Wednesday, 4 August 2010

We've got Polyvore!

I've finally caved in and signed up to polyvore.

I'm pretty skint at the moment, my wardrobe isn't exactly brimming with fantabulous clothes to show off outfits and my social life is just about non-existant. So I'm thinking that this might be a way to browse clothes online and not feeling guilty about wasting my time, hah!

Mostly it'll be sets featuring one thing that I've got "I want that SO bad" teamed up with some other fab pieces and finished with a bit of Rock N Retro :)

My first set is pretty basic, I got far too excited and wanted to try it out right away, clickety click to view it bigger on our polyvore account.

Have you got any style tips for RnR pieces? What do you wear your RnR pieces with? we'd love to know.


Find me on Polyvore

Thursday, 22 July 2010

And the Winner is. . .


I ran out of time today to do a fancy draw, I've got work and a family wedding tomorrow and then a stall at a show on Saturday so today was pretty hectic!

Instead I gave all the entrants a number in word - wee snippet below



Then let random.org do the selecting:






Congratulations Emma Maillard! We'll be sending you a wee facebook message shortly to arrange delivery of your prize :)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Win Me Wednesday!


All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is
"Like" the Rock n Retro
Facebook Page
and leave a comment on the
"Win Me Wednesday" post between 1.30am and 11.30pm (gmt)
Only one entry per person no matter how many times you comment though :D

Simple as that!

Then on Thursday all your entry names will be popped into a hat and the winner will be drawn at random.

This week is your chance to win a Goodie Bag filled with £25 worth of current website items!
Don't worry if you've not got your ears pierced - we'll check with the winner before posting out :)

Sarah @ Rock n Retro


Make Me An Offer!





I have a very love/hate relationship with ebay, when it's good it's fantastic but when it's bad it's awful!

It's where Rock N Retro started out back in the day so I suppose I'll always have a fondness for it and be grateful for discovering it after leaving a Uni course half-way through my 2nd year to head back home to Lewis from Glasgow.

I've been having a massive studio "room" sort out over the past week as I was supposed to be moving house shortly and didn't want to pack up all the bits and pieces that I know I'm just not going to use - items bought on a whim, pieces that I don't know what to do with, components that were bought for projects I'm just not going to have the time for and so on!


So naturally ebay called my name, and in a moment of quite possible madness I re-opened up a Rock N Retro ebay shop.

At the moment there are a couple of de-stash items, with plenty more to come over the next week or so once I get photos and descriptions sorted, and quite a lot of our current website items which all have the Best Offer option on them :)

There's even a Monsieur Moustache necklace that I found hidden away, along with a handful of other pieces I thought I'd sold out of but were hidden away in boxes. I really need to get more organised!

So go check it out at: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Rock-N-Retro-Jewellery

and remember to keep an eye out over the coming week for more de-stash items.



Friday, 9 July 2010

Win Yourself a Twilight Inspired Necklace!


We've got competition (and twilight) fever here at Rock N Retro just now

Head over to our Twitter Account to enter yourself in our competition to win either a

Team Edward Necklace

Or Team Jacob Necklace

Designed by us here at Rock N Retro. Clicky on the pictures to take you right to the product page on our website for all the details :)

The competition is running on Twitter only and finishes at midnight on Sunday. Well midnight Sunday into Monday, that always confuses me :D

Go Tweet!


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Win Me Wednesday - Winner Announced



Time for our June edition of Win me Wednesday's Draw :)

I have an unhealthy obsession with buying random mugs and also glasses that have any kind of alcohol brand on them, but we'll leave them till another day. Most of them are all boxed up at the moment as a house-move is on the horizon in the near future, hopefully sooner rather than later as we werre suppose to move at the end of April but it's still not finished yet!


Anyhoo, this beauty is one mug that is still on my shelves. I purchased a trio of them - Pot Spaghetti, Pot Rice and Pot Chilli - from ebay about four years ago now. Unfortunately the seller sent them in a flimsy box with barely any bubble wrap so they were all broken when they arrived. The Spaghetti and Rice were rescued as it was just the handles that were off, but the Chilli ended up in the smashed kitchenware graveyard :(

Today Pot Spaghetti Mug was used as the receptacle for the Win Me Wednesday entries:




Congratulations Hannah Ga Ga Graham! Send me an email with your postal address to sarah (@) rock-n-retro.co.uk and your 7 pairs of rose studs will be sent your way


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Win Me Wednesday - 23rd June

Once a month on a Wednesday I'm giving you the chance to win our selected item, yeay!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a fan of the
Rock n Retro Facebook Page (well, hit the like button now FB has changed that!) and leave a comment on the "Win Me Wednesday" post between 12.30am and 11.30pm (gmt) on Wednesday 23rd July.

Only one entry per person no matter how many times you comment though :D

Simple as that!

Then on Thursday all your entry names will be popped into a hat (or selected receptacle of choice) and the winner will be drawn at random.

