~ Attention All Grand Rapids Natives and Surrounding Kent County Area~

Has your home business possibly outgrown your home?

Are you looking for small retail space without having to rent a building, license fees, codes, inspections and other things associated with leasing a retail space?

CARLTON GARDENS~ May have what you are looking for!

We are looking for a person who has:

* An established client base
* Willing to help out in the store
* Do possible workshops, based on your products
* Work on consignment

Do you sell the following items? Do you know someone that does?

* Pottery
* Natural clothing line (hemp or other natural products)
* Casual Clothing
* Sports Wear
* Antiques
* Candles
* Baskets
* Garden items
If you are interested in this wonderful retail opportunity please click on the "Contact Rainwater Studios" page button at the top of the page to contact us. This will send an email to Rainwater Studios/Carlton Gardens and we will review your information and contact you as soon as possible.

**Please Note: Once you have submitted your information the form will not redirect you to Rainwater Studios/Carlton Gardens website.  You will need to either hit your back button on your browser or close the page.**

Thanks Again,

Carlton Gardens &
Melissa @ Rainwater Studios

Heather Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Heather Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

The plant Heather is said to open portals between this world and the fairy world, and the Fae of this flower are especially attracted to shy people. In Scotland, heather is said to be stained with the blood of clan wars; thus, white is the luckiest heather and protects against violence.
Sleeping on a pillow stuffed with this magick herb can bring dreams foretelling good fortune. Burned outside with fern, it brings rain, and in Ireland, it has been used to conjure the spirits of the dead. In the Ogham alphabet, heather is U, Ura, and represents midsummer. In Scotland before Midsummer, farmers would carry a torch made from this plant clockwise around their fields to ensure a good crop and around their cows to make sure they would be fertile. In Wales, heather was considered a very lucky plant to have in the bridal bouquet. It makes a great besom for ritual, and because it is Mercury, it goes with all sorts of purposes and correspondences. Its sign is Gemini.

~From the Alchemy Works, NY, US at at http://www.alchemy-works.com.

The name Heather came up while I was researching for names to call my piece and the more I looked at the amethyst that I used and the copper, I was drawn to the name, Heather,not to mention the significance in the meaning.

The celtic people used swirls and cirlces to signifiy different meanings in their lives. I combined the two elements of celtice meanings into this wonderful work of art.

I used copper and polished amethyst stone. No holes are drilled in the stone. I meticulously wrapped each part of the piece. Pendant comes with a black suede cord with handmade clasps.

Queen Anne Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Queen Anne Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Most of us are familiar with the story of Anne Boleyn. She was a vivacious creature who captured and tortured King Henry VIII's heart. But I don't need to give you a history lesson on England, especially one that is most famous.

This gorgeous necklace was inspired from watching my favorite televison series 'The Tudors.' While captivated by the show, I had the wheels turning in my head, I realized I had a pin that I found at an antique store that looked similar to something that Anne would wear.

I used an antique silver pin with an ivory pearl drop. I also removed the pin and shaved it down for comfort. I used ruby red swarovski crystal beads and ivory pearls.

This necklace is a statement maker. So... for those of you who love red and want to make a WOW! statement this necklace is definitely for you.
This gorgeous necklace would also be a great item to add to your collection especially if you are a renaissance buff.
This necklace is a one of a kind.

Necklace measures 22.5 inches
Drop from pendant 3 inches

Dew Faery Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

               ~~These are just a few treasures that have come out of my studio this week.~~

Dew Faery Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

In the faery realm all faeries have jobs. This necklace represents the faery in charge of making dew. She goes to each flower and gives them a special drink which helps her little flowers to grow. Look around early in the morning and you will find her remnants all around. But, don't let this little darling fae fool you--she is very mischevious!

I used silver wire, light pewter pearls, ivory pearls, light blue swarovski crystals

Necklace measures 22 inches
The drop from the pendant is 2.75 inches

Faery's Portal Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Faery's Portal Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

It is said in the legends of the Fae, that if a sensor can see the portal, usually a stone slab,and if the sensor was to touch the stone slab, rays of silver, pink and lavender would begin to swirl all around and open the portal door to the land and legend of the fae. This pendant is my creation of what a faeries portal door being opened to the land of the fae.

