Monday Update – New Items & Product Ideas

Firstly, I’ve managed to get caught up on taking item photographs, so I’ve got a number of new items listed in my Etsy shop. Plus, there will be more new jewellery items to come over the next couple of weeks.

Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Pendant

Black Spider Web Jasper Sterling Silver Pendant

Jasper Sterling Silver Earrings

Jasper Sterling Silver Earrings

Brown & Pink Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Necklace

Brown & Pink Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Necklace

Siam Red Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Necklace

Siam Red Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Necklace

Rose Quartz Chip Sterling Silver Pendant

Rose Quartz Chip Sterling Silver Pendant


New Product Lines

I’ve decided to add a range of cheaper products to the items that I sell. Whilst I’ve had quite a number of people tell me my jewellery is lovely, creating it using sterling silver is probably a tad too expensive for some people to treat themselves to (given the current economic climate). So I will be adding a range of silver plated jewellery for those that wish to have lovely handmade jewellery, but without the price tag of the sterling silver.

Plus, I’m really excited to announce a line of bookmarks that I will be showcasing in the next couple of weeks, which complements my jewellery items. The bookmarks can be personalised with a person’s name, which makes them perfect for gift giving!

Rainbow Flourite Jewellery

I showed a sneak peek of some rainbow flourite gemstones back in April. So now you get to view the completed items that I made with these lovely colourful stones. The rainbow flourite stones have a semi-translucent nature to them and come in a variety of colours and shades from purple and green, to orange and yellow. The necklace has been created in the style of a cascade or waterfall necklace, and the bracelet is in a dangly style that creates motion when you move.

Rainbow Flourite Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Rainbow Flourite Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Rainbow Flourite Necklace, Waterfall Cascading Necklace in Sterling Silver

Rainbow Flourite Necklace, Waterfall Cascading Necklace in Sterling Silver

Rainbow Flourite Earrings, Wire Wrap Earrings in Sterling Silver

Rainbow Flourite Wire Wrap Earrings in Sterling Silver


New Pendant Too

Yellow Crazy Lace Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

Yellow Crazy Lace Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

This agate gemstone is a dyed yellow crazy lace agate stone, that is wire wrapped with sterling silver wire to create this unique pendant with amazing patterns to it.

Whilst emerald is the common modern birthstone for May, agate along with emerald is a traditional birthstone for May. Agate is also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign Gemini (21 May – 21 Jun).

New Jewellery Items In Store & Next Event

In preparing for the Pamper Party Event that I attended at the end of last month, I made quite a number of new jewellery items. Unfortunately, the event was a lot quieter than hoped, and therefore only a small amount of people attended. So now I have lots of extra items to list in my Purple Wyvern Jewels shop. I have managed to photograph some of them and have been listing a few of them.

Pendants

Green Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

Green Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

I brought the green agate gemstone in this Green Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver from a fellow Etsy seller. I purchased two of these tear drop shaped agate stones. I was looking for something to turn in to a birthday present for my Mother-In-Law and whilst emerald is the modern birthstone for May, agate along with emerald is a traditional birthstone for May. Agate is also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign Gemini (21 May – 21 Jun). So I chose this agate stone due to it’s lovely green colour, as unfortunately emerald would have been too expensive for me to use for the present. One of these was given away as a gift and the other is currently available for purchase in my shop.

I have two more new pendants listed for sale in my shop, with a couple more yet to be photographed and listed. The first pendant features a dyed purplish red crazy lace agate gemstone. Although, this particular stone doens’t really have any purple tones to it, it has more of a red colouring with some white tones to it. The second pendant features a fire agate gemstone, which has tones of white, ivory, peach and orange to it, along with an unusual crackled pattern.

Red Crazy Lace Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

Red Crazy Lace Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

Fire Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver

Fire Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver


Bracelets

I have three new bracelets listed in my shop, with one more that I need to list. The first bracelet features small green agate tear drop shaped gemstones, that coordinate with my Green Agate Waterfall Necklace in Sterling Silver and Green Agate Wire Wrap Sterling Silver Earrings. The second bracelet features regtangular faceted amethyst gemstones with sterling silver beads, that coordinate with my Amethyst Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver Necklace. The last bracelet is a unisex wrap bracelet that features tiger coco beads.

