Thursday, 30 September 2010

New Pieces

I've been slowly listing items on Folksy, I've been working on the new website, and I've been making lots of new items :D yay! Needless to say, I've been rather busy.

Here's a snippet of the new stock that's being sent off to a shop v.soon.

It's a really awful picture, I just needed something to show what I'd made in an email. These pieces are all heading off to Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff, which is a lovely crafts shop that sells all kinds of goodies. It also holds lots of exhibition events. When I'm next in Cardiff I'm hoping to attend some :)

The new pieces were made using new supplies, which included some gorgeous polymer clay flowers, some adorable lampwork cupcake beads, and beautiful antiqued bronze charms. My favourite piece is the charm bracelet at the top :)

Anyway, time for a nice coffee and a curl up on the sofa :)

Fiona x

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Tuesday's Trinkets

Well hello there! :D

I had a wonderful week away, got tons of jewellery making supplies, and since I wrote I've made loads more pieces, some of which I've fallen in love with ;)

I haven't done any decent shots of the pieces yet, but when I do I will post them here :)

Anyway, as it's tuesday, here are a few of my favourite things this week. These are all from Etsy :)

Chocolate Cupcake Bracelet by MMAGDA
This is so adorable, I love cupcakes so this bracelet instantly caught my eye.

Tutti Fruity Cupcake Earrings by Bead Passion
These polymer clay cupcake earrings are so effective, and must've taken ages to make!

Cherry Blossom Cupcake Necklace by MaruMaru
This adorable fabric button is so cute and girly :D

Anyway, haven't got too much time today, time seems to be flying by and I'm due in work in a few hours, argh!

Fiona x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tiny Hiatus

I'm just going away for a very short while. I've been super busy since I got to Cardiff so I haven't got the time to write.

I'll be back next week with lots of new developments to talk about :D

Fiona x

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Today was mine and the man's day off together, so we decided to nip to a craft fair this morning followed by a trip to Daisy Made for an ice-cream. It's slightly out of the nearby area for us but it's such gorgeous ice-cream. I had a coconut cone and he had a raspberry pavlova tub :)

The craft fair was rather disappointing. I was hoping to get enough stock sorted to go there on a regular basis to sell, but it was a small room of about 4 tables with just us two walking around browsing. There was a jewellery stall, and as a customer I was very attracted to the corkboard of £1 earrings, so much colour it was eyecatching. It's inspired me to make plenty of £1 goodies, especially ready for markets and jewellery parties (I'm planning on hosting a few jewellery parties in our flat in the future ;P).

While we were out I started thinking of Halloween, and I came up with my general design :D I got some gorgeous lace black ribbon which was the basis of my inspiration, and complimented the rest of the look with plenty of black, red and orange :) I've decided to go for two basic pairs of earrings and a charm bracelet (one pair of earrings match the bracelet nicely). I made them this afternoon.

Halloween Drop Earrings (1)
Simple glass beaded earrings on silver-plated findings

Halloween Drop Earrings (2)
Simple glass beaded earrings on silver-plated findings
(matching bracelet below)

Halloween In Elegance Charm Bracelet
Lace entwined silver-plated toggle bracelet filled with glass Halloween-themed beads. The heart bead sparkles in the light

If you would like more information or these pieces/are interested in purchasing ready for the season, please email me at

Fiona x

Friday, 17 September 2010

Off Topic - Pretty Clothes :D

This is totally off-topic, but I'll probably have a few entries on here that aren't totally based on jewellery/craft.
If I had the money, I'd own these beauties :)

Nude Double Platform Shoes - Dorothy Perkins

Horse Embroidered Tee - Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Sateen Combat Jeans - Dorothy Perkins

I'm getting excited about my trip to Cardiff next week. I haven't packed anything yet though, I'm generally so disorganised lately! I'm still working on my Halloween-themed ideas, so I'm being a bit slow in that area.

My plan is to get them made next week while I'm away, I'll be making a small kit of supplies to take with me :)

Fiona x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sparklebead Bracelets

Here are the beautiful beady bracelets I mentioned a few entries back :D

Seaside Dreams sparklebead bracelet
Beautiful collection of seaside-themed Czech glass beads mounted on to clear elastic, finished with satin ribbon tied into a bow

Sweet Rainbow sparklebead bracelet
Vibrant collection of glass and plastic bright beads mounted on to clear elastic, finished with satin ribbon tied into a bow

Pastel Candy sparklebead braceletCandy coloured Czech glass beads, mounted on to clear elastic, finished with satin ribbon tied into a bow

I did make another one featuring glass pearls as well as glass beads, but haven't photographed it yet. I think these bracelets are a great basic, I'm hoping to make plenty more in the future :)

If you're interested in these items, please send me an email to

I registered on Folksy this morning, I may have some items listed on there while I'm setting up the website :D

Fiona x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Halloween ideas

Well hello!

