Sunday, 30 December 2012

End of 2012

I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday, I certainly did :)

You can get FREE worldwide shipping at my etsy shop (until January 1st 2013), just use the code ENDOF2012 at the checkout!
www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com 

Hope you all have a Happy New Year :)

Amz, Black Sunshine x

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Big Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Black Sunshine Giveaway!

The winners are...


Freya Christy - Full custom crochet dread set
Amber Diehl - Custom crochet accent dread kit
Maureen Harman - Goody bag
Congratulations guys! :) I will be contacting you very soon!

I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




Monday, 29 October 2012

The Big Giveaway! - Now Closed

To celebrate reaching 2000 likes on the Black Sunshine Facebook page I have a started a big giveaway!
Three possible prizes to win; A full custom dread kit, custom accent kit and a surprise goody bag!

Its very easy to enter

EDIT: I know some of you are having problems viewing/entering the giveaway on your mobiles. So for those of you who are just leave a comment on my blog post here (don't forget your contact e-mail address) and I will add you to the entries :) I don't want anyone getting left out


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, 20 October 2012

October fun

This is turning out to be a pretty busy month :) I do like being busy!

The other week Black Sunshine teamed up with the amazing Bubble Fusion to do a photo shoot with the very talented photographer, Luci Alice. Here are a couple of the shots, more can be seen on the Black Sunshine Facebook page.



All dreads and accessories from Black Sunshine
Corsets made by Bubble Fusion

The Black Sunshine facebook page is nearly at an amazing 2000 likes! When it hits that number I will be starting a big giveaway for a full set of custom dreads plus other goodies :)

I was also lucky enough to be featured by a great site called Daft Crafts. They help promote all handmade artists and are super friendly and nice! If you want to check out my feature and learn a bit more about my adventure with Black Sunshine over the past eight years just click HERE.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

New Slime Heart necklaces

I've added a few new goodies to my etsy shop over the last week including the new Slime Heart necklace (and hair clips are coming soon!)
Each one is completely made by hand and are super cute! There is also a listing for a custom heart, where you can choose your own two colours!

www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com


Monday, 1 October 2012

What's New..

Added some cute new clay creations to my etsy shop!





All of my clay creations are all made by hand! Moulded, sanded, given an undercoat, painted with acrylic paints and then finished with several layers of protective varnish.



Thursday, 13 September 2012

Whoop! 200 Sales!


I have reached 200 sales on my store :D
A big thank you to all of my customers! To celebrate you can get 15% off at my shop with the code 2HUNDRED (just use the code at the check out)

www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

New sample pack available

Hi everyone :)

First off, thanks to those who entered my 50% off a custom dread order. The winner has been announced and you can see all the info HERE.

Today I added a new listing to my etsy store for a crochet dread sample pack. This sample pack contains 1x single ended and 1x double ended crochet dreads (colour & length picked at random). This is a great offer for those of you who haven't had dreads before or want a closer look at my crochet natural style of dreads before purchasing a full kit.
Plus if you later decide to order a full set after buying and receiving this sample pack, I will deduct the cost of this pack from your custom order total.
Interested? Check out the etsy listing HERE :)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Random Giveaway!

Another on of my random giveaways :) To win a 'Cosmos in a jar' necklace!

Anyone can enter just follow the bits below :) a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Teaming up with Big Fat Betty!

The fabulous Big Fat Betty is currently holding a giveaway over on her blog! All of the prizes are handmade by moi :D So I suggest you guys go and enter and check out her  pages!

Just click HERE

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Special Offer! NOW CLOSED

NOW CLOSED - winner will be announced in the next couple of days!

One Slot for a 50% off custom order!

I am offering one custom order slot for a full dread kit of 40 double ended or 80 single ended crochet dreads, with 50% off!

But I want to make this fun, so its going to be like a competition :)

So for you chance to 'win' this slot all you have do to is email me your desired colour combo for your dreads, be as vague or as specific as you like, feel free to add inspiration photos too :)

Please mark your e-mail with the subject '50% off dreads!'

