Sunday, December 27, 2009

Handmade Jewelry sale

Good-Bye 2009!
In just a couple of days we will have the final monthly drawing for 2009. You only need be on the e-mail list to have a chance at a very special free gift. Here are just a few of the free gifts this year and this month there is going to be something extra-special!
There are some changes in the works at Divella Delights for 2010 so stay tuned in January for some updates. I am trying to get it all together now so I can just send out one e-mail with all the new information.
Did you know that we now offer Gift Certificates at Divella Delights? Did you realize that they never expire? You can also set up a specific day to have your gift certificate sent. If your life is as busy as mine this feature can come in very handy!
There is a sale beginning NOW at Divella Delights with earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even the Crochet Hats by Jessy from 30%-50% off regular prices. Some of the designs will not be coming back so if you have seen something you like, now might be the time! We also have the new "Under $25.00" category. Come by and check that one out from time to time.
I extend my wishes for a very happy, fulfilling and joyful 2010 to all my wonderful customers…see you all next year!
Divella Delights

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Instant Gift Certificates

Divella Delights is please to announce that we now carry Gift Certificates.
They are very secure as Paypal processes them. They are available in any denomination and you can print them or e-mail them, your choice so you never have to be caught without that special gift again! We have personalized items available for just about anyone.
Because Divella Delights creates one of a kind items your recipient can always find something that uniquely speaks to them.
You can find the gift certificates located on the top right of any page. So there is still plenty of time to shop for Christmas!

Flapper Hats

Divella Delights has been very busy making new hats in a variety of styles. There are even a few new hat and scarf sets like the ones pictured here. Stop by Divella Delights and see all the new handmade hats and scarves. All orders over $20 receive a free gift and there is still time to get your name on the e-mail list for December’s free drawing.
I send out one e-mail a month to notify my customers of who won the monthly drawing (first name only) and if I am running a sale I let my customers know. You won’t get inundated with useless junk in your mailbox.
This month’s drawing is going to be something extra special so go to Divella Delights and get on the list!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wool Flapper Hats

Wool Flapper Hats are here!
The new wool felt hats by Divella Delights are going fast. It takes 3 days to get them finished and they are selling faster than I can make them! I will have more in a couple of days so come see me at Divella Delights!
When I make my hats I use high quality fibers and fun embellishments. Most are in the style of the 1920s but I do have some more modern funky styles too as well as some good old-fashioned crochet beanies. I also have (or can make you) scarves to match. The scarves I make are 16X4 or so inches and have a 2-button closure so they don’t get al tangled up in whatever you are doing. They are especially nice for those who are involved in winter sports and they make your fun a little safer.
Special orders can be made after the Holidays to create something that is uniquely your own.
Come see the beautiful new wool flapper hats at Divella Delights!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jewelry Hat and Bag Sale

Wow! Divella Delights is having a 3-day sale fromFriday morning until midnight (EST) Sunday.Although the crochet bracelets will remain on saleuntil they are gone, the hats will not be on saleagain this year. There are some gorgeous newstyles including the new Uptown Cloche.Crochet Bracelets 50% offCrochet and Felt Hats 15% offCrochet Hats by Jessy 20% offAnd remember shipping is free!Oh heck, let’s just start now!Ready…Set…GO!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Divella Delights Daily Special

Every day at Divella Delights I have one item I mark at 50% off for the day. Today's special item is this bracelet.
A bouquet for your wrist and a smile for your heart…
I had a wonderful compliment on one of these bracelets from a customer. She said, " It makes me smile every time I look at it"...that is what I call a success!
In this garden created in bright, sunny summer oranges and blues you will find Treasures such as 4 artisan created one of a kind lampwork beads, Hand Blown glass, Vintage Lucite leaves, Czech glass, and a variety of other beads carefully selected and woven together. The clasp is a button and loop closure. This bracelet is a standard length of 7 inches. Each bead and gem is individually knotted in a core of waxed Irish linen for a lifetime of wear making this series perfect for any day when you need a smile or for that matter every day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are wonderful things!
I am a mother of 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren and sometimes with my busy life things can get away from me, even important things. Birthdays and yes, even Christmas sneaks up on me. I know what I want to get and go to the store only to find they have run out!
With the older kids and my siblings and friends there are times when I am not sure what to get them, color, style fit, etc…. There are also the last minute parties when I want to pick up a little hostess gift but I am stretched for time. These are some of the times where those gift cards and instant on line gift certificates come in really handy. I can print one off at home, pick up a card on the way and Voila! I have a wonderful gift in hand immediately.
Divella Delights now offers gift certificates! You can print them or e-mail them. The transactions are through Paypal so everything is secure. We carry beautiful one of a kind gemstone and beaded jewelry, crochet and knitted hats and bags, vases, ornaments, bead crochet jewelry, and candleholders all handcrafted and created by my husband and I in our smoke free home studio in Maine.
There are styles for the young and old, conservative pieces and gifts for those with a little wild streak. We make special occasion plaques and clocks that are suitable for military, retirement, graduation or any time you want something personalized for a special occasion or to mark a milestone. We even have items for men, babies and children. I take special orders and am happy to work with anyone to make him or her something uniquely theirs.
Here is a list of occasions gift certificates from Divella Delights can really come in handy:
Hostess gifts
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
New home
Baby shower
Military service and the list goes on.
Stop by Divella Delights and see what we have to offer. You can purchase a gift certificate on any page by clicking on the little symbol located on the top right side of any page.
There is no excuse to be caught by Father Time again!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gift Certificates Available!

