Wednesday 28 December 2011

Big Sale!

Hope you guys all had a great Christmas! I certainly did and I am sad that it was all over so quickly.

So for today only use the code ITSOVER to get 40% off your orders at my etsy store!

Monday 19 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost here :D Hope your all ready and excited! I hope you all have an awesome time.

There are a few new pre-made accent dread kits on my etsy store ready to be shipped!

And dont forget to enter my free dread raffle on my facebook page

Monday 5 December 2011

Birthday discount!

Seeing as it my birthday this month Ive set up a discount code on my etsy store, just use the code BIRTHDAY to get 15% off of your order :) 

Saturday 3 December 2011

The 1000 give away & other news

The Black Sunshine Facebook page now has over 1000 likes! :D Thank you everyone.
So to celebrate this I'm holding  give away, which is 100% free to enter, to win yourself some dreads
Check out THIS note

In other news Im just finishing up a few custom dread orders and have discovered mini hama! I love creating with hama beads, and these mini ones are so cute, even if they are a complete pain to pick up!
Heres a picture for the comparison in size, the mini hama is on the top.

Last week I attended the Devolution magazine Christmas party in Reading. It was mucho fun as always :)
I asked my friend Maria of Bubble Fusion to make me a shrug hoodie for the night.
Its black fleece with blue zebra trim and a plastic heart in the back. I LOVE it! It also has cat ears on the hood ^-^
She makes some really awesome stuff and takes custom orders so be sure to check her out!
Etsy store:

Thursday 1 December 2011

Zombie Kitty Winner!

The winner of my zombie kitty / Jack Skellington hair clips is Amy Sawyer! :)

Thank you to everyone for entering and sharing my blog!

My next giveaway will be on my facebook page 

Thursday 10 November 2011

Blogger Giveaway!

Im doing a give away here on my blog for a change :)

Its a free giveaway to win a  Zombie Kitty necklace hand made by me and a set of Jack Skellington / skull hair clips !

How to enter
1. Comment here saying anyhing you like =1 entry

To get more entries (optional)
- Go to my etsy store ( ) and post a link to a item you like and why (+ 1 entry)
- Tweet the following 'I want to win goodies from @blacksunshineiw ' (+ 1 entry)
- Post about this giveaway on your own blog (+1 entry)

Please post each entry as a separate comment!

Make sure you leave an e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you :)
Any one can enter, worldwide shipping is included!

A winner will be picked on  December the 1st 2011

Thursday 3 November 2011

Cute Kitties!

Recently I've been experimenting with fimo / polymer clay and came up with these cute kitty designs that are now available on my etsy store! 

Saturday 29 October 2011

Tumblr giveaway!

Im holding a give-away on my tumblr blog to win a pixel bow hair clip!

Just follow and reblog THIS on your tumblr

Ends tomorrow night at 10pm!

Thursday 27 October 2011

Win dreads & Discount!

There is still time to enter my dread raffle to win a full set of custom dreads (100 SE or 50 DE) in any length, colour & style! Click HERE to see the note with all the info on my facebook page.

Plus you can still get 10% off all orders at my etsy store with the code HALLOWEEN (offer ends midnight 31st Oct) 

Sunday 23 October 2011

Dready photo update

Ive been doing quite a few custom orders and pre-made sets of dreads over the last few weeks.
So heres some of my favourites
For more photos please follow my FB page
I am slowly updating my actual website Hopefully I get it fully finished and pretty looking very soon :)

Thursday 6 October 2011

Chance to win dreads & help Devolution Magazine!

Dread raffle from Black Sunshine Dreads!

This is not a free raffle like my usual giveaways but it is for a good cause!

Devolution Magazine is currently having some problems and need to help to keep it going.

You can find all the info here ->!/event.php?eid=131454686956048 and you can check out their FB page

So 50% off the ticket sales will go to Devolution magazine! And the other half will pay for the hair of the winners dreads.

1st PRIZE a set of 50 double ended dreads in any length or 100 single ended dreads in any length. In any colours (up to 4)

A second prize will be added if I get enough entries.

