The Bling Blog We ♥ creating crystal & rhinestone sparkle! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:25:30 +0000 en hourly 1 A Sneak Peek… Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:51:13 +0000 Sparkle Plenty A sneak peek of our new Sparkle Plenty Designs home!
COMING SOON (and we’re very excited)!!

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Arbor House B & B (Napa, CA) Takes the Spotlight Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:18:29 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> Let’s head to Napa Valley in today’s Sparkle Spotlight!

This past Spring, Andrew and Lee of Sparkle Plenty Designs visited beautiful Napa Valley and stayed at a wonderful B&B called The Arbor Guest House.
Now, we’re happy to be featuring them in our sparkle spotlight – check out their gorgeous rhinestone logo-wear — and by the way, we highly recommended booking a stay at Arbor House if you head out to Napa!

candy arbor house Arbor House B & B (Napa, CA) Takes the Spotlight

Please tell us a little bit about you & your business.

The Arbor Guest House is a 5 room Bed & Breakfast in Napa, CA. We are a family run Bed & Breakfast and enjoy hosting guests.

What do you enjoy the most about running a bed & breakfast:
Meeting people from all over the world.

— and the hardest thing?
There is nothing hard about running a Bed & Breakfast when you enjoy what you’re doing like we do.

What’s your favorite spot or way to enjoy Napa?
Sitting with a glass of wine anywhere in the Napa Valley.

If you had to open a B&B in another state, where would you go?

We couldn’t imagine leaving the Napa Valley, but if we had to open a Bed & breakfast in another state it would be Hawaii.

And, of course, tell us your thoughts on your new bling-wear ?
We love our bling wear and how our logo shines! We have received so many compliments from our guests.

Dan & Candy

Dan & Candy Cocilova
Owners ~ Innkeepers
Arbor Guest House
1436 G Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707.252.8144
Fax: 707.252.7385

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Promotional Pizazzz! Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:37:45 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> Sparkle Plenty Designs is happy to share a profile of a fabulous promotional product distributor in the sparkle spotlight!

pizazz1 Promotional Pizazzz!

We’re chatting about promotional items (and showing off the sparkle we created) with PIZAZZZ!

We’re happy you loved your rhinestone-wear! Please tell us more about what you do please
Pizazzz is your one stop source for creative advertising specialty, promotional items and printed materials! We can provide literally any item you can imagine with a logo on it!

We have the perfect idea for: customer appreciation, trade show giveaways, sales meetings, grand openings, sales incentives, safety programs, open house, mail enclosures, event promotions, political campaign items, fund raising promotions, banners, table covers, labels, forms, stationary, brochures, holiday gifts, food gift items, non-profit donor gifts, embroidered and screen printed items, cards for any occasion, calendars…if it can be logoed, we have it icon smile Promotional Pizazzz!

pizazz Promotional Pizazzz!

We pride ourselves on more than 20 years of creative ideas, personal service, competitive pricing and on-time delivery! We work within your guidelines and budget to provide the perfect marketing and promotional items to fit your needs.

Any parting words for our readers?
THINKING promotions…BE MEMORABLE…please THINK Pizazzz icon smile Promotional Pizazzz!

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A new line of sparkle (& ink) that gives back! Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:35:46 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> Sparkle Plenty Designs is thrilled to show you a few of our sparkly custom tees we created for customers, a sneak peek of our fabulous new line of ink shirts, and a cameo appearance by a Swarovski crystal bracelet, too!

We believe in paying it forward, so every sale generated gives back to causes and people in need. Please have a look at:

Wear Something that Means Something

You can find all of our items at our shop Sparkle Plenty Designs.

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Promo Products Distributors/Suppliers: We’re on Your Team Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:21:42 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> At Sparkle Plenty Designs we’re more than a supplier — our team is on your TEAM. We’ll help you understand the product, how to present it to make it work for your client, so you make the sale AND keep your client happy.

We can work out a variety of pricing options, and suggest ways to reduce cost to help you make the sale. We also provide mock ups that will move your customer to buying.

