Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Creative Crafting Magazine!

The Christmas Issue of Creative Crafting Magazine is

Please come and visit our Creative Crafting website too at

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Its been a month!

Whoops! I have been extremely busy..promise!

At the beginning of the month, I attended the MISI Makers event. I haven't blogged about it, as I have written an article for the Creative Crafting Magazine Christmas Issue 2, that comes out on Tuesday 1st December.

From there I have attended a couple more craft fairs. It's a few more pennies in the pot, and I was lucky enough to sell some older stock, to make room for my new 2010 range.

And the rest of this month?
Myself and Anna, The Crystal Lady, have been busy putting the rest of the magazine together, and receiving wonderful interviews and articles from many crafters.

If you would like to write up an article for the Valentines Issue of Creative Crafting Magazine, please email myself or Anna.

Our Halloween Issue was a massive success, bringing in over 23,000 viewers!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just a few

                             ...new listings today.

Last week I popped into the local bead shop, and bought a small selection of beads with the last £5 I had in my purse!

I always seem to be attracted to the same colours all the time, bright pinks! So this time I thought I would be a little different and choose some colours that I haven't really used for earrings before!
I went for very light pink, lilac, colbolt blue, aqua turquoise, brown and black.

So here are my makes!

All the earrings are available now to buy on Sprinkles Sparkles Online for £2.00 each, or click the links under each earrings image.

There are also many stocking fillers too, from £1!

Sprinkles Sparkles is also raising money for BBC Children In Need. A donation from each of your purchases will be going towards this fantastic charity.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sprinks' Day Out!

Okay, maybe not a blog post about my new makes, but a post about Sprinks Day Out!
On Tuesday we went to see GREEN DAY in concert at the LG Arena in Birmingham! I had been looking forward to it for months and months.

We traveled up from Reading at 3:30pm, stopping off at a service station on the way.
After getting a little lost we finally arrived at the LG Arena car park just after 6pm. We paid for the car park (which was £8! They certainly know how to charge!), we waited in line for the bus that took us along the road to the main arena.

The queue getting in wasn't too bad. The man searched my bag, I say searched... it was more like a little peep!
We headed into the lobby and scanned the area. I found the merchandise section and stood looking at the mass crowd of people.
Sometimes it's great being small! I was able to wiggle my way to the front (very naughty I know!) in a matter of seconds, and we bought our souvenir t-shirts to wear in the arena.

We grabbed a panini and headed to into the arena to find our seats. It was pitch black, and we couldn't find our seats, let alone the row letter! The steward found our seats (i want to be a steward when i grow up, they get to stay in the arena the whole time,  see the concert, and get paid for it!).

We say down, and I changed my black strappy top for the Green Day t-shirt!
Now, if you remember the girls changing rooms at school, we were all very good at the art of changing tops without having stripe! I'm glad to say I still have the knack!

Finally, Green Day came on stage. I had already sat through their supporting act of 'Prima Donna' which the crowd were not warming too.

Then the show began!


The show ended around 11ish, I think, and we headed on out. I was absolutely exhausted! We walked back to the car, as the bus queue was ginormous. We headed on back to down south to Reading, finally getting back around 3am. We decided not to stay over in the end.

So that was my day off!
And a damned good one at that!

And on the business side... I have sold some goodies this week, through my own website, Sprinkles Sparkles Online, and on my MISI store!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Products!

Just a quick update to let you know about the new items that I have listed on MISI.
I have listed a few more Christmas goodies to add to the 2 pairs of Christmas Tree Earrings.

There are lots more goodies in my MISI store to add to your Christmas wish list and for stocking fillers. 
If you would like any thing bespoke/custom made or would like more information on my jewellery and accessories, please email me.

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jolicious Blog Competition!

Fancy winning some beads?
Then pop over on over to Jolicious's Blog!
Jo has some gorgeous beads that she is giving away this month, that she bought in Florence recently.

To enter the competition all you have to do is
1. Become a follower of her blog
2. mention this giveaway in a social networking medium of your choice - e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Blogger

Good Luck!

Friday, October 02, 2009

New Magazine - Creative Crafting!

