DivineDiscoveries

The Original Insulator Pendant Lighting!

1572 Sales

DivineDiscoveries

The Original Insulator Pendant Lighting!

1572 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4 out of 5 stars
(263)

Announcement   Thanks to many loyal customers over the past year, I recently returned from rural Guatemala where I was able to help countless Mayan families with health care, veterinary care, and important education. I was also able to build many cement floors in rural homes to prevent fatal parasites from infecting families with dirt floors. Thank YOU!

Announcement

Thanks to many loyal customers over the past year, I recently returned from rural Guatemala where I was able to help countless Mayan families with health care, veterinary care, and important education. I was also able to build many cement floors in rural homes to prevent fatal parasites from infecting families with dirt floors. Thank YOU!

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Reviews

Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
(263)
Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson on Jul 26, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Very slow in receiving item. Quality could be better.

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divinediscoveries responded on Aug 4, 2016

I am confused by this review as the custom requested the item to be shipped later. The quality was incredible, as there are no other lights quite like it. The custom has not replied to any further messages about the quality, although I have offered many times to help/return. She did send one photo in which the light is installed, with the caption "Thank you so much for your hard work. My husband wanted three more." This doesn't match the review, which is why I am confused. This customer sent an email asking me to hold off on shipping the light until I heard back from her, due to an address issue. I sent her several emails, of which she never answered. She finally replied, and shipped it the very day she requested it to be shipped.

Jan Walker

Jan Walker on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love these people who had the mind set to make this wonderful lights out of an old electric insulator and make them into art!!! Mine is great!!! Thanks for making it !! They are worth every penny!!

sstence

sstence on Jul 7, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Bait and switch. Not selling what they show in the picture. Read fine print. They do not accept returns or refunds ....once you get something different than the picture, you are stuck with it.

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divinediscoveries responded on Aug 4, 2016

Very unfortunate that there is energy like this on Etsy. This buyer is a knock-off insulator light seller, who unfortunately has copied my designs and sells a less-than safe version of the lights. They purchased one light solely to leave this review in hopes they will gain more customers. I send love their way in hopes they can find better ways to gain business in the future. I love my customers, and would never mislead them.

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About

Divine Discoveries: The Big Picture!

The most Important aspects of Divine Discoveries:

- Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship
- Ethical practices- Working harder for a high quality result
- Personal, kind & real customer/designer relationships
- Charity & NGO volunteer work and funding

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about Divine Discoveries! I believe it is extremely important to know where you are purchasing the products used in your everyday life, & I am dedicated to having a shop which is responsible not only to the customer, but also to the rest of the world.

My name is Ashley, and I exclusively run Divine Discoveries. I have a degree in Psychology and specialize in both Developmental and Environmental Psychology. I use my knowledge daily as it aligns fully with my own ideals and work. I am an environmentalist, a social equalitist, a human rights activist, & an avid designer. I live & work in a reclaimed log cabin in an intoxicatingly beautiful forrest, love to create art which is truly practical, & love to reuse everything possible!

Every aspect of what we do from day to day affects the environment & those around us, & it is far too difficult to find companies with transparent ethical practices to purchase from. Many of us try not to be wasteful consumers, but I don't know about you- I LOVE shopping! Divine Discoveries is all about ethical shopping. You won't have to worry about big companies, strange politics, unfair wages, or environmental toxins because our specialization is to avoid all of those aspects of most businesses at all costs.

As someone with high energy and a strong work ethic, I entered the work force very young & became addicted to working very fast. I started working for others when I was around 11 years old, and by 16 I was working full-time at multiple jobs while going to school. I loved it! By age 17, I was attending high school, full time college, & working a full time job at 40 hours a week, an overtime governmental job at 45 hours, & another part time job at 15 hours. I used to think this was a lot of work.... until I started Divine Discoveries!

When I was 18 years old, I stopped working for the man & started working for myself. I sold vintage clothing & was very successful- so much that it made me kind of sick. I wasn't putting out that much effort, & I wasn't creating anything myself- so how did I deserve all of that profit when there were millions of starving artists creating something far more beautiful? I stopped selling vintage clothing, solely because It just didn't feel right. It was way too easy!
A year later, I stopped working for myself & started working for the environment. I began restoring antiques that no one else would ever bother restoring- things which were so dilapidated that any normal person would think it wasn't worth the time to deal with. As I said, I have a lot of energy. This energy allows me to restore those things that no one else has the energy to do- keeping more beautiful treasures from the landfills & into homes which appreciate the artifacts of past worlds.

You won't find anything from a sweatshop here. Traveling & volunteering has shown me up close & personally that our massive consumeristic mentality is not only destroying the planet, but also the communities & families who are already the most impoverished. Everything you find in my shop is vintage, reused, recycled, reclaimed, repurposed, or just plain old restored. It is easy to buy ribbon at Walmart for 99 cents- but it is more ethical & often more fun and rewarding to spend the time and energy waiting for the right ribbon at a second hand store... even if it is $2 more for some crazy reason! In reality, purchasing vintage takes much more time, effort, & often money than buying brand new. But this is what Divine Discoveries is about- using the resources we already have, utilizing the pieces that others don't have the energy to restore. You will see the personality in each of the divine discoveries, and each package is sent out with love and care. It sounds cheesy, but it's true!

