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Kirk’s Folly’s Magical Return, Sans QVC

August 7, 2016

Kirk’s Folly is making a comeback.

The whimsical line of jewelry and accessories, marked by fairies and their glittery dust and fantasy, had been a staple on QVC for quite awhile. Then the company abruptly closed up shop a few years ago.

But according to its Facebook page, sisters Helen and Jenniefer are back at it again.

“We have just finished another series of videos to show you our newest collections on Facebook (the first of this six-part series can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/KirksFolly/videos/10155360151483539/),” Jenniefer posted.

“Now you must forgive the glitches in sound and lighting – we will get it right eventually – just be patient and have a chuckle! We plan to bring you these every Monday and Wednesday in August.”

“As you can see, Helen and I are back designing and manufacturing Kirks Folly once again,” she wrote. “We are so happy to hear from you all on Facebook – we are working very hard on all your requests. The collections you will see in this series of videos are the best of our Dream Stones – Divine Colors with Limited Quantities.”

They aren’t selling their wares on QVC, however.

“All of these designs can be purchased on Amazon or eBay from our two largest Authorized Resellers – Chuck and Maureen at ‘Small but Sincere Gifts’ and Alice at ‘Girly Goods,'” Jenniefer said.

“I’m sure many of you know them already! Don’t hesitate to ask them to help you find something you have been searching for – they just may have it!”

https://www.facebook.com/KirksFolly/home

Here is the boilerplate on the company:

The collection covers a wide spectrum of themes-from fantasy to romance to storybook legends. At the sight of these whimsical pieces, eyes light up and minds drift away to a world where fairies reign, mermaids splash and glowing stars grant wishes. This most enchanting realm has been christened “Fairyland” and Jenniefer Kirk leads the parade of magical characters as the Fairy Godmother.

On QVC Jenniefer would dress in a fairy godmother get-up for her segments, sprinkling fairy dust all over the TV studio. But we guess that formula eventually lost its magic. But the fans of the collection were devastated.

The Kirk’s Folly website still has a goodbye on it, saying, “We loved being part of Sparkling You, Your Home & Your World … Until we meet again!”

http://www.kirksfolly.com/

News that they are back in action should bring a smile to fan faces and a dent to their wallets.

The company history from Facebook:

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 Helen’s creations (which she named Glitter Sticks), that she began a campaign to sell them-and not just anywhere-but to the most celebrated department store in NY. 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 store´s customers, who couldn’t scoop them up fast enough.

This success resulted in an order too large for the pair to fill by themselves, so they recruited their brother, George, and sister, Elizabeth. Each sibling brought a unique skill to the fledgling company which resulted in a stellar combination of creativity, ability, and determination. The company adopted Jenniefer’s personal philosophy, “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.

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Kirk’s Fairy Godmother Chokes On Own Fairy Dust On QVC

April 20, 2012

God, or a fairy, will get us for this one.

Early Thursday morning we just could not get to sleep, so we took to the couch and put on QVC.

The what some might call whimsical, and others might call goofy, was on: Kirk’s Folly.

For those not in the know, this jewelry and accessory line offers sparkly goods with fairies, sparkles etc.

Sharon Faetsch, and Helen and Jenniefer Kirk

It is celebrating is 20th anniversary on the home shopping network, and Jenniefer Kirk, known by Kirks Folly collectors as the Fairy Godmother, was in the house in West Chester, Pa.

Kirk was on with QVC host Sharon Faetsch. During the show, Kirk took out one of the magic wands that she hawks and sprinkled “Follydust,” or fairy dust, all over the table and the host.

But that dust came back to haunt Kirk later in the show, when she apparently inhaled some of it and started coughing uncontrollably. Girlfriend, do not make a mess sprinkling that crap all over!

Later on, host David James had a laugh when he pointed out that the fairy dust was now all over the velvet “necks” that hosts use to display jewelry.

For the uninitiated, here is some info on Kirk’s Folly from its website.

Jenniefer has taught thousands of Kirks Folly enthusiasts how to make their dreams come true by taking them to the fairy tale places of their imaginations.

During each QVC Show, The Fairy Godmother presides over a magical destination. These shows are beautifully elaborate productions with settings and costumes that bring the Kirks Folly fantasy themes to life.

The Fairy Godmother is never without her Magic Wand which is filled with Follydust. For those of you who don´t know about Follydust, it´s a glittering mixture made from the magic of a baby´s smile and light of the brightest star. It also contains a special mix of Moondust, Pixiedust and Stardust and is especially powerful.

It must be used wisely because dreams do come true! The Fairy Godmother´s Wand and magical Follydust (along with a smaller Magic Wand for the less adventurous) can be found in our Online Shopping pages in the Home Accent and Gifts section.

Miffed Kirk’s Folly Fans Want Their Fairyland Sets Back On QVC, Which Nixed Them

November 2, 2009

Fans of the Kirk’s Folly jewelry line on QVC are hopping mad that the home shopping network has put the kibosh on the elaborate sets that used to be the backdrop for Folly’s shows.

Kirk’s Folly jewelry is, how shall we say this, fairy-inspired. In the past, Kirk’s Folly “Fairy Godmother” Jenniefer Kirk would come in and have her folks dress up their set on QVC, with magical fairy dust and angel wings.

Kirk would wear elaborate princess-like costumes, and even the QVC hosts would sometimes wear this get-up, as well. This whimsical line is not our thing, but its fans are devoted and cult-like.

Well, the fancy sets are now gone, and that has some posters to QVC’s online jewelry forum ready to stuff fairy dust down the throat any QVC exec they can get their hands on.

Kirk’s Folly apparently told a poster that “QVC has taken a specific direction for their branding and they had no choice but to comply.”

But according to one poster, “The set is what made the products so magical.”

Here is a closer look into the Kirk’s Folly fairy world, at its Web site.

Or check out the “bonus video” here for a guided tour of Kirk’s Folly.