Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
1 .Visit http://www.helixelemental.etsy.com/ and/or http://www.christinacolwell.etsy.com./ Come back here and leave comment listing the item that you would like to see in the next giveaway. Please provide the name and item # of the item you'd like to see in the next giveaway. You may select as many items as you like but please list each item on a separate comment . Each comment = one entry.
2.Blog, Twitter, Facebook this giveaway and leave comment for each action with link. Comment = one entry.
3.Follow blog and leave comment. Comment = one entry
4. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere.
Have fun and good luck!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
|Pure Dichroic Jewelry|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Christina and I are both in love with creating beautiful objects,and while we often share in idea's and insiprations we have usually worked in seperate mediums. We do have some stunning mosaic mirrors and tables we made together (most of which adorn our home) but when it comes to painting or drawing I'm sorrowfully inadequate. Christina does not particulaly love making jewelry either. Recently I've looked over some of her whimsical sketch pad doodles and we realized we could make jewelry from some of these cute characters she draws. It started with an owl, then a worm and then a pony. I take the drawing an scan it into Photoshop. Then I work out how I can layer the piece so it has all or most of the characters features but yet isn't too thick (or big) to wear as a pendant or earrings. I then print out a template as a guide line to cut around. I glue this template to the glass and coat with rubber cement. The rubber cement helps to waterproof the glass so the template doesn't dissolve in the continuous water which cools the glass saw I use to cut out the glass. After the pieces are cut I assemble them with one or both of two kinds of glue. If I'm gluing two layers of glass together that must have exact matching edges I use super glue and then grind or saw around the perimeter so the edges are flush. There is only one brand of super glue (that I'm aware of) that will not leave an ugly residue when it burns off in the kiln, and that is Duro Super Glue (not the gel). Other pieces are held in place with any of the more common pink glass glues (such as Bullseye Glasstac). Then I simply fire the assembled piece at a low fire (tack fuse) which fuses the glass together yet retains the shape.
Christina has several sketches that I've yet to make into jewelry but I have plans to do so in the near future. So far our most popular creation has been the owl pendant and earrings.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
How to Select the Best Wedding Band for your Marriage
Marriages are made in heaven and to make this day unforgettable in every person’s life, certain traditions have been followed since ancient times. One of such customs is wearing a wedding band. The shine and glitter of the wedding bands remains the same even after the fun and gaiety of the marriage fades away, reminding you of the wedding vows of eternal love.
As wedding bands are very special to you, similar to wedding rings, you could well choose from the best in the market. Many leading stores offer you a wide range of wedding bands to pick from; for example, if you want your jewels to be sparkling and showy, opt for a golden wedding band with a rosy-pink or yellow-gold shade. You can also opt a platinum band if you want to gift an exotic wedding gift to your partner.
Check if your partner loves stone-studded jewelry. Then, choose a band with bright and unique diamond stones. Eternity wedding bands are a perfect complement to your engagement or wedding ring.
To add more uniqueness to your wedding band, you can choose a common element for wedding bands. The designs may not match but you can choose the same metal for bands for both of you.
Once you have decided about the metal that the band should be made of, you just need to go to a popular and trustworthy jeweler. He would provide you with catalogs of awesome collections of wedding bands, such as Celtic or Trinity wedding bands, uniquely carved and designed to rightly make your wedding unforgettable and the most cherished memory of your lifetime.
This article was written by Elaine, who writes various articles on Fashion and Jewelry. This article is about appealing wedding bands. She would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We didn't get nearly as many entries as in past drawings, but we are not be discouraged and will continue to do more giveaways in the near future.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway!
Also, we've decided to EXTEND THE BOGO SALE. We don't know yet for how long, but I'll announce a two day countdown on my Etsy stores shop announcement before I do. We are gearing up for craft fair season and making room for new designs while making our jewelry available at wholesale prices to everyone without a wholesale minimum.
Thanks again to all who participated in this giveaway! Now I guess I should let Shelley know that she won!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Helix Elemental Studio is having another giveaway, and a buy one get one sale in our Etsy shop which will continue for at least a week (possibly longer). Thanks to all of those who have participated in past giveaways making them a great success. Here is another shot at some colorful dangles. These bold contrasts seem to have a glow of their own when dichroic glass is added. These striking dangles start with opaque turquoise blue and tangerine glass. When pink/teal is layered over orange glass you get an amazing color
that can best be described as hot orange/pink. They are embellished with a white floral cluster with leafy vines climbing upward. These dangles were designed and crafted by Russ Colwell of Helix Elemental Studio. (2" X 3/8". 5CM X 1CM.
Surgical steel ear wires . )
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1.Follow my blog and comment here. This equals one entry.
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Good luck to all, have fun and win!