Monday, September 3, 2012

Show Me Your Booths Flickr Group - ideas!

Worldfest henna 2012Hester Booth2012boothFairview22012boothFairview1Display Table Mystic Piecescups, saucers and napkins
table displayMy tentHoops and Loopstinsel trim companytinsel trading company 1tinsel trading company 2
Craft FairCraft FairCraft FairCraft FairCraft FairTravelling Art Fair, Purses
Liverpool Travelling Art Fair, table arrangementThe table in my boothHandbag, pouches, laptop & iPad SleevesBrooklyn Arts CenterPorter FleaPorter Flea
SHOW ME YOUR BOOTHS, a group on Flickr.
Are you getting ready for the fall craft season? Check out these great ideas for booth set-ups. Inspiring!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I heart my sis!

IMG_1603 by graphia
IMG_1603, a photo by graphia on Flickr.

Tonight I'm praying for nothing but a swift, uncomplicated and supernaturally smooth procedure for my sis tomorrow morning. Love you, Erika. xo

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fisherman's Bay playground

Looking forward to our vacation in a couple of weeks. We aren't going to Australia, where this photo was taken, but we'll be pretty close to Lake Michigan, which is good enough for me. can't wait to be at the beach!

Love the photo, Simone Walsh.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

fantastical book

altered book by alexcastroferreira
altered book, a photo by alexcastroferreira on Flickr.

created by the artist in a class with Nina Bagley (Nina's blog), who is one of the most wonderful mixed media jewelry and assemblage artists. thanks for sharing the photo, Alexandra.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Adding rivets to the repertoire

Dave is loving riveting! Made a couple of pieces today (here's one of them) and put them up in the etsy shop right away. Have been away for work since Monday, so it was so fun to get back in the jewelry groove with my dear husband - togetherness in our basement studio!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pretty, empty nest

Untitled by Angie Tanksley
Untitled, a photo by Angie Tanksley on Flickr.

Out of town this week and not able to blog much. Here's a peek at a pretty shot. Amazing how birds can be such effective architects. Check out Angie Tanksley's Flickr photostream when you get a chance for more great outdoor shots.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

if this doesn't inspire you ...

... take your pulse! :) Such imaginative use of resin to make some of the charms. From the ICE resin Flickr pool. Click through on photo caption to explore more inspiring resin creations.

Monday, March 12, 2012

check out tracy owens chasteen's collection

Three like Dixie by polishedtwo
Three like Dixie, a photo by polishedtwo on Flickr.

aren't these necklaces beautiful? i own a couple of tracy's pottery shard necklaces and i can vouch for their heft, their careful composition, and their "look-at-me" attitude. Check out the necklace section of tracy's etsy shop - you will be dazzled. And then look at the rest of what she has to offer - hairpins, earrings - and only in the brightest hues. love it!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Northern lights (God's majesty) as seen in Iceland

Northern lights Iceland by olgeir
Northern lights Iceland, a photo by olgeir on Flickr.

What a photo. God's majesty captured in this image. "Holy is the Lord, God almighty! The earth is filled with His glory." I hope you have experienced God's glory today. Listen to Chris Tomlin sing of it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Little KiSSes Of Color Journal

love this sewn journal. it's fantastic how you can use your sewing machine like an artist's pen. i've yet to try this. maybe someday ... until then, i'm full of appreciation Susie LaFond. Check our her flickr photostream by clicking on the photo caption.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

nuisance or thing of beauty?

Portrait of a dandelion. by sushipot
Portrait of a dandelion., a photo by sushipot on Flickr.

Busy evening, so just have time for a quick share today of this precious photo by Suzanna Scott. (Of course, I vote "thing of beauty.")

In addition to taking truly collectible photos, Suzanna's also a fabulously accomplished mixed media artist. Check out her work at her etsy shop, sushipot.

Monday, March 5, 2012

congratulations to Anne Marie!

giveaway winner graphic by KimWJenkins
giveaway winner graphic, a photo by KimWJenkins on Flickr.

I am pleased to announce the winner of the stamped necklace giveaway ... it's Anne Marie Miruzzi! Anne Marie, I will contact you directly about claiming your prize.

Thanks to everyone who Liked and Shared and Commented. When Helium Studio and Post hits 150 "Like"s, we'll host another giveaway, so stay tuned!

The necklace is available (Made to Order) in our etsy shop, here.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

first giveaway! share and get in on it

giveaway necklace by KimWJenkins
giveaway necklace, a photo by KimWJenkins on Flickr.

Well, we hit 100 "likes" to Helium Studio and Post's Facebook page and we promised a giveaway. So here it is! For each of the following that you do, you get one entry into the giveaway, which is for the "blessed" pendant you see here. it's a 5/8" sterling silver disc charm that's hand stamped, with a hammered-into-shape and distressed (a bit) heart charm - made specially for this giveaway! On a petite silver plate ball chain which can be up to 24".

We will select a winner by using a random number generator. Here's how to get in on it - do any or all of the following:

1. "Like" this post from your Wall.
2. "Like" Helium Studio and Post's Facebook page
3. "Share" this post on Facebook
4. Leave a comment on this post on Helium Days, my blog.