Divella Delights is pleased and excited to offer Gift Certificates for your convenience this year! Effective immediately, you can shop at Divella Delights by just clicking in the Gift Certificate symbol located on the top right of any page, select your amount and recipient and your shopping is done! There is also a space from a nice note from you too!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekend Special

This is my special this weekend...50% off at Divella Delights
I want real flowers, perennials which not only grow and change and die, but also rise again and astonish me. A garden shouldn't just bloom and look pretty; it should develop like the rest of life. Otherwise it, and we, live only to be spaded under.- Emma L. Roth-Schwartz
I had such joy creating this necklace although it took me a month to complete. Each leaf, each petal, each delicate wing of the butterflies were stitched one bead at a time with great care. The pearls you see here are genuine. There are also macramé beaded leaves for some added texture. The entire piece measures about 20 inches but do keep in mind that the center rises quite a bit. On me the top of the center arrangement falls just below my collarbone.Despite the size of the piece it is very comfortable to wear as it lies flat on your chest.The flowers were sewn on Ultrasuede and the backing is felt and is colorfast; I tested a swatch prior to use.The clasp is appropriately a copper flower and stem toggle. I guarantee there will not be another like this one!
See more photos at Divella Delights.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lobster Jewelry

50% off the the Special of the Day today at Divella Delights!

Autumn on the ReefAllow me to introduce Louie. He is a lampwork bead created by Generations Lampwork as are his companions found on the neck of this fun and beautiful necklace. Sunning himself on a rocky reef made of Zebra and Picture Jaspers, Genuine Pearls and Swarovski crystals he is held securely by a hand made 14K gold filled clasp with a single Swarovski crystal wrapped inside.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Give Thanks

My mother was an amazing woman. I began to tell you more about her but there is so much to say that I could not figure out where to begin.
In her early 50’s she was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s and even through to the end she exhibited true and amazing grace. They told us she would get violent, she never did. They told us she would become fitful, she never did. They told us her personality would change, it never did. She never did any of the things they told us and never changed from the gentle, compassionate woman we knew. She slipped away quietly a little at a time for several years until one day she was gone.
In honor of this remarkable woman Divella Delights will donate 5% of all sales to
Another charity dear to me is the Fisher House. My daughter is active duty in the US Navy and she graduated Boot Camp just last year. I hope and pray we will never require the services of this foundation but there are many that do each and every day. In honor of her service and all who serve Divella Delights will also donate 5% of all sales to
Thanks to all for your ongoing support.
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and remind you to give thanks to someone in uniform today and at every opportunity.

Daily Specials

There is a different special every day or two at Divella Delights. The items are selected randomly and are always 30% off.
The one for today is pictured here.
These crocheted bracelets were meant to be forgotten! Roll them on and forget about them.
These bracelets are made with heavy-duty nylon cord and seed beads hand picked and purchased locally to ensure high quality. The 18mm Swarovski in the center is a stunning faceted Jet and 2 smaller faceted blood red crystals. I have slept, showered and played in mine for 2 years now and it still looks like new. My grandmother said it was the only piece of jewelry she could sleep in.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Daily Special

Every day at Divella Delights we have one itme that has been reduced by 30%. They change every day.Here is the one for today 11/16/09:Fit for a Princess, these earrings are made with Swarovski fine lead crystals from Austria and creamy pearls. Each pearl has a lovely twist of beautiful copper around it for an ultra feminine look. I could not stop taking photos of these, they really sparkle and they cascae so gracefully.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Flapper Hat and Scarf

Sweet romance. My Flapper hat design that sold so well last year is coming back by very popular demand in both the old and new colors. Fashioned after the hats of the 1920s, these hats are crocheted with a variety of fibers (wool, lambswool, angora) and acrylic yarn to be warm, soft and stylish. The flowers and leaves are knit (and sometimes felted) and sewn on. The matching scarf has a 2-button closure and is hand knit from the same fibers.These scarves are wonderful because you do not have to worry about them coming untied, unwrapped or getting tangled up.One customer said it was the softest hat she had ever worn! Please see what my customers have to say in the feedback/guestbook section. Remember, the shipping is always free to the US and Canada.

