Purple was one of the first colors used in prehistoric times, as early as 16,000 and 25,000 BCE. As early as the 15th century BCE citizens of ancient Phoenicia were producing a purple dye from a gland of the sea snail called the spiny dye-murex. . Since the process to produce this color was long and laborious and as a consequence expensive, purple became the color of kings and those wealthy enough to afford it.
It wasn't until 1856, when a British chemistry student, William Henry Perkins produced the first synthetic aniline dye while trying to synthesize quinine. His dye was called mauveine after the mallow flower, which was later shortened to mauve.
Soon Perkins built a factory and started producing the dye by the ton. As a consequence, purple was no longer exclusive to the wealthy/
Maybe I was a royal in a past life and so came to my love of purple naturally. I don't know but I do love purple. I've found some wonderful purple items to demonstrate just how beautiful this color is.
This bracelet by Valerie's Stuff evokes the feeling of s sunset with its purple and yellow swirls.
Abstract Modern Purple Polymer Clay Bracelet by Valerie's Stuff
Modern Abstract Polymer Clay Pendant by Valerie's Stuff
Purple Roses and Turquoise Sugar Skull Polymer Clay Necklace by Valeries Stuff
I don't usually wear rings unless I'm going out somewhere but this ring holder would look perfect by anyone's sink.
Peanut Butter aand Jelly Custom Figurine/Cake Topper by Pottery Heaven
Winged Purple and Green Dragon by Fantasy Clay Store
Polymer Clay Dragon's Eye Pendant Fantasy Clay Store
Polymer Clay Steampunk Shimmery Bug Brooch Fantasy Clay Store
Dainty Wash Cloths Set of 4 by TL Yarn Crafts