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Jul. 11th, 2014 07:41 pm
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I'm no longer mirroring my Livejournal here because that is just one too many things to deal with. Please visit me at , where I've been trying to resume making some entries of substance instead of just sale stuff.

3D Beatles

Apr. 13th, 2014 03:35 pm
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I'm reluctantly selling this gorgeous vintage 3D Beatles pendant necklace. Opening bid is $50.

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PZBART sale this week: 25% off signed books. Lots of titles available, and many rarities.
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Since I'm fixing a piece right now, I thought I'd post a reminder that all my handmade jewelry comes with a lifetime guarantee. If your piece breaks in the course of normal wear or use, please return it to me and I'll repair it at no cost to you.
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We've had a lot of scary and unexpected medical expenses recently, so I am having Night Owl/Early Bird Sale: 3 AM today (3-31-14) through the stroke of midnight, 50% off all Nola Jewels (my handmade jewelry) and paintings on canvas. The jewelry ships free worldwide with purchase of any other item in shop.
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Hear ye, hear ye! Now announcing the OOPS MY TESTOSTERONE-LEVEL BLOOD TEST COST $226 BOOK SALE! I'm offering first-edition, out-of-print hardcovers of GUILTY BUT INSANE, THE VALUE OF X, and THE DEVIL YOU KNOW for $15 each with free U.S. shipping. As always, books are signed and can be personalized.
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March Madness sale: 30% off signed books (which can be personalized); 20% off original paintings. I'm still offering copies of the post-LOST SOULS Steve & Ghost story, "Stay Awake."

New Voodoo

Feb. 18th, 2014 04:03 am
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Grey and I have had a hell of a time getting over this flu, but we soldier on, and PZBART is open again with a bunch of new voodoo products including wormwood, sweet gum seed balls, alum, saltpeter, cloves, hot peppers, cinnamon bark, and powdered selenite, all in decorative glass bottles with tiny adorable skull beads.


I also listed an iolite & pyrite skull choker with a wire-wrapped pyrite pendant. I haven't been able to make much jewelry lately because of tendonitis in my right arm that's aggravated by beading, but I'd been looking for the right thing to do with this pendant, and when I found these pyrite skulls, I knew they had to go together.

And we send a get-well shout-out to Chris, who had knee replacement surgery yesterday morning.
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Just now coming up for air after several hallucinatory days spent flat on my back with the flu. Grey has it too, a couple of days behind me. I have 23 outstanding Etsy orders and am going to have to leave my PZBART shop on vacation mode until I get caught up a bit. Fortunately, almost everyone has been very patient and understanding. I'll be getting into the studio tonight and trying to get back on top of my game.

Sick Leave

Feb. 6th, 2014 02:57 pm
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I've had to put PZBART (my Etsy shop) on vacation mode because I've come down with a bad case of the flu. I will endeavor to get all outstanding orders shipped in a timely fashion, and will be back soon with new products and artwork.
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Due to overwhelming demand, it's back: STAY AWAKE, the short story that takes place the summer after the events of LOST SOULS and further explores the relationship between Steve and Ghost. These are photocopies of the text, not the chapbook itself, but since so many people wanted to read it, I thought I'd offer these and see how it went.

Also, for the next seven days, all my other signed books are 40% off.
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Protip: Once you develop some confidence in your own gender presentation, it is really, really easy to embarrass strangers who misgender you. I don't do it on purpose to people who obviously mean no harm, but come on: there is no good reason to even speak to a stranger in a public restroom*, let alone challenge their presence there. A couple of years ago, this kind of shit would ruin my day, week, month. No more.

*Except possibly for negotiating restroom sex, but that's a whole other issue, and anyway you can always just employ a wide stance.
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WOW! The response to my STAY AWAKE chapbook offer was incredibly gratifying. All the copies are sold -- my apologies to anyone who missed out. If I find any more squirreled away, I will certainly list them. I didn't want to say so yesterday because I feel like I'm always begging for something lately, but I received the city tax bill for my mother's house yesterday and I had no idea how we were going to pay it. This record-breaking Etsy sales day puts us within $200 of the total, and she should be able to make up the rest. I have to hand it to Steve and Ghost; I wasn't able to write as many stories about them as people would have liked, and toward the end of my writing career I got a little testy about people asking when I was going to bring them back, but they certainly have bailed me out of a lot of tight spots over the years.

Stay Awake

Dec. 28th, 2013 06:38 pm
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That one hard-to-find chapbook, STAY AWAKE, with the story that answers the Big Question about Steve and Ghost from LOST SOULS? I found a batch of them with minor scuffing/fading to the covers and am offering them for $10 each while supplies last. Also free worldwide shipping with purchase of any other item.
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My NOLA Jewels designs are gradually making their way back to PZBART, their original home, but with a few new features. Since PZBART seems to be taking on a definite voodoo/metaphysical/healing bent, I decided to research the properties of the stones and other materials I use in my handmade jewelry, and to include some of that information in my descriptions. As I say in the listings, any piece of jewelry can be worn simply as a beautiful ornament, but it may also be interesting to know that your necklace is made with black veined jasper, a form of chalcedony associated with healing, reducing stress, and prolonging sexual pleasure.
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I'll be permanently closing my vintage Etsy shop, NolaLooks, in January in order to concentrate on my other shop, PZBART. I've already begun moving my handmade jewelry over to PZBART, where it will remain available. Everything at NolaLooks is 75% off from now until mid-January or it's all gone, whichever comes first. There are some amazing bargains available on vintage clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories. Thanks for all your patronage.


Dec. 21st, 2013 01:14 pm
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So far, I have spent this winter solstice making a selection of essential voodoo oils I hope to add to PZBART in the coming year, including a batch of New Orleans' own Van Van Oil to which I plan to add flecks of pyrite, as suggested by Cat Yronwode of If the oils turn out well, they should be available in February. We don't do Christmas presents anymore, but today I must brave Metairie traffic anyway to get tiny bottles for herbs, etc. at David Art Supply, since the ones I ordered wholesale won't come for another couple of weeks.

New Doc

Dec. 18th, 2013 02:16 pm
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So tomorrow I have an appointment with a new urologist. No problems; just need ongoing care and a new testosterone script. I took my mother to this guy last summer when she was making the rounds of Every Damn Doctor in New Orleans, and he had tons of offbeat art on his walls, a glass case full of antique taxidermed birds, and a display of archaic medical instruments. I'm hoping he is enough of a weirdo himself to treat me as a patient rather than a novelty, which was how my last trans-related doctor seemed to see me.


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