Sunday, 25 March 2007

Inspirational Pictures

Check out some of my favorite pictures taken by my favorite photographer!!

Check back soon for more!

Saturday, 24 March 2007

New Old Tools!!!

Wow!! What a day!..
It's all go at Rachel Helen Designs lately! Not even time to update my blog!

Today I got up at 5am and traveled from Derby to Seaton in Devon and back again! All in the aid of new old tools!!! It only took about 11hrs!

Its all very exciting.. but exhausting!! Last week I happened across an ad from a retiring jeweller who is selling all his old equipment for an absolute bargain.. the only catch, he lives in Devon and he wants rid of the whole lot, including a 350kg safe that took four people, lots of head scratching and heave hoeing to get anywhere near the van!!
After about an hour and a half we finally managed to get it all in and I now have my own fully equipt workshop with almost all the tools necessary to do almost any job! It is fantastic.. I can hardly contain my excitement.. Unfortunately no one in my house fully understands what all these things are about, so they all think I'm mad!! What kind of girl gets excited by tools ey?!!..

So other BIG news for Rachel Helen Designs is making contact with wedding dress designer Charlotte Balbier!! After making contact with her and introducing my new wedding jewellery, she invited me to supply samples of my work to be used in the next dress shoot they do in June! I will be going to her studios to see her new range first hand and from there I will design and make some pieces to match.. I can't wait!!
Her work is so beautiful and inspirational.. Check out the website..
This is just one of my favorites!!

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Sneaky Peak!

Check out one of the pieces from my new range.. More pictures will be posted soon..

Wednesday, 7 March 2007


Welcome to my brand new shiney blog..!

I will be filling these pages with lots of pretty sparkly things of my own as well as other inspirational pieces, cool pictures and exciting things that I think should be shared with the world!

Please feel free to leave comments and get in touch if you want to know anything about what I do or if you have interesting things to share! I always like to hear from people with common interests.

To get things started check out some of my latest work commissioned by a friend for her extra special wedding day!

These are fully hallmarked sterling silver pieces made with Swarovski pearls and crystals. Both the necklace and the tiara where designed specifically to match the dress colour and to fit perfectly.

I'll be adding more like this as the days go on so please check back!