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.
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.
It’s my favourite time of year, when adults can ask each other, “what are you going to be?” We don’t have many trick-or-treaters where I live, but I stock up on candy anyway. As the veil thins, we honour our ancestors but also indulge in other delights– I always share some with them on my altar.
How are you celebrating this Samhain or Halloween?
It’s here! Octoberfest/Oktoberfest at feralstrumpet.co.uk and Feralstrumpet on Etsy. I’m offering 25% off all my craft beer inspired jewellery during the first week of October. No need for a coupon– starting on Oct. 1st at midnight GMT, the prices will be marked down on the site.
My craft beer jewellery makes a great gift for the brewer or ale lover in your life! I have gradually expanded my beer-inspired designs over the years, as the Beer Chick Necklace became a best seller. I have long been a home brewer and craft beer aficionado as well as a judge at the York beer festival and a one-time member of the British Guild of Beer Writers. My passion for beer and brewing as well as jewellery design drove me to create wearable, elegant every day pieces that celebrate the love of this ancient beverage.
This offer is a celebration of the longevity of these designs and a thank you to all the beer lovers and brewers who have supported me over the years. Cheers!
The 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 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: