Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New In The Studio: Sheet Maille Weave


Today I would like share a little about a new weave that will be available shortly in the shop.

Originally called GSG or Great Southern Gathering created by "buddha", the name has been changed to Half Persian 3 Sheet 6 in 1, a variant of the Half Persian 3-in-1 Chain.  More information is available on M.A.I.L. by clicking the link.

This weave is not difficult, but like many, there are those that give me trouble from time to time, this was one.  I enjoy making short lengths of a weave in different ring sizes for comparison and design ideas.  Shown below are samples of what I have been learning.   

(Clockwise) Shown here in "swatches" of anodized aluminum  (purple, green and gold), bright aluminum and jewelers brass, and stainless steel rings.  
(Your monitor may vary color)

This weave would make a great bracelet, necklace or perhaps a decorative piece of art.

In hope of having items crafted and listed soon.

We take requests.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Five Great Gifts To Give: Halloween 2016

Good Morning,

One of my very favorite holidays is right around the corner, Halloween.   Today's selection of items comes from five unique shop on The CraftStar.

From: Warmth

Halloween Felt Mouse-CandyCorn Maker-Orange Black Ornament Decoration

Candace is so crazy about Candy Corn that after I fashion her tiny face she begs me to dress her entirely in Candy Corn Fabric! I add her ears and a black bow with a pearl. I make very sure that I add the tiny red felt heart on her right foot that signifies that she is a Heartfelt Mouse?1981. Then I give her a nice long tail. You would think that Candace would have to see her dentist a LOT. But no....perfect little teeth. She holds a teenie tiny plate with three, count them THREE hand molded Candy Corns. A mother can only do so much. She gets straight A's, always does her chores, is the first one dressed for church on Sunday...but she is addicted to Candy Corn. Candace will come to you in her specially sized crush-proof box. 


From: The Royal Pumpkin

Wicked Witch Halloween greeting card A2 handmade spooky shimmery Maleficent

Wickedly awesome!  Share greetings with this amazing card, which works for Halloween as a witch, OR it works for any occasion if you interpret this as Maleficent!  She sort of looks like her, don't you think??  Blank inside, a greeting can be added at your request.

All our cards are handmade with acid-free cardstock, inks and embellishments. Everything is cut, stamped, colored and assembled by hand, so each piece is one-of-a-kind! No two will be exactly alike. Some cards however will contain special embellishments that cannot be duplicated.  Those cards will be listed as OOAK and cannot be reproduced in any way. Otherwise, we can always change a color for you or create a custom design to your liking, just send us a message and we'll make something special just for you.

Please note that colors may appear slightly different in person, depending on your monitor.

The Royal Pumpkin is a smoke-free, pet-free environment. All cards come with a matching envelope and safely packaged in an acid-free clear sleeve for protection.

From: Glimmerbug Art
Halloween "Boo" Sign (small: 6x6) with Black, White, Orange and Glitter. Beads and Decorative Ribbon on Wire Hanger. Cute Teacher's Gift

Halloween "Boo" Sign (small: 6x6) with Black, White, Orange and Glitter. Beads and Decorative Ribbon on Wire Hanger. Cute Teacher's Gift! Whimsical hand painted wooden sign with the words "BOO!" in acrylic with a glitter finish on the front. Accented with black and orange ribbons and beads with a hanging wire make this an adorable little addition to your Halloween decor! This would also be a fabulous gift for a teacher, friend, neighbor or as a hostess gift at one of your Halloween parties! This is an indoor decoration (we wouldn't want it to get ruined outside, would we!?) Want to see more Halloween items? Check these out:

From: Mickey's Holiday Wishes

Halloween Little Witch Beaded Earrings

Earrings Approx 1.5"

Material: Tibet & Beads
Lead & Nickel FREE
Handmade to Order by ME!

Local Pickup is available in and around the Cambridge,Ontario Area.
If you want to local pick up and pay cash that will work for me!
Please leave me a comment if you like this item!! ºOº)

From: The Alchemists Vessel

Halloween Theme Whirlybird Chain Maille Aluminum Pendant

Adorable, bright and fun to wear, this cute pendant is just right for your wardrobe.  Add a bit of color to that Tailored Office Attire, makes a great accent for Date Night’s Little Black Dress, pairs perfectly with your favorite casual outfits, it goes everywhere you do effortlessly.

Perfect for scaring up some fun on Halloween.

Black and Orange anodized aluminum jump rings, are woven in the Whirlybird pattern.  Jump rings create a three dimensional circle with a swirl pattern.  Comes in a variety of colorways and alternate patterns from solid colors to mutli-color pinwheel-like pieces.

