Monday, July 28, 2014

New In The Shop Stainless Steel

Good Morning,

We have a new material and new items in the shop.  Introducing Stainless Steel Chainmaille, and a couple of new pieces as well.

Lace of Steel Stainless Steel Czech Glass Bead Chainmaille Collar

Light and airy, lacy and feminine,this unusual piece is sure to compliment everything in your wardrobe, from tailored office attire, to date night dress up, or just a casual weekend get away outfit of jeans and a comfy shirt.   Pairing this pretty with your ensemble is a snap, the rings shine with a silvery grey sheen and Czech glass beads in "Hematite" make a lovely accent and won't clash with other colors.  A fabulous addition to your treasure chest.

Perfect for Film or Fantasy Event attire, Cos-play, Role play, S.C.A. or L.A.R.P. Costuming needs.  Viking, Game of Thrones fan?  This is the necklace for you.

16.5" total length including clasp.  18g Stainless Steel jump rings are hand spun, cut and linked in the European 4-in1 pattern, accented with pretty and shiny Czech glass beads in Hematite, a deep matte grey color with a very pretty sheen.  Finished with matching Lobster Claw clasp,may be changed to Toggle clasp upon customer request at no additional charge.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

*Customizable: May be made to desired length.

Ask us about multiple item or wholesale order discounts. 

Please see our line of other Ready-to-Wear items in the shop.

Kay Stainless Steel Round Chainmaille Bracelet

This gorgeous and elegantly simple band is appropriate for him or her.  Named after Sir Kay, King Arthur's brother and fellow Knight.  This strong and sturdy bracelet is a wonderful accompaniment to any outfit in your wardrobe.  Light weight for everyday wear.

Would make an excellent accessory for Fantasy Film or Event attire, Cos-play, S.C.A., L.A.R.P. or Role-play costume needs.
8" total length.  Handcrafted from 18g 6mm stainless steel jump rings, hand linked in the Round Maille pattern.  Finished with a Lobster Claw Clasp, may be changed to a Toggle or **Magnetic Barrell clasp upn request.

*Customizable, may be made to desired length.

** Magnetic Clasps are a screw down barrel style, and will add weight to the piece.

We would like to take a moment to remind the customer that although Chainmaille was a staple of armor, these pieces are intended for decoration only.  They will not protect you from weapons or projectiles of any kind, these include, knives, bullets, knitting needles, letter openers, scissors, box-cutters, harsh words and Cupid's Arrows.

Please see our selection of Ready-to-Wear items in the shop.

Crazy Daisy Chainmaille Glass Bead Necklace and Earring Set

This fun and flirty necklace set is great for Summertime or any time.  Bright and shiny this pretty piece will go with you to the office or to the beach, light green glass beads shine in the sun and the Sunflower charms make a perfect accent.  Matching earrings included.  A simple and elegant set.

18" long, flower swag end at about 19.5-20".  Sunflower charms are sold as "Tibetan Silver", this is a nickle and lead free zinc alloy.  Charms have been antiqued to bring out the detail.  Glass beads are 7mm - 8mm and are linked together to form the main length of the chain, the remianing length has been created using Silver-plated jump rings hand-linked in the Double or Dragon Chain maille weave, short lengths suspend and attach the flowers to the chain.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Please see out selection of Ready-to-Wear items in the shop.

These items and more are available through at The Alchemists Vessel 

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  There are lots of other neat items for your gift giving needs or perhaps something to treat yourself with in the shop, in hope that we have encouraged you to do a little window shopping.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Five Great Gifts To GIve List N14

Good Morning,

If this is Tuesday we have Five Great Gift Ideas from five shops to share with you.  A couple of new shops and an old favorite or two as well.

This is artist is amazing.  If you do nothing else, click through and check out their stunning paper sculptures.  That's right this made from paper.

From: Wild Life in Paper

Trilobite: Terataspis grandis - Original Cut Paper Sculpture by artist Tiffany Miller Russell

Artwork is 'Trilobite: Terataspis grandis' created from cut paper by artist Tiffany Miller Russell. This listing is for the original sculpture.

Terataspis grandis was one of the largest (and spiniest) trilobites. He lived in the Devonian period and grew to about two feet, far overshadowing most trilobites that reached two to six inches.

This original paper sculpture is created from colored and textured specialty papers. The papers are cut flat, then shaped and layered into a low relief collage. The three dimensional nature of the work captures light throughout the day for an everchanging experience!

Shadow box frame is custom built 32 x 22, rubbed black with a beautiful rust colored undercoat.


