Monday, August 22, 2016

New In The Studio - Earrings

Good Morning,

Today's blog is brief.  I would like to share a piece I created for a challenge offered to a group I belong to on Facebook.  Challenge accepted.

The challenge: make a piece of jewelry based on a song.  Not as easy as it sounds.

I chose "Spooky Little Girl", by The Zombies.  How could I resist?  Halloween is right around the corner and I have a penchant for things dark and eerie.

Created from 925 Sterling Silver wire, genuine Jet and Amber beads with Sterling Silver Bat charms.  These have not been listed, as I am waiting for the end of the challenge to make them available.

This was a fun project and I thoroughly enjoyed making them.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Five Great Gift To Give Neat to Geek

Good Morning,

Tuesday is here and so too five unique and interesting gift ideas from some of my favorite shops on etsy.

From: Felix Greens

Sunglasses - Adventure Time - Handpainted Custom Wayfarers

Hand painted custom Wayfarer Sunglasses.

Hand painted with acrylic, and finished with satin acrylic varnish, there's no need to worry about the rain. They can be wiped clean with a clean damp cloth too.

Have any questions? Contact the shop owner


From: We Love Poppets

Grim Reader Poppet by Lisa Snellings

Poppet visits October. After all, October is a state of mind.

There she finds Grim Reading.

Grim comes with a tiny hand made scythe. Grim is about as October as a Poppet can be.

Grim Reading is cold cast marble, is about 2 inches tall and hand painted and signed by the artist.

Even scary Poppets are made with love. 


From: Epoch Creations

Nautical Tentacle Porthole Lamp

This unique nautical wall lamp is handmade and painted to order. Lifelike and life-sized, it will light up your room as well as spark a conversation.

The porthole latch serves as a light switch and the vintage 40 watt Edison bulb is included with the piece.

The standard light socket will work with any general purpose light bulb; however, a 40 watt bulb is recommended.

Each item is hand crafted and made to order. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.

Lamp is approx. 18inH with bulb.


From: Squid Pro Quo Shop

Huge Giant Squid Plush/Body Pillow

**As seen on The Rachel Maddow Show!**

This enormous cutie is made just for you to adore, he is so soft and huggable you could even use him as a body pillow! He is the perfect addition to any nautical-themed playroom or nursery. You don't even have to be a kid to want to cuddle up to one of these, even adults find him irresistible to touch and play with! And, at 7 feet long, from the top of his fins to the tip of his two long arms, boy what a conversation piece he is!

This big buy can be made in just about any color combination. Just select your color preference before checkout! If there is a color combo you don't see simply select "custom color" and put it in the notes and I will be happy to accommodate you. Also, I always use a sucker side fabric with some sort of dot or circle pattern so the underside of the tentacles looks like suckers.

Your giant squid plush can be made with plain eyes, cute anime eyes as shown in the last photo of the pink squid, or with one giant eye in the front like the red squid in the fourth photo. At this time Etsy only allows for 2 drop down variations, so please list your eye style preference in the "Notes to Seller" area at checkout, thanks! If you do not list a preference I will give your squid the plain eye style.

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the making of your amazing giant squid plush as he is quite large and takes some time to complete. As always, my creations come from a smoke and pet odor free home.

Do not be alarmed at the seemingly small size of the shipping box! The bulk of these guys is mostly stuffing, so I curl them up into a 12"x12"x12" box to save you money on shipping!


From: Sincerely Louise

Faux Triceratops Knitting Kit - Make Your Own Prehistoric Pal - Taxidermy Dinosaur Trophy Head - Red

New to the Sincerely Louise kit range, this Jurassic creature will make a statement on any wall. The Triceratops features three horns and a frill. Knitted in beautiful mixed yarns, the piece is attached to the MDF backing which keeps it flat against the wall. The kit includes both written and chart patterns and a step by step photographic sewing up instructions.

