November 28th, 2011 / posted by paularath

I discovered Simply Sparkle Designs at the Mission Houses Museum Holiday Craft Fair. I’m so glad that fair has returned to the holiday calendar. It’s always been my favorite. The vendors seemed to be doing very well (my sister, who does Fashioned by Roberta, included) so let’s hope it continues – and expands – in 2012.

The jewelry of Simply Sparkle Designs is delicate, feminine and nature-inspired. The little Sea Horse (see above), which is blowing its own bubbles, caught my fancy. He sells for $30.

L to R: birds on a branch, butterfly wing, a butterfly and a leaf. All are $20 - $25. Photos by Jerry Mayfield.

These adorable birds on a branch reminded me of my “Gossip” series of watercolor paintings so of course they made me chuckle. Little crystals or gemstones are often added to Simply Sparkle Designs for a bit of pizzazz.

Simply Sparkle can be found at the Winter Craft Fair at Moanalua High School on December 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at McKinley High School on December 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or every day at A Little Bit of Everything, located  at 725 Kapiolani Blvd. (corner of Cooke Street) or online at

– Paula Rath


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