Friday, October 12, 2012

Sparkle! Has Gorgeous Jewelry for Every Geeky Fandom

by Sara N.

I fell in love at this year's Chicago Comic Con.

Luckily for my husband (and unluckily for my bank account), my new love affair is with Sparkle! jewelry.


Sparkle! Unique Jewelry & Gifts has handcrafted pieces for so many different sci fi and fantasy fandoms that you're almost guaranteed to find something that will make your nerdy little heart sit up and beg. Doctor Who. Harry Potter. Buffy. Game of Thrones. Supernatural. Firefly. Zombies. Vampires. Comic books. Steampunk. Literary heroes. Fairies. Quotations. Birds. Octopi. Dragons.

And it's all gorgeous. Let me show you the things I brought home with me from Chicago. (I especially love the subversive thrill of wearing the zombie necklace to stuffy meetings. It's subtle enough that it doesn't scream "I loves me some undead hijinks," but you know it's there.)


Next are two reversible necklaces. I'm usually a Betty, but it's nice to have the option of a Veronica once in a while.



You can find many, many, many more pictures of Sparkle's! gorgeous work on its Facebook page, where you'll also find earrings, purse hangers, rings, hair wraps, bracelets ... basically what I'm saying is, last week's paycheck? It'll be gone.

Fair warning: Sparkle! is based in Lawrenceville, Ga., and its owners travel around the country from convention to convention. Hence, they don't do as many online sales because of the constantly shifting nature of their inventory. I guess what I'm saying is, if you see something you like, get yourself to Georgia. Or to a con. Or on the phone to place your custom order. (Seriously, when I talked to the owner in Chicago, she said to call or email the store if you see something you like online but can't be there in person to buy it.) Sparkle! does have an Etsy store that goes on hiatus during its traveling season, so be sure to check it out there, too.

Seriously, browse through the Sparkle! website and its Facebook gallery. I spent an embarrassing amount of time wandering through its Chicago Comic Con display agog with wonder, trying to stop myself from BUYING ALL OF THE THINGS. I'm betting you'll love the jewelry that much, too.

Update: My husband read this post last night and said, "Huh. I didn't know you bought so many necklaces." So there's a downside to blogging after all, I guess.
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3 comments:

  1. These are very cool! Will definitely take a look at the Etsy store.

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    1. Unfortunately, the Etsy shop is closed down right now. But when I talked to the shop owner in Chicago, she said to contact Sparkle! if you see a picture of something you like, and they'll be able to work with you so you can own it.

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  2. Awww! Thanks so much for the shout out!!! We are currently at New York Comic Con but do plan to get the etsy shop open again in November when Con season is done! IN the meantime, truly, message us, call us, whatever, if you see something in our facebook photos you want! If we still have it, we will make sure it becomes yours!

    Thanks again for the awesome blog!!! Hope to see you next year in Chicago!!!

    Meg & the Sparkle! Girls

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