How to enter:
- One entry costs £1 or get 10 entries for £5
- Please send the money as a GIFT and DO NOT mention raffle anywhere on paypal (they dont like them), just simply write DEVOLUTION DREADS

- Please send payment to

- Include your facebook name or comment here saying you have entered and I will message you your numbers :)

The winner will be picked at random (using on the 7th of November 2011
Worldwide shipping is included in the prize

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Save Devolution Magazine!

Are you a fan of Devolution Magazine? Sadly they are curently experiencing an unforeseen crisis, but it's nothing they can't overcome with the support of us, their fans and friends!

They have an event on Facebook, which you can see HERE, which lets you know how YOU can help.

I currently have some pre-made dreads on my etsy store, all proceeds of which will be sent to Devolution Magazine!

Sunday 25 September 2011

Halloween Discount!

Get 10% off all orders from my etsy store with the code 'HALLOWEEN'

Friday 23 September 2011

Dread Overload!

Im currently not taking on any more custom dread orders until November, Im fully booked with some lovely custom orders :) If you would like to be added to the list to start in November just let me know.

I do have some pre-made dreads ready  to be shipped on my etsy store --> HERE
Including these chunky wrapped falls I added just yesterday!

I will be holding another free dread giveaway on my Facebook page when it gets to 800 likes (only 14 more to go) 

Thursday 22 September 2011

Halloween! Can you help? (it helps you too!)

As some of you may or may not know I am sponsoring this years Painless Parties Halloween Ball.
This is an evening of live music, burlesque and side show attractions here on the Isle of Wight.

(For all the details on this event please see here ->  )
We have 16 V.I.P tickets for sale. And each of those 16 people will recieve a goody bag!
So what we are looking for is donations for our goody bags. Now this can be anything from business cards/ flyers, badges, vouchers etc

I like doing things like this as it is a good (and free ) way to advertise for small business's :)

If you would like to donate just letting me know here, e-mailing me at or you can send me a private message on my profile


Amz - Black Sunshine Dreads

Monday 19 September 2011

New logo!

I recently commissioned the very talented SugarMilk to design the new Black Sunshine logo.
And she has done an awesome job! I love the lil pac man ghost hair clip and bow necklace details and the colours are awesome. Be sure to check out her page

Thursday 15 September 2011

The Boiler room Halloween Ball!

You may remember last years big Painless Parties Halloween show! Well this year there is another one for you!
Sponsered by myself, Black Sunshine Dreads, and Beat This , Painless Parties brings you 'The Boiler room Halloween Ball'! It will be on the 5th of November 2011 at St Georges Park, Isle of Wight.

Hosting this year’s event will be none other than the one & only Hel Painless
Live music comes from the Islands premier metal band Puritan Slain  

Burlesque & Boylesque (this is where people take their clothes off) performances come from
Midnight Iris
Peter Deviant Vert &
Roxy Twirls

Organ Grinder with all the fun & games of a twisted sideshow will also be on hand to turn heads & your stomach as they bring to you acts like
Walking on Broken Glass
The Human Pincushion
Bed of Nails
The Human Blockhead
Pierced Weight Lifting
The Human Dart Board

This years event is going to be more formal & this is how we are going to do it, all persons in attendance will be seated during the event, tables & chairs will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. So if you want a good seat you will have to be there early boils & ghouls

All seats are £5 per person (Standard seating will be available on the door)

How ever there will be 16 V.I.P tickets available at £10 per person which will allow you access to the event prior to the stated opening times for a meet & greet of all the performers, a small glass of something (last year it was champagne) & reserved front row table along with a goodie bag which will include a signed program of the event itself (which will not be available anywhere else)

V.I.P tickets are currently available from The Beat This drum store in Newport (IOW).

It's gonna be awesome! So we will see you there

Click HERE to view this event on Facebook

Sunday 11 September 2011

Surprise Dread offer!

I have added a new listing to my etsy store or a 'Surprise Accent Dread Kit'! This offer is perfect if you have never had dreads before and you want to give me a little try without spending out to much.
You get to choose from 10 double ended dreads or 20 single ended dreads. The surprise is the colour and style! :) If there are any colours you really would'nt like you can add that with your order.

