Thursday, 17 November 2011

Competition Results

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our like and share competition over on Facebook. Up for grabs were these fantastic pearl and swarovski drop earrings.

As stated in our competition terms and conditions, once we reached 300 Feacebook 'likers' we picked an entrant at random from all likers and the lucky winner was Debbie J Cross. So a huge congratulations to your Debbie, your prize is on its way to you as we speak.

We would again like to thank you all for your continued support.

Emma xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Competition Time Again

Hey all, Happy November.

With the days getting shorter, the nights getting darker and the weather getting horrible, here at USD we thought we'd bring you something to smile about.

And all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning these is to like our page and share the picture on Facebook (link here).

Once our Facebook page reaches 300 likes will will choose a 'liker' at random to win these gorgeous earrings.

If we hit the 300 mark before Christmas then these earrings could make a lovely gift or fantastic accessory to any Christmas outfit.

So come on, get liking and sharing

Emma xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Christmas In September!

The statement "Christmas In September" is enough to put the spooks up anybody, but in recent times the recession has affected many of us meaning lots of people are doing their Christmas shopping throughout the year, allowing them to spread the cost of Christmas. Here at USD we believe that the early bird really does catch the worm. From October we will be launching our Christmas shop on our website. Items will be added regularly and throughout the month of October 'Early Bird' offers will be available on ALL products in our Christmas section, so those of you that shop early will save on your christmas gifts and decorations.

Here you will see just a few of the items that will soon be available to purchase online.

The snowflakes seen here, unfortunately, can only be purchased as individual decorations. The snowflakes that we will be introducing to our website will be available to purchase as individual decorations or as sets. If you do not see exactly what you like or would like the snowflakes in a particular colour or design, please do not hesitate to contact us where will be able to work closely with you to design your dream decoration. Please note that should you want to place a bespoke order then the terms and conditions of a commissioned piece will apply(please see website for full terms and conditions).

Semi-precious crystal chips and Swarovski Crystal bracelet

Semi-precious aventurine chips and clear Swarovski Crystal bracelet

Amber and blue and gold glass bead earrings

Cream gold glass beads and floral bead cap earrings

Faux pearl and gold tone filigree bead necklace

All of the items seen here are not yet available for sale. If, however, you would like to reserve an item then please contact us and we will hold the item for you ready to be purchased on Saturday 1st October 2011

If you would like to order a bespoke piece of jewellery or decoration as a Christmas gift then please contact us between 1st October 2011 and 31st October 2011 to do so and you will benefit from our 'Early Bird' offers.

Until then

Emma xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Latest Items

We did it, we survived the summer!!

As a parent myself, I look forward to the end of the summer term and welcome the prospect of spending quality time with the family, but one drawback of this is the limited time it gives me to work on creating gorgeous new items for you.

As the summer has wound down and come to a close, I have finally been able to put some of my designs and ideas into practice. Here is just a preview of some of the fantastic new items that will be available on the website very soon.

Elegant pearl and gold earrings
A stunning set of Chinese crystal wine glass charms

A sneak preview of our new 'My Guardian Angel' range

Pretty blue floral bookmark

All of these items and more will be available through our website very soon, so keep watching.

We will also be launching our Christmas Shop soon where you can benefit from some fantastic early bird offers. Keep watching for more details.

Emma xx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Competition Winner!!

Our new back to school collection of accessories is very nearly at it's launch date and to celebrate the new range we recently ran a competition.
Entrants simply had to come up with a name suitable for our new collection. We would like to thank everyone who entered, we had some truly unique and wonderful entries but the winner is... Katherine De Riera, also known as Sweet_Kat30 on Twitter with her name Urban Cool 4 School
The lovely Katherine will be receiving her very own personalised set of Urban Cool for School Accessories including a bookmark, keyring, backpack ribbon and Zipper Pull.

Thank you all for your continued support and be sure to look out for our new lines and competitions coming soon!

Emma xx

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Back to School Collection

Here at Urban Sophistication Designs we have been busy working on our new back to school collection. If like me your fed up with your child coming home with the wrong book bag, backpack, instrument or even uniform then this is for you.

Each item is designed to be attached to your child's belongings making it easily identifiable to your child and whats more as no two pieces are the same, you can be sure your child will always have a unique item. All items in this range can be personalised with your child's name, initials, school details or anything else for that matter. The back to school collection will include zipper pulls, keyrings, book bag markers, backpack ribbons and instrument case markers.

