Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome To My World

Welcome to the wonderful, marvelous  world of Wyvern Designs!  My name is Nancy and I am the owner, creator, and mastermind of  all that you shall see.

Okay now that that's over with, let me introduce myself.  As I said above, I'm Nancy and I can be found all over the web as Wyvern Designs. 

 Wyvern Designs on Art Fire where I sell my jewelry.

 Ancient Pagan Goddess Pendant

 Bohemian Beaded Batik Beach Bracelet

  Etsy  where I sell my hand made wool felted pincushions and sewing accessories.

Miniature Recycled Bottle Cap Pincushion

Miniature Strawberry Sewing Pins Set Of 5

  Meylah  where I am currently in the process of listing my knits and crochet items.

 Summer Leaf Scarf and/or Belt

 Skull Design Boot Toppers

 Goodsmiths  which contains my doggy related items, inspired by my Lab mis, Finn.

Finn's Favorite Patriotic Pull Toy

 Finn's my model for all my dog items.  He hates it but just barely tolerates having his picture taken.

I have been creating things for as long as I can remember.  When I was little, I would sit by my mother and sister while they sewed.  They would give me bits of cloth, lace and beads and button to play with.  I don't remember exactly what I made with these treasures but I do know that my artistic ability grew from those happy shared times with my family.

I've always drawn, painted, and sculpted.   My mom taught me to knit and crochet.  In the last few years, I've resumed knitting and crocheting, making fingerless gloves, scarves and belts.  I taught myself several new techniques in the knitting arena, such as knitting gloves and mittens on two circular needles, intarsia, and double knitting.  I even wrote some blog posts about my adventures in knitting, learning these new techniques.  They can be found here if your interesting in reading them: Adventure 1
Adventure 2  Adventure 3

Once upon a time, I was listing all my stuff on Art Fire.  As time went by, I didn't like the look of my shop.  It had become a chaotic mess, with my jewelry, knit, crochet, sewing supplies like wool felted pincushion, and items inspired by my Lab mix called Finn.  I decided to split everything up into separate shops.  As I was already signed up to sell at all the above places, I've been in the process of moving items around to my different shops.  I don't know if it's a good plan or not, yet, only time will tell.

I live in Central Massachusetts, about 45 miles from Boston.  I have a wonderful husband who supports me in all I do,  three grown children , one grandchild and, of course, my loving and enthusiastic dog, Finn.


  1. How lovely! I think it is a great idea to divide your items into specialized does keep the look consistent ... I need to do the same in my shops! Love love love your goddess pendant!

  2. Thaks Valerie. I do like the look of my shops, so much neater.

  3. Lovely blog post, and Finn? He is just REAAALLLY cute!!! Perhaps (if you don't already that is) give him a bacon treat or something after he poses for pictures. :)

    I think the idea of listing in different shops seems like it might work for you. After all, it is your business so you need to be happy with how it looks. I wouldn't have time at the moment to split up my shops like that, but I like the idea of it and hope it works great for you.

    Love the bracelet. Very colorful and stylish too!

  4. What a good idea. I too am unhappy with my "mess" on artfire. And have toyed with the idea of doing something like what you are doing. Maybe now, I will take the leap.....

    1. I think I'm glad I split up my shop. I was already signed up for the other places so it wasn't like I had to start from scratch.

  5. You have lots of artistic endeavors! The pin cushions are adorable! Organizing your shops around specific categories is a great idea that should help your overall business. Wishing you the best!

  6. Your work encompasses everything from whimsy to fashion to mystery ;) You have covered a lot of bases! Good idea to show where you are available on the internet at the same time you show your talent.

  7. Nice to learn about all of your online shops. It seems like a good idea to keep the shops centered around a theme or one craft. I wonder, though, about your "brand" using the same business name? This post is a great introduction.

  8. It's nice to know you a little bit more, Nancy. Boy, aren't you just one talented lady with many skills. It's a good idea to split them into a few different shops. How do you keep up with updating all of them? Do you have one shop that is a priority over the others?

    1. I would say my Art fire shop is my priority. I have the most listed there and if's the most active shop. I was masking the different type of items anyway, so now I just list them in the appropriate shop.

  9. All of your creations are wonderful, Nancy, and I agree, we do need to keep things separate at times. Enjoyed Finn!

  10. Have always enjoyed your work, Nancy, especially the fairly new Norse rune designs. I hope your endeavor pays off. Don't know how you find the time to deal with several shops! Seamus says to give Finn lots of belly rubs and doggie treats!

  11. I really like the design of your blog. It looks very airy and spacious.