Celebrating the 4th of July with discounts from the Divas

Celebrate Safely!

Celebrate Safely!

As we celebrate our Nation’s Birthday, we want to add a big bang to your celebration with another Christmas in July special for all of our friends, family and loyal followers. If you contact the Divas with a 4th of July greeting, or comment on our blog, or post a 4th of July message on our Facebook page, you will receive a 10% discount on any items you order during the month of July.

In order to qualify for the discount, you must post your comment or message before midnight on July 7th, and your comment or message MUST include a statement about what you did on the 4th of July; in other words, share with the Divas how you celebrated the 4th. When you complete this message and we read/approve it, the Divas will send you an email confirming your discount and give you the coupon code to use when making a purchase at our ETSY shop.

Don’t forget to complete one of the following during the week of July 1-7th to qualify for FREE Shipping during the month of July:

  • Leave a comment on one of the Christmas in July posts
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Send us a Tweet
  • Post on our Facebook wall with a comment related to our Christmas in July Sale-A-bration
  • Choose our ETSY shop as one of your favorites

When you complete your comments, messages, posts, likes, etc., and we read/approve it, the Divas will send you an email confirming your FREE Shipping for all items you purchase during the month of July, and give you the coupon code to use when making purchases at our ETSY shop.

From the 3 Funky Divas to each of you . . .

We wish you a safe and fun-filled 4th! Celebrate Responsibly!

‘Til tomorrow,

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

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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

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.

Funky ‘n Fun Feathers

Remember the day when feather jewelry was all the rage? I do, but then I am getting old and I can remember lots of great trends from the 50s, 60s, and 70s better than most people my age. In fact, those from the “Woodstock Era”, if they were wearing clothes (and some who weren’t wearing much) were adorned with all kinds of feathers and beads, leather wrist bands and belts, and beaded mocassins or leather and wooden clogs. Many of the low-riding hip hugger, wide-legged bell-bottom jeans showed off handmade belts of leather and suede cording with lots of beads and feathers dangling from the fringed ends that hung down past the knees.

As a continuation of our “Blast from the Past” from yesterday, tonight’s blog keeps on going with some more memorable moments in fashion. Paisley fabrics, maxi dresses, and hippie garb were the perfect backdrops for lots of different feather accessories. Whether it was a bracelet, necklace, or hair accessories, feathers came in all colors and sizes and often were the main focus instead of the clothing. Great part about fashion trends . . .  these always return, sometimes with subtle changes but most of the time, you will see some of the same styles, colors, and accessories return. Such is the case with feathers. Last year, we saw feathers in the hair on many celebs. And, mothers and daughters were wearing matching colors or matching their feather hair extensions with their outfits. While the rage for feather hair extensions has subsided a bit, it is still trendy to adorn your hair and other areas on your body with feathers and beads. Here are just a few suggestions from the Divas. How many more can you think of?

The Divas have fashioned a variety of colorful feather earrings and are now in the process of creating unique headbands, hair accessories, and unusual pendants with plumage from some of our fine feathered friends’.

Be sure to check out the Vintage Collection under our Portfolios to see some of the selections we have ready for sale. When you find the perfect addition to your fashion accessories, follow the link to our ETSY Store to make your purchases or CONVO with the Divas to place a custom order.

We also have great specials on feathers for hair extensions featuring grizzly rooster tail and guinea hen feathers in natural colors. All are stylable, curlable, and can be washed just like your real hair.

We invite all of our followers to send us photos of yourself with your favorite feather accessory or wearing a trendy outfit from the past.         Come on now . . .  don’t be shy . . . it’s time to strut your stuff and show off those gorgeous feathers and trendy fashion statements!

If you have some special feathers that you would like the Divas to use in designing a unique custom piece of jewelry for you, please contact us either by using our contact form on our Contacts page or CONVO us through our ETSY Store. We love a challenge and get excited when our shoppers want us to create something special just for them.

White feathers are great enhancements for bridal jewelry, bouquets, and headbands.

Well, darlings . . . we hope we have inspired all of our followers to try something different and add some vintage “blast from the past” to your accessories this summer!

As always, your comments are always encouraged; and don’t forget . . . we love to receive suggestions for other ideas or topics of interest.

‘Till next time . . .

The Divas -Kathy, Kristin & Emiley

Changes . . .

3 Generations of Artists
Emiley, Kathy & Kristin

I’m sure many of you have been wondering where the Divas have gone. . . with no current blogging going on, I was wondering myself. . . we have been sooooo busy writing and creating! And… we have been redesigning our site and blog. We no longer will have a shopping cart on our Website; we will be using our new site to showcase our designs and keep all of our followers informed as to what we are doing. We are going to use our ETSY Storefront exclusively for all ordering but will still offer the convenience of paying with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover cards through PayPal. Keep watching for our updates over the coming weeks.

Until then…

The Divas – Kathy, Kristin, & Emiley

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