Another thing you can feel great about is that a large amount of all profits go to charity. I fully believe in the vitality of community service in the sense that the entire world is our community! I raise money for charities, but also believe it is very important to go to the site yourself to learn, work, volunteer, & help in the most direct way you can. From time to time Divine Discoveries goes on a brief hiatus. If you see the shop announcement that we're on vacation, that means I am out of the country volunteering. To learn more about the charities, NGOS, & volunteer groups personally donated to, worked for, or volunteered with, send me a message and I'd love to talk.

Divine Discoveries is environmentally and socially sustainable in every aspect- from designing, cleaning, restoring, and creating, to wrapping, packaging, and even the profits- you can count on us to do the right thing.

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  • Ashley

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am the one who finds, restores, posts, designs, creates, electrifies, and sends you your antiques and handmade treasures! Divine Discoveries is my full-time (and most certainly over-time) job, so your desires are my sole priority. Cheers to you! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on September 7, 2015
We love our customers! We always provide you with quality items and fast service. For this reason, we do not accept returns. If you change your mind about an item, there will not be a refund, especially in the case of custom items such as lighting. Glass insulators are no longer manufactured. Custom orders are usually started within the hour that they are purchased, and other orders are packaged within the day.
This allows us to continue providing quality items and designing lights with quality supplies for you, and continue working long hours to give you exactly what you'd like.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal (preferred), Direct checkout with Credit Cards and Debit Cards, and personal checks upon approval.
Shipping
Items are packaged with love and sent as soon as possible! As soon as they are shipped, I will send you shipping information to let you know where it is. In most cases you will be able to track your package until it arrives at your doorstep. Shipping costs are listed on each item, but if you would like a different type of shipping such as Expedited, just send a message and we will make sure it happens.

For all your lighting needs, we do design lights with different voltages and components for countries across the globe. We ship internationally, but are responsible only until the package exits customs in the US. After the package exits the US, tracking information is not usually available on our side and we are not able to be responsible for your package. We have never lost a package nor had one arrive broken, but as we are not able to do anything through the mail carrier once the package is in your home country, the package is out of our hands. Don't worry- this has never been a problem.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please remember that as soon as the package reaches you, your product is in your hands and is your responsibility. Some glass insulators are over 100 years old and can not be replaced. We are not responsible for any product that is changed, modified, or installed as we are not doing it ourselves. If it was our own work then we could guarantee it, but it is not. Please remember that custom orders are absolutely out of the question for returns. Photographs are taken during the making and before custom orders are sent, to make sure that everything is exactly as it should be. We keep these photos as examples of great craftsmanship! All lights are electrically tested and pre-installed before being packaged and sent to you. Each light is tested with multiple light bulbs, both dimmable and non dimmable. They are 12-hour tested with bulbs at 4 watts, 25 watts, 40 watts, 60 watts, and 75 watts, with both incandescent and LED bulbs ( tested at 3 and 6 watts). Although there is no reason to test these as they are all very safe and we have never had a problem, we do so for good measure. I have outfitted restaurants which utilize their insulator pendant lights with 60 watt petite bulbs and even after being on continuously for 18 hours a day 7 days a week, they still love them.
Additional policies and FAQs
Light Bulbs:

Light bulbs are not included as customers want many different looks for their lights depending on where they are installing them and what kind of mood they would like. The look of your light depends on the bulb you use! Whether warm or cool toned, LED or incandescent, round or flamed, corn cob or dome, you have all the choices you need to change the style and look of your lights.
If you are purchasing an antique glass insulator light or other light and are not as familiar as most with lightbulbs and lighting, please make sure you purchase the correct bulb. Bulbs are available for purchase through Divine Discoveries, but are not required. If you are not familiar with basic lighting, or want something special, it is the best bet to purchase the lightbulbs here.
If not, please remember that you must purchase the correct bulb. As with any lighting, do not install a bulb which touches any part of the light shade or is extremely close. If you absolutely need to use large sized bulbs that are close to the glass, use LED bulbs. These are highly recommended and work great! Large tight fitting bulbs, high heat bulbs, and decorative candelabra bulbs should obviously not be used as they are designed for open air fixtures and not down pointing pendants. Low heat petite candelabra bulbs, corncob LED bulbs, small filament bulbs, low heat appliance bulbs, and any candelabra LED bulbs are all perfect. So we can continue providing you with quality products at a reasonable price, we are not responsible for any misuse of light bulbs (including too high of wattages, using high heat bulbs, or using too large of bulbs), negligence in checking packaging for safety ratings, or any other customer mistakes.