Monday Update

It’s been a while since I did an update, so I’ve got a number of new things to share, including events, shop locations, and new items.

Christmas Event

In a month’s time, I’m attending a Winter Fayre Event, which I’m hoping will be a fun one to do as it is the first Christmas event I’ve done. I had hoped to attend a few more events. However, there is a bit of competition with spaces for jewellery stalls at events, as a number of them restrict the amount of similar stalls at an event, and unfortunately I haven’t been lucky enough to obtain a stall at those events.

Community Pop Up Shop

The local Community Pop Up Shop moved location at the beginning of this month. They’re still based at the High Chelmer Shopping Centre but in a slightly different location, just round the corner. The volunteers did a fantastic job of moving everything in to the new shop, and managed to complete the move in a couple of hours. Items are now arranged over two floors, with the top floor predominately showcasing local painters and downstairs predominately showcasing local crafters.

Community Pop Up Shop Outside

Community Pop Up Shop Downstairs

My items are situated on a table by the window that’s covered in the red tablecloth. Since they moved in to their new location, I’ve added a larger range of items for sale in their shop.

New Items

First up, out of my new creations, is a silver plated necklace I created with beads received in my surprise package, and is currently for sale in the Community Pop Up Shop.

Green Glass with Gold Patterns Silver Plated Necklace

Green Glass Silver Plated Necklace

I’ve added two new macramé bracelets, and there will be more on the way in the future, as I keep on having ideas for other styles I would like to create.

Two Colour Macrame Fishbone Knot Friendship Bracelet - Custom Colour

Two Colour Macrame Fishbone Knot Friendship Bracelet – Custom Colour

Personalised Name Macrame Bracelet with Beaded Flowers - Custom Colour

Personalised Name Macrame Bracelet with Beaded Flowers – Custom Colour

The fishbone knot bracelet is created using square knots, but due to the order of how the threads are tied, creates a different look compared to a standard square knot bracelet.

Lastly, I’ve extended my range of hair accessories to include hair barettes, which are currently for sale in the Community Pop Up Shop.

Trefoil Gold & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Gold & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Red & Silver Flowers Barette

Trefoil Red & Silver Flowers Barette

Macramé Bracelets

I’ve really been enjoying learning how to make macramé items, and I’ve now moved on to making macramé bracelets. I’ve got plenty of other ideas of things I’d like to try, but I’d thought I would post what I’ve created so far. I’ve made a number of items, both in a single cord colour and also in two cord colours. I have found it gives the bracelet a completely different look and feel when you add more than one cord colour.

First up, are the spiral bracelets that are created by using half a square knot, which creates the spiral effect. In this case I made the spiral go in the same direction throughout the entire bracelet, although it is possible to create sections spiralling in one direction and then the other.

Black & White Macrame Spiral Bracelet

Black & White Macrame Spiral Bracelet

Blue Macrame Spiral Bracelet

Blue Macrame Spiral Bracelet

Next up, are the bracelets where I used the square knot in an alternating manner to create this pretty dainty pattern. The green and pink bracelets were a custom order.

Lilac & Purple Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Lilac & Purple Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Pink Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Pink Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Green Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Green Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Black Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Black Macrame Alternating Square Knot Bracelet

Lastly, I’ve created a number of items using the square knot, either by itself or with other components like rings and beads to create different looks.

Red & Black Macrame Square Knot Friendship Bracelet

Red & Black Macrame Square Knot Friendship Bracelet

Purple & Pink Macrame Square Knot Friendship Bracelet

Purple & Pink Macrame Square Knot Friendship Bracelet

Navy Blue & White Macrame Bracelet with Oval Silver Plated Ring

Navy Blue & White Macrame Bracelet with Oval Silver Plated Ring

Grey Macrame Bracelet with Oval Silver Plated Ring

Grey Macrame Bracelet with Oval Silver Plated Ring

Red Macrame Bracelet with Black Acrylic Pearl Beads

Red Macrame Bracelet with Black Acrylic Pearl Beads

Black Macrame Bracelet with Purple Acrylic Pearl Beads

Black Macrame Bracelet with Purple Acrylic Pearl Beads


I have other ideas I’d like to try, one of which is to create a more personalised macrame bracelet utilising letter beads. Plus, I’d also like to try out different macrame knots to create some more intricate patterns, particularly making use of several colours at once as I really like the look that can be created, as I find it really emphasises the patterns created by the knots.