All pendants include an 18" chain with Lobster Claw Clasp (Spring Clasp available upon request).  Style may very from Ball to Link chain, depending on available stock.  "Gun Metal" tone link chain may be requested in place of silver ball or link.

Sold Individually.

Please see our selection of ready to wear pieces in the shop, or contact us with your custom request.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving (while box supply lasts).

Ask us about multi-item and wholesale discounts.

Thank you for shopping with The Alchemists Vessel

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  Encouraging you to click through to the shops and see what else is on the shelves.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Shop News: Etsy To Remove Treasury Feature

Good Morning,

Today's blog is very brief.  The link below will take the reader to an Etsy blog post.  Etsy has decided to remove the Treasury feature from the site.  All though current treasuries will remain up, no new treasuries will be allowed after October 5, 2016.

You can find the information here, along with links to other ways Etsy claims to help the seller and the buyer market and find items.

An Update About Treasuries On Etsy

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Changes To This Blog By Google

Good Morning,

Tuesdays are usually reserved for Five Great Gifts ides, but today I want to share some information about the changes Google will make to the blog, which are out of my control.

Note/Message Box from Google

"By September 29, 2016, the Search Box gadget on this blog will only present search results from this blog. Search results from pages linked in your posts, from the Web or from the Blog List and Link List gadgets will not be presented anymore.
We recently announced that the Google Feed API would be retired. As a result, the Slideshow gadget will no longer function, and we will remove it from your blog by September 29, 2016."
What does this mean for this blog?  I don't know. I do not think I have Widgets or Gadgets installed on this blog as they describe above, but I will be in the process of making sure that external links, and shared links remain accessible.
The slide show gadget no longer being available is disappointing, but there can only be so much room on a server to support such things.  So it will be missed.

The Alchemists Vessel hopes that you will continue to pop in to the blog from time to time and see what we're sharing, creating and selling.

Thank you for your continued support, we couldn't do this without you.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Featured Artist: Sue's Arts on Etsy

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share some of my favorite items from Sue's Arts.  The blog  has featured Sue and her work before, and she is always adding new and wonderful pieces to her shop.

From: Sue's Arts

Blue Howlite Turquoise Heart , Turquoise stone, turquoise bracelet, turquoise heart, turquoise stone jewelry, natural stone

Beautiful, elegant, unique and one of a kind Gold Plated Blue Howlite Turquoise Heart.

Approx size: 20x20x4mm

Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.





Agate charm necklace, natural stone necklace, agate necklace, crystal charm, green dragon veins agate stone, green agate, turquoise stone

Absolutely gorgeous green dragon veins agate stone, and Cluster Aura Quartz Crystal Point with natural Turquoise charm necklaces to choose from.

Chain is gold filled.

Crystal Size: 34x12x13mm
Green Dragon Veins Agate Size: 51x23x6mm

Agate gently facilitates acceptance of ones self. this builds self confidence.

Agates enhance mental function as they improve concentration. perception and analytical abilities.

This crystal overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. it heals inner anger fostering love and the courage to start again. it is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.

Agate guards against all dangers; averts lightening and storms; gives strength and victory in all your endeavors.

Agate enhances love, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity, harmony; protector of children.

Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see the beauty in all you behold. It is helpful in reducing sensitivity to weather and to environmental pollutants. This stone is extremely beneficial for anyone employed in agriculture or associated with botany.

Moss Agate improves self esteem and strengthens positive personality traits, promotes self expression and communication, speeds up recovery.

Cluster Aura Quartz Crystal
These crystals utilize the ancient powers of alchemy and synergy.

Clear Quartz is an extremely powerful healing and energy amplifier - absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating energies of the body.

They carry a high level of Life Force, cleansing and enhancing the organs, stimulating the immune and energy systems, and bringing the body into balance.

Aura Quartz crystals provide a calm, relaxing effect on the emotional body and are soothing and healing to the aura. They are exceptional for releasing negativity and stress, old wounds, and long-held doubts about one’s self-worth.

Is a stone of protection, helps prevent accidents, especially falls

Turquoise promotes leadership, assists relocation or regular travel associated with career, and helps avoid unwise investments.


charm necklace, musical note charm, musical charm, musical note, heart charm necklace, love charm

Beautiful musical note charms necklace in antique bronze with a heart.

Note is about 11/4" and chain about 18" and can be adjusted per request at no extra charge.

Delivered in a gift bag

Custom orders welcome

Suzan ♥


Swarovski Crystals dangle earrings, hoop earrings, dangle earrings, crystal earrings

 To fall in love with

Made with gold plated kidney wires extra-long (2”) earring hooks with a Filigree bow connector and large Teardrop Swarovski Crystal.

They are full of dazzle, sparkle, class and appeal.



