Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review Time: Sterling Silver Spaceship Charm

Are you looking for a charm that is uncommon, with an original design that expresses your passion for the unusual? I have found the charm you are searching for. Wither you are a closet geek or a full blown comic-con addict this charm is a wonderful way to express your passion. The fun design of this charm is modeled after the classic image of spaceships from vintage Science Fiction. Finely detailed designs adorn the rocket section of the spaceship. A star pattern is cut through the ship adding dimension to its unique design. This charm is whimsical and fun and adds a touch of Sci-Fi to any bracelet. The charm is crafted from genuine sterling silver with oxidized details. Underneath the charm is a small stamp which reads “925” indicating the charm's content of pure silver. The charm fits nicely onto my Pandora bracelet, and it also fits onto all of my Pandora-style bracelets. Unlike Pandora charms which have internal threads that twist onto the bracelet, this charm simply slips on to the bracelet with ease. The charm is close to the same weight as a Pandora charm when held in one's palm. This is an important aspect because charms that weigh more than Pandora's charms could possibly damage your Pandora bracelet. Keep this in mind when purchasing charms that are not crafted by Pandora. This charm passes all my tests and looks wonderful on my bracelet.

About Purple Turtle Porium:
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Ms. Joanne (the artist and mastermind behind Purple Turtle Porium) is committed to providing quality beads that will fit all styles of European charm bracelets. As a Pandora bead collector and a proud mother of two she is particular about the quality and safety of the beads she sells. Ms. Joanne states "I am very particular about the beads that I sell, and they must all pass a rigorous inspection." Purple Turtle Porium's policy is complete customer satisfaction. If for any reason a customer is not satisfied with their purchase a full refund of the purchase price is given. Aside from the cute design of the charm, this policy is what sold me on buying it. There are many online retailers making clams that their beads are compatible with Pandora bracelets, but often times they fail to deliver quality charms. Unlike other shops this one has a policy to keep this from happening.

Personal Opinion:
As someone with a passion for Pandora jewelry I look for charms that offer quality, originality, and unique designs. Purple Turtle Porium is one of the few shops to meet all three requirements. The quality and craftsmanship of this charm is truly impressive for its price. And the fun designs are unique and original, as I have not seen any charms similar to this one elsewhere. It is nice to find such a fun charm, as very few companies offer sci-fi themed charms that fit Pandora bracelets. It is refreshing to see Purple Turtle Porium rising to the challenge and offering a sci-fi charm that is both fun and whimsical. I am very pleased with my order, and highly recommend Purple Turtle Porium to all my friends. This charm is a wonderful gift for any sci-fi lover.

Where to Buy?:
Purple Turtle Porium's charms can be purchased online at 

Disclosure of Material Connection:
This review is based upon my purchase from Purple Turtle Porium. Review Time is not in any way affiliated with Purple Turtle Porium, I simply appreciate the craftsmanship and design of this charm. The opinions I have expressed within my review are my own. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Painting: Pharaoh Tutankhamen

"Pharaoh Tutankhamen" is an original watercolor painting inspired by the burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamen (a.k.a King Tut). For more information about the subject of this artwork check out

Artwork Type:
This painting is an original artwork, and is NOT a print or reproduction.

Paper Type:
Lightly textured, acid-free cold press watercolor paper was used to create this painting.  The weight of the paper is 140 lb(300g) chosen for its versatility and durability.

Size: 11x15 inches

Materials Used:
High Quality Derwent watercolor pencils were the primary medium for this painting. Fine details were drawn with high quality archival ink.

Signature: The painting is signed in the lower right corner.

Copyright Information:
Copyright of this work, including all rights of reproduction in any form, are held by the artist Dina Staggs.

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High resolution digital copies of this artwork are also available for $10.

(Please Note: Frame is for display only, and is not included with your order)