Sarah Sparkles is a Brooklyn based Designer and Production artist for Jewelry, Costumes, Props, Sets, Event décor and Store windows.
Clients include Bergdorf Goodman, Swarovski, and Douglas Little.
Specialties include highly detailed custom embellishment and the transformation of an environment from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The Sparkledome studio will turn your imagination into reality!
Sarah Sparkles is a native New Yorker who's inspirations include fairies, mermaids, vintage, showgirls, nature, travel, and the cosmos.
For more info on Miss Sparkles on-going adventures as a Bergdorf Goodman window dresser and freelance production artist, please click on the blog link above. Enjoy!
At the turn of the new millennium, I found myself frequenting art-based warehouse parties for an encompassing, transformative experience. In 2001, I got involved with creating art installations for large Brooklyn warehouse parties. In 2003, I attended my first Burning Man. These experiences primed me-- someone who has a generally deep belief that things should be built to last-- for a life that revolves around creating ephemeral art; something beautiful that lasts for one month, one week, one night, or a one of a kind piece of jewelry that will last for years to come- but I will never see it again. This notion of ephemeral art is apart of what inspires me to create this website, to give an extended life to the work that I do and pay tribute to the artists that I love. With the exception of my jewelry and costume designs, all of the art showcased here is created as a result of dedicated collaborative efforts.
Back in 2005 while managing a fashion boutique in Williamsburg, I was looking for extra work to help pay the bills. My friend David 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! For the past 13 years I have been working on the freelance visual team that executes a large portion of the year-round installations for the illustrious Bergdorf Goodman windows. While working at Bergdorf I met set designer Douglas Little and immediately felt kindred with his glamorous, macabre aesthetic. In recent years we have worked together on set in television, theater, print, windows, and luxury special events. As a production artist I am committed to working with designers and event producers who’s aesthetic I love- and take great pride and passion into seeing the vision into fruition.
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 really 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.