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!