Whilst we are excited to be launching this new range very soon, we also have a dilemma. Here at USD we are struggling to come up with a name for our new collection which is where you guys come in.

We are launching a competition to come up with a name for our new collection. Everyone is invited to come up with a name for our collection. The winning entry will be the one picked for our new range and the winner will receive a complete set from the collection, personalised if they so wish.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is simply submit a name for our new collection. This can be done by Tweeting us, Facebooking us, emailing us at or sending us a text on 07904217986

We look forward to seeing some of your entries, good luck

Emma x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Wonders of Modern Technology

Now, I've never been the type to understand the ins and outs of modern technology. I'm more the kind of gal who knows what I need to know to get me by and just a bit more but even I have to marvel at the wonders of modern technology.
I used to dread the school holidays,armed with my pen and notepad I would always aim to do as much work as I could whilst keeping an eye on the kids in the park, at the beach, softplay etc but even then with emails to reply to, a website to monitor, sales to process, stock to purchase and everything else there was always a limit to what I could do.
The last mobile phone I had was brilliant, it alerted me to all my emails, twitter notifications facebook updates amongst other things. So when my upgrade was due I told the salesperson that I wanted something that could do all the things my previous mobile had done and maybe a few new 'teicks'. His suggestion sounded more like another laptop than a mobile phone!! I chose to take his advice and eagerly awaited the arrival of my new phone. When the phone arrived the first thing I did was link it to my email and twitter accounts and facebook business page. After a few days I was amazed with all the things I discovered my phone could do;it automatically remembered the people that I regularly called and texted, it recognised a link between my work email account, my twitter and facebook accounts and would suggest that they hadn't been updated in a while and what really blew me away was the reminders that could be set in conjunction with my website like items on sale, when offers should end etc. By far the two most impressive functions have been producing word documents and using my phone as a wireless wifi hotspot making it possible for me to connect my laptop to my phone's wifi and work virtually anywhere using the internet.
So now USD can operate from any location around the UK at any time!
Whilst I will never fully understand all the marvelous things my mobile can do or the ins and outs of modern technology and the information super highway, I am grateful that I can compute the day away and write this post while travelling up the A2 on our way back home after a day spent working on the sandy beach of Margate, thanks to the wonders of modern technology!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A Quick Update

Well it feels like ages since we last met. Although it may seem that not a lot has been going on, behind the scenes I have been extremely busy working on links with local retail outlets, securing stalls at trade shows not to mention working on lots of new pieces and collections.

I am extremely pleased to report that Urban Sophistication Designs has gone global with a large bridal order placed from America. I am tremendously excited to have been chosen for this job and have started working on constructing the pieces that will be shipped next month.

As requests and queries for bridal jewellery and wedding gifts have increased I have decided to attend a few local wedding fairs and am looking forward to hopefully new business opportunities.
With this in mind I am currently offering some bridal jewellery and gifts as competition prizes for wedding bloggers, wedding magazines and wedding fair organisers etc. If you or someone you know fits this description then please get in contact with me for further details. You can do this via email - by phone 0208 3782084/07904217986, leave us a message on Facebook or Tweet us.

Until next time

Emma xx

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Summer Sale

With outdoor weather finally upon us, what could be better than a picnic with family or a barbecue with friends?

One downside of get togethers and outside eating is the confusion of what glass or bottle belongs to what guest. Why not save all the confusion and jazz up your get together with a set of wine glass charms.

These gorgeous creations fit snugly around the base of most wine and champagne glasses and some will even pop over the top of the neck of most bottles of beer!

Another fantastic summer accessory is the zipper pull. Not only great for coats and purses, you can attach them to your child's lunch bag, book bag or even backpack and save those mix ups that always seem to happen.

To celebrate summer we are offering 10% off ALL wine glass charms and zipper pulls until 30th May(offer excludes p&p).

You will also receive this discount on any commissioned wine glass charms and zipper pulls.

Emma xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Recently on Twitter we ran a giveaway. One lucky follower would win a handmade venetian bracelet worth £14.99 once we had reached the total of 500 followers. Finally, thanks to the support of some amazing people we hit the landmark figure of 500 followers yesterday evening. The winner drawn at random was Rocking Pony. Here at USD we can't wait to do another giveaway so as of now, we will be giving away another item once we get to 800 followers. If we manage to do it by the end of the month then we will draw 2 winners! Thanks again for all your support and good luck Emma xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Coming soon...

