Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June's Birthstone: Pearl

Vintage Faux Pearls White Rounds Japan.
June's birthstone is the pearl.
We have a large selection of gorgeous mother of pearl and faux glass pearls at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs
Vintage Glass Beads Faux Pearls Pink Peach Textured.
Vintage Pearl Earrings Ivory Peridot Sterling Gemstone.
Vintage Beads Glass Pearls Ivory Cream Original Strand.
Pearls have been prized for their beauty and rarity since ancient times. Up until the 20th century they were extremely rare and more expensive than diamonds. Around the 1920s technological advances made it possible to culture pearls and create them artificially, making pearls more available to everyone. But pearls haven't lost their allure over the years.
Vintage Glass Bead Earrings Green Pearl Rings Sterling.
Vintage Bead Glass Pearls Silver Grey Baroque Haskell.
Vintage Glass Pearls White Bracelet Blank Majorica.
Pearls have been June's birthstone since 1912. Before that moonstone and agate held the title of birthstone for June. In 1952, alexandrite was also added as an additional birthstone for June. You will find several beautiful color changing vintage faux alexandrite items at Bumbershoot Supplies.  
Pink Vintage Pearl Moonstone Earrings Brass Filigree.
Vintage Glass Beads Drops Ivory Pearl Earring Finding.
Vintage Beads Faux Pearls Mint Green Round Japan.
Want to learn a little more about vintage glass pearls? We've created a blog post about working with them here! We've also talked about the history of glass pearls and the history of Spanish faux pearls. For some extra inspiration check out our post on the vintage Miriam Haskell pearl bracelet from our collection
Vintage Ivory Pearl Bead Love Knot Finding Japan.
Marie Antoinette Vintage Pearl Necklace Sterling Silver.
Vintage Pearl Bead Drop White Filigree Gold Bead Cap.
For some elegant inspiration this June, we invite you to browse our extensive vintage faux pearl collection at  Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies May 2014 Special for Newsletter Subscribers

Vintage Swarovski Rhinestone Earring Kit, free with purchase – Our treat for May is a new earring kit featuring wonderful vintage Swarovski emerald rhinestones and our new antiqued silver findings! Emerald is the birthstone for May and these festive earrings will surely help you celebrate any birthdays, or just the lovely month of May. During May, 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 May 1 and May 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!