Show Season 2023: Thanks to All Our Friends!

Last few weeks have been very busy, but now we have finished Alchemy Stones' 2023 events schedule, and it's time for some well-deserved rest, and time with family!

This year, Alchemy Stones traveled to Port Gamble, Washington as vendors at the Port Gamble Ghost Conference for the first time. It was a lovely event, and it is fun and rewarding to meet an audience that is different from whom we usually see at Arts & Crafts fairs. 

Our booth at the Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair
Without a doubt, we will be looking into doing more "niche events" in the months and years ahead!

Of course, our "Big" show of the year was the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair in December! This 36-year old event always draws large crowds, and we really like it because the quality of the merchants is kept very high. 

Since it is local to our area, it is also a great way for us to stay in touch with our local customers, many of whom became friends while we had our gallery in downtown Port Townsend, back before all the COVID chaos. 

As always, we did extremely well with small "pick up gifts," selling out of several items. I think a lot of people who visit our web sites and online shops aren't always aware that you can get a hand painted Alchemy Stone for for under $10!

We got to catch up with a number of old friends, which was lovely... several of whom we had not seen since the 2019 show season. It's good to renew old friendships.

Our booth at Chimacum
All in all, it's just really nice to feel like people are feeling safe to be "out and about" again!

Quite gratifying is also the fact that we're starting to see a few Alchemy Stone "collectors" who have been following my work through the years and how have whole "displays" in their homes! That's far beyond anything I had ever hoped for... and I have much gratitude!

We're going to take a well-deserved rest now, but look forward to another year. I'm already thinking up new ideas and design styles.

I will be posting a schedule of 2024 events we'll be attending sometime in the spring... or when we get some sort of sense of when we'll be where! In general, though, we recommend visiting the Etsy shop as it is always "in stock!"

In the meantime, we'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season!


Showtime: First Time at the Port Gamble Ghost Conference!

This year, we expanded our horizons a bit by including more "niche" events in our show schedule.

Alchemy Stones tend to appeal to a very wide audience, and we have long had a strong "fan base" within UFO-Paranormal-Metaphysics circles. 

So, for the second weekend in November, we returned to historic Port Gamble, Washington for the 2023 Port Gamble Ghost Conference. Although we have previously been at a Steampunk event in Port Gamble — a decade ago — this was our first time to be part of this particular event.

The event — well, the part where the vendors were — took place in the history Port Gamble Theater. 

One of the things we really enjoyed was that the vendor tables were in the same auditorium as the presentations, so we got to participate, while also showing off the stones to a new audience.

We had a really enjoyable time, and the weather also cooperated reasonably well!

I'm adding a couple of photos of our table from inside the main theater, but they are a bit dark and grainy. It is, however, a very cool old building... as is all of the town of Port Gamble.

Pete Orbea and crew put on an excellent event, and it was quite well attended. As I said before, we have a fairly large "fan base" in the world of the paranormal, and this was no exception. We got to see quite a few familiar faces, and we made some new friends, as well!

This was a fun event, and we definitely hope to be back next year. We might even have two vendor spaces, as Sarah is hoping to give a presentation, and she will have her Spiritus Mundi Oracle Deck ready to sell by then.



Alchemy Stones 2023 Holiday Show Schedule!

Here's our current schedule of 2023 Holiday Fairs and Festivals we will be attending with Alchemy Stones (and sometimes Faery Howses), and we hope you'll come by and visit us in person!

Port Gamble, Washington

December 1st-2nd: Festival of Lights
Unity Spiritual Center, Port Townsend, Washington

December 9th-10th: Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair
Chimacum High School, Chimacum, Washington

December 17th: Last Minute Holiday Fair
Palindrome, Port Townsend, Washington

We'd love to see you in person, and Alchemy Stones are definitely best seen in physical space where you can actually pick them up and have a closer look. We will have lots of new designs for you, for Holiday giftgiving!

Otherwise, Alchemy Stones are always available through our Etsy shop — open 24/7! — just click the link below, or scan the QR code with your phone!

Alchemy Stones Etsy Shop

Other online stores:

Alchemy Stones on eBay

Alchemy Stones on Amazon

Alchemy Stones on Facebook Marketplace

We look forward to seeing you, this holiday season!


New Category of "Petite" Alchemy Stones now on Etsy!

When we take Alchemy Stones to events and shows, the most popular thing on offer are usually our "petite" stones.

Not surprising, as they are still entirely hand made, but they are also a "quick and easy gift" between $6.00 and $10.00.

So far, I have not had any of the petite stones in the online shops, primarily because I don't keep a detailed inventory of them and when shopping online, we usually want "the one in the picture."

Given the time needed for individual photography, photo processing and listing a single item for sale, I have not previously explored this particular avenue.

However, I also know that "times are tough" for many folks and these are our most popular stones... so I have now created a new "Category" in the Etsy shop where you can find individually painted "Petite" Alchemy Stones, priced at just $9.00 each... and it's just in time for Mother's Day!

These are only available online, and are actually a little more complex than the stones we offer at outside events!

Meanwhile, I also have plans to find a way to create something similar for small Chakra Stones, which are also very popular at shows.

Stay tuned!


10th Anniversary and Valentine's Day Special Offer!

As mentioned a few weeks ago, January 2023 marked the 10th anniversary of Alchemy Stones “formally” becoming a thing. Yes, I have been painting mandalas on stones for longer than that, but prior to 2013, it was just "an occasional hobby."

As a special Thank You to the many who have supported, encouraged and otherwise been part of the Alchemy Stones journey, we’ve created an Anniversary/Valentine’s Day offer: 

Visit the Etsy Alchemy Stones shop and use the coupon code “23IN23” when checking out and get 23% off your purchase! And if you spend $35 or more, you also get FREE SHIPPING (USA only)!

The Etsy store is freshly loaded with many previously unseen stones I painted during the “Pandemic Period” during which we didn’t go to shows, including heart stones, pendants, sets and much much more… with new items being added daily!

But don’t wait too long! Everything IS one-of-a-kind, and the offer expires at midnight on Valentine’s Day, February 14th!


Happy New Year 2023!

Well, the calendar page has flippped over to a new year again — and now we write 2023!

Happy New Year to everyone who has been part of the journey, and who has supported Alchemy Stones over the years!

2022 was a year of "rebuilding" for us, primarily in the form of our return to doing outside face-to-face shows and festivals. Due to the pandemic, we did not attend any in-person events between December 2019 and July 2022.

It was really nice to feel that it was "Safe to come out and play again!"

It was also lovely to see some old familiar faces, as well as to make new friends! Hopefully 2023 will allow us to continue taking Alchemy Stones to shows so we can meet you all in person

Naturally, we still rely substantially on the Alchemy Stones online shops, in particular on eBay, Etsy and Amazon Handmade. Yes, you can buy Alchemy Stones on Amazon!

Wishing everyone a beautiful and prosperous 2023!