Here at USD we are still very excited over the recent launch of our new look website and new products and to top it off there's more. We have been working on some fantastic new ranges that you will see launched over the coming weeks and what's more to celebrate the launch of these ranges we will be doing some fantastic giveaways and sales, so watch this space. With wedding season fast approaching why not give your bridesmaids a truly unique gift or maybe have your own jewellery for your special day tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. Or maybe your just looking for that truly magical gift for someone special, whatever the reason or whoever the person why not contact us and have a bespoke, truly unique item made. Alternatively for something just as unique but ready-made why not watch out for our new wedding range launching very soon. Remember, you don't need a reason to treat yourself or that someone special so visit us at Emma xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

We're Back!

It's been a long time but finally...we're back. With a new look site, new products and fantastic new offers(like the Mother's Day sale we have going on now) it's all systems go. Over at we are currently running a sale in honour of Mother's Day with selected products reduced by 10% until 4th April, so not only can you treat Mum but why not treat yourself too? Look out for new items coming out each week and special pieces perfect for Easter gifts, an alternative to chocolate. As ever, if you can't find exactly what you are looking for online then why not contact us and let us work with you to create a bespoke item. Happy shopping Emma xx

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Caribbean Collection

Now with a title like that it's got to warm you up!
For a few months now I have been working on something called 'The Caribbean Collection'. The collection consists of a series of editions, each one specific to an island in the Caribbean. Each edition includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings, keyrings and more all colour co-ordinated with the colours of a particular island's flag.
The first edition of the collection I would like to show you is the 'Trinidad and Tobago ' Edition. This comes at the right time as Trinidad and Tobago will be holding their annual carnival next Monday, so very fitting.

Although, this particular collection centres around the Caribbean I can adapt these to any other country/continent if requested. So don't hesitate to get in contact if you want to 'represent your flag'. You can contact us at Click HERE to find us on Twitter, Search 'Urban Sophistication Designs' on Facebook or call us on 07904217986

To all of you heading down to Trinidad for the carnival I wish you a very safe journey,have lots of fun, enjoy the sun and sweet soca...but please bring back some sunshine with you!!

Until next time

Emma xx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Giveaway Time


As the completion of the website refurb is very nearly done, here at Urban Sophistication Designs, we feel a giveaway is in order!

It's this simple, once we have reached 500 followers on Twitter we will be giving away a gorgeous handmade venetian glass bracelet. So get re-tweeting and look out for updates.

You can follow us here

Good Luck

Emma xx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Very Nearly There!

Hi All

Last time I blogged I updated you about all the exciting things that had been happening behind the scenes at USD headquarters.

Finally, we have all of the new packaging and are just waiting on a few small orders of personalised materials.
The website make-over is very nearly complete and looking good (even if I do say so myself!) and there are some great new products to be unveiled.

I thought I would take this opportunity to give you a sneak peek at some of the newest products that will soon be available.

Butterfly Handbag Charm

Bright Stars Keyring

Front Fastening Glass Heart Necklet

Choker Style Black and Orange Necklet
Girls Pink Opaque Glass Bracelet with Butterfly Charm

Orange and Black Glass Bead Necklace

Rock Chick Red and Black Keyring

Remember,if you want a bespoke piece made for a special occasion you can email me at, search Urban Sophistication Designs on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter

Emma xx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

First things first...Happy New Year to one and all!

I hope you enjoyed a very happy and pleasant festive period.
Here at Urban Sophistication Designs there hasn't been very much rest, it has been all systems go. One of the biggest changes you may have noticed is that when talking about the business we have been using the term USD. Don't panic we haven't changed we have just shortened the name and taken the first letter of each word from the company name. As from April 2011 instead of having to type a ridiculously long URL into your address bar it will simply be USD although all other aspects of Urban Sophistication Designs will remain unchanged.

While most of you have probably been enjoying a few days off work, a few too many chocolates and the odd (!!) glass of mulled wine, I have been a very busy bee designing and working an a range of new collections. These collections include men's jewellery, new children's ranges, fab new accessories and stunning new pieces. All of these will be coming very soon, so watch this space.

Remember, you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on by following us on Twitter or Facebook

Here's to a great year

Emma xx