Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Item - Snake Ring

Good Morning,

Now available at The Alchemists Vessel

Azure For Sure Sterling Silver Enameled Stone Snake Ring

Throughout the ages Snakes have been a staple symbol of jewelry, design and decor, temple motifs and literature.  Many cultures believe that snakes are symbolic of protection from harm, or used as an icon of power and leadership, as seen in the Ancient Egyptian crowns and tomb treasures of the Pharaohs.

U.S. Size 9.  This stunning and simple, interesting and unique ring is one of a kind.  Hand forged from a single length of stock, it has been twisted and formed by hand. The head was hammered and is set with a gorgeous deep blue (Lapis) enameled "stone".  Scales have been stamped into the shank and may appear as tool marks, but are part of the design.

Arrives boxed ready for gift giving.

*This ring IS NOT customizable.

Please see our selection of Ready-to-Wear items in the shop or contact us about that special piece just for you.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five Great Gifts For Giving List L14

Good Morning, 

Today we have a couple of new shops and items to showcase on the list.

From Sue's Arts

Peachblow Agate Druzy Geode necklace, agate stone necklace, geode stone, druzy stone, gold necklace

Peachblow Agate Druzy Geode on gold filled chain.

Size: 30x22x8mm

It is known as “Floating Rocks”. It has been used in the treatment of disorders associated with the hands, lungs, and nervous system.

Druzy Quarts is said to aid in balancing and increasing energy.

Since ages it has been used to diagnose disease and is believed to enhance natural extrasensory perception abilities.

Supplies strength and energy
Encourages clarity of mind





From: Reformations

A modern abstract glass clock - Very stylish and totally unique - Reformations

An abstract eye catching glass clock. Each of these pieces are completely unique and handmade by myself. They come with a silent sweeping mechanism and ready to hang. 

From: Pretty Ur Party

4th of July Invitations | Party invitations | Independence day invites | stars and stripes | red and blue- Custom Printable Birthday Invites

4th of July Invitations - DIY custom printable invites.

Celebrate Independence day with this cute invitation. Get this digital file and invite as many as you like.

This listing is for invitation that come in the form of PDF printable file with 2 invites on 1 page or as a JPG for printing single invites at a time.
The file will be emailed to you within 24 hours after all information has been received.


From:  Reviving Lotus

buddha beaded necklace, charm necklace, rosary necklace, yoga necklace, red buddha, gold filled necklace, gold necklace

This piece is very simple and casual but is also very vibrant and can be used as a more dressy look because of this gorgeous coral red color. This necklace resembles a rosary because of the style of the chain beading. There are many variations to this necklace such as two different chains that are gold fill, and the coral red buddha mixed with red garnet beads, the wire used to connect the beads is also gold fill.

Custom orders always welcome, message me if you have any questions, or requests for changes. 


From:  Kutuleras

FINN+BACKPACK ADVENTURE time amigurumi doll cheap knit finn human jake dog cartoon kids

Hey! Bring Finn soon. Doll inspired by the legendary series "Adventure Time"


Height: 14,5 INCHES
Width: 6,6 INCHES

Washable to machine
Do not bleach
Washable dry
100% Acrylic

In the following link you can see his inseparable friend, Jake!


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  We hope we have encouraged you to click through and see what else these folks have to offer.

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


Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured Artist - Reef Botanicals and Friends

Good Morning,

Today we have switched up the blog a little bit and will begin the week with a wonderful and multifaceted Artists Larissa and Erick, a husband and wife creative duo.

What Erik and Larissa say about themselves:
We are Larissa and Eric, the makers of our high quality, all natural handcrafted soaps and other indulgences. We do not use any pre-made bases, but make all of our products ourselves, from our own recipes, with our own four hands, in small batches. We use only the finest all-natural ingredients in our bath and beauty products, to give you a luxurious bath experience. We therefore do not use synthetic fragrance oils, only essential oils. The same standard is held for colorants, and the colors you see in our bath and beauty products come only from the ingredients themselves or safe, natural additives. Most of our soaps are suitable for vegans and/or vegetarians, and those are noted for your convenience. None of our products have been or will ever be tested on animals. 

Summer is here and I know many of us are concerned about the environment, our carbon footprints and the creatures we interact with.  One of my favroite items from Reef Botanicals is this natural Insect Repellent.