Monday Update – Event & New Items

I’ve got another event lined up for me to attend. It’s the Bastille Day Fair taking place at Hockley & Hawkwell Methodist Church in Hockley, Essex (SS5 4QY) on Saturday 14th July from 10am – 1pm.

I’m hoping that it will be a good day for all concerned, with some nice sunny weather – we can wish given how changeable the weather has been here recently. I’ll be taking along my new silver plated jewellery and bookmark items to sell at an event for the first time. Plus, I’ve developed a new item which I will also be taking to the event, and that you get to have a sneak peek at (see below).

Hair Clips!

These trefoil flower shapes come in a variety of colours ~ pink, blue, red, purple, gold/silver combination and orange are shown in the photos below. The gold/silver combination has 2 petals in gold with 1 in silver. (It’s also possible to have black, bronze or green petals which are not shown in the photos below).

Trefoil (3 Petal) Flower Snappy Hair Clip
Trefoil (3 Petal) Flower Snappy Hair Clip

These hair clips use a typical snappy/bendie/sleepies (depending upon what you like to call them) as the basis of the hair clip. Then I’ve utilised Chain Maille items, scale maille for the petals and chain maille rings to connect it all together. For those that don’t know, Chain Maille is the process of linking rings in patterns and was originally used as armour, but now-a-days is also used as a jewellery making technique.

These hair clips aren’t currently listed up on Etsy, but if they prove to be popular, then they’ll be added there too.

Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelets

Plus, last but not least, as I mentioned in last monday’s update, I’ve been adding magnetic wrap bracelets to my Etsy shop last week.

Lilac Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Amethyst & Amethyst Swarovski Crystals ~ February Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Lilac Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Amethyst & Amethyst Swarovski Crystals ~ February Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Aqua Blue Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Aquamarine Swarovski Crystals ~ March Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Aqua Blue Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Aquamarine Swarovski Crystals ~ March Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Yellow Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Golden Shadow Swarovski Crystals (Silver Plated)

Yellow Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Golden Shadow Swarovski Crystals (Silver Plated)

Cobalt Blue Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Sapphire Swarovski Crystals ~ September Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Cobalt Blue Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Sapphire Swarovski Crystals ~ September Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Salmon Pink Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Rose & Padparadscha Swarovski Crystals (Silver Plated)

Salmon Pink Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Light Rose & Padparadscha Swarovski Crystals (Silver Plated)

Green Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Peridot Swarovski Crystals ~ August Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Green Magnetic Hematite Wrap Bracelet with Peridot Swarovski Crystals ~ August Birthstone (Silver Plated)

Tuesday Treasury – Canada

Every week my little boy’s preschool does a different theme. Recently their overall theme has been countries and this week they were covering Canada and USA. Given that it was Canada Day on the 1st, I thought I’d do a red and white theme of items consisting of Etsy sellers from Canada.

‘Red & White, Eh?’ by purplewyvernjewels
Red & White, Eh?

Treasury Feature

My new Pink Magnetic Hematite Bracelet was featured in two beautiful treasuries yesterday.

‘Soft Spoken…’ by Jonathan Sawyer from SawyerCeramics
Soft Spoken
‘Magnetic Journey’ by Gerda from koekoek
Magnetic Journey

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).

Tuesday Treasury – Wedding Season

June is traditionally part of the wedding season. So this week, I decided to make some treasuries with a wedding theme. Not the typical white wedding, but the more colourful kind.

‘Gothic Wedding’ by purplewyvernjewels
Gothic Wedding
‘Lilac Wedding’ by purplewyvernjewels
Lilac Wedding

Treasury Feature

My Black Crystal Bridal Sterling Silver Necklace was featured in this lovely treasury.

‘This Night’ by oenopia from oenopia
This Night

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!

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 – Bursting With Flavours

I’ve been having some fun with making treasuries this week, so much so, I’ve got several to show you. There’s a bit of a flavour thing going on, with raspberries, lemons, limes and mint. The last treasury, featuring the raspberry colour theme, was inspired and based around craftsbybeck’s handmade item of a Crochet Scarf.

‘Minty Fresh’ by purplewyvernjewels
Minty Fresh

‘Red Beauty’ by purplewyvernjewels
Red Beauty

‘Lemon & Lime’ by purplewyvernjewels
Lemon & Lime

‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ by purplewyvernjewels
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

‘Feel Fabulous With Raspberry’ by purplewyvernjewels
Feel Fabulous With Raspberry