Monday, 10 November 2008

Simons Cat.. part 3!!

The eagerly anticipated third episode of Simon's Cat.. and I missed its release! Just discovered the link after a much loved reminder of the other two.. enjoy!!

Monday, 3 November 2008

New Website Launch!!

The brand new Rachel Helen Designs website is live!

Its been a long time coming but it was worth the wait..

With simplified online shopping and brand new product images the site is designed to make Christmas shopping easier.

With two distinct ranges to choose from delve into the gothic creations of The Juniper Tree range or take a trip through the fairytale dreamland of the bespoke and bridal collections.

Check it out here!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The Juniper Tree...

Introducing the new vintage range from Rachel Helen Designs!

"The Juniper Tree"

Recycled vintage jewellery. Each piece follows the Rachel Helen ethos of hand finished individual designs all made in Derbyshire.

Influenced by the dark side of fairy tales this exciting new range recycles forgotten treasures and turns them into something special and new!

Rachel Helen Designs will be exhibiting at this years Wirksworth festival on the 6th & 7th September 2008.

Check out the full range now at

Saturday, 17 May 2008


After a weeks holiday this morning has been spent re-uniting myself with the internet.

Check out this fantasic graffiti animation by Blu.. this is his blog.

It takes a while to load but worth the wait..

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Fairy Tales & Magic..

Tonight I happened across a wonderful page filled with fairy tale magic.. Link
A strange coinsidence - since the new range of Rachel Helen jewellery has been spilling out all over my sketch book in a frenzied magical creative splurge for a few days!!

The new limited edition range 'Once upon a midnight hour' (working title) - follows the influence of the darker side of fairy tales, taking refrence from tales of all variety and meaning..

For a sneaky glimpse of the work in progress, take this drawing and turn it into silver and stone...

Friday, 18 April 2008

Pan's Labyrinth...

I missed this first time round. Desparately wanted to see it at the cinema but never had chance!
Totally forgot about all the hype, then happened across it on freeview earlier this week!..
WOW!! How did I manage to miss this??!! Absolutely fantastic film.. so dark and erie just like real Fairy Tales where intended! If the Brothers Grimm made films I'm sure they would look like this..

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Bikes & bums..

I happened across this page today.. Link

ahh so many memories of lovely Amsterdam.. I just love the way they decorate.. everything!!
Such a lovely site.. you can't beat the way these old fashioned bikes look so cool.. none of this mountain bike 50 gears, super suspension rubbish! Real hardcore bum hurting leg aching reality! Give me one of these over super suspension any day!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Simons Cat..

Genius Animation that should brighten any day!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Shop full of Joy..

This used to be one of my favorite shops in Nottingham - such a shame its no longer there.. but Yey for internet shopping! All the georgous fabness is still available online!
.. Just a pitty you can't twiddle and mooch through the internet!

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Haven't seen this for years! made me laugh then.. still does now!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Buns & Sparkle...

There just never seems to be enough hours in the day do squeeze in all the stuff I want to do!!
I haven't stopped for over a week now.. Can't wait for this lovely long bun filled weekend to be upon us!..

Rachel Helen Designs is currently developing a new limited edition range of sparkly jewels. I am in the process of research and development and need the help of all the lovely people out there..
The Rachel Helen survey is now live and needs as many responces as possible!.. It literally takes less than 2 minutes to complete - very easy questions and the chance to win your very own piece of Rachel Helen Jewellery..
Please click here to take the survey now!
If you would prefer to take the survey annonomusly just leave the contact fields blank - this means you wont be entered into the competition..
Competition Rules
1. Only one entry per person, 2. All entries must be received by Friday 11th April 08, 3. The winner will be notified by the 18th April 08, 4. Competition winner will be announced in the May newsletter .

Thank you!!
Please feel free to pass the link on..

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Cat Came Back..

This is my all time fav animation! Thank God for You Tube! I've been waiting for this to appear online for years!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Prince Rupert's Drop

wow! cool...

Rachel Helen Bridal Shoot..

This is a few samples of some of my favorite pics from the recent Rachel Helen Designs bridal shoot.. A fab day was had all round and I think the photos speak for themselves!! Thanks again to everyone involved!
All Photographs Copyright Sarah Gawler.

Models - Amy & Caroline
Make Up - Ewelina Chudzinska
Dresses - Charlotte Balbier
Flowers - Tineke
Venue - The London Golf Club

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Even more randomness...

This next pic is another I spotted on my afternoon walk to the pub... it kinda follows on from the lonely hat we saw the day before... I feel a theme coming on here...

No parking??

I spotted this yesterday in the middle of nowhere.. surrounded by fields and trees... cracked me up.. especially after a couple of pints... had to take the pic with my phone camera though so its kinda blurry (nothing to do with the pints.. honest)! .. gotta steal that dinky little camera back of my fella soon!

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Trembled Blossoms - Prada

I absolutely love this video - I descovered it a few weeks ago and have watched it a least a dosen times since!!

Lonely Hat..

I sppotted this yesterday while out in the blustery windy fields.. took the piccie on my mobile its not the best photo - but I like the randomness...

Friday, 7 March 2008

Inspiration - A new direction?

After almost a year since last logging onto my blog I think it is now time to pick up the pieces and try again..

Tonight I attended my first CIN event in Derby, the guest speaker, Russell Davies, a renowned blogger and advertising genius has sent me away full of creativity and motivation to make something new from this sad effort of a blog and try to turn it into an online scrap book for myself and other struggling creatives with a love of beautiful sparkly things..!!

To get the ball rolling I'm adding a link to the wonderful world of Momiji. I've been a fan of this wonderfully quirky brand for a while and tonight I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely member of the Momiji team..

Enjoy x