthday really January first? Because if so, that's really cool. :la: 
balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, very belatedly! :hug:
ethereal-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for another fav, my friend :D
Bechic2015 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav :D (Big Grin)
Neferu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for all the favorites! :)
ethereal-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the favs! :tighthug:
deinktvis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Writer
JOSIPCSOOR Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Thank you :)
ethereal-dancer Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :D
eeeweeelin Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you:]
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