Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Featured Artist Lisian Blue / Refelctions

Good Morning, 

I would like to share a wonderful Handmade Artists member with you.  Talented and clever Kris has two shops on the site.  One is home to marvelous stained glass objet d'art, and the other is full of wonderfully warm hand-knit items.

What Kris says about her shops:

Welcome to Reflections by Lisianblue.   Thank you for visiting my studio, where you will find original paintings, unique stained glass creations, as well as artful painted glass,  stained glass & hand painted pendants.    Each  stained glass wind chime and  hand painted ornament is carefully designed and  hand crafted with the idea that they will be one of a kind creations,  and will not be reproduced.   The small fetish bears and chili sun catchers  are the only items that are reproduced, hand cut one at a time.  Even these can become a unique creation, as the  striated and mottled glass is never the same.   I will also reproduce a few of my holiday stained glass sun catchers in a limited amount, that are offered only during the holiday season.  Some of the  hanging candle holders are similar, but each one is finished and adorned differently.  Wishing you a wonderful day.    


Hand Painted Celtic Tree of Life Glass Heart Ornament 

This glass heart ornament with a hand-painted Celtic Tree of Life on one side and a pink and red flower on the other, makes a unique exquisite gift for Valentines Day.  One of a kind designer made Valentines Day gift. 

I have slightly adapted a late 7th or early 8th century Celtic Tree of Life as shown in "Celtic Art" by George Bain, to make it more into a heart.
This 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" clear glass heart has been carefully hand painted with quality glass paints making this beauty a true keepsake.   The Celtic Tree of Life has been painted with transparent candy apple red, a frosty light pink and frosty green.  A frosty  green vine grows from the heart of the tree and surrounds it on a  background of frost.  The flower is painted with frost and candy apple red with soft frosty green leaves also on a background of frost. 
A beautiful reminder of your love that can be displayed throughout the year, hung from a mirror,  among a plant, displayed in a window, or hung on a wall, so many possibilities.   
Not just for Valentines day, this lovely one of a kind ornament would also make a sweet anniversary gift,  or a unique  gift to say I love you any time of the year.
Each heart ornament comes nestled in it's own special box, then wrapped up in bubble wrap and mailed 1st class within 48hrs after payment clears PayPal. Please return to product page to complete transaction.

Imagine my surprise as I went searching for stained-glass pretties  and found these amazing hand-painted canvases as well.

Red Poppy ACEO Original Watercolor Painting

This bright Red Poppy is a great little original painting to brighten those small spots on your wall.
Red Poppy dances among dark green leaves brightened by the sun with a clear blue sky. 
Painted on 2.5" x 3.5" watercolor paper this original ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) is titled, signed & dated on the back, and lightly signed on the front.
Mailed in a sturdy cardboard mailer within 48hrs after payment clears PayPal.  Please return to product page to complete transaction.
Thank you for visiting my studio and have a great day.
*** The purchase of my paintings or prints does not transfer reproduction rights of my work.
- Please note that colors often vary from screen to screen. The colors of the painting may appear different when physically in front of you.