Green Agate Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Green Agate Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Amethyst Sterling Silver Bracelet

Amethyst Sterling Silver Bracelet

Unisex Wrap Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Unisex Wrap Bracelet in Sterling Silver


Next Selling Event

I’ve been looking around for other local events to sell my jewellery at, and I’ve found a couple that are very local and happen on a regular/semi-regular basis, but unfortunately they are booked out at the moment. Hopefully spaces will become available for those at some point. In the meantime, I’ve found an Indoor Market over in Maldon, Essex that happens the first Saturday of each from 9am – 2.30pm. So on the 2nd July I will be there selling my wares.

Tuesday Treasury – Features

I’m busily preparing for my “Pamper Party” event I’m selling at on the 28th April, so I haven’t had time to put together any treasuries for this week. However, I have been featured in a couple, so I thought I would post these lovely collections instead for my Tuesday treasury.

The first features my Purple Crystal Necklace in Sterling Silver in the treasury Purple Paradise.

‘Purple Paradise’ by VintageVibeJewellery


Purple Bridal Necklace,…

$37.00

Purple Flip Flops. Peac…

$34.99

White and Purple Hand P…

$65.00

Bronze, Owl, Pocket wat…

$11.95

Scarves With Silver Jew…

$27.00

Amethyst Earrings Wire …

$17.50

Purple flower headband …

$54.00

Baked Goods Decoration …

$6.25

Digital Purple Painting…

$18.00

Steampunk Kanzashi Flow…

$18.00

One violet pansy purple…

$24.00

Handbag, Clutch, Weddin…

$48.00

womens hat, wool cloche…

$50.00

Tropical floral iPhone …

$24.95

Pin Cushion Storage Upc…

$12.00

bellflower purple afric…

$32.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

The second treasury features my Green Agate Necklace, Waterfall Necklace, Cascading Necklace in Sterling Silver (now featured in its third treasury, this one appears quite popular) in the treasury Little Luxuries.

‘Little luxuries’ by greengrass2


Feather Painting Archiv…

$15.00

3D shadow box frame -Th…

$28.00

Green Agate Necklace, W…

$30.50

hoop earrings with aqua…

$28.00

Tree pillow case – Whit…

$30.00

Turquoise Blue Aqua Mer…

$28.00

pearls and Czech glass …

$28.00

Felt Wool Bowl, Mint Aq…

$24.00

Front Page Featured- Aq…

$19.95

Silver Blue Aquamarine …

$145.00

Breath Of Fresh Air – f…

$30.00

Unfinshed Cotton Wiener…

$39.00

Pale Aqua and Green Lit…

$25.00

vintage SEA FOAM bow ti…

$28.00

1958 ad Beauty Ice mois…

$20.00

Whimsical Chic Wine & P…

$24.00

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Tuesday Treasury – Seeing Spots Everywhere & Pastel Pinks

Our Easter weekend was slightly more eventful than we had planned. My newly turned 3 year old boy decided to get Fifth Disease and a mild chest infection on his birthday. So for this week’s Tuesday treasury I decided to put together two treasuries, Seeing Spots Everywhere and Pastel Pinks in honor of my little boy having lots of pink spots and very pink cheeks. Fortunately, today he is looking much better, his cheeks have returned to a more normal colour and the majority of the spots have disappeared.

‘Seeing Spots Everywhere’ by purplewyvernjewels


Lil Guy Necktie – for B…

$14.00

Brown Yellow Dot Fabric…

$7.20

Table Runner Retro Gree…

$30.00

Handbag Purse Everyday …

$65.00

Green Spot Hair Tie and…

$7.00

Checkbook Cover – Spot …

$9.75

Green Spots on White Ha…

$2.50

2 x 18″ Contempora…

$35.00

MCEE08031138) Fabric Co…

$7.74

Journal cover for large…

$22.00

Little Cloud Aqua blue …

$185.00

Fabric key chain: Micha…

$3.50

Organic Pink and Purple…

$27.50

Purple Spots – Fabric B…

$8.00

Purple spot shopping ba…

$20.00

Candy Pink Bracelet – C…

$14.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

‘Pastel Pinks’ by purplewyvernjewels


Spring Cherry Blossom P…

$24.00

baby girl nursery room …

$18.00

Fabric Pom Pom Snap Bar…

$10.50

Pink Heart Ring Pillow,…

$20.00

Pink Cluster Earrings, …

$20.00

Rhinestone Pillbox Hat,…

$97.00

Pale pink wire wrap ear…

$40.00

Antique Style Catch Orn…

$19.13

Knitted Pink Shrug Wrap…

$20.00

Pale Pink ruffle chiffo…

$30.00

handmade zippered clutc…

$18.00

Pastel Pink Summer Flow…

$18.00

light pale pink flower …

$15.99

Pastel Pink Distressed …

$35.00

Pink crochet doily, pal…

$22.00

small cocktail dress pa…

$34.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

My Green Agate Necklace, Waterfall Necklace, Cascading Necklace in Sterling Silver was featured another treasury today, in the treasury She Sees Beauty.

