Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Creative Crafting Magazine

Well, we are already a week into the year 2014 and some exciting changes are already happening! As well as creating and selling jewellery and accessories, I am also the Technical Editor of Creative Crafting Magazine. (original post)

Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009 when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections Crafters Network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the Crafting Community. From this point they started work and the first issue of creative crafting was published in October 2009.  You can find this issue on our back issues page.
This issue was welcomed by the community and subsequent issues have followed. The magazine attracts worldwide readers and its popularity is growing rapidly. The most popular issue so far has been the February/Valentines issue which received over 66,000 unique page views in its first two months until the next issue was published. All of our issues are still online to be discovered today and we look forward to creating many more.You can find all of our issues up to number 23 free to read on our site. All later issues are available for purchase both in digital and printed format.

For this coming year we have some BIG NEWS!
We had an editorial meeting at Creative Crafting HQ on Monday afternoon and some big decisions were made.

For 2014 Creative Crafting will be changing to a quarterly magazine where we flow with the seasons giving our writers more time to submit their work and more defined issues. If you would like to be involved in any of the following issues please let us know ( (Thank you to everyone who is already going to submit for our March Issue, previously Feb)

Spring Issue - 1st March (copy deadline 1st Feb) themes to include spring and Easter and other holidays through spring.

Summer Issue - 1st June (copy deadline 1st May) themes to include, holidays, summer, beach, back to school etc.

Autumn Issue - 1st September (copy deadline 1st August) themes to include autumn, Halloween etc.

Winter Issue - 1st December (copy deadline 1st November) themes to include Christmas, Winter, Valentines etc.

In between these issues we will also be releasing some Kindle Books on Amazon and other e-reader sites.

There is LOTS to look forward to.

Monday, January 06, 2014

New Camera

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a brand new camera.


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My original camera I was taking photos with was a real pain as it gobbled batteries like no ones business so I had to use an adapter which was always falling out and quite frankly, just annoying!

I saved up for a new one, but unfortunately, as lovely and pink as it was, it wasn't up to the job of photographing jewellery. So now, this lovely camera does just what I want. It has a rechargable battery, which lasts forever, and is compact enough to also be my day to day snapper for when out and about.

So now, I am going to test it out taking a photo of some jewellery.

And here we go, the first ever piece to be photographed with the Nikon Coolpix S9500! I am chuffed!

Also, totally none blog related, but I received this Tetris Lamp. Ignore all the negative reviews as it is just fantastic! I have had no issues with mine what-so-ever. I just had to share it with you. 

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S9500

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Taking Advantage....

Today I have taken advantage of MISI's free listing weekend. This is taking place from Saturday 4th January - Sunday 5th January 2014.

It usually costs 20p per listing, which, when you have quite a few products to add mounts up. So, today, I have spend the last couple of hours listing various bracelets, watches, key rings, bookmarks and hair accessories.

First off, a range of
Flower Petal Bracelets and Watches

Available here

Hair Accessories

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Bag Charms
Available here

Available here

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome to the year 2014!

This year sees the return of Sprinkles Sparkles Handmade Jewellery and Accessories. I have taken the decision to re-open my MISI store where I retired a couple of years ago from there to take on new adventures.

In this time I have become the Technical Support for CRAFTfest . (I build the CRAFTfest pages and design all promotional advertising) and Co. Silver Team Leader. You will also find me other at Creative Connections where CRAFTfest is held as an admin. I still continue to be the Technical Editor of Creative Crafting Magazine since 2009. 

I will start to stock MISI with jewellery and accessories throughout the month. Today though, I have added three products to purchase. 

Of course, I still offer a bespoke service on all jewellery and accessories, anything from Bridal jewellery to Party Bag Fillers, just drop me an email at mail[a] (swap the [a] for an @)

Sprinks x