Seaside Solstice

Midsummer sale– 15% off everything at Feralstrumpet.co.uk with code MIDSUMMER17 until June 27th, 2017.

View from the Banff Castle, located at the end of our street.

I have recently moved to Banff on the north east coast of Scotland.  We live in a house that was once a free school, built in 1803, with our office and workshop upstairs and our living space downstairs with a large cottage garden out back.  The coast here is wild and beautiful.  Dolphins regularly migrate through this part of the North sea at this time, and the days are long– dusk coming around midnight.

I am excited to see how my work will develop here– given the space and freedom this new living situation provides, as well as the rich inspiration the sea brings– every hour the colour shifts and moods produce a kaleidoscope of colours in the interplay of sea, sky and sunlight.

I plan to continue unpacking my altar today– what are you doing on this longest day?

The Gratitude Sale is Now On!

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This is my sixth holiday season peddling my wares and I’m so grateful to all my customers, many who have become friends over the years.  It is customary to have a sale after Thanksgiving in the US, and of course now there is Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday in addition to Black Friday.  I thought this year I would just extend my gratitude from Thanksgiving (I still kind of celebrate it, especially if I can find a Tofurky in the North) to cover the weekend!  From Friday the 25th to Monday the 28th I’ll be offering 20% off store-wide at both feralstrumpet.co.uk and Feral Strumpet on Etsy.  Simply use coupon code THANX2016 at checkout to receive the discount.
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Shipping Deadlines for the Holidays & Many Lovely Festive Designs

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It’s that time of year again where the darkness gathers around us and we look for little signs of life and light. I’ve many lovely designs that celebrate this light-in-the-darkness!  This giving season can be so fun and full of delight when you have treasures to choose from, perfect for everyone in your life!   I’ve also put together some handy deadlines as a guideline for final order dates if you would like your package to arrive before Christmas.  These dates are based on Royal Mail Guidelines and are a suggestion, not a guarantee.  During this busy time, we recommend upgrading your shipping to included tracking, as this method is often faster than regular mail.

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ATS® Flock of Birds Necklace Giveaway

flock_giveawayThe big news this month is I’m having a giveaway to celebrate the lovely customers I have who are American Tribal Style® Bellydancers.  There are a lot of them– you know who you are.  For the past three years I’ve had the honour to be an official ATS® FCBD® Sister Studio, and when I’m not making jewellery, I’m teaching and performing this beautiful style of contemporary, improvised group dance.

Just of few of the beautiful dancers who have sent my photos of them wearing their Flock of Birds necklaces!

Just of few of the beautiful dancers who have sent me photos of them wearing their Flock of Birds necklaces!

I’m giving away two, count ’em, TWO Flock of Birds necklaces on Instagram.  To win, simply post a picture of you dancing in your favourite ATS® formation and tag it @feral_strumpet & #flockofbirds.  Winner will be chosen and announced on Instagram Friday, September 9th via an online randomizer.

My dance discipline has inspired many designs that are popular with dancers– here is a selection of them.  Click on the image to go to the collection:

Designs inspired by ATS® Belly Dance

Designs inspired by ATS® Belly Dance

Hail The Thunder Moon!

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Tonight is July’s full moon, sometimes called the Thunder moon.  We are definitely waiting for a thunderstorm here at Feral HQ, as summer has come on with a vengeance. I currently type to you in 33 degree centigrade heat, something we are just not used to in the North!

To celebrate we are having a sale in July on all my Tesla Hoops– the gauged threaders fit through tunnels worn in stretched ears.  Just visit the Tesla Hoop Collection at feralstrumpet.co.uk use coupon code THUNDER at checkout.  Offer expires 31/07/2016.

These threaders now come in a rainbow of coil colours for you to choose from!  The coil slips over the hoop to secure it in place– making it both decorative and practical.

These colourful coils come in metal tones as well as brights– perfect for summer or when you need an injection of your personal power colour in your life!
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Here is a short video showing how to put on and take off the hoops:

Root Moon Blessings

root_moon_squareAccording to old German Custom, this month’s full moon is the Root Food Moon.  It seemed to fit the moon I’m in, going back to basics in my craft and my daily practices of meditation and dance.

To celebrate, I’ve gathered together all the tree, root and moon inspired designs in my independent shop, feralstrumpet.co.uk into the Root Moon Collection.  For the rest of the month of May 2016, receive 20% the collection with coupon code ROOTMOON. (only at feralstrumpet.co.uk)

How are you feeding your roots this full moon?

Tesla Coil Threaders, a How To

Here is a quick video showing you how to put on and take off Tesla Coil Hoops. Here I’m wearing the 12g in Bronze which has a lovely rose gold hue.  My gauge is currently 0g.  I have other designs in different gauges and metals here.

Here is a diagram showing you how the coiled tube slides open and closed.

Here is a diagram showing you how the coiled tube slides open and closed.