Today I've been off work, and instead of organising my craft things (like I was meant to), I headed into town for a new railcard and a general wander. I'm due back to Cardiff on monday & need to book my tickets, so exciting!

There's a shop I used to go to for all my jewellery supplies, so I'll be heading there while I'm in the area.

I've been thinking about Halloween this year, and what I'm going to make for it. I really love Halloween in general, I do love a good horror film (even though I cover my eyes through most of them) and it's fun seeing kids get all excited about it.

I'm hoping to get some Halloween-based supplies in Cardiff or through Etsy, just hope I can get things all made and sorted before the end of this month. I like to be organised, sometimes ;)

Fiona x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Tuesday's Trinkets

I've decided to do a 'Tuesday's Trinkets' post every Tuesday (or when I remember, hehe) which will be filled with gorgeous handmade goodies from either Etsy or Folksy.

Here are a few of my favourite handmade things this week, all picked out from Etsy today.

Lady Grace Flower Earrings by Sophine Giam
These are so pretty and the dark bronze findings make them perfect for autumn.

Full Of Wonder Ring by Tied Up Memories
This lovely ring is filled with colours and would look good as a focal piece with any cute outfit.

Tiny Pink Rose Necklace by Clementines Jewelry
This sweet little rose would be perfect for everyday wear.

Rose Flower Cuff Bracelet by Hot Pink Chick
Perfect for the autumn weather, this brass cuff and peach flower really compliment each other.

These lovely items all have an autumnal feel to them, for me anyway. It's such a grey and wet day, autumn/winter are definitely on their way! There's nothing nicer for me than curling up in front of the tv in wintertime, hot chocolate in my hand. Yummy.

In other news, I have a collection of 'sparklebead' bracelets to show off very soon!

Fiona x

Monday, 13 September 2010

New Earrings

Plenty of new pretties today!

Jardin de Libellule glass drop earrings
Lustreglass lilac beads mixed with glass pearls and smokey rondelles, finished with antique green shade fabric bows.

Candies pearl drop earrings
Glass pastel pearls and mint green fabric bows.

Victorian Romance glass drop earrings
Pink and black beaded with Swarovski crystal elements. Complete with black fabric bows.

Opulence I (Blue) sparkle drop earrings
Deep blue crystals surrounded by small flowers, AB Czech cut beads and glass pearls.

Opulence II (Pink) sparkle drop earrings
Pale pink crystals surrounded by small flowers and light mauve glass rondelles.

If you are interested in any more details on these pieces, or are interested in purchasing, please contact me at
Fiona x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Sparkle Rose Earrings

These rose stud earrings are available in many colours. They were the beginning of Sparklerose Designs for me :) hence the name, hehe. My personal fave is the hot pink, it's so pretty.

The newest edition to the collection is the beautiful navy colour. It's so dark it really brings out the sparkle in the Swarovski crystal.

Navy Sparkle Rose Earrings
Adorable ribbon roses set on silver-plated stud posts. The sparkle flows from the vintage Swarovski crystal that sits in the middle of each rose.
These are £2.00 per pair.

At the moment I'm not selling any of my pieces online, I'm planning to make a website very soon though! If you see something you like please feel free to drop me an email at

Fiona x

Thursday, 9 September 2010


I headed into town to pick up some supplies, as well as ordering some online. I'm getting most of them delivered to my Dad's house, I'm due to go visit there in a week or so, hurray :D

So far I've picked up:

+ Some antique copper findings
+ Some gorgeously sparkly chinese crystal beads
+ Plenty of pretty glass beads
+ Eiffel tower charms

And a few more things I'll be surprised about when the postman delivers them, lol..

I realise this blog is looking rather boring, unfortunately I don't have any graphic design programs on my laptop.. hmm..

Fiona x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


After a very long hiatus, I'm beginning my jewellery making quest once again. Welcome to Sparklerose Designs :D

At the moment I'm just focusing on making jewellery, but I already have future plans to offer other bits & pieces, which should be rather exciting indeed..

I'm not the best at blogging, but I'll have lots of prettyful pictures to make up for it :D

If you have any questions at all, my email is:

Fiona x
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...