We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Wendy Van Loo and Kristina Oliver We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Wendy & Kristina below.
Alright, Wendy & Kristina thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. We’d love to hear about a time you helped a customer really get an amazing result through their work with you.
With a combined twenty years in the Baltic amber and crystal business, we know how powerful the healing effects of these stones can be. It’s always incredible to hear how our jewelry is helping others manage their pain, stress, sleep problems, and countless other issues, to take back control of their lives.
One of our most compelling testimonials comes from a customer in Michigan. She writes: “I have suffered with headaches and aura migraines my entire life. Debilitating ones that could last 8-16 hours with vision distortion and vomiting where all I could do was lay down, cry and writhe in pain sometimes for days. Medications hardly took the edge off, essential oils didn’t help, weekly massages and chiropractors didn’t help. There were no triggers I could identify.”
In 2017, while searching online for natural remedies for headaches, she happened upon our shop, and decided to try a Baltic amber necklace.
“I stopped having the severe migraines and instead had milder headaches without aura that were shorter in duration and could be controlled with Advil and heat alone. Almost 4.5 years later [wearing my amber necklaces daily] I am migraine free with mild headaches several times per week but nothing in comparison to the constant migraines I used to have to endure. I continue to wear an Funky Birdie choker and necklace combo at all times except when bathing or swimming. It’s become a necessity. There’s nothing else I can attribute the improvement to other than the amber.”
Our customers have had great results with our crystal healing jewelry, too. A local customer writes: “I have always struggled with my sleep. I was in a house fire at night when I was younger, which is where I think it all started.
“I spent 6 years in the military working either night or 24 hour shifts, which really messed with my body clock as well. My friends all know they can call me any time of the day or night…I’ll be up! I ended up on [Funky Birdie Amber’s] Facebook page. I did not believe all this crystal nonsense. Yes – they were pretty, but I doubted they worked.
“Fast forward a couple of months, my personal problems had escalated, my sleep was non existent and the heart issue I have was really affecting my day to day living. Out of desperation (because I had tried everything else!) I contacted Wendy and asked what she could recommend for stress/anxiety and insomnia. Well…. One week later… I am sleeping!! I have done nothing different other than wear my Funky Birdie necklace and bracelet! Plus I am a little calmer in coping with all that is going on!”
We hear countless testimonials like these, and every single one reminds us why we love this business. We’re so grateful to be able to help others find relief through our healing jewelry!
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
We discovered Baltic amber and crystal healing when our children were young. I (Wendy) first learned about Baltic amber jewelry for pain relief in 2009 when my daughter was teething up a storm, and all the traditional methods to ease the pain just weren’t cutting it. I’d read a little about the history behind amber use for pain relief, and learned that amber has been used across Asia and Europe for centuries on teething children, as well as adults suffering from issues like arthritis, carpal tunnel, and sciatica. I was intrigued, and ordered some Baltic amber jewelry.
I was astonished. It really worked! However, I noticed some issues with the quality of the jewelry available on the market at that time. So I took my 12+ years of experience making jewelry, combined it with research about the best amber to use for teething and pain relief, and began making amber jewelry for friends and family. Funky Birdie was born!
Fast-forward about seven years, when I gave Kristina a Baltic amber necklace to try for her chronic headaches. She was definitely skeptical, and just not convinced that jewelry could help with pain relief and prevention. Lo and behold, it worked. Her headaches were non-existent as long as she was wearing an amber necklace, and she was a Baltic amber convert.
That’s when I asked her to join forces and take Funky Birdie to the next level. We learned all we could about crystal healing, and were one of the first Baltic amber companies to add healing crystals to our jewelry. Funky Birdie began to blossom and help more families than ever!
We believe in taking control of your own wellbeing, and Baltic amber and crystals are a beautiful and fun way to do that. Funky Birdie takes huge pride in the fact that all of our jewelry is handmade in our studio in Kingwood, Texas.
We offer all-natural pain relief and wellness through Baltic amber and crystal healing jewelry, both made-to-order to your specifications as well as completely custom work. We also offer a selection of crystal specimens, accessories, and more, including a popular monthly crystal bracelet subscription box. We adore our customers, and love helping them find the solutions that work for them!
Where do you think you get most of your clients from?
Our number one source of new clients is through word of mouth. Once customers experience the results from Baltic amber and crystals healing, they tell their friends and family!
We’d love to hear about how you keep in touch with clients.
Our Facebook group The Nest has become a fun community of natural-leaning, crystal-loving women, mothers, and grandmothers! It’s become one of our favorite things about this business.