Finished Size:
40cm x 36cm x 30cm

Your Prehistoric Pal Kit includes everything you need:
350g of Juniper Super Bulky Yarn
100g of Coriander Super Bulky Yarn
200g of Polyester Stuffing
20g bag of stuffing for the frill
9mm Straight Bamboo Knitting Needles
30mm Black Safety Toy Eyes with washers
A Sincerely Louise Laser Cut MDF Back (used to secure the head to the wall)
Fishing Wire for hanging your head
A hand stencilled and painted Hessian bag
A step by step pattern and photo sewing up booklet

This kit is aimed at intermediate knitters with stitches including:

All questions are welcome! 



Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  Remember to click through and see what else these shops have on their shelves.


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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Studio News Social Media Changes

Good Morning,

Today's blog is brief, as we would like to inform you of some changes to our Social Media Pages.

Our new logo is seen on our shops and the Facebook page, as well as our official website.  Featured and Limited items may be found for sale, or if you'd like to learn more about us, visits to the site are always welcome.


Rebelmouse, another Social Media site where share content  links from other free sites, like Facebook and Twitter, has decided to charge for the Free service it offered.  It has been a difficult decision to delete the the account from their site, but as of June 26, 2016, The Alchemists Vessel is no longer on Rebelmouse, and we have removed links and external access.  We apologize if for any convenience.

If you have followed us on Rebelmouse, we would like to invite you to Find, Follow or Like any (or all) of the Social Media pages below, including Shops on Etsy and The CraftStar.

We would like to thank our family, friends, fans, and followers, customers and craftspeople for all of your support.  The Alchemists Vessel couldn't do it with out you.

The Alchemists Vessel may be reached via any of the following links or try our side menu bars, too.

The CraftStar
Official Website

We're also on Google +

Thank you for stopping in to have a read.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Five Great Gifts For Giving - List J 2016

Good Morning,

Today and every Tuesday, we list five unique gifts from five unique shops around the web or your favorite Shopping sites.  Today's list comes from the neat folks of Etsy.

From: Sue's Arts

Hamsa Wall Hang Charm, Hanging Hamsa wall charm, hamsa, wall hamsa, home decor, wall decor, evil eye charm, house gift, home gift

Beautiful, unique and one of a kind all handmade hanging wall Hamsa.

Made out of stone.

Approx size:

Fish: 1" x 21/2"
Hamsa: 5" x 3"
Total length: 83/4"

The Hamsa as a home or business decor piece hung on a wall is a very common ornament in many Middle Eastern countries.

The Hamsa is believed to protect and shield against the evil eye and the envious eye of strangers.

It is also believed to create positive energy, happiness, prosperity and good health which makes it the perfect gift idea..

The Hamsa is a symbol that has been around for thousands of years with its many names Hamsa, Hamsa Hand (Arabic), Chamsa, Hand of God, Hand of Fatima, Hand of Miriam, Hamesh Hand (Hebrew) to name just a few - the meaning is for the most part the same, the five digits of the human hand protecting the user.

To a certain extent folklore and superstition are behind the Hamsa's popularity and for the most part it has nothing to do with the official Jewish religion.




Thank you,



From: Jackie Guttuso Designs

Cat art print, Archival 8 x 10" Print of acrylic cat painting, Cat decor, Black cat, Whimsical cat art collage, Whimsical bird, Funny bird

Cat art print, Archival 8 x 10" Print of acrylic cat painting, Cat decor, Black cat, Whimsical cat art collage, Whimsical bird, Funny bird

This whimsical 8 x 10" cat and bird art print is an archival reproduction of my original acrylic collage titled "Herman gets his feet wet. (But Stanley comes prepared)"

I printed it on archival Epson Velvet Fine Art paper using archival inks.
The paper is 100% cotton fiber and is textured matte.

It has a small white border that can be trimmed if you'd like. Please indicate in "note to seller" when ordering. The image measures 8 x 10" without the border. The paper is 8 1/2 x 11".

I left it unframed and unmatted so you can match colors to your decor, but you can get an idea of what it might look like matted and framed by viewing the photos above.


