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This is Colten Defreese. Just letting you know that I got the necklace today. It looks great! I'll look forward to buying more from you in the future =) Thanks so much!
I'm very happy with my necklace! It arrived quickly and is of good quality A+++
I received a very beautiful necklace today, I love it, thankyou.
I got my parcel today - love it (as usual!). Put one on straight away and my baby's wearing it now!! Thanks for making the last minute changes!!
My gorgeous personalized necklace sent to me by Sparkling Dragon Designs, I ♥ it, thankyou so much!
Awesome product. So beautiful and very quick. Thank you just stunning!
Thank you beautiful necklace great communication a+++ seller
Just wanted to say that I love the necklace I bought off you the other day. Jess has a real obsession with it. You can see it in her face, she frowns and is determined to get it. I love wearing it too. It is so comfortable.
Hope you had a good weekend and thanks for the chat the other day!
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Hi, I received my products today! They are amazing and beautiful! Thank you very much! Can’t wait to use my wine Glass decs on Wednesday!
Hi Alana, I got my rings today :-) thanks so much. They are really cute designs and I can't wait to wear them. I think my 2yo daughter wants to swipe the cat one as hers. I'll be back again to purchase more of your lovely pieces. :-) xx
"Hi Alana, Just wanted to let you know that I received your parcel yesterday. I am absolutely thrilled with the bracelet. The red colours really glow, much more than they appeared to in the picture. My niece is going to love it! Thank you also for the extra pendant. I'm popping that little bonus into her parcel too. I'm sure you've helped make me Favourite Aunty for the month :) Beautiful products, great prices, great service. I'll be back :) Rebecca."
Wedding Date: 18/09/2010
Fantastic person to deal with and the creator of absolutely beautiful jewellery. Sparkling Dragon Design added the perfect finishing touches to our day. Thank you!
Wedding Date: 30/07/2005
Alana was brilliant, I let her know what I wanted and she made several pieces for me to choose from for both myself and my bridesmaids
Wedding Date: 31/07/2010
prompt. good value. made up matching grooms' jewellery requested the fornight before the wedding, arrived 5 days later. GREAT SERVICE.
I purchased two items from the Sparkling Dragon website, I received an email from Alana telling me my order had been received and then received another email telling me when my order had been dispatched and asking if I would kindly let her know when the parcel arrived at my house. It was great customer service and I really felt like Alana cared. The necklaces are absolutely beautiful, they look even better in real life!! They both (unfortunately for me) were gifts but I will certainly be back to order some things for myself in the not too distant future.
I love all the jewellery that I have purchased from Sparkling Dragon Designs. The designs are fresh & unique & I love all the compliments that I receive when wearing each piece.
I think the breastfeeding necklace is a fabulous idea & my 5 month old daughter loves to look at mine when I feed her- this is great because at this age they are too busy looking around to want to feed, but the necklace engages her attention back to where she is supposed to be!
I would highly recommend this website to anyone who is looking to buy something special for themselves or a loved one. All pieces are very reasonably priced & you know that you are the only person with that particular design! I also love that it is all made locally in Melbourne so I am supporting a member of my community.
I was very happy with the service. Email responses were very quick and I was kept informed as to the status of my order. The earrings were very well made and absolutely gorgeous. I gave them to my friend as a birthday gift and she wears them alot as they are her number one favourites.
I am addicted to your jewelry it is just so beautiful.
Highly recommended company :-)
It feels so special to have a necklace designed and hand made especially for me by an Australian mum. Alana contacted me by email to ask what colours I love, the following day she designed and posted my necklace. I was delighted to receive my gorgeous breastfeeding necklace only a few days after my initial contact with Alana. With an adjustable, coloured leather cord, the necklace consists of beautiful glass and acrylic beads and came with a special bag. Mine has a gorgeous, large, sparkly pink bead in the centre, surrounded by a combination of blue and pink beads. The cord is strong and secure. The design is of high quality without any parts that can break or get caught in your hair.
