The Bling Blog http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog We ♥ creating crystal & rhinestone sparkle! Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:16:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Five on Fourth & Rocky’s Sparkle Connection http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/04/five-on-fourth-rockys-sparkle-connection/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/04/five-on-fourth-rockys-sparkle-connection/#comments Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:04:18 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3864 Continue reading ]]>

After forming Sparkle Plenty Accents almost 2 decades ago — one of the first “kids on the block” to create custom rhinestone shirts and Swarovski sparkle wear — the company found new owners, a new home and a new name, Sparkle Plenty Designs. Now, more than a decade later, the masters of blingwear remain in Queen Village, and in 2014 they relocated their Sparkle HQ to The Foremost Building on historic Fourth Street. This month, Sparkle Plenty Designs marks the beginning of its fifth year in the Headhouse district, and we though it would be interesting to share a couple of fun facts (and photos) about the building where the sparkle is created for customers of all types (small business, schools, teams, spas, special events, venues, fundraisers, etc.). We hope you enjoy!

♦ This is the same building in which Sylvester Stallone filmed the famous meat-locker scene for the movie ROCKY

♦ The movie, Mannequin Two was shot her in the 1990s

♦ Actor Will Smith had offices in the building in 1988-91

The scene from years past:

And, just in case you’re not familiar about what we do: Sparkle Plenty Designs creates custom rhinestone logo-wear apparel like t-shirts, hoodies, yoga pants, caps, tote bags, decals and more. We can crystallize the look of a logo and add it to apparel for branding, staff, special promotions, local businesses, special events (birthdays/bat mitzvahs), fundraising opportunities.

Sparkle Plenty’s client list includes The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, NASA, The Ritz Carlton, THE TODAY SHOW, with the morning anchors sporting a large blinged out TODAY logo on their Olympic jackets, and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, among other publications.

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The History of Birthstones by Swarovski Crystal http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/03/crystalbirthstones/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/03/crystalbirthstones/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:22:34 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3835 Continue reading ]]>

There’s nothing new about birthstones. Historians believe that the concept dates back to the Bible’s Book of Exodus 28: 17–21, where Moses gave instructions on making a breastplate for Aaron, the high priest of the Hebrews. These included the addition of twelve precious gemstones representing the twelve sons of Jacob, after whom the tribes of Israel were named. Experts think that the time of each son’s birth influenced the stone selection.

Later, in 40 AD, the historian Titus Flavius Josephus made the connection between the twelve stones and the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Each stone was said to have powers that derive from its corresponding astrological sign, giving the wearer talismanic—even therapeutic—benefits.

Fast-forward to the modern era, and research suggests that the practice of wearing a stone associated with the month of one’s birth began among the gem traders in 18th century Poland. What we recognize, today, as the birthstone list was finally set down in 1912 by the US National Association of Jewelers, and has remained unchanged ever since.

Sparkle Plenty Designs carries a beautiful assortment of genuine Swarovski crystal bracelets for most birthstones (they make fab gifts for women of all ages, and are perfect for treats for the wedding party).

Here’s a list of Zodiac signs and their respective color:

    Capricorns – Deep red Siam
    Capricorn / Siam / Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
    Aquarius / Amethyst / Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
    Pisces / Aquamarine / Feb. 19 – March 20
    Aries / Crystal / March 21 – April 19
    Taurus / Emerald / April 20 – May 20
    Gemini / Light Amethyst / May 21 – June 20
    Cancer / Light Siam / June 21 – July 22
    Leo / Peridot / July 23 – August 22
    Virgo / Sapphire / August 23 – Sep. 22
    Libra / Rose / Sep. 23 – October 22
    Scorpios / Topaz / October 23 – Nov. 21
    Sagittarius / Montana / Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

    Please visit Sparkle Plenty Designs sparkling Swarovski offerings for your wrist!

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    Kerri Conner Matchett (left) and her mother Anita T. Conner (right) are looking FABULOUS wearing the shirts Sparkle Plenty Designs created for them, and they want to let you know about their wonderful cause, but first, these ladies want you to know they are both breast cancer survivors — and they’re on a mission.

    Please meet the co-founders of Praise Is The Cure and learn about their organization.

