Friday, 18 September 2009

Recycling Jewellery Classes with Rachel Helen Designs...

..want to learn how to make use of your sentimental, unloved or broken jewellery?

For £25.00 per person Rachel Helen will help you design and make your very own piece of unique vintage recycled jewellery..

The classes are to be held at Shed 2 Studios in Ilkeston, Derbyshire on the following dates:

Wednesday 14th October 6.30pm - 9pm
Sunday 18th October 4pm - 6.30pm
Monday 26th October 6.30pm - 9pm

Light refreshments will be provided along with all tools, equipment and a whole host of little treasures to delve into..
Each guest will be encouraged to dig into the bottom of their own jewellery boxes and bring along any broken, damaged or unwanted pieces of jewellery to be exchanged or revived..
Everyone will receive personal tutoring from Rachel Helen and be shown how to design and make your very own special piece of vintage recycled jewellery.

Places are limited to just 6 people per class.
To secure a place please contact Rachel
for a booking form and return by post or email with your £10 deposit.

Deposits can be paid by cheque to Rachel Helen Designs or by clicking the Buy Now button to submit through PayPal.
When paying by PayPal be sure to indicate your preferred date. 2nd and 3rd choices should be indicated in the booking form.

Preferred Date

Monday, 7 September 2009

Palladium the new Platinum?

Last month saw the long awaited release of the official Palladium hallmark for the UK.

As a great fan of this exciting new jewellery material I thought I would share some basic information to help you make informed choices when deciding if this is the material for your jewellery.

a.) Palladium is from the same group of metals as Platinum.
b.) It looks very similar to Platinum in colour.
c.) Palladium doesn't tarnish or need rhodium plating like white gold and silver.
d.) It wears in a similar way to Platinum. Surface marks can be easily cleaned by a professional jeweller. (We offer free polishing on all precious metal purchases)
e.) Palladium is of a similar weight to white gold which means it can be comfortable to wear even in larger pieces.

.. and the best bit?!

f.) the moment Palladium is cheaper than white gold and almost half the price of Platinum!!

So if you are looking for a fabulous good quality wedding or engagement ring on a budget palladium is the perfect option!

For more information and advice on palladium and to discuss commission options please feel free to get in touch

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Two New Sterling Silver Bangles Online

Check out the two new sterling silver bangles listed online today..
Click on the images for more details..

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

New Ever After Collection

The brand new Ever After Collection offers off the shelf wedding and engagement rings at competitive prices.

In the past we have just designed and made bespoke wedding and engagement rings now this new range offers simple off the shelf designs with high quality diamonds and precious gemstones.

When buying an engagement ring it is always a good idea to have a budget in mind. We will help you keep within your budget and get the best value for your money.

All prices are on application as it is dependent on size of stone, metal and size of ring. All Rachel Helen Jewellery is available in Platinum, Palladium, all Golds & Sterling Silver (unless otherwise stated)..

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your options...

The Nightshade Collection

Rachel Helen Designs recently launched two exciting new product ranges!

The Nightshade collection offers three gorgeous limited edition designs, you simply choose the colours.
The current range listed online is handmade in hypoallergenic stainless steel but we are currently looking into ways of offering the same designs in sterling silver..
One of the three designs is taken from the Rachel Helen Butterfly design..

The other two designs feature a three leaf pendant available in the colours of the four seasons and a fabulous wing hair slide inspired by art nouveau and butterflies..