Massive & Magical Kirks Folly ‘One Love’ Sunshine Celestial Brooch
The Kirks Folly story began in NYC in 1979 with one part magic and two parts hard work and determination. It was while sitting at their kitchen table, that the creative genius of Helen Kirk sparked the inspired foresight of her sister Jenniefer. Helen, who had always loved ornate, glittery objects and displayed a natural gift for design, took a simple pair of chopsticks and made them into extraordinary hair ornaments by wrapping them with embroidery thread, and attaching shells, prisms, charms, and beads. Jenniefer was so impressed with Helens creations (which they named Glitter Sticks), that she began a campaign to sell them-and not just anywhere-but to the most celebrated department store in New York. Finally, after three months of calling, they were ushered in to see the buyer. The Glitter Sticks enchanted the buyer, and the sisters soon found themselves demonstrating the hair accessories to the stores customers, who couldn’t scoop them up fast enough.
The company’s personal philosophy is, ‘If you can dream it and believe it, you can do it.’
That dream carried them to QVC in 1992, when the young network decided to take a chance on the whimsical jewelry designs that were unlike anything else they offered. Though optimistic, the buyers weren’t sure how the audience would react to the fairy-tale and angelic-themed products presented during the hour-long show.
They got their answer when everything sold out in only 40 minutes! The audience immediately embraced the captivating designs with a passion that continues to grow with every passing year. The QVC journey progressed to London, Germany, Italy and Japan. The original Kirks Folly closed in 2014 although the sisters are still creating and selling their new pieces from Rhode Island. Their vintage pieces are extremely valuable and highly collectible.
You can own a piece of Kirk Folly’s famous jewelry that continues to delight and sell out everywhere! This magnificent, magical piece ‘One Love’ is unlike any celestial brooch you’ve even seen! This massive piece is encrusted with Pave Crystals and rhinestones beaming out from a golden celestial sun with a spectacular, dazzling, smiling, sunshine face. It can be worn as a pendant on a thick gold chain or as a brooch making it extremely versatile. Your jewelry is a reflection of your personality and who you are. This stunning piece of jewelry says it all and would make an excellent gift for the ‘ONE you LOVE!’
This brooch is signed Kirks Folly, measures 2.75″L x 2.75″W, has a perfect, long pin with secure rollover clasp, a clipon bail and the entire piece is in excellent vintage condition.
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