Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Bunnies, Lambs, Eggs...And More Eggs! - Easter Fun at Charm-eleon!

It's been a while since I last posted.. a long while! I've been so busy with lots of things including searching for a house which has taken up so much time. However the jewellery making has not been neglected and we've had lots of little treats being ordered over the Easter holidays.

As well as packaging up Easter prezzies for our customers, this weekend I organised an Easter egg hunt for my little niece and nephews and visited a sheep farm where loads of tiny little lambs had just been born. Easter is one of favourite times of year (particularly because it means we're nearly into Summer) and I really didn't want this long weekend to end. 

My gorgeous little niece & nephew on their Easter egg hunt

Beautiful little new born lambs

Well no-one can forget about the chocolate and I think it's safe to say I had my fair share this weekend! I just don't know why it tastes so much better in the shape of an egg? 

Our customers seemed to be feeling a little love for eggs too this weekend, as our English breakfast necklaces have been a popular choice! Our little bows give the impression of a country table cloth and I think this Easter they were hard to resist. 

What did you get up to this Easter?


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Is Charm-eleon Coming To a Town Near You?

It's nearly the end of November which means not only are people starting to put up their trees, setting up their advent calendars and buying those turkeys....its CHRISTMAS FAIR SEASON!

I dont know about you but I absolutely LOVE Christmas fairs. From eating chestnuts and watching nativity plays, to drinking mulled wine and purchasing the most gorgeous handmade products from a variety of Christmassy stalls. 

At home we've decided on a white tree this year with purple and silver decorations (including purple hanging chocolates) and have already got stockings and lights to fill every crook and cranny in the living room. When it starts to look like Santa's grotto, only then will I slow down ;)

If you haven't heard already on our Facebook page and Twitter feed, Charm-eleon are holding two jewellery stalls at Christmas Fairs this year which means you have DOUBLE the chance of grabbing all the food jewellery goodies and handmade stocking delights without the post and packaging costs! 

Our first stall is at Davison High School in Worthing (Postcode BN11 2JX) on the 30th November......NEXT FRIDAY.....from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 

Our second appearance is at St Nicholas Church in Brighton (Postcode BN1 3LH) on Saturday the 15th December, from 10am - 4pm.

It would be lovely to see you all there, so if you're not busy be sure to pop in and say hello!

Our new Christmas range is now available too so be sure to check it out below! We've been busy making the perfect stocking presents and unique gifts to wow your loved ones this year,  From mince pie earrings  to kitsch Christmas puddings - all handmade with love!

mince pie earrings

If you know of a great Christmas fair to recommend, or are holding a stall yourself give it a mention below and we'll try and visit you too!




Monday, 29 October 2012

Fallen Angel And Scary Dolls - How To Recreate The Look For Halloween!

With Halloween creeping up on us this Wednesday and people stocking up on pumpkins, decorations and plenty of booze, there's always that difficult decision on what scary thing to go as each year! Well this year, to help you out, I thought I'd share a couple of creepy looks that have already been tried and tested last weekend! 
I love 'how to get the look' blog posts so seeing as I ventured out dressed as a fallen angel on Saturday night, I thought I would share my spooky face and tell you what I used to create the look! There's no need to splash out on unnecessary makeup sets and overpriced costumes. All you need is your makeup box, a couple of mates and a bit of creativity and here's how to do it. (I apoligise for the pictures not being the best quality):

  1. Start with your best moisturiser or primer to set your skin up for long last perfection.
  2. complete your base makeup as normal using foundation and power to set, however if you wish to go for a paler look use a base makeup that is lighter than your natural skin colour. 
  3. Apply bronzer and blusher (however if you wish to have a ghostly skin tone leave these two out)
  4. Fill in your eyebrows with a dark brown or black eyebrow liner for a more dramatic look.
  5. Using a light blue eye shadow (you may wish to use one that contains glitter) cover your eyelid up to the halfway point between your lid and eyebrow.
  6. Fill in the rest of the space with a white eyeshadow and blend down towards your eyelid so that the white now fades into blue.
  7. Using a black eyeliner circle your eyes from your inner inner eye all the way round ready to join and cover your tear duct.
  8.  From the outer corner of your eye flick the eyeliner into various curl shapes to the halfway point between your brow and hairline and then down to the bottom of your ear. Build up the colour until the middle of the pattern is completely black. 
  9. Take a glitter eyeliner and draw glittery lines inbetween the ones drawn with your black eyeliner. Once you have filled every gap flick some glitter lines from the black middle outwards to join the others. 
  10. Take a thick black pencil liner and fill in your lips, starting with your lip line (You can extend this if you want a fuller looking pout) and filling in the middle.
  11. Finally take a bottle of fake blood (available everywhere around this time of year) and drip it from the corner of your bottom lip halfway down your chin.
  12. As for your hair, I backcombed mine for a 'just out of bed look', however there's plenty of colour sprays and scary hair accessories for you to have some fun!

