Sunday 27 April 2014

Dread Info: Accent Kits

As you may see on my shop and Facebook page I often post accent dread kits.
So what is an accent dread kit? Basically it is a small amount of dreads (not a full set) to accent an existing dread set, to add to your natural dreadlocks or for a partial install with your natural hair.

For example I have a full black dread set, which I often like to add a bit of colour too. So by adding an accent kit of 10-15 dreads I can do that easily.

It is often a good ( and less costly) way to try new styles of dreads or  new makers before spending out on a full set for yourself. 

For more info on wearing dreads and other dread info check out my 'Useful Synthetic Dread Links' post HERE.

Sunday 20 April 2014

Necklace Sale!

Up until the 30th of April you can purchase any of the handmade necklaces from my shop with 25% off!
No need for a discount code :)

Happy Shopping! 

Friday 18 April 2014

This week

It has been a busy week here at Black Sunshine! Unfortunately I am still battling with my internet provider to improve my service, I don't think I have ever called one number so much!

I've been working on a dread set in black, tropics and UV tropical blue. Such pretty colours all together and the finished accent set should be ready and for sale on my shop on Sunday.

The winner of my latest giveaway have been announced which you can see HERE, thank you to everyone who entered :)

It looks like it is going to be a lovely sunny Easter weekend. But today I am having to stay indoors to finish some course work. For those of you who don't know I am currently studying a course is business and administration. But I am off for a picnic tomorrow :)
Do you have any plans for this weekend?

Tuesday 15 April 2014

#HappyHandmade My Picks

Its week 59 on this week #HappyHandmade link up on the Daft Crafts website, click here to see all the great crafty items.
From last weeks items one of my items (rainbow button headband) was lucky enough to be one of this weeks staff picks! :D

Here are my three favourites from this week linked items.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Internet Says No

Over the last couple of months I have been having a lot of problems with my internet connection. After having a few engineers sent round the problem seems to be getting worse :( 
My internet provider is still trying to fix it but this post is just to let you know that if I am a little quiet on here and Facebook this is why.

I am hoping I do not have to close my Etsy shop because of this, so fingers crossed!
On the plus side, having limited internet means no procrastinating! Lots of dreads are being made and photographed for my shop while this problem is going on.

I will do my best to answer all messages and comments as quickly as I can.

Amz x

Sharing the Love: Efflorescent Dreams

This weeks 'Sharing the Love' post features dread maker Efflorescent Dreams.

"Hi, my name is Roisin (or Rosh if you like) and I am a 20 year old psychology student / dread maker / hobby hoarder from the UK.

Efflorescent Dreams started off  a year ago as a little craft page where I posted mostly hand made jewellery, crocheted accessories and hair wraps. I have always been creative and wanted my own little shop to run in my spare time.
I'm currently a full time University student, so time isn't
a thing I have much of these days but my Facebook page is one of my passions and I always try to fit at least one project into my day.

I have recently started selling my dreads and I generally make either crocheted accent kits or full wool sets. So far, wool being my favourite to make.
I started making dreads probably around 3 years ago. I fell in love with dreads but being a poor student at home with no job I have a limited amount of money. I would have loved to have splashed out on some awesome dreads, but my lack of money paired with my creative curiosity drove me to make my own set.

From then I made multiple sets for myself and friends until I took the plunge to get real dreads. I started practising with accent sets for myself until I felt like I was at a standard to finally start selling dreads and things have really took off from there!"

You can check out the awesome creations from Efflorescent Dreams on the following sites:

Facebook Page
Etsy Shop

Sunday 6 April 2014

#HappyHandmade My Picks

Its week 58 over on the Daft Crafts #HappyHandmade link up!
I never got a chance to share my last weeks favourites (although I did tweet them), the days seem to be going by so fast!
So here are my three faves from this weeks crafty goodness.