I used pink jasper and silver wire to create this wonderful pendant. The pendant comes alone, but would look great on black or pink suede cord.

If you are interested in purchasing this gorgeous pendant and would like a cord included as my free gift to you, please convo or email me and give me the color choice and size you would like.

Tears of the sun Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Tears of the sun Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Have you ever stared at the sun and it brought tears to your eyes? It took a few minutes for your eyes to adjust back, but oh! The colors you saw looking up at the sun. Bright amber, golden citrine and dashes of white. This is what this pendant reminds me of.

I used silver wire, amber and citrine. This pendant comes alone no chain is included.

Pendant measures 2.50 inches

Chain or suede cord can be added for a small additional fee. Just mail or convo me on Etsy (http://www.rainwaterstudios.etsy.com/)
before you purchase so that I may get the size of chain or cord and style you would like.

Beautiful Mackinaw Island

The more you look at the more you are in awe of the work that was done to build our beautiful bridge that brings the lower penisula and upper penisula together.  What manpower and hours, days, weeks,months it took to create such a gorgeous statement in Michigan's history.

Just look at the vastness of Lake Michigan. This lake is soooo gorgeous. Some may think it is an ocean.

Just think how many boats have been lost here beginning around 1692. 

Glaciers created this natural wonder, Arch Rock....

Here are two sides of the island.  It looks like you can see only endless water.

What a relaxing and historic vacation. For me, it reminded me of why I like our great state. What culture, history and beauty we have here right in our own back yard.

If you would like to learn more about Michigan and Michigan's History go to:

~~~~WOW! Where did June Go?~~~~

Even though I have been extremely busy with many things these last few weeks. I have manage to pull off some of these gorgeous treasures.

Eye Of Hera Earrings ooak by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

These vintage scarf clips have been turned into earrings honoring the great Hera. She was many things, but most famously known for her hatred of Pelias, Paris for choosing Aphrodite and of course the most famous of all Heracles. (we call him hercules, don't ask me why 'its a mystery')

Even though Hera had her not so nice side to her, she was worshipped for many things, there are great monuments and sculptures honoring her. Hera had many items that she worshipped as well. One of Hera's favorite was a peacock especially there feathers. It is said that you can see the eyes of Hera in a peacock's feather.

Hera is one of my favorites in greek methology.

I used vintage scarf clips, mint green swarovski crytal, sapphire swarovski crystal, lime green swarovski crystal and czech fire beads.

These earrings are one of a kind.
Earrings measure 2.50 inches.

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Buggy B Max Pin by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Buggy B Max Pin by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

This little guy has come to visit my house and and I will be sad when he goes. My son for years has called bugs 'buggy b's' I have no idea where he came up with the name but it has stuck in our house and we have used his nickname for bugs ever since.

This little guy has no distinction as to what type of bug he looks like. Some say a snail and some say a happy lady bug, but I will let you decide for yourself!

Pin is made from Ruby Czech beads, black seed beads, silver wire, recycled rhinestones

Pin measures 2.75 inches.

Faerie's Trail Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Faerie's Trail Pendant by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

When faeries frolic and play they leave a trail of dust. Only those that are sensitive enough are able to see these trails. Whenever the fae have come to visit I sometimes see white lights and beautiful sparkles of aqua.

Pendant comes with a black suede cord and is made from silver wire and aqua swarovski crystals.
Pendant measures 2 inches.

Celtic Circle Rings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Celtic Circle Rings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Simple yet elegant. Celtic rings can symbolize many things in Celtic history. The celtic circle rings I have created symbolize: balance,growth,expansion and energy.

There are three styles to choose from: clockwise circle, double circle or clockwise circle expanded(it just means there is more space in between the circles)

Rings have been from silver wire and can be made to order to your size. Just let me know which style you would like by sending me a email or convo. Bead can also be added if you like for a small additional fee.

Size show in picture is 8


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