Thank you,

Suzan ♥


Natural Turquoise Ring, turquoise Ring, double ring, natural stone ring, full finger ring, turquoise ring, turquoise stone, gold ring

Absolutely gorgeous natural turquoise rings to choose from.

Ring is gold plated.

Rings 1, 2 and 4 are adjustable and #3 is size 7



Suzan ♥ 


Thank you for stopping in and having a look. Encouraging you to click through and see what else is on Sue's shelves.


The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Five Great Gifts For Giving List K 2016

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share five unique gift ideas from five unique shops.

From: Art Passion Design

Gold-tone Rhinestone Scorpion Pendant

Gold-tone metal rhinestone scorpion pendant. So nice. Approx. 7/8" w x 2" h.

Please read shop shipping policy about rhinestone and embellished items.

Inventory code: insect-scorpion riv 


From: HKart1

Wide Handmade Arched Silver Earrings. Garnet Pearl 925 Silver Earring. Rectangle Mixed Metal Earring Silver Gold Filled. Boucles d Oreilles

Rectangle, distressed, engraved Silver sheet, earrings with Gold filled wire, pearls and garnet beads. Free shipping. HKart1, Israel.

Each of these earrings features a somewhat distressed, gently curved, engraved, Sterling Silver sheet rectangle,(gauge 0.35 mm.) suspended on a Gold filled arch ending with spirals, adorned with a small pearl and a garnet bead.
The earrings are suspended on Sterling Silver ear hooks.

Overall drop down of earring is around 3.9 cm. or around 1.5354331”.
Measurements of the Silver pendant is around 2.5 cm. by 1 cm. or in inches, around 0.984252" by 0.3937008”.

Colors may vary slightly from seen in pictures.

Pictures are enlarged, item may look extremely over size. Please check measurements above.
Also you may compare size, relatively to size of hand in the picture.

All of my items are unique, most of them are one of a kind, designed and handmade by me only, one item at the time - So when you order from this shop, you know the item you see is the item you get and it is all handmade.

The item will be carefully wrapped, to prevent damages and will be sent to you Registered Mail.

Please allow 14-30 business days for delivery.


From: Sue's Arts

Oval Purple Agate Druzy Geode, Druzy stone, purple stone bracelet, natural stone

Beautiful, elegant, unique and one of a kind Oval Purple Agate Druzy Geode.

Showing as a bracelet but can be made into a necklace as well.

Approx size: 20x15x6mm






From: Jewelry Floren

Wire wrapped pendant necklace Copper pendant Wire wrap Copper jewelry wirewrap pendant Blue flowers

 Wire wrapped pendant necklace Copper pendant Wire wrap Copper jewelry wirewrap pendant . Jewelry is covered with patina.

Hand made in stock , ready to ship. Delivery to all countries $ 6.
This necklace measures 28 inches ( 70 cm) in length, but you can choose the chain length.

Pendant - 1.4 x 2.4 inch (3,5 x 6 cm)

Handmade pendant made by me in wrapping jewelry technique.

Modern pendant perfect for any occasion, any day!!

Copper pendant, flowers made of polymer clay.


From: The Alchemists Vessel

Spooky Little Girl Sterling Silver and Genuine Gemstone Earrings

Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little girl like you. Inspired by the song by The Zombies, these earrings were made for a group challenge. Just in time for Halloween these are perfect for scaring up a little fun this holiday.

Approximately 2" from ear lobe. Handmade Sterling Silver hoops, head pins and ear wires are accented with genuine Jet and Amber beads. Sterling Silver Bat charms swoop through the center of the hoop. Finished with Sterling Silver ear wires (may be changed to Surgical Steel for metal sensitive ears upon request).

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Please see our selection of ready to wear items in the shop.

Ask us about multi-item and wholesale discounts.

Thank you for shopping with The Alchemists Vessel


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  


The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

New In The Studio- Whirlybirds

Good Morning,

Last week I taught myself how to make a fun piece of Maille called a whirlybird.  These little circles are crafted from Jewelry grade Bright and Anodized Aluminum, and come in a variety of colors and combinations.   In the process of listing them in the shops, we also take requests for favorite colors, team colors or themes.  Available with or without a center bead.

Gold inner and Silver outer rings make this pretty little "Sun Disk".  Accented with a matching glass bead.

 Yellow inner and outer rings create this lovely "Sunflower", accented with a center glass bead.

 Yellow inner and Black Outer rings make for an alternative,"Batman", "Bumblebee", Hufflepuff, or Wolverine pendant. 

 Silver and Purple rings in reverse.

 Available in a variety of colorways, Turquoise inner rings and Silver outer rings, Whirlybirds will be woven in this fashion, unless otherwise requested.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.