E-mail: blacksunshineiow@hotmail.co.uk

The rules & boring stuff (please read)

- Please only enter this if you want to actually purchase a dread kit
- Shipping is not included in the 50% off
- Want to know how much the kit would be? Well a long set (20 inches) is usually £80, so if your chosen, the set will only be £40
- Only one entry per person
- Open worldwide!


The most creative/ interesting entry will be chosen by me on Saturday the 8th of September 2012



Saturday, 21 July 2012

Open for custom orders

Hey everyone :)
Im currently taking on custom orders at the moment for custom dreads ( crochet natural dreads only right now).
Lots of different colours to choose from, from naturals to neons, so your perfect dread kit can be created just for you!
 If you are interested in ordering just send me an e-mail with what you are wanting and I will get back to you asap with a price!
Alternatively you can contact me via my facebook page or just check out my custom listings on etsy.


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Newness!

Hey everyone :)

First off, I must apologise again if you had problems commenting here on my last giveaway. To make up for it I have started another one HERE on my Facebook page.

Lots of new goodies on my Etsy store too, including gem necklaces, a slot for a custom crochet dread order and some very unique cushion covers!
If your in the UK you can get FREE shipping with the code 'RAINYDAYS'

Recently I did a dread swap with some of the lovely ladies from the Facebook hair extensions society group.  I received dreads from Wicked Locks, and I love them!


Monday, 2 July 2012

Shimmery Goodness

Over the last few days Ive been working with some air dry clay and came up with these cute necklaces and hair clips! Im not 100% finished on them, but here is a 'lil look :)
I stick each of the tiny gems on my hand which is very fiddly and time consuming, but very satisfying when finished :) What do you guys think?



Saturday, 30 June 2012

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway. I apologize for any problems you guys have had with commenting and to make up for it, I will hold another give away very soon!

But the winner of my accent dread give away is Violet (of violetrain dreads)! Congratulations :) I shall be in contact asap to find out what you would like your dreadies to be like :)

Thanks Again everyone x

Friday, 22 June 2012

Give away info!

I know some of you have been having problems entering the give away on this blog by it not letting some of you comment.
I have set up a new way to enter on my facebook page www.facebook.com/blacksunshinedreads just click the 'giveaway' tab and follow the steps.

If you have already entered here it still counts! Sorry about that guys x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Win! Giveaway time! -NOW CLOSED _

Last night the Black Sunshine Facebook page went over 1500 likes! (Thank you everyone :) ) So now its time to hold a giveaway. I would usually do this on Facebook but seeing as its not really allowed I don't want to risk getting my page deleted, so it will be held here :) You can enter even if you don't have a blogger/ blogspot account (just make sure you include your contact e-mail)


This giveaway is for a custom dread accent kit (either 20 SE or 10DE), you can choose the colours and style!

How to enter:
Just comment here on this blog post

For extra entries:
1. Tweet 'I want to win dreads from @blacksunshineiw http://blacksunshineiow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/win-giveaway-time.html'
2. Go to my Etsy store ( www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com) and post a link to your favourite item here.

One winner will be picked at random (using random.org) on Saturday the 30th June 2012.
Anyone can enter (Worldwide) and I will pay postage



Friday, 8 June 2012

Shimmer Shimmy Pots!

New to my etsy store are the shimmer shimmy pots! Cute little bottles filled with shimmering love :)


At the moment I just have the one Ice Cream shimmer shimmy pot up for grabs on my etsy store (shown left), I have kept the pink and purple glitter pot all for myself :) I will be adding lots more soon though!

www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com

Thursday, 31 May 2012

May Update

Lots of things going on this month!

First off I finally got around to making a photo/ video tutorial for my crochet dreads and uploaded it to youtube,  I know a lot of people wanted to see one so I hope it helps :)


I have updated the main Black Sunshine website (www.blacksunshineiow.com) with a full price list and lots of pretty dread photos :)
There are lots of new listings on my etsy store, including some very cute rings! New photos added to the leg warmers listings too, so you can get an idea of what they look like when worn :) If would you like some in different colours than the listings just send me a message and I will get back to you asap :)

I'm working on a few custom orders right now so look out for some new photos. Plus I will be taking custom dread orders on at the end of June.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Upcoming Giveaway!

