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  1. Tomorrow, Saturday 7th December 2013, is Small Business Saturday UK, where everyone is asked to support all Small Businesses across the UK on one of the busiest days of December. Whether you buy a sausage from the butcher rather than a supermarket giant or use your local garage over a main dealer, it ALL makes a difference! 


    And of course, if you'd rather buy your sparkles in the knowledge you're getting super fab quality & excellent service over mass produced plastic tat, then we will welcome you with open arms!! xx


    You can find more info via:-

  2. Free sparkles? Really? Yes! Really!

    We have an exciting new brochure host opportunity for our fabulous customers or indeed anyone familiar with our gorgeous products! The brochure contains many new items not available via the website & all you have to do is request a pack!

    Autumn/Winter 2013/2014

    It's kind of like having an 'At Home' party except you don't have the outlay of the nibbles & drinks & the frustration when 20 invited friends turns out to be 4!! How many times has that happened to us all!! Grrrrr!


    The pack has a few brochures & several order forms in it & all you have to do is give them to your friends & family in the playground, in the staff room, at toddler group, over coffee, in fact anywhere you meet up with people!! It really is that easy! 


    We've been trialling this the past few weeks & the feedback so far is that our Brochure Hosts have all been amazed at how easily the products sell themselves & how quickly they have turned the sales into free products with very little effort! 


    We recommend you book your pack for 2 weeks so that you have time to hand them out as many times as you can and if you would like them longer, just let us know! Once we receive your pack & orders back, we ship everything back to you to distribute, including of course your lovely free sparkles!



    Your friends & family are super delighted & you gain all the host rewards of an 'At Home' party, without any of the hassle!! It really is simples!

    Get in touch for more info on the rewards structure & to book your brochure date!

    Love & Sparkles xx

    P.S For Christmas deliveries, last brochures will need to be back by 8th December so please bear this in mind when booking your date!

  3.  nominated-medium 2013

    Press Release



    For Immediate Release



    National Award Nomination for Local Mumpreneur


    Being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task, and nobody knows this better than Miki Pinder. Miki, a mother of 2 from Gillingham, Dorset, runs Sunshine & Daises, an online store retailing Swarovski Wine Glass Charms & Gifts. The business was launched in 2006 as a way for Miki to stay at home with her young children. She has been nominated for an award at The Mumpreneur Awards 2013, a national award scheme for mums who run their own enterprise.


    The Mumpreneur Awards 2013 are the UK's first national business awards dedicated solely to mums in business. Now in its fifth year, the awards have been a platform for many mumpreneurs to enhance their business, and continue to grow even through this uncertain economic climate.

    As well as being nominated in the Best Online Business & Best Mumpreneur Product categories, Miki is also in with a chance of winning The Inspirational Business Mum Award, which will be awarded to the mother who proves to be an inspiration to all women in business.


    Miki now has to wait until the beginning of September, when she will find out whether she has made the finals, which will be taking place on 28th September 2013 at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham.


    To find out more about the products & services from Sunshine & Daisies, please visit Miki's website


    Mumpreneur UK is a leading support network for mums in business, and provides online resources and support as well as an annual conference and awards ceremony. Visit to discover more.







    Note to Editors


    1. For more information on Sunshine & Daisies contact Miki on 01483 608034, [email protected]


    1. Sunshine & Daisies also received a Small Business Sunday award from BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis in 2010

    2. For more information on The Mumpreneur Conference & Awards 2013 contact Laura Rigney or Catherine Kelly on 0121 788 4126, [email protected]

    3. Photographs available on request

  4. Its been a busy few months here at Sparkle HQ with our wedding bookings & we're pleased to report that they all went out smoothly & as planned. Our brides-to-be have been fabulous & amazed us with their calmness & preparation. We're soooo looking forward to seeing the photos!!


    These past couple of weeks have seen some last minute orders for hen nights, a 60th party & a private dinner party! We've been only too happy to assist & sparkled away to get the parcels off ahead of time. There's been some beautiful & very different colour schemes this year, always inspiring for us.