You must enter by Sunday, March 4 at 9 p.m. EST. I'll announce the winner by 9 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Thanks for participating!

Friday, March 2, 2012

little biker

Me and my bike by ellaszlo
Me and my bike, a photo by ellaszlo on Flickr.

among my sister Erika's many talents, she is able to catch so many special moments with her camera. I love this pic of my niece Sophie, all dressed for ballet and insisting on riding her bike, proving that we girls *can* do it all!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

sometimes i think this way - is that so wrong?

Wasted Life by bockel24
Wasted Life, a photo by bockel24 on Flickr.

i. hate. housecleaning. period. but i guess no one really likes it, right? like my once-a-year mani-pedi, i may just have to indulge myself with a bathroom+kitchen cleaning spree ... done by someone else! hey, if cleaning my kitchen is their livelihood, so be it! i shouldn't be ashamed that i'm not doing it myself, right?

well, now that i've pouted ... isn't this a great collage (digital, i think) by bockel24? check out marion's flickr photostream to see more of her inspiring work!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a beautiful figure

T O D  A Y by Christina Romeo
T O D A Y, a photo by Christina Romeo on Flickr.

spotted this fantastic piece today. what is she expressing? i'm picking up grief, loss, peace long-sought-after ... maybe you have a different reaction. explore more of christina romeo's work on her flickr photostream.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

sweet stitching

stitchedgirlwallhanging by timssally
stitchedgirlwallhanging, a photo by timssally on Flickr.

sharing this precious piece today! Mindy Lacefield thoughtfully combines original art with tattered, feminine textiles. check out her etsy shop full of prints, original art and more.

Monday, February 27, 2012

typewriter love ... clickety clack clack

I am a Writer by michele_maule
I am a Writer, a photo by michele_maule on Flickr.

Remember the typewriter? What a sound it made! It might have even qualified as exercise, with the strength and agility required to navigate the keys and return the carriage at the end of the row - ding, whoop!

Ah, so long ago ...

Love Michele Maule's collage tribute to that weighty appliance. Check out her etsy shop!

Friday, February 24, 2012

today's mixed media jewelry love

Affection by landscape jewel
Affection, a photo by landscape jewel on Flickr.

just a quick post. sharing this wonderful piece that I discovered while browsing the ICE resin group on flickr. beautiful wrapping, handmade headpins ... fantastic.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

a fellow resin artist - hearting these hearts!

day 24 by Lisa Patencio
day 24, a photo by Lisa Patencio on Flickr.

Lisa Patencio commented on one of my Instant Ancestors necklaces (sweet!) and, naturally, I had to explore her flickr Photostream. Such inspiration! And she's a sister in resin, too ... these heart pendants feature prints of her paintings. Love 'em.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A batch completed, now off to mix marketplace in ypsilanti

A batch completed by KimWJenkins
A batch completed, a photo by KimWJenkins on Flickr.
what a blast i'm having with these necklaces! i have plenty more vintage photos and illustrations that need homes. now to make some bezels ourselves ... that will be even more gratifying (though i think i may order a few more of these from objects and elements. By the way, the glassy finish is accomplished with with ICE Resin from Susan Lenart Kazmer.

now, for some inspiration. It's been a few years since we've been there, but dave and i are off to MIX and MIX Marketplace's tuesday market. the tuesdays and saturday pop-up markets feature different produce vendors, home goods and artisans at each market. dave and I can't wait to shop!

Monday, February 20, 2012

i declare this a creativity day! and photo tips

took today and tomorrow off this week to work on new jewelry. unless i have blocks of time, progress seems slow. those of you with full-time jobs and family know what i'm talking about! it's worth burning a couple of vacation days to get down with new materials and techniques. just finished taking some new photos so i can to get these new lovelies into our etsy shop soon.

TIPS: i am far from a pro photog, and we have a modest digital camera (fuji finepix s2000hd), and i live in michigan, so natural light can be unpredictable. solution: light box! mine is small (I graduated from a homemade one made with a corrugated box and tissue paper - here's a great tutorial), but it's perfect for jewelry and other small objects. i picked it up from this amazon shop.

*and* do you like the jewelry stand? i used multiple 40% off coupons for joann's and got them for just a few bucks apiece. covered them with vintage papers, using diluted modpodge. they dried overnight. here they are online.

watch our shop for these listings. probably later tonight. now to get back to creating!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

so excited to share first pendant on sari silk

after some trial and error, i am excited to share my first necklace using sari silk. i love the tattered look with the vintage illustration. more pics to come as i string up my other charms. took the next couple of days as vacation days to get back into my jewelry. can't wait to just work, work, work ... but not at capital-W Work. and dave's making some new copper links. wahoo!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sari silks came in today!

Sari silks came in today! by KimWJenkins
Sari silks came in today!, a photo by KimWJenkins on Flickr.

I can't wait to finish off my instant ancestors pendants with these alternatives to chains. ::mind is working:: Thanks to designtalentedone for making them available.