    Praise Is The Cure is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia whose mission is to eliminate breast cancer disparities among Black women by providing access to screenings & treatment; educating our community through workshops; seminars and awareness events; and providing support through the My Sister’s Keeper program.

    Please learn more by visiting: Praise Is The Cure

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    Swarovski’s New Crystal Bracelet Hues http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/02/swarovski-crystal-bracelets-new-hues-for-spring/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/02/swarovski-crystal-bracelets-new-hues-for-spring/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:03:32 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3775
    Pretty Peach, Peridot, Tanzanite, Turquoise, Light Rose and bright Fuchsia are just some of the pretty gem colors to get you in the mood for Spring, and we’ve added them to our Swarovski crystal bracelet line up!

    We offer Swarovski Crystal bracelets (with authenticity tags) in 4 crystal cuts: lightning (4mm), emerald (4mm), tennis (3mm), and the stunning 7mm baguette cut crystals, which sparkle like diamonds.

    Here’s what buyers are saying:

    “The quality of the Swarovski bracelets is excellent; it will not lose its luster” ~ Mauricio Rodrigues, Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL

    “I just wanted to tell you I am SO happy with all the bracelets. I want one in every color – so beautiful!” ~ D. Jonke, Parker CO

    Take a look around here, and if you see something you like, mention this post in the comments section upon check-out, we’ll give you a FREE GIFT with your order!

    Sophie approves too! :)

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    Need Us to Help You Sell Your Custom Rhinestone Shirts? http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/02/need-us-to-help-you-sell-your-custom-rhinestone-shirts/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/02/need-us-to-help-you-sell-your-custom-rhinestone-shirts/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:24:35 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3765 Continue reading ]]> Not only can Sparkle Plenty Designs create your logo, text or business name in premium, long-lasting, SPARKLING (did we say awesome?) rhinestones or Swarovski crystals on caps, totes, shirts, hoodies and so many other types of apparel — if you’re a company, team, club or organization with no online means to sell your goods, we can help you sell them (minimum buy of 25 pcs).

    Please contact Andrew at 215.389.1877 to discuss the opportunities available, and be sure to see what we do in bling here.

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    Bonacquisti Wine Co. in the Sparkle Spotlight http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/bonacquisti-wine-co-in-the-sparkle-spotlight/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/bonacquisti-wine-co-in-the-sparkle-spotlight/#comments Sun, 28 Jan 2018 22:21:35 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3739 Continue reading ]]> Let’s enjoy some wine and sparkling conversation with Emily (in the photo below) manager of Bonacquisti Wine Company. Bonacquisti Wine Co. is a family-owned, urban winery located in a funky, industrial warehouse space in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood. Owned by certified Sommelier and winemaker Paul Bonacquisti, Paul’s art-filled winery strives to make wine more accessible, with the goal of welcoming people into the winery as if they were welcoming them into their own home.

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    What’s something about Bonacquisti Wine Co. you’d like us to know:
    It is the “Cheers” of the winery world. Our mission is to not only educate our customers on the delicious wine selection, but it is also to make sure they remember their visit so they will always return. It’s not what they learned its how they felt when they left. We strive to get to know everyone by name and welcome them to the family in hopes that they will return often.

    What do you love about working at the winery?
    My favorite part are the people we meet and the events we create here. I love to entertain and make sure that every event we host or have at the winery is absolutely a knock out!

    Any surprises/interesting things you’ve learned while at Bonacquisti Wine Co.?

    I have learned more about the art of wine tasting and food pairing. I have learned what it truly means to own a business. There is so much happening behind the scenes than just opening the doors.

    Name one memory at the winery that cracks you up!
    That 81 year old women love their wine as much as the college student. I was delighted to help them order an Uber!!

    What was your first reaction when you saw the custom rhinestone shirts?
    It was an amazing gift from Lee of Sparkle Plenty Designs in December. It stood out to the public as well. The first day I wore it behind the bar, I had several requests to purchase.

    Have you sold apparel at the winery before?
    Yes we have sold T-Shirts in the past.

    Name your favorite Bonacquisti wine?
    Vinny No Neck-Sangiovese. It is named after my nephew Vincent. It is a very nice Table drinking red wine. It is one of our local favorites.