If you don't feel like going as a fallen angel/ evil fairy give the look below a try instead. My two friends dressed as very scary looking dolls and generously let me share their look and how to create it too.  

  1. Start with your best moisturiser or primer to set your skin up for long last perfection.
  2. complete your base makeup as normal using foundation and power to set, however if you wish to go for a paler look use a base makeup that is lighter than your natural skin colour. 
  3. Apply a generous amount of blusher on each cheek for a doll like appearance
  4. using white halloween paint, a white eyeliner or white eyeshadow draw a half circle of white under each eye as big or small as you like. 
  5. Using a black eyeliner create a line around this semi circle and draw on fake eyelashes as the bottom to create the illusion of larger eyes. 
  6. Spot on small or large freckles on each cheek
  7. For doll lips, use a red lipstick or pencil to draw small lips on the inside of your own to give the look of a permanent pout. 
  8. For a scary touch add stiches or scars across your neck, cheeks or forehead
  9. For your costume why splash out on a dolls dress or spend hours making your own? Every girl has a little black dress in her wardrobe and a couple of bows in your draw so nows the time to make use of them!
Get creating! :D
Charm-eleon news: We're giving our lovely fans a spooky 15% OFF SELECTED PRODUCTS for this week only! (Ends 4th November)
 Check out our website and treat yourself or a loved one to something special! 




Friday, 5 October 2012

Bracelet Set Giveaway From Raffles Bizarre

Happy Friday Charm-eleon Fans, do we have a treat in store for you today!

We've joined with the very stylish Raffle Bizarre jewellery company to bring you a funky new giveaway with a very exciting twist. Not only can you win a lovely festival bracelet set from Raffles Bizarre, you can also pop over to their blog for the chance to win one of our gorgeous little cherry cupcake bracelets here:

This is the fabulous festival bracelet set you could win.

It's really easy to enter too! Simply use the RaffleCopter form below (the only mandatory condition is that you be a follower of this blog via GFC) and fill in as much as you can to earn as many extra votes as possible :) 

The giveaway will run for about a week and then each of us will announce our winners

Good Luck 



Please note: winners will be drawn separately on each blog, you don't automatically win both pieces

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Gummi Bears bouncin' here and there and everywhere...

Introducing the BRAND NEW and very colourful teddy fruit gum range at 

 Gummi Bear Bracelet

Click here to see this gum bear bracelet on our website

Our Gummi Bear charms
Click here to see these gummi bear charms on our website
Our Gummi Bear necklaces

Click here to see these gummi bear necklaces on our website

Gum bears are not only popular here at Charm-eleon but also with the stars! 
Check out Katy Perry rocking her very own Gummi bear jewellery below:

Get your hands on these beautiful little bears now!
Which is your favourite?


Sunday, 23 September 2012

10% OFF Our Cakey and Kitsch Food Jewellery! ONE WEEK ONLY!

In celebration of International cupcake week, we thought we'd offer all our lovely fans a treat with 10% off all our cakey themed food jewellery products this week! 

From Cupcake necklaces and carrot cake earrings, to French fancy hair slides and our gorgeous blue bow cream sponge cake bracelets, there's a sweet treat for every type of fashionista!



Saturday, 18 August 2012

Bored Of Your Nail Polish Collection? Here's Three Ways To Achieve A Unique Look!

Red, black, pink, green, sparkly and crackled, we all have a nail collection that's filled with all the colours under the sun, or in my case to probably match every outfit hanging in my wardrobe. However sometimes I get bored with a simple colour and although I've tried crackled polish and bright neon colours, I wanted something more.

I started to investigate what else I could do with my nails and found these three funky styles below which I fell in love with.

1: Newspaper nails

How to achieve the look: First paint your nails white, then dip each one in surgical spirit and hold a newspaper page over the top until the print has come off. This may work with magazines as well.
Go experiment! 

2: Sunset Nails

Tip: Don't put too much polish onto the sponge and wait until the polish is completely dry before removing the excess around the edge.

3: Nail decorations

I went into my local pound store and discovered these gorgeous little nail decoration sets. There was one with stars, hearts and flowers and one filled with tiny butterflies and dragonflies. I couldn't resist getting both!

To achieve the look: First paint your nails with a colour of your choice. Then paint a top coat of clear nail varnish onto the first nail, take your deco and push it onto the nail until it sticks. 
Repeat with each nail and once they are all firmly stuck, then go over each nail again with another coat of clear varnish. 

What funky nail styles have you recently discovered? Feel free to post a link to your recent nail posts too!

Recent news from Charm-eleon: Our French fancy hair slides and iced gem hair slides are now online! Grab yours here:


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