Buzz Off Insect Repellent

Our 100% natural insect repellent smells great and is a terrific alternative to Deet-laden products to repel mosquitoes and ticks.
We rely only on ten different essential oils in a grape seed oil base, to ensure that it's safe and doesn't contain any poisons.
Plus, grape seed oil is great for your skin!  It's got astringent properties, that make it useful in toning the skin.  It can also be used in treating acne and many other skin problems.  It provides nourishment to the skin and aids in skin repair, plus it protects from the sun and is used in sunscreens.  Grape seed oil has antiseptic and moisturizing properties, and because it is very light, it’s easily absorbed by the skin.
8 oz.
*See product page for complete list of ingredients.

They also make wonderful soaps and candles.

Lilac Square Pillar Candle

Lilac is my very favorite flower, the one I was most happy to be able to carry in my wedding bouquet.  There's just nothing else like it, and it's been captured in these gorgeous floral candles.  Each candle is two layers, two of the colors of lilacs, but the scent runs all the way through, beginning to end.
Bewitching and wonderfully fragrant, they are a terrific addition to any home.  
Reef Botanicals candles maintain their beauty and fragrance from top to bottom, throughout their long lives.
This listing is for one 4.5" square pillar candle, pictured to the rear left of the photo above.

Busy folks, this pair.  Not only do they hand make their own bath and beauty products their interests and hobbies stretch far and wide with Fabric of My Mind, from hand knitted designs to photography, you can find it in the shop.

Designer Knitted Green Dinosaur Scarf

My Daffy the Dinosaur, who loves to snuggle, is just chomping at the bit to come home with you and become a companion for you child, as well as a stylish accessory.
You won't find anything like him anywhere else in the world, as he's entirely my design, and with him, your child will be the coolest kid on the block.  Entirely hand-knitted and sewn of washable wool that won't felt, I've made him with a bottom jaw to give him teeth and make him a toy as well as a soft, warm scarf.
Please note that although he did try to eat my head while photographing him, he was just hungry and untrained, not vicious.  We've since discovered that his favorite food is yarn, so he's quite safe to be around children.
100% Superwash Wool
Care:  Machine was cold, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry
Created in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home
Daffy is approximately 48" long so the kiddos won't trip on him. 
Hand-knitted in a pet-friendly, smoke free home.
If you would like an adult-sized dinosaur scarf (5'6"), please contact me, as I can create one just for you.  Adult scarf:  $125.00

Hot Pink Lily Photograph
This photograph is of a beautiful hot pink lily that was in my own yard in New Jersey. It was taken on a beautiful sunny day in July of 2010, in Wood-Ridge.  These flowers are so gorgeous and sophisticated.

You will receive a professionally printed 8x10" print, perfect size for framing and hanging.

The text won't be there, of course.

My favorite thing about this handsome couple is their commitment to hand made.  I don't mean just making something with your hands.  They embarked on a wonderful journey and began to raise to bees.  That's right they have their very own apiary.  Larissa blogs about their experiences, both good and bad with the bees and it is fascinating to take a look into the hive and the life of a bee through a keepers eyes.  You can read about their Hive on the blog: Reef Botanicals

It is almost impossible to share all that they do in one blog post.  You may find, follow, like, favorite and bookmark them at any of the site links below.  Don't forget to check out their shops and see if there isn't something for you or your gift giving needs.

 Reef Botanicals
Fabric of My Mind
Reef Botanicals Blog

Other sites and hobbies: Larrisa also is a talented face and body art painter you may find her at any of the sites listed below:

Face and Body Art by Larissa
Adventures of a Face Painter - Blog
New Jersey Body Art *18 Over -

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  We hope we have encouraged you to see what else Larissa and Erik have up their crafty sleeves.

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Five Great Gifts To Give List K14

Good Morning,

As always on Tuesdays we share three neat items for gift-giving or for you, from five different shops on the web.  Today we feature three items from shop team members from Road to Success and a couple of my favoroite shops and items on Etsy.

From: Sue's Art

natural crystal necklace, natural stone necklace, Natural stone necklace, crystal cluster, white crystal, gold necklace, large crystal

Absolutely gorgeous natural white crystal cluster necklace on gold filled chain.

Size:(approx) 45x30-50x40
Weight:(approx) 27g

Keywords: Power, Energy, Clarity

White is the color of purity. Brides wear white in many countries, because white symbolizes a virgin. White means kindness. In some cultures white is worn at funerals. White is Monday's color. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love.

Octopus Jewelry, Octopus Pendant, Octopus Necklace, Octopus Keychain, Cut Coin, Coin Art, Cut Coin Jewelry

Here is a hand cut octopus made from a Washington quarter coin.