It's finally published!
Creative Crafting Magazine is online for your viewing pleasure!

The magazine wouldn't have been completed without the brilliant Anna, The Crystal Lady, from Mystic Earth. I was very worried on Thursday night, that Anna was going to go pop, over the stress of getting the magazine proofed by the end of the night! But we did it!

And to all the other contributors to the magazine. WOOHOO! We did it!

I hope you enjoy reading Creative Connections magazine. It's a Halloween special for issue 1.
Please feel free to leave a comment on the page, and to rate it too! We would also love it if you would help twitter, blog, and facebook link etc the magazine!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Star Struck!

On Saturday I went along to the Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair. I'm always after a bargain, so where else better to go, to rummage through old tins of other peoples junk!

We were wandering outside, when I spotted small crowd of people. Being nosy, I went over and had a look!
Only to spot Tim Wonnacott with the blue team being filmed for Bargain Hunt, along with the other antiques man (don't know his name)!

Although I never watch it, I was still star strucked! How stupid! Wasn't like Jude Law had just passed me was it!

The back end of the red team!

The camera man!

I wasn't stalking Tim all day! I did manage to look around the 4 large sheds and all the outside stalls.
Here are my goodies.

I bought these 3 pieces of material by Mulberry for 10p each!

And this little mixture.
  • 2 pairs of retro style earrings, that I will be making into hair pins. You may already recognise them. I bought the opposite sizes last time I went! 
  • 2 pairs of clip on antique flower earrings, that I will be also making into hair pins
  • A pair of tiny glasses! Couldn't resist!
  • Small bag of strawberry quartz tumblechip gemstones
  • 2 small apple charms with a purple stone
  • 2 sterling silver girl & boy kissing charms
  • And last, but not least a small swallow
There was also a stationary man there, so i bought some bags and some label tags from him, but I didn't think you would want a picture of that too!

So, not a bad day out. I spent £9.75, which is pretty good!

Hope you all have a great Sunday, and new week!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas Tree Earrings!

I have just listed 2 new pairs of Christmas Tree Earrings!
They are available in Red and Green, with hanging silver plate Christmas tree charms.

They come with silver plated ear wires, but if you would like sterling silver, please let me know before your purchase, and I will update the price.
Sterling silver ear wires are an additional £1.00.

Both pairs are available on MISI and Sprinkles Sparkles Online! 
at £3.50 per pair.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Deflated, but not for long!

Very deflated!

On Saturday, I had my last outdoor fair of the year. I had been looking forward to this fair for months at the Frome Cheese & Agricultural Show!

After getting up at 4am, arriving at 6am, and setting up by 8:30am I was already shattered, but I was really looking forward to the hustle bustle of the day..... so I thought!

It was an absolutely terrible day! I don't know whether it was where my stall was positioned, or, by the time people had paid the £12.50 entrance fee, and fed themselves they were out of money!

But thank you to everyone that came to my stall, and left lovely comments about my work. They were very much appreciated!

So now that I still have most of my stock, I will be starting to list items on my MISI store! This will also showcase some of the items will be available at the MISI Event on the 7th November @ The Paintworks, Bristol.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

MISI Blog Giveaway!!

Fancy winning LOADS of handmade items?!

Enter the MISI Blog Giveaway!

The wonderful Helen @ The Beading Lady has organised a massive giveaway of handmade goodies, donated by us MISI crafters!

Look what you could win!

This is the 1st Prize...

...and here is the 2nd prize!

Theres my donation, (the pink tissue paper with the pink curly ribbon in the 2nd prize pack), that I stupidly wrapped up, so you can't see what the gift is! 
But inside is a pair of hand pressed button kirby grips, and matching ring!
Thats a lesson learnt - dont wrap up your donations so they can't be opened without ripping!!!
Good luck to you! 
I hope your win... the terms to entering the competition are written up on the MISI Blog!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New Kits & Gift Packs!

Happy September everyone! 
Where is this year going...?

This week I have been busy putting together some new 'Make Your  Own ' Earring Kits, and Gift Pack Selections! These are perfect present additions, and of course, stocking fillers! (oh yes, it's time to get thinking!)

They are available on Sprinkles Sparkles Online! 


