Friday, December 18, 2009

Athropologie rockefeller center New York Window Display

I am hoping I get to see some of this over the next few weeks. How fabulous is this window display.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Porsche Painting | Alicia Hanson

Alicia just finished this painting of a Porsche Speedster in the Black Rock Desert, NV for her parents Christmas present. It is painted on a recycled Ikea tabletop.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chieftan Ring | Hi Octane Jewelry

Something new we just did inspired by the last Pontiac off the line.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We have over 25 car ring designs on our site now.

Did you know that now you can order over 25 different car ring designs on our site now. We have more than 13 new designs just in time for Christmas. Such as a 1953 Cadillac ring, a 1955 Chevy ring, a 1955 T-Bird ring, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado ring, a 1961 Ford Galaxie ring, a 1963 Chevy Impala ring, 1964 Ford Mustang ring, a 1967 Pontiac GTO ring, a 1969 Chevy Camaro ring, a 1970 TransAm ring, a 1954 Chevy Del Ray ring, a 1955 Desoto FireDome ring, a 1960's VW Bug ring and a 1960's VW Microbus ring. Check out Hi Octane Jewelry for all your Hot Rod Jewelry and Motorhead Jewelry. Additionally I am working on putting some our new car bracelets on our site. We also have a new Motorheart pendant. All of new rings would make great gifts for hubby or dad this Christmas.

Some rings in the works are the 64 Impala, a Cobra, Chevy Truck, and a Pontiac Indian Head.....
Check our site and get you order in now for Christmas. Become a fan of our facebook age to click the link on the right side of the blog page.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Car Bling & Car Rings | Hi Octane Jewelry

Here are some of the new rings we havee available.
Mustang Ring,
T-Bird Ring,
Galaxy Ring,
Cadillac Ring,
T-Bird Rear Ring,
Trans Am ring,
VW Bus Ring,
Impala Ring,
Desoto Ring,
GTO Ring,
55 Chevy Ring,
Camaro Ring,
Cadillac Ring.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Roadster Recycled Car Part Necklace | Hi Octane Jewelry

Here is a new design that is constructed using a "Roadster" recycled car part, salvaged vintage chain, black glass crystal chain, silver dice beads and base metal chain. The piece is has wonderful layers and looks great on. It will be available at Art n Soul in Encintas. If you want something similar constructed shoot us an email.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Porsche 356 B Bracelets | Hi Octane Jewelry

We just finished these ultra cool 356 Porsche bracelets for my mom Candace and her friend Jill. Both the women are Porsche enthusiasts and both own 356 Porsches, although their husbands might argue with them over who really own the 356's.

Candace has been encouraging us to make these bracelets for quite sometime and we were finally able to get them into production. We are so happy with the way they turned out. These classic car bracelets are a real conversation piece. I can't wait to hear about all the chatter they stir-up and the next car club event.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day at Pomona Roadster Show

Join us this weekend in Pomona at the Largest Roadster Show. Hi Octane Jewelry will have all their new car rings and bracelets at the show. We have tons of cool recycled car part necklaces too... Get Dad some Hot Rod Jewelry for Father's Day. I am going to hit the swapmeet Saturday morning and see what treasure I can score.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Craft*topia this weekend.

Get Yo' Craft On! Don't miss the Oceanside Craft Mafia's CraftTopia this Saturday, May 16th from 3-7 pm. It is a great way to support handmade and your local economy. Shop for yourself or pick up some gifts for those birthdays that just keep coming! Either way, you'll walk away with one-of-a-kind doo-dads you won't find anywhere else. See you at Jitter's on Saturday! 510 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Monday, May 4, 2009

Manley Design Custom Ring Order | Hi Octane Jewelry

We just finished this custom ordered emblem ring. Dan Manley of Manley Designs conceived this ring design from a Cadillac toaster the he designed. What is a Cadillac Toaster you ask? See it here. Dan built the MD logo emblem for his toaster then thought it would make a cool emblem ring. So he built the ring in a 3D program. Then sent us the file. We milled the ring and cast the ring in sterling silver.
I just love the way it turned out and so did Dan.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hi Octane Jewelry is Available at Art N Soul on 101

Hi Octane Jewelry is now available in Encinitas at Art n Soul on the 101. The store features Hi Octane's classic car jewelry including car and motor rings, recycled car emblem belts and necklaces, along with Hi Octane's bottle cap earrings.
Art Soul is owned and operated locally by Cindy Blumkin and Paige Perkins. Art N Soul's mission statement is to Support the artists and the community, dedicating all profits to local charities. Art n Soul features local jewelry designers including Orphen Designs by fellow Oceanside Craft Mafia member Lauren Kurtz. There are also fabulous works, by local painters, sculpters, and crafters. Art n Soul on the 101 is located at 622 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas CA

Encinitas, has a wonderful small downtown shopping area that makes a great weekend destination. This eclectic beach town has wonderful shopping, restaurants and has a great artsy feel.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Getting hitched with a car ring from Hi Octane Jewelry

Wedding rings for the alternative bride and groom.