This cut coin is available as a pendant or key ring. Coins can also be used as zipper pulls, cell phone charms, or lots of other things. If you'd like a pair made into earrings send me a convo and I'll quote you a price for the set.

When you place your order you'll be able to choose key ring, coin bezel, or various chain lengths. There is no additional charge for the key ring or your choice of chains.

You can choose ball chain lengths of 16", 18" or 20". If you'd like a different length just let me know in your order. Any length up to 26" is available.

Key rings will be mailed with a large key ring suitable for keys attached as shown in the sample photo.


From:  Jackie Guttuso Design

Seahorse art, Original, Nautical nursery, Seahorse collage, Seahorse painting, Acrylic seahorse, Ocean kids room art, Sea art, Boys room art

This seahorse collage is an original, one of a kind piece that I created with acrylic paint on heavy watercolor paper. It would look great in a nautical kids room or nursery.

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

Click link below to see more ocean animal art:


5 x 7", vertical

Unframed and unmatted

Artwork protected by copyright law and all reproduction rights are retained by artist.

Please note that the colors may vary from monitor to monitor.

The Watermark does not appear on artwork.

My apologies, the blog is just not cooperating today.  Please enjoy the three items we have selected and perhaps inspire you to do a little window shopping.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look

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

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Earrings from The Alchemists Vessel

Good Morning,

Today we share a new One of A Kind pair of earrings and variations on a favorite design.

Ball and Chain Gemstone Chandelier Style Earrings OOAK

These fun and wonderful earrings have lovely blend of modern and traditional style. Chic and easily matched with your favorite summer dress or date night outfit. Light weight, shiny, feminine and great for summer. Perfect for High Fashion ensembles or Hippie Hipster looks. One pair available.

Silver Chandelier style hoops are adorned with silver metal chain, and accented at the end of the center chain with a single 8mm Quartz Crystal bead dyed a lovely shade of Purple ("Amethyst').

Total length, about 2-1/4" from ear lobe.


Mix and match with 

Summer Iris Necklace Faux Double Strand Dyed Crystal Amethyst Necklace



This lovely necklace has a secret, although it appears to be two strands of chain and beads it is only one. Pretty, bright and just right for that cute summer dress you have been wanting to wear. Light weight and shiny. Matching earrings are included.

Quartz Crystal beads have been dyed in a gorgeous Iris or lavender amethyst color. Suspended from a simple link chain in two sections, finished with a Lobster Claw Clasp, may be changed to a Spring or Toggle Clasp upon request at no additional charge. Chain is 18" long, swag hangs at 20".

Earrings are suspended from Fish Hook style ear wires, and hang about 1" from the earlobe on a short length of chain ending in a single bead, matching the beads of the necklace.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving. 


Next Variations of a favorite design.

I love the Celtic Star pattern, small or larger scale, they make a wonderful adornment.   Obsessed with making things as small as I possibly can, these Mini Chainmaille earrings are just adorable and customizable in a variety of metal combinations and Czech Glass Bead colors.


Star Fire Earring Chainmaille Czech Glass Beaded Earrings

Super cute Celtic Star chainmaille earrings, and available in a variety of colors. Great for summer outfits or a pop of holiday color. Great with any outfit in your wardrobe. An excellent gift for January or July Birthdays. Fourth of July is just around the corner and these would be fabulous with Fireworks.

Perfect for Fantasy Film or Event attire, Cos-play, Role-play, S.C.A. or L.A.R.P. costume needs.

Smaller than a quarter (coin), hand crafted from Silver plated wire and linked in the Celtic Star / Snowflake pattern. Accented with three beautiful Czech Glass beads in Ruby. Finished with matching Fish Hook style ear wires.

Arrives boxed ready for gift giving.

Customizable in your choice of available Czech Glass bead colors, or choose from our Ready-to-Wear selection in the shop.


Dark Star Earrings Czech Glass Celtic Star Chainmaille Beaded Earrings

Deep, dark, mysterious, and attractive. These interesting pair of earrings make a terrific and wonderful accessory for any outfit. Goth to Rocker, High Fashion to Sophisticated Chic, Cocktails or Concerts these beauties are sure to turn heads.

Perfect for Fantasy Films or Event attire, Cos-play, S.C.A. or L.A.R.P. costume needs.