From: Bonelab

Dwarf Lionfish Kit

The ethereal lines and motion of the venomous dwarf lionfish are recreated in this 1:1 scale model kit. Produced in strong, flexible white plastic, Bonelab kits come precut in sheets - just punch out the pieces and assemble the model like a puzzle using the included instructions. The model comes with a clear plastic stand for mounting. No glue or special tools required for assembly.

aprox. 7x6x7" / 18x15x18cm assembled


From: The Alchemists Vessel

Dragonscale Bracelet Gargoyle Tower Aluminum Chain Maille Jewelry

Walk the lonely gables of the castle's roof and pet the gargoyles wearing this gorgeous and sensuous bracelet. No Princess in Training or Damsel Not So In Distress should be without at least one lovely chain maille item in her jewelry box. Light weight, and fun to wear this beautiful bracelet is the perfect accent for your favorite outfit. Looks great with the Tailored Business Suit or that cute Little Black Dress for date night, pair with your favorite pair of jeans for a casual yet colorful statement.

Terrific for Fantasy Film or Event attire, SCA, LARP, Stage, or Screen Costume needs.

Love this pattern, want it in different colors? We can do that. Contact the shop with your design idea today and let us create that special piece just for you. See our selection of Ready To Wear pieces in the shop, perhaps we have your favorite combination already.

Crafted from 18g Natural and Anodized jewelry grade aluminum, this piece is almost weightless and fun to wear. Finished with a matching Slide Clasp. Purple and iridescent Gunmetal rings play peek-a-boo beneath lovely high sheen natural (silver) aluminum rings.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Ask us about multi-item and wholesale discounts.


From: Mister Scribbles

Writing Journal, Journal, I knew who I was this Morning ,spiral notebook, Alice in Wonderland, Notebook, gift, Alice, Sketchbook, Quote, 

A perfect gift for Alice in Wonderland Fans, writers, doodlers, and just everyday notes and Scribbles!

One "I knew who I was this morning but I've changed a few times since then" Notebook with Lined or Blank Pages

* If you would like a name at the bottom, Please put name for personalization on journal in "Message to Seller" at checkout!

* Hand Made
* Journal is 5.5" W x 8.5" L
* Listing is for Journal Only. Pencils NOT included.
* 50 sheets (100 front and back) of 24lb paper
* Cover is made from heavy weight card stock
* Back is a thicker sturdy chipboard
* Double wire spiral bound
* Can be personalized, JUST ASK! (bottom front cover)
* Only front cover can be printed

Want to double your pages? You can add that here.

Monitor colors can vary, paper colors should be close to the appearance on your screen but may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.

Every Journal is handmade so slight imperfections can occur, further making your gift a unique one.

Also check out our pencil sets (Not Included), a great addition to your notebook Journal. Listing is for JOURNAL ONLY!



Thank you for taking a moment to stop in and have a look.  We encourage you to click through to these shops and see what else they have on the shelves. 


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

Monday, July 25, 2016

What's New in the Studio?

Good Morning,

Today I have a look at what's happening in the studio.  Never a dull moment, learning a new weave or pattern is always fun.

Chain Maille Wraps for cabochons.

Starting is a fairly simple affair, choose rings in a size that will hold the piece you are wrapping. 

I found that positioning the last rings are the most difficult, but the results are worth the fiddling.

Working on finding more rings and cabochons that will soon be in the shop.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  

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

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day July 4 2016

Good Morning,

Today The Alchemists Vessel would like to extend wishes for a bright and Happy Independence Day to our family, friends, customers, fans and blog readers.

Thank you for your support.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish one and all a pleasant day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New In The Shop Clearance Items

Good Morning,

Today's blog is brief, I would like to share links to the new Clearance Item section in the shops.  You may find them either on etsy, or The CraftStar.  These pieces have been holding out for their forever jewelry box and in hope of finding them a new home, prices have been reduced.

On The CraftStar

On Etsy 

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

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