Tuesday Treasury – Summer White

Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun… It’s been a typical British summer, so I’ve created a couple of treasuries that are perfect summer colours.

‘The Soft Touch Of Summer’ by purplewyvernjewels
The Soft Touch Of Summer
‘White Elegance’ by purplewyvernjewels
White Elegance

Treasury Feature

My Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant was featured in this lovely treasury shortly after I listed it on Etsy for sale.

‘The Creative Life 004’ by Tracy Roul from CastAwayCollection
The Creative Life 004
My Black Crystal Bridal Sterling Silver Necklace was featured in this lovely treasury.

‘Lovely Lace’ by oenopia from oenopia
Lovely Lace

Monday Update – New Quartz Items & Personalised Bookmarks

I’ve got some more new items listed in my Etsy shop this week. You finally get to look at the creations I made from the quartz dagger or point gemstones I mentioned back in April.

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Blue Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Cascade Necklace

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Pendant

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings

Grey Quartz Point Sterling Silver Earrings


Personalised Bookmarks

As I mentioned last Monday in Monday Update – New Items & Product Ideas, I’m introducing a new line in my store of beaded personalised bookmarks for just £5 plus postage.

Name Bookmarks

MUMMY in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

“MUMMY” in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

MUMMY in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

“MUMMY” in yellow letters & yellow flower on an engraved bookmark

NAN in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

“NAN” in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

NAN in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

“NAN” in black letters & orange flowers on a wavy bookmark

Bookmark style options

Bookmark Style Options

Colour options

Colour Options

With this personalised name bookmark, you can customise a bookmark to your liking. It’s a perfect gift with the personal touch. You choose your word/name/initials, letter colour, flower colour and bookmark style (engraved, wavy or straight – shown in the bookmark style options photo).

Flower Bookmarks

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Pink & Green Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Multi-Colour Flowers Bookmark

Colour Options

Colour Options


With this beaded flower bookmark you can customise this pretty flowery bookmark to your liking, it’s a perfect as a gift. You choose your flower colour(s) (up to a maximum of six colours can be chosen).

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!

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

Celebration Time & Tuesday Treasury

This is a special time of year for me. This long weekend might be Easter, but it’s also the weekend my little boy celebrates his 3rd birthday (how did he get so big so fast?) and my husband and I celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. So it’s celebration time in my house this Easter weekend, with a BIG cake and balloons as per my little boy’s request.

This week’s Tuesday treasury is about traditional wedding anniversary presents:

‘With Love On Our Anniversary’ by purplewyvernjewels

Wedding anniversary gifts by year: 1 – Cotton, 2 – Paper, 3 – Leather, 4 – Fruit & Flowers, 5 – Wood, 6 – Sugar, 7 – Wool, 8 – Salt, 9 – Copper, 10 – Tin/Aluminium, 15 – Crystal, 25 – Silver, 30 – Pearl, 40 – Ruby, 50 – Golden, 60 – Diamond


Love – Hemp and Organic…

$35.00

Book of Love, 8×12, Fin…

$30.00

BROCADE – Leather and…

$60.00

LOVE vase – from 4 sma…

$24.00

Wood Magnets X 3

$10.00

Julie’s FUDGE POPS …

$15.50

Felted Pebbles, rocks s…

$20.00

Round Tin and One Love …

$13.00

Memory keepsake – Book …

$49.00

Driftwood Key Holder Ru…

$9.95

Hand Painted FINE CRYST…

$56.00

SPREAD LOVE Vintage Sil…

$10.00

Love Necklace. Pearl, S…

$94.00

Asteria Ruby Ring

$215.00

Golden LOVE Wire Bangle…

$48.95

Eco Friendly GIA certif…

$7700.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

Rose Quartz Bracelet, Pink Crystal Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Rose Quartz Bracelet, Pink Crystal Bracelet in Sterling Silver

I posted yesterday about being featured in my second Etsy treasury. Only to find this morning that I’ve been included in another treasury today as well. The bracelet featured, contains rose quartz semi-precious gemstones, pink crystal and sterling silver beads. The rose quartz and pink crystal beads produce a lovely soft pink colour with a touch of sparkle. To get the full look there is a coordinating necklace and a coordinating pair of earrings.

Today’s treasury feature is called Sometimes white is just boring…

‘Sometimes white is just boring…’ by MirabilisColors


Roses Scrabble Tile Ima…

$4.25

Knit Baby Booties Newbo…

$19.00

Old World Metal and Dar…

$15.00

Curved Leaves

$9.00

Bridal dove hair pins, …

$9.00

Sleep Spiral

$15.00

Woman Portrait Painting…

$200.00

Octopus Amigurumi Plush…

$28.00

Drink Coasters, Tile Co…

$12.00

B&W Daisy, Fine Art Pho…

$40.00

Rose Quartz Bracelet, P…

$33.00

Metal Wall Art Owl Wall…

$29.00

Art Print – Le Chat Bla…

$15.00

Felted Flower Crochet P…

$10.00

E-commerce Website Temp…

$349.00

Little girls green and …

$20.00

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.