I will be holding a free give away here on my blog when the Black Sunshine Facebook page gets to 1,500 likes! Not long to go so spread the word!

Prize will be a custom made accent dread kit plus some other little trinkets :)

http://facebook.com/blacksunshinedreads

Monday, 14 May 2012

The Resin Adventure

Recently I got myself some clear jewellery resin to experiment with. I waited until it was nice day so I could do it all outside, as this stuff smells! Even when I took it out of the packaging it smelt :/ (luckily once mixed & set the smell goes).

I got myself some cheap silicone ice cube moulds from the pound shop to use first off, as some of the silicone moulds Ive seen online are expensive and I didnt want to ruin them if I messed up.

Here was my first attempt. I don't think I mixed the resin and the catalyst correctly as these stayed sticky.


My second attempt turned out much better (no stickyness), and I just stuck some random things in it to experiment.

And my 3rd try with some heart silicone moulds, these came out loads better.


I was much happier with these and made one into a ring just as a prototype. Hopefully I will perfect these in the next month or so and have them up for sale as ring and necklace sets :) So keep an eye on my etsy store.



Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Dreads on Heads

I've had some lovely customer pics sent to me recently of my awesome customers wearing dread from me :) I've uploaded them to my FB page and finally updated the main website www.blacksunshineiow.com
But heres a few for you to take a peak at :)



Sunday, 25 March 2012

Knitted Wares

I've added lots of lovely hand knitted items to my etsy store, including hand warmers, scarves and leg warmers! All in unique bright colours.
Me, I cant knit lol, but all of these items are hand knitted by my mum.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mini Give Away

I'm holding a mini give away on my facebook page right now, all you have to is like my page, Black Sunshine Dreads, and comment on the mini give away note :) Nice and easy!


One winner will receive a sample of my crochet dreads, a pixel bow necklace, hand knitted hand warmers and a domo kun fridge magnet.
Hurry this ends tomorrow!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Update

I've added quite a few more ready made dread kits to my etsy store as well as some new kitty necklaces!

www.blacksunshineiow.etsy.com


I will be holding another free dread raffle on my facebook page when it hits 1500 likes!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Last chance - Surprise Dread kit offer!


This week is the last time my surprise dread kit will be on offer. It will be back at some point later in the year but at the moment you have until midnight on Saturday the 25th of February to get your hands on one!

In this surprise kit you can choose from 10 double ended dreads or 20 single ended (shoulder length), the surprise is the colour and style! And it just 8.99 GBP (worldwide shipping).

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81503723/surprise-accent-dreads-se-or-de

Friday, 17 February 2012

Crochet goodness!

Ive been working on my crochet style dreads for the last few weeks. Took me a while but I got there :)

I just listed this full set of 40 DE dreads in this style in browns, black & deep purple. They are are much lighter than my usual twisted dreads and have a much more natural look to them :)



Click here to view the listing on etsy

If any of you make dreads or are just learning and havent already joined the Hair Extension Society on Facebook you should! It has lots of links to tutorials as well as the really useful feedback polls.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

February Update!

February already!? And it is mighty cold! Ive been keeping warm by making lots of new goodies for my etsy store including pre-made dread kit and falls! I will be adding more all the time.


I have also made this uber charm necklace featuring lots of cute characters such as Hello Kitty, Totoro, Jack Skellington and others!



Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Zelda Pixel Hearts Valentines offer!

I have just added a new listing my Etsy store for a limited time set for Valentines day. The set includes a Zelda Hearts necklace and matching hair clip and key ring.
Perfect gift for any Zelda fan or for your self ;)
All of these items are available separability on my Etsy store but buying them in this set gives you a saving of £3.98! 
Click HERE to view the listing :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone :) Hope you all had a great Christmas time.

Just to let you know I am taking custom dread orders again. If you would like to know more please feel free to contact me via my etsy store or email me directly