‘She sees beauty’ by greengrass2


Litttle Cloud Mint Earr…

$16.00

nursery art boys room r…

$18.00

Vintage aqua gooseneck …

$41.99

Green Agate Necklace, W…

$30.50

Hot Pad Set / Japanese …

$20.00

Made to Order-lunch pla…

$30.00

hourglass photograph &q…

$14.00

Fine Art Print – ‘B…

$17.00

Ceramic button earrings…

$12.00

Decorative Pillow Green…

$18.00

Vintage 1950s Dress – 5…

$57.00

fused glass coasters. t…

$35.00

Pair of Lemons – 5×5 Or…

$30.00

Aqua and White Star Fis…

$6.75

Baby Bow Headband Tiffa…

$9.00

Deep Turquoise Aqua Whi…

$18.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

Treasury Feature

Blue Agate Bracelet, Crazy Lace Agate Bracelet in Sterling Silver with Snowflake Obsidian

Blue Agate Bracelet, Crazy Lace Agate Bracelet in Sterling Silver with Snowflake Obsidian

My Etsy shop has been up and running for a month now, and I have now been featured in my second treasury. The bracelet featured, contains blue crazy lace agate semi-precious gemstones, that have a lovely variety of blue tones and patterns to them. They are complemented by snowflake obsidian gemstones and sterling silver beads. To get the full look, there is a coordinating necklace and a coordinating pair of earrings.

The treasury that I’m featured in is called Jewels for my Italian Spring Fling.

‘Jewels for my Italian spring fling’ by CRParrott


Round Disco Ball Earrin…

$22.00

Swarovski and Fresh Wat…

$33.00

Jewelry Pendant Necklac…

$58.00

Inspirational flower ea…

$14.00

Blue Agate Bracelet, Cr…

$24.50

Italy’s Hues, Blue …

$24.00

purple / green soutache…

$26.00

Large Sterling Silver M…

$70.00

Lucite Flower Necklace

$75.00

Vintage Turquoise and S…

$60.00

Flower Cubic Zirconia A…

$18.00

Larimar beads Larimar n…

$35.00

CELTIC STYLE Earrings B…

$14.00

Summer Earrings in Blue…

$7.00

White Pearl Ring 14k Go…

$16.00

14K Gold Vintage Cockta…

$895.00

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Sneak Peek & Several New Items In My Store

Green Agate, Fire Agate

Green Agate & Fire Agate Gemstones

I recently brought these green agate and fire agate tear drop shaped gemstones from another Etsy shop. I can’t make up my mind which of the two stones I like best. I love the green colour of the green agate gemstones, but I really like the pattern effect of the fire agate gemstones. They will be turned in to pendants due to the size and shape of the stones.

I also ordered some more gemstones on Friday. So there will likely be another sneak peek later on next week too, once I’ve received that package.

Also, I have been working behind the scenes, I’m in the middle of improving SEO for my listings, to hopefully improve people finding my items in searches on Etsy. Plus, I have been designing my own website for Purple Wyvern Jewels. It will be a while yet before the website is up and running, but watch this space for future announcements…

New Items In My Store

I’ve recently created several new jewellery items and have been busily photographing and listing them in my Etsy shop this weekend. I definitely feel that there is a Spring/Summer vibe going on with the Amazonite and golden Jade jewellery. So without further ado, here are my latest items:

Snowflake Obsidian Necklace, Quartz Necklace in Sterling Silver

Snowflake Obsidian Necklace, Quartz Necklace in Sterling Silver

Golden Jade Earrings in Sterling Silver with Yellow Swarovski Crystal

Golden Jade Earrings in Sterling Silver with Yellow Swarovski Crystal

Golden Jade Necklace in Sterling Silver with Yellow Swarovski Crystal

Golden Jade Necklace in Sterling Silver with Yellow Swarovski Crystal

Amazonite Earrings, Rose Quartz Earrings in Sterling Silver

Amazonite Earrings, Rose Quartz Earrings in Sterling Silver

Amazonite Necklace, Rose Quartz Necklace in Sterling Silver

Amazonite Necklace, Rose Quartz Necklace in Sterling Silver

Something To Aspire Too

Tundra in Dark Brown Leather and Navajo Fabric

Tundra in Dark Brown Leather and Navajo Fabric by Hoakonhelga

I was reading this article earlier today on the Etsy Blog in their Quit Your Day Job series. The article was about Andi of Hoakonhelga. It really reinforced an idea for me that I’ve been struggling with, being unique.

