Back From Holiday

I’ve been slacking in making posts to this blog. However, that is due to spending a week away in Jersey for a summer holiday with my husband and little boy. We had a lovely time, it stayed fairly dry with quite a bit of blue sky and sunshine, although it was on the chilly side as it was windy. Although, that didn’t stop my little boy from enjoying digging on the beaches and paddling in the sea. The only downside to the holiday, was that I ended up getting a chest infection whilst we were away. I took my last antibiotic pill this morning thankfully, as those pills taste HORRIBLE! I’ve been busy catching up on all the washing that inevitably follows a long trip away, but at least the blue skies we’ve been having the past few days have been really sunny and warm, which has helped me get through the tonne of washing quicker.

Belated Tuesday Treasury

Obviously with being busy due to my holiday, I haven’t been creating any treasuries. However, I do have two to post that feature my jewellery items. The first features my golden jade necklace and the second treasury features my golden jade earrings with sunflower yellow Swarovski crystals.

‘Shades of Brown’ by Louise from Loutul
Shades of Brown

‘Silver & Yellow’ by Louise Mead from louisemead
Silver & Yellow

Newest Item

Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

These earrings consist of faceted rectangular amethyst semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver beads which hang off post earrings. These coordinate with my amethyst necklace and amethyst bracelet that were mentioned in previous posts (Sneak Peek & New Necklace and New Jewellery Items In Store & Next Event).

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and for the Zodiac sign Pisces (20 February – 20 March).

Sneak Peek & New Necklace

Amethyst Necklace Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, February Birthstone Necklace

Amethyst Necklace Wire Wrapped In Sterling Silver, February Birthstone Necklace

The latest addition to my store is this amethyst necklace wire wrapped in sterling silver. It consists of faceted rectangular amethyst semi-precious gemstones, with the central amethyst accentuated on both sides by sterling silver beads. I really love the variety in these amethyst gemstones, as they vary from light to dark purple, semi-transparent to opaque and some have striped patterns to them.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and for the Zodiac sign Pisces (20 February – 20 March).

I recently purchased some more gemstones. So here’s a quick sneak peek as to what will be featured in my store in the near future:

Black Spider Web Jasper Gemstones

Black Spider Web Jasper Gemstones

Crystal Quartz Blue & Rainbow Flourite Gemstones

Crystal Quartz Blue & Rainbow Flourite Gemstones

I also have the same dagger style of crystal quartz in grey that is featured in the picture, as well as the blue. I chose the crystal quartz as I like the unusual shape, as it will make quite different and unique items of jewellery.


My Golden Jade Necklace in Sterling Silver was featured today in the treasury Summer Preview….

‘summer preview…’ by SawyerCeramics


Foldover Clutch in Must…

$128.00

cloth dinner napkins. s…

$20.00

Summer dress RETRO styl…

$129.00

My Pretty Power 8×10 Fi…

$13.00

Sterling Silver Stud Ea…

$15.00

Makeup Bag, Grass in Gr…

$13.00

Mustard Yellow Shawl, N…

$38.00

Yellow Collar Concrete …

$15.00

Linen pincushion – cro…

$15.00

Yellow-green leaf brooc…

$12.50

woodcarving bird sculpt…

$24.00

Sunshine Cardigan – mus…

$100.00

Golden Jade Necklace, Y…

$24.00

Oak Leaf Headband- Sung…

$27.00

Printed Pillowcases Mus…

$26.00

Origami Paper Star Ball…

$28.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

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.