Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June the 18th is just around the corner and there’s no denying, unique Father’s Day gifts can be hard to find. Before you head to the nearest shop in search of socks, we thought we’d offer you something a little different with our selection of handmade Father’s Day gift ideas.

Bookmarks

If your dad is a bit of a bookworm, we have a wonderful range of pewter, silver plate and gemstone bookmarks that he’s sure to love. They’ll also mean he’ll never lose his page again!

Dragon Bookmark with Your Choice of Gemstone

The fiery, pewter dragon can be teamed with Carnelian, Moss Agate, Mookaite, Tigers Eye or Garnet. We also have a personalised option available with more gemstones to choose from.

Bookmark with Musical Note

For the music loving Dad, we have our silver plate bookmark with musical note and Tiger Eye. Tiger Eye is a protection stone that offers stability and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence and practicality. No more excuses for not putting that shelf up with this one!

Motorcycle Bookmark with Onyx beads

For Dad’s who like a bit of adventure, why not gift them our motorbike and Onyx bookmark. Onyx is said to help one become the master of their own destiny.
Browse these and other bookmarks here.

More Gift Ideas

Dragon Pendant, Father's Day Gift IdeaSome more father’s day gift ideas for you.

Pendants aren’t just for mum and we think Dad’s will love these diamond cut pewter dragons on black waxed cotton cord with sterling silver fittings.

Hematite Glasses Chain, Father's Day Gift IdeaIf your Dad is one of those who never stops asking where his glasses are.  Our luxurious Hematite glasses chain is the perfect gift! He’ll probably still ask but at least you can tell him they’re around his neck. We offer a choice of ends, depending upon the style of glasses.

All of our gift and jewellery items come gift wrapped or boxed with handmade gift tags. Browse or shop now for all of our full range of Father’s Day gifts and remember to contact us if there is something we could customise to make it perfect for you.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts; Handmade with Love

Valentine’s Day Gifts – Handmade With Love, For the One You Love

Yes, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us once again. A welcome romantic interlude, post Christmas overindulgences and the January blues.
The combination of so much choice combined with little time, can make finding the perfect Valentine’s day gift feel like hard work.

Here at Sea Witch’s Cavern, we believe, nothing says I love you like a handcrafted gift. Even it you didn’t necessarily do the crafting yourself! Gifting a unique item tells the lucky recipient how much thought you’ve put into looking.

Whether you’re hunting for something for that special someone or simply treating yourself, see the pick of our handmade jewellery and gift items below. And find out why we think they’re the ideal choice for you this Valentine’s Day.

Sapphire birthstone Jewellery set

Sapphire Heart Birthstone Set

Sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Sapphires have long been associated in history with romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. Then again in 2010, when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mothers ring.

 

Amethyst Heart Chandelier PendantAmethyst Heart Chandelier Necklace

St Valentine himself is said to have worn an amethyst ring. And the romantic history of this purple stone doesn’t stop there.
Greek mythology tells the story of Dionysus. The Greek god of fertility and wine, who fell in love with a maiden named Amethystos. Upon refusing the drunken God’s affection; she turned to quartz. When Dionysus saw the stone girl, he was so overcome with love and sorrow that he wept upon her statue and his tears, purple with wine, stained the crystals forever.
Cleopatra’s amethyst ring was thought to have secured the affection of Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar. Prompting Roman men to gift amethyst jewellery to their wives in the hope that it would have the same result.

Valentine's Day gifts; Orange Jade EarringsOrange Jade Earrings

Orange jade promotes compassion for yourself and others. It heals the heart and emotions of grief, heartache and disappointment while promoting acceptance and unconditional love.

 

 

The Heart Collection

Give one of our heart creations to your sweetheart along with yours this Valentines Day. Browse and buy all of the handmade designs in this article and many more in our Valentine gift section.

Rest assured, all items purchased before 9th February (UK orders) will arrive in plenty of time to put a smile on your Valentines face.