To view this listing on my etsy store just click HERE

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :)

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Latest Dreads

The last winner of my facebook page chose 40 SE dreads in blends of yellow, sky blue and red. At first I wasnt sure of this colour combo but I think it actually works really well.

I just finished on a pair of falls in a Halloween theme to sell on my Etsy store. These were fun to make.

I have some new custom orders to work on which is always exciting :) And two dread installs to do tomorrow! Busy! :) But I am still taking custom orders.

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Another Giveaway Comin Up!

I will be holding another dread giveaway will be coming up soon! As soon as my Facebook page gets to 800 likes I will start the giveaway to win an accent kit of custom dreads, all for free!

So all you have to do is like my page

Sunday 21 August 2011

Out & About

Over the last couple of week me and my other half, Mr. Strange, have been recording bits and pieces for his new music video. We found some great places, here on the Isle of Wight, and I took a few photos. I feel very lucky to live so near to these lovely beaches and woodland. And I loved the old bunker and derelict chalets we found.

If you would like to see the videos that where made at these locations take a look at the Mr. Strange Media blog :)

Thursday 18 August 2011

New Creations

Since solely working from home on goods for my Etsy store and custom dread work I have been doing quite a lot of different projects. I must admit doing this makes me much happier than sitting in a shop, which I did previously. :)

I just finished a set of custom dread falls for an etsy custom in some gorgeous colours and she requested them to be all candy canes!

I have also made some new felt plushy hair clips and Im working on some new designs which I have yet to complete. My latest ones are these pacman ghost hair clips.

Click HERE to view them on my etsy store

And finally I've been working on a custom latex mask for the guitarist of The Shanklin Freak Show. He asked for a 'plague victim' type mask. So heres a lil peek of what it looks like so far.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Free shipping!

Get FREE shipping on all orders from my Etsy store with the code 'FREEPOSTING' this offer will go on until the end of august :)

Im also taking orders for custom dreads (see my facebook page for photos, info etc) and its free worldwide shipping on them too!

Sunday 14 August 2011

Free Dread raffle!

The FREE dread raffle has now started on my Facebook page!

I just finished these dread falls for a lovely customer :)
Colours: charcoal grey, purple & baby blue

Wednesday 10 August 2011

New hair clips!

Ive been working on some Totoro hair clips for a while and finally finished them :) They are now available to buy from my Etsy store
View the etsy listing HERE

I have also added some more colours to my leopard print heart hair clips. You can now choose from pink, blue, yellow or red!
To view the etsy listing click HERE

Saturday 6 August 2011

Pink & White!

Just added another accent dread kit to my Etsy store! 12 single ended dreads in baby pink & creamy white. They remind me of coconut ice :)
Click HERE to view the listing

Friday 5 August 2011

Fruit Salad Dreads!

I just added some lovely summery fruit salad themed dreads to my Etsy store
There are 12 single ended dreads in neon orange, neon yellow & pink. They are thicker than the usual dreads I made but I am really happy with how they come out :) And luckily it was a nice sunny day to get a good pic!

Click HERE to view the listing on etsy

Wednesday 3 August 2011


Just added a set of pre-made dreads to my etsy store! 50 DE dreads in black, deep purple and turquise. Can be made into falls on request.
To view the listing just HERE

Sunday 31 July 2011

Open for business!

My Etsy store is open for business again :) Ive listed lots of custom dreads, pixel jewellery and bags. Plus these cute new leopard print heart hair clips. Choose from pink or blue!

And don't forget to 'like' my facebook page as I will be holding a free dread raffle when it hits 600 'likes'!

Friday 29 July 2011

Cute necklaces for sale!

I have made a new folder on my facebook fanpage of all the cute charm necklaces I have for sale! Including Hello Kitty, Totoro, Gloomy bear & more!
All prices included p&p to the UK, I can also post outside of the Uk, just contact me for a price :)

Just click HERE to view the folder on facebook

Wednesday 27 July 2011

It's all about the hair!

Having a very busy couple of weeks with closing my shop/business, Red Sun, and moving house. Nearly all over now though and I can get to work on the many ideas I have for dread kits and accessories!