    Well, we have that in common Emily, as we also fell in love with Vinny No Neck when we visited the winery last fall :)
    CHEERS!

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    Sparkle (like sugarplums) dancing in your head? http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/sparkle-like-sugarplums-dancing-in-your-head/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/sparkle-like-sugarplums-dancing-in-your-head/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:32:39 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3705 Continue reading ]]> We often get calls from people asking if we can make their logo (or maybe an idea dancing around in their heads, just like sugarplums) into a bling design for shirts. The answer is always the same: sure we can! It’s what we do…hey, it’s our first name!

    rhinestone shirts by sparkle plenty

    Most of the time, these designs are used to decorate a variety of apparel (tees / tanks / hoodies / jackets), as well as hats and totes. Bling is always a HUGE hit!

    What most people don’t know is that we can take their sparkly design beyond just clothing. We can turn your logo into a bling decal!

    You heard right….imagine a peel and stick rhinestone decal that can be put on just about any surface (your car bumper or back windshield, your laptop or phone, your bedroom mirror, your water bottles for the gym!). You could bling everything!

    But wait…there’s more! What about bling for your skin? You could wear your school letters or even your mascot, in bling, on your face or arm. How cool if everyone you know went to the big game, all decked out in bling tats? Now that’s a cool group photo — something really fun and different. The same goes for music festivals, fundraisers, whatever you like.
    To get started,

    Call us at 215.389.1877 email us or send in a QUOTE FORM, and we’ll answer your questions and get you pricing.

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    Pirate rhinestone tattoo body crystals

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    2018: Your Year to Sparkle! http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/2018-your-year-to-sparkle/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2018/01/2018-your-year-to-sparkle/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:11:37 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3646 Continue reading ]]> Custom rhinestone tees & bling shirts

    Don’t let another year go by without making a statement with your BRAND, MESSAGE or MARKETING by using RHINESTONE BLING as a fantastic, attention-getting option for you, your business, or your clients!

    Custom rhinestone apparel is the perfect conversation starter for just about any business, passion or cause — perfect for fundraising and special events, and it looks AWESOME!

    Sparkle Plenty Designs can create beautiful eye-catching logo-wear in premium rhinestones or stunning Swarovski crystal. Getting started is so easy too, just click *HERE* for our online form, and let’s make 2018 a VERY SPARKLING YEAR!

    Ink is cool, but look at how BEAUTIFUL rhinestones are:
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    New Year’s Resolutions http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2017/12/new-years-resolutions/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2017/12/new-years-resolutions/#comments Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:44:54 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3632 Continue reading ]]> 🥂 We’d love to hear your New Year’s Resolutions ~ any you’d like to share? 🥂
    Ours is to make the world a bit more sparkly of course — which, in turn, makes people SMILE, and we just LOVE making that happen!

    Want some rhinestone sparkle in your world? Sparkle Plenty is here for you!

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    Make Your Special Moments Sparkle! http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2017/12/make-your-special-moments-sparkle/ http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/2017/12/make-your-special-moments-sparkle/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:43:11 +0000 Sparkle Plenty http://site.sparkle-plenty.com/blog/?p=3614 Continue reading ]]> - You and your girls are turning 30 (or 40, or 50, or 60) and you want to celebrate in style with a destination birthday party.

    - Your entire company is traveling to Punta Cana for the annual meeting to discuss the year’s achievements and then you’ll kick back with a huge party after all the boring speeches and numbers talk.

    - You’re helping organize this year’s fundraiser for the charitable foundation near and dear to your heart, and you want to do something different this time…something more special.

    You know what would make these moments really sparkle?
    How about some actual sparkle?

    Alpha Kappa Alpha

    We know a thing or two about this….we’ve been making special events more memorable for well over 15 years.

    While you’re in the moment, and for memories long after the moment has passed, a keepsake shirt or hat is so much more memorable and special when blinged out.

    Your choice: premium rhinestone, or…..if you really want to up your game, Swarovski crystal.

    We’ll take any logo, image or text and make it the “belle of the ball”. Just send us your artwork or your idea, and we’ll take it from there. Start to finish in 2 weeks or less.

    Call us at 215.389.1877, email info@sparkle-plenty.com, or just fill out a QUOTE FORM today.

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