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Over 55 New Listings!

Just to let you all know, if you missed it, that I have added 55 new items to my store!

They range from button badges, bookmarks, beaded glasses chains, felt brooches, beaded and felt hair bobbles.

Felt Brooches £3

Beaded Glasses Chains £9.50

All availalbe at Sprinkles Sparkles Online!'

More items being listed soon
  • Mobile Phone Charms
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Christmas Related Items

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Craft Fair Announcements!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I'm very happy, and excited to announce that I have been accepted to two wonderful craft events in the next few coming months.

In September I have been accepted into the Frome Cheese Show. This event is in its 132nd year! It's extremely well established and I just cannot wait :D

Image from http://www.fromecheeseshow.co.uk/index.asp

The show is on Saturday 12th September, and starts at 8:30am! There are many different attractions for the family, that include over 300 trade stands, animals, food halls, demonstrations, and a funfair!

Next is the MISI Makers Event, being held at The Paintworks, Bristol.

It's being held on Saturday 7th November, and will have around 30 stalls selling handmade crafts. No trade selling will be allowed, so you will be sure that your finds will be handmade from the seller!
The Misi event will have all makers who sell on MISI, so you might just recognise many names there!

As always when I am attending any outdoor event, or hall, there will be no credit/debit card facilities for Sprinkles Sparkles stall so remember to take plenty of cash with you!

I hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Neon Disco Lights!

I was on the MISI forums the other day. Nothing unsual there! And Kelly from Kelso Kreations had asked for someone to make a custom bracelet for her sons girlfriend!

It's her 10th birthday on Friday and is having a neon disco party, so Kelly had asked for something bright, colourful and disco/neon related!

I jumped at the chance at making this, so PM'd Kelly straight away. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, so was keeping my fingers crossed that she would like me to make it for her.
I got a reply almost instantly, and Kelly said yes to me making the bracelet! yay!

Here's what I came up with! I love it! It's made from resin beads, suitable for a young girl, as I thought glass wouldn't be as suitable, and also too heavy on her wrist.

Kelly has received the bracelet, along with a gift box and card made by Hayley at Haybel19!

It all matches perfectly! And I hope the birthday girl enjoys her pressies!

If you would like your own custom order designed and made by me, drop me a PM at my MISI store or contact me at Sprinkles Sparkles Online! :D

Mystic Earth August's Blog Giveaway!

The Crystal Lady at Mystic Earth is doing it again! Another blog giveaway :D
Anne Marie is a healer, certified to work with Crystals and makes beautiful crystal and gemstone jewelley. Visit her healing site at

So what is up for grabs?

There are two prizes to choose from this month. One pair of earrings is Crystal AB(aurora borealis) and Emerald and the other pair is Crystal AB and Light Rose.

How gorgeous!

The giveaway is to help relaunch her revamped jewellery website at Radiance Crystals!

If you would like to win a pair of swarovski crystal earrings, go visit her blog at http://crystalladyblogs.blogspot.com/
You will find all the T&C's to the giveaway there aswell!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

10% off weekend

I'm having a mini summer sale only at Sprinkles Sparkles Online!
It's from Wednesday 29th July until Sunday 2nd August.

Go and grab yourself a bargain :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Misi Stash Swop

You all might remember me mentioning that I had got involved with the MISI Stash Swop at the beginning of the month. My swapper was with Magic Making Hands. I had to send off bits and pieces of my stash to her, while Kelso Creations was mooching about her stash looking for items to send to me!
If you don't remember, read here!

Well, today I had finally finished my creations.

Now, I must point out, I'm not at all creative with paper and glue, so this was indeed a challenge! Give me beads any day!! But it really was a great insight into another craft.

One side of my wooden heart

Other side of my wooden heart

One side of my wooden gift tag

Other side of my wooden gift tag

Can't wait for the next swap to happen!
Thank you snowflake.unique for organising it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ribbons Galore!

So I seem to be having an obsession this week!
With ribbons!

I've made a range of Flower Charm Kilt Pins with mathcing ribbons, all available on MISI for only £4.00 each!

I also made this gorgeous pendant necklace, also available on MISI for just £5!