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Delightful Gift Ideas Treasury on Etsy

Delightful Gift Ideas TreasuryI always take it as a huge compliment when one of my products is included in a treasury created on Etsy, and I was happy that my Autumn colours leaf crystal sun catcher was included in the “Delightful Gift Ideas” treasury created by Susan aka Dottie Bonnar, owner of the Etsy shop, Dottie Designs.

Swarovski crystal suncatcher with leaf crystal

This treasury includes some unique hand made gifts; I love the tea bag wallet, what a fabulous idea that is, especially if you drink herbal tea. I love the embroidery sampler kit, the fox embroidered note book and the beautiful dandelion clock print which are featured in the collection.

Sea Witch’s Cavern’s Swarovski leaf sun catcher, which is included in the treasury,  was inspired by the beautiful colour variety in leaves, especially in spring and autumn. It comes in a choice of three colour-ways; Golden Autumn, Red Autumn and Spring Leaves. Hung in a sunny spot each of the sun catchers  will create beautiful rainbow glints around your room.

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Czech Glass Earrings, Flower Jewellery

Czech Glass Earrings

Dainty Czech glass earrings made with a mixture of Czech glass beads called Rose Garden in shades of green, purple and red.

Each earring has three glass beads which have been made into beaded drops with sterling silver headpins. Two of the geometric shaped beads on each earring are attached to either end of a short length of sterling silver figure of eight chain, which is looped over the ear wire with one dangling slightly lower than the other. The third Czech glass bead, the focal flower bead has been slipped over the loop on the ear wire too.

There are two colours of these earrings available  – The frosted green flowered pair, with green ovals and a purple square bed.  The second pair of earrings has red flowers and dark red rectangle beads with frosted green teardrops at the end.

The glass beads are fairly small with the flower beads having an 7mm diameter, which give these earrings a delicate style. Perfect for teenagers and for ladies who prefer smaller earrings.

These earrings were fun to make, one of my passions are flowers and because I used a mixed pack of beads they were a challenge to match the beads so that each pair of earrings coordinated.

When I am making jewellery I often horrify my friend Terry by deciding that whatever I am working on isn’t quite right and chopping it up. The reason I have to cut it apart is that when I make jewellery I want it to be good quality and not fall apart at the drop of a hat. A design is never complete until I am happy with it but some finished pieces I like better than others. These Czech glass earrings I love because they are so pretty and graceful as they swing gently. The sterling silver chain accents the beads making them stand out beautifully.

These lovely earrings can be purchased from Sea Witch’s Cavern’s Etsy shop.

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New Website and a New Look

New Website

Welcome to Sea Witch’s Cavern new website. The old Powa hosted shop is gone and I am still in the process of moving my jewellery and gifts over to Sea Witch’s Cavern’s Etsy shop.

My original plan was to move the domain name to the shop’s WordPress.com blog but I realised there were good reasons to move to WordPress.org and build my own site – So here we are.

A glutton for punishment; I’ve given myself twice as much work to do but I’m happy with the website so far. There is so much more that I can do with it than the old blog.  I’m still not sure that I will move all the old blog posts over. Some I may do if they are still relevant but I am itching to get on with future blogs not go backwards.

The Meaning of Crystal Prism Shapes

Crystal Prism Shapes

The following is a list of the popular meanings of crystal prism shapes. Buy hanging crystals or Swarovski crystal jewellery according to the shape of the crystal prism for a gift with meaning.  

Swarovski Crystal Almond Pendant, Crystal JewelleryALMOND
The almond shaped crystal means harmony. It is said to disperse negativity and conflict. Helps ease financial tensions and generate prosperity

 

BELL
A Bell shaped crystal is for joy and  innocence. Helps lift your spirits and reminds you of the innocence of life.

DEWDROP
The dewdrop is for happiness. Associated with fertility and pregnancy and the abundance of life.

Swarovski Pendant, Sapphire Crystal Heart

HEART
The heart shaped crystal prism is for spiritual awakening; will help to strengthen a relationship. Wearing a heart will draw more love into your life.

