Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Magic of Dichroic Glass

I've had a fascination lately with the chameleon color and ever-changing sparkle of dichroic glass -- so much so that I've created a series of "Cosmic Glitter" pendants and rings to celebrate the magic!

All backed in sterling silver and set in fine silver bezels...  All numbered and signed by the artist (me!) on the back side...

Sold!Sold!Dichroic glass is created by fusing small bits of colored glass and metallic oxides to a clear or black base of glass inside a kiln. The applications range from cabochons, to beads, to large pieces of glass art.

Everyone should have a little piece of this sparkly magic for their very own to wear!  Each piece is versatile and often picks up the colors in your wardrobe for a splash of neon color and a very coordinated look.  And all of them look spectacular with black! 

Maybe a gift for someone special, or a treat for yourself?  Enjoy!

~Dana @ Coil and Flame

Monday, June 25, 2012

Walking Stick Earring...GIVEAWAY!

Another giveaway...this time, a short pair of my walking stick earrings from Coil and Flame on Etsy!  Hand forged and silk-textured - all in sterling silver, they measure 1-1/2 inches from the top bend of the earwire.  The earwires are hand formed in standard 20 gauge wire.  My customers who have purchased these just rave about how they are now their favorite, everyday pair of earrings! 

Contest runs through Monday, July 2nd, and is open to U.S. and Candian participants.  Just enter through Rafflecopter below.  Visit daily to better your chances of winning via a random, automated drawing.
Value:  $32.00

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coil and Flame Jewelry Featured in Etsy Treasury!

Lexi from TheLostNova on Etsy was kind enough to feature my aquamarine necklace in her Etsy Treasury, "No Rhyme or Reason."  Please drop in and have a look at the other great items featured in this treasury by following the link.

~Dana @ Coil and Flame

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

And the Winner is.............

Thanks for all of the great participation in my soap giveaway!  I gained a lot of information about soap "favorites" too.  Vanilla and lavender were definitely at the top of the list.

Drumroll......and the winner is:  Hannah W.

I will be emailing Hannah shortly so she can choose and claim her soap.

Thanks again!  Watch for another giveaway, coming soon.

Dana @ Soap Sense

Monday, June 11, 2012


It's as simple as pie - or, soap!  Just use Rafflecopter below to enter to win.  Winner receives their choice of either one (1) bar of Antique Rose -OR- Bluebonnet soap from my Etsy shop, Soap Sense.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Soap Dishes 101

For anyone out there who is a handcrafted soap junkie, this soap dish might be just for you!  Handcrafted from upcycled mesquite wood, it has generously spaced slats for the ultimate care of your handcrafted soap bar.

Handcrafted, cold-processed soap needs just a little bit of extra care to get the most mileage out of a bar.  It needs to air dry between showers or baths to avoid the "sticky goo" syndrome that just wastes soap down the drain.  A washcloth, loofah, or scrubbie will also allow your soap to generate the most lather and bubbles without being wasteful.

Give your handmade soaps some TLC, and each bar will be around a long time!  This soap dish will be listed on Etsy shortly...just follow the shop link below to get the details.

-Dana @ Soap Sense

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Can't Wait to Design!

Crazy Lace Designer Cabochon (CRLAC037)

Rare Charoite Cabochon (AGT0422)
Crazy Lace Designer Cabochon (AGT0412)

I received some gorgeous stone cabochons in the mail the other day from Ron Miller's Etsy shop, rondmil50.  The cut and polish are exquisite -- I was in awe and so very pleased when I opened my package!  Of course, the fun part is getting to create a design around these.  I'm thinking about a large cocktail ring for the teardrop shaped, Crazy Lace Agate.  I think the others will be pendants, probably with solid colored gemstone accent stones...onyx for the Charoite oval, and citrine for the gray/golden Crazy Lace Agate?  We'll see!

O.K., back to the studio!

Coil and Flame
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Soap Sense