Many more to be seen at Divella Delights

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Unlikely Combinations

These earrings were created with Yellow Jade, Blue Aventurine, Poppy Jasper and copper. They are placed on oxidized leverbacks. Shipping is always free in the US and Canada at Divella Delights!

Bengal Bangle

The focal point of this tiger stripe bracelet is a 1 1/8 long artisan created lampwork bead by Generations Lampwork. The entire piece measures 7 inches by a little over 1 ¼ inches and is beaded with coordinating seed beads, vintage Lucite flowers and genuine Citrine and Onyx. The clasp is an 18mm Swarovski faceted crystal making it truly lovely all the way around. The bracelet was woven with braided nylon for strength. Keep in mind that due to the width your wrist needs to be less than 7 inches. Mine is 6 ½ and the fit is perfect for me as I like my bracelets a tad loose. Come on by Divella Delights to see the completed design, there are lots of photos!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NEW Daily Specials

Divella Delights has started something new. You will notice next time you visit us that we now have a " Today’s Special" Category. Each day or two there will be a different item at a substantial savings. Once it is gone, it's gone so stop by early! I have listed the kick off item here, but won't be doing so every day.
If you have not checked out the new ornaments made by David Jacques, come check them out. They are 3 dimensional and handcrafted from beautiful hardwoods. There are more to come so stay tuned! Shipping is still free and you always receive a free gift with every purchase over $20.00

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gemstone Beaded Watchband

Beaded watchband
My watchband broke the other day and one of those silly little pins went flying when I went to take it off. It belonged to my mom and even though it is nothing special in the monetary sense, I really like having it on. We had our first snow and I really did not feel like going anywhere so I thought I would use up some odds and ends and see if I could come up with something that I liked. I looked for a beaded watchband and could not find something that was really my style.
I wanted something with gems in it and I love all the autumn colors so I ended up with this. It is Poppy Japer and Mother of Pearl with 14K gold filled and sterling silver beads.
There are a couple of minor changes I intend for the next one. For instance the clasp. This one is a from 2 different color toggles I had lost the other pieces to. I can’t ever throw anything away and I figured since this was only for me and an experiment I would try this style of clasp. I like it very much! This makes me want my other watch to break as well!
Let me know what you think. If I get enough responses I’ll make a few up in different colors.
So stop by guestbook at Divella Delights and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Drawings

Divella Delights is going to have 2 drawings a month for November and December instead of one. I draw a name out of a hat from my e-mail list and send that person a free gift from my shop! These are items I select from my shop so you can get a nice gift for yourself or something nice for a gift. Make sure you get on the e-mail list soon so you don’t miss out!
I do not send out a bunch of e-mails, usually only one a month to announce the winner (first name only) of the drawing so you won’t get a bunch of clutter. Occasionally I send out another with a special password for my customers to receive a discount! You really want to be on this list! There are several who won the drawings this year who had never purchased anything so there is nothing you need to do except be on the list!
Go to Divella Delights scroll to the bottom, put in your e-mail and click "sign me up" and get on the list! Don’t miss out on the chance to get something for nothing! The shipping at Divella Delights is always free in the US and Canada!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Felted Hats

Divella Delights has some beautiful new felted hats coming. This one sold in less than 2 hours so I guess I will be making more of the felted hats.
I begin with 100% wool, usually Cascade 220 but I do have some really yummy Lamb’s Pride wool as well. After I knit or crochet them, they are felted into a nice wool fabric. They take about 2 days to dry and at that time I form them to the shape I want. Next comes the embellishment phase, which is my favorite. This one was needle felted all by hand using a small barbed needle and a foam block. Some will have knit or crocheted flowers and leaves, some will have beaded flourishes. It all depends on what the hat tells me it wants! I will also be doing some clutches to match and I even have a pattern tucked away in my head for a scarflet. Check in often at Divella Delights, things are changing every day and it looks like the felted hats are going to go fast!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wooden Jewelry

My husband and I have been working to make some wooden jewelry and we have completed our first pair of earrings. These earrings were made with Maple, Agate and Copper. The wooden piece was cut using a method that allows these "beads" to be 3 dimensional and all one piece. I added a Crazy Lace Agate and the earrings are wire-wrapped with copper wire then place in copper oxidized leverback earwires. More photos and the finished earrings are available at Divella Delights