 

Swarovski Suncatcher Leaf with Autumn CrystalsLEAF
The leaf crystal prism brings warmth, healing, transforming energy. This natural shape can absorb negativity and transform it positively

 

 

MOON
A moon shaped crystal is for emotion and the unconscious. A deeply sensitive and moving crystal; it will help put you in touch with your feelings.

Octagon Swarovski EarringsOCTAGON
An octagon crystal stands for prosperity. Has a steadying influence which, helps with the steady accumulation of wealth. Its large facets create strong, substantial rainbows.

 

Swarovski Pendulum 40mm Blue Point with Sodalite GemstonesPENDULUM
The pendulum shaped crystal is used for dowsing – the ancient art of divining. Energy is focused to the point of the pendulum. The motion will help you contact your inner power.

 

 Swarovski Snowflake Necklace, Winter WeddingSNOWFLAKE
A snowflake crystal prism is for cool clarity and clear insight. Re-affirm your own uniqueness with the beautiful geometry of the ice particle.

 

SPHERE
The sphere is healing. Generates a feeling of abundance and well-being. It’s many facets reflect a shower of tiny rainbows. It also deflects negative ch’i energy.

Swarovski Crystal Pendant, Swarovski Star Pendant Necklace STAR
The star is for good luck. Used on the material level to enhance worldly fame and fortune. On a deeper level it is linked to alchemy and magic. Helps your spiritual confidence.

 

Swarovski Pendant Teardop, Swarovski Crystal JewelleryTEARDROP
A teardrop crystal is linked to innocence. It will help you to link with the confidence of your inner being and be grounded with the earth.

 

WAND
The wand crystal is for feminine intuition. Soothing energy. Traditionally associated to Witchcraft. Helps you to harness the subtle energies of the earth.

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Sea Witch’s Cavern Is Moving

Sea Witch’s Cavern is moving to Etsy over the next few months. The new shop is  easy to browse through and I am loving the clear, fresh, look of it.

There is a lot of work to be done transferring all my handmade jewellery and gifts over but it is a pleasure working on it again. It’s been a tough couple of years for various reasons with a couple of spells in hospital for surgeries, the last one in July having a bionic knee fitted. I wish it was bionic; it’s hard work getting my mobility back but worth it.

All the time I did spend working on the shop, over the last couple of years, seemed to be making admin updates for Google shopping stream and not doing what I want to be doing, which is making the jewellery and gifts. It all began to be too complicated and I got thoroughly disheartened with it. I did look into other outlets in addition to my own domain shop but it wasn’t till I checked out a marketing email from Etsy on the 14th October 2015 that I made the decision to move the shop completely.

Since I opened the new shop, earlier this month, I’ve been galvanised into action. One thing that is taking a while is editing photos where I have the original version. The recommended size for Etsy photos are 1000 pixels, my domain shop size is only 500 pixels. So all the originals need resizing to a 1000 pixels, which is great because they look so much better in a bigger size. Where I haven’t got the originals I will be taking new photos. So there is a lot of behind the scenes work to be done. The plan is have all my handmade products transferred to my Sea Witch’s Cavern Etsy Store by February 2016, when I will close my own domain shop down. The domain will then be transferred to this blog so customers who enter the URL into the address bar or from bookmarks will not end up with a not found page.

Mookaite Jasper Earrings
Mookaite Jasper Earrings

I have been listing new products as well as doing transfers. These Mookaite Jasper earrings never made it online for sale in the old shop. There will be lots more new items coming soon. I am waiting for my banner to be re-designed and hopefully that will be in place this week. For now I just have a not very inspiring temporary banner in place because the original one wouldn’t fit in the available space.

One of the advantages of the selling through Etsy is that there is a Facebook app so that my Etsy store can be pulled through to Sea Witch’s Cavern Facebook page. The app is now set up and working.

If you haven’t gathered already I am very excited by this new direction I am taking and hope to meet more of you on the journey.

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