This week is your chance to win 7 pairs of our Rockin' Rose Stud Earrings - one pair in each available colour - Peach Show Below


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Win Me Wednesday - 19th May

Once a month on a Wednesday I'm giving you the chance to win our selected item, yeay!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a fan of the
Rock n Retro Facebook Page (well, hit the like button now FB has changed that!) and leave a comment on the "Win Me Wednesday" post between 1.30am and 11.30pm (gmt)

Only one entry per person no matter how many times you comment though :D

Simple as that!

Then on Thursday all your entry names will be popped into a hat (or selected receptacle of choice) and the winner will be drawn at random.

This week is your chance to win a trio of Lego Rings in our Ltd Edition Colours: Pink, Black and Orange


Sunday, 18 April 2010

Remember the Time - 18/04/10

I was browsing through old photos this week, having a right old laugh at some of the dodgy hair-cuts my parents (and myself) had and remembering fun times.

I stumbled upon this photo, which is from an infamous trip to Edinburgh where, if I remember the story correctly, I yelled out for the driver to "STOP THE BUS" while we were crossing the Forth Road Bridge. Why? Because I needed the loo! I was only around three at the time so have an excuse :)

I remember when all the photobooths gave you a strip of four photos, all of them taken at a different time so all were slightly different:

My dad obviously had difficulty getting me to first look at the camera, and then keep me there :D

Fun times!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Win Me Wednesday Draw - 7th/8th April



Please excuse the Black & White at the start, I'd changed my camera setting by accident, whoops!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Win Me Wednesday - 7/04/10

Once a month on a Wednesday I'm giving you the chance to win our selected item, yeay!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a fan of the
Rock n Retro Facebook Page and leave a comment on the
"Win Me Wednesday" post between 1.30am and 11.30pm (gmt)
Only one entry per person no matter how many times you comment though :D

Simple as that!

Then on Thursday all your entry names will be popped into a hat (or selected receptacle of choice) and the winner will be drawn at random.

This week is your chance to win our a Through the Looking Glass in Gold/Brass and a set of Wonderland Charm Bangles


Sunday, 4 April 2010

This Week I've Mostly Been. . . 4/04/10

Really, really busy!

My days are taken up with making and posting out orders and my evenings have been taken up with painting the "new" house so we can get all the finishings done and finally move in - new office here I come :)

We've got a couple more new items to come to the shop this coming week and a wee restock of some pieces too, and don't forget that the next "Win Me Wednesday" facebook competition will be taking place this week on the 7th, so if you're not a fan already make sure you are before Wednesday.

April is a month of Birthdays and Anniversaries in my family and it's become something of a tradition for me to bake my little sister & brother's cakes and browsing for inspiration I looked up www.cakewrecks.com

If you've not visited the site before it's a must for your bookmarks. Each day the lovely Jen & her hubby post up photos of Professional Bakers Cakes that haven't quite made the grade, some are really so badly hilarious. Then every Sunday they do a "Sweets" day where the cakes are just incredibly awesome like the cutie I'll leave you with - Just clickity click the pic to see it in it's full cuteness:






Saturday, 27 March 2010

Punk it Up! - 27/03/10

I'm super busy here at RnR at the moment, everything seems to be happening at once! But even with all the hustle & bustle I've managed to sneak in a few new products, my favourites at the moment being the "Punk it Up!" stud earrings, they're just so dainty and cute :)


Clickety click on the pic and it'll take you right there to see the full details.

Available in Gold Plate or Silver Plate at just £3.50 per pair, awesome.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Win Me Wednesday! - 17/03/10

We all love free stuff and a competiton, and I realised a couple of weeks ago that I hadn't had a giveaway in quite some time, oops!

So I did some brainstorming while watching the last season of
Buffy the Vampire Slayer & eating lots and lots of Galaxy bars which resulted in "Win Me Wednesday"

Once a month on a Wednesday I'm giving you the chance to win our selected item, yeay!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a fan of the
Rock n Retro Facebook Page and leave a comment on the
"Win Me Wednesday" post between 1.30am and 11.30pm (gmt)
Only one entry per person no matter how many times you comment though :D

Simple as that!

Then on Thursday all your entry names will be popped into a hat and the winner will be drawn at random.

This week is your chance to win our ever-popular Rose Cameo Locket in Red & Black on Gold


Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Rock n Retro Rarities - 13/03/10

I'm so looking forward to moving out of the shop/workshop and going back to basics - working from home!

We're actually moving house in the very near future and I'll have my own workshop and office space there, which I'm really excited about as it's going to give me so much more time to focus on the website again, getting things exactly how I want them :)

One of the new things that I'm hoping to build upon, when the move has finally taken place, is the introduction of our Rarities range. Rock n Retro Rarities are pieces which we make in limited edition quantities of 50 or less, once they're gone they're gone for good!

