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Jewelry makes a fabulous gift for yourself or someone special this holiday season!

Save 30% on any purchase of $15 or more on my Etsy shop with coupon code HOLIDAZE2014.  Discount available thru December 31.

Visit me on Etsy here:…

My fabulous friend ChaosFay also is having a holiday sale and time is almost out!  Save 40% on your purchase of $30 at her Etsy shop with coupon code HOLIDAYPREP14.  But hurry!  This deal expires Dec 1!

Visit ChaosFay on Etsy:…


I wrote a book!

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!

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Now and again, I meet someone on this site who touches my life in some way and makes a real impact on me.  Moon-Iridescence is such a person.  She appeared briefly in my life some years ago, and then disappeared.  She's finally able to be here again on DA, and since I last saw her, she's made some wonderful artistic strides forward with her beautiful jewelry.  Everything is for sale, so have a look:

Phoenix by Moon-Iridescence Phoenix Detail by Moon-Iridescence
The Golden Tree by Moon-Iridescence

Drawing down the Moon by Moon-Iridescence
Ishtar Detail 3 by Moon-Iridescence

Queen of the Wheat worn by Moon-Iridescence

Crescentine Detail 2 by Moon-Iridescence

Go buy some amazing stuff!


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.



I am now taking POINTS as a payment method for jewelry purchases (but only some of the time, and only if you talk to me first).

It seems that DA now allows me to convert points into actual cash which I can withdraw through PayPal.  So, PayPal and money orders are no longer my sole payment methods.  You can now buy jewelry from me using points.  This includes commissions as well as pieces which are posted for sale.  Please note me if you would like to purchase something I've posted so I can calculate the shipping for you (as well as the value of the piece in points!).  

So it'd be like this:

$15 item: 1200 points
$20 item: 1600 points
$30 item: 2400 points

and so on.

International shipping seems to run me about $10 these days, so add on another 800 points if you're not in the US.
US shipping: 400 points.

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:…
  • Listening to: Rush
  • Reading: Electric Forest
  • Watching: Torchwood
  • Playing: the fool
  • Eating: stew
  • Drinking: coffee


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?

Are you going to sign the petition to save net neutrality in America? 

10 deviants said Yes!…
3 deviants said No, I'm useless!

My Shop

My SHOP is at:

That's right, it's a SHOP, not a blog. You can buy all of our products there, with PAYPAL.





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CatsWire Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
Doctor-Gus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave!
FlareineNinetails Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav ^^
PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for that deluge of faves!

BTW, I got caught up in wedding stuff and forgot to order that jewelry from you, but I am going to be in another wedding next year so we can do it then!
balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are always welcome! :heart:

Yes, it would be awesome to still trade with you!  I would love to, whenever you are ready!
PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Will be back soon with more info!
CatsWire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
Harukaze74 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
SerenityWireDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav!
I'm glad you liked my pendant:)
Rafaeliyah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Sending a lot of positive thoughts your way, and I pray for God to bless all your art (your life)...! Heart 
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