Last week I finished a dread kit for a customer. 50 double ended full length dreads in blonde, sky blue & neon pink. Today I got to install them :) Here is the lovely Sky, they really suited her!

At the weekend I worked on some new ideas for hair clips! So I made myself a trial pair to wear to a wedding on Saturday. Im in love with purple leopard print :)

I dont know why this photo has made them look different sizes, in real life they are the exact same size?! lol

Monday 18 July 2011

'Lil Holiday

My Etsy store will be closed for a short holiday from the 25th of July and re-opening on the 1st of August. So be sure to shop before then :) Get free shipping with the code 'whoop'

Monday 4 July 2011

Dread News

Been working on a few lovely custom dread orders over the last few weeks plus I have added some pre-made kits and accents to my Etsy Shop which are at very low price to make way for new stock so grab a bargain while you can :)

I will not be taking on anymore custom dread orders until August but if you are interested in ordeing please let me know and I can add you to the waiting list :)

Heres a pic of a custom order I finished yesterday in blends of orange red & dark golden yellow

Sunday 26 June 2011

The Corpse Bazaar

My friend has just started her own lil selling page over on Facebook and it is well worth a look! Handmade clothing and jewelry good enough to eat! ^-^

Click HERE to view the page

Wednesday 22 June 2011


Get 20% off all orders at my etsy store with the code JUNESALE
Ive added some pre-made accent dreads and new jewellery!

Plus don't forget to like my new facebook page - - as I will be holding another giveaway at 300 likes!

Sunday 5 June 2011

New Facebook page!

I have made a new Facebook like page for Black Sunshine dreads

Please go and show it some love :)

Wednesday 25 May 2011

New dread kit on etsy!

I have just listed a dread kit on etsy. This kit is pre-made and ready to be shipped out!
30 double ended wrappy dreads in blonde, baby pink, sky blue & turquise blue!

Click HERE to view the listing on etsy :)
Plus I have reduced the price of clip in dreads to 4.99!

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Kitty Discount!

To celebrate me getting my kitten, Eddie, you can use the code 'KITTY' to get 10% off at my Etsy store :)

And heres a pic of him to show you how cute the lil guy is :)

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Free Dread raffle!

Want to win some dreads?
Im holding a free dread raffle on my facebook page
All you have to do is visit my page and comment on this note :)

Raffle ends on the 7th of May.

Friday 8 April 2011

Hello Again

Sorry I havent been posting here much the time seems to going by far to quickly!

Ive added some new charm necklaces to my Etsy shop and you can get free shipping with the code 'cheapies' :)

In other news my boyrfriends band, The Shanklin Freak Show, are in the running to play this years Bizarre Ball! I would be very greatful if you could give them a vote :) It only takes a second :) Thanks x

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Free shipping!

Get FREE shipping on all orders from my etsy store :) Just use the code 'CHEAPIES' at the checkout!

Thursday 17 February 2011

Competition Winner!

Thank you to all of you who entered my Valentines competition to win one of my pixel heart necklaces.

The winner was sherixfirefly :)

Colourful dreads

Ive been woking on a set of dreads for a friend of mine and they have been my favourite set to make. So bright and cheerful! So I thought I would share them with you :)
There is a mix of candy cane, curlys and normal dreads all long DE's.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Valentines Competition

Valentines Competition!

To celebrate Valentines Day I am holding a competition to win one of my pixel heart necklaces!

All you have to do to enter the comp is comment here on the blog with what you think of Valentines day or what your plans are for it :)
And please add a e-mail address I can contact you on.
Competition will end at Midnight on the 14th February 2011

Wednesday 19 January 2011

New necklaces

Just added some very cute new necklaces to my Etsy shop! I love them and I hope you do too :)
You can still get 15% off with the code NEWYEARSALE This offer ends at the end of this month!

Click on the image to view the lsiting :)

Sunday 16 January 2011

New Listing

I've added a pre-made dread kit to my Etsy store! Long blonde DE dreads in 3 different shades.
The dreads have been worn but are in perfect condition

Click HERE to view them in my Etsy shop :)