Item No. aceo 0014

Almost White Black Bear Stained Glass Wind Chime wc0023

A wonderful mottled clear, white, and very litght brown stained glass almost white North American Black Bear frolics in the grass bringing sweet twinkly music to those nearby.
Hand cut stained glass is taped with copper foil and soldered Tiffany style, into this delighful 7 1/4" long & 5" tall bear wtih various green stained glass chimes that have been ground and polished to remove any sharp edges. 
**Note: The middle and hind section appears much darker than it actually is. 
As a symbol, bears have many meanings; Celtic: A lunar power, attribute of the goddess of Berne. Chinese: Bravery, strength.  Greek; Sacred to the lunar goddesses Artemis and Diana and an attribute of Atalanta and Euphemia.  Japanese: Benevolence, wisdomn,  strength.  A culture hero and divine messenger among the Ainu.  Shamanistic; A messenger of the forest spirits.  Amerindian: supernatural power, strength, fortitude.
Even if you don't attribute any symbolism to the bear, they are amazing creatures.   A great gift for bear and nature lovers. 
Worried about the glass breaking during high winds?  Me too!  I have had my wind chime of small bears hanging from my patio for about 2 years, and like real bears, they're pretty tough! They  have survived some fairly strong winds, around 40 mph.  I do recommend that you bring your wind chime inside with strong winds. 
This unique bear windchime will be carefully packed to ensure it's safe arrival to it's new home and mailed within 48hrs after payment clears through PayPal.  Please return to product page to complete transaction. 
Thank you for stopping in and have a wonderful day.
Item no wc0023
 Let's have a look at those hand-knit items.

Lisian Blue

Knit Red Snake Lariat Necklace Sash or Toy sk0105

The very versistle deep red snake with turquoise and gray accents has been knit and crocheted.  This fun friendly snake with it's bright turquoise eyes can be used for a belt sash around the hips, a lariat necklace, and its fun to play with.   This friendly red snake  is made with acrylic yarn and is 55" long, including it's 1" tongue, body is 3/8" wide, head is approx 1 1/2" wide.   This playful snakes head is fairly flat and it's body is round like a tube.

Inspired by my 2 1/2 year-old granddaughter who was playing with a belt, pretending it was a snake.   While I don't usually interfere with the kids creativity, the metal belt buckle swinging around felt unsafe - mostly for me & her brother!    She got a big grin on her face and joyfully said  "yes", when I asked if she would like one made of yarn. She now has a pretty soft pink snake to play with.  And then I made more!
If you have other colors or length in mind, just let me know and I will gladly make a snake just for you.
Hand washing recommended so it doesn't get tangled up in the clothes.  Lay flat to dry.
Thank you for coming by and have a great day, 
item no 0105

Girls Knit Sweetheart Cap Pink and Wine kh0112

Hand knit soft pink with wine colored hearts and a pom pom on top make up this pretty pink hand knit soft winter cap for girls.
This sweet light weight cap with hearts all around will fit a variety of ages.  With it's 16" circumference, it will fit very young children to teens and adults. -  it stretches comfortably up to 22" .  The 9" length allows  the band to be cuffed to help keep those ears warm for those smaller heads.
 This adorable hand knit sweetheart cap is made with Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn.  It is machine washable & dryable at low temps.  However, like most hand knit items, I do recomend wash and rinse by hand, squeeze out excess water, wrap it up in a towel and then lay flat to dry.
Like this cap but want it in different colors, or size?  Contact me, I'm sure we can work something out!
Thanks you so much for coming by my studio, lisianblue, here on HandMadeArtist and have a fantastic day
Item no kh0112

Pastel Baby Bunny Amigurumi 

Sweet little pastel bunny perfect for cuddling and play.  Hand crocheted with 100% acrylic pastel variegated yarn.  Colors include: pink, blue, yellow, lavender, & white  I love how these little bunnys have their own personality.
Please note: the eyes are small (3/8")buttons that have been securely sewn on.  However, if you prefer embroidered eyes, jusst let me know in a message. 
Soft pink pom pom nose, embroidered mouth and a  sweet little bunny button on the side.    Baby Bunny is 5" long, and 8" around.  All new materials, filled with  soft polyfill.  Machine washable and dry-able.
Baby Bunny will be mailed within 48hrs after payment clears PayPal.  Please return to product page to complete transaction.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.
Item no: st103

You may find and follow Kris and any of the links below.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  Encouraging you to to see what else might be in the shops for you or your gift giving needs.

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


  1. Love all her talents and art she makes, a good friend of mine...(smile)

  2. Lots of great items to choose from. Kris is a very creative artist.

  3. Alix, I love the way you do your features, and what you chose to feature. Thank you so much!.