BellaBejeweled's Twilight Inspired Jewelry Giveaway!

rainbow moonstone cabochon 12mm
For all of you "Twilight" fans this giveaway is going to be a real treat. Bella Bejeweled, another great Etsy shop is offering a generous giveaway of a $25.00 gift certificate usable towards any item in the shop. Bella Bejeweled is owned by Sarah, where lately her focus has been creating jewelry inspired by the movie "Twilight".

Bella Ring is shown above. Bella wears this sterling silver and rainbow moonstone ring throughout the entire Twilight movie, and she'll be wearing it in New Moon as well! When Sarah saw Bella's mom slip this ring on her finger in the opening scenes of Twilight, she instantly knew that she had to make her very own version. The results of this one piece have been astounding. Not only is the quality of the rainbow moonstone ring gorgeous, it simply is a piece of wearable art. Sarah has been sharing this ring amongst many twilight fans for several months now, and they love it! You can check out an image of Bella here .

twilight rosalie ringThis gorgeous, vintage ring above was inspired by the ring Rosalie wears on the first day of school in the Twilight movie. Rosalie is such an interesting character - intense, beautiful. She's not someone to mess with, and neither is this ring! It makes a statement with a deep emerald-green vintage jewel that reflects like crazy with intense color.

melanite garnet cabochonYou can be a garnet girl just like Bella with this gorgeous hand crafted ring. A split band ring design similar to Bella's moonstone ring is the home of a large, faceted, insanely sparkly melanite garnet. One of the things that is so cool about this stone for Twilight is the way it combines Bella's gemstone preferences. This unique variety of garnet is jet black, like the onyx that Bella loved after getting lost in Edward's eyes.

Sarah from Bella Bejeweled has kindly invited you to visit her shop in honor of Twilight! She is offering a generous giveaway of a $25 gift certificate usable in her shop Bella Bejeweled to one lucky contestant. She is also having her own promotions that are worth checking out for all of you Twilight fans out there as well! See her shop announcements for more detail.

Here is what you have to do to enter this contest:

You do not have to be a blogger to enter.

It is open to World Wide Entries!

PLEASE NOTE: Each entry must be posted separately to count.

1. For one entry please go to Sarah's Etsy store, Bella Bejeweled and check it out. Come back here to my blog and post a comment on your favorite thing from the shop. Also, please be sure to leave your email address so I can notify you if you are a winner.

2. For a 2nd entry join my mailing list. Only 4 to 5 newsletters a year will be emailed with seasonal discounts and freebies! (You can post this entry if you have already joined my mailing list!)

3. For a 3rd entry if you would like..follow my blog, or link back to my blog, or blog about this great giveaway! ( You can post this entry if you already follow my blog or link to it. Please post the url link if you blog about this giveaway.)

4. For a 4th entry ..follow me on Facebook. I am on Facebook. Okay it needs some help..but getting some more followers there will allow me to have my blog on there too, and inspire me to keep that going.

ONE MORE THING! Sarah asked me to give any person who buys an item from her store DOUBLE entry credits for this giveaway. Just mention to her that you learned about her shop through Helenes Dreams blog. Please don't forget to post that entry here too!

This Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 12:00 Midnight PST. A winner will be chosen randomly using We will disclose the winner on, Thursday July 2nd, 2009 here on this blog post. Good Luck, have fun and ...Thank you for participating!

This Giveaway Has Ended!

The lucky winner chosen by Random.Org is entry # 149 which goes to Christine!

Congratulations Christine!

I want to thank all of you wonderful blog readers who took a moment to enter! Please stay tune for more giveaways to come!

Blue Flash

labradorite gemstone briolettesI just love labradorite! It is a very mystique and unique gemstone. It is temperamental and from within it will show you it's real mood when the light is just right. Absolutely gorgeous!

Just check out these beads I bought the other day. I could not stop looking at them and I became trapped and then ..waalaa..I have some beautiful beads that I just can't resist.

labradorite gemstone briolette earringsAnd then I am off to see the wizard! I had to make something that I could wear with these beads. I could not resist. I will be having these on sale in my shop at Helenes Dreams for only $25.00! Yes, with my very own hand forged oxidized sterling silver wires too! These are just beautiful, earthy and add a bit of flare to the hair.

Summer is Coming to Oregon!

Finally! Flowers are starting to bloom. The weather is consistently warming up and I feel so happy to see the sun! Our winters can be so long and enduring that I often wonder what I am doing here! But when summer comes, I know why.

Last week we drove up to the Umpqua River where the salmon are starting the climb back up the river to spawn. It is an amazing thing to see.

My husband was able to catch a couple of good pictures of the salmon climbing up the fish ladder at Winchester Dam. They are starting to just come in ...mother nature is calling. These salmon weighed in about in average of 25 to 30 pounds and even more.

This photo above is Winchester Dam and right in front here is the actual fish ladder the salmon jump to get over this dam. When there are more fish will see them jumping out in the middle. Its amazing!
Even more beautiful fish. It is just neat to see them in groups doing there thing. They are ancy and want to go home to lay their eggs. Most of them will die, however, there are some species that do not. Chinook and sockeye salmon ,for example, travel over 900 miles and climb nearly 7,000 feet from the Pacific ocean as they return to spawn.