I have a two year old son who is still breastfeeding and has always been quite a fidgeter. He has progressed from having a hand in my mouth to pulling my hair, squeezing my nose, pinching my other nipple, kicking his legs around, scratching the chair behind my back and even trying to watch tv while feeding! I have been so relieved to find something that will satisfy his need to fidget yet not cause me any discomfort. He will simply roll the beads in his hand as he feeds and drifts off to sleep - beautiful! I am expecting my second child in the next couple of months and feel that this necklace will come in extremely handy while tandem feeding. But not only is this necklace useful for feed times, I have found it to be a saviour at other times when i need to keep my son quietly distracted. I needed to quickly drop into a large shopping centre to pick something up, and without my baby carrier or pram, i wanted to carry him so as not to have him run off distracted. I found that the necklace kept his attention beautifully. We walked through the centre talking about the colours of the beads and not once did he want to get down to look at anything else.
I wear my necklace all the time and find myself rolling the beads in my hand quite often. It is so relaxing. This is an elegant and functional piece of jewelry. I would absolutely recommend sparkling dragon designs breastfeeding necklace to breastfeeding mums and infact to any mum who would love some hand made jewelry that is safe to wear with young children.
The Sparkling Dragon Desings website is easy to navigate and has a whole range of lovely jewelry and accessories for all occasions. The prices are incredible and to have something hand made in Australia, I wouldn't go anywhere else. My brother is getting married this year and I will now let his fiance know about this site as Alana has a gorgeous range of wedding jewelry. She has everything! You can chose from items in stock or have something custom made, all at a really great price and from quality materials. Payment can be made securely and easily using Paypal. This is definitely a site that I will be recommending to family and friends.
Thankyou for letting me review this wonderful product! Shellie Drysdale
Yarra Ranges Mothers Matter and Melbourne Mothers Matter - Autum-Winter 2008
Alana Jones turned her passion for jewellery making into a full-time career and launched Sparkling Dragon Designs when she found out she was pregnant with her son Lachlan, who is now nineteen months old. "I really wanted to start the business so I was self-sufficient and could help add to the income in the household," said Alana.
Alana started selling commercially when she approached the Ainsworth Estate Winery in Seville about putting her jewellery in their display cabinet. "They actually cleared out the whole cabinet and said ‘Go for your life’, so that’s been excellent," said Alana.
Business has really taken off since she expanded into the online realm in mid 2007 by launching her own web site and advertising on bridal sites. "Once I got online, and once I started advertising as well through Bride Online and Easy Weddings, it really grew".
Having previously worked at an accounting firm, Alana found it a huge change to adjust to running a business from home and being a mum. She found the greatest challenge was prioritising and finding enough hours in a day. "I make sure that during the day I really sit down and spend time with Lachlan and then also try and get the house chores done and also spend time on developing the business even further," said Alana.
Yet it helps to have a plan to get to all of those tasks. "I always write a ‘to do’ list and I always try to cross off at least one thing on that ‘to do’ list during the day, so it’s sometimes just trying not to get too distracted with different things". Another challenge is not having a set income. "It’s not like when you do full time work and you do have a wage coming in all the time, but you just have to budget strictly," said Alana.
The rewards of juggling working from home and caring for Lachlan far outweigh the challenges for Alana. "It’s the best of both worlds, it really is, being able to be home with him and doing something I love. And every day I learn something new, be it business or definitely with Lochie," said Alana. She aims to make her jewellery unique and affordable. "In my mind every woman should be able to afford to have a beautiful necklace and I like keeping my prices down". And it’s a huge thrill for her to see someone wearing her creations. "That’s a really proud moment. To see your jewellery being worn is fabulous," said Alana.
For other mums considering starting their own business, Alana thinks it’s important to do your research and not to give up when you come across challenges, but you also need to take time out. "Make time for yourself as well when you are doing all this stuff, otherwise you can get lost in it," said Alana. There’s always time in the day for playing games and reading with Lachlan, who ensures he isn’t forgotten about. "He makes himself known, especially while I’m sitting at the computer and he will climb up and sit on my lap," said Alana.
by Elizabeth Wood