Friday, December 11, 2009

SALE - Dec 12-16

Anyone interested in a SALE? 

Saturday, December 12 and ending Wednesday, December 16

Take 10% off any purchase and receive free US Shipping!  We will be posting new pieces daily, so check back often for the latest arrivals!! 

If you are interested in gift cards, please let me know.  We have them available in the amounts of $25 ,$50 and $100 (good on any purchase or custom order)!!

Take Care!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Blue Queen Necklace

Blue Labradorite (aka Spectrolite) is by far my favorite gemstone right now!  I love the blue and blue green flash it creates with light and movement.  If you love sparkle and want to *glow* in the dark, then this is the necklace for you!  It truly is the Queen of all blue stones!!

What do you think?  What is your favorite stone?


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New designs for the holidays!

How about a chic pearl necklace to accompany the little black dress for that Holiday party?

What do you think?  Which one do you prefer?  

Each response will receive 20% off your choice of necklace...

Sparkleigh Designs

Friday, November 13, 2009

Free US Shipping this weekend only

Visit the store and get your free shipping for this weekend only!!

Sparkleigh Designs

Happy shopping!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Swarovski Crystals at Artbeads

As an Artbeads Reviewer, I have the privilege of reviewing Swarovski crystals.  At Artbeads, they have a selection of 5,000+ Swarovski crystal elements, incluing but not limited to beads, rhinestones, pendants, components and more!!  So, you can imagine how hard it was for me to decide what to order! 

Well, here it is....Holiday party jewelry or so I call it.  I choose to make one with gold accents and one with silver accents.

Rubies & Gold...
The first necklace has Ruby Swarovski crystals, champange/gold freshwater pearls, light topaz Swarovski bicones and one beautiful 50mm De-Art Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow.  It is gorgeous and I cannot wait to find the perfect dress to accomodate this necklace.

Rubies & Ice...
The second necklace has Ruby Swarovski crystals, light grey Swarovski pearls, crystal AB Swarovski bicones, sterling silver spacer beads and one beautiful 30mm Cosmic Ring Pendant in Crystal CAL V. It is gorgeous and I cannot wait to wear it with my dress to a wedding this weekend!!

Visit Artbeads today and don't forget to use the coupon code below! 
Also, you can contact me directly if you want one of these necklaces for yourself.  I would be happy to go shopping at Artbeads again!!

Disclosure...As a reviewer of products at, I receive the Swarovski crystal elements above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

Artbeads 10% Discount Coupon

As a recent reviewer, I was recently given something to share with you...

10% off coupon code

Expires 12/31/2009

The coupon is good until the end of the year and no minimum purchase required to use it!!  Awesome deal...So go shopping!!! is one of my favorite stores online because they have an incredibly large selection online(20,000+ items) and free US shipping and $1 to Canada.  In the past year, I have ordered multiple times from and I have always been satisified with the quality of their supplies!

Here are some areas that I highly suggest at

Swarovski Crystal Beads

If you need some inspiration, check out their Learning Center and Jewelry Ideas.

Happy Beading!!  Hope you enjoy...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Gold Dreamsicle Necklace

What is your favorite color this fall? Do you like the fall colors or the new black & white combination?

One of my favorite stones this fall is Carnelian and I especially love it because it looks great on all skin tones (even mine)!!

I found this amazing strand at the International Gem & Jewelry Show in Houston.  And I just had to have them!  They are a brillant color of deep orange with very few flaws! Unfortunately, the seller only had one strand with this gorgeous color so I couldn't buy more...

Beautiful faceted Carnelian nuggets are featured on this necklace with gold tone wire balls, hammered disks and gold filled chain.

I will be making earrings to match this necklace as well! Enjoy!

Available on my etsy shop:
The Gold Dreamscicle Necklace

Monday, October 26, 2009

Very excited today

Yeah!! I made my first sale on etsy today and I am very excited about it.  These stones are one of my favorites right now...Carnelian & Fire Agate.  They make such a wonderful autmn combination and look fantastic on all skin tones (even my pale self...LOL).  And a lot of time and thought went into this particular necklace as I reworked the layout over and over again until I felt it was right!!  Anyhow, tell me what you think.....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Beginning of the week

Do you sometimes think it will be a relaxing normal week for once?  Well, we could always hope for one someday...until then, here are some things to check out this week...