Oceanside, California—April 14, 2009—Hi Octane

Looking for alternative ring designs for an edgy bride and groom? Want a ring that your husband will wear and actually tell his friends about, then Hi Octane Jewelry has you covered. Hi Octane Jewelry creates kustom his and her rings that are inspired by your favorite retro automobile.

These auto jewelry rings are available in Sterling Silver, Yellow or White Gold and Platinum. Vintage car designs in stock include a 1957 Chevy, a 1949 Mercury, a 1949 Buick, a 1950 Ford Shoebox, a 1959 Cadillac, 1964 Chevy Impala, a 1959 Chevy El Camino rear end and a 1967 VW Love bug. The motor and car rings are made by custom order through their online store. Sterling silver rings are in stock and are priced from $110.00. Custom ordered rings start at $250 and typically take 2-3 weeks. Any car or custom design can be produced. Rings are sized from size 7 – 16. If you really want something unique or with more bling, they can add crystals, stones or plating to the car rings.

Hi Octane Jewelry is located in Oceanside, CA and they offer over 6 years of experience and expertise creating specialized and alternative wedding styles and designs. Visit us online at, or call us at 760.433.8363. Domestic and International shipping available.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hi Octane Made The Carrotbox Blog

I just love this blog. Alice at The Carrotbox Blog featured our Luv Bug ring today on her fabulous ring blog. She showcases all sorts of new and wonderful rings. Alice is a ring artist herself. She makes gorgeous lucite and glass rings. My favorite pieces of her work are her Kimono rings. I just love the fabric embedded in the ring.
Thanks Alice.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dan Manley's Kustom Pontiac Trans Am Ring | Hi Octane Jewelry

A local So Cal car guy ordered this Kustom Pontiac Ring from us. He presented us with an initial sketch. We each added a few details. The finished product is what you see here.
I think it came out very cool.. Brad delivered the ring to him today.
Our client Dan was super excited about it. Dan does all types of cool car related things check out his site here.
Thank you again Dan.
You can see more photos of it here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dodge Challenger on the 405

So the part you don't see in this picture is my hottie girl friend Lindsey hanging out of the window as we are doing 80 on the 405 going south at 4:45 on a Thursday trying to keep up with and pass this guy in the Dodge to get the shot, and me trying to describe to her how to use my camera.... All for Flickr.......
I am pretty sure we made his day though..
And yes we love cars...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Hi Octane Jewelry Customer

This photo was taken by Street Rodder Magazine of one of Hi Octane Jewelry's Happy Customers. Meagan, who is featured in the photo wearing her new roadster cuff from Hi Octane Jewelry at the 2009 Detroit Autorama show. Check out more photos from the show here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Neon Buddhas Chinatown Inspiration

Neon Buddha
Originally uploaded by aliciadesign
Yesterday, my family and I ventured up to Chinatown in Los Angeles. We had never been to Chinatown so this was a new journey. I had read a couple day trip article in Sunset Magazine that had inspired the trip.
We had a wonderful time. I really enjoyed all the buildings, the signage, the lanterns everywhere, and all the great shopping. There was a store that I came across called which was wonderful. Realm carried wonderful Quan Yin statues and butterfly strands and great art books. And other wonderful shiney things. That I wanted to take home. I had forgotten that Asian stores had lots of miniature things. I grew up in Hawaii and so Asian style has always been in my blood. So the trip sort of felt like a vacation home. I was presently surprised with all the cool art galleries in the area. We saw quite a few in the Chung King Alley. Another store I really enjoyed was Fongs. They had all kinds of wonderful miniatures. Even a miniature Fong's store inside the store. They also had some wonderful jewelry designers work there. My plan had been to photograph the neon at dusk and when I started to shoot at dusk my camera stopped shooting and gave the old low battery sign. I was bummed. But now it just means we have a reason to go back. I can't wait.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hi Octane Jewelry | 2009 57 Chevy Car Grille Ring

Valentine's Day is coming. What honey wouldn't want one of these cool car grille rings for the big day... Hi Octane can do these in White Gold too... Check out all our other styles as well...