Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Strawberry Patch Giveaway!

It's the week of our favorite barn sale EVER, THE STRAWBERRY PATCH BARN SALE in Hartsville, TN. Below are some photos of the spring sale. Gorgeous photography by Monique Porter Photography:)

As you can see, this is one bad ass sale you DO NOT want to miss!!!! Tons of vintage and handmade goodies! Everything from vintage trinkets to AMAZING furniture!

And guess what? We are giving away some Strawberry Patch goodness right here! The gals from HorseFeathers will be attending the sale Thursday night. We will be picking up some fabulouness to send one lucky winner! Enter below:)

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{Whimsical heart by Sarah Rausch- VW Painting by Kellie Montana}

CONGRATS LADIES!!!! PLEASE EMAIL US  YOUR ADDRESS AT info@ horsefeathersgifts .com!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How to take your jewelry biz to the next level

We are always looking for new courses and training in our field. Let's be real, you can never really know too much about what you do! One of the best ways to stay not only motivated but also stay up on the latest tips and tricks of the industry are to constantly surround yourself with people who are just as passionate about your dream as you are.
I recently completed RHH B-School which was AMAZING! I cannot even tell you how much we have changed, started to implement and are currently working on all because of this program. AWESOMENESS!
During B-School I met two fabulous women who have already changed my life (for reals!).
Tracy and Robin are pretty much experts in the jewelry industry. Tracy is an amazing jewelry designer and has worked with some HUGE names in the industry. Robin has also worked with some of the biggest names in jewelry and is a marketing and sales genius! These ladies have helped HorseFeathers get on the right track to massive success!
You can read their full bio here.
They recently launched Flourish and Thrive Academy, a program exclusively designed to show up and coming jewelry biz owners exactly how to start and run a successful jewelry business. Pretty darn nifty huh?
You can sign up for their newsletter here and get tons of fabulous info delivered straight to your inbox:)!
 So head on over and check out what Flourish & Thrive has to offer!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Boho Style- Silk Wrap Edition

Our silk wraps have always been a HUGE hit! We kinda love them too:) There are some BIG features in the works for these babies;)

Signature Charm Silk Wrap {availible in 3 color combos!}
 Our NEW Charm wrap:)
Photo by Hayden Burns Photography
You can layer them up with other wraps or any of your favorite bracelets.

We are always looking for ways to make our items more affordable and we are super happy to announce our new LOWER PRICE on our silk wraps!

Our fine silver wraps are now $80. These bars are made from 99.9% pure silver! { sterling is only 92.5% silver. }

Our bronze wraps are now only $52:)

The bronze bars are made from reclaimed bronze {eco friendly}.

All our silks are HAND DYED ;)

Want to customize your silk wrap with a special saying or quote? You can! We offer a completey custom option!

Head on over to our site and check out all the options we have to offer:)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Charm Silk Wrap {NEW!}

It's been a LONG couple weeks here in the studio. We are working on pricing, a catalog, and getting prepared for the upcoming busy season by getting at least 3 of every item ready to ship.

We have also been working on several new designs.

Meet our new Charm Silk Wrap. This little beauty can be worn as a bracelet or a long necklace! We love versatile pieces:)

Handcrafted from reclaimed bronze this gorgeous charm is hung from a hand dyed silk and accented with a small glass bead.

It is availible in 3 great color combos too!



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Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Hoof & A Prayer Horse Rescue

We here at HorseFeathers have a major love for animals, so when our friends at A Hoof &A Prayer Horse Rescue posted about their major need for funds for hay we immediately wanted to help out. Now through August 31st 100% of the net proceeds go to from our signature bronzependant will go to help these gorgeous fur babies!

You can purchase the necklace here.

Here is a little more about what they do in their words- “A Hoof and a Prayer horse rescue is a non-profit horse rescue located in Evansville, IN. We take in starved, abused, and neglected horses, and strive to turn to bring them back to health, and find them the perfect forever home. Taking care of horses is expensive--especially horses in poor health. We absolutely cannot make this happen without support from the community! We are just starting out, but if you would like to know more or find out how to get involved, let us know!”
Photos by Jaime Fleming

Please help us help them! Any little bit helps. If you cannot purchase the pendant please consider donating any ammount you can via Paypal here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Spark & Hustle and a giveaway:)

We recently attended Tory Johnson's Spark & Hustle conference and left feeling beyond motivated! We learned soooo much from so many amazing business women. It was a great experience. I highly recommend reading Tory's book. You can purchase it here. You can also go here to see if they are coming to a city near you:)

AMAZING speakers Shameeka Ayers & Suzanne Sevier

Our new friends with Sarah Palisi Chapin, CEO of Hail Merry

Us with the AMAZING and totaly down to earth Tory Johnson:)

Tammy with Gigi Butler, owner of Gigi's Cupcakes!

So here are some things we learned:
  •  It's impossible to please everyone. I am VERY aware of this. I constantly get emails asking why our items are priced like they are, then those are followed by emails from happy customers telling us how much they LOVE their item(s) and the quality. Personally I don't know why people feel the need to voice their negative opinions, but I do know it makes me more and more thankful for the very loyal customers we have:)

Awesome bracelets by Tory Johnson:)

  • Make it happen!!! This is my new mantra. There are so many things on our to do list that I have been putting off because I'm scared of what may happen. But I've come to learn that if I don't go for it and take that chance someone else will. So we are on a mission to make it happen!!! If you've been thinking of doing something like a celebrity gifting, pitching to local media or editorials, JUST DO IT! I promise, you won't regret it!

  • Always be networking! I love meeting new people and pushing their business to our fans on facebook and instagram! YOU ARE NOT IN COMPETITION WITH ANYONE!!!!! The quicker you realize this the happier you will be and the better your business will do. You have your own story with your own style. There is only one of you! Tell that story, show your style, and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. I have seen WAY too much "bullying" from businesses lately. Chill the hell out! :) There is enough room in this big ole' world for us all. Building relationships with other businesses will only help you. Bullying other businesses will only hurt you. It also makes you into the evil bitch monster that no one wants to associate with and that's never good! lol

  • Original ideas are very rare these days. We are all generally inspired by the same things. I've seen sellers release almost identical items at the same time! Neither of them knowing what the other is doing. More than likely you didn't "invent" the idea that you've come up with. There are very few inventors out there. You can have similar items as others and they will have your twist because they are made and designed by you! You have your own style which is not like anyone else. For example, my lovely pen pal Jennifer owns Blooming Lotus Jewelry. You're probably thinking "umm, hello, you guys are competition" but we aren't! And we bounce ideas off each other and help each other all the time!  We both have very similar fashion styles but are still different. She is more yoga inspired bohemian and we are more country inspired bohemian. Below you can see a stack from each of us. Very different feel and meaning behind them:)

Hippie Stack by HFG
Bee Inspired Stack by BLJ

We are now working on really getting to know our customers and would LOVE some feedback! Take a moment to fill out the survey below and then leave us a comment letting us know you've done so. We will be giving away a couple of these babies:)
We've picked 3 winners!!! Kimberly, Sara Pollack & Kel78belle please email your full name and address to
info @ horsefeathersgifts.com :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bits of our studio

While was working on our new creations today I took a break and snapped a few pics of our studio with my phone:) So here's a little peek around where we create.....

And there ya have it:) I'll do a more detailed post of the whole room on an actual camera soon.