Sunday, November 13, 2011

"VOGUE - The Secret Address Book" features Saima Anwar & Crystal Iced

It is so exciting to be included in the VOGUE Secret Adress Book, which is in the December 2011 issue of Vogue UK.
To quote in the words of Vogue:
"Saima Anwar
Call it personalisation, customisation, or prettification but we are endlessly tempted to decorate generic objects making them your own. If you'd like your decorative flourishes to have more decorative flair call on Saima Anwar. Swarovski elements are the detail of choice for this meticulous craftswoman and she can personalise any object you desire."

Love it!! Thank you for all the lovely emails, messages & requests I have been receiving in relation this article xoxo

Estee Lauder Swarovski Lipstick Designs by Crystal Iced

Estee Lauder LIPSTICKS with Swarovski Crystals! These are officially the hotest accessory around. You can swap the lids onto a new lipstick when required.

The 8 cute designs will be available are 8 different shades of lipsticks. As they are limited edition, they can only be purchased this Christmas at Harrods (2011). So make sure you get your hands on you EL "lippy" before it sells out.
I'm so very proud of these designs I made for Estee Lauder! :D

Crystal Iced "Rainbow Brite" iPhone 4

So I received a challenge to create Rainbow Brite on the back of an iPhone for my long time client Helen! Helen always asks for the cutest Crystal Iced designs for her phone, but this had to be one of the most challenging design I had received (ever).

The above picture is the brief.. To create Rainbow Brite on the white iPhone 4. Here are the results:

I'm so happy Helen requested this design, because it's just showed me that there is no limit to what can be done at Crystal Iced! 
Helen loves her new Rainbow Brite Crystal Iced iPhone 4 and it just looked stunning in real life too xoxo

The MOST amazing high heel shoes in the WORLD

After watching Beyonce's "Telephone" video (by Lady Gaga) I remember spotting a gorgeous pair of high heel shoes she was wearing.

This inspired me to put forward a challenge to myself, to create a Swarovski Crystal version of the shoes. After over a year of pondering (& having little time also) I finally decided to go ahead any make my Diamant et Perles design on the shoes in almost every Swarovski shade available! The results were jaw dropping...
I've never seen a prettier pair of Swarovski heels in my life and anyone who see's them has to agree. Heres a video:

The amazing response to these shoes led to a prettiful commission by one of my clients Amanda. Amanda wanted the same design on her white Blackberry 9780 mobile phone, so I went for a more silver base colour and all the pretty colours too. Here is what I came up with:

Amanda adores her Diamant et Perles BB 9780 and so do I! The huge variety of Swarovski colours used on the phone make you want to sit and stare it it for hours on end 

Alex Song Arsenal Footballers Crystal Iced Trainers

Hi all,

Been a while since I blogged last, but have been working on some super amazing projects and commissions, hence the delay.

First of all I would like to share with you a pair of fully covered trainer's which belong to the one and the only ALEX SONG, footballer for Arsenal. I went for blacks and silver tones to keep the look very classy and manly of course:

Colours used were: Jet, Cosmojet, Crystal & Jet Hematite. 

Alex loves his new Crystal Iced trainers! :) xoxo

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Living on a Crystal lined Cloud #9

It's common practice for me to have a big smile on my face at work. I love my job lots and lots and especially am thrilled when receiving an envelope addressed to me like this:

Oh yes! It contained my 11th thank you card from Kemi Liza and its out of this world cute! The message inside is the sweetest.

It is now proudly on show in my office. Making any other business owners who visit me very jealous indeed :) 
I love how my collection makes jaws drop in awe. 

More to the point, heres the design I created for Kemi Liza's Blackberry Torch:

Explains why shes in love with CI right? :) Thank you Kemi for sending me to cloud #9. Very sweet card 

We're also currently working on a fabulously sparkly project for some huge brands! Watch this space for more info. 