Smaller than a quarter (coin), hand crafted from Gunmetal tone jump rings, linked in the Celtic Star / Snowflake pattern. Three points accent the bottom edge of the star with Czech Glass beads in Hematite, a pretty matte grey color with a high that matches the Gunmetal rings nicely.

*Also available without beads.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.


Also available in single bead styles, customer may also request a pair without beads.

Earrings Mini Chainmaille Celtic Stars and Glass Beads

These down-sized Chainmaille earrings make a great addition to any jewelry box. This pattern is one of my favorites, lacy, feminine and very pretty. Silver-plated with a single silver-lined Czech Glass bead in Emerald that drops from a point of the star for a lovely accent.

3/4" wide, about the diameter of a quarter, Silver plated wire has been hand-spun, cut, beaded and linked in a Celtic Star pattern. A single silver-lined Czech Glass bead in Emerald hangs from the bottom point of the star as an accent. Hypo-allergenic silver tone ear wires finish the pair.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Customizable in your favorite metal or bead color. Please contact us for that special pair.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

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

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Feartured Artist: Handmade Artists Site

Good Morning,

Today we the featured artists is more of an entity than a person, but of course we have a couple of those as well.

I have talked about Handmade Artists site, the online Selling / Shoping site for all things handmade, and all the wonderful things you can do at the site.  Open a shop, read their blog, do a little window shopping, check out the curated Highlights by artists, or hang out with other artistic and like-minded people on the forums.

You can find these neat things by clicking any of the links on the sidebar menu or at the bottom of this post.

You can also find them posting and writing articles for It's Better Handmade.

Besides running the site, Kimberley and Andrew are no strangers to making art, as well supporting other artists and their wares.

Their Shops include:

Silver Tails Sterling Wrapped Pendant W005

The frosted white treasure from the sea has been hand wrapped in stunning sterling silver to create a one of a kind pendant.
This pendant measures 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) long and 1 1/2 inches (3.5 cm) at its widest point.  This necklace comes ready to wear on an 18 inch sterling silver chain held secure with a silver spring clasp.
What is sea glass?  Sea glass or beach glass is is old and broken glass that was long ago tossed into the sea.  Over time the salt water, waves and sand softened and frosted the glass to be brought back to the shore to be found and recreated into stunning jewelry.  Each piece is absolutely unique! 

Braided European 4 and 1 Bracelet

This piece weighs in at around 3 ounces and is braided using a European 4 and 1 pattern. It is made using 3 metals; sterling silver, copper, and bronze; creating a very intricate pattern. The bracelet measures 7.5 inches long  and about 1 inch wide and weighs in at over 3 ounces.  The braids are held secure with a sterling silver slide clasp. This piece is really a show stopper and can be made in a variety of metals.

 Where this dynamic duo finds the time for all of it, I just don't know.  Kimberley wrangles house, husband and sons and her art all at the same time, Andrew works outside the site, as well as creating rings, and weaving them for their wonderful chainmaille items. 

Makin The Best of It

Chainmaille by MBOI

Handmade Artists Blog

 Stop by and see what else they have on offer.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shop Announcement - Advertisement

Good Morning,

Today we have a special offer for blog readers and customers alike.

When you shop The Alchemists Vessel on any of the online sites, you will receive a free gift of equal or lesser value of your purchase.

This includes and is not limited too Chainmaille, Sterling Silver, Glass, and Metal items.

Don't like surprises?  Contact us via any of the Shop sites and receive a special Coupon Code, via e-mail, to use for your purchase.

Where to find us:

Handmade Artists
The CraftStar

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Five Great Gifts To Give List J14

Good Morning,

Today we have some really cute and offbeat items to share for your gift giving needs.

From Stone-Buckner Freelance

Go Baby Go, Upcycled Jockey Sock Monkey Light Bulb Ornament/Vase OOAK

One of a kind, handpainted, upcycled light bulb ornament, and/or vase. Sock monkey with jockey cap, stick horse and goggles. 


From:  Sue's Arts

Genuine smoky quartz mala bracelet with Natural red Carnelian, genuine gemstone yoga mala bracelet, yoga jewelry

**Red Carnelian
• gives energy
• protects from bad vibrations
• guards against poverty
• helps give a sense of humor
• calms the temper
Healing properties of Carnelian
Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is said to increase the appetite.

** Smoky Quartz
Keywords: Centering, Grounding, Remove Negativity
Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy. Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.