     Dark Indigo 2

    If you're thinking about an upcoming event & are looking for something different or just want some ideas, do drop us a line. We don't charge a penny for quotes & we're more than happy to help you with ideas & send pictures if you want to see your thoughts come alive. We hold thousands of Swarovski crystals in stock along with hundreds of charms so we really can help you speedily, whether its a party for 12 or an event for 500.

     Glass Decoration

    If your event is further ahead, we are more than happy to begin discussions with you and provide a quote based on a design you like. We then guarantee that price with only a £50 deposit & can discuss exact colours & finer details nearer the time giving you flexibility, but safe in the knowledge your cost is now fixed.

     charms on glasses

    We look forward to sharing the sparkle pictures of events gone by as they come in & to welcoming our new clients for an informal chatter.


  5. We LOVE & I mean LOVE getting your emails & wonderful comments about how much you love your sparkles & we always put them up onto our customer reviews section as soon as we can. You'll know we are also lucky enough to be asked to sparkle many many events each year and I've blogged before about how we wave off the boxes of sparklies with excitement (& quite often, butterflies)!!


    Every now & then, we get one or 2 pics back that make us smile enormously & the email that came through last night did just this! Nicole booked us last summer to sparkle her stems for her wedding & its the 1st ever wedding we've done in Swarovski Peridot & Pearls so it was always going to be special!!


    Peridot & Pearl Venue Decoration

    Photography by Sally Thurrell @


    We think you'll agree that the colour scheme is just stunning & its so refreshing to see something different. We love how fresh it looks & its just perfect for a spring wedding.


    Nicole chose a demi wine glass charm in Swarovski peridot crystal with Swarovski white pearls & each guests initial in silver. The bride & groom then had luxury full circle wine charms in matching colours & with Mr & Mrs silver hearts. The wine charms were then placed on the glass stems as table decoration & the guests could take them away in organza bags as a keepsake of their day. Totally unique to Nicole & Paul & completely personal to each of their guests!


    Here's some of what Nicole had to say:-

    I thought I'd just send you a photo or five of the wine charms in situ at our wedding.  We had THE MOST AMAZING DAY.  It was utterly perfect, even the sun came out!  Everyone loved the wine charms!  We use our Mr and Mrs every time we have a glass of wine (that's near daily!).

    Glass Decoration

    Nicole has also been asked to write a blog & we may have a little mention in it, so I promise to share it as soon as possible!!


    All our quotes for event orders are totally free & with unlimited revisions, so please do get in touch! If you decide to go ahead, you can secure your quote with just a £50 deposit & we then liase with you nearer the date to finalise all the details. We also love updates about your hen night(s), shoe dilemas & gown strap hunts!!


    Because we love to chatter, we also have access to some of the best & most lovely wedding peoples across the UK so we can sometimes help out with any last minute searches or at least point you in the direction of someone who can assist!!


    Keep sharing the sparkles & please keep sending in your pictures......we LOVE them!!


    Sparkle HQ xx

  6. WOW!! How happy are we here at Sparkle HQ?

    VERY HAPPY is the answer!!

    The beautiful Fred & Evie has been reviewed by the panel at Mumpreneur UK for their Valentines Gifts Feature & guess what? We got the top award of 5 stars!!

    valentines gift guide

    Fred and Evie Stem

    Fred & Evie are available at just £11.95 per set of 2 including UK delivery. They can be completely personalised with your choice of 2 initials & any colour within our Swarovski House Colours.


    Mumpreneur UK said:-

    The Best Bits

    • Really lovely details and quality made!
    • They are beautifully presented so make the perfect gift.
    • I would certainly recommend and will be purchasing more.
    • Very good price too!

    Anything I Didn't Like

    • No

    You can read the review here:-

    Well done Fred & Evie!!! 

    Love & Sparkles xx