Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A "Charm-ing"Jewel Kade Giveaway...

Hello again friends...have you all heard of Jewel Kade?  My friend Mesa recently started selling this fun line of charms and jewelry...and she has very generously offered up a little something here for you my "Charm-ing" followers :)

First, here's a little note from their website to give you a hint at this company and what they have to offer...

Vintage, contemporary, urban and romantic – Jewel Kade is a fresh take on timeless fashion. It’s worn by those who celebrate life, and those who treasure unforgettable accessories. Handcrafted quality. Intriguing embellishments. Eye-catching artwork. Exclusively from designer Janet Kinkade.

And here's a little peek at a few of the many "pretties"...

Travel "Word Sticks"

Shadow Box Charms

Hand Stamped Charms

You can even customize your own for a special gift.

And I'm loving these "Skinny Stick" initial charms...they'd be great layered in with all of my junky jewels.

So now do want to see my Mesa is offering up for this little giveaway???  Here it is...

This sweet little charm with a bird on one side and the initial of your choice on the other well as an 18" silver ball chain.  Cute right?

So how do you enter???
(Note:  Following Chipping with Charm is appreciated but not required :)

First chance, hop over to Mesa's Jewel Kade around, then stop back here and leave a comment telling us what you liked the best.

What another chance?  Stop over and "like" Mesa's Facebook page...Charmed in Minnesota.  Then come back to leave another comment letting us know you did.

Yet another chance???  Share this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook, then...AGAIN...come back to leave another comment for each...and have even more chances to win :)

(Don't have a blog?  That's ok, you can still enter one of 2 ways...either leave an "Anonymous" comment here on my blog...just be sure to include your name and an email where we can find you if you win...oorrr...head over and "like" Chipping with Charm on Facebook and leave your comments there.) 

Good luck my friends...I plan to be really "high tech" and draw the winner from a hat, bowl...or rusty bucket :)

Giveaway ends Wed. August 3rd, 8:00pm Central Time

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Mesa's sites and play along!

Chat soon,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Glass Books?

So I've seen these glass blocks used in decorating before...

It just never occured to me how much the edge pieces look like books until I saw them sitting on the shelf at the thrift store.  Rounded edge..."binding".

...white "pages".

Nice and heavy...perfect for book ends.  Now I'm not sure how much they would sell for at a home project store...but at the thrift store they were marked $2.99 with an additional 50% at $1.50, I figured it was a safe bet it was a "good deal" :)

I was originally thinking of stenciling some words to the "binding" side but decided I liked them better "as is".  Less distracting...simple and clean is sometimes better.  What do you think?

And would you have bought them???  My hubby thought I was a little crazy...but I think he just likes to tease me about my weird ideas :)
Hop over and see what other unique things people are finding over at...

Also sharing at...

PS...I have a "Charm-ing"...pssst, that's a hint...little giveaway coming up soon...stay tuned for the details :)

Chat soon,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Garage "Shopping"...

So, I'm still suffering with a case of "creative block" I decided to head out to the garage today to organize and look for some of that "Divine Inspiration" I mentioned in my last post...

I found a few treasures...

A wide range of garden fencing...

And a rather large assortment of "rusty treasures"...

...and chippy goodies...

And check out these layering "lovelies" :)

Still no "Ah-Haa Moments" but I definitely feel I have PLENTY to work one of these days, I'll be back in junk re-purposing "business".  But until then,  I'll enjoy my "little bit" cleaner garage...and those sweet kiddos who occupy my summer days.  Thanks for sticking with me...
Chat soon,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tired...and uninspired...

Have you been there???  Summer is busy...sports camps, dance classes, vacation bible school...LIFE :)
Sadly, I haven't had much project time lately.  That said, I am doing a great bible study...Esther, by Beth Moore.  And I got an elliptical machine so I've started a more regular exercise routine...which was much needed. And with hot, hot temps here in MN, it's nice to have something I can do indoors!
So is good but I miss my blogging friends...I promise, I'll be back soon.  Just waiting for some "Divine Inspiration" and a little "me time".  So until then...blessings to you my sweet friends! 

Chat soon,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fun Wheely Thing...and a bad decision

So I went to the flea market last weekend...and it was a VERY good day :)

One of my favorite finds was this "wheely thing".  Fun huh?

So my first thought were these 8 skinny glass vases...all in a row...

And I didn't have any real flowers handy so I decided to use these shoe strecher flowers like I've showed you before HERE.

Then I added these old rusty drill bits for fun. But I didn't like those crusty flowers peeking in through the window I decided to "very carefully" move this photo shoot to another location.  And because I was too plain lazy to move the vases first and then come back for the wheely part's where the "bad decision" part comes...

And as you can see that did NOT end well.

As they say "live and learn" I just have to think of another way to use my new find.  Any ideas???

Linking up to...
(On Thurs...better late than never, right?)

Chat soon,