From: A Polkadot Life, LLC

Beautiful Girl dog collar with turquoise ribbon and chocolate brown polka dots optional animal print Bow , The "Daphne" collar

What could be cuter on your dog than the 'Daphne' dog collar with its beautiful turquoise ribbon and chocolate brown polka dots? And what happens when you add the animal print bow and the 'Daphne' leash? You'll be noticed by passers-by when you're out for a stroll with your favorite fashion pup!

Each dog collar comes with a beautiful cross and an inspirational message.
It's our gift to you and your faithful furry friend!

"Each of us is a blessing to the other."

We want your Poochie to have the right size collar!
Available in Sizes XS-L

Collar Sizes WITH Embellishment (BOW)*

XS: 5/8" width, 11-13" length
S: 1" width, 13-16" length
M: 1" width, 15-19" length
L: 1" width, 19-24" length

* BOW is machine sewn on for durability

Collar Sizes WITHOUT Embellishment (BOW)

XS: 5/8" width, 10-13" length
S: 1" width, 11-16" length
M: 1" width, 13-19" length
L: 1" width, 16-24" length

Our collars and leashes are inspired, designed and made in the USA for your favorite pup!


From:  Wrapped N Ruffles

Fabric Ruffle Scarf Hand knit – Purple, Cream Panther


I hand knit to order these beautiful unique scarves. I’ve been making Ruffled Scarves for almost a year and have had the pleasure to share many with friends and family. Now I want to share them with you.

Ruffled scarves come in many colors and textures. The selection includes multi color, sports team/schools, holiday, fabric, lace and sparkling evening wear. These light weight scarves can be worn every day to dress up a t-shirt, Fun at a sports event or stepping out on the town..

These scarves make wonderful gifts and I will ship directly, just provide an address in the United States.

The 3” x 54’ scarves can be worn draped around the neck, into a cowl or tied. Let your imagination be your guide.

The manufacturers Fabric Care Instructions: Hand wash, cold water, lay flat to dry.

This Next Item is for your DOG

From: Mazzy's Munchies

Ginger Beef Kale gourmet organic homemade dog treats

 Ground beef and fresh kale with a pinch of ginger and you have lots of happy customers!

They are best if enjoyed within 10 days - if they last that long! Please refrigerate upon receipt! They can also be frozen for up to 6 months - please thaw them before letting your precious pooch enjoy.

These treats are also gluten free and organic!

6 oz in each order 


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  These shops have lost of other wonderful things on offer, perhaps we have inspired you to do a little window shopping.


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


Monday, June 2, 2014

New In The Shop Stainless Steel

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share items in shop that have been created with Stainless Steel jump rings.  Stainless steel is an excellent alternative to Nickle, which many people find irritates their skin when worn as jewelery or other accessory.

From:  The Alchemists Vessel

Steel Lace Necklace Stainless Steel Chainmaille Czech Glass Bead Collar

This pretty collar is just right for any occasion. From Tailored office suits, fun and fresh date night dresses, or casual weekend jeans and a t-shirt, this attractive lacy necklace is sure to complete and compliment your outfit. A terrific and unique piece to personalize your wardrobe. The Czech Glass beads in Hematite (a soft matte grey with a high sheen) make a great accent and accessorizing a breeze.

Excellent for Fantasy Film or Event attire, sensational Cos-play, Role-play, S.C.A., or latest L.A.R.P. costuming needs.

16-3/4" long, including clasp. Crafted from 18g Stainless steel jump rings, linked in the simple European 4-in-1 pattern creating a nice lacy effect. Finished with a matching Lobster Claw clasp. May be changed to Spring or Toggle clasp at customer request for no additional charge.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Raven Charm Stainless Steel Chainmail Necklace

A Ravens Nook exclusive. Big, bold and bright, this strong and simplified necklace makes a great statement piece without being overwhelming. One of a limited selection of three pendants, this stylized Raven / Bird skull is perfect for Goth or Rocker fashions, Film or Fantasy Event Attire, Cos-play or LARP costume needs. Amulet, Charm, Talisman, or just a really interesting pendant, this unique piece is sure to spice up any wardrobe.

Appropriate for men or women. Elegant, exciting, weird and wonderful all in one powerful pendant.

Chain is 18" long including clasp, and is woven with 18g Stainless Steel jump rings in a twisted double link pattern. Finished with a Lobster Claw and Tab clasp.

Pendant is 1-3/4" x 3/4", silver plated over brass, with hollow back making it lightweight.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  In hope that we have inspired you to see what else is on offer at the shop.


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