Beadoholique Bead Shop - 10 weeks until Christmas sale - 25% off Czech Glass
Brightlings beads - 15% of Swarovski crystals & pendants
ArtBeads is full of sales - check out at

And of course, for those interested, there are some amazing classes going on at the local bead shop this week...check them out as well...

Do you still need some inspiration?  I've got some for a new technique I learned called the "Triple Ripple" bracelet.  The class is offered every other month at Beadoholique by Royelle (extremely talented artist). The class is not offered again until November, but you can find the information on the link above regarding class schedule.  I have also published my bracelet on under the item titled "The Triple Ripple".

Friday, October 16, 2009

Brightlings Beads Sale today only

Enjoy 20% off your entire order with no minimum purchase requirements!

Please enter coupon code: magical2 when checking out for discount to be applied.

This coupon cannot be combined with any other coupons. Expires on October 16, 2009.

Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Artbeads sale this week

Just in case you are not on the newsletter at Artbeads...

For 48 hours, save 20% on all seed beads, including more than 35 brand new TOHOs and Delicas. To take advantage of this exclusive offer enter SCE20P-SBE at checkout. Sale ends at 9am (PDT) on Thursday, October 15, 2009, so shop now!

See you later!!

12 weeks of Christmas is happening at Beadoholique

The countdown to Christmas has begun!! Wow...can you believe it...we are 11 weeks away from Christmas 2009!!

So, this week save 20% on all seed beads!!

Get those seed beads now and don't miss out!!

More dates for the International Gem & Jewelry Show

If you missed the International Gem & Jewelry show this past weekend, no need to fret, they are returning to Houston on the following dates at the Reliant Center!

January 22-24, 2010
April 16-18, 2010
June 11-13, 2010

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gem & Jewelry Show

The International Gem & Jewelry show is happening this weekend at Reliant Center. The prices for wholesale are great, but not sure how good the deals are on the retail side. We did notice that one of the vendors was somewhat pricey for seed beads, but we didn't stay long on the retail side.

For more information, please click on the link below.

Free Tickets from Jemco:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trunk Sale at Beadoholique Oct 3 & 4

Featuring Houston's lampwork artists....Also, enjoy 20% off czech glass, gemstones, and pearls!!

For more information, visit their site:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wire Crochet

I just wanted to share this wire crochet necklace. It has jet and black diamond czech fire polished beads with white freshwater pearls. The wire is silver plated since it was my first attempt. Although since you don't see so much of the wire, maybe its worth it.
It does have an "organic" feel to it. So, if you like everything to be nice and tight or completely symetrical, then you have to just accept the design for what it is...not! hehe... Hope you enjoy!
Let me know what you think!!

Summer clearance sale at Beadoholique

Beadoholique is having a "Summer Color Clearance" sale. All summer colored beads are 40% off of their remaining inventory of summer gemstones! So, if you are in need of pastel beads - hurry in soon! Also, please do not forget - they do NOT allow returns on any sale items. So, buy carefully!!

If you need hours and/or location information for Beadoholique, please visit their website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Upcoming craft shows around Cypress, TX

There are a few craft shows coming up around Cypress, TX that you might be interested in visiting. I will not be participating in 2 of them since I already have plans for those Saturdays. However, there is an event on November 14 & 15 and another event on December 5. Please let me know if you would like to participate and need contact information.

The other craft show is going to be held on December 1st & 2nd (Tuesday & Wednesday). It is called the Augusta Pines Holiday Trunk Show. I have not decided if I will be participating and it might be too late - there are only 50 vendors allowed. You can visit the website for more information:

Hope this information helps!

Welcome to Sparkleigh Designs

Hello and welcome to my blog. I will be posting more information on upcoming events as well as daily findings on the web and at my favorite bead shops! I hope you come back and visit often. Thanks for checking in today!