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Sarah Sparkles Rhinestone Artist NYC

Sarah Sparkles founder of Sparkledome Studio, is a top NYC rhinestone artist, bedazzler. Sparkles is a native New Yorker with two decades of experience designing and crafting dazzling crystal fine art, props, costumes and accessories for avante-garde artists, private clients, and luxury brands. Event décor, set dressing, and installation art services are also available. Clients include Bergdorf Goodman, Swarovski, Pat McGrath Labs, & The National Arts Club.


In 2005, Sarah Sparkles joined the Bergdorf Goodman visual department as a window dresser. For the next 15 years she honed her skills as an artisan and installation artist; fabricating custom props, and visual displays for a wide array of high fashion brands. During that time, Sparkles was commissioned to bedazzle numerous works of crystal rhinestone art. Her deep passion for the crystal craft flourished, and Sparkledome Studio was born.


            Sparkledome Studio- Brooklyn, New York

Sparkledome Studio is a crystal art and design studio founded by Sarah Sparkles in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Specialties include highly detailed custom crystal rhinestone embellishment, and the ability to transform everyday objects and environments from the ordinary into the extraordinary. The Sparkledome Studio will turn your imagination into reality!

Professional Art Services include:

Fine Art- Highly detailed crystal rhinestone art objects for home, office, and immersive venue decor.

Crystal Art Collection- Crystal rhinestone props and fine art objects available for rentals and purchase.

Branded Objects- Custom bling for promotional items & products.

Prop Fabrication- Rhinestone bedazzling specialist for any and all objects. Other mediums include: paint, gold leaf, sequin, shell, studs, mirror tile, floral, candles/hot wax, champagne flute towers.

Costumes & Accessories- Custom crystal rhinestone embellishment for all wearables. Available to work with select costume designers.

Event Decor & Activations- Custom event decor for themed parties, nightclubs, galas.

Divination Station- Metaphysical crystal art decor with astrology & tarot readings for special events.

Glitter & Bedazzling station- Glitter & face paint activation, custom accessory bedazzling, with themed decor available.

Set Dressing, Installation Art, & Prop Styling- Decor for TV, music videos, commercials, store window displays, venues, & events.

For more info on Sarah Sparkles and the Sparkledome Studio's current projects and ongoing art adventures, please visit our Instagram @SarahSparkles218 and @Sparkledomestudio.

For crystal rhinestone art commissions, event & set dressing inquiries, please drop a line on the contact page or via email to

'Sarah Sparkles is the Queen of High-End Bedazzling'

People Who Make NY Special


Nobody shines quite like Sarah Sparkles. As the designer-bedazzler-installation artist tells it, her origin story is familiar to anyone who found their own way in the city: “Fresh out of college, I was managing a fashion boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and could barely pay my rent. While looking for extra work, my friend David Seigel said "Sparkles, do you know that you can get paid to put sparkles on things?" “REALLY?!!!...” He put me in touch with the holiday windows production manager at Bergdorf Goodman… and the rest is history! I had grown up in Far Rockaway, an isolated urban beach town, and had no idea that I was stepping into an iconic New York City tradition.”


From humble beginnings, Sparkles has built her own company, Sparkledome Studio, which specializes in crystal embellished costumes, environmental, and prop design that shimmers in a most explicitly Instagrammable way. “Given the budget,” she tells me, “I will literally sparkle anything and everything.” A glorious photo menagerie of creatures she’s bejeweled (including snakes, gargoyles, cats, and alligators) proves it. I caught up with the designer who’s adding a splash of shimmer to New York to talk about her process, her favorite jobs, and just how long it takes to coat a dinosaur in Swarovski crystals.


What Should We Do: When people ask what you do, how do you explain it?

Sarah Sparkles: In my heart and way of life, I am an artist. Professionally, I am a designer and fabricator of crystal rhinestone accessories, costumes, props and fine art, as well as an installation artist and window dresser. You can call me a sparkle specialist, on embellishment enthusiast.

WSWD: For those unfamiliar with your art, how do you describe the general look of your work?

Sparkles: My favorite materials to work with are Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, vintage jewelry parts, mirrored tiles, studs, shells, spikes, and gold leaf. These materials lend themselves well to the otherworldly textures and exquisite shine that I love to create. One of my greatest passions as an artist is channeling mystical archetypes through costume design, prop making, and décor for special events. Professionally, I have gravitated toward long-term clients in the luxury realm, because the budgets they command allow for projects wth extensive detail and unique embellishment.


WSWD: Wow. Your projects are incredibly meticulous; how do you manage and plan your time?

Sparkles: After many years, I can generally trust my intuition about a project’s timeline. That said, I’ve also learned that however long your instinct tells you it will take, you should usually add an additional 25 percent. Curves on an object, working with particularly tiny crystals, or the application of any type of shading are going to add significantly to the time of execution. In an ideal situation, I will do a timed sample of the treatment directly onto the object for the most accurate estimation. In general, the bigger the project, the bigger the math. In 2017, my studio was commissioned to crystal embellish life-size velociraptor skeletons for Bergdorf’s American Museum of Natural History holiday window. I had to spec the project by going to the Bergdorf warehouse, measure every single bone on the dinosaurs’ bodies, then cover a few of the bones to assess how much time and crystals it would take for a 360-degree treatment. For that job, I was working out of my studio with a rotation of eight assistants, bedazzling bones around the clock from May until November. During the summer, we took a studio trip to the beach and continued to sparkle the skeletons there.

WSWD: What's the most extravagant party you've done?

Sparkles: From 2011-2018 I did custom decor for Bette Midler’s Hulaween party under set designer Douglas Little. We also did the “Punk” Costume Institute Gala at the St. Regis and Bergdorf’s 111th Anniversary Party at the Plaza Hotel. My all-time favorite commission for a party was designing a purple Swarovski crystal–encrusted motorcycle for a Prince vs. Richard Prince–themed Halloween party, curated by AHZ Concepts.

Sparkles: The ongoing story of my creative work life is one that spans the grassroots avant-garde, to the world of high-end production arts. For me there is nothing else in between. And that’s how I like it- the best of both worlds. Full on. It brings me great pleasure to share a glimpse into this unique world that is my chosen life path. I hope it will inspire people to live passionately, do what they love, and make the world a sparklier place.

Sarah Sparkles

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