Whilst in brick and mortar stores or online ones, most bags I see are made from one type of material, but Andi not only recycles materials, but mixes the type of materials she uses in her bag creations. For instance like this “Tundra in Dark Brown Leather and Navajo Fabric” (pictured on the right) is made from a vintage leather jacket and a Navajo blanket. Something that I find quite unique and is obviously a strong selling point for her.

Whilst I made the decision to create jewellery from sterling silver and semi-precious stones, to have the selling point of using higher quality materials compared to costume jewellery that uses silver-plated materials. I still don’t feel I am offering potential buyers something unique. The difficult point for me is to know what buyers like or want, as I’m not getting the sales in that I can look at my stock and say that type of item is selling and that isn’t. Another way I can try to find that type of information is via item views and items that have been favourited.

Top 6 Items Based On Sales & Views

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Dark Amethyst, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Dark Amethyst, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace, Green Agate, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace, Green Agate, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Rose Quartz, Mauve Quartz, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Rose Quartz & Mauve Quartz

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Light Amethyst Nugget, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Light Amethyst Nugget, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Black Agate, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Wire Wrapped, Trefoil Shape

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Black Agate, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Trefoil Shape

Sterling Silver Necklace, Light Sapphire Swarovski Crystal Star Pendant, Light Sapphire Swarovski Crystal, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Necklace, Light Sapphire Swarovski Crystal Star Pendant, Wire Wrapped


Top 6 Items Based On Favourites/Likes

Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace, Green Agate, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace, Green Agate, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Rose Quartz, Mauve Quartz, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Rose Quartz & Mauve Quartz

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Light Amethyst Nugget, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Light Amethyst Nugget

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Black Agate, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Wire Wrapped, Trefoil Shape

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Black Agate, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Trefoil Shape

Sterling Silver Necklace, Golden Jade

Sterling Silver Necklace, Golden Jade

Sterling Silver Necklace, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Jade Green Glass, Wire Wrapped

Sterling Silver Necklace, Clear Swarovski Crystal, Jade Green Glass, Wire Wrapped




Even though I currently have a small sample of data to work with, it appears that pendants and semi-precious stones are favoured over necklaces, earrings, bracelets and glass/crystal stones. However, that still doesn’t help me identify what can help make me unique, and allow me to stand out from other sellers. I can foresee that it’s going to take me quite some time to figure out my niche area is, and therefore to find my uniqueness in order to differentiate myself from other sellers making and selling similar items to myself.

Featured In My First Treasury

Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace, Green Agate, Wire Wrapped

I’ve only had my Etsy shop open for less than a week now, and I’ve already had my first treasury feature. The item featured, contains these gorgeous semi-translucent green agate semi-precious stones, which I created in to a cascading type effect necklace, plus I also made coordinating earrings to go with the necklace.

The treasury that I’m featured in is called Spring Blues, and I think it’s a wonderful gorgeous combination of blues, greens and aqua colours. I’m very honoured and thrilled that one of my jewellery creations is featured in such a lovely looking treasury.

‘Spring Blues’ by LaurelOBrien


All Natural Goatsmilk S…

$10.00

NEW PRICE Mizuhiki Knot…

$37.00

Vintage Flower Wood B…

$11.00

1960s Dress / Mod Dress…

$54.00

archival fine art gicle…

$18.50

Rustic wood shelf, dist…

$40.00

Tiffany Blue Headband, …

$15.00

Vintage Postcard 1932 C…

$12.50

Reusable Snack Bag and …

$14.00

Sterling Silver Cascade…

$30.50

Summer Shirt Dress in P…

$162.00

Hippy Fringe on HARLEY …

$13.00

Dreamy Forest Film Phot…

$25.00

1 ORIGINAL Vintage Gree…

$20.00

Flour Sack Towels- Merr…

$9.00

Ceramic Pottery Mixing …

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.