Felted Bags

I am happy to announce that I am knitting like crazy to make more of the felted wool clutches and full size felted bags. They should be dry in a day or two so I can begin the embellishments and get them ready for you.
I was very busy getting a lot of the small felted bags finished for the jewelry store. She has plenty to last for a bit so I want get more clutches done since they did so well. I have some really yummy colors coming up so check back and check often, they go quickly!
I am winding down with the hats, there are many to choose from right now and I really need to get some jewelry done for the jewelry store. If there is a special color you would like to see, let me know and I will try my very best to accommodate your wishes. Should you be interested in a particular bag, I will need plenty of advance notice as they do take quite a bit of time, not only to knit and embellish but they also take a few days to dry.
More information can be found at Divella Delights

Felted Bags

I am very happy to report that the "Little Bag" series is a success! You can see more at Divella Delights as well as some larger felted bags and clutches. I love to have an excuse to knit so thanks to all my wonderful customers!
I really need to focus on getting some jewelry done but with the temperature dropping all I want to do is knit and crochet. The jewelry store is getting low on stock and it is not the best time of year to neglect that for sure. I suppose that in light of this I will be at the table creating designs of the gemstone variety this week when I am not at LL Beans answering phone calls!
As far as those wonderful Flapper hats I have some in stock already. Last year they took off suddenly and I was up until well after midnight crocheting like crazy. This year I have quite a few made up ready to go.
Grab a cup of tea and stop by Divella Delights and check out the new jewelry, hats and felted bags.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Monthly Drawing Winner

Congrats to Leslie who was the Divella Delights monthly winner for October!
Remember that you have to be on the e-mail list to win so sign up now if you have not already! You will not get a bunch of e-mails from me. I send them out to notify my customers of sales or contests. I will be having a customer only sale soon. E-mails will go out to notify those on the list with a special password to get the hot deals but if you are not on the list you'll miss some great pre-holiday deals.
Just go to the home page of Divella Delights and scroll down to the bottom.
While you are there take a look at the guestbook and see what my customers are saying! Her are a couple of examples of what you will find in my shop.

Great Gift Ideas

What a great idea, thanks Marsha!
Do you give gift cards, or want to but think it might not be personal enough? Check out these great little handmade felted bags just the perfect size to slip a gift card, or even cash into.
They are hand knit then felted to make a beautiful, thick durable fabric. Once dry (takes about 3 days) I embellish them in a variety of different ways and no 2 are ever alike. There are a few different sizes of the small bags and then of course the beautiful clutches are back this year.
The clutch is perfect for a night out, especially all those Holiday parties that are coming right up. It holds the essentials but does not overpower your outfit and they are quite elegant and feminine.
These little bags would make wonderful gift bags for a nice piece of jewelry too!
Some of the uses that have been suggested are:
Coin Purse
Gift Bag for jewelry,
gift cards and moneyCredit Cards
Business Cards
Eyeglass Case
GPS case
Digital Camera Case
All this and more can be seen at Divella Delights.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just the bag for those Holiday parties or shopping trips! This bag was hand knit and felted to 8X6.5 inches and has a 15" to center felted strap (30" total). The flower is beaded one petal a time and is attached to a pin so it can be removed to wear. In the center of the flower are genuine pearls. The pin back also has a necklace loop on the back if you want to slide onto a chain to wear as a necklace. I will be adding new Holiday jewelry and gift items to my shop so come by Divella Delights and see what's new!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Handmade Wooden Coasters

I am so excited I cannot even wait until they are finished to start talking about them! I asked my hubby to make me some coasters but I wanted something natural. I love what he has come up with. Now, understand that these are just the rough-cuts without sanding and polyurethane. I am trying to talk him into putting on a matte finish rather than the glossy. They are the perfect size and he is going to felt the back so it does not scratch my mothers beautiful old wood tables in my living room.
Now he is in search of seasoned maple, cherry and oak small enough to use for this project. Trick is it has to be small enough to maintain the bark all the way around the coaster. These will be mine but I told him if I like them this much then others would probably like them too. They would be great hostess gifts for Holiday parties!
He works full time so this is a part time project and one he can probably do only on weekends so give it a week or two and check back! Maybe I can talk him into putting in an evening or two so we can have some to show you this week.
I also have a vision for a clock with gemstones set in filigree settings as the numerals of the clock and the clock itself with a Victorian theme. First I have to get the gems which I am going to go order now!
I will putting all these on my Divella Delights website so check in!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Felted Bag Accessories

I am so excited about these new felted bags. I found a wonderful website some time ago for oxidized brass, silver, etc… to use on some of my jewelry. I was fooling around with some of her products the other day and came up with this bag. Now I have placed an order for some beautiful leaves, flowers and other filigree items that I can use on the 6 bags I have drying now. I can’t wait to get them! The shop is Accessories Susan and her prices are great which is important to me, as I want to keep the bags affordable. They take some time to make, then there is the expense of the felting process so keeping the embellishments affordable is key and Susan makes that happen!
Check in with Divella Delights in the next week to see what I come up with!