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 – 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

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.