From: Bing Art

ORIGINAL Art Dreamscape Oil Painting, Abstract Art, Fantasy Art Landscape Painting, Blue Tree Wall Art, Nightscape Wall Decor, 8 x 10

This abstract art landscape painting is an original art dreamscape. It is an oil painting of fantasy art with a blue tree (with heavy texture), a rolling blue landscape and a starry purple and pink night sky. This nightscape makes a stunning piece of wall art and does not need to be framed as I've painted the edges to match the scene. This wall decor brings a touch of contemporary art into the home!

Title: In Dreams
Size: 8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.40cm)
Materials: Professional Grade Oil Paints, Hand-Stretched Canvas 3/4" Deep, Back-Stapled
**A Signed Certificate of Authenticity is Included with Purchase**


From: Ebi Emporium

BE WILD and WANDER Fine Art Print Typography Hipster Abstract Geometric Pink Painting Wanderlust Digital Home Decor Wall Art Dorm Room Style

 Beautiful Wanderlust Hipster Cool Typography Phrase Fine Art Digital Print, Geometric Pink Brown Pattern Triangles Fine Art Painting, Explore the World Whimsical Quote, Arrow Direction Travel, Be Wild and Wander, Colorful Hot Pink Bright Magenta Crimson Red Rich Brown Black Nature Wilderness Exploring Adventure Mountains Outdoors, Vibrant, Fun Freedom Whimsy Pastel Tones, Feminine, Masculine, Gift for Home, Elegant Original Watercolor Design Mixed Media Modern Wall Art Home Decor, Stylish Dorm Room, Nature Lover

Fine art typography print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing on the 2 smallest sizes, and a 2" border on the larger sized prints. Please note, the white border space is included in the total dimensions listed.


From: Home For Glass Lovers 

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 9 hand painted fused glass tiles.

Hand painted and fused tiles, can be used for kitchen or bathroom wall tiles, and/or for home decor.

This pieces were hand painted with glass powders and fired in the kiln to set the paint. The paint is set in the glass and won’t come off.

Size of each tile is 2.92"x2.92" ( 7.3cmx 7.3cm)The tiles are 0.2" (0.5cm) thick, so they can be set in the kitchen/bathroom walls.

Please make sure the size is right for you .

Colors may differ slightly from monitor to monitor as they not all screens are set the same, the photos are of the actual piece on sale.


From: The Painted Grove

Moose Art Print 8 x 10 inches, cabin decor

Moose Art Print, 8 x 10 inches of my original wall hanging. The original painting was made from a piece of cedar wood that I cut with a saw and sanded down by hand to get a nice soft feel and texture to paint on. I painted using acrylic paint and around the sides and back were created with a wood stain. I also wood burned into parts of the painting to give it more texture and accentuate parts of the painting.

Print size: 8 x 10 inches.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look. In hope we have inspired you to take a look at what else these wonderful shops have to offer.


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







Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Featured Artist - Krista Wagner Art

Good Morning,

Today's featured artist is pulled from Handmade Artists.  The blog ring will usually select a shop for us to feature and off we go to choose our favorite items and post nice things about them.

This week we have been left to our own devices.  While perusing the shops I came across a neat artist whose work caught my eye.

What Krista says about her shop:

Welcome!    All artwork is custom made. Offering hand painted 
personalized glassware and canvas paintings. Select your name, 
design, and color scheme.  You can also place a custom order for a 
design of your choice not pictured on the website...ballerinas, teddy 
bears, beach scenes, sports, wedding themes or anything you dream up
 can be painted on a canvas, glass, or mason jar!  You can see more 
of my designs at 
To place an order, add the item(s) to your cart and email me any 
additional details such as name/color scheme.  

Krista Wagner Art

Zentangle Initial  

Custom designed zentangle initial.  Select initial and color scheme. Great gifts for new baby, wedding, engagement, or house warming! 
Place order and specify initial and color scheme, and any details you wish included (i.e. wedding, date last name, etc)
* Other sizes can be ordered upon request.

30 and Thirsty Mason Jar

30th Birthday Plastic Mason Jar. Select your color scheme - name can be added at no additional cost. Jar is complete with glitter paint and gems! 

* Jar can be made for other birthdays or celebrations or painted on a glass mason jar.

Personalized Cupcake Painting


 Personalized Cup Cake painting.  Specify name to be added. 12x12

We hope we have encouraged you or peaked your curiosity to have a look at what else Krista has on offer in her shop.   

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Five Great Gifts For Giving List M14

Good Morning,

Today we have some neat items from the team members of "Road To Success on etsy.

From: Home For Glass Lovers

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Hand painted fused glass plate.

