Christmas in July!

If you read our blog yesterday, you know we are going to be doing something really special.

Join us in a Sale-A-bration as we kick off the Holiday Shopping season.

Our great surprise this month is that we are having a Christmas in July “Sale-A-bration”. During the entire month of July, the 3 Funky Divas will be offering different specials every week and sometimes on a daily basis so it will be really important to check in to see what’s happening EVERY day!

Since this first week focuses on our nation’s birthday party with fireworks on the 4th (Wednesday), to start our Sale-A-bration off with a bang, you could get all your purchases in the month of July shipped for FREE! That’s right. . .  you heard me. . .  The 3 Funky Divas will pay for everyone’s shipping fees for any and ALL items purchased during the month of July! Now. . .  how can we do that you ask? Well. . .  here are the important details for this offer so pay attention and write it down so you can save some $$$.

Free Shipping

Enjoy FREE shipping during July!

EVERYONE . . . who chooses to follow us and makes a comment (even a LIKE on our FaceBook page or anyone who chooses The 3 Funky Divas as a Favorite Shop on ETSY and lets us know in a comment here on our Website/Blog) between July 1 – 7, will receive free shipping for ALL items purchased during the ENTIRE month of JULY.

Pass the word and tell your friends, and watch our ETSY shop as we add all kinds of new items for sale this month. During the entire month we will showcase items, in a Holiday Collection under on our Portfolio Page, that can be special ordered for the holidays. . .  Handcrafted, personally designed Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Special Christmas and Hanukah cards, 2013 Photo Calendars, and holiday jewelry. We will also be offering a special layaway plan for items you want to order to help you start your holiday shopping without “breaking the bank”.

So plan now to check in often and contact or CONVO with the Divas to discuss your special needs. We offer FREE consultation on any type of creation or special order so we can give you the best price quote for whatever you need to order. Then, the Divas will work together with you to make this Holiday buying experience the most stress free and enjoyable! Watch for details on the Holiday Layaway plan later this week.

FreeBee

Enjoy the Diva FreeBees!

Can’t wait to start giving away all the great FREEBEES to all of you and to read your comments this week. Once we approve your comment, you will receive an email with special instructions to follow and the FREE shipping coupon code you will need to use for your July purchases through our ETSY shop. If your name is not on the “COMMENT-LIKE-FAVORITES” list, then you won’t be able to use the FREE shipping coupon code.

Hope you enjoy your July surprises from the Divas this month!

‘Til Manana Darlings . . .

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

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So What’s in a Pearl?

What Do You Know About Pearls?

Well, sad to say, June has come to an end . . . where has this year gone to? . . . and because I am one of those June Baby Boomers, I love to find out information about my birth month as well as others. But for this last day of June, I wanted to share information from a blog that I follow.

Did you know that the Pearl is the gemstone for June? As jewelers, we try to keep up on information about gems and other types of stones. The 3 Funky Divas make it a point to use the highest quality materials for each piece of jewelry we design and produce, so it stands to reason why we look for good pearls. While we do use a variety of freshwater pearls, we often use a selection of glass pearls by Swarovski because we feel the quality

Swarovski Glass Pearl Set

and appearance provide the look and feel we know our customers expect. We have even gathered a few samples from Florida’s east coast and from the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island. But did you know the United States is well known for some its freshwater pearl farms and that Iowa was the center of manufacturing for pearl buttons until WWII?

Recently, while reading one of my favorite blogs by Rose Marion from Wire Sculpture.com I found some very interesting information about pearls. Because I was not aware of some of the historical meaning behind the cultured pearl (most of what I knew, I was told about as a child or saw some documentary on PBS). What Rose shared in her Blog post entitled: “Pearls: It’s a Cultural Thing”, (Marion, 2012) I wanted to share with you.

4-6mm Pale Pink & Rose Swarovski Glass Pearls

“Just imagine: all the pearls we take for granted today, worn on bridal headpieces, in corsages, and to a nice evening out: all of those would be completely unaffordable were it not for the work of Kokichi Mikimoto, commonly celebrated as the father of the cultured pearl, who produced cultured pearls starting in 1916, right around the start of the First World War. This is how late Edwardian jewelry came to feature so many pearls: it was the start of a new era for pearls, leading up to such a proliferation of pearls that the “50′s housewife” of course had a pearl necklace: the pearl was so common and affordable by that point. Just 50 years prior, pearls were painstakingly collected and matched to form just a single strand worth thousands.”

Hand strung triple strand Swarovski Pearls

If you are interested in more from Rose on the pearl, we encourage you to read her blog and check out some of the resources she listed on the history of the pearl, and how pearls are made today; we think you will be surprised. Please visit her blog by clicking HERE. And while there, please be sure to leave a comment and let her know Kathy with the 3 Funky Divas sent you 🙂

As Rose concluded her post, so we shall do the same for ours by saying. . .

“hope you enjoyed this look at pearl culture! Happy birthday to all of the June-born readers and followers.”

I am sure some of you will learn something interesting or that you didn’t know about the pearl by reading another blog and the resources she included.

Check back and read our blog tomorrow, July 1st . . . you won’t want to miss our special entry or the great surprise we have planned for everyone who adds a comment tomorrow! It will be well worth your time!

Until then. . . Chow darlings!

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley 

P.S. If you just gotta have one of our pearl designs pictured here, visit our ETSY shop to place an order. Use the link on our Contacts Page. If you want to see the images in a larger view, visit our Jewelry Collection located under our Portfolio Collections.

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