Friday, February 28, 2014

New on Pinterest: The Emerald City

As you may know, one of Seattle's nicknames is 'The Emerald City'. L. Frank Baum's Emerald City is literally made out of emeralds. While Seattle is not made of emeralds, it certainly is a very green place.
We've been pulling together some of our favorite emerald hues on our latest Pinterest board "The Emerald City". Check out these images:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March's Birthstone: Aquamarine

Aquamarine Vintage Glass Heart Drop Bead Charms.
March's birthstone is aquamarine.
The gemstone aquamarine is noted for its beautiful blue color. With vintage glass counterparts, the color also takes center stage. At Bumbershoot Designs and Bumbershoot Supplies we have a stunning selection of vintage aquamarine toned rhinestones, cabochons, trims and beads.
Aquamarine Vintage Rhinestone Glass Oval Jewels.
Aquamarine Blue Skies Vintage Flower Rhinestone Charm Bracelet.
When it comes to vintage materials, aquamarine is often retitled as just "aqua" and can run the spectrum from bright blue to a light sea green. 

Aquamarine became March's birthstone in the early 1910s. Before that bloodstone, called this because of its red flecks, was the popular birthstone for March. In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The March poem goes:

"Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave."

We only have two vintage faux bloodstone items at Bumbershoot Supplies, but they are spectacular: 

Bloodstone Vintage Glass Scarab Cabochons.
Bloodstone Vintage Glass Scarab Cabochon. 

For some colorful inspiration this March, we invite you to browse our vintage faux aquamarine collections at  Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies February 2014 Special for Newsletter Subscribers

Vintage Flower Cabochon Earring Kit, free with purchase – Our treat for February is a new earring kit featuring wonderful vintage resin flower cabochons in sage green and white. The first flowers are beginning to spring up and these festive flower earrings will surely help you celebrate the final weeks of winter. These cabochons are from Sharon’s personal stash, offered to newsletter subscribers first. During February, we will send all necessary components to make the earrings shown in the photo above.
Our newsletter subscribers can receive this kit, free with any purchase at Bumbershoot Supplies or Bumbershoot Designs.  See your February 1 and February 15 newsletters for details and the coupon code.
Also, don't forget your 1-time free shipping offer that you received when you signed up for our newsletter.
And YES, you can combine specials. So you can have the earring kit plus the free shipping code you received upon signing up for the newsletter in the same order!

Not yet a newsletter subscriber? You can read past issues and you can sign up right here and get your free shipping and earring kit at your next purchase!