We’re clear on this point: when you make the sale, so do we.

lee ange press shot cropped Promo Products Distributors/Suppliers: Were on Your Team

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A Ruff Life Rescue in the Sparkle Spotlight Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:37:29 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> We at Sparkle Plenty love animals — especially dogs — so we love sharing A Ruff Life Rescue with you.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your organization/business
My name is Kristin Mercer, the co founder of it’s A Ruff Life Rescue. I’m an accountant by day and dog rescuer by night icon smile A Ruff Life Rescue in the Sparkle Spotlight . It’s A Ruff Life was formed in 2013. We are an all breed rescue that pulls dogs from high kill shelter all over the country. We also transport the dogs ourselves. We have a group of volunteers That drive to places like Georgia and South Carolina to pick up the dogs and deliver them to our home base in Hamilton, NJ. Our motto is, “Turning Ruff beginnings Into Happy Endings.” We have a great group of fosters in NJ and PA that help rehab, train, and love on the dogs, in order to get them ready for their forever homes.

rescue A Ruff Life Rescue in the Sparkle Spotlight YOU CAN DONATE HERE

How was your recent RUFF LIFE fundraising dinner?
The Spay-Ghetti and No Balls fundraiser was a huge success. Our volunteers worked their butts off to solicit donations that were auctioned off to help raise money for spaying, neutering, and our vet bills. The Mardi Gras themed event was a huge hit, but more importantly, we were able to share a little about what we do and why we do it. One of the shelters we pull from, has a 50% kill rate.. this means that one out of every two dogs that walk in the door, never gets a second chance and dies. This is why it’s so important that people are educated on the importance of spaying and neutering.

What made you decide to do bling shirts, and what was the reaction when people saw them?
We are always looking for new merchandise and lets face it, what other rescue has bling shirts?
We think they look awesome and now people can support the rescue in style. Everyone loves the new shirts, but most especially our fosters.

ruff rescue sparkle A Ruff Life Rescue in the Sparkle Spotlight

Since you are a dog rescue group, feel free to share a humorous story?
There are so many funny and crazy stories, that we could probably write a book, but here’s one of the funnier ones..
We had pulled a litter of pups and when we divided them up to go to their respective fosters, we totally missed the fact that one of the pups was a boy, and not a girl. funnier yet, the foster never even noticed. It wasn’t until the pup was adopted and the adopter called. Long story short, the adopters were fine with it, loved the pup regardless, they just had to rename the pup.

How many furkids do you have?
I have 3 chihuahuas, 3 pugs and a resident Pit bull foster.

Any upcoming fundraisers?
Our next fundraiser is April 9th at the Jackson Pet Valu. We will be hosting doggy pics with the Easter Bunny.

Any parting words?
I would encourage everyone that loves dogs to give fostering a shot. I can’t tell you in words how rewarding it is. The more fosters we have the more lives can be saved. If anyone is interested in signing up, send us an email at

dog ruff A Ruff Life Rescue in the Sparkle Spotlight

Check out our sparkle site and be sure to visit A Ruff Life Rescue.

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Shirts with a cause ❤❤❤ and they look FREAKING AWESOME! Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:44:17 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> Do Women’s Rights, LGBT lives and EQUALITY matter to you? They do to us, and we’ve created a line of cool & comfy t-shirts called WE THE PEOPLE (in both rhinestone and ink) that GIVE BACK to causes you care about, and they look FREAKING AWESOME!

PLEASE KNOW that a portion of ALL proceeds will be given to organizations supporting the rights of women and providing services to women (including women’s shelters) & the LGBT COMMUNITY. PRE-ORDERS will ship in March, all others in stock & ready to ship)

SHOP HERE and you’ll be looking FAB and FEELING GREAT TOO!

tees sparkle Shirts with a cause ❤❤❤ and they look FREAKING AWESOME!

love shirt Shirts with a cause ❤❤❤ and they look FREAKING AWESOME!

(we’re also on INSTAGRAM — please join us!)

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ALPHA FEMALES rule! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:17:06 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> alpha 1 ALPHA FEMALES rule!

refinery sparkle ALPHA FEMALES rule!

Today we’re checking in with the artsy and fabulous Carley Holtsinger

Carley, please share the reason for this cool design?

The idea came to me a few years ago when someone called me an alpha female. Knowing that it was true, I decided to hand bedazzle a sparkly t-shirt proudly displaying “ALPHA FEMALE” across the chest.

— and the bling?
Being that my alter ego is Sparkle Diva, there was no other option but bling!

Short & sweet, and totally AWESOME!
Please be sure to check out her site, follow her at on INSTAGRAM and grab one of those ALPHA FEMALE ts!

Need BLING for YOUR MESSAGE? contact Sparkle Plenty Designs (we’re also on INSTAGRAM — please join us!)

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Peace Love Wine (and of course, rhinestones!) Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:51:20 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> We at Sparkle Plenty Designs are in LOVE with this PEACE LOVE WINE sparkling shirt, and their website. Be sure to hop on over to take a look around (and sign up for their goodies – or maybe even purchase a tee)!

Then, be sure to check out a fabulous Courtesy Post about the company, and here’s a few FUN words with Tiffany, the founder of Peace Love Wine:

What can Sparkle Plenty Designs BLING to life in YOUR world?

wine sparkle Peace Love Wine (and of course, rhinestones!)

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your organization/business:

I say we are a Gals’ Club with Wine Benefits. We offer subscription gift products for the creative woman, fempreneur, or mompreneur who needs a reminder to take some time out for herself. They also make ideal unique real estate closing and client gifts free-spirited female clients. What better way to show appreciation than the gift that keeps on giving in so many ways? Each BOHO box features a handcrafted piece of wearable art (jewelry) by a female artisan in the US. We include a bio and link to her website. And, each box contributes to a non-profit organization. We recently had our launch party which was a wine pairing dinner (of course) and silent auction. A portion of the proceeds are going to The ALS Association in addition to supporting the business. We have also done wine and yoga events (the bling tanks transfer effortlessly from the tasting room to the yoga studio) and we hope to do more live events.

In March we will be doing an online Virtual Happy Hour Retreat called Creative Women, Wine, and Wisdom – How to De-stress, Cultivate Creativity, and Embrace Sisterhood…over a glass of wine.

…and your inspiration?

Peace Love & Wine was inspired over a glass of wine with a close girlfriend who owns a ’79 VW bus. The mermaid muse came to me in a half-meditative/half-doze state. She may not seem like a natural fit, but I figured, it’s my company, if I want a mermaid, then I’m going to have a mermaid.
If people are looking to add a splash of creativity to their lives, I recommend they head over to and sign up to get a free meditative wine-themed download. Then pour a glass of wine and get coloring.

What made you decide to do bling shirts?

Because bling makes everything more fun and life is too short not to sparkle!
First word that popped out when you saw your sparkle-wear?
“Yay!” I get comments wherever I wear it and people often ask where they can get one.

Any fun feedback you’ve received:

I just had a customer who ordered her first BOHO Box and absolutely loved it (which doesn’t include a shirt). Now she wants to order several shirts for herself and girlfriends!

LOVE IT, and your FABULOUS designs and concept!

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“Killer” Sparkle & Michael C. Hall (aka Dexter) Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:37:39 +0000 Sparkle Plenty Continue reading ]]> We at Sparkle Plenty Designs LOVE to hear from our customers about why their particular design resonates with them – here’s Annie’s story about her new beautiful Swarovski sparkle-wear ❤

Please tell us about your idea for this very cool design:

“I am a huge Dexter fan. Watching season 5 of Dexter helped me to heal from an unfortunate encounter with a sociopath.
I wanted Dexter to have a happy ending so I wrote some fan fiction giving Dexter redemption.

I then had the good fortune to personally hand it to Michael C Hall, and 18 months later I was able to see Michael star in David Bowie’s musical LAZARUS, and I was lucky enough to see Michael again at the stage door. He remembered me, and I asked him if he liked the story. He told me that my story was amazing. That moment was very special.

As a writer, the fact that Michael liked my story meant more to me than an Academy Award. I WAS SO HAPPY with the AXL/DC shirts that you made for me, that I wanted to crystallize the memory of that day.

It also made me think of the AC/DC song, If you want Blood you got it.”

~ Annie

Check out the “KILLER” SPARKLE and Michael C. Hall here:
dexter insta Killer Sparkle & Michael C. Hall (aka Dexter)

Michael C Hall 1 Killer Sparkle & Michael C. Hall (aka Dexter)

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