We've currently got two Rarities in Stock:

Carousel Horses Necklace - £4.50


Leafy Lace & Bow Necklace: £7.00

I'll also be hoping to keep my blogging promise of 2 a week. I'm managing one a week at the moment, which is really good for me, but I must do better!

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Friday, 5 March 2010

A Little Bit of Wonderland - 5/03/10


My Gran bought me the Lewis Carroll Books "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the looking Glass" when I was a little girl. As a bookworm and lover of literature that transports you to another world I was hooked from the start.

The original Disney film is a firm favourite in my dvd collection and I just cannot wait to see the new one - Alice, Time Burton and Johnny Depp - what could be better :)

Our little cinema doesn't show films until about 2 months after they're out in the rest of the UK so I'm going to have to wait a while :( but to tide me over till then I've been designing some fab Wonderland inspired pieces - all unique to Rock n Retro, yeay!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sad Times - 27/02/10

I announced over on our twitter account last week that we're leaving our Bricks & Mortar shop :(

There've been a few niggly things with the building, which if we stayed would drive me completely insane! So I've had to take the decision not to renew the lease when it comes to an end in March and our last open day as a shop will be a fortnight today: Saturday 13th March.

As I've not been able to find a decent sized premises in my local town (for a decent price) Rock n Retro is going back to basics and will be selling via our own website, through some fabulous independent Boutique Shops throughout the UK and in Italy (with more to come) and at selected events and fairs throughout the year :)

I'm feeling a wee bit sad about it even though we've only been here for a year. We changed things about a fair bit:

Before:

After:

Lots of fresh paint, plasterboard, filling in holes a good scrub clean, a new hot water washer and more!

As a result of the impending move I've got lots of job lots of Fancy Dress, Make-up and various other bits and pieces over on ebay with more being added over the next fortnight as I've got nowhere to store all the bulky stuff!

And it's meant that I'm behind on the release of our New Ranges: Mad as a Hatter & Bow Tie Collections. I've got a few wee tweaks to do on a couple of pieces that should be done over the weekend, so add yourself to the mailing list and you'll be the first to hear when they go live :)

Take Care & Have Fun

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Back from Margin - 21/02/10


We got back on Friday from a fantastic show at Margin, now the hard work has started with working on orders and following up with emails!

As per the notice we had at the top of our shop page: If you ordered while we were away - Wed 10th to Thurs 18th - we started processing on Friday and the last of the backlog orders are due to be posted tomorrow (Monday 22nd) So we're now back to our normal posting of within 3 working days :)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

We're at Margin! - 14/02/10

Phew! This past fortnight has been majorly hectic as we were getting ready for (and currently attending) the Margin Trade Show in London :)

Though we've done the Clothes Show Live before, we've never done a Trade event so all is new, exciting and at times a little bit scary.

Today was the first day and we've already met some lovely people and taken some orders so keep your eyes peeled on our stockists page as you might soon be able to buy Rock n Retro products at a Bricks & Mortar Shop near to you.

We've also just launched our new mini ranges of acrylic pieces, a sneak peek for you blog readers below - The full range will be going live on the website next Friday, yeay!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Painting the Roses Red- 7/02/10


We've got a fab new necklace in here at Rock n Retro, inspired by the upcoming Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. Clickity-click the pic to take you right to the product page :)




Thursday, 4 February 2010

Guilty Pleasures - 04/02/10

Everyone has some guilty pleasure tv, you know the ones where you really shouldn't like them cause the actings bad, the plotline (if there is one) is nonsensical and crazy. . . . but sit down with some munchies and the box set and you're one happy bunny :)

Yup, well my current one is Buffy the Vampire Slayer

So bad it's good :D

Before Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries there was Buffy. Full of witty one-liners, some very fanciable Vampires (and non-vampires!) and numerous Demons who're determined to take over the world, from the Hell-Mouth which sits just under Sunnydale High School!

Really, if you've not seen any of it before go and take a peek!

Friday, 29 January 2010

So long farewell, auf wiedersehen good-bye! - 29/01/10

I tweeted last night about making some kind-0f scary decisions in the world of Rock n Retro. Well part one of the scary decision making is that I'm finally stopping my eBay shop!

I've been threatening to leave ebay for about two years now. All the changes they've been making are pushing out the smaller sellers and focusing on the big "household name" businesses.

The stress of it all just gets too much sometimes, and now I've sat down and evaluated it all, it really just isn't worth the major hassle for me.

So dear readers and lovely customers, the Rock N Retro eBay shop will close late night on the 31st January / early in the morning on February 1st.

We've currently got a 30% sale on quite a lot of items so go check it out and grab yourself a bargain.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Just a Small Town Girl - 28/01/10

Yup, that's me!

For nearly all my life I've lived on Lewis, an island off the West Coast of Scotland. I've marked the shop on the google map below so you can see exactly where I am :)


View My Saved Places in a larger map

Ok, so this first blog of my blogging promise isn't greatly interesting - but you know where I am and where your purchases come from now :D