Blog again soon. Ttys xoxo

How to Create a CI'd Crazy Cupcake Manicure

Don't you think these nails are amazing? Mad manicures... We ♥ them :)

I think it's something that has to be tried at one point or another (it's so simple). It's basically inspired by our CandyPop Cupcake Ring, which is a gorgeous little kitsch ring made with Swarovski Crystals. Here's how you can make the nails to match..
You will need:
1. Moderately good sized nails.
2. Pink and white nail varnish.
3. Swarovski Crystals, or whatever type you can get hold of.
4. A slim brush.
5. A bit of time to experiment. (and maybe some nail varnish remover in case things go wrong).
How to do it:
1. Apply one full layer of pink to your nails using your nail varnish brush.
2. Apple white coloured nail varnish to the tips of your nails. A bit like frosting. You will need to put your crystals in the white nail varnish before it dries.
3. Then using a thin paint brush, apply a thin line across (like in the picture).
4. Voila! Leave the nails to dry, slip on your ring if you haven't already and your good to go!

Heres a picture of a similar style, featuring the CandyPop Strawberry Ring, credit goes to Kayleigh Beaumont. Lovely client and friend of CI/CPJ. She is the inspiration behind me creating the Cupcake nails! Thank you Kay. We  xoxo

Olivia Song's Crystal Iced iPhone 4 Case.

This February, I had the great pleasure of designing a Crystal Iced masterpiece for wife of famous Arsenal footballer Alex Song; Olivia Song. Here is what Olivia went for on her Apple iPhone 4:
The Diamant et Perles w/ Butterfly and Initials design. Using  colour combinations Jet, Cosmojet, Black Diamond, Crystal, White Opal, AB and Pearl. It turned out stunning and Olivia is delighted with it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We ♥ Google!

Did I tell you I'm in love with Google? It's nothing new... It's just that I do everything with Google day in day out. Let's not get started on this topic because I could go on forever :) *I really do love Google*.
Google is the coolest brand in the world and to receive a commission from them has to be the highlight of the start of this year (along with the launch of CPJ of course). Project was to CI 6 of the Google Nexus S phones for a competition. Here is what we came up with:
Out of this world! Especially with the cute Android on it. The background is made up of Cosmojet Swarovski stones, with the Google logo and Android outline made up of Crystal, and the Android filled with Jet. Google was very impressed indeed!

Also, for all who are curious and didn't catch our Facebook post, this is what we made for our competition winner Claire Kellichan last month:

Claire went for the legendary Diamant et Perles style, in custom colours of her choice. Crystal AB, Pearl background, with accents of Amethyst and Light Rose. Initial CK was made in Purple Velvet. Extremely sparkly and the ultimate design to go for.
Claire also sent me this thank you card, which was extremely sweet of her, as I really didn't expect it. Thank you so much Claire. Its my 10th card to date. Will be treasured for ever and ever:


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today has just been the most amazing day at CI. The excitement and hubbub around my new jewellery brand Candy Pop Jewellery is phenomenal. Thank you for all the supportive messages, it means alot to me.

It has been a roller coster few months, but CPJ is all ready and online. I love all the jewellery designs. All cute and quirky in their own way. A very proud sister brand to Crystal Iced.
It's all go go go here, and we're working to complete a huge commission by the ever so amazing Google! Will upload the photos soon.

TTYS, love you all lots


P.S. I ♥ CI & CPJ :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Candy Pop Jewellery is Born.

So heres the exciting news I was going on about in my last post. After months of organising, designing, visualizing our new brand Candy Pop Jewellery is almost ready to be revealed! The launch date has been set to Thursday the 3rd of February, so only a week left. 

It's been an exciting few months and being a sister brand to Crystal Iced, you are guaranteed to be seeing some super cool jewellery designs, incorporated with Swarovski Crystal where ever we can and of course great service too.

Cute, quirky and funky it the motto. Here's a sneak preview of one of the designs. This is an adorable working miniature vintage style hand mirror, adorned with a genuine Swarovski Crystal Pearl.

The online shop will be revealed next Thursday, so please check back for the update. In the meantime, you can follow Candy Pop Jewellery on Facebook and Twitter.