Hand painted and fused plate, can serve as a bathroom dish, for soaps and cosmetics, serving foods, or for home decoration.

This piece was hand painted with glass powders and fired in the kiln to set the paint. The paint is set in the glass and won’t come off.

Size of plate is 12"x7.6" (30cmx 19cm)

Please make sure the size is right for you .

You can customize your order for other colors or for other sizes of plate with same design,

Colors may differ slightly from monitor to monitor as they not all screens are set the same, the photos are of the actual piece on sale.


From: Carved By Heart

Personalized Hammer 

Personalized hammer carved with name and secured on a piece of red oak. We can personalize a name up to 14 letters in this hammer handle. We can also carve letters into the red oak that the hammer will be mounted on. Let us make this for you!

This is a regular 16-ounce ash-handled hammer. The name in the handle was cut with a combination of a scroll saw and by hand with a coping saw. Then the hammer was mounted on red oak. The whole thing was sanded and coated with a clear finish.

Hole or saw tooth hanger on back for easy hanging on wall.

One of the hammers you see here was carved for a family member and given as a Christmas present and the other was carved as a commissioned order. 


From:  Kutuleras

DOLL CTHULHU AMIGURUMI crochet horror cosmic Lovecraft crochet original novel writter

Cthulhu is our most famous product! Our store's name comes from it. Our Cthulhu is the most cheapest price and beautiful from etsy Are you going to miss it?

4x4 inches

Machine washable
No bleach
Dry cleanable
100% Acrylic


From: The Painted Grove

Portrait Painting, Haunted, Black and white painting, Ghostly woman by Britney Jette

Portrait Painting called "Haunted" that I painted on a piece of thin wood with acrylic paint, pencil, and ink. The painting is finished with a matte finish and will come signed and dated on the back.

This painting is flat and is meant to be framed, or placed in a stand.

Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message!

Thank you!


From: The Alchemists Vessel:

Summer Iris Necklace Faux Double Strand Dyed Crystal Amethyst Necklace Set

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. 


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Featured Artist - Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC

Good Morning,

Today we feature a fellow Metal-smith, Jon Rasmussen and his wife Debora of Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know their work through the site Handmade Artists where they have a shop and Jon participates on the forums.

What the Rasmussen's say:
All jewelry and gemstones offered here are handcrafted in our shop. Debora does beading to design and fabricate necklaces, anklets, bracelets, ear rings, and key chains. John does lapidary to cut the gemstones, metalsmithing (silver and copper) to make the jewelry and wire wrapping. If you need something made to your order, please message us. Custom orders are always accepted. All Sterling silver pendants will come with a 20 inch Sterling silver box chain with a ring clasp.  All mixed metal, copper and brass pendants will come with a 20 inch leather necklace.  Clasp on the leather will vary due to availability. Gem identification and appraisal services are also available. 

Jon does a variety of things, from cutting and shaping the stones he works with to creating the finished piece.  His work ranges in price and is always beautiful and unique.

Emerald Cabochon Pendant

 29.53 carat high dome sugar loaf EMERALS cabochon mined in Franklin, NC and cut in our lapidary.  The frame was designed and constructed in our shop.  The frame was made with square and half round Sterling silver wire. The entire product was handmade in America.

Copper Arcs Pendant 1041

 This copper pendant was forged from 8 gauge half round wire, then soldered together with silver solder.  The pendant is about 2 inches long.  Each arc was 1 inch before dapping ang putting the design together.  A leather necklace 20 inches long will be furnished with this pendant.

An accomplished lapidary, Jon also cuts and fashions pieces for purchase as well.

Citrine Tear Drop Gem

 9.6 carats of beautiful citrine has been faceted.  This gem is loupe clear of inclusions and has good clean facet meets.  Would make a fantastic showy cocktail style ring.  Could also be used for a pendant on a necklace.  The stone measures 17.91 x 12.83 x 8.58 mm, so it should fit into 18 x 13 calibrated findings.


Debora does the beading and designs lanyards, necklaces and other pieces to incorporate into the finished designs or pieces that Jon creates, and her own stand alone pieces that are Ready-to-Wear.

 Necklace and Earring Set 1061

 22 inches of colorful blue and green beads (round about 1 cm in diameter) accented with clear beads with a black core make up the necklace.  The matching earrings feature one of each bead.

Necklace and Earring Set 1033

Very unique design featuring a life saver toggle clasp and orange donut discs accented with purple and orange round beads, this necklace is 29 inches long.  The matching earrings have white pearls in the donut hole.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  We hope we have inspired or encouraged you to have a look at what else the Rasmussen's have on offer in the shop.


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